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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 172 149 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 17.48% 18.10% 14.93%
As % of the Vendors category 36.67% 39.31% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 68 29
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£300 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.51% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £114 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £429 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 24
Average hourly rate £10.04 £11.15 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.80 £8.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £14.50 £14.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
469 379 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 47.66% 46.05% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 204 146
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 29
Average hourly rate £10.04 £11.15 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.90 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £14.80 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 121 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 87 (29.29%) Windows
3 84 (28.28%) ITIL
4 79 (26.60%) MS Office
5 74 (24.92%) Finance
6 72 (24.24%) Security Cleared
7 58 (19.53%) SC Cleared
8 55 (18.52%) Active Directory
9 54 (18.18%) SQL
10 46 (15.49%) DV Cleared
11 42 (14.14%) .NET
11 42 (14.14%) SQL Server
12 35 (11.78%) Project Management
12 35 (11.78%) MS PowerPoint
13 33 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 33 (11.11%) HP
14 32 (10.77%) SharePoint
14 32 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
15 31 (10.44%) Hyper-V
15 31 (10.44%) Service Management
16 29 (9.76%) VMware
16 29 (9.76%) PRINCE2
17 28 (9.43%) PowerShell
18 26 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
19 25 (8.42%) C#
19 25 (8.42%) BizTalk Server
20 24 (8.08%) Remedy
20 24 (8.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 24 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
21 23 (7.74%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 32 (10.77%) SharePoint
2 25 (8.42%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (5.72%) MS Exchange
4 14 (4.71%) IIS
5 7 (2.36%) Apache
5 7 (2.36%) MQSeries
6 6 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.68%) Lync
8 4 (1.35%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.01%) SAS
9 3 (1.01%) CMS
10 2 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.67%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.67%) Moodle
10 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.34%) Confluence
11 1 (0.34%) WordPress
11 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 121 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 79 (26.60%) MS Office
3 35 (11.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (7.74%) MS Project
5 20 (6.73%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.67%) InDesign
9 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (6.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.02%) Primavera
3 3 (1.01%) assyst
4 2 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.68%) Office 365
3 2 (0.67%) PaaS
4 1 (0.34%) IaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.05%) ATM
2 11 (3.70%) DNS
2 11 (3.70%) SAN
3 9 (3.03%) Firewall
4 7 (2.36%) Wireshark
4 7 (2.36%) Internet
5 5 (1.68%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.68%) LAN
5 5 (1.68%) WAN
6 4 (1.35%) DHCP
6 4 (1.35%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.01%) Wireless
7 3 (1.01%) VoIP
7 3 (1.01%) Intranet
8 2 (0.67%) MPLS
8 2 (0.67%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.67%) ADSL
8 2 (0.67%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.67%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.01%) Base SAS
6 3 (1.01%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.67%) MS Access
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.67%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.34%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.34%) OLAP
8 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.34%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (2.69%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.36%) Fiddler
3 5 (1.68%) Selenium
4 4 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.01%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.01%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.01%) PVCS
5 3 (1.01%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.67%) MSI
6 2 (0.67%) Introscope
7 1 (0.34%) JIRA
7 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.34%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
General
1 74 (24.92%) Finance
2 19 (6.40%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.38%) Banking
4 11 (3.70%) Retail
4 11 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.37%) Marketing
6 4 (1.35%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.35%) Back Office
6 4 (1.35%) Automotive
7 3 (1.01%) Local Government
8 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.67%) Publishing
8 2 (0.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 98 (33.00%) Analyst
2 27 (9.09%) Consultant
2 27 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 26 (8.75%) Developer
4 22 (7.41%) Administrator
5 17 (5.72%) Data Analyst
5 17 (5.72%) BizTalk Administrator
