The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Milton Keynes region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 149 108 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 16.39% 15.34% 15.09%
As % of the Vendors category 35.56% 33.44% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 28 33
Average daily rate
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£325 £345 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +7.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 17
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 £9.40 £9.00 £12.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £14.10 £24.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
419 323 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 46.09% 45.88% 48.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 145 134
Average daily rate £363 £333 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% -1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 40 27
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
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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 29 July 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
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 29 July 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 100 (34.60%) Windows
2 98 (33.91%) MS Excel
3 77 (26.64%) Active Directory
4 68 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 65 (22.49%) ITIL
6 61 (21.11%) Finance
7 60 (20.76%) MS Office
8 59 (20.42%) SC Cleared
9 52 (17.99%) Oracle
10 47 (16.26%) Migration
11 42 (14.53%) MS Project
12 40 (13.84%) PRINCE2
12 40 (13.84%) MS Exchange
13 38 (13.15%) SQL
13 38 (13.15%) DV Cleared
14 35 (12.11%) Project Management
15 30 (10.38%) SQL Server
15 30 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (9.69%) Windows 7
17 27 (9.34%) .NET
18 26 (9.00%) C#
18 26 (9.00%) VMware
19 25 (8.65%) SharePoint
20 23 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2010
21 22 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
22 21 (7.27%) Cisco
22 21 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
22 21 (7.27%) Blackberry
22 21 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
23 20 (6.92%) Remedy

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 40 (13.84%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.65%) SharePoint
3 23 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (6.57%) Lync
4 19 (6.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (3.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (2.08%) TIBCO EMS
10 5 (1.73%) IIS
11 4 (1.38%) Content Management Server
11 4 (1.38%) CMS
11 4 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.69%) Kentico
12 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.69%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 98 (33.91%) MS Excel
2 60 (20.76%) MS Office
3 42 (14.53%) MS Project
4 21 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (4.84%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Staffware
1 6 (2.08%) BusinessWorks
1 6 (2.08%) TIBCO iProcess
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.35%) Maximo
3 1 (0.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.81%) SAN
2 10 (3.46%) Firewall
3 8 (2.77%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (2.42%) Internet
4 7 (2.42%) NAS
5 5 (1.73%) LDAP
6 4 (1.38%) LAN
6 4 (1.38%) SMTP
6 4 (1.38%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.38%) DNS
6 4 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.04%) VoIP
7 3 (1.04%) WAN
7 3 (1.04%) Broadband
8 2 (0.69%) Network Security
8 2 (0.69%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.69%) ICMP
9 1 (0.35%) X.400
9 1 (0.35%) X.500
9 1 (0.35%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.54%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.46%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.04%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.69%) MS Access
8 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (6.23%) Visual Studio
1 18 (6.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (5.54%) NUnit
3 4 (1.38%) Ant
4 1 (0.35%) MSI
4 1 (0.35%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.35%) Ranorex
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 61 (21.11%) Finance
2 8 (2.77%) Banking
3 7 (2.42%) Retail
3 7 (2.42%) Back Office
4 4 (1.38%) Advertising
5 3 (1.04%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.69%) Automotive
6 2 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (25.95%) Analyst
2 25 (8.65%) Developer
3 22 (7.61%) Consultant
4 19 (6.57%) Project Manager
5 13 (4.50%) Architect
5 13 (4.50%) Help Desk Analyst
6 12 (4.15%) Support Analyst
7 11 (3.81%) Senior Developer
7 11 (3.81%) Business Analyst
8 10 (3.46%) Administrator
8 10 (3.46%) Messaging Engineer
9 9 (3.11%) Coordinator
10 8 (2.77%) Help Desk Support
11 7 (2.42%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (2.42%) Programme Office Manager
