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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 7.59% 7.27% 16.22%
As % of the Vendors category 24.00% 17.39% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 £11.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.18% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%
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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
25 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 31.65% 41.82% 48.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 5
Average daily rate £288 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £214 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £438 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £24.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.02% -42.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -

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 15 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in High Wycombe

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) MS Office
3 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
4 8 (42.11%) Cisco
5 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (36.84%) Windows XP
5 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
6 6 (31.58%) Firewall
6 6 (31.58%) VMware
7 5 (26.32%) LAN
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
8 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (21.05%) Fat Client
8 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
8 4 (21.05%) Xen
8 4 (21.05%) WSUS
8 4 (21.05%) NLBS
8 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (21.05%) WAN
8 4 (21.05%) Citrix
8 4 (21.05%) Thin Client
8 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
8 4 (21.05%) SAN
8 4 (21.05%) MPLS
8 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
8 4 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (21.05%) DSL
9 3 (15.79%) NetApp

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
2 5 (26.32%) LAN
3 4 (21.05%) WAN
3 4 (21.05%) SAN
3 4 (21.05%) MPLS
3 4 (21.05%) DSL
3 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
4 3 (15.79%) NAS
5 2 (10.53%) ISDN
5 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) PSTN
6 1 (5.26%) DHCP
6 1 (5.26%) DNS
6 1 (5.26%) Internet
6 1 (5.26%) VLAN
6 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.26%) Wireless
6 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Support Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (15.79%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Support
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) PC Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) PC Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Thin Client
1 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
1 4 (21.05%) Fat Client
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 7 (36.84%) Windows XP
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL
1 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
2 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
2 1 (5.26%) Analytics
2 1 (5.26%) CRM
2 1 (5.26%) Service Management
2 1 (5.26%) E-business
2 1 (5.26%) ITSM
2 1 (5.26%) Password Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) MCSA
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Xen
2 4 (21.05%) NLBS
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) DFS Replication
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) WSUS
2 3 (15.79%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (15.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
3 2 (10.53%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
3 4 (21.05%) Citrix
4 3 (15.79%) NetApp
4 3 (15.79%) Symantec
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) Veritas
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) Veeam
6 1 (5.26%) Apple
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago