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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 99 179 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 16.26% 17.24% 18.72%
As % of the Vendors category 33.22% 38.49% 40.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 87 71
Median daily rate £425 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £140 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 22
Median hourly rate £9.61 £10.04 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.23% -18.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £19.00 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
298 465 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 48.93% 44.80% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 228 199
Median daily rate £413 £388 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +15.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 27
Median hourly rate £11.00 £15.86 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.64% +26.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £9.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.00 £16.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 70 (35.90%) Windows
2 63 (32.31%) MS Excel
3 55 (28.21%) MS Office
4 52 (26.67%) ITIL
4 52 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 50 (25.64%) Active Directory
6 42 (21.54%) SC Cleared
7 41 (21.03%) SQL Server
8 34 (17.44%) Citrix
9 32 (16.41%) Project Management
10 29 (14.87%) Oracle
11 27 (13.85%) Finance
12 26 (13.33%) VMware
12 26 (13.33%) Retail
13 25 (12.82%) MS Exchange
14 24 (12.31%) .NET
14 24 (12.31%) DV Cleared
15 23 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (11.79%) Internet
15 23 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (11.28%) Migration
17 21 (10.77%) HP
17 21 (10.77%) SQL
17 21 (10.77%) C#
17 21 (10.77%) Linux
17 21 (10.77%) PRINCE2
18 20 (10.26%) Unix
18 20 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
18 20 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
18 20 (10.26%) Cybersecurity

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 25 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 18 (9.23%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.62%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.08%) IIS
5 4 (2.05%) Apache
5 4 (2.05%) SAS
5 4 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.05%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.05%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.54%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.03%) CMS
7 2 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.03%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.51%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 63 (32.31%) MS Excel
2 55 (28.21%) MS Office
3 18 (9.23%) MS Visio
4 17 (8.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (4.62%) MS Project
6 5 (2.56%) ProjectWise
7 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (4.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.64%) Office 365
3 3 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.54%) IaaS
3 3 (1.54%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.79%) Internet
2 17 (8.72%) FTP
3 16 (8.21%) IPsec
4 15 (7.69%) SMTP
5 14 (7.18%) SAN
6 13 (6.67%) Firewall
7 12 (6.15%) DNS
8 11 (5.64%) SSH
9 8 (4.10%) LAN
9 8 (4.10%) VPN
9 8 (4.10%) WAN
10 7 (3.59%) iSCSI
10 7 (3.59%) TCP/IP
11 6 (3.08%) Network Security
12 5 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (2.56%) MPLS
12 5 (2.56%) NAS
12 5 (2.56%) NetScaler
12 5 (2.56%) Reverse Proxy
12 5 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (21.03%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.21%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.59%) Hadoop
3 7 (3.59%) Power BI
4 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.54%) Data Mart
6 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.03%) Big Data
7 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (1.03%) DB2
7 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.03%) OLAP
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (4.62%) ERwin
1 9 (4.62%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.54%) JIRA
4 3 (1.54%) Selenium
4 3 (1.54%) Subversion
5 2 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.03%) MSTest
5 2 (1.03%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.03%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (13.85%) Finance
2 26 (13.33%) Retail
3 11 (5.64%) Banking
4 8 (4.10%) Marketing
5 7 (3.59%) German Language
6 3 (1.54%) Automotive
7 2 (1.03%) Electronics
7 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.03%) French Language
7 2 (1.03%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.03%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 36 (18.46%) Analyst
2 23 (11.79%) Project Manager
3 22 (11.28%) Developer
4 20 (10.26%) Architect
5 15 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 13 (6.67%) Consultant
7 10 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (5.13%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.62%) Security Advisor
8 9 (4.62%) Service Analyst
8 9 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.10%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (4.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (4.10%) Data Architect
