The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the High Wycombe region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 17.86% 17.50% 28.85%
As % of the Vendors category 27.03% 41.18% 53.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £413 £265 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.66% +17.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £17.74 £13.23 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.10% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.95 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £19.50 £15.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Vendors Category
High Wycombe
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
37 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 66.07% 42.50% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 10
Average daily rate £300 £283 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% +61.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £413 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 7
Average hourly rate £17.74 £13.50 £12.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.37% +4.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.95 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.50 £14.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
Buckinghamshire

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in High Wycombe

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the High Wycombe region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in High Wycombe

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 12 (50.00%) MS Office
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
4 7 (29.17%) VMware
5 6 (25.00%) LAN
5 6 (25.00%) WAN
6 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
7 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
8 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
9 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
9 2 (8.33%) XML
9 2 (8.33%) Project Management
9 2 (8.33%) Migration
9 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
9 2 (8.33%) Cisco
10 1 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (4.17%) Talend
10 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
10 1 (4.17%) Analytics
10 1 (4.17%) Master Data Management
10 1 (4.17%) Data Transformation
10 1 (4.17%) Git (software)

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (50.00%) MS Office
2 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) LAN
1 6 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (4.17%) XMLUnit
1 1 (4.17%) PHPUnit
1 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Server Support
2 5 (20.83%) Support Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (16.67%) IT Support
4 3 (12.50%) Senior IT Support
4 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) JSON
2 1 (4.17%) jQuery
2 1 (4.17%) HTML5
2 1 (4.17%) REST
2 1 (4.17%) Laravel
2 1 (4.17%) XSL
2 1 (4.17%) Classic ASP
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
1 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
1 2 (8.33%) Project Management
1 2 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (4.17%) Analytics
2 1 (4.17%) Master Data Management
2 1 (4.17%) Data Transformation
2 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
2 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
2 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
2 1 (4.17%) Data Management
2 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
2 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (4.17%) E-business
2 1 (4.17%) MVC
2 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
2 1 (4.17%) ETL
2 1 (4.17%) CRM
2 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
2 1 (4.17%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) MCP
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
1 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) VMware
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) Talend
3 1 (4.17%) Planview
3 1 (4.17%) NetApp
3 1 (4.17%) Veritas
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) EMC
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix