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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 221 196 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.95% 16.48% 15.57%
As % of the Vendors category 38.10% 38.06% 34.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 87 63
Average daily rate
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£310 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £239 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 28
Average hourly rate £10.04 £12.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.08% -9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.75 £9.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.88 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
580 515 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 44.48% 43.31% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 244 202
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £239 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 46
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.75 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.07% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.75 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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 +2 167 £305 -14.08% 32
High Wycombe 0 13 £350 -15.15% 10
Marlow -2 2 £225 - 2
Beaconsfield 0 1 - -
Aylesbury -1 1 - - 3
Gerrards Cross - 1 £150 - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (48.93%) MS Excel
2 149 (35.56%) MS Office
3 120 (28.64%) Windows
4 117 (27.92%) Security Cleared
5 112 (26.73%) ITIL
6 111 (26.49%) SC Cleared
7 100 (23.87%) Finance
8 69 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
9 61 (14.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 59 (14.08%) Active Directory
11 55 (13.13%) SQL
12 54 (12.89%) PRINCE2
13 51 (12.17%) Project Management
14 48 (11.46%) DV Cleared
15 47 (11.22%) Service Management
16 46 (10.98%) SQL Server
17 45 (10.74%) CRM
17 45 (10.74%) MS PowerPoint
18 43 (10.26%) MS Project
18 43 (10.26%) VMware
19 42 (10.02%) Dynamics CRM
20 40 (9.55%) Windows Server 2003
21 39 (9.31%) .NET
22 37 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
23 36 (8.59%) SharePoint
23 36 (8.59%) Change Management
24 35 (8.35%) Management Information System
25 34 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
26 31 (7.40%) Microsoft Certification
26 31 (7.40%) SLA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 36 (8.59%) SharePoint
2 23 (5.49%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (4.06%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (2.39%) IIS
5 5 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.95%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.72%) SAS
7 3 (0.72%) Lync
8 2 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.24%) CMS
9 1 (0.24%) Apache
9 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 205 (48.93%) MS Excel
2 149 (35.56%) MS Office
3 45 (10.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (10.26%) MS Project
5 22 (5.25%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 42 (10.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.67%) Primavera
3 4 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.67%) PaaS
2 5 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.48%) Office 365
3 2 (0.48%) IaaS
3 2 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.53%) Internet
2 14 (3.34%) ATM
3 12 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.86%) Firewall
4 11 (2.63%) LAN
4 11 (2.63%) WAN
5 9 (2.15%) DNS
6 8 (1.91%) SAN
6 8 (1.91%) 3G
7 7 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.43%) 4G
8 6 (1.43%) BIG-IP
8 6 (1.43%) VPN
8 6 (1.43%) VoIP
9 5 (1.19%) Wireless
9 5 (1.19%) MPLS
9 5 (1.19%) ADSL
9 5 (1.19%) iSCSI
9 5 (1.19%) NAS
10 4 (0.95%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (1.67%) MS Access
4 6 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (1.43%) MySQL
5 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.48%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.48%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.48%) Base SAS
8 2 (0.48%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 8 (1.91%) JIRA
2 7 (1.67%) Selenium
2 7 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.95%) NUnit
3 4 (0.95%) WebDriver
4 3 (0.72%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.72%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.24%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.24%) Subversion
6 1 (0.24%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.24%) Moq
General
1 100 (23.87%) Finance
2 24 (5.73%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.58%) Banking
4 9 (2.15%) Marketing
5 7 (1.67%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.67%) Retail
6 5 (1.19%) Back Office
6 5 (1.19%) Spanish Language
7 4 (0.95%) Advertising
8 2 (0.48%) Automotive
8 2 (0.48%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 140 (33.41%) Analyst
2 34 (8.11%) Administrator
3 30 (7.16%) Developer
4 27 (6.44%) Consultant
4 27 (6.44%) Project Manager
5 20 (4.77%) Service Desk Analyst
5 20 (4.77%) Service Analyst
6 18 (4.30%) Coordinator
6 18 (4.30%) BizTalk Administrator
7 17 (4.06%) Service Manager
8 16 (3.82%) Support Engineer
9 15 (3.58%) Support Analyst
9 15 (3.58%) Data Analyst
10 14 (3.34%) Technical Analyst
10 14 (3.34%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (2.86%) MI Analyst