11 7 (2.42%) Service Analyst
11 7 (2.42%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (2.42%) Programme Manager
11 7 (2.42%) Test Analyst
11 7 (2.42%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.34%) .NET
2 12 (4.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 11 (3.81%) WCF
4 9 (3.11%) Web Services
4 9 (3.11%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.77%) .NET Framework
5 8 (2.77%) Middleware
6 7 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (2.42%) XML
7 6 (2.08%) HTML
7 6 (2.08%) Velocity
8 5 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 3 (1.04%) WinForms
9 3 (1.04%) LINQ
9 3 (1.04%) CSS
9 3 (1.04%) XSL
10 2 (0.69%) J2EE
10 2 (0.69%) jQuery
10 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.27%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.11%) N-Tier
3 8 (2.77%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.08%) CESG
5 5 (1.73%) Clustering
6 4 (1.38%) Statistics
6 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.04%) PMI
7 3 (1.04%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.69%) PKI
8 2 (0.69%) EPoS
8 2 (0.69%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.35%) Replication
9 1 (0.35%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.35%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.35%) PDA
9 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.35%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 100 (34.60%) Windows
2 30 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (9.69%) Windows 7
4 21 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (6.23%) Windows XP
5 18 (6.23%) UNIX
6 15 (5.19%) Android
7 8 (2.77%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.77%) Windows Mobile
8 7 (2.42%) Linux
9 5 (1.73%) Windows 2000
9 5 (1.73%) Windows NT
10 4 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.04%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.04%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.69%) AIX
13 1 (0.35%) Solaris
13 1 (0.35%) zOS
13 1 (0.35%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (22.49%) ITIL
2 47 (16.26%) Migration
3 40 (13.84%) PRINCE2
4 35 (12.11%) Project Management
5 19 (6.57%) Scrum
5 19 (6.57%) TDD
6 18 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (5.88%) Change Management
8 16 (5.54%) Automated Testing
9 14 (4.84%) Problem Management
10 13 (4.50%) SOA
11 12 (4.15%) OO
11 12 (4.15%) Project Planning
12 11 (3.81%) PRINCE
12 11 (3.81%) Change Control
13 10 (3.46%) Configuration Management
13 10 (3.46%) CRM
13 10 (3.46%) Programme Management
13 10 (3.46%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 38 (13.15%) SQL
2 26 (9.00%) C#
3 18 (6.23%) PowerShell
4 15 (5.19%) VBScript
5 13 (4.50%) VB
5 13 (4.50%) Java
6 10 (3.46%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.08%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.73%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.04%) C
9 3 (1.04%) VBA
10 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 68 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 59 (20.42%) SC Cleared
3 38 (13.15%) DV Cleared
4 22 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (3.81%) MCSE
7 10 (3.46%) ISEB
8 7 (2.42%) HNC
8 7 (2.42%) HND
8 7 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.08%) Degree
10 5 (1.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.38%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.38%) MCP
11 4 (1.38%) CCNA
12 3 (1.04%) CCNP
12 3 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.69%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.88%) SLA
2 12 (4.15%) QA
3 5 (1.73%) P3O
4 4 (1.38%) BS15000
5 2 (0.69%) BS25999
6 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (26.64%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.46%) vSphere
5 4 (1.38%) XenApp
5 4 (1.38%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.04%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.69%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.35%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 19 (6.57%) SCCM
2 12 (4.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 8 (2.77%) OVSD
4 6 (2.08%) SCOM
4 6 (2.08%) TIBCO Hawk
5 4 (1.38%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.69%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.69%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.69%) SCSM
6 2 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.69%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.69%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 52 (17.99%) Oracle
2 26 (9.00%) VMware
3 21 (7.27%) Cisco
4 20 (6.92%) Remedy
5 19 (6.57%) MobileIron
6 18 (6.23%) Citrix
7 17 (5.88%) Symantec
8 13 (4.50%) HP
9 12 (4.15%) IBM
10 11 (3.81%) IronPort
10 11 (3.81%) RightFax
11 7 (2.42%) SAP
11 7 (2.42%) Intel
11 7 (2.42%) NetApp
12 6 (2.08%) TIBCO
13 5 (1.73%) EMC
14 3 (1.04%) Business Objects
14 3 (1.04%) Lumension
15 2 (0.69%) Veeam
15 2 (0.69%) StorageTek
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