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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 6 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 117 91 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 19.09% 12.62% 16.46%
As % of the Vendors category 38.74% 29.64% 33.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 48 55
Median daily rate £400 £340 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.82% +19.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £134 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £598 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 21
Median hourly rate £10.40 £12.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £14.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%

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
302 307 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 49.27% 42.58% 49.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 138 207
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 26
Median hourly rate £10.80 £15.32 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.50% +2.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.07 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.65%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 88 (41.12%) Security Cleared
2 75 (35.05%) Windows
3 74 (34.58%) SC Cleared
4 66 (30.84%) MS Excel
5 56 (26.17%) MS Office
5 56 (26.17%) Active Directory
6 42 (19.63%) ITIL
7 40 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (16.82%) DV Cleared
9 35 (16.36%) Finance
10 30 (14.02%) Linux
11 29 (13.55%) SQL Server
12 28 (13.08%) CRM
12 28 (13.08%) Dynamics CRM
13 25 (11.68%) Unix
14 24 (11.21%) Oracle
15 23 (10.75%) VMware
16 22 (10.28%) WAN
16 22 (10.28%) Project Management
17 21 (9.81%) MS Exchange
18 20 (9.35%) MS Project
19 19 (8.88%) PRINCE2
19 19 (8.88%) .NET
19 19 (8.88%) SharePoint
19 19 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
19 19 (8.88%) SCCM
20 18 (8.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 18 (8.41%) Migration
21 16 (7.48%) Scrum
21 16 (7.48%) Management Information System

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 21 (9.81%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.88%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.27%) Drupal
3 7 (3.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (2.80%) Apache
4 6 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (2.80%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.80%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.80%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.34%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (2.34%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.40%) IIS
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 66 (30.84%) MS Excel
2 56 (26.17%) MS Office
3 20 (9.35%) MS Project
4 15 (7.01%) MS Visio
5 11 (5.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.87%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 28 (13.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (4.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.48%) Office 365
2 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.27%) IaaS
4 3 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.28%) WAN
2 16 (7.48%) IPsec
3 14 (6.54%) Firewall
3 14 (6.54%) SAN
4 12 (5.61%) LAN
5 10 (4.67%) Internet
5 10 (4.67%) SMTP
6 9 (4.21%) Wireless
7 8 (3.74%) ATM
8 7 (3.27%) ADSL
8 7 (3.27%) MPLS
8 7 (3.27%) VoIP
8 7 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (2.80%) DMZ
9 6 (2.80%) FTP
9 6 (2.80%) NAS
9 6 (2.80%) Network Security
9 6 (2.80%) SSH
9 6 (2.80%) WLAN
10 5 (2.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.21%) Power BI
3 8 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.34%) DB2
5 4 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.40%) Data Mart
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.93%) SSDT
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.47%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.67%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.80%) ERwin
4 5 (2.34%) JIRA
5 3 (1.40%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.40%) Selenium
5 3 (1.40%) Subversion
6 2 (0.93%) MSTest
6 2 (0.93%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (16.36%) Finance
2 16 (7.48%) Retail
3 9 (4.21%) Banking
4 4 (1.87%) Legal
5 3 (1.40%) German Language
5 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.93%) Automotive
6 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.93%) Marketing
6 2 (0.93%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.47%) French Language
7 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.47%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 40 (18.69%) Architect
2 38 (17.76%) Analyst
3 19 (8.88%) Project Manager
4 18 (8.41%) Consultant
5 15 (7.01%) Developer
6 13 (6.07%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (5.61%) Technical Architect
8 9 (4.21%) Administrator
8 9 (4.21%) Data Analyst
8 9 (4.21%) Security Advisor
9 8 (3.74%) CRM Architect
10 7 (3.27%) CRM Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM Architect
10 7 (3.27%) Security Consultant
11 6 (2.80%) Agile Scrum Master
11 6 (2.80%) Data Architect
