Period
to 20 November 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 20 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.

Microsoft Office
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 37 30
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 133 137 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 7.70% 5.79% 5.94%
As % of the Applications category 68.21% 49.82% 52.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 68 60
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £250 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% -5.45% +61.76%
10th Percentile £185 £124 £112
90th Percentile £450 £450 £500
South East median daily rate £275 £275 £290
% change year-on-year - -5.17% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 37 11
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £12.75 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.17% +28.57% -
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £13.02 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.57% -13.23% +7.14%

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 195 275 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 11.29% 11.63% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 138 89
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £263 £341 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +1.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £200 £140 £120
90th Percentile £475 £497 £500
South East median daily rate £374 £345 £320
% change year-on-year +8.41% +7.81% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 55 18
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £11.00 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.89% +28.57% -
10th Percentile £8.81 £8.77 £9.96
90th Percentile £14.80 £28.44 £21.83
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -8.82% +12.96%

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 20 November 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 20 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 +13 118 £250 -24.24% 11
High Wycombe -9 6 £238 +86.27% 9
Marlow - 1 £190 -
Bletchley - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 97 (72.93%) Microsoft
2 67 (50.38%) Security Cleared
3 58 (43.61%) SC Cleared
4 52 (39.10%) Windows
5 46 (34.59%) ITIL
6 39 (29.32%) Active Directory
7 36 (27.07%) Finance
8 35 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
9 32 (24.06%) ITIL V3
10 30 (22.56%) DV Cleared
11 27 (20.30%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (19.55%) Service Management
13 24 (18.05%) PRINCE2
14 23 (17.29%) HP
14 23 (17.29%) Office 365
14 23 (17.29%) Windows Server
15 21 (15.79%) Windows 7
16 20 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (15.04%) SQL
17 19 (14.29%) SQL Server
17 19 (14.29%) Remedy
17 19 (14.29%) Project Management
18 18 (13.53%) MS Exchange
19 17 (12.78%) SLA
19 17 (12.78%) Oracle
19 17 (12.78%) Critical Thinking
20 16 (12.03%) Change Management
20 16 (12.03%) ITSM
21 15 (11.28%) Windows Server 2008
22 14 (10.53%) SCCM

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 18 (13.53%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2003
2 11 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2007
2 11 (8.27%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.02%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.26%) IIS
5 1 (0.75%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (6.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.75%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.29%) Office 365
2 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (2.26%) SaaS
4 2 (1.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.76%) VPN
2 3 (2.26%) Firewall
3 2 (1.50%) LAN
3 2 (1.50%) WAN
3 2 (1.50%) Wireless
4 1 (0.75%) ATM
4 1 (0.75%) Intranet
4 1 (0.75%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.75%) Network Security
4 1 (0.75%) SAN
4 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.01%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.26%) JIRA
General
1 36 (27.07%) Finance
2 4 (3.01%) Retail
3 3 (2.26%) Automotive
4 2 (1.50%) Billing
5 1 (0.75%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (36.84%) Analyst
2 16 (12.03%) Service Analyst
2 16 (12.03%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (11.28%) Project Officer
4 11 (8.27%) Administrator
4 11 (8.27%) Desktop Support
5 8 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (5.26%) Coordinator
6 7 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
6 7 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.51%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.51%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Project Support Officer
8 5 (3.76%) Support Officer
9 4 (3.01%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.01%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.01%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) Incident and Problem Manager
9 4 (3.01%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.26%) XML
2 2 (1.50%) XSLT
3 1 (0.75%) HTML
3 1 (0.75%) HTML5
3 1 (0.75%) LDAP
3 1 (0.75%) Middleware
3 1 (0.75%) Node.js
3 1 (0.75%) SOAP
3 1 (0.75%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.01%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.50%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.50%) PMI
5 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.75%) EPoS
5 1 (0.75%) iPad
5 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.75%) Robotics
5 1 (0.75%) Social Media
5 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (39.10%) Windows
2 23 (17.29%) Windows Server
3 21 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 15 (11.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.27%) Linux
6 7 (5.26%) Unix
6 7 (5.26%) Windows 10
7 6 (4.51%) CentOS
7 6 (4.51%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.75%) AIX
9 1 (0.75%) Solaris
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (34.59%) ITIL
2 32 (24.06%) ITIL V3
3 27 (20.30%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (19.55%) Service Management
5 24 (18.05%) PRINCE2
6 19 (14.29%) Project Management
7 17 (12.78%) Critical Thinking
8 16 (12.03%) Change Management
8 16 (12.03%) ITSM
9 14 (10.53%) CRM
10 10 (7.52%) Problem Management
11 8 (6.02%) Incident Management
11 8 (6.02%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (6.02%) Ticket Management
12 7 (5.26%) Change Control
12 7 (5.26%) Service Delivery
12 7 (5.26%) Validation
13 6 (4.51%) High Availability
13 6 (4.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (4.51%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.04%) SQL
2 6 (4.51%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.50%) XPath
4 1 (0.75%) Java
4 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.75%) PHP
4 1 (0.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 67 (50.38%) Security Cleared
2 58 (43.61%) SC Cleared
3 30 (22.56%) DV Cleared
4 12 (9.02%) MCSA
4 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (6.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.26%) APMP
6 3 (2.26%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (2.26%) ISEB
6 3 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.50%) MCP
7 2 (1.50%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.78%) SLA
2 12 (9.02%) QA
3 7 (5.26%) PMO
4 1 (0.75%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (29.32%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.02%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.26%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.26%) vSphere
5 1 (0.75%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 14 (10.53%) SCCM
2 13 (9.77%) OVSD
3 11 (8.27%) WSUS
4 6 (4.51%) Nagios
5 5 (3.76%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.26%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.26%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.50%) Puppet
7 2 (1.50%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.75%) Ansible
Vendors
1 97 (72.93%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.29%) HP
3 19 (14.29%) Remedy
4 17 (12.78%) Oracle
5 14 (10.53%) McAfee
6 13 (9.77%) Citrix
7 7 (5.26%) VMware
8 6 (4.51%) Computacenter
8 6 (4.51%) webMethods
9 4 (3.01%) Cisco
9 4 (3.01%) NetApp
9 4 (3.01%) SAP
10 3 (2.26%) BMC
10 3 (2.26%) Lumension
11 2 (1.50%) Planview
11 2 (1.50%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.75%) 3PAR
12 1 (0.75%) Brocade
12 1 (0.75%) IronPort
12 1 (0.75%) Proofpoint