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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 20.00% 20.41% 15.15%
As % of the Vendors category 37.50% 28.57% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £413 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +55.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £10.00 £17.74 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.61% +36.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
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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
32 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 53.33% 71.43% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 9
Average daily rate £363 £300 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £153 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £444 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £10.00 £17.74 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.61% +36.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £11.00 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £40.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 21 (58.33%) CRM
2 20 (55.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
4 7 (19.44%) SQL
5 6 (16.67%) MS Office
6 4 (11.11%) Windows
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (11.11%) Internet
6 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (11.11%) HL7
6 4 (11.11%) DICOM
7 3 (8.33%) JIRA
7 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Performance Management
7 3 (8.33%) Data Integration
7 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (8.33%) Data Management
7 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (8.33%) Tableau
7 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.33%) Visualisation
7 3 (8.33%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (55.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Internet
2 2 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) JIRA
1 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Electronics
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Advertising
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Technical Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) CRM Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Coordinator
4 4 (11.11%) Trainer
4 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (8.33%) IT Trainer
5 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Customer Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Trainer
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (2.78%) Tableau Developer
6 1 (2.78%) CRM Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) jQuery
2 1 (2.78%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.78%) CSS3
2 1 (2.78%) HTML5
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) HTML
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Data Integration
1 3 (8.33%) Visualisation
1 3 (8.33%) E-Learning
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) CRM
2 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (8.33%) Performance Management
3 3 (8.33%) Data Management
3 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 3 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
3 3 (8.33%) Project Management
3 3 (8.33%) ETL
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL
4 2 (5.56%) Service Management
4 2 (5.56%) ITSM
4 2 (5.56%) Transition Management
4 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.56%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.78%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.78%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
1 1 (2.78%) ISEB
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.78%) MCP
1 1 (2.78%) MCSE
1 1 (2.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) HL7
1 4 (11.11%) DICOM
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Tableau
2 1 (2.78%) VMware
2 1 (2.78%) Remedy
2 1 (2.78%) Lotus
2 1 (2.78%) SAP