Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 9 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 300 287 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.86% 14.25% 12.01%
As % of the Vendors category 32.05% 30.96% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 143 155
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.61% +38.33%
10th Percentile £199 £173 £162
90th Percentile £556 £595 £564
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 20 17
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £11.50 £12.02 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.29% +4.48% +3.84%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.79 £8.50
90th Percentile £16.30 £19.50 £25.90
South East median hourly rate £15.57 £14.20 £15.25
% change year-on-year +9.61% -6.89% -1.61%

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 936 927 869
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 46.36% 46.03% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 440 439
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £220 £225 £240
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 30 35
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £12.50 £14.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.25% +18.00% -12.28%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.79 £8.70
90th Percentile £45.25 £21.00 £33.05
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +1.63%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +3 268 £400 - 36
High Wycombe -4 4 £248 +54.69% 13
Aylesbury -11 4 £350 - 2
Buckingham - 3 £350 -
Beaconsfield +1 1 £525 -
Marlow -7 1 £175 +16.67% 6
Amersham - 1 £425 - 3
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 116 (38.67%) Microsoft Office
2 97 (32.33%) Windows
3 74 (24.67%) Security Cleared
4 68 (22.67%) SC Cleared
5 62 (20.67%) Active Directory
6 61 (20.33%) ITIL
7 57 (19.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 57 (19.00%) Finance
8 51 (17.00%) VMware
9 49 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 46 (15.33%) SQL Server
12 45 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
13 40 (13.33%) Office 365
14 38 (12.67%) .NET
15 37 (12.33%) Linux
15 37 (12.33%) Citrix
16 36 (12.00%) SharePoint
16 36 (12.00%) C#
17 35 (11.67%) NetApp
18 34 (11.33%) SQL
18 34 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
19 33 (11.00%) PRINCE2
20 31 (10.33%) Project Management
20 31 (10.33%) Microsoft Certification
21 30 (10.00%) SAP
22 29 (9.67%) HP
22 29 (9.67%) DV Cleared
23 28 (9.33%) ITIL V3
23 28 (9.33%) MS Exchange

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 36 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 28 (9.33%) MS Exchange
3 14 (4.67%) IIS
4 12 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.00%) Apache
6 8 (2.67%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.33%) Confluence
8 6 (2.00%) K2 blackpearl
9 3 (1.00%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.00%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.67%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.67%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.67%) nginx
10 2 (0.67%) SAS
11 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 116 (38.67%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (19.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (7.33%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (5.00%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.33%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.33%) Revit
Business Applications
1 15 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.67%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.67%) Primavera
3 2 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.67%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.33%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 48 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (13.33%) Office 365
3 13 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.33%) SaaS
5 5 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.33%) IaaS
7 3 (1.00%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.00%) GitHub
7 3 (1.00%) PaaS
8 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.67%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.33%) SAN
2 18 (6.00%) Firewall
3 12 (4.00%) WAN
4 9 (3.00%) iSCSI
5 7 (2.33%) LAN
6 6 (2.00%) Wireless
7 5 (1.67%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.67%) VPN
8 4 (1.33%) DNS
8 4 (1.33%) Internet
8 4 (1.33%) Skype
9 2 (0.67%) Network Security
9 2 (0.67%) SSL
9 2 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.33%) DHCP
10 1 (0.33%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.33%) MPLS
10 1 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (15.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (3.00%) DB2
4 9 (3.00%) Power BI
5 8 (2.67%) Big Data
6 7 (2.33%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.33%) MySQL
7 5 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.00%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.00%) HBase
8 3 (1.00%) Impala
8 3 (1.00%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.00%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.00%) OLAP
8 3 (1.00%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (1.00%) Pentaho
8 3 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (4.67%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.00%) Moq
2 9 (3.00%) MSTest
3 8 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.67%) JIRA
3 8 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (2.00%) GitLab
6 3 (1.00%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.00%) Subversion
7 2 (0.67%) MonoDevelop
7 2 (0.67%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.33%) Introscope
8 1 (0.33%) LSMW
8 1 (0.33%) MSI
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 57 (19.00%) Finance
2 13 (4.33%) Banking
3 12 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 8 (2.67%) Marketing
5 6 (2.00%) Retail
6 5 (1.67%) Games
7 3 (1.00%) Advertising
7 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.67%) Billing
8 2 (0.67%) Law
8 2 (0.67%) Legal
8 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 49 (16.33%) Analyst
2 42 (14.00%) Developer
3 41 (13.67%) Architect
4 30 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 26 (8.67%) Desktop Support
6 24 (8.00%) .NET Developer
7 21 (7.00%) Project Manager
8 16 (5.33%) Infrastructure Architect
8 16 (5.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 16 (5.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 14 (4.67%) Support Engineer
10 13 (4.33%) Desktop Engineer
11 11 (3.67%) Project Officer
11 11 (3.67%) Service Analyst
11 11 (3.67%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (3.33%) Administrator
12 10 (3.33%) Release Manager
12 10 (3.33%) Support Analyst
13 9 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.67%) .NET
2 24 (8.00%) ASP.NET
3 15 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 13 (4.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (4.33%) HTML
5 12 (4.00%) .NET Framework
6 11 (3.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (3.00%) CSS
8 7 (2.33%) jQuery
9 6 (2.00%) Angular 2
9 6 (2.00%) LAMP
9 6 (2.00%) SAP Smart Forms
9 6 (2.00%) XML
10 5 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (1.33%) HTML5
11 4 (1.33%) MDX
11 4 (1.33%) REST
11 4 (1.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 3 (1.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.33%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.67%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.00%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.67%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.67%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.00%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.67%) CMDB
10 2 (0.67%) FMCG
10 2 (0.67%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.67%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.33%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.33%) Fintech
11 1 (0.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 97 (32.33%) Windows
2 37 (12.33%) Linux
3 22 (7.33%) Windows 10
4 20 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (6.00%) Windows 7
5 18 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (5.67%) Windows Server
7 16 (5.33%) Unix
8 12 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (3.00%) Apple iOS
9 9 (3.00%) Data ONTAP
10 7 (2.33%) Android
11 6 (2.00%) Solaris
12 5 (1.67%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.67%) zOS
13 2 (0.67%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.67%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (20.33%) ITIL
2 49 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (11.00%) PRINCE2
4 31 (10.33%) Project Management
5 28 (9.33%) ITIL V3
5 28 (9.33%) Service Management
6 27 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (8.33%) Change Management
8 21 (7.00%) CRM
9 15 (5.00%) Release Management
10 14 (4.67%) Migration
10 14 (4.67%) MVC
11 12 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (4.00%) ITSM
11 12 (4.00%) Process Improvement
11 12 (4.00%) Programme Delivery
11 12 (4.00%) Scrum
11 12 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
12 11 (3.67%) Capacity Management
13 10 (3.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.00%) C#
2 34 (11.33%) SQL
3 20 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 16 (5.33%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.33%) Java
6 6 (2.00%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.67%) PHP
7 5 (1.67%) Python
8 4 (1.33%) C++
9 3 (1.00%) HiveQL
9 3 (1.00%) Scala
9 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.67%) VB
10 2 (0.67%) VBA
11 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.33%) C
11 1 (0.33%) Delphi
11 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 74 (24.67%) Security Cleared
2 68 (22.67%) SC Cleared
3 31 (10.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (9.67%) DV Cleared
5 12 (4.00%) MCP
5 12 (4.00%) MCSA
5 12 (4.00%) MCSE
6 8 (2.67%) Degree
7 5 (1.67%) APMP
7 5 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.33%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.00%) HNC
9 3 (1.00%) HND
10 2 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.67%) CISSP
10 2 (0.67%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.67%) MCITP
10 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.67%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.00%) SLA
2 15 (5.00%) PMO
3 14 (4.67%) GDPR
4 12 (4.00%) QA
5 9 (3.00%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.33%) GMP
7 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 62 (20.67%) Active Directory
2 34 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (3.67%) XenApp
6 9 (3.00%) NFS
7 5 (1.67%) Docker
8 3 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.67%) vSphere
10 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (7.00%) SCCM
2 10 (3.33%) SCOM
3 8 (2.67%) OVSD
4 6 (2.00%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.00%) WSUS
5 4 (1.33%) SCSM
6 3 (1.00%) Kibana
7 2 (0.67%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.67%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.67%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.67%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.67%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.33%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 51 (17.00%) VMware
2 37 (12.33%) Citrix
3 35 (11.67%) NetApp
4 30 (10.00%) SAP
5 29 (9.67%) HP
6 27 (9.00%) Cisco
7 25 (8.33%) Oracle
8 18 (6.00%) Remedy
9 16 (5.33%) Blue Coat
9 16 (5.33%) CheckPoint
10 14 (4.67%) Red Hat
11 11 (3.67%) McAfee
12 7 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.67%) IBM
13 5 (1.67%) Micro Focus
13 5 (1.67%) Symantec
13 5 (1.67%) Veeam
14 4 (1.33%) arcserve
14 4 (1.33%) Google
14 4 (1.33%) Lumension