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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 112 133 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 15.95% 16.42% 15.01%
As % of the Vendors category 35.00% 37.05% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 70 60
Median daily rate £430 £305 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.21% -11.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £159 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £450 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 19
Median hourly rate £10.00 £10.04 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% -19.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £40.00 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.03 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.20% +3.44%
Microsoft
Buckinghamshire

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
320 359 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 45.58% 44.32% 40.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 170 192
Median daily rate £425 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £459 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 23
Median hourly rate £10.50 £10.52 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.16% -6.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £8.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 67 (32.68%) MS Office
2 61 (29.76%) MS Excel
3 57 (27.80%) Windows
4 56 (27.32%) Security Cleared
5 51 (24.88%) SQL Server
6 47 (22.93%) SQL
7 46 (22.44%) SC Cleared
8 45 (21.95%) ITIL
8 45 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (20.00%) Oracle
9 41 (20.00%) Project Management
10 39 (19.02%) Active Directory
11 37 (18.05%) .NET
12 34 (16.59%) Finance
13 31 (15.12%) HP
13 31 (15.12%) Citrix
14 30 (14.63%) VMware
15 28 (13.66%) SharePoint
16 25 (12.20%) MS Exchange
16 25 (12.20%) C#
17 24 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
18 23 (11.22%) MS Visio
19 22 (10.73%) Migration
19 22 (10.73%) DV Cleared
20 21 (10.24%) PRINCE2
20 21 (10.24%) Internet
20 21 (10.24%) SAN
21 19 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
21 19 (9.27%) Cisco
21 19 (9.27%) FTP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 28 (13.66%) SharePoint
2 25 (12.20%) MS Exchange
3 15 (7.32%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.93%) SAS
5 5 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.95%) IIS
6 4 (1.95%) JBoss
7 2 (0.98%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.49%) CICS
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 67 (32.68%) MS Office
2 61 (29.76%) MS Excel
3 23 (11.22%) MS Visio
4 12 (5.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (3.90%) MS Project
5 8 (3.90%) ProjectWise
6 3 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.49%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.44%) SaaS
3 3 (1.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.24%) Internet
1 21 (10.24%) SAN
2 19 (9.27%) FTP
3 17 (8.29%) Firewall
4 14 (6.83%) DNS
5 11 (5.37%) IPsec
5 11 (5.37%) iSCSI
5 11 (5.37%) SMTP
6 10 (4.88%) LAN
6 10 (4.88%) SSH
6 10 (4.88%) VPN
7 9 (4.39%) WAN
8 8 (3.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (3.90%) NetScaler
8 8 (3.90%) Reverse Proxy
8 8 (3.90%) SSL
9 4 (1.95%) ATM
9 4 (1.95%) Wireless
10 2 (0.98%) NAS
11 1 (0.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (24.88%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.85%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (5.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (2.93%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.44%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.95%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.95%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.95%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.46%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (1.95%) ERwin
2 1 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.49%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) Moq
2 1 (0.49%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (16.59%) Finance
2 17 (8.29%) Retail
3 9 (4.39%) Banking
4 6 (2.93%) Marketing
5 5 (2.44%) Automotive
5 5 (2.44%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.98%) Electronics
7 2 (0.98%) German Language
7 2 (0.98%) Law
7 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (24.88%) Analyst
2 26 (12.68%) Architect
2 26 (12.68%) Developer
3 17 (8.29%) Project Manager
4 16 (7.80%) Business Analyst
4 16 (7.80%) Consultant
5 15 (7.32%) .NET Developer
5 15 (7.32%) Technical Architect
6 13 (6.34%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (6.34%) C# Developer
7 10 (4.88%) Service Analyst
8 9 (4.39%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (3.90%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (3.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (3.41%) .NET Architect
