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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 108 196 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 12.13% 14.50% 14.99%
As % of the Vendors category 25.90% 31.61% 35.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 101 88
Median daily rate £400 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -0.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £144 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 15
Median hourly rate £9.00 £10.04 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.31% -12.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.50 £15.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
417 620 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 46.85% 45.86% 42.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 287 270
Median daily rate £413 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 28
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £9.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £25.50 £16.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -3 95 £400 +33.33% 9
High Wycombe +7 3 £417 - 5
Marlow - 2 £343 -
Beaconsfield 0 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 88 (35.92%) Windows
2 77 (31.43%) MS Excel
3 66 (26.94%) Security Cleared
4 64 (26.12%) Active Directory
5 61 (24.90%) MS Office
6 57 (23.27%) SQL Server
7 53 (21.63%) SC Cleared
8 52 (21.22%) ITIL
9 45 (18.37%) Citrix
10 44 (17.96%) Project Management
11 39 (15.92%) HP
12 37 (15.10%) .NET
12 37 (15.10%) MS Exchange
13 36 (14.69%) Oracle
13 36 (14.69%) VMware
14 34 (13.88%) SQL
14 34 (13.88%) Agile Software Development
15 32 (13.06%) Internet
16 31 (12.65%) Finance
16 31 (12.65%) Migration
16 31 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure
17 30 (12.24%) C#
18 28 (11.43%) MS Visio
18 28 (11.43%) DV Cleared
19 27 (11.02%) SharePoint
19 27 (11.02%) PRINCE2
19 27 (11.02%) Cybersecurity
20 26 (10.61%) ASP.NET
20 26 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
21 25 (10.20%) FTP

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 37 (15.10%) MS Exchange
2 27 (11.02%) SharePoint
3 18 (7.35%) Skype for Business
4 8 (3.27%) IIS
5 5 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.63%) SAS
6 4 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.82%) Apache
8 2 (0.82%) CMS
8 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.82%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.82%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.82%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 77 (31.43%) MS Excel
2 61 (24.90%) MS Office
3 28 (11.43%) MS Visio
4 21 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (3.27%) ProjectWise
6 5 (2.04%) MS Project
7 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.08%) Office 365
3 3 (1.22%) OneDrive
3 3 (1.22%) SaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) IaaS
4 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.06%) Internet
2 25 (10.20%) FTP
3 23 (9.39%) SAN
4 22 (8.98%) SMTP
5 21 (8.57%) IPsec
6 20 (8.16%) Firewall
7 19 (7.76%) DNS
8 16 (6.53%) iSCSI
8 16 (6.53%) SSH
9 13 (5.31%) LAN
10 11 (4.49%) WAN
11 10 (4.08%) VPN
12 9 (3.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (3.27%) NetScaler
13 8 (3.27%) Reverse Proxy
13 8 (3.27%) SSL
14 6 (2.45%) Network Security
14 6 (2.45%) TCP/IP
14 6 (2.45%) Wireless
15 5 (2.04%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (23.27%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (2.86%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.63%) Power BI
8 3 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.82%) Big Data
9 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.82%) OLAP
9 2 (0.82%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.27%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.86%) JIRA
3 6 (2.45%) ERwin
3 6 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.63%) Selenium
5 3 (1.22%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.22%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.82%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.82%) MSTest
6 2 (0.82%) Subversion
6 2 (0.82%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
General
1 31 (12.65%) Finance
2 22 (8.98%) Retail
3 11 (4.49%) Banking
4 8 (3.27%) Marketing
5 7 (2.86%) German Language
6 6 (2.45%) Automotive
7 4 (1.63%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.22%) Electronics
8 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.82%) Back Office
9 2 (0.82%) French Language
9 2 (0.82%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Advertising
10 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.41%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 47 (19.18%) Analyst
2 25 (10.20%) Architect
2 25 (10.20%) Developer
3 23 (9.39%) Consultant
3 23 (9.39%) Project Manager
4 17 (6.94%) .NET Developer
5 15 (6.12%) C# Developer
6 14 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (5.31%) Business Analyst
8 12 (4.90%) ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (4.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (4.90%) Security Advisor
8 12 (4.90%) Technical Architect
9 10 (4.08%) Service Analyst
9 10 (4.08%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 9 (3.67%) Information Assurance Leader
11 8 (3.27%) Active Directory Specialist
11 8 (3.27%) Server Engineer
11 8 (3.27%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (15.10%) .NET
2 26 (10.61%) ASP.NET
3 21 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (6.12%) HTML
4 15 (6.12%) jQuery
5 12 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 12 (4.90%) Web Services
6 9 (3.67%) CSS
7 8 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (3.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (2.86%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.86%) XML
9 6 (2.45%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.63%) Middleware
10 4 (1.63%) WCF
11 3 (1.22%) Ajax
11 3 (1.22%) SOAP
12 2 (0.82%) ADO.NET
12 2 (0.82%) J2EE
12 2 (0.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.98%) CESG
1 22 (8.98%) Client/Server
1 22 (8.98%) Cryptography
2 20 (8.16%) Management Information System
3 16 (6.53%) Data Centre
4 15 (6.12%) N-Tier
5 13 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.67%) Smartphone
7 8 (3.27%) User Experience
8 7 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.45%) Visualisation
10 5 (2.04%) PKI
11 3 (1.22%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.22%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.22%) FlexPod
11 3 (1.22%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.82%) Clustering
12 2 (0.82%) CMDB
12 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 88 (35.92%) Windows
2 21 (8.57%) Unix
3 20 (8.16%) Windows Vista
4 19 (7.76%) Linux
4 19 (7.76%) Windows Server
4 19 (7.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (3.27%) CentOS
7 8 (3.27%) Ubuntu
8 7 (2.86%) Data ONTAP
9 6 (2.45%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.04%) Android
10 5 (2.04%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.22%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.82%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.41%) Solaris
13 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (21.22%) ITIL
2 44 (17.96%) Project Management
3 34 (13.88%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (12.65%) Migration
5 27 (11.02%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (11.02%) PRINCE2
6 25 (10.20%) MVC
7 22 (8.98%) Information Assurance
8 20 (8.16%) ERP
9 19 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (6.94%) Data Migration
11 17 (6.94%) Risk Management
11 17 (6.94%) Service Management
11 17 (6.94%) Virtual Environments
12 16 (6.53%) ITSM
12 16 (6.53%) OWASP
12 16 (6.53%) Patch Management
13 15 (6.12%) Ethical Hacking
13 15 (6.12%) Fuzz Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.88%) SQL
2 30 (12.24%) C#
3 17 (6.94%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.04%) C
4 5 (2.04%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.63%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.22%) Java
6 3 (1.22%) VBScript
7 2 (0.82%) C++
7 2 (0.82%) VB
8 1 (0.41%) COBOL
8 1 (0.41%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.41%) Python
8 1 (0.41%) R
8 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.41%) VC++
Qualifications
1 66 (26.94%) Security Cleared
2 53 (21.63%) SC Cleared
3 28 (11.43%) DV Cleared
4 26 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (8.98%) CESG Certified Professional
5 22 (8.98%) CISSP
6 15 (6.12%) CEH
7 12 (4.90%) MCSE
8 9 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (3.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (2.86%) ISTQB
10 5 (2.04%) MCP
10 5 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.22%) ISEB
12 3 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.82%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.82%) CCNA
13 2 (0.82%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.53%) RMADS
2 13 (5.31%) SLA
3 8 (3.27%) QA
4 6 (2.45%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.82%) BS25999
7 2 (0.82%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 64 (26.12%) Active Directory
2 31 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.53%) NFS
3 16 (6.53%) Sendmail
4 15 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (4.08%) XenApp
6 9 (3.67%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (3.27%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (2.04%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.82%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (9.80%) SCOM
2 13 (5.31%) OVSD
3 5 (2.04%) SCCM
4 4 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.82%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.82%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.82%) WSUS
7 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.41%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.41%) SCSM
7 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 45 (18.37%) Citrix
2 39 (15.92%) HP
3 36 (14.69%) Oracle
3 36 (14.69%) VMware
4 22 (8.98%) Cisco
5 19 (7.76%) NetApp
6 16 (6.53%) CheckPoint
6 16 (6.53%) Remedy
7 13 (5.31%) Blue Coat
8 10 (4.08%) IFS
9 9 (3.67%) F5
10 8 (3.27%) EMC
10 8 (3.27%) IronPort
11 7 (2.86%) CommVault
12 5 (2.04%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.04%) Symantec
12 5 (2.04%) Veeam
13 4 (1.63%) 3PAR
14 3 (1.22%) EPiServer
14 3 (1.22%) Intel Security
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