Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 204 318 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.92% 18.37% 14.34%
As % of the Vendors category 31.10% 39.41% 32.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 175 215
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £408 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.67% -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £180 £207 £212
90th Percentile £540 £583 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 62 47
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.75 £13.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -7.94% +53.89%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.00 £8.66
90th Percentile £17.25 £15.47 £28.29
South East median hourly rate £16.56 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +18.27% -6.67% -

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 656 807 1,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 47.99% 46.62% 44.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 439 473
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £438 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £233 £200
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.67% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 72 77
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -24.64% +68.54%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.00 £8.79
90th Percentile £34.00 £16.00 £38.10
South East median hourly rate £19.71 £16.18 £17.00
% change year-on-year +21.85% -4.85% +13.33%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -2 164 £425 +13.33% 74
High Wycombe +1 9 £199 -30.26% 19
Bletchley 0 3 - - 1
Buckingham - 2 £362 - 1
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 71 (34.80%) Windows
2 59 (28.92%) Active Directory
3 57 (27.94%) Microsoft Office
4 39 (19.12%) VMware
5 38 (18.63%) ITIL
6 37 (18.14%) Azure
7 35 (17.16%) SQL
8 33 (16.18%) SCCM
9 30 (14.71%) CRM
10 29 (14.22%) Microsoft Excel
10 29 (14.22%) Office 365
11 27 (13.24%) Windows 10
12 25 (12.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 24 (11.76%) Project Management
14 23 (11.27%) Migration
14 23 (11.27%) Cisco
15 22 (10.78%) MS Exchange
15 22 (10.78%) Finance
15 22 (10.78%) Security Cleared
15 22 (10.78%) Windows Server
16 21 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (10.29%) Firewall
17 20 (9.80%) Information Security
17 20 (9.80%) Management Information System
17 20 (9.80%) Hyper-V
17 20 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
18 19 (9.31%) Problem Management
18 19 (9.31%) Change Management
18 19 (9.31%) .NET
18 19 (9.31%) Linux

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 22 (10.78%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.94%) SAS
6 4 (1.96%) IIS
6 4 (1.96%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.98%) CMS
8 2 (0.98%) Mule
8 2 (0.98%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.49%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 57 (27.94%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (14.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (6.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.92%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.47%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.49%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.49%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (18.14%) Azure
2 29 (14.22%) Office 365
3 17 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (5.39%) AWS
5 10 (4.90%) Power Platform
6 7 (3.43%) IaaS
7 6 (2.94%) SaaS
8 5 (2.45%) PaaS
8 5 (2.45%) PowerApps
9 4 (1.96%) Azure Stack
9 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Flow
10 1 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.49%) GitHub
10 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.49%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.29%) Firewall
2 12 (5.88%) NaaS
2 12 (5.88%) WAN
3 11 (5.39%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (4.41%) DHCP
4 9 (4.41%) DNS
4 9 (4.41%) LAN
5 8 (3.92%) SAN
5 8 (3.92%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.43%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (3.43%) VPN
7 4 (1.96%) IP Telephony
7 4 (1.96%) PBX
7 4 (1.96%) Skype
7 4 (1.96%) VoIP
8 3 (1.47%) Intranet
8 3 (1.47%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.47%) Wireless
9 2 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.98%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.94%) Power BI
3 5 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.98%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.49%) Big Data
7 1 (0.49%) DTS
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.49%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Appium
1 2 (0.98%) Bitbucket
1 2 (0.98%) Cucumber
1 2 (0.98%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.98%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.98%) Selenium
1 2 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.98%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.49%) Firebug
2 1 (0.49%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.49%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (10.78%) Finance
2 16 (7.84%) Legal
3 13 (6.37%) Law
4 9 (4.41%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.94%) Retail
6 4 (1.96%) Banking
6 4 (1.96%) Billing
6 4 (1.96%) Publishing
7 3 (1.47%) Back Office
7 3 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.98%) Automotive
8 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.98%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.98%) Marketing
9 1 (0.49%) Front Office
9 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 70 (34.31%) Analyst
2 26 (12.75%) Service Analyst
3 24 (11.76%) Developer
4 21 (10.29%) Service Desk Analyst