10 7 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 7 (3.41%) Senior Developer
11 6 (2.93%) E-Commerce Architect
11 6 (2.93%) SQL Analyst
11 6 (2.93%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.05%) .NET
2 16 (7.80%) ASP.NET
3 14 (6.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (5.85%) SOAP
5 10 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 10 (4.88%) Middleware
6 9 (4.39%) HTML
6 9 (4.39%) jQuery
6 9 (4.39%) REST
6 9 (4.39%) XML
7 8 (3.90%) WCF
8 6 (2.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (2.93%) Web Services
9 5 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (2.44%) MSMQ
10 4 (1.95%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.95%) CSS
10 4 (1.95%) WPF
11 3 (1.46%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.49%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.85%) Client/Server
2 12 (5.85%) N-Tier
3 11 (5.37%) Cryptography
3 11 (5.37%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.39%) CESG
4 9 (4.39%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.41%) User Experience
6 6 (2.93%) Smartphone
6 6 (2.93%) Statistics
6 6 (2.93%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.44%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.46%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.46%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.98%) CMDB
9 2 (0.98%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.98%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.49%) BYOD
10 1 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 57 (27.80%) Windows
2 14 (6.83%) Linux
2 14 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (5.85%) Unix
4 11 (5.37%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.37%) Windows Vista
5 10 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.39%) CentOS
6 9 (4.39%) Ubuntu
7 8 (3.90%) Windows 7
7 8 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.95%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (1.46%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.98%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
1 45 (21.95%) ITIL
2 41 (20.00%) Project Management
3 22 (10.73%) Migration
4 21 (10.24%) PRINCE2
5 19 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (9.27%) Service Management
5 19 (9.27%) SOA
6 18 (8.78%) MVC
6 18 (8.78%) TDD
7 16 (7.80%) Data Migration
7 16 (7.80%) High Availability
7 16 (7.80%) ITSM
8 15 (7.32%) Logistics
8 15 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (6.83%) Capacity Management
9 14 (6.83%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (6.34%) Business Analysis
10 13 (6.34%) ERP
11 12 (5.85%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.93%) SQL
2 25 (12.20%) C#
3 8 (3.90%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.93%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.95%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.98%) ABAP
6 2 (0.98%) COBOL
6 2 (0.98%) Java
6 2 (0.98%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.98%) VB
7 1 (0.49%) JCL
7 1 (0.49%) Python
7 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.49%) VBA
7 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (27.32%) Security Cleared
2 46 (22.44%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.73%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.39%) CESG Certified Professional
5 9 (4.39%) CISSP
6 7 (3.41%) ISEB
7 6 (2.93%) MCSE
8 5 (2.44%) CEH
9 4 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.98%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.98%) Cyber Scheme
11 2 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.98%) OSCP
11 2 (0.98%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.37%) SLA
2 7 (3.41%) RMADS
3 5 (2.44%) QA
4 3 (1.46%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) BS25999
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.49%) ISO22301
System Software
1 39 (19.02%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.37%) NFS
4 10 (4.88%) Sendmail
5 8 (3.90%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.41%) XenApp
7 5 (2.44%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (8.29%) SCOM
2 12 (5.85%) OVSD
3 8 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.95%) SCCM
5 3 (1.46%) Nagios
6 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.49%) SCSM
6 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 41 (20.00%) Oracle
2 31 (15.12%) Citrix
2 31 (15.12%) HP
3 30 (14.63%) VMware
4 19 (9.27%) Cisco
5 15 (7.32%) NetApp
6 14 (6.83%) Red Hat
7 13 (6.34%) Blue Coat
7 13 (6.34%) CheckPoint
7 13 (6.34%) IFS
8 11 (5.37%) Remedy
9 10 (4.88%) SAP
10 8 (3.90%) F5
10 8 (3.90%) IronPort
11 7 (3.41%) CommVault
12 5 (2.44%) EMC
13 4 (1.95%) 3PAR
14 3 (1.46%) Juniper
15 2 (0.98%) MicroStrategy
15 2 (0.98%) webMethods
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