Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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.

Microsoft Office
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 29 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 138 104 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.84% 5.95% 5.31%
As % of the Applications category 50.18% 52.53% 37.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 60 75
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £344 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +63.69% -6.67%
10th Percentile £125 £112 £102
90th Percentile £450 £500 £378
South East median daily rate £275 £290 £300
% change year-on-year -5.17% -3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 12 19
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% - +12.00%
10th Percentile £8.50 £11.53 £10.60
90th Percentile £27.88 £19.10 £20.00
South East median hourly rate £13.85 £14.45 £14.00
% change year-on-year -4.15% +3.21% -

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 275 198 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 11.64% 11.32% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 89 175
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £341 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +12.50% +9.09%
10th Percentile £140 £120 £143
90th Percentile £497 £500 £488
South East median daily rate £345 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +7.81% -1.54% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 20 27
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £8.77 £9.30 £10.30
90th Percentile £28.44 £20.28 £23.75
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.10
% change year-on-year -6.06% +9.27% +5.74%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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 -8 114 £330 -4.35% 5
High Wycombe -1 14 £140 -59.12% 3
Aylesbury +5 3 £140 -12.50%
Amersham - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office 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 Office.

1 105 (76.09%) Microsoft
2 48 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 48 (34.78%) Windows
3 47 (34.06%) Security Cleared
4 45 (32.61%) SC Cleared
5 36 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
6 35 (25.36%) Finance
6 35 (25.36%) Office 365
7 33 (23.91%) ITIL
8 25 (18.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 22 (15.94%) VMware
10 22 (15.94%) Project Management
11 21 (15.22%) SharePoint
12 20 (14.49%) SQL
13 18 (13.04%) SLA
13 18 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (12.32%) Migration
15 16 (11.59%) MS Visio
16 15 (10.87%) HP
16 15 (10.87%) SQL Server
17 14 (10.14%) DV Cleared
17 14 (10.14%) Logistics
17 14 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (10.14%) PMO
18 13 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
18 13 (9.42%) Amazon AWS
19 12 (8.70%) CMDB
19 12 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
19 12 (8.70%) ITIL V3

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 21 (15.22%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.25%) Skype for Business
3 6 (4.35%) IIS
4 2 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.45%) SAS
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (11.59%) MS Visio
4 10 (7.25%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Dynamics GP
2 5 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.17%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.45%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.45%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.45%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 35 (25.36%) Office 365
2 13 (9.42%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.52%) Skype
2 6 (4.35%) Unified Communications
3 5 (3.62%) VPN
4 4 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.45%) LDAP
5 2 (1.45%) VoIP
6 1 (0.72%) ATM
6 1 (0.72%) DHCP
6 1 (0.72%) DNS
6 1 (0.72%) DWDM
6 1 (0.72%) Firewall
6 1 (0.72%) Frame Relay
6 1 (0.72%) Intranet
6 1 (0.72%) LAN
6 1 (0.72%) MPLS
6 1 (0.72%) SDH
6 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.72%) Wireless
6 1 (0.72%) WLAN
6 1 (0.72%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.17%) OLAP
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.45%) PowerPivot
4 2 (1.45%) QlikView
4 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) JMeter
1 1 (0.72%) LoadRunner
General
1 35 (25.36%) Finance
2 9 (6.52%) Banking
3 7 (5.07%) Retail
4 6 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.62%) Automotive
5 5 (3.62%) German Language
6 2 (1.45%) French Language
6 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.45%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.72%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.72%) Military
7 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (39.86%) Analyst
2 16 (11.59%) Business Analyst
3 14 (10.14%) Service Analyst
3 14 (10.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (6.52%) PMO Analyst
5 8 (5.80%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (5.80%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (5.80%) Support Engineer
6 6 (4.35%) Consultant
6 6 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (3.62%) Architect
7 5 (3.62%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (3.62%) Desktop Support
7 5 (3.62%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.62%) Test Analyst
8 4 (2.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 4 (2.90%) IT Support
8 4 (2.90%) Project Officer
8 4 (2.90%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.80%) .NET
2 2 (1.45%) HTML
2 2 (1.45%) HTML5
2 2 (1.45%) Laravel
2 2 (1.45%) Node.js
2 2 (1.45%) SOAP
2 2 (1.45%) XML
2 2 (1.45%) YAML
3 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.70%) CMDB
3 2 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.72%) EPoS
4 1 (0.72%) FMCG
4 1 (0.72%) iPad
4 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.72%) Social Media
4 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (34.78%) Windows
2 25 (18.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.52%) Windows 7
5 8 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.07%) Linux
7 6 (4.35%) Windows 10
7 6 (4.35%) Windows Vista
8 5 (3.62%) Windows Server
9 4 (2.90%) Unix
10 2 (1.45%) AIX
10 2 (1.45%) Android
10 2 (1.45%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.45%) Solaris
10 2 (1.45%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.91%) ITIL
2 22 (15.94%) Project Management
3 17 (12.32%) Migration
4 14 (10.14%) Logistics
5 12 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (8.70%) ITIL V3
6 11 (7.97%) PRINCE2
6 11 (7.97%) Service Management
6 11 (7.97%) Time Management
7 10 (7.25%) Business Process Analysis
7 10 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (7.25%) ITSM
7 10 (7.25%) Programme Management
8 9 (6.52%) Portfolio Management
8 9 (6.52%) Six Sigma
9 8 (5.80%) Contingency Planning
9 8 (5.80%) CRM
9 8 (5.80%) Facilities Management
9 8 (5.80%) Service Delivery
9 8 (5.80%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.49%) SQL
2 4 (2.90%) VBA
3 3 (2.17%) C#
3 3 (2.17%) Java
3 3 (2.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.45%) PHP
4 2 (1.45%) Python
4 2 (1.45%) VB
5 1 (0.72%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 47 (34.06%) Security Cleared
2 45 (32.61%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.14%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.52%) PMP
5 8 (5.80%) PMI Certification
6 5 (3.62%) APMP
6 5 (3.62%) Degree
6 5 (3.62%) ISEB
6 5 (3.62%) ISTQB
6 5 (3.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (2.90%) MCP
7 4 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (2.17%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.45%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.45%) HNC
9 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.72%) MCSE
10 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.04%) SLA
2 14 (10.14%) PMO
3 7 (5.07%) GDPR
4 5 (3.62%) P3O
5 2 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.45%) QA
6 1 (0.72%) BS25999
6 1 (0.72%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 48 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.62%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.90%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.72%) vSphere
5 1 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (7.97%) Jamf Pro
2 6 (4.35%) OVSD
3 2 (1.45%) Ansible
3 2 (1.45%) SCCM
4 1 (0.72%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 105 (76.09%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.94%) VMware
3 15 (10.87%) HP
4 9 (6.52%) Oracle
5 7 (5.07%) SAP
6 6 (4.35%) Apple
7 4 (2.90%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.17%) Cisco
8 3 (2.17%) Citrix
8 3 (2.17%) Cognos
8 3 (2.17%) Google
9 2 (1.45%) Computacenter
9 2 (1.45%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.45%) Teradata
10 1 (0.72%) BMC
10 1 (0.72%) Ceridian
10 1 (0.72%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.72%) Kaspersky
10 1 (0.72%) NetApp
10 1 (0.72%) Remedy