Period
to 24 September 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 309 316 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 16.51% 14.22% 13.25%
As % of the Vendors category 35.85% 31.82% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 201 160
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £380 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.94% -3.13% +33.33%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £131
90th Percentile £588 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.19% +1.40% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 34 15
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £11.50 £12.25 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.12% +22.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £8.89 £8.58 £8.50
90th Percentile £14.85 £19.85 £14.30
South East median hourly rate £13.70 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.67% - -3.23%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Buckinghamshire.

All Vendors
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 862 993 818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 46.05% 44.69% 46.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 438 433
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +8.11%
10th Percentile £220 £160 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £535
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 58 39
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £12.50 £16.97 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +47.52% -4.17%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.79 £8.50
90th Percentile £26.65 £31.00 £18.75
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year -4.35% +1.47% -4.23%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +4 282 £380 -1.94% 50
High Wycombe -11 5 £213 -41.38% 26
Marlow -6 2 £175 +16.67% 4
Beaconsfield -2 1 £525 +75.00% 1
Aylesbury -13 1 £425 - 5
Amersham - 1 £425 - 1
Buckingham - 1 £451 - 1
Chesham - 1 £250 - 1
Bletchley - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 104 (33.66%) Microsoft Office
2 101 (32.69%) Windows
3 89 (28.80%) Security Cleared
4 82 (26.54%) Active Directory
5 74 (23.95%) SC Cleared
6 71 (22.98%) Finance
7 61 (19.74%) ITIL
8 56 (18.12%) Microsoft Azure
9 55 (17.80%) Office 365
10 54 (17.48%) Microsoft Excel
11 46 (14.89%) DV Cleared
12 42 (13.59%) VMware
12 42 (13.59%) Windows Server
13 40 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
14 39 (12.62%) SQL
15 38 (12.30%) .NET
15 38 (12.30%) SharePoint
15 38 (12.30%) Project Management
16 37 (11.97%) SQL Server
17 34 (11.00%) Service Management
18 33 (10.68%) Oracle
19 32 (10.36%) C#
19 32 (10.36%) PRINCE2
19 32 (10.36%) HP
20 31 (10.03%) MS Exchange
20 31 (10.03%) Linux
20 31 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
21 29 (9.39%) Remedy
21 29 (9.39%) ITIL V3
22 27 (8.74%) Firewall

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 38 (12.30%) SharePoint
2 31 (10.03%) MS Exchange
3 17 (5.50%) Skype for Business
4 14 (4.53%) WebSphere
5 13 (4.21%) IIS
6 8 (2.59%) Apache
6 8 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.59%) Confluence
7 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.94%) K2 blackpearl
8 4 (1.29%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.97%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.65%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.65%) nginx
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.32%) SAS
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 104 (33.66%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (17.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (8.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (7.77%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (3.56%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.32%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.97%) Primavera
3 2 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.32%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.32%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 56 (18.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (17.80%) Office 365
3 19 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (5.18%) SaaS
5 11 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (2.59%) IaaS
6 8 (2.59%) OneDrive
7 6 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.62%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.97%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.97%) PaaS
10 2 (0.65%) GitHub
10 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.32%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.74%) Firewall
2 25 (8.09%) SAN
3 14 (4.53%) LAN
3 14 (4.53%) WAN
4 13 (4.21%) Skype
5 11 (3.56%) NAS
6 10 (3.24%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.62%) DNS
7 5 (1.62%) Internet
8 4 (1.29%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.29%) VPN
9 3 (0.97%) Network Security
9 3 (0.97%) Wireless
10 2 (0.65%) Broadband
10 2 (0.65%) DHCP
10 2 (0.65%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.65%) SSL
11 1 (0.32%) HTTP
11 1 (0.32%) Intranet
11 1 (0.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.18%) Power BI
3 13 (4.21%) DB2
4 10 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.59%) Big Data
5 8 (2.59%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.27%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.97%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.97%) HBase
8 3 (0.97%) Impala
8 3 (0.97%) MySQL
8 3 (0.97%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.97%) OLAP
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (0.97%) Pentaho
8 3 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.97%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (3.56%) Jenkins
1 11 (3.56%) JIRA
1 11 (3.56%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.91%) GitLab
3 6 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.62%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.32%) git-flow
7 1 (0.32%) LSMW
7 1 (0.32%) MSI
7 1 (0.32%) NSubstitute
7 1 (0.32%) Selenium
7 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 71 (22.98%) Finance
2 18 (5.83%) Banking
3 17 (5.50%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.24%) Law
5 5 (1.62%) Marketing
6 4 (1.29%) Legal
7 3 (0.97%) Automotive
7 3 (0.97%) Retail
8 2 (0.65%) Back Office
8 2 (0.65%) Billing
8 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 59 (19.09%) Analyst
2 31 (10.03%) Project Manager
3 29 (9.39%) Developer
4 28 (9.06%) Architect
5 18 (5.83%) Administrator
5 18 (5.83%) Desktop Support
6 17 (5.50%) Technical Architect
7 15 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (4.21%) .NET Developer
8 13 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (4.21%) Project Officer
8 13 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (3.88%) Service Analyst
9 12 (3.88%) Support Analyst
9 12 (3.88%) Support Engineer
10 11 (3.56%) Project Engineer
11 10 (3.24%) Junior
12 9 (2.91%) Coordinator
12 9 (2.91%) Desktop Analyst
12 9 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.30%) .NET
2 20 (6.47%) ASP.NET
3 10 (3.24%) HTML
4 8 (2.59%) .NET Framework
4 8 (2.59%) CSS
5 7 (2.27%) LAMP
6 6 (1.94%) AngularJS
6 6 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (1.94%) LDAP
6 6 (1.94%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (1.94%) SAP Smart Forms
6 6 (1.94%) XML
7 5 (1.62%) Entity Framework
7 5 (1.62%) REST
8 4 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.29%) jQuery
8 4 (1.29%) MDX
9 3 (0.97%) Kafka
9 3 (0.97%) NHibernate
9 3 (0.97%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.53%) Mainframe
4 9 (2.91%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.91%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.59%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.27%) PKI
7 5 (1.62%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.97%) Clustering
8 3 (0.97%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.65%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.32%) EPoS
10 1 (0.32%) PMI
10 1 (0.32%) RIA
10 1 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 101 (32.69%) Windows
2 42 (13.59%) Windows Server
3 31 (10.03%) Linux
4 22 (7.12%) Unix
5 16 (5.18%) Windows 7
6 15 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (3.56%) Solaris
10 9 (2.91%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.94%) CentOS
11 6 (1.94%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.94%) zOS
12 5 (1.62%) Android
12 5 (1.62%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.29%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.65%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.32%) AIX
15 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (19.74%) ITIL
2 40 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (12.30%) Project Management
4 34 (11.00%) Service Management
5 32 (10.36%) PRINCE2
6 29 (9.39%) ITIL V3
7 26 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (7.77%) Change Management
9 20 (6.47%) ITSM
10 18 (5.83%) Migration
10 18 (5.83%) Scrum
11 17 (5.50%) CRM
12 16 (5.18%) Release Management
13 15 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (4.53%) Matrix Organization
14 14 (4.53%) Process Improvement
15 13 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 13 (4.21%) Programme Delivery
16 12 (3.88%) Customer Requirements
16 12 (3.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 39 (12.62%) SQL
2 32 (10.36%) C#
3 26 (8.41%) PowerShell
4 17 (5.50%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.27%) Java
5 7 (2.27%) PL/SQL
5 7 (2.27%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.29%) Python
7 3 (0.97%) HiveQL
7 3 (0.97%) Scala
7 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.65%) C++
8 2 (0.65%) Delphi
8 2 (0.65%) PHP
8 2 (0.65%) VB
8 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.32%) C
9 1 (0.32%) SOQL
9 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 89 (28.80%) Security Cleared
2 74 (23.95%) SC Cleared
3 46 (14.89%) DV Cleared
4 24 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.24%) MCSA
6 9 (2.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (2.59%) APMP
7 8 (2.59%) Degree
8 7 (2.27%) HNC
8 7 (2.27%) HND
8 7 (2.27%) MCP
8 7 (2.27%) MCSE
9 6 (1.94%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (1.62%) CISSP
10 5 (1.62%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (1.62%) SSCP
11 4 (1.29%) ISEB
11 4 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.18%) SLA
2 14 (4.53%) QA
3 13 (4.21%) GDPR
3 13 (4.21%) PMO
4 8 (2.59%) Data Quality
5 7 (2.27%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.97%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 82 (26.54%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.50%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (4.21%) vSphere
5 7 (2.27%) Docker
5 7 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.29%) NFS
7 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (5.83%) SCCM
2 10 (3.24%) OVSD
2 10 (3.24%) WSUS
3 9 (2.91%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.94%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.94%) Nagios
5 4 (1.29%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.29%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.97%) Kibana
7 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.65%) Puppet
7 2 (0.65%) SCOM
7 2 (0.65%) SCSM
7 2 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.32%) Ansible
8 1 (0.32%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 42 (13.59%) VMware
2 33 (10.68%) Oracle
3 32 (10.36%) HP
4 29 (9.39%) Remedy
5 24 (7.77%) Citrix
5 24 (7.77%) NetApp
6 21 (6.80%) McAfee
7 17 (5.50%) SAP
8 12 (3.88%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.24%) Cisco
10 9 (2.91%) Sony
11 8 (2.59%) CheckPoint
12 7 (2.27%) Blue Coat
12 7 (2.27%) IBM
13 4 (1.29%) BMC
13 4 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.29%) Talend
14 3 (0.97%) Cloudera
14 3 (0.97%) Informatica
14 3 (0.97%) Intel