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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 100 131 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 15.06% 15.56% 16.23%
As % of the Vendors category 31.25% 32.03% 36.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 81 56
Median daily rate £371 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.50% -0.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £144 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 17
Median hourly rate £8.50 £10.04 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -19.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+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
320 409 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 48.19% 48.57% 44.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 205 210
Median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £216 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 22
Median hourly rate £9.00 £10.04 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.31% -33.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £20.19 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 69 (31.94%) Windows
1 69 (31.94%) MS Excel
2 68 (31.48%) MS Office
3 66 (30.56%) Security Cleared
4 59 (27.31%) ITIL
5 54 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 50 (23.15%) Active Directory
6 50 (23.15%) Project Management
7 45 (20.83%) SQL Server
8 40 (18.52%) Citrix
9 39 (18.06%) HP
10 36 (16.67%) SQL
10 36 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (15.74%) VMware
11 34 (15.74%) Oracle
12 31 (14.35%) .NET
13 30 (13.89%) MS Visio
13 30 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 29 (13.43%) MS Exchange
14 29 (13.43%) PRINCE2
15 28 (12.96%) DV Cleared
16 27 (12.50%) Internet
17 26 (12.04%) SharePoint
17 26 (12.04%) Finance
17 26 (12.04%) Migration
18 22 (10.19%) C#
18 22 (10.19%) SCOM
19 21 (9.72%) SAN
19 21 (9.72%) Retail
20 20 (9.26%) MVC

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 29 (13.43%) MS Exchange
2 26 (12.04%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.48%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.31%) IIS
4 5 (2.31%) SAS
5 4 (1.85%) JBoss
5 4 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.93%) CMS
7 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.93%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.93%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 69 (31.94%) MS Excel
2 68 (31.48%) MS Office
3 30 (13.89%) MS Visio
4 20 (9.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (3.24%) MS Project
5 7 (3.24%) ProjectWise
6 2 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.09%) Office 365
3 3 (1.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.50%) Internet
2 21 (9.72%) SAN
3 20 (9.26%) FTP
4 17 (7.87%) DNS
5 15 (6.94%) Firewall
6 14 (6.48%) IPsec
6 14 (6.48%) iSCSI
6 14 (6.48%) SMTP
7 12 (5.56%) SSH
8 9 (4.17%) VPN
9 8 (3.70%) LAN
10 7 (3.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (3.24%) NetScaler
10 7 (3.24%) Reverse Proxy
10 7 (3.24%) SSL
10 7 (3.24%) WAN
11 4 (1.85%) Wireless
12 3 (1.39%) TCP/IP
13 2 (0.93%) DHCP
13 2 (0.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (5.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (3.24%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.85%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.93%) Big Data
8 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.93%) OLAP
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.93%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.85%) ERwin
2 3 (1.39%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.93%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 26 (12.04%) Finance
2 21 (9.72%) Retail
3 12 (5.56%) Banking
4 7 (3.24%) Marketing
5 5 (2.31%) German Language
6 4 (1.85%) Automotive
7 3 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.39%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.93%) Electronics
8 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.46%) Advertising
9 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.46%) Back Office
9 1 (0.46%) French Language
9 1 (0.46%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.46%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 44 (20.37%) Analyst
2 25 (11.57%) Developer
3 22 (10.19%) Project Manager
4 19 (8.80%) Architect
4 19 (8.80%) Consultant
5 16 (7.41%) .NET Developer
5 16 (7.41%) Business Analyst
6 14 (6.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 14 (6.48%) C# Developer
7 13 (6.02%) Technical Architect
8 11 (5.09%) Service Analyst
9 10 (4.63%) ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (4.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (4.63%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 9 (4.17%) Security Advisor
11 8 (3.70%) Active Directory Specialist
