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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 130 147 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 16.80% 20.05% 20.36%
As % of the Vendors category 33.16% 45.94% 42.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 84 32
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£275 £345 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% +4.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £10.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +18.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £9.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £14.00 £14.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.36% -14.28%
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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
392 320 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 50.65% 43.66% 47.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 178 84
Average daily rate £350 £389 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.96% +18.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 26
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £14.65 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015, 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.

1 150 (51.90%) MS Excel
2 112 (38.75%) Windows
3 102 (35.29%) Security Cleared
4 92 (31.83%) SC Cleared
5 89 (30.80%) MS Office
6 80 (27.68%) ITIL
7 74 (25.61%) Finance
8 60 (20.76%) Active Directory
9 59 (20.42%) Analytical Skills
10 56 (19.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 51 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 49 (16.96%) VMware
13 42 (14.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 39 (13.49%) Service Management
15 38 (13.15%) Citrix
16 35 (12.11%) Project Management
17 34 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
17 34 (11.76%) MS Visio
17 34 (11.76%) DV Cleared
18 33 (11.42%) MS PowerPoint
19 32 (11.07%) MS Project
19 32 (11.07%) MCSE
19 32 (11.07%) PRINCE2
19 32 (11.07%) SLA
20 31 (10.73%) MS Exchange
20 31 (10.73%) Service Delivery
21 29 (10.03%) Windows 7
22 27 (9.34%) Windows Server 2012
22 27 (9.34%) Change Management
23 26 (9.00%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 31 (10.73%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.96%) IIS
3 22 (7.61%) SharePoint
3 22 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2003
4 19 (6.57%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (2.08%) Lync
7 6 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.73%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.69%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.69%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.35%) Apache
10 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.35%) CMS
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.35%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 150 (51.90%) MS Excel
2 89 (30.80%) MS Office
3 34 (11.76%) MS Visio
4 33 (11.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (11.07%) MS Project
6 11 (3.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.35%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.81%) Office 365
2 4 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.04%) PaaS
4 2 (0.69%) SaaS
4 2 (0.69%) IaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.88%) Firewall
2 16 (5.54%) SAN
3 15 (5.19%) NAS
4 12 (4.15%) LAN
5 11 (3.81%) WAN
5 11 (3.81%) TCP/IP
6 10 (3.46%) VoIP
7 9 (3.11%) Internet
8 7 (2.42%) ADSL
8 7 (2.42%) MPLS
9 6 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (2.08%) DNS
9 6 (2.08%) ATM
10 5 (1.73%) Ethernet
11 4 (1.38%) Broadband
12 3 (1.04%) DHCP
13 2 (0.69%) Cisco IPT
13 2 (0.69%) BIG-IP
13 2 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.69%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.11%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (2.77%) MS Access
4 5 (1.73%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.04%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.69%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.69%) OLTP
7 2 (0.69%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.69%) OLAP
8 1 (0.35%) MySQL
8 1 (0.35%) DTS
8 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (2.08%) NUnit
2 4 (1.38%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.04%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.69%) Selenium
4 2 (0.69%) Toad
5 1 (0.35%) Rational Rose
General
1 74 (25.61%) Finance
2 20 (6.92%) Banking
3 8 (2.77%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.38%) Marketing
5 3 (1.04%) Back Office
5 3 (1.04%) Retail
5 3 (1.04%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.69%) Automotive
6 2 (0.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 86 (29.76%) Analyst
2 30 (10.38%) Administrator
3 24 (8.30%) 1st Line Support
3 24 (8.30%) Service Analyst
3 24 (8.30%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (5.19%) Support Engineer
5 14 (4.84%) Architect
5 14 (4.84%) Support Analyst
5 14 (4.84%) Service Manager
6 13 (4.50%) Coordinator
6 13 (4.50%) Developer
7 12 (4.15%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 12 (4.15%) Project Manager
