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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 3.57% 9.09% 7.94%
As % of the Vendors category 6.90% 33.33% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +54.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
29 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 51.79% 27.27% 46.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 16
Average daily rate £475 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £388 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £16.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +47.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 27 August 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 15 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (33.33%) Lync
3 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (33.33%) Office 365
3 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (33.33%) CRM
3 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (23.81%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (19.05%) MCITP
6 4 (19.05%) Migration
6 4 (19.05%) VMware
6 4 (19.05%) MCTS
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (19.05%) MCSE
6 4 (19.05%) SQL
7 3 (14.29%) SLA
7 3 (14.29%) Internet
7 3 (14.29%) ISA Server
7 3 (14.29%) ITIL
7 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
8 2 (9.52%) vSphere
8 2 (9.52%) VCP5
8 2 (9.52%) F5

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 7 (33.33%) Lync
1 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) CRM Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix Support
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
1 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) CRM
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.52%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) MCSE
1 4 (19.05%) MCTS
1 4 (19.05%) MCITP
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CCSE
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (9.52%) VCP5
2 2 (9.52%) CCIE
2 2 (9.52%) CCA
2 2 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) VCAP
3 1 (4.76%) CCEE
3 1 (4.76%) CCAA
3 1 (4.76%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (14.29%) ISA Server
5 2 (9.52%) XenApp
5 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
5 2 (9.52%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) VMware
2 2 (9.52%) F5
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco
2 2 (9.52%) Citrix
2 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint