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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 112 130 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.57% 13.93% 17.37%
As % of the Vendors category 38.75% 32.10% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 56 66
Median daily rate £400 £333 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £550 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 33
Median hourly rate £9.65 £11.69 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.45% -22.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.75 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £19.00 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +2.16%
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
289 405 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 47.93% 43.41% 46.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 169 210
Median daily rate £425 £389 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% +11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 40
Median hourly rate £10.23 £16.89 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.46% +12.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.27 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £19.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 82 (38.14%) Windows
2 78 (36.28%) Security Cleared
3 73 (33.95%) MS Excel
4 64 (29.77%) Active Directory
5 62 (28.84%) SC Cleared
6 61 (28.37%) MS Office
7 54 (25.12%) ITIL
8 38 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (16.74%) SQL Server
9 36 (16.74%) DV Cleared
10 33 (15.35%) Linux
10 33 (15.35%) Finance
11 29 (13.49%) Project Management
12 28 (13.02%) Unix
13 27 (12.56%) Oracle
13 27 (12.56%) VMware
14 26 (12.09%) PRINCE2
15 23 (10.70%) Citrix
15 23 (10.70%) MS Visio
15 23 (10.70%) Retail
15 23 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (10.23%) Migration
17 21 (9.77%) MS Exchange
18 19 (8.84%) CISSP
18 19 (8.84%) Management Information System
18 19 (8.84%) IPsec
18 19 (8.84%) Cryptography
18 19 (8.84%) CESG
18 19 (8.84%) CESG Certified Professional
19 18 (8.37%) Scrum

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 21 (9.77%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.26%) Drupal
4 6 (2.79%) Apache
4 6 (2.79%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.79%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.33%) IIS
5 5 (2.33%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 73 (33.95%) MS Excel
2 61 (28.37%) MS Office
3 23 (10.70%) MS Visio
4 15 (6.98%) MS Project
5 14 (6.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (8.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (4.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (4.65%) Office 365
2 7 (3.26%) IaaS
3 3 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.40%) OneDrive
3 3 (1.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.84%) IPsec
2 16 (7.44%) Internet
3 13 (6.05%) SMTP
4 12 (5.58%) Firewall
4 12 (5.58%) SAN
5 10 (4.65%) FTP
5 10 (4.65%) SSH
5 10 (4.65%) WAN
6 9 (4.19%) Wireless
7 8 (3.72%) LAN
7 8 (3.72%) MPLS
7 8 (3.72%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.72%) VoIP
8 7 (3.26%) ADSL
8 7 (3.26%) NAS
8 7 (3.26%) Network Security
9 6 (2.79%) DMZ
9 6 (2.79%) DNS
9 6 (2.79%) WLAN
10 4 (1.86%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.72%) Power BI
4 5 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.33%) DB2
5 4 (1.86%) Data Mart
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.93%) SSDT
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.47%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (3.72%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.79%) ERwin
4 5 (2.33%) JIRA
5 3 (1.40%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.40%) Selenium
5 3 (1.40%) Subversion
6 2 (0.93%) MSTest
6 2 (0.93%) SpecFlow
General
1 33 (15.35%) Finance
2 23 (10.70%) Retail
3 11 (5.12%) Banking
4 6 (2.79%) German Language
5 3 (1.40%) Automotive
5 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.40%) Legal
5 3 (1.40%) Marketing
6 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.93%) French Language
6 2 (0.93%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.93%) Russian Language
6 2 (0.93%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Electronics
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (19.53%) Analyst
2 24 (11.16%) Architect
3 23 (10.70%) Project Manager
4 18 (8.37%) Consultant
5 12 (5.58%) Developer
6 10 (4.65%) Security Advisor
7 9 (4.19%) Administrator
7 9 (4.19%) Data Analyst
7 9 (4.19%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 9 (4.19%) Support Analyst
8 8 (3.72%) Information Assurance Leader
8 8 (3.72%) Service Analyst
8 8 (3.72%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (3.72%) VMware Specialist
9 7 (3.26%) Agile Scrum Master
9 7 (3.26%) Data Architect
9 7 (3.26%) Scrum Master
9 7 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.79%) ETL Architect
10 6 (2.79%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.91%) .NET
2 14 (6.51%) ASP.NET
3 11 (5.12%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (5.12%) SailPoint
4 7 (3.26%) .NET Framework
4 7 (3.26%) HTML
4 7 (3.26%) SAML
5 6 (2.79%) J2EE
6 5 (2.33%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.33%) jQuery
7 4 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.86%) CSS
8 3 (1.40%) ADO.NET
8 3 (1.40%) Ajax
8 3 (1.40%) Entity Framework
8 3 (1.40%) HTML5
8 3 (1.40%) Web Services
9 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.93%) XML
10 1 (0.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.84%) CESG
1 19 (8.84%) Cryptography
1 19 (8.84%) Management Information System
2 15 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.51%) Data Centre
4 13 (6.05%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.26%) Clustering
6 6 (2.79%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.79%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.79%) PKI
7 4 (1.86%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.40%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.40%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.40%) Replication
8 3 (1.40%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.40%) Statistics
9 2 (0.93%) CMDB
9 2 (0.93%) e-Health
9 2 (0.93%) IVR
9 2 (0.93%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 82 (38.14%) Windows
2 33 (15.35%) Linux
3 28 (13.02%) Unix
4 18 (8.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (6.98%) Windows Vista
6 13 (6.05%) Windows 10
7 11 (5.12%) CentOS
8 10 (4.65%) Windows Server
9 6 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.33%) Android
10 5 (2.33%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.86%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.86%) Solaris
11 4 (1.86%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.40%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (1.40%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.40%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (25.12%) ITIL
2 38 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (13.49%) Project Management
4 26 (12.09%) PRINCE2
5 22 (10.23%) Migration
6 18 (8.37%) CRM
6 18 (8.37%) Scrum
7 17 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (7.91%) Information Assurance
7 17 (7.91%) Risk Management
8 16 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (6.51%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (6.51%) Patch Management
10 13 (6.05%) ERP
10 13 (6.05%) ITIL V2
10 13 (6.05%) Logistics
10 13 (6.05%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (5.58%) Capacity Management
11 12 (5.58%) ITIL V3
12 11 (5.12%) Fuzz Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.44%) C#
2 11 (5.12%) SQL
3 8 (3.72%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.93%) C
4 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 78 (36.28%) Security Cleared
2 62 (28.84%) SC Cleared
3 36 (16.74%) DV Cleared
4 19 (8.84%) CESG Certified Professional
4 19 (8.84%) CISSP
5 14 (6.51%) CEH
5 14 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (6.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (3.72%) APMP
7 8 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (3.26%) ISTQB
8 7 (3.26%) MCSE
8 7 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (2.79%) MCP
10 5 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.40%) CREST Certified
12 3 (1.40%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.05%) RMADS
2 10 (4.65%) SLA
3 8 (3.72%) Data Quality
3 8 (3.72%) QA
4 2 (0.93%) BS25999
4 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.93%) ISO22301
4 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 64 (29.77%) Active Directory
2 23 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.51%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (5.12%) vCloud
5 10 (4.65%) Sendmail
6 9 (4.19%) Hyper-V
7 8 (3.72%) Docker
8 5 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.86%) vSphere
9 4 (1.86%) XenApp
10 3 (1.40%) NFS
11 2 (0.93%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (8.37%) SCCM
2 11 (5.12%) SCOM
3 8 (3.72%) Puppet
3 8 (3.72%) vRealize
4 6 (2.79%) OVSD
5 5 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.40%) vMotion
8 2 (0.93%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.93%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.47%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.47%) Control-M
9 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 27 (12.56%) Oracle
1 27 (12.56%) VMware
2 23 (10.70%) Citrix
3 17 (7.91%) Remedy
4 15 (6.98%) HP
5 13 (6.05%) Symantec
6 11 (5.12%) Red Hat
7 8 (3.72%) Cisco
8 7 (3.26%) Veeam
9 6 (2.79%) SAP
10 5 (2.33%) Altiris
10 5 (2.33%) Avaya
10 5 (2.33%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.33%) EMC
10 5 (2.33%) NetApp
11 4 (1.86%) Intel Security
11 4 (1.86%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (1.40%) F5
12 3 (1.40%) Genesys
13 2 (0.93%) Lumension
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