6 12 (4.04%) Architect
7 10 (3.37%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (3.37%) Service Analyst
8 9 (3.03%) Support Analyst
8 9 (3.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 9 (3.03%) Coordinator
8 9 (3.03%) Test Analyst
8 9 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (3.03%) Windows Administrator
8 9 (3.03%) Active Directory Consultant
9 8 (2.69%) MI Analyst
9 8 (2.69%) Report Analyst
10 7 (2.36%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (14.14%) .NET
2 19 (6.40%) .NET Framework
3 17 (5.72%) XML
4 12 (4.04%) ASP.NET
4 12 (4.04%) HTML
5 9 (3.03%) Web Services
5 9 (3.03%) XSLT
5 9 (3.03%) MSMQ
5 9 (3.03%) WCF
6 8 (2.69%) EDI
6 8 (2.69%) CSS
7 7 (2.36%) XSD
8 6 (2.02%) LINQ
8 6 (2.02%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (2.02%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.01%) HTML5
9 3 (1.01%) jQuery
9 3 (1.01%) Software Packaging
9 3 (1.01%) Middleware
10 2 (0.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.74%) CMDB
3 19 (6.40%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.72%) Data Centre
5 12 (4.04%) User Experience
5 12 (4.04%) Statistics
5 12 (4.04%) PKI
6 8 (2.69%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.36%) Data Extraction
7 7 (2.36%) Clustering
8 4 (1.35%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.35%) e-Health
8 4 (1.35%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.35%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.35%) Social Media
8 4 (1.35%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.01%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.01%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.67%) EPoS
10 2 (0.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 87 (29.29%) Windows
2 33 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (7.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (4.38%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.37%) Linux
7 9 (3.03%) UNIX
8 3 (1.01%) AIX
8 3 (1.01%) Solaris
9 2 (0.67%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.67%) Android
9 2 (0.67%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.67%) CentOS
9 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.34%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (28.28%) ITIL
2 35 (11.78%) Project Management
3 32 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (10.44%) Service Management
5 29 (9.76%) PRINCE2
6 23 (7.74%) ITSM
7 20 (6.73%) CRM
8 19 (6.40%) Data Analysis
8 19 (6.40%) ITIL V3
9 18 (6.06%) Migration
10 15 (5.05%) Configuration Management
10 15 (5.05%) Change Control
11 11 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (3.70%) Service Delivery
12 10 (3.37%) Logistics
12 10 (3.37%) Scrum
12 10 (3.37%) Project Planning
12 10 (3.37%) Unit Testing
12 10 (3.37%) Performance Monitoring
13 9 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 54 (18.18%) SQL
2 28 (9.43%) PowerShell
3 25 (8.42%) C#
4 10 (3.37%) T-SQL
4 10 (3.37%) VBScript
4 10 (3.37%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.69%) PL/SQL
5 8 (2.69%) VBA
6 3 (1.01%) Ruby
6 3 (1.01%) VB
6 3 (1.01%) Java
7 2 (0.67%) C
8 1 (0.34%) C++
8 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 72 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 58 (19.53%) SC Cleared
3 46 (15.49%) DV Cleared
4 24 (8.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 9 (3.03%) Degree
6 7 (2.36%) ISEB
7 6 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (2.02%) CCNA
8 5 (1.68%) APMP
9 4 (1.35%) CCNP
9 4 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.01%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (1.01%) MCSE
10 3 (1.01%) MCP
11 2 (0.67%) HNC
11 2 (0.67%) HND
11 2 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.73%) SLA
2 9 (3.03%) QA
3 8 (2.69%) ISO 9001
3 8 (2.69%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.68%) BS25999
5 2 (0.67%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.67%) HL7
6 1 (0.34%) TickIT
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 31 (10.44%) Hyper-V
3 21 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.70%) vSphere
5 9 (3.03%) ISA Server
6 6 (2.02%) XenApp
7 5 (1.68%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.01%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.67%) Squid
9 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.67%) NFS
9 2 (0.67%) UAG
10 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (7.07%) SCCM
2 20 (6.73%) OVSD
3 16 (5.39%) WSUS
4 11 (3.70%) SCOM
5 7 (2.36%) AirWatch
6 6 (2.02%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.68%) XenMobile
8 3 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.01%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.01%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.67%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.67%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.34%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 33 (11.11%) HP
2 29 (9.76%) VMware
3 24 (8.08%) Remedy
4 22 (7.41%) Citrix
5 16 (5.39%) Oracle
5 16 (5.39%) Cisco
6 13 (4.38%) NetApp
7 10 (3.37%) Adobe
8 5 (1.68%) SAP
8 5 (1.68%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.68%) Lumension
9 4 (1.35%) Symantec
9 4 (1.35%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.35%) BMC
9 4 (1.35%) CA
9 4 (1.35%) IBM
10 3 (1.01%) EMC
10 3 (1.01%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.01%) F5
10 3 (1.01%) McAfee
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