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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 22.03% 13.19% 6.15%
As % of the Vendors category 37.14% 37.50% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £22.50 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.11% +73.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
35 32 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 59.32% 35.16% 43.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 13
Average daily rate £478 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.63% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £157 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £20.50 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.34% +58.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 16 (59.26%) MS Excel
2 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 9 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 7 (25.93%) SQL
4 7 (25.93%) CRM
4 7 (25.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (25.93%) Office 365
4 7 (25.93%) Lync
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (18.52%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (18.52%) VMware
5 5 (18.52%) MCSE
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (14.81%) Internet
6 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
6 4 (14.81%) Migration
6 4 (14.81%) MCITP
6 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
6 4 (14.81%) MCTS
6 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (11.11%) Tableau
7 3 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (11.11%) Visualisation
7 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server

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Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 9 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (25.93%) Lync
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (59.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) JIRA
1 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
1 7 (25.93%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (11.11%) CRM Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Support
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Security Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Tableau Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.70%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Data Integration
1 3 (11.11%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
1 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) CRM
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
2 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (11.11%) Data Management
3 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) ETL
3 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 3 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.41%) Coaching
4 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.70%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) MCSE
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) MCTS
2 4 (14.81%) MCITP
3 2 (7.41%) VCP5
3 2 (7.41%) CCSE
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (7.41%) CCIE
3 2 (7.41%) CCA
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
4 1 (3.70%) MCP
4 1 (3.70%) VCAP
4 1 (3.70%) CCEE
4 1 (3.70%) CCAA
4 1 (3.70%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) ISA Server
4 2 (7.41%) XenApp
4 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
4 2 (7.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) VMware
2 3 (11.11%) Tableau
3 2 (7.41%) F5
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix
3 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint