Period
to 18 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Microsoft 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft 365 over the 6 months to 18 May 2021 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 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 27 33
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 +27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 27 34 63
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 5.86% 6.25% 5.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.43% 32.08% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 52
10th Percentile £204 £165 £179
25th Percentile £381 £254 £238
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £344 £425
Median % change year-on-year +38.18% -19.12% +21.43%
75th Percentile £613 £441 £450
90th Percentile £630 £504 £643
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £350 £390
% change year-on-year +28.57% -10.26% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 £16.25 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +53.85% -4.41% -10.53%
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £25.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +53.85% -4.41% +0.76%

Microsoft 365 is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 126 106 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 27.33% 19.49% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 71 164
10th Percentile £225 £300 £300
25th Percentile £300 £396 £393
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +4.44% - -5.26%
75th Percentile £538 £522 £564
90th Percentile £625 £625 £638
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £444 £450
% change year-on-year +1.41% -1.39% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £16.25 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +69.23% -4.41% -10.53%
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £27.50 £16.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +69.23% -58.33% +131.15%

Microsoft 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Microsoft 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 365 in Milton Keynes

Microsoft 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft 365 in Milton Keynes.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft 365 in Milton Keynes

Microsoft 365
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft 365 in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft 365 in Milton Keynes

Microsoft 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft 365 in Milton Keynes.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft 365 in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 365 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Windows 10
3 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
4 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
5 12 (44.44%) Azure
6 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
7 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
8 8 (29.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (22.22%) VMware
9 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
9 6 (22.22%) Cisco
9 6 (22.22%) Project Management
10 5 (18.52%) OneDrive
10 5 (18.52%) AWS
11 4 (14.81%) Storage Virtualisation
11 4 (14.81%) Virtual Team Management
11 4 (14.81%) Virtual Team
11 4 (14.81%) Matrix Organization
11 4 (14.81%) Decision-Making
11 4 (14.81%) Conflict Resolution
11 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
11 4 (14.81%) Meraki
11 4 (14.81%) Blue Coat
11 4 (14.81%) Network Design
11 4 (14.81%) Project Planning
11 4 (14.81%) Time Management
11 4 (14.81%) SCCM

Microsoft 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (44.44%) Azure
2 5 (18.52%) AWS
2 5 (18.52%) OneDrive
3 2 (7.41%) Mimecast
4 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.70%) Azure Stack
4 1 (3.70%) GCP
4 1 (3.70%) iPaaS
4 1 (3.70%) Power Platform
4 1 (3.70%) PowerApps
4 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Firewall
1 4 (14.81%) SAN
1 4 (14.81%) WAN
2 2 (7.41%) DHCP
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) VPN
2 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 4 (14.81%) Publishing
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Social Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Automotive
4 1 (3.70%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Support Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Architect
2 6 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 5 (18.52%) Azure Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) IT Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Active Directory Support
4 4 (14.81%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (14.81%) IT Support
4 4 (14.81%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) PowerShell Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Support
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Service Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (14.81%) Virtual Team
3 2 (7.41%) NHS
4 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Windows 10
3 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Project Management
2 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
2 4 (14.81%) Change Management
2 4 (14.81%) Conflict Resolution
2 4 (14.81%) Decision-Making
2 4 (14.81%) Identity Management
2 4 (14.81%) Matrix Organization
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
2 4 (14.81%) Network Design
2 4 (14.81%) Project Planning
2 4 (14.81%) Storage Virtualisation
2 4 (14.81%) Time Management
2 4 (14.81%) Virtual Team Management
3 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) CISM
2 1 (3.70%) CISSP
2 1 (3.70%) CRISC
2 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) GDPR
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Blue Coat
3 4 (14.81%) CheckPoint
3 4 (14.81%) Citrix
3 4 (14.81%) Meraki
3 4 (14.81%) NetApp
3 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.41%) ConnectWise
4 2 (7.41%) Dell
4 2 (7.41%) Dell Compellent
4 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
4 2 (7.41%) Mitel
4 2 (7.41%) Veeam
5 1 (3.70%) BMC
5 1 (3.70%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow