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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 92 125 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.01% 15.90% 19.95%
As % of the Vendors category 30.87% 32.64% 45.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 54 84
Average daily rate £358 £263 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.19% -29.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £137 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £411 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 11
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £9.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £18.50 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
298 383 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 42.15% 48.73% 43.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 184 170
Average daily rate £375 £347 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% -13.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £180 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 17
Average hourly rate £16.07 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.13% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.14 £9.38 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £30.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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 14 February 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
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 14 February 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 93 (37.35%) MS Excel
2 88 (35.34%) Windows
3 83 (33.33%) Finance
4 76 (30.52%) MS Office
5 62 (24.90%) SQL
6 52 (20.88%) SQL Server
6 52 (20.88%) ITIL
6 52 (20.88%) Security Cleared
7 44 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (15.26%) SC Cleared
9 36 (14.46%) .NET
9 36 (14.46%) Oracle
10 35 (14.06%) Project Management
11 32 (12.85%) SharePoint
11 32 (12.85%) Windows 7
12 31 (12.45%) DV Cleared
12 31 (12.45%) VMware
13 27 (10.84%) Active Directory
13 27 (10.84%) Data Analysis
14 25 (10.04%) SLA
14 25 (10.04%) MS Visio
14 25 (10.04%) ATM
14 25 (10.04%) MS PowerPoint
14 25 (10.04%) Statistics
15 24 (9.64%) C#
15 24 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
16 23 (9.24%) PRINCE2
17 21 (8.43%) HP
17 21 (8.43%) Data Security
17 21 (8.43%) Banking

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 32 (12.85%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.43%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (2.41%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.20%) JBoss
8 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.80%) IIS
9 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.40%) Apache
10 1 (0.40%) CICS
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.40%) SAS
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 93 (37.35%) MS Excel
2 76 (30.52%) MS Office
3 25 (10.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (10.04%) MS Visio
4 16 (6.43%) MS Project
5 5 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.80%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 8 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.20%) Primavera
3 2 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.80%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.40%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.01%) Office 365
2 5 (2.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.04%) ATM
2 10 (4.02%) Firewall
2 10 (4.02%) iSCSI
3 9 (3.61%) Internet
4 8 (3.21%) SAN
5 7 (2.81%) DNS
5 7 (2.81%) LAN
5 7 (2.81%) WAN
6 6 (2.41%) FTP
6 6 (2.41%) Intranet
6 6 (2.41%) NAS
6 6 (2.41%) SMTP
6 6 (2.41%) VPN
7 4 (1.61%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.80%) IPsec
9 2 (0.80%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.80%) SSH
9 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.80%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (20.88%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (4.42%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (3.61%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.61%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.21%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (2.41%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.20%) MS Access
8 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.80%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.40%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.40%) Easytrieve
10 1 (0.40%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.40%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.40%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.41%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.61%) Introscope
4 2 (0.80%) Moq
4 2 (0.80%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.40%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.40%) MSI
5 1 (0.40%) MSTest
5 1 (0.40%) NUnit
5 1 (0.40%) Selenium
5 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 83 (33.33%) Finance
2 21 (8.43%) Banking
3 15 (6.02%) Retail
4 8 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.01%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.20%) Automotive
6 3 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.20%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.80%) Electronics
7 2 (0.80%) Law
7 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) Marketing
7 2 (0.80%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 82 (32.93%) Analyst
2 30 (12.05%) Architect
3 27 (10.84%) Developer
4 26 (10.44%) Project Manager
5 25 (10.04%) Data Analyst
6 13 (5.22%) Enterprise Architect
