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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 121 205 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 14.83% 14.51% 15.59%
As % of the Vendors category 31.35% 32.59% 35.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 95 85
Median daily rate £413 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £142 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £470 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 27
Median hourly rate £9.81 £10.71 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.42% -10.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £9.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £24.00 £15.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -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
386 629 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 47.30% 44.52% 43.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 300 255
Median daily rate £400 £400 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £233 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 41
Median hourly rate £13.22 £12.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £9.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £28.00 £21.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -2 98 £425 +41.66% 25
High Wycombe +11 4 £348 - 1
Marlow - 2 £343 -
Beaconsfield 0 1 - -
Amersham - 1 £375 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 78 (33.62%) MS Excel
2 76 (32.76%) Windows
3 59 (25.43%) Active Directory
4 53 (22.84%) MS Office
4 53 (22.84%) Security Cleared
5 52 (22.41%) SQL Server
6 51 (21.98%) ITIL
7 44 (18.97%) SC Cleared
8 38 (16.38%) .NET
9 36 (15.52%) Citrix
9 36 (15.52%) Project Management
10 35 (15.09%) C#
11 34 (14.66%) Finance
12 33 (14.22%) Oracle
13 29 (12.50%) SQL
13 29 (12.50%) MS Exchange
13 29 (12.50%) VMware
14 26 (11.21%) Internet
14 26 (11.21%) HP
14 26 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (11.21%) DV Cleared
14 26 (11.21%) Retail
15 24 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
15 24 (10.34%) Migration
16 23 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
16 23 (9.91%) SharePoint
17 22 (9.48%) PRINCE2
17 22 (9.48%) Unix
17 22 (9.48%) ASP.NET
17 22 (9.48%) MVC

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 29 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.91%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.60%) Skype for Business
4 10 (4.31%) IIS
5 6 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.16%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.72%) Apache
7 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.72%) SAS
7 4 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.72%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.86%) CMS
9 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.86%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 78 (33.62%) MS Excel
2 53 (22.84%) MS Office
3 21 (9.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (8.19%) MS Visio
5 10 (4.31%) MS Project
6 6 (2.59%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (4.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.74%) Office 365
3 5 (2.16%) IaaS
4 3 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.29%) OneDrive
4 3 (1.29%) SaaS
5 1 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.21%) Internet
2 19 (8.19%) FTP
3 18 (7.76%) SMTP
4 17 (7.33%) IPsec
5 16 (6.90%) SAN
6 15 (6.47%) DNS
6 15 (6.47%) Firewall
7 12 (5.17%) SSH
8 11 (4.74%) LAN
9 10 (4.31%) WAN
10 9 (3.88%) iSCSI
10 9 (3.88%) VPN
11 7 (3.02%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (3.02%) Network Security
11 7 (3.02%) TCP/IP
12 6 (2.59%) DHCP
12 6 (2.59%) NetScaler
12 6 (2.59%) Reverse Proxy
12 6 (2.59%) SSL
13 5 (2.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (22.41%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.33%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.02%) Hadoop
3 7 (3.02%) Power BI
3 7 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.72%) DB2
5 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.29%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.86%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.86%) OLAP
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.31%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.88%) ERwin
3 8 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.59%) JIRA
5 5 (2.16%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.72%) Selenium
6 4 (1.72%) Subversion
7 3 (1.29%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.86%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.86%) MSTest
8 2 (0.86%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
General
1 34 (14.66%) Finance
2 26 (11.21%) Retail
3 14 (6.03%) Banking
4 9 (3.88%) Marketing
5 7 (3.02%) German Language
6 4 (1.72%) Advertising
6 4 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.29%) Automotive
8 2 (0.86%) Electronics
8 2 (0.86%) French Language
8 2 (0.86%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.86%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.86%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.43%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 44 (18.97%) Analyst
2 29 (12.50%) Developer
3 27 (11.64%) Project Manager
4 22 (9.48%) Architect
5 18 (7.76%) .NET Developer
6 17 (7.33%) Consultant
7 14 (6.03%) C# Developer
8 12 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (4.74%) Service Analyst
