Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 29 28
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 129 142 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 8.15% 6.33% 6.33%
As % of the Applications category 68.25% 49.31% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 71 50
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £245 £325 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.62% -9.09% +39.51%
10th Percentile £164 £120 £110
90th Percentile £475 £450 £504
South East median daily rate £275 £275 £300
% change year-on-year - -8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 20
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57% -13.47%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.64 £8.77
90th Percentile £18.00 £28.37 £18.15
South East median hourly rate £14.61 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +0.76% +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 189 288 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 11.95% 12.83% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 150 79
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £263 £343 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.36% +3.79% +10.00%
10th Percentile £162 £141 £126
90th Percentile £475 £488 £500
South East median daily rate £365 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +8.15% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 39 29
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +56.52% -24.24%
10th Percentile £8.90 £8.96 £8.96
90th Percentile £18.00 £29.00 £21.05
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.78 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.91% +5.17% -

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 21 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 January 2019. 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 +13 113 £250 -28.06% 13
High Wycombe -6 9 £238 +32.13% 5
Marlow - 2 - - 2
Microsoft Office
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 86 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 55 (42.64%) Security Cleared
3 53 (41.09%) Windows
4 50 (38.76%) SC Cleared
5 49 (37.98%) ITIL
6 42 (32.56%) Active Directory
7 33 (25.58%) Finance
8 30 (23.26%) Microsoft Excel
9 28 (21.71%) Problem-Solving
10 27 (20.93%) Service Management
10 27 (20.93%) ITIL V3
11 25 (19.38%) Office 365
11 25 (19.38%) DV Cleared
11 25 (19.38%) SQL
12 22 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (16.28%) Project Management
14 20 (15.50%) PRINCE2
14 20 (15.50%) Self-Motivation
15 19 (14.73%) Windows Server
15 19 (14.73%) SQL Server
16 18 (13.95%) MS Exchange
17 17 (13.18%) HP
17 17 (13.18%) SLA
17 17 (13.18%) Windows 10
18 15 (11.63%) ITSM
18 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
18 15 (11.63%) Windows 7
19 14 (10.85%) SQL Server 2008
19 14 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2003
19 14 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2007

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 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 14 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (7.75%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.33%) IIS
4 3 (2.33%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.78%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.78%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 30 (23.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (8.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.78%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.78%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 25 (19.38%) Office 365
2 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.33%) SaaS
5 2 (1.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.65%) VPN
1 6 (4.65%) Wireless
2 2 (1.55%) LAN
2 2 (1.55%) WAN
3 1 (0.78%) Firewall
3 1 (0.78%) Intranet
3 1 (0.78%) Network Security
3 1 (0.78%) Skype
3 1 (0.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.73%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.10%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 33 (25.58%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Retail
3 4 (3.10%) Automotive
4 2 (1.55%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.55%) Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Billing
4 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Electronics
5 1 (0.78%) French Language
5 1 (0.78%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (38.76%) Analyst
2 20 (15.50%) Service Analyst
2 20 (15.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (9.30%) Project Officer
4 11 (8.53%) Support Analyst
5 8 (6.20%) Administrator
5 8 (6.20%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.43%) Coordinator
7 6 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.65%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (3.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) IT Support
8 5 (3.88%) Junior
9 4 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (3.10%) Change Manager
9 4 (3.10%) Incident and Problem Manager
9 4 (3.10%) Incident Manager
9 4 (3.10%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (3.10%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.88%) XML
2 3 (2.33%) HTML
2 3 (2.33%) HTML5
2 3 (2.33%) LDAP
2 3 (2.33%) Node.js
2 3 (2.33%) SOAP
2 3 (2.33%) Web Services
3 2 (1.55%) SailPoint
3 2 (1.55%) XSLT
4 1 (0.78%) Middleware
4 1 (0.78%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (15.50%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.10%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.33%) PMI
4 3 (2.33%) Robotics
5 2 (1.55%) CMDB
5 2 (1.55%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 53 (41.09%) Windows
2 19 (14.73%) Windows Server
3 17 (13.18%) Windows 10
4 15 (11.63%) Windows 7
4 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.43%) Linux
6 6 (4.65%) CentOS
6 6 (4.65%) Ubuntu
7 5 (3.88%) Unix
7 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.10%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (37.98%) ITIL
2 28 (21.71%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (20.93%) ITIL V3
3 27 (20.93%) Service Management
4 21 (16.28%) Project Management
5 20 (15.50%) PRINCE2
6 15 (11.63%) ITSM
7 14 (10.85%) Critical Thinking
8 12 (9.30%) CRM
8 12 (9.30%) Service Delivery
9 9 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (6.98%) Change Management
10 8 (6.20%) Incident Management
10 8 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (5.43%) Trend Analysis
12 6 (4.65%) Customer-Centricity
12 6 (4.65%) High Availability
12 6 (4.65%) Problem Management
12 6 (4.65%) Ticket Management
12 6 (4.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.38%) SQL
2 3 (2.33%) Java
2 3 (2.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.33%) PHP
2 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.33%) Python
3 2 (1.55%) XPath
4 1 (0.78%) C
4 1 (0.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 55 (42.64%) Security Cleared
2 50 (38.76%) SC Cleared
3 25 (19.38%) DV Cleared
4 13 (10.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (3.88%) MCSA
5 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.10%) MCP
6 4 (3.10%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (2.33%) APMP
7 3 (2.33%) ISEB
8 2 (1.55%) CCNA
8 2 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.55%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.55%) PMP
9 1 (0.78%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.18%) SLA
2 5 (3.88%) PMO
2 5 (3.88%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (32.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.98%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.10%) vSphere
4 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (9.30%) OVSD
1 12 (9.30%) SCCM
2 6 (4.65%) Nagios
3 5 (3.88%) WSUS
4 4 (3.10%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.10%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.10%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.55%) Puppet
5 2 (1.55%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 86 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.18%) HP
3 12 (9.30%) Oracle
3 12 (9.30%) Remedy
4 8 (6.20%) SAP
5 7 (5.43%) webMethods
6 6 (4.65%) McAfee
7 5 (3.88%) Citrix
7 5 (3.88%) VMware
8 4 (3.10%) BMC
9 3 (2.33%) Lumension
9 3 (2.33%) Unisys
10 2 (1.55%) Cisco
10 2 (1.55%) Computacenter
10 2 (1.55%) Planview
10 2 (1.55%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.78%) Google
11 1 (0.78%) IronPort
11 1 (0.78%) Sage
11 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com