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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 116 174 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 12.13% 14.37% 15.04%
As % of the Vendors category 25.38% 31.87% 36.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 93 82
Median daily rate £390 £310 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -8.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £165 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £469 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 24
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 £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
457 546 527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 47.80% 45.09% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 242 263
Median daily rate £405 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 38
Median hourly rate £10.00 £20.19 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.45% +29.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £40.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.24% +7.19%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -5 96 £380 +22.41% 19
High Wycombe -5 3 £400 - 5
Amersham - 1 - -
Aylesbury - 1 £300 - 7
Stoke Mandeville - 1 £288 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 76 (30.28%) MS Office
2 75 (29.88%) MS Excel
3 69 (27.49%) Security Cleared
4 67 (26.69%) Windows
5 60 (23.90%) ITIL
6 56 (22.31%) Project Management
7 54 (21.51%) SQL Server
7 54 (21.51%) SC Cleared
8 48 (19.12%) Active Directory
9 46 (18.33%) SQL
9 46 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (17.53%) .NET
10 44 (17.53%) Citrix
11 43 (17.13%) Oracle
12 38 (15.14%) HP
13 35 (13.94%) Finance
13 35 (13.94%) VMware
13 35 (13.94%) C#
14 33 (13.15%) PRINCE2
15 29 (11.55%) MS Visio
16 28 (11.16%) MS Exchange
17 27 (10.76%) Migration
17 27 (10.76%) DV Cleared
18 26 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
18 26 (10.36%) SharePoint
18 26 (10.36%) ASP.NET
19 24 (9.56%) MVC
19 24 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
19 24 (9.56%) Internet
20 23 (9.16%) Retail

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 28 (11.16%) MS Exchange
2 26 (10.36%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.58%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.39%) IIS
4 6 (2.39%) SAS
5 5 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.59%) JBoss
7 3 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.80%) CMS
8 2 (0.80%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.80%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.40%) CICS
9 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 76 (30.28%) MS Office
2 75 (29.88%) MS Excel
3 29 (11.55%) MS Visio
4 18 (7.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (5.58%) MS Project
6 8 (3.19%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.98%) Office 365
3 4 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.59%) SaaS
4 2 (0.80%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.56%) Internet
2 21 (8.37%) FTP
3 20 (7.97%) SAN
4 19 (7.57%) Firewall
5 14 (5.58%) DNS
5 14 (5.58%) IPsec
5 14 (5.58%) SMTP
6 13 (5.18%) iSCSI
7 12 (4.78%) SSH
8 10 (3.98%) VPN
9 9 (3.59%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (3.19%) LAN
10 8 (3.19%) NetScaler
10 8 (3.19%) Reverse Proxy
10 8 (3.19%) SSL
11 6 (2.39%) WAN
12 5 (1.99%) Wireless
13 3 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.80%) Network Security
15 1 (0.40%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.99%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.99%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.59%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.80%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.80%) DB2
8 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.80%) OLAP
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.99%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.59%) ERwin
2 4 (1.59%) JIRA
3 2 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.80%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.80%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.40%) Moq
4 1 (0.40%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.40%) Subversion
4 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (13.94%) Finance
2 23 (9.16%) Retail
3 16 (6.37%) Banking
4 7 (2.79%) Marketing
5 4 (1.59%) Automotive
6 3 (1.20%) Back Office
6 3 (1.20%) Electronics
6 3 (1.20%) German Language
6 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.20%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.80%) Advertising
7 2 (0.80%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (20.72%) Analyst
2 36 (14.34%) Developer
3 30 (11.95%) Project Manager
4 25 (9.96%) Architect
5 21 (8.37%) Consultant
6 20 (7.97%) .NET Developer
7 18 (7.17%) Business Analyst
7 18 (7.17%) C# Developer
8 17 (6.77%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (6.77%) Technical Architect
9 13 (5.18%) ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (5.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (3.98%) Service Analyst
11 9 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 9 (3.59%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 9 (3.59%) Security Advisor