7 11 (4.42%) Financial Analyst
7 11 (4.42%) SQL Analyst
8 10 (4.02%) Senior Developer
8 10 (4.02%) Service Analyst
9 9 (3.61%) Consultant
9 9 (3.61%) Infrastructure Manager
9 9 (3.61%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 8 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.21%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.21%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.21%) Test Analyst
11 7 (2.81%) .NET Developer
11 7 (2.81%) Administrator
11 7 (2.81%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.46%) .NET
2 17 (6.83%) XML
3 14 (5.62%) SOAP
4 11 (4.42%) HTML
5 9 (3.61%) ASP.NET
5 9 (3.61%) REST
5 9 (3.61%) WCF
6 7 (2.81%) .NET Framework
6 7 (2.81%) Middleware
7 6 (2.41%) CSS
7 6 (2.41%) MSMQ
8 4 (1.61%) JMS
8 4 (1.61%) Web Services
8 4 (1.61%) WPF
9 3 (1.20%) HTML5
10 1 (0.40%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.40%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (0.40%) MDX
10 1 (0.40%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.04%) Statistics
2 24 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (8.43%) Data Structures
4 13 (5.22%) Data Extraction
5 12 (4.82%) Management Information System
6 10 (4.02%) Data Centre
7 9 (3.61%) Blackberry
8 5 (2.01%) Clustering
8 5 (2.01%) CMDB
8 5 (2.01%) PMI
8 5 (2.01%) User Experience
9 4 (1.61%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.61%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.61%) e-Health
10 3 (1.20%) BYOD
10 3 (1.20%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.20%) iPad
10 3 (1.20%) iPhone
10 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.80%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 88 (35.34%) Windows
2 32 (12.85%) Windows 7
3 17 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (6.02%) Linux
4 15 (6.02%) Windows Server
5 13 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.21%) Ubuntu
7 8 (3.21%) Unix
8 6 (2.41%) CentOS
8 6 (2.41%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.20%) Android
9 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.20%) BlackBerry OS
9 3 (1.20%) Windows Phone
9 3 (1.20%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.80%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.80%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.88%) ITIL
2 44 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (14.06%) Project Management
4 27 (10.84%) Data Analysis
5 23 (9.24%) PRINCE2
6 21 (8.43%) Data Security
7 20 (8.03%) Data Governance
7 20 (8.03%) ITIL V3
7 20 (8.03%) Risk Management
8 19 (7.63%) Service Management
9 17 (6.83%) Migration
9 17 (6.83%) Validation
10 16 (6.43%) Change Management
10 16 (6.43%) SOA
11 15 (6.02%) TDD
12 14 (5.62%) High Availability
12 14 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (5.22%) Business Analysis
13 13 (5.22%) TOGAF
13 13 (5.22%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 62 (24.90%) SQL
2 24 (9.64%) C#
3 15 (6.02%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.21%) PL/SQL
5 7 (2.81%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.20%) ABAP
7 2 (0.80%) Java
7 2 (0.80%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.80%) VBA
7 2 (0.80%) VBScript
8 1 (0.40%) COBOL
8 1 (0.40%) JCL
8 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (20.88%) Security Cleared
2 38 (15.26%) SC Cleared
3 31 (12.45%) DV Cleared
4 11 (4.42%) ISEB
5 7 (2.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (2.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (2.41%) APMP
6 6 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.01%) DBS Check
7 5 (2.01%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.61%) CCNA
9 3 (1.20%) Degree
9 3 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.20%) MCP
9 3 (1.20%) MCSE
10 2 (0.80%) MCITP
10 2 (0.80%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.04%) SLA
2 14 (5.62%) Data Quality
3 11 (4.42%) QA
4 2 (0.80%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.40%) BS25999
5 1 (0.40%) ISO22301
System Software
1 27 (10.84%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.43%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.81%) vSphere
5 6 (2.41%) NFS
6 3 (1.20%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.80%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.80%) Squid
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (7.23%) SCCM
2 10 (4.02%) OVSD
3 9 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (3.21%) SCOM
5 5 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.61%) CA Wily
6 4 (1.61%) OpenView
6 4 (1.61%) WSUS
7 3 (1.20%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.20%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 36 (14.46%) Oracle
2 31 (12.45%) VMware
3 21 (8.43%) HP
4 16 (6.43%) Remedy
4 16 (6.43%) SAP
5 12 (4.82%) Citrix
6 8 (3.21%) Cisco
6 8 (3.21%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.01%) EMC
8 4 (1.61%) CA
8 4 (1.61%) Dell
8 4 (1.61%) NetQoS
8 4 (1.61%) Nimsoft
8 4 (1.61%) StorageTek
8 4 (1.61%) Sun
9 3 (1.20%) Adobe
9 3 (1.20%) FireEye
9 3 (1.20%) MobileIron
9 3 (1.20%) Rackspace
9 3 (1.20%) ServiceNow
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Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
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Nigel Frank International
Rate: £340 - £425 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
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EY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
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Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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