5 17 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 15 (7.35%) Architect
7 14 (6.86%) Project Manager
8 12 (5.88%) Consultant
8 12 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 11 (5.39%) Infrastructure Support
9 11 (5.39%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 9 (4.41%) IT Analyst
10 9 (4.41%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.92%) Administrator
11 8 (3.92%) Lead Developer
12 7 (3.43%) Azure Architect
12 7 (3.43%) Business Analyst
12 7 (3.43%) CRM Analyst
13 6 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
13 6 (2.94%) Lead Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.31%) .NET
2 11 (5.39%) HTML
3 10 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (4.41%) Web Services
5 8 (3.92%) CSS
5 8 (3.92%) JSON
6 7 (3.43%) HTML5
6 7 (3.43%) jQuery
7 6 (2.94%) AngularJS
7 6 (2.94%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.94%) Spring
7 6 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (2.94%) XML
8 5 (2.45%) .NET Core
9 2 (0.98%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.98%) Middleware
10 1 (0.49%) Ajax
10 1 (0.49%) CSS3
10 1 (0.49%) Entity Framework
10 1 (0.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.80%) Management Information System
2 12 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.94%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.96%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.96%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.47%) Clustering
6 3 (1.47%) iPad
6 3 (1.47%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (0.98%) DataPower
7 2 (0.98%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.98%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.98%) Replication
7 2 (0.98%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 71 (34.80%) Windows
2 27 (13.24%) Windows 10
3 22 (10.78%) Windows Server
4 21 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (9.31%) Linux
6 17 (8.33%) Unix
6 17 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 13 (6.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (5.88%) Windows 7
8 12 (5.88%) Windows 8
9 10 (4.90%) Android
10 6 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (2.45%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.96%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.47%) CentOS
14 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.49%) AIX
15 1 (0.49%) Check Point GAiA
15 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (18.63%) ITIL
2 30 (14.71%) CRM
3 24 (11.76%) Project Management
4 23 (11.27%) Migration
5 20 (9.80%) Information Security
5 20 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (9.31%) Change Management
6 19 (9.31%) Problem Management
7 18 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (7.35%) E-Commerce
9 14 (6.86%) ITSM
9 14 (6.86%) Security Management
9 14 (6.86%) Service Management
10 13 (6.37%) Customer-Centricity
10 13 (6.37%) Information Security Management
10 13 (6.37%) ISMS
11 12 (5.88%) Incident Management
12 10 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (4.41%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.16%) SQL
2 16 (7.84%) C#
3 14 (6.86%) Java
4 11 (5.39%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.41%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.96%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.98%) VB
8 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.49%) LotusScript
8 1 (0.49%) PHP
8 1 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (12.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (10.78%) Security Cleared
3 18 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 17 (8.33%) Degree
5 15 (7.35%) MCITP
6 13 (6.37%) CCNA
6 13 (6.37%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (6.37%) MCSA
7 8 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (3.43%) CISSP
9 6 (2.94%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.94%) MCSE
10 4 (1.96%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.96%) CISM
10 4 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.96%) MCTS
11 3 (1.47%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.47%) VCAP
11 3 (1.47%) VCP4
11 3 (1.47%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.88%) SLA
2 10 (4.90%) QA
3 7 (3.43%) Data Quality
4 6 (2.94%) PMO
5 1 (0.49%) BS7799
5 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (28.92%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.80%) Hyper-V
3 18 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.92%) vSphere
5 6 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.45%) vCloud
7 3 (1.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (1.47%) Docker
8 2 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 33 (16.18%) SCCM
2 15 (7.35%) SCOM
3 12 (5.88%) WSUS
4 5 (2.45%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.96%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.96%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.47%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.47%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.98%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.98%) Control-M
7 2 (0.98%) IBM BigFix
7 2 (0.98%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.98%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (0.98%) vMotion
8 1 (0.49%) Ansible
8 1 (0.49%) DameWare
8 1 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 39 (19.12%) VMware
2 23 (11.27%) Cisco
3 17 (8.33%) Citrix
4 14 (6.86%) Adobe
4 14 (6.86%) Splunk
5 13 (6.37%) Oracle
5 13 (6.37%) Remedy
5 13 (6.37%) Sony
6 12 (5.88%) F5
6 12 (5.88%) SAP
7 11 (5.39%) Meraki
8 8 (3.92%) Apple
9 7 (3.43%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.94%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.94%) HP
10 6 (2.94%) NetApp
11 5 (2.45%) Blue Coat
11 5 (2.45%) Dell
12 4 (1.96%) IBM
13 3 (1.47%) McAfee