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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 167 138 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.47% 16.01% 14.61%
As % of the Vendors category 41.13% 38.12% 30.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 59 38
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£305 £350 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £188 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 11
Average hourly rate £9.25 £9.00 £10.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.65 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.40 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
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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
406 362 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 44.91% 42.00% 47.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 177 131
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 23
Average hourly rate £10.04 £9.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.50% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.58 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £15.35 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 1 May 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 1 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 145 (49.15%) MS Excel
2 114 (38.64%) MS Office
3 95 (32.20%) Windows
4 88 (29.83%) ITIL
5 83 (28.14%) Security Cleared
6 77 (26.10%) SC Cleared
7 69 (23.39%) Finance
8 59 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 52 (17.63%) Active Directory
10 48 (16.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 39 (13.22%) SQL
12 37 (12.54%) VMware
12 37 (12.54%) DV Cleared
13 36 (12.20%) SQL Server
14 34 (11.53%) PRINCE2
15 33 (11.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 33 (11.19%) Service Management
16 32 (10.85%) MS PowerPoint
17 30 (10.17%) Project Management
17 30 (10.17%) .NET
18 27 (9.15%) MS Project
18 27 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
19 26 (8.81%) Windows Server 2012
19 26 (8.81%) SharePoint
19 26 (8.81%) Management Information System
20 25 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
21 23 (7.80%) Remedy
21 23 (7.80%) Hyper-V
22 22 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
23 21 (7.12%) ITSM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 26 (8.81%) SharePoint
2 21 (7.12%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (3.73%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.05%) IIS
5 8 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.02%) SAS
8 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.34%) WordPress
9 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.34%) MediaWiki
9 1 (0.34%) Lync
Applications
1 145 (49.15%) MS Excel
2 114 (38.64%) MS Office
3 32 (10.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (9.15%) MS Project
5 19 (6.44%) MS Visio
6 6 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.37%) Primavera
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.69%) PaaS
3 4 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.68%) Office 365
4 2 (0.68%) IaaS
4 2 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.75%) ATM
2 11 (3.73%) Internet
3 9 (3.05%) LAN
3 9 (3.05%) WAN
3 9 (3.05%) Firewall
4 8 (2.71%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.71%) DNS
5 7 (2.37%) SAN
6 5 (1.69%) Wireless
7 4 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.36%) VoIP
7 4 (1.36%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (1.36%) NAS
7 4 (1.36%) BIG-IP
8 3 (1.02%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.02%) Intranet
8 3 (1.02%) 3G
8 3 (1.02%) MPLS
8 3 (1.02%) ADSL
8 3 (1.02%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.03%) MS Access
3 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (1.69%) MySQL
4 4 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.36%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.68%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.68%) SAP BI
6 2 (0.68%) OLAP
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.68%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.68%) Base SAS
6 2 (0.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Selenium
2 4 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.36%) NUnit
3 3 (1.02%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.02%) SpecFlow
3 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.34%) Subversion
4 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.34%) Moq
4 1 (0.34%) Ranorex
4 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
General
1 69 (23.39%) Finance
2 17 (5.76%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.41%) Banking
4 8 (2.71%) Marketing
5 7 (2.37%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.36%) Back Office
6 4 (1.36%) Retail
6 4 (1.36%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.68%) Automotive
7 2 (0.68%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Local Government
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 98 (33.22%) Analyst
2 29 (9.83%) Administrator
3 21 (7.12%) Project Manager
4 20 (6.78%) Developer
5 17 (5.76%) BizTalk Administrator
5 17 (5.76%) Consultant
6 15 (5.08%) Data Analyst
7 14 (4.75%) Service Desk Analyst
7 14 (4.75%) Service Analyst
8 13 (4.41%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.07%) Service Manager
9 12 (4.07%) Coordinator
9 12 (4.07%) MI Analyst
10 11 (3.73%) Architect
10 11 (3.73%) 1st Line Support
10 11 (3.73%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.39%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 9 (3.05%) Windows Administrator
13 8 (2.71%) Desktop Support
13 8 (2.71%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.17%) .NET
2 16 (5.42%) .NET Framework
3 10 (3.39%) Web Services
4 8 (2.71%) Middleware
4 8 (2.71%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.71%) HTML
5 7 (2.37%) REST
5 7 (2.37%) SOAP
6 6 (2.03%) CSS
7 5 (1.69%) jQuery
8 4 (1.36%) WCF
8 4 (1.36%) LINQ
9 3 (1.02%) HTML5
9 3 (1.02%) XML
10 2 (0.68%) SAML
10 2 (0.68%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.68%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (0.68%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.68%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 59 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (8.81%) Management Information System
3 15 (5.08%) CMDB
4 13 (4.41%) User Experience
5 11 (3.73%) Clustering
6 8 (2.71%) Statistics
7 7 (2.37%) Social Media
7 7 (2.37%) Digital Media
8 6 (2.03%) Mainframe
8 6 (2.03%) PKI
9 5 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.69%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.02%) e-Health
10 3 (1.02%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.68%) EPoS
11 2 (0.68%) NHS
11 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.68%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 95 (32.20%) Windows
2 48 (16.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (11.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (8.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (6.44%) Windows 7
6 14 (4.75%) Linux
7 13 (4.41%) Windows 2000 Server
7 13 (4.41%) Windows XP
8 11 (3.73%) Windows 2000
8 11 (3.73%) UNIX
9 9 (3.05%) Windows NT
10 3 (1.02%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.02%) CentOS
11 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.68%) Android
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.34%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (29.83%) ITIL
2 34 (11.53%) PRINCE2
3 33 (11.19%) Service Management
4 30 (10.17%) Project Management
5 22 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (7.12%) ITSM
6 21 (7.12%) Change Management
7 17 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (5.76%) Service Delivery
8 16 (5.42%) Configuration Management
8 16 (5.42%) Change Control
9 15 (5.08%) ITIL V3
10 14 (4.75%) Line Management
10 14 (4.75%) Performance Monitoring
11 13 (4.41%) Migration
12 12 (4.07%) CRM
12 12 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (3.73%) ETL
14 10 (3.39%) Software Engineering
14 10 (3.39%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.22%) SQL
2 20 (6.78%) VBA
3 18 (6.10%) PowerShell
4 12 (4.07%) C#
5 8 (2.71%) C
6 7 (2.37%) VBScript
6 7 (2.37%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.36%) VB
7 4 (1.36%) PHP
8 3 (1.02%) Ruby
8 3 (1.02%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.02%) C++
9 2 (0.68%) Java
10 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 83 (28.14%) Security Cleared
2 77 (26.10%) SC Cleared
3 37 (12.54%) DV Cleared
4 25 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (6.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 16 (5.42%) MCSE
7 11 (3.73%) Degree
7 11 (3.73%) MCP
8 10 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 9 (3.05%) APMP
9 9 (3.05%) HNC
9 9 (3.05%) HND
10 7 (2.37%) CCNA
10 7 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.36%) CCNP
12 2 (0.68%) ISEB
12 2 (0.68%) CCA
12 2 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.68%) MCITP
13 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.78%) SLA
2 12 (4.07%) QA
3 3 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.68%) HL7
4 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) TickIT
System Software
1 52 (17.63%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.80%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.41%) ISA Server
5 11 (3.73%) VMware ESX
6 9 (3.05%) vSphere
7 7 (2.37%) XenApp
7 7 (2.37%) Firmware
8 6 (2.03%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.02%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.02%) NFS
10 2 (0.68%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (6.10%) OVSD
2 12 (4.07%) SCCM
3 10 (3.39%) SCOM
4 7 (2.37%) AirWatch
4 7 (2.37%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.03%) SCOrch
5 6 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.69%) BladeLogic
6 5 (1.69%) XenMobile
7 4 (1.36%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.36%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (1.02%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.02%) WSUS
8 3 (1.02%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (12.54%) VMware
2 23 (7.80%) Remedy
3 20 (6.78%) Cisco
3 20 (6.78%) Citrix
4 18 (6.10%) Oracle
4 18 (6.10%) HP
5 10 (3.39%) McAfee
6 8 (2.71%) NetApp
7 6 (2.03%) BMC
7 6 (2.03%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.69%) Lumension
8 5 (1.69%) Business Objects
8 5 (1.69%) Sophos
8 5 (1.69%) IBM
9 4 (1.36%) Intel
9 4 (1.36%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.36%) F5
9 4 (1.36%) Akamai
10 3 (1.02%) CA
10 3 (1.02%) Adobe
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