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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 11 5
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe 11.43% 5.66% 21.82%
As % of the Vendors category 26.67% 15.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £160 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in High Wycombe.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
High Wycombe
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 15 20 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in High Wycombe 42.86% 37.74% 65.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 11
Median daily rate £160 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.49% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £330 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £24.50 - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in High Wycombe

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in High Wycombe citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 24 June 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 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) MCSA
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) CCAA
3 1 (14.29%) Office 365
3 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) IFS
3 1 (14.29%) Break/Fix
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) MCTS
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (14.29%) MCITP
3 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
3 1 (14.29%) MCPD
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
3 1 (14.29%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management

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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Documentation Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Report Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
1 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 1 (14.29%) Break/Fix
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Line Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCSA
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCAA
2 1 (14.29%) CCENT
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) MCPD
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Avaya
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Cognos
2 1 (14.29%) Epicor
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) IFS
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: 4 days ago