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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Buckinghamshire / High Wycombe
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 17.39% 19.44% 39.22%
As % of the Vendors category 80.00% 41.18% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 12
Median daily rate £225 £220 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -37.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £33.00 £14.40 £13.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.16% +7.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
5 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 21.74% 47.22% 49.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 15
Median daily rate £225 £220 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -37.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £33.00 £14.40 £13.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.16% +7.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

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
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 22 February 2017, 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 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Epicor
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Information Management
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (16.67%) MCTS
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) MCPD
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Regulatory Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (16.67%) Data Entry
1 1 (16.67%) ERP
1 1 (16.67%) Information Management
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
1 1 (16.67%) MCPD
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) MCTS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cognos
1 1 (16.67%) Epicor
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) IFS
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) SAP