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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 152 111 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.14% 14.64% 16.36%
As % of the Vendors category 38.68% 31.53% 31.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 27 54
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £131 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £399 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 17
Average hourly rate £11.33 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.40% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £8.70 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £14.74 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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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
393 352 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 46.90% 46.44% 51.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 164 186
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £191 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 28
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.50 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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.

1 102 (35.66%) MS Excel
2 90 (31.47%) Windows
3 76 (26.57%) Security Cleared
4 69 (24.13%) Active Directory
5 68 (23.78%) ITIL
6 67 (23.43%) Finance
6 67 (23.43%) SC Cleared
7 66 (23.08%) MS Office
8 52 (18.18%) Oracle
9 42 (14.69%) MS Project
10 41 (14.34%) PRINCE2
11 38 (13.29%) DV Cleared
12 37 (12.94%) SQL
12 37 (12.94%) Migration
13 36 (12.59%) Project Management
14 31 (10.84%) SQL Server
15 30 (10.49%) .NET
15 30 (10.49%) MS Exchange
16 29 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
17 28 (9.79%) C#
18 25 (8.74%) VMware
18 25 (8.74%) SharePoint
19 24 (8.39%) Citrix
19 24 (8.39%) Windows Server 2008
20 23 (8.04%) MS PowerPoint
21 22 (7.69%) Windows 7
22 21 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
23 19 (6.64%) TDD
23 19 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
23 19 (6.64%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 30 (10.49%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.74%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.90%) Lync
3 14 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (3.85%) IIS
6 10 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (3.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (2.10%) TIBCO EMS
9 5 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.40%) Content Management Server
10 4 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.05%) CMS
12 2 (0.70%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.35%) Moodle
13 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 102 (35.66%) MS Excel
2 66 (23.08%) MS Office
3 42 (14.69%) MS Project
4 23 (8.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (4.90%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (2.10%) BusinessWorks
1 6 (2.10%) Staffware
1 6 (2.10%) TIBCO iProcess
2 4 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) assyst
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.35%) Maximo
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.85%) SAN
2 6 (2.10%) Cisco IOS
2 6 (2.10%) NAS
3 5 (1.75%) Firewall
3 5 (1.75%) LDAP
4 4 (1.40%) LAN
4 4 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.40%) Internet
4 4 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.05%) Broadband
5 3 (1.05%) VoIP
5 3 (1.05%) WAN
6 2 (0.70%) SMTP
6 2 (0.70%) DNS
6 2 (0.70%) VPN
6 2 (0.70%) X.400
6 2 (0.70%) X.500
6 2 (0.70%) Network Security
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.59%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.05%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.05%) MS Access
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.35%) QlikView
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.35%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 19 (6.64%) Visual Studio
2 18 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (5.59%) NUnit
4 4 (1.40%) Ant
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.35%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.35%) MSI
5 1 (0.35%) Toad
General
1 67 (23.43%) Finance
2 10 (3.50%) Banking
3 7 (2.45%) Retail
3 7 (2.45%) Back Office
4 4 (1.40%) Advertising
5 3 (1.05%) Automotive
5 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (25.52%) Analyst
2 26 (9.09%) Developer
3 19 (6.64%) Consultant
4 18 (6.29%) Project Manager
5 15 (5.24%) Architect
6 13 (4.55%) Administrator
6 13 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 13 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
7 12 (4.20%) Coordinator
8 10 (3.50%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (3.50%) Senior Developer
9 9 (3.15%) Software Developer
10 8 (2.80%) Service Analyst
10 8 (2.80%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (2.45%) ScrumMaster
11 7 (2.45%) Programme Office Manager
