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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 96 169 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.35% 17.59% 17.96%
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% 37.14% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 92 72
Median daily rate £400 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £141 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 16
Median hourly rate £8.75 £10.04 £11.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.80% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £22.50 £16.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
320 455 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 47.83% 47.35% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 219 218
Median daily rate £425 £388 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 21
Median hourly rate £10.62 £10.04 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% -25.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 74 (35.75%) Windows
2 66 (31.88%) MS Excel
3 61 (29.47%) Security Cleared
4 58 (28.02%) MS Office
5 55 (26.57%) Active Directory
6 49 (23.67%) ITIL
6 49 (23.67%) SC Cleared
7 46 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 41 (19.81%) Citrix
8 41 (19.81%) Project Management
9 35 (16.91%) HP
10 33 (15.94%) MS Exchange
11 32 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (14.98%) Oracle
13 30 (14.49%) VMware
14 29 (14.01%) Internet
15 28 (13.53%) Migration
15 28 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
16 27 (13.04%) SQL
16 27 (13.04%) MS Visio
17 26 (12.56%) SharePoint
17 26 (12.56%) .NET
17 26 (12.56%) PRINCE2
17 26 (12.56%) DV Cleared
18 25 (12.08%) Cybersecurity
18 25 (12.08%) Finance
19 23 (11.11%) SAN
20 22 (10.63%) Microsoft Certification
20 22 (10.63%) ASP.NET
20 22 (10.63%) FTP

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 33 (15.94%) MS Exchange
2 26 (12.56%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.76%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.90%) IIS
5 4 (1.93%) SAS
5 4 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.93%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.97%) Apache
7 2 (0.97%) CMS
7 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.97%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.97%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.97%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 66 (31.88%) MS Excel
2 58 (28.02%) MS Office
3 27 (13.04%) MS Visio
4 18 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (3.38%) ProjectWise
6 4 (1.93%) MS Project
7 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.83%) Office 365
3 3 (1.45%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.97%) SaaS
5 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.01%) Internet
2 23 (11.11%) SAN
3 22 (10.63%) FTP
4 19 (9.18%) IPsec
5 18 (8.70%) Firewall
5 18 (8.70%) SMTP
6 16 (7.73%) DNS
7 14 (6.76%) iSCSI
7 14 (6.76%) SSH
8 10 (4.83%) LAN
9 9 (4.35%) VPN
9 9 (4.35%) WAN
10 7 (3.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (3.38%) NetScaler
10 7 (3.38%) Reverse Proxy
10 7 (3.38%) SSL
11 6 (2.90%) TCP/IP
12 5 (2.42%) Network Security
12 5 (2.42%) Wireless
13 3 (1.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (3.38%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.93%) Power BI
7 3 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.97%) Big Data
8 2 (0.97%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.97%) OLAP
8 2 (0.97%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.48%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.90%) ERwin
1 6 (2.90%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.93%) JIRA
4 3 (1.45%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.45%) Selenium
5 2 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.97%) MSTest
5 2 (0.97%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.97%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 25 (12.08%) Finance
2 22 (10.63%) Retail
3 8 (3.86%) Banking
4 7 (3.38%) German Language
4 7 (3.38%) Marketing
5 6 (2.90%) Automotive
6 4 (1.93%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.97%) Electronics
8 2 (0.97%) French Language
8 2 (0.97%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.97%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.48%) Advertising
9 1 (0.48%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 41 (19.81%) Analyst
2 23 (11.11%) Architect
3 20 (9.66%) Project Manager
4 19 (9.18%) Consultant
5 18 (8.70%) Developer
6 15 (7.25%) .NET Developer
7 12 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (5.80%) C# Developer
7 12 (5.80%) Technical Architect
8 11 (5.31%) Business Analyst
8 11 (5.31%) Security Advisor
9 10 (4.83%) ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (4.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (4.83%) Service Analyst
9 10 (4.83%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 8 (3.86%) Active Directory Specialist
