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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 7 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 120 88 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 19.17% 12.26% 16.28%
As % of the Vendors category 38.71% 29.33% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 52 57
Median daily rate £400 £388 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £131 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 13
Median hourly rate £10.60 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.89% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.75 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £42.40 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.79
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.45%

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
310 300 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 49.52% 41.78% 49.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 148 191
Median daily rate £400 £390 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +12.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 17
Median hourly rate £10.80 £16.14 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.08% +11.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.46 £10.17 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £60.00 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 19 February 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 February 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.

1 100 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 88 (39.11%) SC Cleared
3 73 (32.44%) Windows
4 66 (29.33%) MS Office
5 59 (26.22%) MS Excel
6 52 (23.11%) ITIL
7 50 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 45 (20.00%) Finance
8 45 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (17.33%) DV Cleared
10 31 (13.78%) Linux
11 28 (12.44%) Project Management
12 27 (12.00%) CRM
12 27 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
13 26 (11.56%) VMware
14 25 (11.11%) Oracle
14 25 (11.11%) SQL Server
14 25 (11.11%) .NET
15 24 (10.67%) WAN
16 23 (10.22%) PRINCE2
16 23 (10.22%) Unix
17 19 (8.44%) MS Project
17 19 (8.44%) SharePoint
17 19 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (8.00%) Office 365
18 18 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 18 (8.00%) SCCM
18 18 (8.00%) C#
18 18 (8.00%) Management Information System
19 17 (7.56%) MS Visio

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 19 (8.44%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.56%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (3.11%) Drupal
5 6 (2.67%) Apache
5 6 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.67%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.67%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (1.78%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.89%) IIS
8 2 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 66 (29.33%) MS Office
2 59 (26.22%) MS Excel
3 19 (8.44%) MS Project
4 17 (7.56%) MS Visio
5 10 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 27 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.00%) Office 365
2 12 (5.33%) IaaS
3 8 (3.56%) SaaS
4 6 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.67%) WAN
2 14 (6.22%) LAN
3 13 (5.78%) Firewall
4 12 (5.33%) IPsec
4 12 (5.33%) SAN
5 10 (4.44%) ATM
6 7 (3.11%) ADSL
6 7 (3.11%) Internet
6 7 (3.11%) MPLS
6 7 (3.11%) VoIP
6 7 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (3.11%) Wireless
7 6 (2.67%) DMZ
7 6 (2.67%) NAS
7 6 (2.67%) SMTP
7 6 (2.67%) WLAN
8 4 (1.78%) FTP
8 4 (1.78%) SSH
9 3 (1.33%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.00%) Power BI
3 6 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.78%) DB2
5 4 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.33%) Data Mart
6 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.89%) SSDT
8 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.44%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.78%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (1.78%) ERwin
3 4 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.33%) Introscope
4 3 (1.33%) JIRA
5 2 (0.89%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.89%) Subversion
6 1 (0.44%) NUnit
General
1 45 (20.00%) Finance
2 16 (7.11%) Retail
3 9 (4.00%) Banking
4 4 (1.78%) Legal
4 4 (1.78%) Marketing
5 3 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.44%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (17.78%) Architect
2 36 (16.00%) Analyst
3 22 (9.78%) Developer
4 18 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 16 (7.11%) Consultant
6 15 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (5.33%) Technical Architect
8 10 (4.44%) Administrator
9 9 (4.00%) CRM Architect
9 9 (4.00%) CRM Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.56%) Data Analyst
10 8 (3.56%) Dynamics CRM Architect
10 8 (3.56%) Lead Architect
10 8 (3.56%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.56%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 6 (2.67%) Coordinator
11 6 (2.67%) CRM Developer
11 6 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 6 (2.67%) Security Advisor
11 6 (2.67%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.11%) .NET
2 16 (7.11%) .NET Framework
2 16 (7.11%) ASP.NET
3 15 (6.67%) HTML
4 11 (4.89%) SailPoint
5 10 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (4.00%) CSS
7 8 (3.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (3.11%) SAML
9 6 (2.67%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.67%) J2EE
9 6 (2.67%) XML
10 5 (2.22%) jQuery
10 5 (2.22%) WCF
11 4 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (1.78%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (0.89%) ADO.NET
12 2 (0.89%) Ajax
12 2 (0.89%) Entity Framework
12 2 (0.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.89%) CESG
3 11 (4.89%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.56%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.67%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.67%) Clustering
6 5 (2.22%) e-Health
7 4 (1.78%) Biometrics
7 4 (1.78%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.78%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.33%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.33%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.33%) Replication
8 3 (1.33%) Social Media
8 3 (1.33%) Statistics
9 2 (0.89%) CMDB
9 2 (0.89%) IVR
9 2 (0.89%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 73 (32.44%) Windows
2 31 (13.78%) Linux
3 23 (10.22%) Unix
4 18 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (6.22%) Windows 7
6 13 (5.78%) Windows Vista
7 12 (5.33%) Windows Server
8 11 (4.89%) CentOS
8 11 (4.89%) Windows 10
9 10 (4.44%) Windows XP
10 9 (4.00%) Windows 8
11 7 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.33%) Android
13 3 (1.33%) Solaris
14 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.89%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.89%) zOS
15 1 (0.44%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.11%) ITIL
2 45 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (12.44%) Project Management
4 27 (12.00%) CRM
5 23 (10.22%) PRINCE2
6 16 (7.11%) Service Management
6 16 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (6.67%) Logistics
7 15 (6.67%) Migration
8 14 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (5.78%) ITIL V2
9 13 (5.78%) Risk Management
10 12 (5.33%) Capacity Management
10 12 (5.33%) Incident Management
10 12 (5.33%) Patch Management
11 11 (4.89%) Cryptography
11 11 (4.89%) MVC
11 11 (4.89%) Scrum
11 11 (4.89%) Time Management
12 10 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.00%) C#
2 16 (7.11%) JavaScript
3 14 (6.22%) SQL
4 6 (2.67%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.22%) VB
6 4 (1.78%) VBScript
7 2 (0.89%) C
8 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 88 (39.11%) SC Cleared
3 39 (17.33%) DV Cleared
4 12 (5.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (4.89%) APMP
5 11 (4.89%) CESG Certified Professional
5 11 (4.89%) CISSP
6 10 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (3.56%) CEH
8 5 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.78%) CREST Certified
9 4 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.78%) OSCP
10 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.89%) CCNA
11 2 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.89%) ISEB
11 2 (0.89%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.89%) MCP
11 2 (0.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.11%) RMADS
1 7 (3.11%) SLA
2 5 (2.22%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.22%) QA
3 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.44%) ISO19770
3 1 (0.44%) ISO22301
System Software
1 50 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.89%) vCloud
3 11 (4.89%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (3.56%) Docker
5 7 (3.11%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.78%) Sendmail
7 4 (1.78%) vSphere
8 2 (0.89%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.44%) XenApp
9 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (8.00%) SCCM
2 8 (3.56%) Puppet
2 8 (3.56%) vRealize
3 7 (3.11%) SCOM
4 6 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (2.22%) WSUS
6 4 (1.78%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.33%) CA Wily
7 3 (1.33%) vMotion
8 2 (0.89%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.89%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.89%) OVSD
9 1 (0.44%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.44%) Control-M
9 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.44%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 26 (11.56%) VMware
2 25 (11.11%) Oracle
3 16 (7.11%) Remedy
4 13 (5.78%) Citrix
4 13 (5.78%) Red Hat
5 12 (5.33%) HP
5 12 (5.33%) Symantec
6 8 (3.56%) Cisco
7 6 (2.67%) SAP
8 5 (2.22%) Altiris
8 5 (2.22%) Avaya
8 5 (2.22%) CA
8 5 (2.22%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.22%) NCR
9 4 (1.78%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (1.33%) Blue Coat
10 3 (1.33%) F5
10 3 (1.33%) Genesys
10 3 (1.33%) NetApp
10 3 (1.33%) Veeam
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