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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 132 150 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 16.40% 16.48% 16.27%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 35.97% 35.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 61 38
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£310 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 29
Average hourly rate £10.04 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.72% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.55 £14.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.96
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.07%
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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
396 417 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 49.19% 45.82% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 230 139
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 43
Average hourly rate £10.04 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.72% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.55 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £18.75 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 7 July 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
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 7 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 119 (41.32%) MS Excel
2 102 (35.42%) MS Office
3 96 (33.33%) Windows
4 89 (30.90%) ITIL
5 75 (26.04%) Security Cleared
6 63 (21.88%) SC Cleared
6 63 (21.88%) Finance
7 62 (21.53%) Active Directory
8 49 (17.01%) SQL
9 43 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 43 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
10 41 (14.24%) DV Cleared
11 36 (12.50%) SQL Server
12 34 (11.81%) VMware
12 34 (11.81%) Project Management
13 33 (11.46%) Hyper-V
14 32 (11.11%) Service Management
14 32 (11.11%) .NET
15 30 (10.42%) PRINCE2
15 30 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 30 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
16 28 (9.72%) SharePoint
17 27 (9.38%) PowerShell
17 27 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
18 25 (8.68%) HP
19 23 (7.99%) Citrix
19 23 (7.99%) MS Project
19 23 (7.99%) CMDB
20 22 (7.64%) ITSM
20 22 (7.64%) Data Centre

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 28 (9.72%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.90%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (4.86%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.78%) IIS
5 5 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.39%) Lync
6 4 (1.39%) SAS
7 3 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.69%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.69%) Moodle
8 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.69%) CMS
8 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.69%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.35%) Facebook Platform
9 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 119 (41.32%) MS Excel
2 102 (35.42%) MS Office
3 23 (7.99%) MS Project
4 19 (6.60%) MS Visio
4 19 (6.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.69%) InDesign
7 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.43%) Primavera
3 3 (1.04%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.08%) Office 365
3 3 (1.04%) PaaS
4 1 (0.35%) IaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.17%) Internet
2 10 (3.47%) DNS
2 10 (3.47%) ATM
3 8 (2.78%) LAN
3 8 (2.78%) WAN
4 6 (2.08%) SAN
4 6 (2.08%) Firewall
4 6 (2.08%) Wireless
5 5 (1.74%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.39%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.39%) ADSL
6 4 (1.39%) IP Telephony
6 4 (1.39%) MPLS
6 4 (1.39%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (1.04%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.04%) BIG-IP
7 3 (1.04%) VoIP
7 3 (1.04%) VPN
7 3 (1.04%) Intranet
7 3 (1.04%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.39%) MySQL
4 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.04%) MS Access
5 3 (1.04%) Base SAS
5 3 (1.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (0.69%) OLAP
6 2 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.69%) SAP BI
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.69%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.69%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.39%) Selenium
3 3 (1.04%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.04%) PVCS
3 3 (1.04%) ClearCase
3 3 (1.04%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.35%) Ranorex
4 1 (0.35%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.35%) MSI
4 1 (0.35%) NUnit
4 1 (0.35%) Subversion
4 1 (0.35%) Moq
4 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 63 (21.88%) Finance
2 19 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.17%) Marketing
4 11 (3.82%) Financial Institution
5 9 (3.13%) Banking
6 7 (2.43%) Retail
7 5 (1.74%) Back Office
8 4 (1.39%) Automotive
9 3 (1.04%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.69%) German Language
10 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.69%) Local Government
11 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 92 (31.94%) Analyst
2 25 (8.68%) Developer
2 25 (8.68%) Administrator
3 24 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 20 (6.94%) Consultant
5 16 (5.56%) BizTalk Administrator
6 12 (4.17%) Architect
7 11 (3.82%) Data Analyst
8 10 (3.47%) Support Analyst