11 8 (3.86%) Information Assurance Leader
11 8 (3.86%) Server Engineer
11 8 (3.86%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.56%) .NET
2 22 (10.63%) ASP.NET
3 20 (9.66%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (6.28%) HTML
4 13 (6.28%) jQuery
5 12 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 10 (4.83%) Web Services
7 8 (3.86%) CSS
8 6 (2.90%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.90%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (1.93%) Middleware
9 4 (1.93%) WCF
9 4 (1.93%) XML
10 3 (1.45%) Ajax
10 3 (1.45%) SOAP
11 2 (0.97%) ADO.NET
11 2 (0.97%) J2EE
11 2 (0.97%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.66%) CESG
1 20 (9.66%) Client/Server
1 20 (9.66%) Cryptography
2 17 (8.21%) Management Information System
3 13 (6.28%) N-Tier
4 12 (5.80%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.35%) Smartphone
7 7 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.38%) User Experience
8 6 (2.90%) Visualisation
9 5 (2.42%) PKI
10 3 (1.45%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.45%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.45%) FlexPod
10 3 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.97%) Clustering
11 2 (0.97%) CMDB
11 2 (0.97%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.97%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 74 (35.75%) Windows
2 19 (9.18%) Unix
3 18 (8.70%) Windows Vista
4 17 (8.21%) Linux
5 14 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (6.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (5.80%) Windows Server
8 8 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.38%) Data ONTAP
10 6 (2.90%) CentOS
10 6 (2.90%) Ubuntu
10 6 (2.90%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.45%) Android
11 3 (1.45%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.45%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.45%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.97%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.48%) Solaris
13 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.48%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (23.67%) ITIL
2 41 (19.81%) Project Management
3 32 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (13.53%) Migration
5 26 (12.56%) PRINCE2
6 25 (12.08%) Cybersecurity
7 22 (10.63%) MVC
8 20 (9.66%) Information Assurance
9 19 (9.18%) ERP
10 18 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (7.73%) Risk Management
13 15 (7.25%) Data Migration
13 15 (7.25%) Virtual Environments
14 14 (6.76%) Fuzz Testing
14 14 (6.76%) ITIL V3
14 14 (6.76%) ITSM
14 14 (6.76%) OWASP
14 14 (6.76%) Patch Management
14 14 (6.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.04%) SQL
2 18 (8.70%) C#
3 12 (5.80%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.93%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.97%) Java
5 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.97%) VBScript
6 1 (0.48%) C
6 1 (0.48%) COBOL
6 1 (0.48%) Python
6 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 61 (29.47%) Security Cleared
2 49 (23.67%) SC Cleared
3 26 (12.56%) DV Cleared
4 22 (10.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (9.66%) CESG Certified Professional
5 20 (9.66%) CISSP
6 13 (6.28%) CEH
7 12 (5.80%) MCSE
8 9 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (3.38%) ISTQB
10 5 (2.42%) MCP
10 5 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.45%) ISEB
12 3 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.48%) CCDP
13 1 (0.48%) CCNP
13 1 (0.48%) HNC
13 1 (0.48%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.25%) RMADS
2 13 (6.28%) SLA
3 7 (3.38%) QA
4 6 (2.90%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.97%) BS25999
6 2 (0.97%) ISO22301
6 2 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.48%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 55 (26.57%) Active Directory
2 28 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.76%) NFS
3 14 (6.76%) Sendmail
4 13 (6.28%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (4.83%) XenApp
6 8 (3.86%) Hyper-V
6 8 (3.86%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.42%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.93%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.97%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (10.63%) SCOM
2 11 (5.31%) OVSD
3 5 (2.42%) SCCM
4 4 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.48%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.48%) SCSM
6 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 41 (19.81%) Citrix
2 35 (16.91%) HP
3 31 (14.98%) Oracle
4 30 (14.49%) VMware
5 19 (9.18%) NetApp
6 17 (8.21%) Cisco
7 15 (7.25%) Remedy
8 14 (6.76%) CheckPoint
9 12 (5.80%) Blue Coat
10 10 (4.83%) IFS
11 8 (3.86%) EMC
12 7 (3.38%) CommVault
12 7 (3.38%) F5
12 7 (3.38%) IronPort
13 5 (2.42%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.42%) Veeam
14 4 (1.93%) 3PAR
15 3 (1.45%) Intel Security
15 3 (1.45%) Juniper
15 3 (1.45%) MicroStrategy
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