8 11 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (3.81%) Team Leader
9 10 (3.46%) Windows Administrator
9 10 (3.46%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 9 (3.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (3.11%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (3.11%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.27%) .NET
2 9 (3.11%) .NET Framework
3 8 (2.77%) Web Services
4 6 (2.08%) WCF
5 5 (1.73%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (1.38%) WinForms
7 3 (1.04%) CSS
7 3 (1.04%) XML
7 3 (1.04%) HTML
8 2 (0.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 2 (0.69%) Java EE
8 2 (0.69%) jQuery
8 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.69%) HTML5
8 2 (0.69%) Middleware
8 2 (0.69%) J2EE
9 1 (0.35%) SOAP
9 1 (0.35%) XSL
9 1 (0.35%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 59 (20.42%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.23%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.84%) Clustering
4 9 (3.11%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.77%) Mainframe
6 7 (2.42%) Statistics
7 5 (1.73%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.73%) IVR
7 5 (1.73%) User Experience
7 5 (1.73%) e-Health
8 3 (1.04%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.04%) CMDB
9 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.69%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.35%) Chip and PIN
10 1 (0.35%) Replication
10 1 (0.35%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 112 (38.75%) Windows
2 56 (19.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (10.03%) Windows 7
5 27 (9.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (7.96%) UNIX
7 22 (7.61%) Windows XP
8 20 (6.92%) Windows 2000
9 19 (6.57%) Linux
10 17 (5.88%) Windows NT
11 15 (5.19%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.38%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.04%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.35%) CentOS
14 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (27.68%) ITIL
2 39 (13.49%) Service Management
3 35 (12.11%) Project Management
4 32 (11.07%) PRINCE2
5 31 (10.73%) Service Delivery
6 27 (9.34%) Change Management
7 25 (8.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 20 (6.92%) Migration
9 19 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (5.54%) Line Management
11 15 (5.19%) ITSM
12 11 (3.81%) Change Control
12 11 (3.81%) People Management
13 10 (3.46%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (3.46%) ITIL V3
14 9 (3.11%) PRINCE
15 8 (2.77%) Performance Tuning
15 8 (2.77%) Validation
15 8 (2.77%) Configuration Management
16 7 (2.42%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.30%) SQL
2 19 (6.57%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.15%) C
4 11 (3.81%) C#
4 11 (3.81%) VBA
5 6 (2.08%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.73%) Java
7 3 (1.04%) PHP
8 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.35%) C++
9 1 (0.35%) VBScript
9 1 (0.35%) VB
9 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 102 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 92 (31.83%) SC Cleared
3 51 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (11.76%) DV Cleared
5 32 (11.07%) MCSE
6 22 (7.61%) MCP
7 19 (6.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 18 (6.23%) Degree
9 9 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (2.77%) HNC
10 8 (2.77%) HND
11 7 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (2.42%) CCNA
12 3 (1.04%) MCITP
13 2 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.69%) CCNP
13 2 (0.69%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.69%) ISEB
13 2 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (11.07%) SLA
2 6 (2.08%) QA
3 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) BS25999
4 1 (0.35%) HL7
System Software
1 60 (20.76%) Active Directory
2 42 (14.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (8.30%) Hyper-V
4 20 (6.92%) VMware ESX
5 16 (5.54%) ISA Server
6 14 (4.84%) Terminal Services
7 12 (4.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (3.46%) Firmware
9 7 (2.42%) vSphere
9 7 (2.42%) XenApp
10 6 (2.08%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.69%) UAG
13 1 (0.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (5.54%) BladeLogic
2 14 (4.84%) Backup Exec
3 13 (4.50%) OVSD
4 12 (4.15%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (4.15%) SCCM
5 11 (3.81%) SCOM
6 10 (3.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.73%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (1.73%) XenMobile
8 4 (1.38%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 4 (1.38%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (16.96%) VMware
2 38 (13.15%) Citrix
3 26 (9.00%) Oracle
4 20 (6.92%) Remedy
5 16 (5.54%) McAfee
5 16 (5.54%) Cisco
6 14 (4.84%) Intel
7 13 (4.50%) Lumension
8 11 (3.81%) Sophos
9 7 (2.42%) F5
10 5 (1.73%) HP
10 5 (1.73%) Avaya
10 5 (1.73%) CA
10 5 (1.73%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.38%) BMC
11 4 (1.38%) IBM
11 4 (1.38%) Business Objects
12 3 (1.04%) NetApp
12 3 (1.04%) Wyse
13 2 (0.69%) Altiris
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