11 8 (3.70%) Server Engineer
11 8 (3.70%) Server Specialist
12 7 (3.24%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.35%) .NET
2 20 (9.26%) ASP.NET
3 18 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 12 (5.56%) HTML
4 12 (5.56%) jQuery
5 9 (4.17%) Web Services
6 7 (3.24%) CSS
6 7 (3.24%) SOAP
7 6 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (2.31%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.31%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (2.31%) Middleware
8 5 (2.31%) XML
9 4 (1.85%) REST
9 4 (1.85%) WCF
10 2 (0.93%) Castle Windsor
10 2 (0.93%) LINQ
10 2 (0.93%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.41%) Client/Server
2 15 (6.94%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.48%) CESG
3 14 (6.48%) Cryptography
4 13 (6.02%) N-Tier
5 10 (4.63%) Data Centre
6 9 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.24%) Smartphone
7 7 (3.24%) User Experience
8 6 (2.78%) Visualisation
9 5 (2.31%) PKI
10 3 (1.39%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.93%) CMDB
11 2 (0.93%) Statistics
12 1 (0.46%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.46%) IBM Mainframe
12 1 (0.46%) Telematics
12 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (31.94%) Windows
2 17 (7.87%) Linux
3 14 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (6.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (6.48%) Windows Vista
4 13 (6.02%) Windows Server
5 12 (5.56%) Unix
6 9 (4.17%) CentOS
6 9 (4.17%) Ubuntu
7 8 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.24%) Data ONTAP
9 6 (2.78%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.85%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.39%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.31%) ITIL
2 50 (23.15%) Project Management
3 36 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (13.43%) PRINCE2
5 26 (12.04%) Migration
6 20 (9.26%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (9.26%) MVC
7 18 (8.33%) Service Management
7 18 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
8 17 (7.87%) ITIL V3
8 17 (7.87%) ITSM
9 16 (7.41%) Data Migration
10 15 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (6.94%) Capacity Management
10 15 (6.94%) Logistics
11 14 (6.48%) Information Assurance
11 14 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (6.02%) ERP
13 12 (5.56%) Data Modelling
13 12 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 36 (16.67%) SQL
2 22 (10.19%) C#
3 11 (5.09%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.31%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.93%) Java
5 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.93%) VB
5 2 (0.93%) VBScript
6 1 (0.46%) C
6 1 (0.46%) COBOL
6 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.46%) Python
6 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 66 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 54 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 28 (12.96%) DV Cleared
4 20 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (6.48%) CESG Certified Professional
5 14 (6.48%) CISSP
6 12 (5.56%) MCSE
7 10 (4.63%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (4.17%) CEH
8 9 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (2.31%) ISTQB
9 5 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.39%) MCP
10 3 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.46%) Degree
11 1 (0.46%) GSAE
11 1 (0.46%) HNC
11 1 (0.46%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.94%) SLA
2 11 (5.09%) RMADS
3 3 (1.39%) BS25999
3 3 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.39%) ISO22301
3 3 (1.39%) QA
4 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (23.15%) Active Directory
2 30 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (6.48%) NFS
5 12 (5.56%) Sendmail
6 10 (4.63%) XenApp
7 8 (3.70%) Hyper-V
7 8 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (2.31%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.93%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (10.19%) SCOM
2 14 (6.48%) OVSD
3 4 (1.85%) SCCM
4 3 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.39%) Nagios
5 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.46%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.46%) SCSM
6 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 40 (18.52%) Citrix
2 39 (18.06%) HP
3 34 (15.74%) Oracle
3 34 (15.74%) VMware
4 19 (8.80%) NetApp
5 17 (7.87%) Cisco
6 16 (7.41%) Remedy
7 13 (6.02%) CheckPoint
7 13 (6.02%) IFS
8 12 (5.56%) Blue Coat
9 9 (4.17%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.70%) EMC
11 7 (3.24%) CommVault
11 7 (3.24%) F5
11 7 (3.24%) IronPort
12 5 (2.31%) Veeam
13 4 (1.85%) 3PAR
14 3 (1.39%) Intel Security
14 3 (1.39%) Juniper
15 2 (0.93%) Symantec
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