Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 306 344 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 19.20% 14.95% 15.78%
As % of the Vendors category 40.26% 32.92% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 227 163
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £420 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% -3.13% +23.08%
10th Percentile £210 £229 £225
90th Percentile £650 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £415 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +7.10% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 40 19
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +55.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.98 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.33 £28.80 £16.03
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £15.23 £14.50
% change year-on-year -8.08% +5.03% -12.12%

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 760 1,045 777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 47.68% 45.42% 46.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 515 434
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £215 £252
90th Percentile £600 £535 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 61 38
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.25 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.84% +53.33% -30.30%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £28.73 £37.18
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.71% +12.90% -18.49%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +4 272 £425 +8.97% 51
High Wycombe -6 12 £263 -27.59% 23
Aylesbury -4 4 £350 +150.00% 2
Marlow - 4 - - 7
Chesham - 1 £250 - 2
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 140 (45.75%) Windows
2 105 (34.31%) Active Directory
3 98 (32.03%) Security Cleared
4 92 (30.07%) Office 365
5 86 (28.10%) Microsoft Office
6 75 (24.51%) Windows Server
7 71 (23.20%) ITIL
8 69 (22.55%) SC Cleared
9 67 (21.90%) DV Cleared
10 64 (20.92%) Finance
11 63 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
12 62 (20.26%) SQL
13 60 (19.61%) SQL Server
14 59 (19.28%) VMware
15 49 (16.01%) MS Exchange
16 44 (14.38%) .NET
16 44 (14.38%) Service Management
16 44 (14.38%) SCCM
17 42 (13.73%) PowerShell
17 42 (13.73%) Firewall
18 39 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
19 37 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
20 36 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
21 35 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
22 34 (11.11%) C#
23 33 (10.78%) ITIL V3
24 31 (10.13%) Project Management
24 31 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
25 29 (9.48%) Windows 10
25 29 (9.48%) Citrix

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 49 (16.01%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.50%) Skype for Business
3 24 (7.84%) SharePoint
4 22 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (2.61%) IIS
9 4 (1.31%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.98%) Confluence
10 3 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.65%) K2 blackpearl
11 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.33%) Apache
12 1 (0.33%) Documentum
12 1 (0.33%) JBoss
12 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 86 (28.10%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (9.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (4.58%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.31%) CATIA
5 4 (1.31%) Siemens NX
6 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.31%) SAP BPC
2 4 (1.31%) SAP CRM
2 4 (1.31%) SAP Payroll
2 4 (1.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.31%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.98%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.98%) TIBCO iProcess
4 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.65%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.33%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 92 (30.07%) Office 365
2 63 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (6.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (5.23%) OneDrive
5 11 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (2.94%) SaaS
7 7 (2.29%) IaaS
8 5 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.98%) Akamai
10 1 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.33%) PaaS
10 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.33%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 42 (13.73%) Firewall
2 25 (8.17%) SAN
3 24 (7.84%) Skype
4 23 (7.52%) WAN
5 19 (6.21%) LAN
6 16 (5.23%) NAS
7 14 (4.58%) TCP/IP
8 13 (4.25%) Unified Communications
9 11 (3.59%) IP Telephony
10 7 (2.29%) VPN
11 5 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.31%) DNS
13 3 (0.98%) Network Security
14 2 (0.65%) Broadband
14 2 (0.65%) DHCP
14 2 (0.65%) HTTP
14 2 (0.65%) Internet
14 2 (0.65%) Intranet
14 2 (0.65%) Kerberos
15 1 (0.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.92%) Power BI
5 9 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.63%) MS Access
9 4 (1.31%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.31%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.33%) DB2
12 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.33%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (2.94%) JIRA
1 9 (2.94%) Visual Studio
1 9 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
2 8 (2.61%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.63%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.98%) git-flow
4 3 (0.98%) GitLab
5 1 (0.33%) MSI
5 1 (0.33%) NSubstitute
5 1 (0.33%) Selenium
General
1 64 (20.92%) Finance
2 14 (4.58%) Law
3 8 (2.61%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.63%) Automotive
4 5 (1.63%) Publishing
4 5 (1.63%) Retail
5 4 (1.31%) Legal
6 3 (0.98%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.65%) Advertising
7 2 (0.65%) Banking
7 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
8 1 (0.33%) Billing
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) French Language
8 1 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (23.86%) Analyst
2 25 (8.17%) Architect
2 25 (8.17%) Service Analyst
3 23 (7.52%) Developer
3 23 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (7.19%) Service Desk Analyst
5 18 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 16 (5.23%) Project Engineer
7 14 (4.58%) Administrator
7 14 (4.58%) Support Engineer
8 13 (4.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 12 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (3.59%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (3.59%) Project Officer
10 11 (3.59%) Support Analyst
10 11 (3.59%) Technical Architect
11 10 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 9 (2.94%) Consultant
12 9 (2.94%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (14.38%) .NET
2 15 (4.90%) ASP.NET
3 11 (3.59%) .NET Framework
4 8 (2.61%) XML
5 6 (1.96%) EDI
5 6 (1.96%) JSON
5 6 (1.96%) XSLT
6 5 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.31%) .NET Core
7 4 (1.31%) HTML
7 4 (1.31%) Middleware
8 3 (0.98%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.98%) Entity Framework
8 3 (0.98%) LDAP
8 3 (0.98%) SAP Fiori
8 3 (0.98%) Web Services
8 3 (0.98%) WPF
9 2 (0.65%) Angular 2
9 2 (0.65%) COM
9 2 (0.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.90%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.27%) Clustering
6 6 (1.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 5 (1.63%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.63%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.63%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.63%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.31%) PKI
9 3 (0.98%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.65%) Fintech
10 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.33%) BYOD
11 1 (0.33%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 140 (45.75%) Windows
2 75 (24.51%) Windows Server
3 39 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (9.48%) Windows 10
5 26 (8.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (6.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (4.90%) Unix
8 14 (4.58%) Windows 7
9 13 (4.25%) Linux
10 7 (2.29%) Android
11 6 (1.96%) CentOS
11 6 (1.96%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.33%) Solaris
13 1 (0.33%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (23.20%) ITIL
2 44 (14.38%) Service Management
3 37 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (10.78%) ITIL V3
6 31 (10.13%) Project Management
7 28 (9.15%) PRINCE2
8 27 (8.82%) ITSM
9 25 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (8.17%) Migration
10 23 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 22 (7.19%) CRM
12 17 (5.56%) IT Strategy
13 15 (4.90%) Change Management
13 15 (4.90%) DevOps
13 15 (4.90%) Scrum
14 14 (4.58%) Critical Thinking
14 14 (4.58%) Service Delivery
15 13 (4.25%) Server Management
16 12 (3.92%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (20.26%) SQL
2 42 (13.73%) PowerShell
3 34 (11.11%) C#
4 11 (3.59%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.96%) VB
6 5 (1.63%) Java
7 4 (1.31%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.31%) XPath
8 3 (0.98%) C++
8 3 (0.98%) Perl
8 3 (0.98%) VBScript
9 2 (0.65%) C
9 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.65%) SOQL
9 2 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 98 (32.03%) Security Cleared
2 69 (22.55%) SC Cleared
3 67 (21.90%) DV Cleared
4 27 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 11 (3.59%) MCP
7 10 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (2.94%) TOGAF Certification
9 8 (2.61%) APMP
9 8 (2.61%) MCSE
10 7 (2.29%) Degree
11 6 (1.96%) CCA
11 6 (1.96%) CISSP
11 6 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (1.96%) HNC
11 6 (1.96%) HND
11 6 (1.96%) MCTS
11 6 (1.96%) VCAP
11 6 (1.96%) VCP4
11 6 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.23%) SLA
2 5 (1.63%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.63%) PMO
3 4 (1.31%) GDPR
3 4 (1.31%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.98%) QA
5 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 105 (34.31%) Active Directory
2 35 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.84%) vSphere
4 16 (5.23%) Hyper-V
4 16 (5.23%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.96%) vCloud
6 6 (1.96%) XenServer
7 5 (1.63%) Docker
7 5 (1.63%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.33%) XenApp
8 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (14.38%) SCCM
2 15 (4.90%) McAfee ePO
2 15 (4.90%) OVSD
3 8 (2.61%) WSUS
4 7 (2.29%) SCVMM
5 6 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.96%) Nagios
5 6 (1.96%) vCenter Server
6 5 (1.63%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.31%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.31%) SCOM
7 4 (1.31%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.98%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.65%) Puppet
9 2 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.65%) TIBCO Hawk
10 1 (0.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 59 (19.28%) VMware
2 29 (9.48%) Citrix
3 23 (7.52%) McAfee
4 22 (7.19%) HP
4 22 (7.19%) NetApp
4 22 (7.19%) Remedy
5 21 (6.86%) Cisco
6 14 (4.58%) Oracle
6 14 (4.58%) Sony
7 8 (2.61%) Blue Coat
7 8 (2.61%) CheckPoint
7 8 (2.61%) SAP
8 7 (2.29%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.29%) webMethods
9 6 (1.96%) Epicor
10 5 (1.63%) Apple
10 5 (1.63%) F5
11 4 (1.31%) ANSYS
11 4 (1.31%) Mentor Graphics
11 4 (1.31%) TIBCO