Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 339 237 375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.32% 13.62% 14.20%
As % of the Vendors category 32.29% 29.55% 30.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 149 207
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +33.33% -4.76%
10th Percentile £212 £144 £116
90th Percentile £500 £528 £478
South East median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 19 27
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.93 £9.61 £11.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.90% -15.55% -1.04%
10th Percentile £8.63 £8.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £28.37 £14.10 £23.75
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +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 1050 802 1210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 44.34% 46.09% 45.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 420 533
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £207 £229 £208
90th Percentile £525 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 43 48
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £10.80 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.04% -32.20% +27.44%
10th Percentile £8.79 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £36.33 £26.95 £30.15
South East median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £18.59
% change year-on-year +7.81% -13.93% +19.94%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -1 274 £388 -3.13% 21
High Wycombe +1 19 £363 -12.97% 4
Aylesbury - 14 £140 - 1
Beaconsfield 0 3 £300 -
Newport Pagnell - 2 £388 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (31.27%) Security Cleared
2 105 (30.97%) Microsoft Office
3 95 (28.02%) SC Cleared
4 88 (25.96%) Windows
5 81 (23.89%) Active Directory
6 79 (23.30%) Microsoft Excel
7 68 (20.06%) Finance
8 65 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
9 64 (18.88%) ITIL
10 53 (15.63%) Office 365
11 52 (15.34%) SQL Server
12 48 (14.16%) Project Management
13 47 (13.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 44 (12.98%) SQL
15 42 (12.39%) VMware
16 41 (12.09%) DV Cleared
16 41 (12.09%) Microsoft Azure
17 40 (11.80%) CRM
18 36 (10.62%) SharePoint
18 36 (10.62%) Microsoft Project
19 35 (10.32%) Oracle
20 34 (10.03%) Windows Server
21 33 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
22 32 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
23 30 (8.85%) C#
23 30 (8.85%) MS Exchange
23 30 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
24 29 (8.55%) PRINCE2
24 29 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
25 25 (7.37%) Service Delivery

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 (10.62%) SharePoint
2 30 (8.85%) MS Exchange
3 21 (6.19%) Skype for Business
4 12 (3.54%) CMS
5 11 (3.24%) Alfresco
5 11 (3.24%) Drupal
5 11 (3.24%) Liferay
5 11 (3.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.06%) MS Project Server
7 7 (2.06%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.77%) SAS
8 6 (1.77%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.47%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.18%) ArcGIS
10 4 (1.18%) Confluence
10 4 (1.18%) IIS
11 3 (0.88%) Apache
12 2 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 105 (30.97%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (23.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (13.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (10.62%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (5.31%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.88%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.59%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.59%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 53 (15.63%) Office 365
2 41 (12.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.47%) IaaS
4 5 (1.47%) PaaS
5 4 (1.18%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.59%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.59%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.59%) SaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.01%) Firewall
2 14 (4.13%) SAN
3 13 (3.83%) Skype
4 6 (1.77%) Unified Communications
4 6 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.47%) VPN
6 4 (1.18%) HTTP
6 4 (1.18%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.88%) NAS
8 2 (0.59%) ATM
8 2 (0.59%) DNS
8 2 (0.59%) Intranet
8 2 (0.59%) LAN
8 2 (0.59%) LDAP
8 2 (0.59%) MPLS
8 2 (0.59%) Network Security
8 2 (0.59%) VoIP
9 1 (0.29%) SMTP
9 1 (0.29%) WAN
9 1 (0.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (15.34%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (5.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (2.06%) QlikView
5 7 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.47%) GIS
7 5 (1.47%) Power BI
7 5 (1.47%) PowerPivot
7 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.18%) MS Access
8 4 (1.18%) OLAP
8 4 (1.18%) QGIS
9 3 (0.88%) Big Data
9 3 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.88%) IDOL
9 3 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (5.31%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.54%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (3.24%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.06%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.77%) JIRA
7 4 (1.18%) GitLab
7 4 (1.18%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.88%) Selenium
8 3 (0.88%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.59%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.59%) Maven
9 2 (0.59%) MSI
9 2 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.59%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.29%) Introscope
10 1 (0.29%) JMeter
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.29%) Subversion
10 1 (0.29%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 68 (20.06%) Finance
2 12 (3.54%) Banking
2 12 (3.54%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.95%) Marketing
4 9 (2.65%) Financial Institution
4 9 (2.65%) Retail
5 7 (2.06%) Automotive
6 6 (1.77%) Advertising
7 4 (1.18%) German Language
