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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 135 180 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 14.09% 14.83% 15.37%
As % of the Vendors category 30.75% 34.22% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 76 88
Median daily rate £430 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £156 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 31
Median hourly rate £11.50 £10.04 £13.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.59% -25.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.19 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +6.89%
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
439 526 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 45.82% 43.33% 42.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 225 272
Median daily rate £420 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.37% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 45
Median hourly rate £11.50 £25.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £40.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%

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 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 May 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 -1 111 £430 +41.21% 18
High Wycombe -7 4 £375 +25.00% 4
Buckingham - 2 - -
Aylesbury +2 1 £300 - 8
Stoke Mandeville - 1 £288 -
Amersham - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (30.47%) MS Office
1 78 (30.47%) MS Excel
2 65 (25.39%) Security Cleared
3 63 (24.61%) Windows
4 58 (22.66%) SQL Server
5 54 (21.09%) SC Cleared
6 52 (20.31%) ITIL
7 51 (19.92%) SQL
8 50 (19.53%) Project Management
9 49 (19.14%) Oracle
10 48 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (17.58%) Active Directory
12 44 (17.19%) .NET
12 44 (17.19%) Finance
13 36 (14.06%) Citrix
14 35 (13.67%) VMware
15 33 (12.89%) HP
16 32 (12.50%) C#
17 29 (11.33%) SharePoint
18 28 (10.94%) Migration
19 26 (10.16%) PRINCE2
20 25 (9.77%) MS Visio
20 25 (9.77%) MS Exchange
20 25 (9.77%) DV Cleared
20 25 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
21 23 (8.98%) Cisco
21 23 (8.98%) Internet
22 22 (8.59%) ASP.NET
22 22 (8.59%) MVC
22 22 (8.59%) Service Management

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 (11.33%) SharePoint
2 25 (9.77%) MS Exchange
3 16 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.34%) SAS
5 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.95%) IIS
6 4 (1.56%) JBoss
7 3 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.78%) CMS
8 2 (0.78%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.78%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.39%) CICS
9 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 78 (30.47%) MS Excel
1 78 (30.47%) MS Office
2 25 (9.77%) MS Visio
3 16 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (5.47%) MS Project
5 9 (3.52%) ProjectWise
6 3 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.39%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.95%) SaaS
3 3 (1.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.98%) Internet
2 21 (8.20%) FTP
2 21 (8.20%) SAN
3 20 (7.81%) Firewall
4 15 (5.86%) DNS
5 13 (5.08%) iSCSI
6 12 (4.69%) IPsec
6 12 (4.69%) SMTP
7 11 (4.30%) LAN
7 11 (4.30%) SSH
7 11 (4.30%) VPN
8 10 (3.91%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (3.52%) NetScaler
9 9 (3.52%) Reverse Proxy
9 9 (3.52%) SSL
9 9 (3.52%) WAN
10 5 (1.95%) Wireless
11 4 (1.56%) ATM
12 3 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (22.66%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.73%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.95%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.95%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.56%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.78%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (1.56%) ERwin
1 4 (1.56%) JIRA
2 3 (1.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.78%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.39%) Moq
4 1 (0.39%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (17.19%) Finance
2 19 (7.42%) Retail
3 12 (4.69%) Banking
4 8 (3.13%) Marketing
5 5 (1.95%) Advertising
5 5 (1.95%) Automotive
5 5 (1.95%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.56%) Electronics
6 4 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.17%) Back Office
7 3 (1.17%) German Language
8 2 (0.78%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.78%) Law
8 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.39%) French Language
9 1 (0.39%) Legal
9 1 (0.39%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 59 (23.05%) Analyst
2 35 (13.67%) Developer
3 30 (11.72%) Architect
4 24 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 20 (7.81%) Consultant
6 19 (7.42%) .NET Developer
7 18 (7.03%) Business Analyst
7 18 (7.03%) Technical Architect
8 17 (6.64%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (6.64%) C# Developer
9 11 (4.30%) ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (4.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (3.91%) Service Analyst
11 9 (3.52%) Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (3.13%) Senior Developer
