Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 5 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 190 297 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.37% 14.89% 13.38%
As % of the Vendors category 27.62% 32.96% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 181 134
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -7.50% -0.62%
10th Percentile £226 £193 £179
90th Percentile £550 £556 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 48 21
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.08 £11.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.94% +4.73% +0.26%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.00 £8.77
90th Percentile £19.38 £15.05 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £14.86 £14.85 £14.40
% change year-on-year +0.07% +3.13% -4.00%

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 688 901 938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 44.79% 45.19% 45.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 462 414
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £256 £220 £225
90th Percentile £582 £550 £544
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 76 40
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -21.21% +26.92%
10th Percentile £10.32 £9.00 £8.79
90th Percentile £37.25 £42.50 £33.65
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -8.31%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 -1 159 £440 +18.12% 72
High Wycombe -10 2 £229 -24.38% 11
Newport Pagnell - 2 £263 -
Aylesbury +4 1 - - 4
Marlow 0 1 - - 11
Amersham -4 1 - - 2
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 83 (43.68%) Windows
2 56 (29.47%) Active Directory
3 44 (23.16%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (23.16%) VMware
3 44 (23.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (18.95%) Windows 10
5 33 (17.37%) Security Cleared
6 32 (16.84%) SCCM
6 32 (16.84%) SQL Server
7 31 (16.32%) SQL
8 30 (15.79%) ITIL
8 30 (15.79%) Windows Server
9 29 (15.26%) Office 365
10 27 (14.21%) SC Cleared
11 26 (13.68%) Microsoft Excel
11 26 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (13.68%) Firewall
11 26 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (11.58%) Migration
12 22 (11.58%) Citrix
13 21 (11.05%) Finance
14 20 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
15 19 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (10.00%) SharePoint
15 19 (10.00%) MS Exchange
16 18 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (9.47%) Cisco
16 18 (9.47%) Hyper-V
17 17 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
17 17 (8.95%) Red Hat

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 19 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 19 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (4.21%) IIS
4 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.58%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.58%) WordPress
6 2 (1.05%) Apache
6 2 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.05%) Confluence
6 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 44 (23.16%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (13.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (5.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (4.74%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.53%) CATIA
5 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.53%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.58%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (1.58%) Primavera
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.53%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 44 (23.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (15.26%) Office 365
3 20 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.68%) SaaS
5 6 (3.16%) OpenShift
5 6 (3.16%) PaaS
6 5 (2.63%) IaaS
7 4 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.58%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.68%) Firewall
2 15 (7.89%) WAN
3 10 (5.26%) LAN
4 9 (4.74%) DHCP
4 9 (4.74%) DNS
5 8 (4.21%) SAN
6 6 (3.16%) IP Telephony
6 6 (3.16%) VPN
7 5 (2.63%) NAS
8 4 (2.11%) Unified Communications
8 4 (2.11%) VLAN
9 3 (1.58%) Internet
9 3 (1.58%) Intranet
9 3 (1.58%) Kerberos
9 3 (1.58%) NaaS
9 3 (1.58%) PBX
9 3 (1.58%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.58%) Wireless
10 2 (1.05%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.21%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.58%) Big Data
6 3 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.58%) Power BI
6 3 (1.58%) Redis
6 3 (1.58%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.05%) MySQL
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.53%) QlikView
8 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.58%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.58%) Subversion
3 3 (1.58%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.58%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.53%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.53%) InstallShield
General
1 21 (11.05%) Finance
2 7 (3.68%) Retail
3 6 (3.16%) Legal
4 5 (2.63%) Automotive
5 4 (2.11%) Law
5 4 (2.11%) Publishing
6 3 (1.58%) Banking
6 3 (1.58%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.05%) Games
7 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 57 (30.00%) Analyst
2 21 (11.05%) Service Analyst
3 20 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 19 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 18 (9.47%) Architect
6 15 (7.89%) Developer
7 11 (5.79%) Consultant
8 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (4.21%) Technical Architect
9 7 (3.68%) Administrator
9 7 (3.68%) IT Analyst
10 6 (3.16%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.16%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.16%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.63%) .NET Developer
11 5 (2.63%) Business Analyst
11 5 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (2.63%) Security Architect
11 5 (2.63%) Technical Manager
11 5 (2.63%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.37%) .NET
2 7 (3.68%) .NET Framework
2 7 (3.68%) Web Services
3 6 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (2.63%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (2.11%) CSS
5 4 (2.11%) Entity Framework
5 4 (2.11%) SailPoint
6 3 (1.58%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.58%) HTML
6 3 (1.58%) HTML5
6 3 (1.58%) jQuery
6 3 (1.58%) JSON
6 3 (1.58%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (1.58%) Spring
7 2 (1.05%) EDI
7 2 (1.05%) Middleware
7 2 (1.05%) WCF
7 2 (1.05%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.26%) Clustering
2 10 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.11%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.11%) NHS
5 4 (2.11%) PKI
6 3 (1.58%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.58%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.05%) BYOD
7 2 (1.05%) CESG
7 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.05%) Replication
8 1 (0.53%) e-Health
8 1 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.53%) IVR
8 1 (0.53%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 83 (43.68%) Windows
2 36 (18.95%) Windows 10
3 30 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 17 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (6.84%) Windows 7
6 12 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (5.26%) Unix
8 9 (4.74%) Linux
9 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.11%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.11%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.58%) Solaris
11 3 (1.58%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.05%) AIX
12 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.05%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.79%) ITIL
2 26 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (11.58%) Migration
4 18 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (6.84%) Information Security
6 12 (6.32%) Project Management
6 12 (6.32%) Scrum
7 11 (5.79%) Change Management
7 11 (5.79%) Release Management
7 11 (5.79%) Security Management
8 10 (5.26%) CRM
8 10 (5.26%) Data Migration
8 10 (5.26%) ERP
9 9 (4.74%) DevOps
9 9 (4.74%) Risk Management
10 8 (4.21%) Information Security Management
10 8 (4.21%) Service Management
11 7 (3.68%) Cryptography
11 7 (3.68%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 31 (16.32%) SQL
2 12 (6.32%) C#
3 6 (3.16%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.11%) Java
5 3 (1.58%) VB
6 2 (1.05%) C
6 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.53%) PHP
7 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (17.37%) Security Cleared
2 27 (14.21%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.89%) DV Cleared
3 15 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.74%) MCITP
5 7 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.68%) Degree
5 7 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (3.16%) CCNA
6 6 (3.16%) MCSE
7 5 (2.63%) CISSP
7 5 (2.63%) ISEB
8 4 (2.11%) APMP
8 4 (2.11%) MCP
8 4 (2.11%) MCSA
8 4 (2.11%) MCTS
9 3 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.58%) VCAP
9 3 (1.58%) VCP4
9 3 (1.58%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.37%) SLA
2 11 (5.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.68%) QA
4 4 (2.11%) NIST
5 3 (1.58%) GDPR
5 3 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 3 (1.58%) PMO
5 3 (1.58%) RMADS
6 2 (1.05%) NCSC
6 2 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.53%) COBIT
7 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.53%) GAAP
7 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 56 (29.47%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.47%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.32%) vSphere
5 8 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.63%) vCloud
7 4 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (1.58%) XenApp
9 2 (1.05%) Sendmail
9 2 (1.05%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (16.84%) SCCM
2 11 (5.79%) SCOM
3 8 (4.21%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (2.63%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.63%) SCVMM
4 5 (2.63%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.58%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (1.58%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.58%) WSUS
6 2 (1.05%) Ansible
6 2 (1.05%) vMotion
7 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.53%) CASB
7 1 (0.53%) Control-M
7 1 (0.53%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 44 (23.16%) VMware
2 22 (11.58%) Citrix
3 18 (9.47%) Cisco
4 17 (8.95%) Red Hat
4 17 (8.95%) Remedy
5 7 (3.68%) NetApp
5 7 (3.68%) SAP
6 6 (3.16%) Blue Coat
6 6 (3.16%) CheckPoint
6 6 (3.16%) F5
6 6 (3.16%) Oracle
7 5 (2.63%) Adobe
7 5 (2.63%) BMC
7 5 (2.63%) Meraki
7 5 (2.63%) Veeam
8 4 (2.11%) CyberArk
8 4 (2.11%) Pega
8 4 (2.11%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.11%) Sony
8 4 (2.11%) Unisys