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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 96 133 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.26% 16.04% 15.48%
As % of the Vendors category 30.48% 34.19% 36.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 85 62
Median daily rate £380 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.41% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £154 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 19
Median hourly rate £8.50 £10.04 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -19.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
315 389 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 46.81% 46.92% 42.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 190 211
Median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 24
Median hourly rate £9.00 £10.04 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.31% -25.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £29.50 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.24% +7.19%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 65 (31.86%) MS Office
2 60 (29.41%) MS Excel
3 59 (28.92%) Windows
4 58 (28.43%) Security Cleared
5 51 (25.00%) ITIL
6 48 (23.53%) Project Management
7 47 (23.04%) SQL Server
8 45 (22.06%) SC Cleared
9 43 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
10 42 (20.59%) Active Directory
10 42 (20.59%) SQL
11 39 (19.12%) Citrix
12 36 (17.65%) .NET
13 35 (17.16%) Oracle
13 35 (17.16%) HP
14 30 (14.71%) VMware
15 28 (13.73%) PRINCE2
16 27 (13.24%) C#
16 27 (13.24%) MS Visio
16 27 (13.24%) MS Exchange
17 25 (12.25%) Finance
17 25 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (11.76%) SharePoint
19 23 (11.27%) Migration
20 22 (10.78%) Retail
20 22 (10.78%) Internet
20 22 (10.78%) DV Cleared
21 20 (9.80%) SAN
21 20 (9.80%) ASP.NET
21 20 (9.80%) MVC

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 27 (13.24%) MS Exchange
2 24 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.37%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.94%) SAS
5 4 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.96%) IIS
5 4 (1.96%) JBoss
6 3 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.98%) CMS
7 2 (0.98%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.98%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.49%) CICS
8 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 65 (31.86%) MS Office
2 60 (29.41%) MS Excel
3 27 (13.24%) MS Visio
4 15 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (3.92%) MS Project
6 7 (3.43%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.49%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.41%) Office 365
3 4 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.96%) SaaS
4 2 (0.98%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.78%) Internet
2 20 (9.80%) SAN
3 19 (9.31%) FTP
4 17 (8.33%) Firewall
5 13 (6.37%) DNS
5 13 (6.37%) IPsec
5 13 (6.37%) SMTP
6 11 (5.39%) iSCSI
6 11 (5.39%) SSH
7 9 (4.41%) VPN
8 7 (3.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (3.43%) LAN
8 7 (3.43%) NetScaler
8 7 (3.43%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (3.43%) SSL
9 6 (2.94%) WAN
10 4 (1.96%) Wireless
11 1 (0.49%) ATM
11 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.04%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.43%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.45%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.96%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.98%) Big Data
8 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.98%) DB2
8 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.98%) OLAP
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.96%) ERwin
2 3 (1.47%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.98%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.49%) JIRA
4 1 (0.49%) Moq
4 1 (0.49%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (12.25%) Finance
2 22 (10.78%) Retail
3 13 (6.37%) Banking
4 5 (2.45%) Marketing
5 4 (1.96%) Automotive
6 3 (1.47%) German Language
6 3 (1.47%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (22.06%) Analyst
2 28 (13.73%) Developer
3 23 (11.27%) Project Manager
4 22 (10.78%) Architect
5 17 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 17 (8.33%) Consultant
6 16 (7.84%) Business Analyst
7 15 (7.35%) Technical Architect
8 14 (6.86%) C# .NET Developer
8 14 (6.86%) C# Developer
9 10 (4.90%) ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (4.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (4.90%) Service Analyst
10 9 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 9 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (3.92%) Security Advisor
12 7 (3.43%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 6 (2.94%) .NET Technical Architect
13 6 (2.94%) Wintel Server Specialist
13 6 (2.94%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (17.65%) .NET
2 20 (9.80%) ASP.NET
3 18 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 12 (5.88%) HTML
4 12 (5.88%) jQuery
5 11 (5.39%) SOAP
6 9 (4.41%) Middleware
6 9 (4.41%) WCF
6 9 (4.41%) Web Services
7 8 (3.92%) REST
8 7 (3.43%) CSS
9 6 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (2.94%) XML
10 5 (2.45%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.45%) AngularJS
10 5 (2.45%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (1.96%) MSMQ
12 2 (0.98%) LINQ
12 2 (0.98%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.35%) Client/Server
2 13 (6.37%) CESG
2 13 (6.37%) Cryptography
2 13 (6.37%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.37%) N-Tier
3 10 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.90%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.43%) Smartphone
4 7 (3.43%) User Experience
5 6 (2.94%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.47%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.98%) CMDB
7 2 (0.98%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.98%) PKI
7 2 (0.98%) Statistics
8 1 (0.49%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 59 (28.92%) Windows
2 14 (6.86%) Linux
3 13 (6.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (6.37%) Windows Vista
4 11 (5.39%) Unix
4 11 (5.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.41%) CentOS
5 9 (4.41%) Ubuntu
5 9 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.92%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.94%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.96%) Data ONTAP
8 4 (1.96%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.47%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.98%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (25.00%) ITIL
2 48 (23.53%) Project Management
3 43 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (13.73%) PRINCE2
5 23 (11.27%) Migration
6 20 (9.80%) MVC
7 19 (9.31%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (7.84%) Data Migration
8 16 (7.84%) SOA
9 15 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (7.35%) High Availability
9 15 (7.35%) Logistics
9 15 (7.35%) Service Management
9 15 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (7.35%) TDD
10 14 (6.86%) ITSM
11 13 (6.37%) Capacity Management
11 13 (6.37%) ERP
11 13 (6.37%) Information Assurance
11 13 (6.37%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.59%) SQL
2 27 (13.24%) C#
3 11 (5.39%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.96%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.98%) COBOL
5 2 (0.98%) Java
5 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.98%) VB
6 1 (0.49%) JCL
6 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.49%) Python
6 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.49%) VBA
6 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (28.43%) Security Cleared
2 45 (22.06%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.78%) DV Cleared
4 18 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (6.37%) CESG Certified Professional
5 13 (6.37%) CISSP
6 10 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (4.90%) MCSE
7 9 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (3.92%) CEH
9 5 (2.45%) ISTQB
9 5 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.98%) MCP
12 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.49%) HNC
12 1 (0.49%) HND
12 1 (0.49%) ISEB
12 1 (0.49%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.35%) SLA
2 11 (5.39%) RMADS
3 3 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.98%) QA
5 1 (0.49%) BS25999
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.49%) ISO22301
System Software
1 42 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.37%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (5.39%) NFS
4 11 (5.39%) Sendmail
5 10 (4.90%) XenApp
6 9 (4.41%) Hyper-V
7 8 (3.92%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (2.45%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (7.84%) SCOM
2 11 (5.39%) OVSD
3 4 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.47%) Nagios
4 3 (1.47%) SCCM
5 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.49%) SCSM
5 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 39 (19.12%) Citrix
2 35 (17.16%) HP
2 35 (17.16%) Oracle
3 30 (14.71%) VMware
4 18 (8.82%) Cisco
5 15 (7.35%) NetApp
5 15 (7.35%) Remedy
6 13 (6.37%) CheckPoint
6 13 (6.37%) IFS
6 13 (6.37%) Red Hat
7 12 (5.88%) Blue Coat
8 7 (3.43%) CommVault
8 7 (3.43%) F5
8 7 (3.43%) IronPort
9 4 (1.96%) 3PAR
9 4 (1.96%) EMC
10 3 (1.47%) Juniper
11 2 (0.98%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.98%) SAP
11 2 (0.98%) Tableau
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