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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 216 186 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.54% 17.61% 19.32%
As % of the Vendors category 36.36% 41.80% 40.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 76 52
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 27
Average hourly rate £11.88 £12.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £9.00 £9.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £27.45 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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
594 445 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 45.48% 42.14% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 214 146
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 61 47
Average hourly rate £12.42 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.26 £9.00 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £28.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -2 153 £325 +1.96% 31
High Wycombe +4 30 £290 +115.00% 8
Amersham - 3 £300 - 2
Beaconsfield +8 1 - -
Aylesbury - 1 £400 - 1
Chesham - 1 - -
Newport Pagnell - 1 £300 -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Iver - - - -
Marlow - - - - 1
Buckingham - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 205 (52.16%) MS Excel
2 133 (33.84%) Windows
3 101 (25.70%) Security Cleared
4 99 (25.19%) MS Office
5 91 (23.16%) SC Cleared
6 89 (22.65%) Finance
7 87 (22.14%) ITIL
8 71 (18.07%) Active Directory
9 56 (14.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 53 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
11 52 (13.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 46 (11.70%) VMware
13 45 (11.45%) Project Management
14 44 (11.20%) Service Management
14 44 (11.20%) MS Project
14 44 (11.20%) MS PowerPoint
15 41 (10.43%) MS Exchange
16 40 (10.18%) SLA
16 40 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
17 39 (9.92%) DV Cleared
17 39 (9.92%) SQL
18 38 (9.67%) PRINCE2
19 37 (9.41%) Windows 7
20 36 (9.16%) Oracle
20 36 (9.16%) SQL Server
20 36 (9.16%) Change Management
21 35 (8.91%) MCSE
21 35 (8.91%) Citrix
22 32 (8.14%) Service Delivery
22 32 (8.14%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 41 (10.43%) MS Exchange
2 31 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 26 (6.62%) IIS
4 24 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 17 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (4.07%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (3.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (3.31%) Lync
9 9 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.53%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.76%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.51%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.51%) TIBCO EMS
12 2 (0.51%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 205 (52.16%) MS Excel
2 99 (25.19%) MS Office
3 44 (11.20%) MS Project
3 44 (11.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (7.63%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.80%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 20 (5.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.51%) Staffware
3 2 (0.51%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.25%) assyst
4 1 (0.25%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.05%) Office 365
2 5 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.34%) Internet
2 19 (4.83%) Firewall
3 17 (4.33%) SAN
4 16 (4.07%) NAS
5 15 (3.82%) LAN
6 13 (3.31%) WAN
7 12 (3.05%) TCP/IP
8 8 (2.04%) VoIP
9 7 (1.78%) ADSL
9 7 (1.78%) DNS
9 7 (1.78%) MPLS
10 6 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.53%) ATM
11 5 (1.27%) Broadband
11 5 (1.27%) Ethernet
11 5 (1.27%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (1.02%) DHCP
13 3 (0.76%) 2G
13 3 (0.76%) 3G
14 2 (0.51%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.29%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.04%) MS Access
4 7 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.76%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.51%) OLTP
8 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.51%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.51%) MySQL
8 2 (0.51%) OLAP
9 1 (0.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.78%) NUnit
3 5 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.76%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.51%) Toad
5 2 (0.51%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.51%) Ant
5 2 (0.51%) Selenium
6 1 (0.25%) JIRA
6 1 (0.25%) MSTest
6 1 (0.25%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.25%) Yeoman
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 89 (22.65%) Finance
2 21 (5.34%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.83%) Banking
4 7 (1.78%) Back Office
5 6 (1.53%) Advertising
6 4 (1.02%) Marketing
7 3 (0.76%) Retail
8 2 (0.51%) Automotive
8 2 (0.51%) Publishing
8 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.25%) Billing
9 1 (0.25%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 124 (31.55%) Analyst
2 28 (7.12%) 1st Line Support
3 25 (6.36%) Service Analyst
3 25 (6.36%) Administrator
3 25 (6.36%) Service Desk Analyst
4 22 (5.60%) Developer
4 22 (5.60%) Coordinator
5 21 (5.34%) Support Engineer
6 20 (5.09%) Project Manager
7 17 (4.33%) Support Analyst
8 15 (3.82%) Team Leader
8 15 (3.82%) Architect
9 13 (3.31%) PMO Analyst
10 12 (3.05%) CRM Analyst
10 12 (3.05%) Project Coordinator
