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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 109 167 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.57% 18.45% 16.01%
As % of the Vendors category 33.03% 40.93% 39.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 85 59
Median daily rate £425 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.34% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 17
Median hourly rate £11.00 £9.25 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £9.00 £8.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £40.00 £13.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
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
330 408 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 44.12% 45.08% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 186 171
Median daily rate £425 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 21
Median hourly rate £11.50 £10.04 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.59% +11.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.91 £9.00 £8.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £15.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 (34.85%) MS Office
2 63 (31.82%) Windows
3 61 (30.81%) MS Excel
4 60 (30.30%) Security Cleared
5 53 (26.77%) SQL
6 47 (23.74%) SQL Server
7 46 (23.23%) ITIL
8 45 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (22.22%) SC Cleared
10 41 (20.71%) Oracle
10 41 (20.71%) Project Management
11 35 (17.68%) Finance
11 35 (17.68%) VMware
12 34 (17.17%) HP
12 34 (17.17%) .NET
13 33 (16.67%) Active Directory
14 32 (16.16%) SharePoint
15 30 (15.15%) Citrix
16 29 (14.65%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (14.14%) DV Cleared
17 28 (14.14%) MS Exchange
18 24 (12.12%) SAN
19 23 (11.62%) Internet
19 23 (11.62%) Migration
20 22 (11.11%) Firewall
20 22 (11.11%) MS Visio
21 21 (10.61%) PRINCE2
21 21 (10.61%) Service Management
22 20 (10.10%) C#
22 20 (10.10%) Cisco

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 32 (16.16%) SharePoint
2 28 (14.14%) MS Exchange
3 17 (8.59%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.03%) SAS
6 4 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.02%) JBoss
6 4 (2.02%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.52%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.01%) IIS
8 2 (1.01%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.51%) CICS
9 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 69 (34.85%) MS Office
2 61 (30.81%) MS Excel
3 22 (11.11%) MS Visio
4 12 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (4.55%) ProjectWise
6 8 (4.04%) MS Project
7 3 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.51%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (2.53%) SaaS
2 4 (2.02%) Office 365
3 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.12%) SAN
2 23 (11.62%) Internet
3 22 (11.11%) Firewall
4 17 (8.59%) FTP
5 14 (7.07%) DNS
6 12 (6.06%) iSCSI
6 12 (6.06%) SMTP
7 11 (5.56%) VPN
8 10 (5.05%) LAN
9 9 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (4.55%) NetScaler
9 9 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
9 9 (4.55%) SSL
9 9 (4.55%) WAN
10 8 (4.04%) IPsec
10 8 (4.04%) SSH
11 6 (3.03%) ATM
11 6 (3.03%) NAS
12 2 (1.01%) Wireless
13 1 (0.51%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.02%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.52%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.01%) Big Data
8 2 (1.01%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.01%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) ERwin
1 1 (0.51%) JIRA
1 1 (0.51%) Moq
1 1 (0.51%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
1 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (17.68%) Finance
2 13 (6.57%) Retail
3 9 (4.55%) Banking
4 5 (2.53%) Automotive
4 5 (2.53%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.01%) Electronics
6 2 (1.01%) Law
6 2 (1.01%) Marketing
6 2 (1.01%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Advertising
7 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) German Language
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (26.77%) Analyst
2 30 (15.15%) Architect
3 20 (10.10%) Developer
4 19 (9.60%) Project Manager
5 16 (8.08%) Business Analyst
5 16 (8.08%) Consultant
6 14 (7.07%) Technical Architect
7 11 (5.56%) Service Analyst
8 10 (5.05%) .NET Developer
8 10 (5.05%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (4.55%) C# Developer
9 9 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (4.04%) Data Analyst
11 7 (3.54%) .NET Architect
11 7 (3.54%) Senior Developer
12 6 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (3.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 6 (3.03%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.17%) .NET
2 16 (8.08%) SOAP
3 11 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 11 (5.56%) Middleware
4 10 (5.05%) REST
5 9 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 7 (3.54%) WCF
7 7 (3.54%) XML
8 5 (2.53%) MSMQ
9 4 (2.02%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.02%) HTML
9 4 (2.02%) JMS
9 4 (2.02%) jQuery
9 4 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (2.02%) Web Services
9 4 (2.02%) WPF
10 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.01%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.51%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.05%) Cryptography
2 10 (5.05%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.55%) N-Tier
4 8 (4.04%) CESG
4 8 (4.04%) Client/Server
4 8 (4.04%) Statistics
5 7 (3.54%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.54%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.03%) User Experience
7 5 (2.53%) Clustering
8 4 (2.02%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.52%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.52%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.52%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.52%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.52%) iPad
9 3 (1.52%) iPhone
10 2 (1.01%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 63 (31.82%) Windows
2 15 (7.58%) Windows Server
3 14 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (6.57%) Linux
5 11 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 10 (5.05%) Unix
7 8 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.04%) Windows Vista
8 7 (3.54%) CentOS
8 7 (3.54%) Ubuntu
9 6 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.02%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (1.52%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.01%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.23%) ITIL
2 45 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (20.71%) Project Management
4 23 (11.62%) Migration
5 21 (10.61%) PRINCE2
5 21 (10.61%) Service Management
6 19 (9.60%) SOA
7 18 (9.09%) ITSM
8 17 (8.59%) Data Migration
9 16 (8.08%) Business Analysis
9 16 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (8.08%) TDD
10 15 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (7.58%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (7.58%) High Availability
10 15 (7.58%) Logistics
11 13 (6.57%) ERP
11 13 (6.57%) MVC
12 12 (6.06%) Capacity Management
12 12 (6.06%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 53 (26.77%) SQL
2 20 (10.10%) C#
3 6 (3.03%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.02%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.52%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.01%) ABAP
6 2 (1.01%) COBOL
6 2 (1.01%) VB
7 1 (0.51%) Java
7 1 (0.51%) JCL
7 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 44 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 28 (14.14%) DV Cleared
4 11 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.04%) MCSE
6 7 (3.54%) ISEB
6 7 (3.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (3.03%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (3.03%) CISSP
8 4 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.52%) CEH
9 3 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.01%) CREST Certified
10 2 (1.01%) Cyber Scheme
10 2 (1.01%) Degree
10 2 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.01%) OSCP
10 2 (1.01%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.06%) SLA
2 5 (2.53%) QA
3 4 (2.02%) RMADS
4 3 (1.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.51%) BS25999
5 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.51%) ISO22301
System Software
1 33 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 29 (14.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.04%) NFS
4 8 (4.04%) Sendmail
5 6 (3.03%) XenApp
6 5 (2.53%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.53%) vSphere
7 3 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (6.57%) OVSD
1 13 (6.57%) SCOM
2 8 (4.04%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.02%) OpenView
4 4 (2.02%) SCCM
5 3 (1.52%) Nagios
6 2 (1.01%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.51%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.51%) SCSM
7 1 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 41 (20.71%) Oracle
2 35 (17.68%) VMware
3 34 (17.17%) HP
4 30 (15.15%) Citrix
5 20 (10.10%) Cisco
6 14 (7.07%) Blue Coat
6 14 (7.07%) CheckPoint
6 14 (7.07%) Red Hat
7 13 (6.57%) IFS
7 13 (6.57%) NetApp
8 10 (5.05%) SAP
9 9 (4.55%) F5
9 9 (4.55%) IronPort
9 9 (4.55%) Remedy
10 6 (3.03%) CommVault
10 6 (3.03%) EMC
11 4 (2.02%) StorageTek
11 4 (2.02%) Sun
12 3 (1.52%) Dell
12 3 (1.52%) Juniper
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