Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 315 336 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 18.25% 14.35% 13.92%
As % of the Vendors category 39.38% 32.53% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 210 157
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £207 £210 £146
90th Percentile £588 £501 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £373
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.54% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 46 19
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £12.75 £13.93 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.44% +54.72% -14.43%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.63 £8.50
90th Percentile £15.27 £27.90 £14.10
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% - -6.25%

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 800 1,033 827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 46.35% 44.11% 46.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 464 439
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £389 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% -2.81% +6.67%
10th Percentile £232 £200 £225
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 76 44
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.00 £17.38 £10.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.18% +69.76% -33.97%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.79 £8.50
90th Percentile £16.00 £31.00 £26.80
South East median hourly rate £16.38 £17.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year -3.68% +10.57% -14.58%

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 12 November 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
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 12 November 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 +5 287 £375 -3.23% 62
High Wycombe -10 9 £285 -21.38% 30
Marlow -3 3 £175 +40.00% 5
Bletchley - 1 - -
Chesham - 1 £250 - 1
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 120 (38.10%) Windows
2 105 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 104 (33.02%) Active Directory
4 103 (32.70%) Security Cleared
5 79 (25.08%) SC Cleared
6 74 (23.49%) Finance
7 73 (23.17%) Office 365
8 70 (22.22%) ITIL
9 67 (21.27%) DV Cleared
10 66 (20.95%) Windows Server
11 53 (16.83%) Microsoft Azure
12 52 (16.51%) SQL
12 52 (16.51%) VMware
13 48 (15.24%) MS Exchange
14 47 (14.92%) SQL Server
15 46 (14.60%) Service Management
16 44 (13.97%) Microsoft Excel
17 42 (13.33%) .NET
17 42 (13.33%) PowerShell
18 40 (12.70%) PRINCE2
19 39 (12.38%) Project Management
20 37 (11.75%) Firewall
20 37 (11.75%) ITIL V3
21 36 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
22 35 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
22 35 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
23 34 (10.79%) SCCM
24 33 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
25 32 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
26 31 (9.84%) HP

