The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 120 167 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.02% 13.63% 13.92%
As % of the Vendors category 26.79% 29.72% 34.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 88 69
Median daily rate £384 £300 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £145 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £471 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 20
Median hourly rate £8.50 £10.04 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -19.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Microsoft
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Vendors Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
448 562 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 48.59% 45.88% 40.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 263 257
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 40
Median hourly rate £10.24 £12.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £26.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Buckinghamshire region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Buckinghamshire region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -3 100 £371 +23.50% 13
High Wycombe -4 2 £343 - 3
Beaconsfield 0 1 - - 1
Stoke Mandeville - 1 £288 -
Amersham - 1 - - 1
Aylesbury - 1 £300 - 2
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 83 (31.80%) MS Excel
2 80 (30.65%) Windows
3 77 (29.50%) MS Office
4 76 (29.12%) Security Cleared
5 68 (26.05%) ITIL
6 62 (23.75%) SC Cleared
7 59 (22.61%) Project Management
8 56 (21.46%) Active Directory
9 54 (20.69%) SQL Server
10 45 (17.24%) Citrix
11 43 (16.48%) .NET
12 42 (16.09%) HP
13 41 (15.71%) SQL
14 40 (15.33%) Oracle
15 39 (14.94%) VMware
16 38 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
17 34 (13.03%) Finance
17 34 (13.03%) C#
17 34 (13.03%) PRINCE2
18 33 (12.64%) DV Cleared
19 32 (12.26%) MS Visio
20 31 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
21 30 (11.49%) MS Exchange
22 29 (11.11%) Internet
22 29 (11.11%) Migration
23 27 (10.34%) SharePoint
24 25 (9.58%) ASP.NET
24 25 (9.58%) Microsoft Certification
25 24 (9.20%) MVC
25 24 (9.20%) SCOM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (11.49%) MS Exchange
2 27 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 16 (6.13%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.68%) IIS
5 5 (1.92%) SAS
5 5 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.53%) JBoss
6 4 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.77%) CMS
8 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.77%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.77%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.77%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 83 (31.80%) MS Excel
2 77 (29.50%) MS Office
3 32 (12.26%) MS Visio
4 23 (8.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (4.98%) MS Project
6 8 (3.07%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.21%) Office 365
3 3 (1.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.11%) Internet
2 22 (8.43%) FTP
3 21 (8.05%) SAN
4 18 (6.90%) DNS
5 17 (6.51%) Firewall
6 16 (6.13%) iSCSI
7 15 (5.75%) IPsec
7 15 (5.75%) SMTP
8 13 (4.98%) SSH
9 10 (3.83%) VPN
10 9 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (3.45%) LAN
11 8 (3.07%) NetScaler
11 8 (3.07%) Reverse Proxy
11 8 (3.07%) SSL
12 7 (2.68%) WAN
13 5 (1.92%) Wireless
14 3 (1.15%) TCP/IP
14 3 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
15 2 (0.77%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (2.68%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.77%) Big Data
9 2 (0.77%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.77%) OLAP
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.53%) ERwin
2 4 (1.53%) JIRA
3 2 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.77%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.77%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.38%) Selenium
4 1 (0.38%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.38%) Subversion
4 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (13.03%) Finance
2 22 (8.43%) Retail
3 16 (6.13%) Banking
4 8 (3.07%) Marketing
5 5 (1.92%) German Language
6 4 (1.53%) Automotive
7 3 (1.15%) Back Office
7 3 (1.15%) Electronics
7 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.15%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.77%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.77%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.38%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 52 (19.92%) Analyst
2 33 (12.64%) Developer
3 29 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 22 (8.43%) Consultant
5 20 (7.66%) Architect
6 19 (7.28%) .NET Developer
7 18 (6.90%) Business Analyst
7 18 (6.90%) C# Developer
8 17 (6.51%) C# .NET Developer
9 13 (4.98%) ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (4.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (4.98%) Technical Architect
10 11 (4.21%) Service Analyst
11 10 (3.83%) Security Advisor
