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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 151 156 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 16.76% 21.64% 20.70%
As % of the Vendors category 34.40% 49.21% 42.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 71 38
Average daily rate
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£331 £313 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 30 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £9.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +31.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £9.00 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £14.00 £14.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
439 317 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 48.72% 43.97% 48.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 157 110
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 28
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.35 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.95 £14.50 £18.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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.

1 155 (51.16%) MS Excel
2 118 (38.94%) Windows
3 97 (32.01%) Security Cleared
4 87 (28.71%) SC Cleared
5 85 (28.05%) MS Office
6 83 (27.39%) ITIL
7 79 (26.07%) Finance
8 66 (21.78%) Active Directory
9 54 (17.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 49 (16.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 49 (16.17%) Analytical Skills
11 43 (14.19%) VMware
12 40 (13.20%) Service Management
13 39 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
14 38 (12.54%) DV Cleared
14 38 (12.54%) MS Project
15 37 (12.21%) Citrix
16 36 (11.88%) Project Management
17 35 (11.55%) MS Exchange
18 34 (11.22%) MCSE
19 33 (10.89%) MS PowerPoint
20 32 (10.56%) Windows 7
20 32 (10.56%) Oracle
20 32 (10.56%) SLA
21 31 (10.23%) PRINCE2
21 31 (10.23%) MS Visio
22 30 (9.90%) Service Delivery
23 29 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
24 28 (9.24%) SQL
25 27 (8.91%) SQL Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 35 (11.55%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.92%) IIS
3 22 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 20 (6.60%) SharePoint
5 15 (4.95%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (3.96%) Lync
8 6 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.98%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.66%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.66%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.66%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.33%) Apache
11 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 155 (51.16%) MS Excel
2 85 (28.05%) MS Office
3 38 (12.54%) MS Project
4 33 (10.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (10.23%) MS Visio
6 11 (3.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.66%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.66%) Staffware
4 1 (0.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.30%) Office 365
2 4 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.66%) PaaS
4 1 (0.33%) SaaS
4 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.61%) SAN
1 17 (5.61%) Firewall
2 16 (5.28%) NAS
3 12 (3.96%) LAN
4 11 (3.63%) WAN
4 11 (3.63%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.97%) VoIP
6 8 (2.64%) Internet
7 7 (2.31%) MPLS
7 7 (2.31%) ADSL
8 6 (1.98%) ATM
8 6 (1.98%) DNS
8 6 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.65%) Ethernet
9 5 (1.65%) Broadband
10 3 (0.99%) DHCP
11 2 (0.66%) LDAP
11 2 (0.66%) WLAN
11 2 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.66%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.97%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (2.64%) MS Access
4 6 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.98%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.66%) OLAP
8 2 (0.66%) OLTP
8 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.66%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.33%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.33%) DTS
Development Applications
1 8 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.31%) NUnit
3 5 (1.65%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.99%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.66%) Ant
5 2 (0.66%) Toad
5 2 (0.66%) Selenium
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.33%) Rational Rose
General
1 79 (26.07%) Finance
2 20 (6.60%) Banking
3 7 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.65%) Back Office
5 4 (1.32%) Advertising
5 4 (1.32%) Marketing
6 3 (0.99%) Retail
7 2 (0.66%) Publishing
7 2 (0.66%) Automotive
7 2 (0.66%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 89 (29.37%) Analyst
2 23 (7.59%) 1st Line Support
2 23 (7.59%) Administrator
3 22 (7.26%) Service Analyst
3 22 (7.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (5.61%) Developer
5 16 (5.28%) Coordinator
6 15 (4.95%) Architect
6 15 (4.95%) Support Engineer
7 14 (4.62%) Support Analyst
7 14 (4.62%) Project Manager
8 13 (4.29%) Team Leader
9 11 (3.63%) Service Manager
9 11 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (3.63%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 10 (3.30%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 9 (2.97%) Windows Administrator
11 9 (2.97%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (2.97%) Desktop Support
11 9 (2.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.94%) .NET
2 10 (3.30%) Web Services
3 6 (1.98%) WinForms
3 6 (1.98%) WCF
3 6 (1.98%) .NET Framework
3 6 (1.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (1.65%) HTML
5 4 (1.32%) XML
5 4 (1.32%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.99%) J2EE
6 3 (0.99%) HTML5
7 2 (0.66%) Java EE
7 2 (0.66%) CSS
7 2 (0.66%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.33%) Ajax
8 1 (0.33%) LINQ
8 1 (0.33%) jQuery
8 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.33%) SOAP
8 1 (0.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.17%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.28%) Blackberry
4 12 (3.96%) Clustering
5 7 (2.31%) Statistics
6 6 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.98%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.65%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.65%) IVR
7 5 (1.65%) e-Health
8 4 (1.32%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.32%) User Experience
9 3 (0.99%) CMDB
10 2 (0.66%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.66%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.33%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 118 (38.94%) Windows
2 49 (16.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (10.56%) Windows 7
4 29 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (7.92%) Windows XP
5 24 (7.92%) UNIX
6 20 (6.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (6.27%) Linux
8 18 (5.94%) Windows 2000
9 15 (4.95%) Windows NT
10 13 (4.29%) Windows 2000 Server
11 9 (2.97%) Android
12 7 (2.31%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (2.31%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.65%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.32%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.33%) CentOS
15 1 (0.33%) AIX
15 1 (0.33%) zOS
15 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (27.39%) ITIL
2 40 (13.20%) Service Management
3 36 (11.88%) Project Management
4 31 (10.23%) PRINCE2
5 30 (9.90%) Service Delivery
6 27 (8.91%) Change Management
7 25 (8.25%) Migration
8 21 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (4.62%) ITSM
10 13 (4.29%) Line Management
11 12 (3.96%) Problem Management
12 11 (3.63%) Change Control
13 10 (3.30%) People Management
13 10 (3.30%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (2.97%) Incident Management
14 9 (2.97%) Workflow
14 9 (2.97%) Configuration Management
15 8 (2.64%) Validation
15 8 (2.64%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.24%) SQL
2 19 (6.27%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.63%) C
3 11 (3.63%) C#
4 10 (3.30%) VBA
5 9 (2.97%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.65%) Java
7 4 (1.32%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.32%) VBScript
7 4 (1.32%) VB
8 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.66%) PHP
9 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 97 (32.01%) Security Cleared
2 87 (28.71%) SC Cleared
3 54 (17.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (12.54%) DV Cleared
5 34 (11.22%) MCSE
6 19 (6.27%) MCP
7 18 (5.94%) Degree
7 18 (5.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 11 (3.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (3.30%) HNC
9 10 (3.30%) HND
10 7 (2.31%) CCNA
10 7 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.99%) MCITP
12 2 (0.66%) CCNP
12 2 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.66%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.66%) ISEB
12 2 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.33%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.56%) SLA
2 6 (1.98%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) HL7
4 1 (0.33%) BS25999
4 1 (0.33%) BS15000
System Software
1 66 (21.78%) Active Directory
2 39 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.59%) Hyper-V
4 18 (5.94%) VMware ESX
5 15 (4.95%) Terminal Services
6 14 (4.62%) ISA Server
6 14 (4.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (2.64%) Firmware
7 8 (2.64%) vSphere
8 4 (1.32%) XenApp
9 3 (0.99%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.66%) UAG
11 1 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (5.28%) BladeLogic
2 15 (4.95%) OVSD
3 14 (4.62%) Backup Exec
4 13 (4.29%) SCCM
5 12 (3.96%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (3.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (3.30%) SCOM
8 5 (1.65%) CA Spectrum
9 4 (1.32%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 4 (1.32%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.66%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.66%) TIBCO Hawk
12 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (14.19%) VMware
2 37 (12.21%) Citrix
3 32 (10.56%) Oracle
4 20 (6.60%) Remedy
5 17 (5.61%) Cisco
6 16 (5.28%) McAfee
7 14 (4.62%) Intel
8 13 (4.29%) Lumension
9 11 (3.63%) Sophos
10 9 (2.97%) MobileIron
11 7 (2.31%) F5
11 7 (2.31%) HP
12 6 (1.98%) Avaya
13 5 (1.65%) IBM
13 5 (1.65%) CA
13 5 (1.65%) NetApp
14 4 (1.32%) BMC
14 4 (1.32%) Business Objects
14 4 (1.32%) CheckPoint
15 3 (0.99%) Symantec
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