The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Milton Keynes region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 144 107 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 16.27% 15.62% 14.99%
As % of the Vendors category 34.87% 33.65% 30.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 28 33
Average daily rate
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£300 £345 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.97% +8.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £425 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 13
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £9.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £14.19 £29.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
413 318 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 46.67% 46.42% 48.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 140 138
Average daily rate £363 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £210 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 39 23
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £9.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
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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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 102 (35.54%) Windows
2 101 (35.19%) MS Excel
3 72 (25.09%) Active Directory
4 67 (23.34%) Security Cleared
5 64 (22.30%) ITIL
6 61 (21.25%) MS Office
7 59 (20.56%) Finance
8 57 (19.86%) SC Cleared
9 55 (19.16%) Oracle
10 45 (15.68%) Migration
11 41 (14.29%) SQL
12 40 (13.94%) MS Project
12 40 (13.94%) MS Exchange
13 38 (13.24%) PRINCE2
13 38 (13.24%) DV Cleared
14 36 (12.54%) Project Management
15 31 (10.80%) Windows Server 2008
16 29 (10.10%) SQL Server
17 28 (9.76%) Windows 7
18 26 (9.06%) .NET
18 26 (9.06%) VMware
19 25 (8.71%) SharePoint
20 24 (8.36%) C#
21 23 (8.01%) Windows Server 2003
21 23 (8.01%) Exchange Server 2010
22 22 (7.67%) MS PowerPoint
22 22 (7.67%) Cisco
23 21 (7.32%) Blackberry
24 20 (6.97%) Microsoft Certification
24 20 (6.97%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 40 (13.94%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.71%) SharePoint
3 23 (8.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (6.62%) Lync
4 19 (6.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (3.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (2.09%) TIBCO EMS
10 5 (1.74%) Content Management Server
11 4 (1.39%) IIS
11 4 (1.39%) CMS
11 4 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (1.05%) Kentico
12 3 (1.05%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.70%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 101 (35.19%) MS Excel
2 61 (21.25%) MS Office
3 40 (13.94%) MS Project
4 22 (7.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (4.18%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (2.09%) BusinessWorks
1 6 (2.09%) Staffware
1 6 (2.09%) TIBCO iProcess
2 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.35%) assyst
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.18%) Firewall
2 10 (3.48%) SAN
3 8 (2.79%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (2.09%) NAS
5 5 (1.74%) Internet
5 5 (1.74%) DNS
5 5 (1.74%) LAN
6 4 (1.39%) LDAP
6 4 (1.39%) WAN
6 4 (1.39%) SMTP
6 4 (1.39%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.05%) VoIP
8 2 (0.70%) Broadband
8 2 (0.70%) VPN
8 2 (0.70%) ICMP
8 2 (0.70%) Network Security
8 2 (0.70%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.35%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.57%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.05%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.05%) MS Access
8 2 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (6.27%) Visual Studio
1 18 (6.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (5.92%) NUnit
3 4 (1.39%) Ant
4 1 (0.35%) MSI
4 1 (0.35%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.35%) Moq
4 1 (0.35%) Ranorex
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 59 (20.56%) Finance
2 7 (2.44%) Banking
3 6 (2.09%) Retail
4 5 (1.74%) Back Office
5 4 (1.39%) Advertising
6 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.70%) Publishing
8 1 (0.35%) Automotive
8 1 (0.35%) French Language
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (26.13%) Analyst
2 24 (8.36%) Developer
3 22 (7.67%) Consultant
4 19 (6.62%) Project Manager
5 15 (5.23%) Architect
6 14 (4.88%) Help Desk Analyst
7 13 (4.53%) Support Analyst
8 11 (3.83%) Senior Developer
9 10 (3.48%) Administrator
9 10 (3.48%) Messaging Engineer
10 9 (3.14%) Business Analyst
10 9 (3.14%) Coordinator
11 8 (2.79%) Help Desk Support
11 8 (2.79%) ScrumMaster
12 7 (2.44%) Service Desk Analyst
12 7 (2.44%) Programme Office Manager
12 7 (2.44%) Service Analyst
12 7 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (2.44%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.06%) .NET