10 10 (4.31%) ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (4.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (4.31%) Security Advisor
10 10 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (3.45%) Data Architect
11 8 (3.45%) Information Assurance Leader
11 8 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
11 8 (3.45%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.02%) Administrator
12 7 (3.02%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 7 (3.02%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.38%) .NET
2 22 (9.48%) ASP.NET
3 18 (7.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 18 (7.76%) HTML
4 16 (6.90%) jQuery
5 12 (5.17%) Web Services
6 10 (4.31%) CSS
7 9 (3.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (3.45%) .NET Framework
8 8 (3.45%) XML
9 7 (3.02%) AngularJS
10 6 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (2.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (2.16%) Ajax
12 4 (1.72%) J2EE
13 3 (1.29%) ADO.NET
13 3 (1.29%) Entity Framework
13 3 (1.29%) HTML5
13 3 (1.29%) Middleware
13 3 (1.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.76%) CESG
1 18 (7.76%) Client/Server
1 18 (7.76%) Cryptography
1 18 (7.76%) Management Information System
2 16 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.31%) N-Tier
4 9 (3.88%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.59%) Data Integration
5 6 (2.59%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.16%) PKI
6 5 (2.16%) Replication
7 4 (1.72%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.72%) Clustering
7 4 (1.72%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.72%) User Experience
8 3 (1.29%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.86%) CMDB
9 2 (0.86%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 76 (32.76%) Windows
2 22 (9.48%) Unix
3 20 (8.62%) Linux
4 19 (8.19%) Windows Server
5 18 (7.76%) Windows Vista
6 13 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.02%) CentOS
10 6 (2.59%) Windows 10
11 5 (2.16%) Android
12 4 (1.72%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (1.72%) Solaris
12 4 (1.72%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.72%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.72%) zOS
13 3 (1.29%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.86%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.98%) ITIL
2 36 (15.52%) Project Management
3 26 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (10.34%) Migration
5 22 (9.48%) MVC
5 22 (9.48%) PRINCE2
6 21 (9.05%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (7.76%) Information Assurance
9 16 (6.90%) Data Modelling
10 14 (6.03%) CRM
10 14 (6.03%) Scrum
11 13 (5.60%) ERP
11 13 (5.60%) Ethical Hacking
11 13 (5.60%) Risk Management
11 13 (5.60%) Virtual Environments
11 13 (5.60%) Web Development
12 12 (5.17%) Fuzz Testing
12 12 (5.17%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (15.09%) C#
2 29 (12.50%) SQL
3 21 (9.05%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.16%) C
4 5 (2.16%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.29%) VBScript
6 2 (0.86%) Java
6 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.86%) VB
7 1 (0.43%) C++
7 1 (0.43%) Python
7 1 (0.43%) R
7 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 53 (22.84%) Security Cleared
2 44 (18.97%) SC Cleared
3 26 (11.21%) DV Cleared
4 23 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (7.76%) CESG Certified Professional
5 18 (7.76%) CISSP
6 13 (5.60%) CEH
7 10 (4.31%) MCSE
8 8 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (3.02%) ISTQB
10 6 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.16%) MCP
11 5 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (1.72%) APMP
12 4 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (1.29%) ISEB
13 3 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.86%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.60%) SLA
2 12 (5.17%) RMADS
3 9 (3.88%) Data Quality
4 8 (3.45%) QA
5 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.86%) BS25999
6 2 (0.86%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 59 (25.43%) Active Directory
2 24 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.17%) Sendmail
4 11 (4.74%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.74%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (3.88%) NFS
6 7 (3.02%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.59%) XenApp
8 5 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.29%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.29%) vCloud
9 3 (1.29%) vSphere
10 2 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.86%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (6.90%) SCOM
2 9 (3.88%) OVSD
2 9 (3.88%) SCCM
3 4 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.29%) vMotion
5 2 (0.86%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.86%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.86%) WSUS
6 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.43%) OpenView
6 1 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 36 (15.52%) Citrix
2 33 (14.22%) Oracle
3 29 (12.50%) VMware
4 26 (11.21%) HP
5 18 (7.76%) Remedy
6 14 (6.03%) Cisco
7 12 (5.17%) CheckPoint
8 10 (4.31%) NetApp
9 8 (3.45%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.02%) F5
10 7 (3.02%) Veeam
11 6 (2.59%) EMC
11 6 (2.59%) IronPort
12 5 (2.16%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.72%) MicroStrategy
13 4 (1.72%) Symantec
14 3 (1.29%) Altiris
14 3 (1.29%) CommVault
14 3 (1.29%) EPiServer
14 3 (1.29%) SAP
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