The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 132 147 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 15.42% 16.33% 15.86%
As % of the Vendors category 32.04% 36.93% 36.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 60 28
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£300 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £158 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 31
Average hourly rate £10.04 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.72% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.10 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Vendors Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
412 398 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 48.13% 44.22% 43.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 208 134
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £256 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 40
Average hourly rate £10.04 £14.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.79% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.90 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.81 £18.75 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Milton Keynes region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Milton Keynes region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

1 123 (41.28%) MS Excel
2 100 (33.56%) MS Office
3 89 (29.87%) ITIL
3 89 (29.87%) Windows
4 78 (26.17%) Security Cleared
5 69 (23.15%) Finance
6 65 (21.81%) SC Cleared
7 58 (19.46%) Active Directory
8 57 (19.13%) SQL
9 48 (16.11%) DV Cleared
10 42 (14.09%) SQL Server
11 36 (12.08%) .NET
12 35 (11.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 34 (11.41%) Project Management
13 34 (11.41%) Service Management
13 34 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
14 33 (11.07%) HP
15 32 (10.74%) VMware
16 31 (10.40%) PRINCE2
16 31 (10.40%) Hyper-V
17 30 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
18 26 (8.72%) MS PowerPoint
18 26 (8.72%) PowerShell
19 25 (8.39%) Windows Server 2012
19 25 (8.39%) SharePoint
19 25 (8.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 24 (8.05%) MS Project
20 24 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
20 24 (8.05%) ITSM
21 23 (7.72%) CMDB

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 25 (8.39%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.04%) MS Exchange
3 17 (5.70%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (4.03%) IIS
5 5 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (1.68%) Lync
6 4 (1.34%) SAS
6 4 (1.34%) Apache
6 4 (1.34%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.67%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.67%) Moodle
8 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.67%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.67%) CMS
8 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 123 (41.28%) MS Excel
2 100 (33.56%) MS Office
3 26 (8.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (8.05%) MS Project
5 20 (6.71%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.67%) InDesign
8 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.35%) Primavera
3 3 (1.01%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.68%) Office 365
3 3 (1.01%) PaaS
4 1 (0.34%) IaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.70%) ATM
2 11 (3.69%) Internet
3 10 (3.36%) SAN
3 10 (3.36%) DNS
4 8 (2.68%) Firewall
5 7 (2.35%) LAN
5 7 (2.35%) WAN
6 6 (2.01%) Wireless
7 4 (1.34%) IP Telephony
7 4 (1.34%) MPLS
7 4 (1.34%) Wireshark
7 4 (1.34%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (1.34%) ADSL
7 4 (1.34%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.34%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.34%) Intranet
8 3 (1.01%) 3G
8 3 (1.01%) VPN
8 3 (1.01%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.01%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (1.68%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.34%) MySQL
3 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.01%) MS Access
4 3 (1.01%) Base SAS
4 3 (1.01%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (0.67%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (0.67%) OLAP
5 2 (0.67%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.67%) SAP BI
5 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.01%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.34%) Selenium
2 4 (1.34%) Fiddler
3 3 (1.01%) PVCS
3 3 (1.01%) ClearCase
3 3 (1.01%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.01%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.67%) MSI
4 2 (0.67%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.34%) NUnit
5 1 (0.34%) Subversion
5 1 (0.34%) Moq
5 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.34%) Ranorex
General
1 69 (23.15%) Finance
2 19 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.03%) Marketing
4 11 (3.69%) Financial Institution
5 9 (3.02%) Banking
6 8 (2.68%) Retail
7 5 (1.68%) Back Office
7 5 (1.68%) Automotive
8 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.67%) Publishing
8 2 (0.67%) Local Government
8 2 (0.67%) German Language
8 2 (0.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 95 (31.88%) Analyst
2 27 (9.06%) Developer
3 26 (8.72%) Project Manager
4 22 (7.38%) Consultant
5 19 (6.38%) Administrator
6 14 (4.70%) Architect
7 13 (4.36%) Data Analyst
8 12 (4.03%) BizTalk Administrator
9 11 (3.69%) Coordinator
10 9 (3.02%) Support Analyst
