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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 12.50% 5.08% 8.86%
As % of the Vendors category 28.57% 10.00% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £348 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Microsoft
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
14 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 43.75% 50.85% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 8
Median daily rate £450 £480 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +92.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 - £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

The demand trend of contract jobs across the High Wycombe region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 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 High Wycombe region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) C
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) IVR
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (14.29%) InfoPath
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) Learning Management System
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) R
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) InfoPath
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) Kerberos
1 1 (14.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) IVR
1 1 (14.29%) Learning Management System
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
1 1 (14.29%) Change Control
1 1 (14.29%) Coaching
1 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) ERP
1 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
1 1 (14.29%) SDLC
1 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) C
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) R
3 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Micro Focus
1 1 (14.29%) NetIQ