9 8 (4.10%) Information Assurance Leader
9 8 (4.10%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 7 (3.59%) VMware Specialist
11 6 (3.08%) ETL Analyst
11 6 (3.08%) ETL Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.31%) .NET
2 18 (9.23%) ASP.NET
3 17 (8.72%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (8.21%) HTML
5 14 (7.18%) jQuery
6 10 (5.13%) Web Services
7 9 (4.62%) CSS
8 7 (3.59%) .NET Framework
8 7 (3.59%) AngularJS
8 7 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (2.56%) Ajax
10 5 (2.56%) XML
11 4 (2.05%) J2EE
11 4 (2.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (1.54%) ADO.NET
12 3 (1.54%) Entity Framework
12 3 (1.54%) HTML5
12 3 (1.54%) Middleware
12 3 (1.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.72%) CESG
1 17 (8.72%) Client/Server
1 17 (8.72%) Cryptography
2 16 (8.21%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 12 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.62%) Smartphone
6 8 (4.10%) N-Tier
7 6 (3.08%) Blackberry
7 6 (3.08%) Data Integration
7 6 (3.08%) Visualisation
8 5 (2.56%) PKI
9 4 (2.05%) Clustering
9 4 (2.05%) Replication
10 3 (1.54%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.54%) User Experience
11 2 (1.03%) CMDB
11 2 (1.03%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 70 (35.90%) Windows
2 21 (10.77%) Linux
3 20 (10.26%) Unix
4 16 (8.21%) Windows Vista
5 11 (5.64%) Windows Server
6 8 (4.10%) CentOS
7 7 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.08%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.56%) Android
9 5 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.05%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.05%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (2.05%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.05%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.05%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.03%) Solaris
11 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (26.67%) ITIL
2 32 (16.41%) Project Management
3 23 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (11.28%) Migration
5 21 (10.77%) PRINCE2
6 20 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (9.23%) MVC
8 17 (8.72%) Information Assurance
8 17 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (8.21%) Data Modelling
10 13 (6.67%) Scrum
11 12 (6.15%) CRM
11 12 (6.15%) ERP
11 12 (6.15%) Ethical Hacking
11 12 (6.15%) Fuzz Testing
11 12 (6.15%) Risk Management
12 11 (5.64%) Capacity Management
12 11 (5.64%) Patch Management
12 11 (5.64%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.77%) C#
1 21 (10.77%) SQL
2 17 (8.72%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.03%) C
3 2 (1.03%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.03%) VBScript
4 1 (0.51%) Java
4 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 52 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 42 (21.54%) SC Cleared
3 24 (12.31%) DV Cleared
4 20 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (8.72%) CESG Certified Professional
5 17 (8.72%) CISSP
6 12 (6.15%) CEH
7 10 (5.13%) MCSE
8 9 (4.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (4.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (3.59%) ISTQB
11 5 (2.56%) MCP
11 5 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (2.05%) APMP
12 4 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (1.54%) ISEB
13 3 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.51%) CCDP
14 1 (0.51%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.15%) SLA
2 11 (5.64%) RMADS
3 9 (4.62%) Data Quality
4 7 (3.59%) QA
5 3 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.03%) BS25999
6 2 (1.03%) ISO22301
6 2 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.51%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 23 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.15%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (5.64%) Sendmail
5 10 (5.13%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.59%) NFS
6 7 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.08%) vCloud
7 6 (3.08%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (3.08%) XenApp
8 4 (2.05%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.54%) Docker
9 3 (1.54%) vSphere
10 2 (1.03%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.03%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (7.18%) SCOM
2 10 (5.13%) SCCM
3 6 (3.08%) OVSD
4 4 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.54%) Puppet
5 3 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.54%) vMotion
5 3 (1.54%) vRealize
6 2 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 34 (17.44%) Citrix
2 29 (14.87%) Oracle
3 26 (13.33%) VMware
4 21 (10.77%) HP
5 17 (8.72%) Remedy
6 10 (5.13%) CheckPoint
6 10 (5.13%) Cisco
6 10 (5.13%) NetApp
7 8 (4.10%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.59%) Blue Coat
8 7 (3.59%) Veeam
9 6 (3.08%) EMC
10 5 (2.56%) F5
10 5 (2.56%) IronPort
11 4 (2.05%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (1.54%) Altiris
12 3 (1.54%) CommVault
12 3 (1.54%) Intel Security
12 3 (1.54%) SAP
13 2 (1.03%) Symantec
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