11 10 (3.83%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 9 (3.45%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 8 (3.07%) Administrator
13 8 (3.07%) Server Engineer
13 8 (3.07%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (16.48%) .NET
2 25 (9.58%) ASP.NET
3 19 (7.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (5.75%) HTML
4 15 (5.75%) jQuery
5 12 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 11 (4.21%) Web Services
7 9 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (3.07%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (3.07%) CSS
8 8 (3.07%) XML
9 7 (2.68%) SOAP
10 6 (2.30%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.92%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.92%) Middleware
12 4 (1.53%) REST
12 4 (1.53%) WCF
13 3 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 3 (1.15%) Flash
14 2 (0.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.28%) Management Information System
2 17 (6.51%) Client/Server
3 16 (6.13%) N-Tier
4 15 (5.75%) CESG
4 15 (5.75%) Cryptography
5 12 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.21%) Data Centre
7 8 (3.07%) User Experience
8 7 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.68%) Smartphone
9 6 (2.30%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.92%) PKI
11 4 (1.53%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.15%) FlexPod
13 2 (0.77%) CMDB
13 2 (0.77%) Replication
13 2 (0.77%) Statistics
14 1 (0.38%) AS400
14 1 (0.38%) Clustering
14 1 (0.38%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 80 (30.65%) Windows
2 19 (7.28%) Linux
3 17 (6.51%) Windows Server
3 17 (6.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (5.75%) Windows Vista
5 13 (4.98%) Unix
6 11 (4.21%) CentOS
6 11 (4.21%) Ubuntu
7 10 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.68%) Data ONTAP
9 6 (2.30%) Windows 10
9 6 (2.30%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.15%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.77%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (26.05%) ITIL
2 59 (22.61%) Project Management
3 38 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (13.03%) PRINCE2
5 29 (11.11%) Migration
6 24 (9.20%) MVC
7 22 (8.43%) Service Management
8 21 (8.05%) Cybersecurity
9 20 (7.66%) Virtual Environments
10 19 (7.28%) ITSM
11 18 (6.90%) Data Migration
11 18 (6.90%) Logistics
12 17 (6.51%) ITIL V3
12 17 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (5.75%) Capacity Management
13 15 (5.75%) Information Assurance
14 13 (4.98%) High Availability
14 13 (4.98%) OWASP
14 13 (4.98%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (15.71%) SQL
2 34 (13.03%) C#
3 17 (6.51%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.92%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.53%) C
6 3 (1.15%) Java
6 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.15%) VBScript
7 2 (0.77%) C++
7 2 (0.77%) VB
8 1 (0.38%) COBOL
8 1 (0.38%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.38%) Python
8 1 (0.38%) R
8 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.38%) VBA
8 1 (0.38%) VC++
Qualifications
1 76 (29.12%) Security Cleared
2 62 (23.75%) SC Cleared
3 33 (12.64%) DV Cleared
4 25 (9.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (5.75%) CESG Certified Professional
5 15 (5.75%) CISSP
6 12 (4.60%) MCSE
7 10 (3.83%) CEH
7 10 (3.83%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (2.30%) ISTQB
9 6 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.92%) APMP
10 5 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.15%) MCP
12 2 (0.77%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.77%) CCAA
12 2 (0.77%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.13%) SLA
2 12 (4.60%) RMADS
3 5 (1.92%) QA
4 4 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.15%) BS25999
5 3 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.15%) ISO22301
6 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 56 (21.46%) Active Directory
2 31 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (6.13%) NFS
5 13 (4.98%) Sendmail
6 10 (3.83%) XenApp
7 9 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (3.07%) Hyper-V
9 5 (1.92%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.77%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (9.20%) SCOM
2 16 (6.13%) OVSD
3 4 (1.53%) SCCM
4 3 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.15%) Nagios
5 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.38%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.38%) SCSM
6 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 45 (17.24%) Citrix
2 42 (16.09%) HP
3 40 (15.33%) Oracle
4 39 (14.94%) VMware
5 21 (8.05%) Cisco
6 19 (7.28%) NetApp
7 18 (6.90%) Remedy
8 15 (5.75%) CheckPoint
9 13 (4.98%) Blue Coat
9 13 (4.98%) IFS
10 9 (3.45%) F5
10 9 (3.45%) Red Hat
11 8 (3.07%) EMC
11 8 (3.07%) IronPort
12 7 (2.68%) CommVault
13 5 (1.92%) Veeam
14 4 (1.53%) 3PAR
14 4 (1.53%) Symantec
15 3 (1.15%) Intel Security
15 3 (1.15%) Juniper
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