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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 146 106 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 17.76% 14.38% 14.61%
As % of the Vendors category 39.04% 32.82% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 22 49
Average daily rate
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£301 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £125 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £418 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 15
Average hourly rate £12.25 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £9.30 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.59 £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
374 323 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 45.50% 43.83% 51.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 141 183
Average daily rate £339 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 25
Average hourly rate £12.75 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £9.00 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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.

1 113 (38.44%) MS Excel
2 93 (31.63%) Windows
3 77 (26.19%) Active Directory
4 75 (25.51%) Security Cleared
5 71 (24.15%) MS Office
5 71 (24.15%) Finance
6 65 (22.11%) SC Cleared
7 64 (21.77%) ITIL
8 54 (18.37%) Oracle
9 45 (15.31%) MS Project
9 45 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
10 42 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 42 (14.29%) Project Management
11 35 (11.90%) DV Cleared
12 34 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 32 (10.88%) Migration
14 31 (10.54%) Citrix
15 30 (10.20%) SQL
16 28 (9.52%) VMware
17 27 (9.18%) Windows Server 2008
18 26 (8.84%) Windows 7
18 26 (8.84%) SQL Server
18 26 (8.84%) MS Exchange
19 24 (8.16%) C#
19 24 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
20 23 (7.82%) .NET
21 22 (7.48%) SCCM
22 20 (6.80%) UNIX
22 20 (6.80%) SLA
23 19 (6.46%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 26 (8.84%) MS Exchange
2 18 (6.12%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.10%) IIS
4 13 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.08%) Lync
5 12 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (3.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (3.40%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.04%) TIBCO EMS
9 4 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.36%) Content Management Server
10 3 (1.02%) CMS
11 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.68%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 113 (38.44%) MS Excel
2 71 (24.15%) MS Office
3 45 (15.31%) MS Project
4 24 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (4.76%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (2.04%) TIBCO iProcess
1 6 (2.04%) Staffware
1 6 (2.04%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Maximo
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.34%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.44%) SAN
2 11 (3.74%) NAS
3 6 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (1.70%) LDAP
5 4 (1.36%) Firewall
5 4 (1.36%) Broadband
5 4 (1.36%) Internet
6 3 (1.02%) DNS
6 3 (1.02%) LAN
6 3 (1.02%) VoIP
6 3 (1.02%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.68%) Network Security
7 2 (0.68%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (0.68%) WAN
8 1 (0.34%) X.400
8 1 (0.34%) X.500
8 1 (0.34%) SMTP
8 1 (0.34%) SSL
8 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.44%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.40%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (3.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.70%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.02%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.02%) MS Access
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.68%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.34%) QlikView
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (6.12%) Visual Studio
2 16 (5.44%) NUnit
3 15 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.36%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.36%) Ant
5 2 (0.68%) Toad
6 1 (0.34%) MSI
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 71 (24.15%) Finance
2 13 (4.42%) Banking
3 7 (2.38%) Back Office
4 5 (1.70%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.70%) Retail
5 4 (1.36%) Advertising
6 3 (1.02%) Marketing
7 2 (0.68%) Automotive
7 2 (0.68%) Publishing
8 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (27.55%) Analyst
2 22 (7.48%) Developer
3 18 (6.12%) Project Manager
4 17 (5.78%) Administrator
4 17 (5.78%) Consultant
5 16 (5.44%) Coordinator
6 15 (5.10%) Help Desk Analyst
7 13 (4.42%) Service Analyst
7 13 (4.42%) Business Analyst
7 13 (4.42%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (3.40%) Architect
10 9 (3.06%) Software Developer
10 9 (3.06%) Senior Developer
11 8 (2.72%) Support Analyst
12 7 (2.38%) Programme Manager
12 7 (2.38%) Programme Office Manager
12 7 (2.38%) Windows Administrator
12 7 (2.38%) ScrumMaster
13 6 (2.04%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.82%) .NET
2 9 (3.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 9 (3.06%) WCF
3 8 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (2.72%) ASP.NET
3 8 (2.72%) Middleware
4 7 (2.38%) Web Services
5 6 (2.04%) Velocity
6 5 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 4 (1.36%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.36%) WinForms
7 4 (1.36%) XML
7 4 (1.36%) HTML
8 3 (1.02%) J2EE
9 2 (0.68%) Java EE
9 2 (0.68%) HTML5
10 1 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.34%) MSMQ
10 1 (0.34%) CSS
10 1 (0.34%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 10 (3.40%) Clustering
4 9 (3.06%) N-Tier
5 8 (2.72%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.70%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.02%) PMI
9 2 (0.68%) Statistics
9 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.68%) User Experience
10 1 (0.34%) EPoS
10 1 (0.34%) Chip and PIN
10 1 (0.34%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.34%) Replication
10 1 (0.34%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.34%) iPad
10 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 93 (31.63%) Windows
2 27 (9.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (8.84%) Windows 7
4 20 (6.80%) UNIX
5 19 (6.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (4.42%) Windows XP
6 13 (4.42%) Windows 2000
6 13 (4.42%) Android
7 12 (4.08%) Windows NT
8 9 (3.06%) Windows 2000 Server
9 8 (2.72%) Windows Mobile
10 7 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.38%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.70%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.36%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.68%) Linux
14 1 (0.34%) zOS
14 1 (0.34%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.34%) AIX
14 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.77%) ITIL
2 45 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 42 (14.29%) Project Management
4 32 (10.88%) Migration
5 18 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (6.12%) TDD
5 18 (6.12%) Change Management
6 16 (5.44%) Automated Testing
6 16 (5.44%) Service Delivery
6 16 (5.44%) Scrum
7 12 (4.08%) Problem Management
7 12 (4.08%) Service Management
7 12 (4.08%) OO
8 11 (3.74%) SOA
8 11 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (3.74%) Change Control
8 11 (3.74%) Waterfall
9 10 (3.40%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (3.40%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.20%) SQL
2 24 (8.16%) C#
3 14 (4.76%) Java
4 12 (4.08%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.74%) VBScript
6 8 (2.72%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.38%) VB
8 4 (1.36%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.36%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.02%) C
10 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.34%) VBA
11 1 (0.34%) Perl
11 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 75 (25.51%) Security Cleared
2 65 (22.11%) SC Cleared
3 35 (11.90%) DV Cleared
4 34 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 18 (6.12%) MCSE
6 15 (5.10%) Degree
7 10 (3.40%) ISEB
8 8 (2.72%) HNC
8 8 (2.72%) HND
9 7 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.02%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.02%) MCP
12 2 (0.68%) CCNA
12 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.34%) Check Point Certification
13 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.34%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.80%) SLA
2 7 (2.38%) QA
3 5 (1.70%) P3O
4 4 (1.36%) BS15000
5 2 (0.68%) BS25999
6 1 (0.34%) HL7
System Software
1 77 (26.19%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.42%) vSphere
4 12 (4.08%) Terminal Services
5 11 (3.74%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (3.40%) VMware ESX
6 10 (3.40%) ISA Server
7 5 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.70%) XenApp
8 3 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.34%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 22 (7.48%) SCCM
2 11 (3.74%) BladeLogic
3 10 (3.40%) SCOM
4 8 (2.72%) OVSD
5 7 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (2.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (2.04%) TIBCO Hawk
7 4 (1.36%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.68%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.68%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.68%) SCSM
9 2 (0.68%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 54 (18.37%) Oracle
2 31 (10.54%) Citrix
3 28 (9.52%) VMware
4 15 (5.10%) Cisco
5 13 (4.42%) Remedy
5 13 (4.42%) MobileIron
6 12 (4.08%) Intel
7 10 (3.40%) Symantec
8 8 (2.72%) HP
9 7 (2.38%) SAP
10 6 (2.04%) IronPort
10 6 (2.04%) RightFax
10 6 (2.04%) TIBCO
10 6 (2.04%) NetApp
11 5 (1.70%) EMC
11 5 (1.70%) IBM
11 5 (1.70%) Business Objects
12 2 (0.68%) Veeam
12 2 (0.68%) QNX
12 2 (0.68%) CheckPoint
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