The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the High Wycombe region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 35.71% 25.58% 28.57%
As % of the Vendors category 74.07% 42.31% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £413 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +46.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £163 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £463 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.38 £12.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.45% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.83 £10.00 £13.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.18 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -4.27%
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Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the High Wycombe region.

Vendors Category
High Wycombe
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
27 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 48.21% 60.47% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 6
Average daily rate £350 £345 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +22.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £102 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.38 £12.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.45% -38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the High Wycombe region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the High Wycombe region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in High Wycombe

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the High Wycombe region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in High Wycombe

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the High Wycombe region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in High Wycombe

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the High Wycombe 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 20 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 15 (34.09%) CRM
3 14 (31.82%) Internet
4 13 (29.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (20.45%) MS Office
6 8 (18.18%) Incident Management
7 7 (15.91%) ITSM
8 6 (13.64%) SQL
8 6 (13.64%) Windows
8 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
9 5 (11.36%) ITIL
9 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
9 5 (11.36%) SLA
10 4 (9.09%) Project Management
10 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
10 4 (9.09%) HL7
10 4 (9.09%) DICOM
10 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
11 3 (6.82%) Data Management
11 3 (6.82%) Supplier Management
11 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (6.82%) JIRA
11 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the High Wycombe 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 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.45%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
3 1 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (29.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) Internet
2 2 (4.55%) VPN
3 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.27%) QlikView
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) JIRA
1 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.27%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Marketing
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Billing
2 1 (2.27%) Electronics
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Coordinator
3 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Project Coordinator
3 6 (13.64%) Technical Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) CRM Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Trainer
5 4 (9.09%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) IT Trainer
6 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.55%) Field Service Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) XML
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.27%) jQuery
3 1 (2.27%) HTML5
3 1 (2.27%) CSS3
3 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.27%) CSS
3 1 (2.27%) HTML
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Data Integration
2 3 (6.82%) Visualisation
2 3 (6.82%) E-Learning
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) DTV
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) CRM
2 8 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 7 (15.91%) ITSM
4 5 (11.36%) ITIL
5 4 (9.09%) Project Management
5 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.82%) Data Management
6 3 (6.82%) Supplier Management
6 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.82%) Performance Management
6 3 (6.82%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (6.82%) ETL
6 3 (6.82%) Service Management
6 3 (6.82%) Transition Management
7 1 (2.27%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.27%) Logistics
7 1 (2.27%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) SQL
2 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.27%) C#
3 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.27%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) MCP
4 1 (2.27%) MCSE
4 1 (2.27%) MCSA
4 1 (2.27%) ISEB
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) SLA
2 4 (9.09%) HL7
2 4 (9.09%) DICOM
3 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Tableau
2 2 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) Lotus
3 1 (2.27%) VMware
3 1 (2.27%) Remedy
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