11 6 (2.80%) ETL Analyst
11 6 (2.80%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.80%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 6 (2.80%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.88%) .NET
2 14 (6.54%) ASP.NET
3 11 (5.14%) SailPoint
4 10 (4.67%) .NET Framework
4 10 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (4.67%) HTML
5 7 (3.27%) SAML
6 6 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (2.80%) CSS
6 6 (2.80%) J2EE
7 5 (2.34%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.34%) jQuery
8 3 (1.40%) ADO.NET
8 3 (1.40%) Ajax
8 3 (1.40%) Entity Framework
8 3 (1.40%) HTML5
8 3 (1.40%) Web Services
8 3 (1.40%) XML
9 2 (0.93%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (0.93%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.48%) CESG
1 16 (7.48%) Cryptography
1 16 (7.48%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.61%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.67%) Blackberry
4 10 (4.67%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.80%) Clustering
5 6 (2.80%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.87%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.87%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.40%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.40%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.40%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.40%) Replication
7 3 (1.40%) Statistics
8 2 (0.93%) CMDB
8 2 (0.93%) e-Health
8 2 (0.93%) IVR
8 2 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 75 (35.05%) Windows
2 30 (14.02%) Linux
3 25 (11.68%) Unix
4 18 (8.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (7.48%) Windows Vista
6 13 (6.07%) Windows Server
7 11 (5.14%) CentOS
8 10 (4.67%) Windows 10
8 10 (4.67%) Windows 7
9 8 (3.74%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (3.27%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.80%) Android
11 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (2.34%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.87%) Solaris
14 3 (1.40%) zOS
15 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.63%) ITIL
2 40 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (13.08%) CRM
4 22 (10.28%) Project Management
5 19 (8.88%) PRINCE2
6 18 (8.41%) Migration
7 16 (7.48%) Logistics
7 16 (7.48%) Risk Management
7 16 (7.48%) Scrum
8 15 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (6.54%) Information Assurance
9 14 (6.54%) Patch Management
10 13 (6.07%) Capacity Management
10 13 (6.07%) ERP
10 13 (6.07%) ITIL V2
11 12 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (4.67%) MVC
12 10 (4.67%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (4.67%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (4.21%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.48%) C#
2 13 (6.07%) SQL
3 11 (5.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.87%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.87%) VB
4 4 (1.87%) VBScript
5 2 (0.93%) C
6 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (41.12%) Security Cleared
2 74 (34.58%) SC Cleared
3 36 (16.82%) DV Cleared
4 16 (7.48%) CESG Certified Professional
4 16 (7.48%) CISSP
5 12 (5.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (5.14%) CEH
6 11 (5.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (3.74%) APMP
8 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.87%) CREST Certified
9 4 (1.87%) OSCP
10 3 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.40%) ISEB
10 3 (1.40%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.40%) MCP
10 3 (1.40%) MCSE
11 2 (0.93%) CCNA
12 1 (0.47%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.14%) RMADS
2 8 (3.74%) Data Quality
3 7 (3.27%) SLA
4 5 (2.34%) QA
5 3 (1.40%) ISO22301
6 2 (0.93%) BS25999
7 1 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (26.17%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.14%) vCloud
3 11 (5.14%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (3.74%) Docker
4 8 (3.74%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.80%) Sendmail
6 5 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.87%) vSphere
8 2 (0.93%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.47%) XenApp
9 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (8.88%) SCCM
2 8 (3.74%) Puppet
2 8 (3.74%) vRealize
3 5 (2.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.87%) BladeLogic
4 4 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (1.87%) SCOM
4 4 (1.87%) WSUS
5 3 (1.40%) vMotion
6 2 (0.93%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.93%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.93%) OVSD
7 1 (0.47%) Control-M
7 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 24 (11.21%) Oracle
2 23 (10.75%) VMware
3 16 (7.48%) Remedy
4 13 (6.07%) Citrix
4 13 (6.07%) Red Hat
4 13 (6.07%) Symantec
5 11 (5.14%) HP
6 9 (4.21%) Cisco
7 6 (2.80%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.80%) SAP
8 5 (2.34%) Altiris
8 5 (2.34%) Avaya
9 4 (1.87%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (1.40%) Blue Coat
10 3 (1.40%) F5
10 3 (1.40%) Genesys
10 3 (1.40%) NCR
10 3 (1.40%) NetApp
10 3 (1.40%) Veeam
11 2 (0.93%) Riverbed
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