Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Microsoft Office
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 37 34
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 139 128 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 7.50% 5.74% 5.91%
As % of the Applications category 62.61% 54.94% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 69 59
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £250 £325 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +10.17% +31.11%
10th Percentile £185 £125 £110
90th Percentile £434 £450 £500
South East median daily rate £305 £294 £275
% change year-on-year +3.74% +6.91% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 15
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £11.25 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +28.57% -
10th Percentile £8.83 £8.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £15.50 £19.50 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £13.70 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +5.38% -10.34% +3.57%

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 222 233 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 11.97% 10.45% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 109 110
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £263 £330 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.45% -4.69% +15.42%
10th Percentile £195 £138 £113
90th Percentile £443 £480 £480
South East median daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.47% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 41 20
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £11.00 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.89% +28.57% -
10th Percentile £8.83 £8.77 £10.14
90th Percentile £42.50 £19.50 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £15.07 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.10% -2.77% +3.33%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Office
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 Office within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 23 September 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 +15 123 £250 -23.66% 11
High Wycombe -10 3 - - 7
Marlow - 2 £183 -
Bletchley - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office 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 Office.

1 104 (74.82%) Microsoft
2 64 (46.04%) Security Cleared
3 55 (39.57%) SC Cleared
4 52 (37.41%) Windows
5 44 (31.65%) ITIL
6 41 (29.50%) Active Directory
7 32 (23.02%) Finance
8 31 (22.30%) Microsoft Excel
9 29 (20.86%) HP
10 24 (17.27%) Windows 7
10 24 (17.27%) DV Cleared
10 24 (17.27%) ITIL V3
11 22 (15.83%) Office 365
11 22 (15.83%) PRINCE2
12 21 (15.11%) Service Management
12 21 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (15.11%) Windows Server
13 18 (12.95%) Change Management
13 18 (12.95%) Citrix
14 17 (12.23%) Remedy
14 17 (12.23%) McAfee
14 17 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (11.51%) Oracle
15 16 (11.51%) Project Management
16 15 (10.79%) Virtual Machines
17 14 (10.07%) VMware
17 14 (10.07%) SCCM
18 13 (9.35%) Linux
19 12 (8.63%) MCSA
19 12 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft Office
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 10 (7.19%) MS Exchange
1 10 (7.19%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.04%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.44%) IIS
3 2 (1.44%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (22.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (7.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (5.76%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.72%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.72%) InDesign
5 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.72%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.72%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 22 (15.83%) Office 365
2 2 (1.44%) IaaS
2 2 (1.44%) SaaS
3 1 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.60%) Firewall
1 5 (3.60%) LAN
1 5 (3.60%) VPN
2 4 (2.88%) WAN
3 3 (2.16%) iSCSI
3 3 (2.16%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.72%) ATM
5 1 (0.72%) BGP
5 1 (0.72%) MPLS
5 1 (0.72%) SAN
5 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.88%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.44%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) JIRA
1 1 (0.72%) LSMW
General
1 32 (23.02%) Finance
2 4 (2.88%) Banking
2 4 (2.88%) Retail
3 3 (2.16%) Advertising
3 3 (2.16%) Billing
4 2 (1.44%) Automotive
4 2 (1.44%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
5 1 (0.72%) Law
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (31.65%) Analyst
2 18 (12.95%) Desktop Support
3 14 (10.07%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (10.07%) Project Officer
4 13 (9.35%) Administrator
5 10 (7.19%) Desktop Analyst
5 10 (7.19%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.47%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 7 (5.04%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.04%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
7 7 (5.04%) Service Analyst
7 7 (5.04%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (4.32%) Coordinator
9 5 (3.60%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 5 (3.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Project Support Officer
9 5 (3.60%) Release Manager
9 5 (3.60%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.72%) EDI
1 1 (0.72%) Middleware
1 1 (0.72%) SAP MI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.76%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.60%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.72%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.72%) EPoS
6 1 (0.72%) iPad
6 1 (0.72%) User Experience
6 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (37.41%) Windows
2 24 (17.27%) Windows 7
3 21 (15.11%) Windows Server
4 13 (9.35%) Linux
5 9 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.76%) Unix
7 6 (4.32%) CentOS
7 6 (4.32%) Ubuntu
7 6 (4.32%) Windows 10
8 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.88%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.16%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.72%) AIX
12 1 (0.72%) Solaris
12 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (31.65%) ITIL
2 24 (17.27%) ITIL V3
3 22 (15.83%) PRINCE2
4 21 (15.11%) Service Management
5 18 (12.95%) Change Management
6 17 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (11.51%) Project Management
8 12 (8.63%) ITSM
9 10 (7.19%) Critical Thinking
9 10 (7.19%) Time Management
10 9 (6.47%) CRM
11 7 (5.04%) Capacity Management
11 7 (5.04%) Change Control
11 7 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (5.04%) Ticket Management
12 6 (4.32%) High Availability
12 6 (4.32%) Validation
13 5 (3.60%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (3.60%) Business Continuity
13 5 (3.60%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.76%) SQL
2 5 (3.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 64 (46.04%) Security Cleared
2 55 (39.57%) SC Cleared
3 24 (17.27%) DV Cleared
4 12 (8.63%) MCSA
4 12 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.60%) CTC Cleared
5 5 (3.60%) ISEB
6 4 (2.88%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.16%) Degree
8 2 (1.44%) APMP
8 2 (1.44%) MCP
8 2 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.72%) CCNP
9 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.63%) QA
1 12 (8.63%) SLA
2 7 (5.04%) PMO
3 2 (1.44%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.72%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 41 (29.50%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.79%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.60%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.88%) vSphere
6 3 (2.16%) NFS
7 1 (0.72%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (10.07%) SCCM
2 11 (7.91%) OVSD
2 11 (7.91%) WSUS
3 10 (7.19%) Backup Exec
4 6 (4.32%) Nagios
5 4 (2.88%) HP ALM
5 4 (2.88%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.88%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.44%) Puppet
6 2 (1.44%) SCSM
7 1 (0.72%) Ansible
7 1 (0.72%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.72%) SCOM
7 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 104 (74.82%) Microsoft
2 29 (20.86%) HP
3 18 (12.95%) Citrix
4 17 (12.23%) McAfee
4 17 (12.23%) Remedy
5 16 (11.51%) Oracle
6 14 (10.07%) VMware
7 7 (5.04%) NetApp
8 5 (3.60%) Cisco
8 5 (3.60%) Computacenter
9 4 (2.88%) BMC
9 4 (2.88%) SAP
10 3 (2.16%) Lumension
11 2 (1.44%) Adobe
11 2 (1.44%) arcserve
11 2 (1.44%) IBM
11 2 (1.44%) Symantec
11 2 (1.44%) Veeam
12 1 (0.72%) EMC
12 1 (0.72%) Unisys