11 7 (2.45%) Help Desk Support
11 7 (2.45%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (2.45%) Support Analyst
11 7 (2.45%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.49%) .NET
2 12 (4.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 11 (3.85%) WCF
4 10 (3.50%) ASP.NET
4 10 (3.50%) Web Services
5 8 (2.80%) Middleware
5 8 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (2.45%) .NET Framework
6 7 (2.45%) HTML
6 7 (2.45%) XML
7 6 (2.10%) Velocity
8 5 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 4 (1.40%) XSL
9 4 (1.40%) CSS
9 4 (1.40%) WinForms
9 4 (1.40%) LINQ
10 3 (1.05%) jQuery
10 3 (1.05%) J2EE
11 2 (0.70%) Java EE
11 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.90%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.15%) N-Tier
3 8 (2.80%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.10%) Clustering
5 4 (1.40%) Statistics
6 3 (1.05%) CESG
6 3 (1.05%) PMI
7 2 (0.70%) EPoS
7 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.70%) Replication
7 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.35%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.35%) iPad
8 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.35%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.35%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.35%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 90 (31.47%) Windows
2 24 (8.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 19 (6.64%) UNIX
5 15 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (4.55%) Android
7 12 (4.20%) Windows XP
8 8 (2.80%) Windows 2000
8 8 (2.80%) Windows Mobile
9 7 (2.45%) Apple iOS
9 7 (2.45%) Windows NT
10 5 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.05%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.05%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.70%) Linux
13 1 (0.35%) CentOS
13 1 (0.35%) zOS
13 1 (0.35%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (23.78%) ITIL
2 41 (14.34%) PRINCE2
3 37 (12.94%) Migration
4 36 (12.59%) Project Management
5 21 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (6.64%) TDD
6 19 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (6.29%) Scrum
8 16 (5.59%) Automated Testing
9 14 (4.90%) Change Management
10 13 (4.55%) Service Delivery
11 12 (4.20%) Service Management
11 12 (4.20%) SOA
11 12 (4.20%) OO
11 12 (4.20%) CRM
11 12 (4.20%) Problem Management
12 11 (3.85%) Waterfall
12 11 (3.85%) Change Control
12 11 (3.85%) PRINCE
13 10 (3.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.94%) SQL
2 28 (9.79%) C#
3 14 (4.90%) Java
4 12 (4.20%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.85%) T-SQL
5 11 (3.85%) VBScript
6 8 (2.80%) VB
7 7 (2.45%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.40%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.05%) C
10 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.70%) VBA
11 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 76 (26.57%) Security Cleared
2 67 (23.43%) SC Cleared
3 38 (13.29%) DV Cleared
4 29 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (5.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 15 (5.24%) MCSE
7 10 (3.50%) ISEB
8 8 (2.80%) Degree
9 6 (2.10%) HNC
9 6 (2.10%) HND
9 6 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.40%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (1.05%) MCP
13 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.70%) CCNA
13 2 (0.70%) CITP
14 1 (0.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.64%) SLA
2 10 (3.50%) QA
3 5 (1.75%) P3O
4 4 (1.40%) BS15000
5 2 (0.70%) BS25999
6 1 (0.35%) HL7
6 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (24.13%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.90%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.55%) vSphere
5 7 (2.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (2.45%) Terminal Services
6 6 (2.10%) ISA Server
7 5 (1.75%) XenApp
7 5 (1.75%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.35%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 19 (6.64%) SCCM
2 9 (3.15%) OVSD
3 7 (2.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 7 (2.45%) SCOM
4 6 (2.10%) TIBCO Hawk
4 6 (2.10%) BladeLogic
5 5 (1.75%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.70%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.70%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.70%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.70%) SCSM
6 2 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 52 (18.18%) Oracle
2 25 (8.74%) VMware
3 24 (8.39%) Citrix
4 15 (5.24%) Remedy
5 14 (4.90%) Cisco
6 13 (4.55%) MobileIron
7 11 (3.85%) Symantec
8 10 (3.50%) HP
9 8 (2.80%) SAP
10 7 (2.45%) Intel
10 7 (2.45%) IBM
11 6 (2.10%) NetApp
11 6 (2.10%) TIBCO
11 6 (2.10%) IronPort
11 6 (2.10%) RightFax
12 5 (1.75%) EMC
13 4 (1.40%) Business Objects
14 2 (0.70%) Dell
14 2 (0.70%) CheckPoint
14 2 (0.70%) QNX
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