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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 18.18% 38.89% 25.42%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 84.00% 57.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 5
Average daily rate £220 £305 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% +125.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £275 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.40 £13.38 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.66% -51.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
15 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 45.45% 46.30% 44.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 12
Average daily rate £220 £338 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.81% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £230 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.40 £13.38 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.66% -52.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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 8 February 2016, 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 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) MS Office
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
4 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (30.77%) Change Control
4 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
4 4 (30.77%) Blackberry
4 4 (30.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
5 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) SAP
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
6 2 (15.38%) .NET
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) C#
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (30.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) MS Office
3 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) French Language
1 2 (15.38%) German Language
1 2 (15.38%) Turkish Language
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Support Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Active Directory Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Active Directory Support
2 4 (30.77%) Active Directory Support Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Support
2 4 (30.77%) Server Support
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Coordinator
4 2 (15.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (15.38%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) Ajax
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) EDI
2 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) LINQ
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Blackberry
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Change Control
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.69%) QMS
4 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) BT
2 1 (7.69%) Novell