2 11 (3.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 10 (3.48%) WCF
3 10 (3.48%) ASP.NET
4 9 (3.14%) Middleware
5 8 (2.79%) .NET Framework
5 8 (2.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (2.44%) Velocity
6 7 (2.44%) Web Services
6 7 (2.44%) XML
7 6 (2.09%) HTML
8 5 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 3 (1.05%) LINQ
9 3 (1.05%) CSS
9 3 (1.05%) XSL
10 2 (0.70%) WinForms
10 2 (0.70%) J2EE
10 2 (0.70%) jQuery
10 2 (0.70%) HTML5
10 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.32%) Blackberry
2 8 (2.79%) N-Tier
3 7 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.09%) CESG
5 4 (1.39%) Statistics
5 4 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.39%) Clustering
6 3 (1.05%) PMI
6 3 (1.05%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.70%) PKI
7 2 (0.70%) EPoS
7 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.70%) Replication
8 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.35%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.35%) PDA
8 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.35%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.35%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 102 (35.54%) Windows
2 31 (10.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (9.76%) Windows 7
4 23 (8.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (6.97%) Windows XP
6 18 (6.27%) UNIX
7 15 (5.23%) Android
8 8 (2.79%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.79%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (2.79%) Linux
9 4 (1.39%) Windows 2000
9 4 (1.39%) Windows NT
9 4 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.05%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.05%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.70%) AIX
11 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.35%) CentOS
12 1 (0.35%) Solaris
12 1 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (22.30%) ITIL
2 45 (15.68%) Migration
3 38 (13.24%) PRINCE2
4 36 (12.54%) Project Management
5 20 (6.97%) Scrum
6 19 (6.62%) TDD
7 17 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (5.57%) Automated Testing
8 16 (5.57%) Change Management
9 14 (4.88%) SOA
9 14 (4.88%) Problem Management
10 12 (4.18%) Project Planning
10 12 (4.18%) OO
11 11 (3.83%) PRINCE
11 11 (3.83%) Change Control
12 10 (3.48%) Service Management
12 10 (3.48%) CRM
12 10 (3.48%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (3.48%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (14.29%) SQL
2 24 (8.36%) C#
3 17 (5.92%) PowerShell
4 14 (4.88%) VBScript
5 13 (4.53%) VB
6 12 (4.18%) Java
7 9 (3.14%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.09%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.74%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.05%) C
10 3 (1.05%) VBA
11 1 (0.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 67 (23.34%) Security Cleared
2 57 (19.86%) SC Cleared
3 38 (13.24%) DV Cleared
4 20 (6.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (5.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (3.48%) MCSE
6 10 (3.48%) ISEB
7 7 (2.44%) HNC
7 7 (2.44%) HND
7 7 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.09%) Degree
9 4 (1.39%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.39%) MCP
9 4 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (1.39%) CCNA
10 3 (1.05%) CCNP
10 3 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.70%) CITP
11 2 (0.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.57%) SLA
2 11 (3.83%) QA
3 5 (1.74%) P3O
4 4 (1.39%) BS15000
5 2 (0.70%) BS25999
6 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (25.09%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.53%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.48%) vSphere
5 4 (1.39%) XenApp
6 3 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.70%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.35%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 16 (5.57%) SCCM
2 12 (4.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 6 (2.09%) OVSD
3 6 (2.09%) TIBCO Hawk
4 5 (1.74%) SCOM
5 4 (1.39%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.70%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.70%) SCSM
6 2 (0.70%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.70%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 55 (19.16%) Oracle
2 26 (9.06%) VMware
3 22 (7.67%) Cisco
4 19 (6.62%) Remedy
4 19 (6.62%) MobileIron
5 17 (5.92%) Symantec
5 17 (5.92%) Citrix
6 14 (4.88%) IBM
7 13 (4.53%) HP
8 11 (3.83%) IronPort
8 11 (3.83%) RightFax
9 7 (2.44%) SAP
9 7 (2.44%) NetApp
10 6 (2.09%) Intel
10 6 (2.09%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.39%) EMC
12 3 (1.05%) Business Objects
12 3 (1.05%) Lumension
13 2 (0.70%) Veeam
13 2 (0.70%) StorageTek
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