11 11 (2.80%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 11 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (2.80%) Business Analyst
12 10 (2.54%) Desktop Support
12 10 (2.54%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.60%) .NET
2 11 (2.80%) HTML
3 10 (2.54%) Web Services
4 8 (2.04%) HTML5
4 8 (2.04%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.04%) CSS
5 6 (1.53%) CSS3
5 6 (1.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 6 (1.53%) WinForms
5 6 (1.53%) XML
5 6 (1.53%) WCF
6 5 (1.27%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.27%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.76%) jQuery
7 3 (0.76%) J2EE
8 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.51%) Java EE
8 2 (0.51%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 1 (0.25%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.25%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.09%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.58%) Blackberry
4 12 (3.05%) Clustering
5 8 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.78%) Statistics
6 7 (1.78%) User Experience
7 6 (1.53%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.27%) e-Health
8 5 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.27%) IVR
9 4 (1.02%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.02%) CMDB
10 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.51%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.51%) PMI
10 2 (0.51%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.25%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.25%) Informatics
11 1 (0.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 133 (33.84%) Windows
2 52 (13.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (9.41%) Windows 7
4 31 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (6.62%) Windows XP
6 25 (6.36%) UNIX
7 22 (5.60%) Linux
8 19 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (4.58%) Windows 2000
10 15 (3.82%) Windows NT
11 13 (3.31%) Windows 2000 Server
12 9 (2.29%) Android
13 7 (1.78%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (1.78%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.78%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.02%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.25%) CentOS
15 1 (0.25%) AIX
15 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (22.14%) ITIL
2 45 (11.45%) Project Management
3 44 (11.20%) Service Management
4 38 (9.67%) PRINCE2
5 36 (9.16%) Change Management
6 32 (8.14%) Service Delivery
6 32 (8.14%) Migration
7 27 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (5.34%) CRM
10 19 (4.83%) ITSM
11 17 (4.33%) Validation
12 16 (4.07%) Incident Management
13 15 (3.82%) Line Management
13 15 (3.82%) Change Control
14 13 (3.31%) Problem Management
15 12 (3.05%) Coaching
15 12 (3.05%) People Management
15 12 (3.05%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (2.80%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.92%) SQL
2 20 (5.09%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.82%) C#
4 11 (2.80%) VBA
4 11 (2.80%) T-SQL
5 10 (2.54%) C
6 9 (2.29%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.53%) Java
7 6 (1.53%) VBScript
7 6 (1.53%) VB
8 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.51%) Perl
8 2 (0.51%) PHP
8 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.25%) X++
9 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 101 (25.70%) Security Cleared
2 91 (23.16%) SC Cleared
3 56 (14.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (9.92%) DV Cleared
5 35 (8.91%) MCSE
6 21 (5.34%) Degree
7 20 (5.09%) MCP
8 17 (4.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 14 (3.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 12 (3.05%) HNC
10 12 (3.05%) HND
11 8 (2.04%) CCNA
11 8 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.02%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.76%) MCITP
14 3 (0.76%) ISEB
14 3 (0.76%) CCNP
15 2 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.18%) SLA
2 7 (1.78%) QA
3 6 (1.53%) HL7
4 4 (1.02%) DICOM
5 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.25%) BS25999
6 1 (0.25%) BS15000
6 1 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 71 (18.07%) Active Directory
2 40 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.36%) Hyper-V
4 18 (4.58%) VMware ESX
5 15 (3.82%) Terminal Services
6 14 (3.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 13 (3.31%) ISA Server
8 10 (2.54%) Firmware
9 8 (2.04%) vSphere
10 4 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.76%) XenApp
11 3 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.76%) UAG
12 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (4.07%) BladeLogic
1 16 (4.07%) SCCM
2 15 (3.82%) Backup Exec
3 14 (3.56%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (3.56%) OVSD
4 11 (2.80%) SCOM
4 11 (2.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.27%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (1.02%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 4 (1.02%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.51%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.25%) SCSM
Vendors
1 46 (11.70%) VMware
2 36 (9.16%) Oracle
3 35 (8.91%) Citrix
4 21 (5.34%) Remedy
5 19 (4.83%) Cisco
6 18 (4.58%) McAfee
7 14 (3.56%) Lumension
7 14 (3.56%) Intel
8 12 (3.05%) Sophos
9 11 (2.80%) HP
10 9 (2.29%) MobileIron
11 7 (1.78%) F5
12 6 (1.53%) Avaya
13 5 (1.27%) BMC
13 5 (1.27%) CA
13 5 (1.27%) NetApp
13 5 (1.27%) IBM
14 4 (1.02%) Symantec
14 4 (1.02%) Business Objects
15 3 (0.76%) Lotus
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