9 9 (3.13%) Coordinator
9 9 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (3.13%) Active Directory Consultant
10 8 (2.78%) MI Analyst
11 7 (2.43%) Configuration Analyst
11 7 (2.43%) Windows Administrator
11 7 (2.43%) Service Analyst
11 7 (2.43%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (2.43%) 1st Line Support
12 6 (2.08%) Service Manager
12 6 (2.08%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.11%) .NET
2 14 (4.86%) .NET Framework
3 9 (3.13%) Web Services
3 9 (3.13%) HTML
3 9 (3.13%) Middleware
4 8 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.78%) REST
5 7 (2.43%) SOAP
5 7 (2.43%) LINQ
6 6 (2.08%) jQuery
6 6 (2.08%) CSS
6 6 (2.08%) XML
7 4 (1.39%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.39%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (1.04%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.69%) SAML
9 2 (0.69%) XSL
9 2 (0.69%) XSLT
9 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.99%) CMDB
3 22 (7.64%) Data Centre
4 16 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 15 (5.21%) User Experience
6 14 (4.86%) Clustering
7 12 (4.17%) PKI
8 7 (2.43%) Social Media
8 7 (2.43%) Digital Media
9 6 (2.08%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.39%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.39%) e-Health
10 4 (1.39%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.39%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.04%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.04%) EPoS
11 3 (1.04%) Statistics
11 3 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.04%) Credit Risk
11 3 (1.04%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 96 (33.33%) Windows
2 43 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 30 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 11 (3.82%) UNIX
6 9 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
6 9 (3.13%) Linux
7 5 (1.74%) Windows 2000
7 5 (1.74%) Windows NT
8 3 (1.04%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.04%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.04%) CentOS
9 2 (0.69%) Android
9 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.69%) AIX
9 2 (0.69%) Solaris
9 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.35%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (30.90%) ITIL
2 34 (11.81%) Project Management
3 32 (11.11%) Service Management
4 30 (10.42%) PRINCE2
5 27 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (7.64%) ITSM
7 18 (6.25%) ITIL V3
8 17 (5.90%) Change Management
8 17 (5.90%) Configuration Management
9 15 (5.21%) CRM
9 15 (5.21%) Migration
10 14 (4.86%) Logistics
11 12 (4.17%) ETL
11 12 (4.17%) Change Control
12 11 (3.82%) Service Delivery
12 11 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (3.82%) Project Planning
12 11 (3.82%) Release Management
13 10 (3.47%) Software Engineering
13 10 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 49 (17.01%) SQL
2 27 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.51%) VBA
4 12 (4.17%) C#
5 10 (3.47%) VBScript
6 9 (3.13%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.74%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.04%) VB
8 3 (1.04%) C++
8 3 (1.04%) C
8 3 (1.04%) Ruby
9 2 (0.69%) Java
9 2 (0.69%) PHP
10 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 75 (26.04%) Security Cleared
2 63 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 41 (14.24%) DV Cleared
4 21 (7.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 13 (4.51%) Degree
5 13 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (3.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (3.13%) APMP
8 8 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.78%) CCNA
9 7 (2.43%) MCP
9 7 (2.43%) HNC
9 7 (2.43%) HND
10 4 (1.39%) MCSE
10 4 (1.39%) CCNP
10 4 (1.39%) ISEB
11 3 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.17%) SLA
2 11 (3.82%) QA
3 4 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.04%) HL7
5 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.35%) TickIT
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (21.53%) Active Directory
2 33 (11.46%) Hyper-V
3 21 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (4.17%) vSphere
5 9 (3.13%) ISA Server
6 8 (2.78%) XenApp
7 7 (2.43%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.39%) Firmware
9 3 (1.04%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.04%) NFS
10 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.69%) UAG
10 2 (0.69%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (6.60%) OVSD
1 19 (6.60%) SCCM
2 14 (4.86%) WSUS
3 11 (3.82%) SCOM
4 9 (3.13%) AirWatch
5 7 (2.43%) XenMobile
6 6 (2.08%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.39%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (1.39%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.04%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.69%) NetVault Backup
10 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 34 (11.81%) VMware
2 25 (8.68%) HP
3 23 (7.99%) Citrix
4 20 (6.94%) Remedy
5 19 (6.60%) Cisco
6 15 (5.21%) Oracle
7 10 (3.47%) NetApp
8 8 (2.78%) Adobe
9 5 (1.74%) SAP
9 5 (1.74%) Lumension
10 4 (1.39%) Akamai
10 4 (1.39%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.39%) CA
10 4 (1.39%) F5
11 3 (1.04%) Symantec
11 3 (1.04%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.04%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.04%) McAfee
12 2 (0.69%) Google
12 2 (0.69%) Brocade
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