12 8 (3.13%) Support Engineer
13 7 (2.73%) .NET Architect
13 7 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 7 (2.73%) Data Analyst
14 6 (2.34%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (17.19%) .NET
2 22 (8.59%) ASP.NET
3 15 (5.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (5.47%) HTML
4 14 (5.47%) jQuery
5 12 (4.69%) SOAP
6 10 (3.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 10 (3.91%) Middleware
6 10 (3.91%) XML
7 9 (3.52%) REST
7 9 (3.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (3.13%) WCF
8 8 (3.13%) Web Services
9 6 (2.34%) CSS
10 5 (1.95%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.95%) MSMQ
11 4 (1.56%) WPF
12 3 (1.17%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.17%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.86%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.86%) N-Tier
3 13 (5.08%) Client/Server
4 12 (4.69%) Cryptography
5 10 (3.91%) CESG
5 10 (3.91%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.13%) User Experience
7 7 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.34%) Data Structures
8 6 (2.34%) Smartphone
8 6 (2.34%) Statistics
8 6 (2.34%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.95%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.17%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.17%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.78%) CMDB
11 2 (0.78%) Data Extraction
11 2 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (24.61%) Windows
2 16 (6.25%) Linux
3 14 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (5.08%) Unix
5 12 (4.69%) Windows Vista
6 11 (4.30%) CentOS
6 11 (4.30%) Ubuntu
6 11 (4.30%) Windows 7
6 11 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.91%) Windows Server
8 8 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.56%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (1.17%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.17%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.31%) ITIL
2 50 (19.53%) Project Management
3 48 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (10.94%) Migration
5 26 (10.16%) PRINCE2
6 22 (8.59%) MVC
6 22 (8.59%) Service Management
7 21 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (7.42%) Data Migration
8 19 (7.42%) SOA
9 18 (7.03%) High Availability
9 18 (7.03%) Logistics
9 18 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (7.03%) TDD
10 17 (6.64%) ERP
10 17 (6.64%) ITSM
11 16 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (5.86%) Business Analysis
12 15 (5.86%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (5.47%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (19.92%) SQL
2 32 (12.50%) C#
3 14 (5.47%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.34%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.56%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.17%) Java
7 2 (0.78%) ABAP
7 2 (0.78%) C
7 2 (0.78%) C++
7 2 (0.78%) COBOL
7 2 (0.78%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.78%) VB
8 1 (0.39%) JCL
8 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.39%) Python
8 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.39%) VBA
8 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (25.39%) Security Cleared
2 54 (21.09%) SC Cleared
3 25 (9.77%) DV Cleared
4 16 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.91%) CESG Certified Professional
5 10 (3.91%) CISSP
6 7 (2.73%) ISEB
7 6 (2.34%) CEH
7 6 (2.34%) MCSE
7 6 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.95%) APMP
9 4 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.17%) CCNA
10 3 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.17%) MCSA
11 2 (0.78%) CCAA
11 2 (0.78%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.69%) SLA
2 8 (3.13%) RMADS
3 7 (2.73%) QA
4 4 (1.56%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.39%) BS25999
6 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.39%) ISO22301
System Software
1 45 (17.58%) Active Directory
2 25 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.08%) NFS
4 11 (4.30%) Sendmail
5 8 (3.13%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.73%) XenApp
7 5 (1.95%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (7.42%) SCOM
2 13 (5.08%) OVSD
3 8 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.56%) SCCM
5 3 (1.17%) Nagios
6 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.39%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.39%) SCSM
6 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 49 (19.14%) Oracle
2 36 (14.06%) Citrix
3 35 (13.67%) VMware
4 33 (12.89%) HP
5 23 (8.98%) Cisco
6 15 (5.86%) CheckPoint
6 15 (5.86%) NetApp
6 15 (5.86%) SAP
7 14 (5.47%) Blue Coat
7 14 (5.47%) Red Hat
7 14 (5.47%) Remedy
8 13 (5.08%) IFS
9 10 (3.91%) F5
10 9 (3.52%) IronPort
11 7 (2.73%) CommVault
12 5 (1.95%) EMC
12 5 (1.95%) Sitecore
13 4 (1.56%) 3PAR
14 3 (1.17%) EPiServer
14 3 (1.17%) Juniper
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £400 - £480 per day
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Milton Keynes
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
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