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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 33.71% 19.48% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 75.00% 48.39% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
Average daily rate
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£290 £135 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% -55.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £28.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +154.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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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
40 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 44.94% 40.26% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 1
Average daily rate £301 £415 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.59% +38.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £28.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.71% +154.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 21 (56.76%) MS Excel
2 13 (35.14%) Internet
3 11 (29.73%) CRM
4 10 (27.03%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (21.62%) MS Office
6 7 (18.92%) Windows
6 7 (18.92%) ITSM
6 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
7 5 (13.51%) ITIL
7 5 (13.51%) SLA
7 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
7 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (10.81%) HL7
8 4 (10.81%) DICOM
8 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (10.81%) HP
9 3 (8.11%) Project Management
9 3 (8.11%) SQL
9 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
9 3 (8.11%) Service Management
9 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
9 3 (8.11%) Transition Management
9 3 (8.11%) Supplier Management
10 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
10 2 (5.41%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
10 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
10 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
10 2 (5.41%) VMware

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (56.76%) MS Excel
2 8 (21.62%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) Internet
2 2 (5.41%) ISDN
2 2 (5.41%) PSTN
3 1 (2.70%) LAN
3 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) QlikView
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dreamweaver
General
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Advertising
2 1 (2.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) CRM Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Technical Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Coordinator
3 5 (13.51%) Project Coordinator
3 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (10.81%) Service Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Support
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Incident Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Field Service Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Field Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Trainer
7 1 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.70%) jQuery
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (2.70%) HTML5
2 1 (2.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) CRM
2 7 (18.92%) ITSM
2 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
3 5 (13.51%) ITIL
4 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.11%) Service Management
5 3 (8.11%) Transition Management
5 3 (8.11%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.70%) Migration
6 1 (2.70%) Scrum
6 1 (2.70%) Change Management
6 1 (2.70%) Password Management
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.70%) Manual Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.70%) BDD
6 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.70%) C#
2 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) ISEB
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) SLA
2 4 (10.81%) HL7
2 4 (10.81%) DICOM
3 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) HP
2 2 (5.41%) VMware
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) Lotus
3 1 (2.70%) Apple
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