8 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.88%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.29%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (25.07%) Analyst
2 50 (14.75%) Developer
3 45 (13.27%) Architect
4 28 (8.26%) Business Analyst
5 21 (6.19%) Project Manager
6 17 (5.01%) .NET Developer
6 17 (5.01%) SQL Developer
7 16 (4.72%) PMO Analyst
8 15 (4.42%) Service Analyst
9 14 (4.13%) CRM Architect
9 14 (4.13%) Service Desk Analyst
10 13 (3.83%) Support Engineer
11 12 (3.54%) Consultant
11 12 (3.54%) Technical Architect
12 11 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 11 (3.24%) C# Developer
12 11 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM Architect
13 10 (2.95%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (2.95%) SQL Server Developer
14 9 (2.65%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.37%) .NET
2 13 (3.83%) ASP.NET
3 11 (3.24%) AngularJS
4 10 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (2.95%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (2.95%) HTML
5 9 (2.65%) .NET Framework
5 9 (2.65%) jQuery
6 8 (2.36%) CSS
7 7 (2.06%) Web Services
8 6 (1.77%) WCF
8 6 (1.77%) XML
9 5 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (1.47%) REST
9 5 (1.47%) RESTful
9 5 (1.47%) SOAP
9 5 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.18%) Spring
10 4 (1.18%) WPF
11 3 (0.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.83%) CMDB
3 9 (2.65%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.36%) PKI
5 7 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.47%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.18%) Clustering
8 4 (1.18%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.18%) User Experience
9 3 (0.88%) iPad
9 3 (0.88%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.59%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.59%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.59%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.59%) Infotainment
10 2 (0.59%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.59%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.59%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.29%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 88 (25.96%) Windows
2 34 (10.03%) Windows Server
3 30 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.54%) Windows 10
5 12 (3.54%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.65%) Linux
7 9 (2.65%) Unix
8 6 (1.77%) Android
8 6 (1.77%) Solaris
9 5 (1.47%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.59%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.29%) AIX
12 1 (0.29%) CentOS
12 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (18.88%) ITIL
3 48 (14.16%) Project Management
4 40 (11.80%) CRM
5 32 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (8.55%) PRINCE2
7 25 (7.37%) Service Delivery
7 25 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (7.08%) Migration
9 22 (6.49%) Logistics
9 22 (6.49%) MVC
10 19 (5.60%) Risk Management
11 17 (5.01%) Change Management
11 17 (5.01%) Process Improvement
12 16 (4.72%) Scrum
13 14 (4.13%) Service Design
14 13 (3.83%) ITIL V3
14 13 (3.83%) Open Source
14 13 (3.83%) Time Management
15 12 (3.54%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (12.98%) SQL
2 30 (8.85%) C#
3 18 (5.31%) Java
4 17 (5.01%) JavaScript
5 15 (4.42%) VBA
6 14 (4.13%) PowerShell
7 11 (3.24%) VB
8 9 (2.65%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.18%) VBScript
10 2 (0.59%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.59%) C
10 2 (0.59%) ES6
10 2 (0.59%) Ruby
10 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.29%) Python
11 1 (0.29%) Tcl
11 1 (0.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 106 (31.27%) Security Cleared
2 95 (28.02%) SC Cleared
3 41 (12.09%) DV Cleared
4 20 (5.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 18 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (3.83%) MCSE
7 12 (3.54%) Degree
8 10 (2.95%) PMI Certification
8 10 (2.95%) PMP
9 9 (2.65%) MCSA
10 7 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (1.47%) APMP
12 3 (0.88%) CCNA
12 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.88%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.88%) HNC
12 3 (0.88%) MCITP
12 3 (0.88%) MCP
13 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.37%) PMO
2 19 (5.60%) SLA
3 17 (5.01%) QA
4 10 (2.95%) Data Quality
4 10 (2.95%) P3O
5 9 (2.65%) ISO 9001
6 7 (2.06%) GDPR
7 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.29%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 81 (23.89%) Active Directory
2 33 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.95%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.36%) BitLocker
4 8 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (2.36%) XenApp
5 5 (1.47%) Docker
5 5 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.47%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.59%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.59%) vSphere
8 1 (0.29%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.29%) vCloud
8 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (5.90%) SCCM
2 11 (3.24%) Jamf Pro
3 9 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (2.36%) SCOM
5 6 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.18%) OVSD
7 3 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.59%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.59%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.59%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.29%) Ansible
9 1 (0.29%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.29%) MOM
9 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.29%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 42 (12.39%) VMware
2 35 (10.32%) Oracle
3 18 (5.31%) HP
4 16 (4.72%) Citrix
5 15 (4.42%) IBM
6 13 (3.83%) Cisco
7 12 (3.54%) NetApp
8 11 (3.24%) OpenText
9 10 (2.95%) Apple
9 10 (2.95%) SAP
10 9 (2.65%) Symantec
11 7 (2.06%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.77%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.77%) Cognos
12 6 (1.77%) Lumension
12 6 (1.77%) McAfee
12 6 (1.77%) Remedy
12 6 (1.77%) Teradata
13 5 (1.47%) Computacenter
14 4 (1.18%) Google