11 12 (2.86%) Project Coordinator
11 12 (2.86%) Architect
12 11 (2.63%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 10 (2.39%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.31%) .NET
2 19 (4.53%) .NET Framework
3 13 (3.10%) HTML
4 10 (2.39%) Web Services
5 9 (2.15%) XML
5 9 (2.15%) CSS
5 9 (2.15%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.15%) HTML5
6 8 (1.91%) Middleware
7 7 (1.67%) SOAP
7 7 (1.67%) REST
8 6 (1.43%) jQuery
9 5 (1.19%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.19%) CSS3
10 4 (0.95%) WCF
10 4 (0.95%) LINQ
11 2 (0.48%) Entity Framework
11 2 (0.48%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.48%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 69 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (8.35%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.77%) User Experience
4 18 (4.30%) CMDB
5 11 (2.63%) Clustering
6 8 (1.91%) Statistics
6 8 (1.91%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.67%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.67%) Digital Media
7 7 (1.67%) Social Media
8 6 (1.43%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.19%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.95%) PKI
10 4 (0.95%) e-Health
10 4 (0.95%) NHS
11 3 (0.72%) E-Learning
11 3 (0.72%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.72%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.72%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 120 (28.64%) Windows
2 61 (14.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (9.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (6.21%) Windows 7
6 19 (4.53%) Linux
7 16 (3.82%) Windows XP
8 13 (3.10%) UNIX
8 13 (3.10%) Windows 2000 Server
9 11 (2.63%) Windows 2000
10 9 (2.15%) Windows NT
11 5 (1.19%) CentOS
11 5 (1.19%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.95%) Android
13 3 (0.72%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.72%) Windows Phone 8
13 3 (0.72%) BlackBerry OS
14 1 (0.24%) AIX
14 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (26.73%) ITIL
2 54 (12.89%) PRINCE2
3 51 (12.17%) Project Management
4 47 (11.22%) Service Management
5 45 (10.74%) CRM
6 37 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (8.59%) Change Management
8 28 (6.68%) ITSM
9 25 (5.97%) Service Delivery
10 24 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
10 24 (5.73%) Change Control
11 19 (4.53%) Configuration Management
12 18 (4.30%) Data Analysis
13 17 (4.06%) ITIL V3
13 17 (4.06%) Line Management
13 17 (4.06%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (4.06%) Performance Monitoring
13 17 (4.06%) Project Planning
14 15 (3.58%) Migration
14 15 (3.58%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 55 (13.13%) SQL
2 24 (5.73%) VBA
3 18 (4.30%) PowerShell
3 18 (4.30%) C#
4 11 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.15%) C
6 8 (1.91%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.43%) VB
8 5 (1.19%) VBScript
8 5 (1.19%) C++
9 4 (0.95%) Java
9 4 (0.95%) PHP
10 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.72%) Ruby
11 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.24%) Perl
12 1 (0.24%) C++/CLI
12 1 (0.24%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 117 (27.92%) Security Cleared
2 111 (26.49%) SC Cleared
3 48 (11.46%) DV Cleared
4 31 (7.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (5.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 22 (5.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 19 (4.53%) MCSE
8 15 (3.58%) MCP
9 13 (3.10%) Degree
10 12 (2.86%) APMP
11 10 (2.39%) HNC
11 10 (2.39%) HND
12 8 (1.91%) CCNA
12 8 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.95%) CCNP
13 4 (0.95%) ISEB
14 3 (0.72%) MCSA
15 2 (0.48%) MCITP
15 2 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.40%) SLA
2 17 (4.06%) QA
3 7 (1.67%) HL7
4 4 (0.95%) DICOM
5 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) TickIT
7 1 (0.24%) P3O
System Software
1 59 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 34 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.44%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.82%) ISA Server
5 11 (2.63%) VMware ESX
6 10 (2.39%) XenApp
7 8 (1.91%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.91%) Firmware
8 7 (1.67%) vSphere
9 5 (1.19%) NFS
10 4 (0.95%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.72%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 21 (5.01%) OVSD
2 18 (4.30%) SCCM
3 12 (2.86%) SCOM
4 11 (2.63%) AirWatch
5 8 (1.91%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (1.67%) SCOrch
6 7 (1.67%) XenMobile
7 5 (1.19%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.95%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 4 (0.95%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.95%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.72%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.72%) WSUS
10 2 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (10.26%) VMware
2 31 (7.40%) Cisco
3 30 (7.16%) Remedy
4 25 (5.97%) HP
5 22 (5.25%) Citrix
6 21 (5.01%) Oracle
7 14 (3.34%) NetApp
8 12 (2.86%) BMC
9 11 (2.63%) McAfee
10 8 (1.91%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.67%) F5
12 6 (1.43%) Lumension
12 6 (1.43%) NetScout
12 6 (1.43%) Business Objects
12 6 (1.43%) Sophos
13 5 (1.19%) IBM
14 4 (0.95%) Akamai
14 4 (0.95%) MobileIron
14 4 (0.95%) SAP
14 4 (0.95%) Lotus
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