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 48 (15.24%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.89%) SharePoint
3 22 (6.98%) Skype for Business
4 16 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (3.17%) IIS
8 7 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (2.22%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.27%) K2 blackpearl
10 3 (0.95%) Confluence
10 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.63%) Apache
11 2 (0.63%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.32%) CMS
12 1 (0.32%) Documentum
12 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 105 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (13.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (6.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (6.35%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.27%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.27%) TIBCO iProcess
3 3 (0.95%) Primavera
4 2 (0.63%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 73 (23.17%) Office 365
2 53 (16.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (6.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (3.49%) OneDrive
6 10 (3.17%) SaaS
7 6 (1.90%) IaaS
8 5 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.95%) Akamai
10 1 (0.32%) PaaS
10 1 (0.32%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 37 (11.75%) Firewall
2 25 (7.94%) SAN
3 18 (5.71%) LAN
3 18 (5.71%) Skype
3 18 (5.71%) WAN
4 16 (5.08%) NAS
5 15 (4.76%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.54%) Unified Communications
7 5 (1.59%) Internet
7 5 (1.59%) Network Security
8 3 (0.95%) DNS
8 3 (0.95%) VPN
8 3 (0.95%) Wireless
9 2 (0.63%) Broadband
9 2 (0.63%) DHCP
9 2 (0.63%) HTTP
9 2 (0.63%) Intranet
9 2 (0.63%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.32%) MPLS
10 1 (0.32%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.92%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.81%) Power BI
4 10 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.59%) DB2
6 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.27%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.32%) MS Access
10 1 (0.32%) NuoDB
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (3.49%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.22%) JIRA
3 6 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.59%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.95%) GitLab
6 2 (0.63%) git-flow
6 2 (0.63%) MSI
7 1 (0.32%) NSubstitute
7 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.32%) Selenium
General
1 74 (23.49%) Finance
2 14 (4.44%) Financial Institution
2 14 (4.44%) Law
3 10 (3.17%) Banking
4 4 (1.27%) Automotive
4 4 (1.27%) Legal
5 2 (0.63%) Advertising
5 2 (0.63%) Billing
5 2 (0.63%) Marketing
5 2 (0.63%) Retail
5 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.32%) Back Office
6 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (23.17%) Analyst
2 28 (8.89%) Developer
3 25 (7.94%) Project Manager
4 23 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (6.98%) Service Analyst
6 19 (6.03%) Architect
6 19 (6.03%) Service Desk Analyst
7 18 (5.71%) Project Engineer
8 17 (5.40%) Project Officer
9 15 (4.76%) Administrator
10 13 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (3.81%) Support Engineer
12 11 (3.49%) Coordinator
12 11 (3.49%) Support Analyst
13 9 (2.86%) .NET Developer
13 9 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 9 (2.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 9 (2.86%) Desktop Support
13 9 (2.86%) Technical Architect
14 8 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.33%) .NET
2 17 (5.40%) ASP.NET
3 11 (3.49%) .NET Framework
3 11 (3.49%) XML
4 8 (2.54%) HTML
5 7 (2.22%) CSS
5 7 (2.22%) XSLT
6 6 (1.90%) LDAP
7 5 (1.59%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (1.59%) JSON
8 4 (1.27%) Entity Framework
8 4 (1.27%) SAP Smart Forms
8 4 (1.27%) Web Services
9 3 (0.95%) Angular 2
9 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.95%) jQuery
9 3 (0.95%) REST
9 3 (0.95%) SOAP
9 3 (0.95%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (4.13%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.49%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.17%) Clustering
7 9 (2.86%) Mainframe
8 7 (2.22%) PKI
9 6 (1.90%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 5 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.27%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.27%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.32%) Fintech
13 1 (0.32%) User Experience
13 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 120 (38.10%) Windows
2 66 (20.95%) Windows Server
3 30 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (6.35%) Linux
5 18 (5.71%) Windows 7
6 16 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (4.76%) Unix
8 14 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.86%) Windows 10
10 7 (2.22%) Android
11 6 (1.90%) CentOS
11 6 (1.90%) Solaris
11 6 (1.90%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.32%) AIX
13 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (22.22%) ITIL
2 46 (14.60%) Service Management
3 40 (12.70%) PRINCE2
4 39 (12.38%) Project Management
5 37 (11.75%) ITIL V3
6 36 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (9.21%) ITSM
9 25 (7.94%) Change Management
9 25 (7.94%) Migration
10 23 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 18 (5.71%) CRM
12 17 (5.40%) Critical Thinking
13 15 (4.76%) Scrum
14 14 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
15 13 (4.13%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (4.13%) DevOps
15 13 (4.13%) Problem Management
16 12 (3.81%) Ticket Management
17 11 (3.49%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (16.51%) SQL
2 42 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 31 (9.84%) C#
4 16 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.90%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.59%) Java
6 5 (1.59%) XPath
7 3 (0.95%) VBScript
8 2 (0.63%) C++
8 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.63%) SOQL
8 2 (0.63%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.32%) C
9 1 (0.32%) Delphi
9 1 (0.32%) Python
9 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 103 (32.70%) Security Cleared
2 79 (25.08%) SC Cleared
3 67 (21.27%) DV Cleared
4 33 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (3.49%) MCSA
7 10 (3.17%) APMP
8 9 (2.86%) HNC
8 9 (2.86%) HND
8 9 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (2.54%) MCP
9 8 (2.54%) MCSE
9 8 (2.54%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (1.90%) CCA
10 6 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (1.90%) MCTS
10 6 (1.90%) VCAP
10 6 (1.90%) VCP4
10 6 (1.90%) VCP5
10 6 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.35%) SLA
2 14 (4.44%) QA
3 8 (2.54%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.22%) PMO
5 5 (1.59%) GDPR
6 4 (1.27%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 104 (33.02%) Active Directory
2 32 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.30%) vSphere
4 19 (6.03%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (4.44%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.90%) vCloud
6 6 (1.90%) XenServer
7 5 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.27%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.95%) Docker
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.32%) XenApp
10 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (10.79%) SCCM
2 16 (5.08%) OVSD
3 14 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (4.44%) WSUS
4 7 (2.22%) SCVMM
5 6 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.90%) Nagios
5 6 (1.90%) vCenter Server
6 4 (1.27%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.27%) SCOM
7 3 (0.95%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.95%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.63%) Puppet
8 2 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.63%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.32%) Ansible
9 1 (0.32%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 52 (16.51%) VMware
2 31 (9.84%) HP
2 31 (9.84%) Remedy
3 29 (9.21%) Citrix
3 29 (9.21%) McAfee
4 25 (7.94%) NetApp
4 25 (7.94%) Oracle
5 18 (5.71%) Cisco
6 14 (4.44%) Sony
7 7 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.22%) SAP
8 6 (1.90%) webMethods
9 5 (1.59%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.59%) F5
9 5 (1.59%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.27%) Apple
10 4 (1.27%) Blue Coat
10 4 (1.27%) Computacenter
11 3 (0.95%) EMC
11 3 (0.95%) Intel