10 9 (3.02%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (3.02%) Active Directory Consultant
11 8 (2.68%) Project Coordinator
11 8 (2.68%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (2.68%) Service Analyst
11 8 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (2.35%) MI Analyst
12 7 (2.35%) Configuration Analyst
12 7 (2.35%) Windows Administrator
13 6 (2.01%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.08%) .NET
2 15 (5.03%) .NET Framework
3 12 (4.03%) Web Services
4 11 (3.69%) XML
5 10 (3.36%) ASP.NET
5 10 (3.36%) HTML
6 8 (2.68%) REST
7 7 (2.35%) SOAP
7 7 (2.35%) MSMQ
7 7 (2.35%) Middleware
7 7 (2.35%) LINQ
8 6 (2.01%) WCF
8 6 (2.01%) XSLT
8 6 (2.01%) CSS
9 5 (1.68%) jQuery
9 5 (1.68%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (1.68%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.34%) EDI
10 4 (1.34%) XSD
11 3 (1.01%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.72%) CMDB
3 18 (6.04%) Data Centre
4 16 (5.37%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.70%) User Experience
6 12 (4.03%) PKI
7 11 (3.69%) Clustering
8 7 (2.35%) Statistics
8 7 (2.35%) Data Structures
8 7 (2.35%) Social Media
8 7 (2.35%) Digital Media
9 6 (2.01%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.68%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.34%) Data Extraction
11 4 (1.34%) e-Health
12 3 (1.01%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.01%) BYOD
12 3 (1.01%) Data Integration
12 3 (1.01%) Credit Risk
12 3 (1.01%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 89 (29.87%) Windows
2 35 (11.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (8.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (5.03%) Windows 7
6 9 (3.02%) UNIX
7 8 (2.68%) Linux
8 6 (2.01%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.01%) CentOS
9 3 (1.01%) Android
9 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.01%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.67%) AIX
10 2 (0.67%) Solaris
10 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.67%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.67%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.34%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (29.87%) ITIL
2 34 (11.41%) Project Management
2 34 (11.41%) Service Management
3 31 (10.40%) PRINCE2
4 30 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (8.05%) ITSM
6 19 (6.38%) ITIL V3
7 17 (5.70%) Configuration Management
8 15 (5.03%) Change Management
8 15 (5.03%) Migration
9 13 (4.36%) Logistics
9 13 (4.36%) Change Control
10 12 (4.03%) Data Analysis
10 12 (4.03%) CRM
10 12 (4.03%) ETL
11 11 (3.69%) Project Planning
12 10 (3.36%) Problem Management
12 10 (3.36%) Software Engineering
12 10 (3.36%) Service Delivery
13 9 (3.02%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 57 (19.13%) SQL
2 26 (8.72%) PowerShell
3 19 (6.38%) C#
4 12 (4.03%) VBA
5 10 (3.36%) VBScript
5 10 (3.36%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.02%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.34%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.01%) VB
8 3 (1.01%) Ruby
9 2 (0.67%) C++
10 1 (0.34%) PHP
10 1 (0.34%) C
10 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 78 (26.17%) Security Cleared
2 65 (21.81%) SC Cleared
3 48 (16.11%) DV Cleared
4 25 (8.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 12 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.03%) Degree
6 10 (3.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (3.02%) APMP
8 8 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.68%) CCNA
9 7 (2.35%) ISEB
10 6 (2.01%) HNC
10 6 (2.01%) HND
11 4 (1.34%) MCSE
11 4 (1.34%) CCNP
11 4 (1.34%) MCP
12 3 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (1.01%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.36%) QA
2 12 (4.03%) SLA
3 5 (1.68%) BS25999
3 5 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.01%) HL7
5 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.34%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.34%) TickIT
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 58 (19.46%) Active Directory
2 31 (10.40%) Hyper-V
3 21 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.69%) vSphere
5 6 (2.01%) XenApp
5 6 (2.01%) ISA Server
6 5 (1.68%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.01%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.01%) NFS
8 2 (0.67%) Firmware
8 2 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.67%) UAG
8 2 (0.67%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (7.38%) OVSD
2 21 (7.05%) SCCM
3 14 (4.70%) WSUS
4 9 (3.02%) SCOM
5 8 (2.68%) AirWatch
6 6 (2.01%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.68%) XenMobile
8 4 (1.34%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (1.34%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.01%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.67%) NetVault Backup
11 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (11.07%) HP
2 32 (10.74%) VMware
3 22 (7.38%) Citrix
4 21 (7.05%) Cisco
5 20 (6.71%) Remedy
6 17 (5.70%) Oracle
7 13 (4.36%) NetApp
8 8 (2.68%) Adobe
9 5 (1.68%) SAP
9 5 (1.68%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.68%) Lumension
10 4 (1.34%) F5
10 4 (1.34%) Akamai
10 4 (1.34%) CA
10 4 (1.34%) Symantec
10 4 (1.34%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.01%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.01%) McAfee
11 3 (1.01%) MobileIron
12 2 (0.67%) 3PAR
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