11 9 (3.59%) Service Desk Analyst
12 7 (2.79%) Administrator
12 7 (2.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 7 (2.79%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (17.53%) .NET
2 26 (10.36%) ASP.NET
3 19 (7.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (6.37%) HTML
4 16 (6.37%) jQuery
5 12 (4.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 11 (4.38%) SOAP
6 11 (4.38%) Web Services
7 9 (3.59%) CSS
7 9 (3.59%) Middleware
7 9 (3.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (3.59%) WCF
8 8 (3.19%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (3.19%) REST
9 6 (2.39%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.39%) XML
10 5 (1.99%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.59%) MSMQ
12 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 3 (1.20%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.77%) Management Information System
2 16 (6.37%) Client/Server
2 16 (6.37%) N-Tier
3 14 (5.58%) CESG
3 14 (5.58%) Cryptography
4 13 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.38%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.19%) User Experience
7 7 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.79%) Smartphone
8 6 (2.39%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.59%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.20%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.20%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.80%) CMDB
11 2 (0.80%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.80%) PKI
11 2 (0.80%) Statistics
12 1 (0.40%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 67 (26.69%) Windows
2 16 (6.37%) Linux
3 14 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (5.58%) Windows Vista
4 12 (4.78%) Unix
4 12 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (4.38%) CentOS
5 11 (4.38%) Ubuntu
6 10 (3.98%) Windows Server
7 9 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.39%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.39%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.59%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (1.20%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.80%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (23.90%) ITIL
2 56 (22.31%) Project Management
3 46 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (13.15%) PRINCE2
5 27 (10.76%) Migration
6 24 (9.56%) MVC
7 20 (7.97%) Cybersecurity
8 19 (7.57%) Service Management
9 18 (7.17%) Data Migration
9 18 (7.17%) Logistics
9 18 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (6.77%) High Availability
11 16 (6.37%) ERP
11 16 (6.37%) ITSM
11 16 (6.37%) SOA
12 15 (5.98%) TDD
12 15 (5.98%) Virtual Environments
13 14 (5.58%) Information Assurance
14 13 (5.18%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (18.33%) SQL
2 35 (13.94%) C#
3 18 (7.17%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.59%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.20%) C
5 3 (1.20%) C++
5 3 (1.20%) Java
6 2 (0.80%) COBOL
6 2 (0.80%) Embedded C
6 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.80%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.80%) VB
6 2 (0.80%) VBScript
7 1 (0.40%) JCL
7 1 (0.40%) Python
7 1 (0.40%) R
7 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.40%) VBA
7 1 (0.40%) VC++
Qualifications
1 69 (27.49%) Security Cleared
2 54 (21.51%) SC Cleared
3 27 (10.76%) DV Cleared
4 24 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (5.58%) CESG Certified Professional
5 14 (5.58%) CISSP
6 10 (3.98%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (3.98%) MCSE
7 9 (3.59%) CEH
7 9 (3.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (2.39%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.99%) APMP
9 5 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.20%) CCNA
10 3 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.20%) MCP
10 3 (1.20%) MCSA
11 2 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.37%) SLA
2 12 (4.78%) RMADS
3 4 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.59%) QA
4 3 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.40%) BS25999
6 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.40%) ISO22301
System Software
1 48 (19.12%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.98%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (5.18%) NFS
5 12 (4.78%) Sendmail
6 10 (3.98%) XenApp
7 9 (3.59%) Hyper-V
7 9 (3.59%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.99%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (7.17%) SCOM
2 13 (5.18%) OVSD
3 4 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.20%) Nagios
4 3 (1.20%) SCCM
5 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.40%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.40%) SCSM
5 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 44 (17.53%) Citrix
2 43 (17.13%) Oracle
3 38 (15.14%) HP
4 35 (13.94%) VMware
5 22 (8.76%) Cisco
6 17 (6.77%) Remedy
7 15 (5.98%) CheckPoint
7 15 (5.98%) NetApp
8 13 (5.18%) Blue Coat
8 13 (5.18%) IFS
8 13 (5.18%) Red Hat
9 9 (3.59%) F5
10 8 (3.19%) IronPort
11 7 (2.79%) CommVault
12 6 (2.39%) SAP
13 4 (1.59%) 3PAR
13 4 (1.59%) EMC
13 4 (1.59%) Sitecore
14 3 (1.20%) EPiServer
14 3 (1.20%) Juniper
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