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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 128 123 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.62% 12.84% 14.52%
As % of the Vendors category 26.72% 27.64% 32.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 86 95
Median daily rate £400 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £143 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £337
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 20
Median hourly rate £11.53 £9.25 £10.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.64% -12.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 479 445 546
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 47.24% 46.45% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 221 243
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £262 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £509 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 29
Median hourly rate £12.50 £10.24 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.12% -59.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.03 £8.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.15 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -6 92 £400 - 18
Aylesbury +9 13 - - 1
High Wycombe +6 4 £160 -60.00% 6
Marlow - 4 £150 - 6
Beaconsfield - 2 - - 2
Newport Pagnell - 1 £538 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 106 (36.93%) Security Cleared
2 93 (32.40%) SC Cleared
3 87 (30.31%) Windows
4 79 (27.53%) Microsoft Office
5 59 (20.56%) ITIL
6 56 (19.51%) Active Directory
7 52 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (17.77%) Finance
9 48 (16.72%) DV Cleared
10 44 (15.33%) VMware
11 43 (14.98%) Microsoft Excel
12 42 (14.63%) Project Management
13 41 (14.29%) Office 365
14 36 (12.54%) CRM
15 33 (11.50%) Citrix
16 32 (11.15%) MS Exchange
17 29 (10.10%) PRINCE2
17 29 (10.10%) SQL
18 28 (9.76%) SQL Server
18 28 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM
18 28 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
19 27 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
19 27 (9.41%) Linux
20 26 (9.06%) Oracle
20 26 (9.06%) HP
20 26 (9.06%) Telecoms
20 26 (9.06%) Windows Server
21 25 (8.71%) SharePoint
21 25 (8.71%) WAN
22 23 (8.01%) Windows 7

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 32 (11.15%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.71%) SharePoint
3 21 (7.32%) ArcGIS
4 11 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (3.83%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (2.09%) CMS
6 6 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.09%) IIS
6 6 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.74%) Alfresco
7 5 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.74%) Drupal
7 5 (1.74%) Liferay
7 5 (1.74%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.39%) Apache
8 4 (1.39%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 79 (27.53%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (14.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (5.57%) MS Visio
4 15 (5.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (5.23%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 28 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 41 (14.29%) Office 365
2 13 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.48%) SaaS
5 6 (2.09%) IaaS
6 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.71%) WAN
2 22 (7.67%) SAN
3 16 (5.57%) Firewall
4 11 (3.83%) LAN
5 10 (3.48%) ATM
5 10 (3.48%) BIG-IP
6 9 (3.14%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (3.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (3.14%) VPN
6 9 (3.14%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (2.09%) Internet
7 6 (2.09%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.74%) NAS
9 4 (1.39%) Wireless
10 3 (1.05%) Intranet
10 3 (1.05%) SMTP
11 2 (0.70%) DNS
11 2 (0.70%) IPsec
11 2 (0.70%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.32%) GIS
2 21 (7.32%) QGIS
3 9 (3.14%) PowerPivot
4 7 (2.44%) Power BI
5 6 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.74%) MS Access
6 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (1.39%) MySQL
8 3 (1.05%) Big Data
8 3 (1.05%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.05%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.70%) DB2
10 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (6.62%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.53%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (2.44%) Introscope
4 5 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.39%) GitLab
5 4 (1.39%) JIRA
6 3 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.05%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.05%) MSI
7 2 (0.70%) MSTest
7 2 (0.70%) Selenium
7 2 (0.70%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.35%) NUnit
General
1 51 (17.77%) Finance
2 26 (9.06%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.14%) Retail
4 7 (2.44%) Marketing
5 5 (1.74%) Banking
5 5 (1.74%) Electronics
5 5 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.05%) German Language
7 2 (0.70%) Advertising
7 2 (0.70%) Automotive
7 2 (0.70%) Billing
7 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.70%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (19.86%) Architect
2 43 (14.98%) Analyst
3 37 (12.89%) Technical Architect
4 31 (10.80%) Developer
5 21 (7.32%) GIS Technician
6 18 (6.27%) Project Manager
7 14 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (4.53%) CRM Developer
8 13 (4.53%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 13 (4.53%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.18%) Administrator
10 11 (3.83%) Microsoft Developer
10 11 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (3.48%) Data Analyst
12 9 (3.14%) Enterprise Architect
12 9 (3.14%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
12 9 (3.14%) IT Manager
12 9 (3.14%) IT Support
12 9 (3.14%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.32%) .NET
2 19 (6.62%) HTML
3 18 (6.27%) .NET Framework
4 17 (5.92%) CSS
5 13 (4.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (4.53%) WCF
6 6 (2.09%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.39%) REST
7 4 (1.39%) XML
8 3 (1.05%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.05%) Node.js
9 2 (0.70%) HTML5
9 2 (0.70%) jQuery
9 2 (0.70%) JSON
9 2 (0.70%) LINQ
9 2 (0.70%) OAuth
9 2 (0.70%) RESTful
9 2 (0.70%) Spring Security
9 2 (0.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.53%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.18%) Smartphone
4 11 (3.83%) Public Cloud
5 10 (3.48%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.48%) Thin Client
6 9 (3.14%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.44%) e-Health
8 6 (2.09%) Clustering
9 5 (1.74%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.74%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.39%) RSA SecurID
11 3 (1.05%) CESG
11 3 (1.05%) CMDB
11 3 (1.05%) Replication
11 3 (1.05%) User Experience
12 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.70%) Handset
12 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 87 (30.31%) Windows
2 27 (9.41%) Linux
3 26 (9.06%) Windows Server
4 23 (8.01%) Windows 7
5 18 (6.27%) Windows 10
6 17 (5.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (4.88%) Windows Vista
8 13 (4.53%) Unix
8 13 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (4.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (3.83%) Windows 8
10 11 (3.83%) Windows XP
11 10 (3.48%) Android
12 6 (2.09%) CentOS
12 6 (2.09%) Solaris
13 5 (1.74%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.74%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.39%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (20.56%) ITIL
2 52 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (14.63%) Project Management
4 36 (12.54%) CRM
5 29 (10.10%) PRINCE2
6 21 (7.32%) Service Management
7 20 (6.97%) DevOps
7 20 (6.97%) Incident Management
8 18 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (6.27%) Data Analysis
8 18 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (5.92%) Time Management
10 16 (5.57%) Migration
11 15 (5.23%) Change Management
12 14 (4.88%) Logistics
13 12 (4.18%) ITIL V3
13 12 (4.18%) Problem Management
13 12 (4.18%) Protective Monitoring
14 10 (3.48%) Programme Management
14 10 (3.48%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 29 (10.10%) SQL
2 20 (6.97%) JavaScript
3 13 (4.53%) VBA
4 9 (3.14%) VB
5 8 (2.79%) C#
6 6 (2.09%) Java
6 6 (2.09%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.74%) VBScript
8 4 (1.39%) Python
9 3 (1.05%) R
9 3 (1.05%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.70%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.70%) C
10 2 (0.70%) Ruby
10 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.35%) C++
11 1 (0.35%) C++/CLI
11 1 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.35%) ES6
11 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 106 (36.93%) Security Cleared
2 93 (32.40%) SC Cleared
3 48 (16.72%) DV Cleared
4 10 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (2.44%) MCSE
6 6 (2.09%) Degree
6 6 (2.09%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.74%) ISEB
7 5 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.39%) MCITP
9 3 (1.05%) APMP
9 3 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.05%) MCP
9 3 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.70%) CCNA
10 2 (0.70%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.70%) CISSP
10 2 (0.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.23%) SLA
2 11 (3.83%) PMO
3 10 (3.48%) GPG13
4 9 (3.14%) QA
5 6 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 2 (0.70%) RMADS
8 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.35%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.35%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.35%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.35%) P3O
8 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.18%) XenApp
4 11 (3.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (3.48%) XenDesktop
6 9 (3.14%) Hyper-V
7 8 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.05%) vSphere
9 2 (0.70%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (7.67%) SCCM
2 16 (5.57%) SCOM
3 12 (4.18%) AppDNA
4 10 (3.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (2.44%) CA Wily
5 7 (2.44%) WSUS
6 6 (2.09%) BladeLogic
7 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.39%) Ansible
8 4 (1.39%) Rundeck
9 3 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.05%) Nagios
9 3 (1.05%) OVSD
10 2 (0.70%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.70%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.70%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.70%) vMotion
Vendors
1 44 (15.33%) VMware
2 33 (11.50%) Citrix
3 26 (9.06%) HP
3 26 (9.06%) Oracle
4 21 (7.32%) Mapinfo
5 19 (6.62%) Cisco
6 16 (5.57%) Remedy
7 10 (3.48%) AppSense
7 10 (3.48%) F5
7 10 (3.48%) SAP
8 9 (3.14%) NetApp
8 9 (3.14%) Palo Alto
9 8 (2.79%) Apple
9 8 (2.79%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.44%) CA
10 7 (2.44%) NetQoS
10 7 (2.44%) Nimsoft
11 6 (2.09%) IBM
12 5 (1.74%) Dell
12 5 (1.74%) NCR
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