Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in High Wycombe 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
Buckinghamshire > High Wycombe
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 5 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe 20.43% 7.46% 13.46%
As % of the Vendors category 44.19% 19.23% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 3 2
High Wycombe median daily rate £363 £417 £176
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.97% +136.31% -32.86%
10th Percentile £351 £298 £121
90th Percentile £394 £435 £237
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £400 £300
% change year-on-year -3.13% +33.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
High Wycombe median hourly rate £27.43 - £11.00
10th Percentile £19.68 - £10.50
90th Percentile £28.51 - £11.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.93 £9.61 £11.38
% change year-on-year +44.90% -15.55% -1.04%

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 High Wycombe.

All Vendors
High Wycombe
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43 26 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe 46.24% 38.81% 59.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 36
High Wycombe median daily rate £363 £421 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.84% -7.78% +49.59%
10th Percentile £138 £198 £211
90th Percentile £503 £521 £525
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
High Wycombe median hourly rate £27.00 £27.75 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +18.09% +113.64%
10th Percentile £24.15 £16.65 £13.00
90th Percentile £31.00 £35.68 £34.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £10.80 £15.93
% change year-on-year +62.04% -32.20% +27.44%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in High Wycombe

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in High Wycombe

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in High Wycombe

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in High Wycombe

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in High Wycombe over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in High Wycombe

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in High Wycombe

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in High Wycombe

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 High Wycombe region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (36.84%) Facilities Management
4 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) Portfolio Management
4 7 (36.84%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (36.84%) Process Improvement
4 7 (36.84%) Performance Improvement
4 7 (36.84%) Project Management
4 7 (36.84%) PMP
4 7 (36.84%) PMI Certification
4 7 (36.84%) DMAIC
4 7 (36.84%) Programme Management
4 7 (36.84%) PMO
5 6 (31.58%) SOLID
5 6 (31.58%) Contingency Planning
5 6 (31.58%) MVC
5 6 (31.58%) Six Sigma
5 6 (31.58%) C#
5 6 (31.58%) .NET
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
5 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (31.58%) SDLC
5 6 (31.58%) TDD
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in High Wycombe 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 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) .NET Developer
2 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 6 (31.58%) C# .NET Developer
2 6 (31.58%) C# Developer
2 6 (31.58%) C# WCF Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Full Stack Developer
2 6 (31.58%) PMO Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Developer
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Developer
2 6 (31.58%) SSIS Developer
2 6 (31.58%) SSRS Developer
2 6 (31.58%) WCF Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
1 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET Web API
1 6 (31.58%) WCF
2 4 (21.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (36.84%) Continuous Improvement
1 7 (36.84%) DMAIC
1 7 (36.84%) Facilities Management
1 7 (36.84%) Performance Improvement
1 7 (36.84%) Portfolio Management
1 7 (36.84%) Process Improvement
1 7 (36.84%) Programme Management
1 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 6 (31.58%) Contingency Planning
2 6 (31.58%) MVC
2 6 (31.58%) SDLC
2 6 (31.58%) Six Sigma
2 6 (31.58%) SOLID
2 6 (31.58%) TDD
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Data Entry
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) PMI Certification
1 7 (36.84%) PMP
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) PMO
2 1 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) VMware