Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 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 Certification
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 76 100
Rank change year-on-year -17 +24 -58
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 24 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.36% 1.56% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.78% 4.82% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 9
Milton Keynes median daily rate £500 £200 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +149.75% -44.44% +38.46%
10th Percentile £265 £103 £277
90th Percentile £518 £459 £448
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £200 £355
% change year-on-year +137.50% -43.66% +36.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 415 415 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 23.55% 32.42% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 303 296
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £200 £219 £210
90th Percentile £528 £550 £513
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 4 2
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £10.87 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.99% -29.35% +2.57%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.23 £13.48
90th Percentile £44.50 £40.28 £17.29
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -51.39% +140.00%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Milton Keynes

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Milton Keynes

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Milton Keynes

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
3 18 (75.00%) MCSE
4 17 (70.83%) ITIL
5 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
6 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (58.33%) Windows Server
7 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (54.17%) SC Cleared
7 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
7 13 (54.17%) VMware
8 11 (45.83%) MS Exchange
8 11 (45.83%) Citrix
8 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
8 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (41.67%) Linux
9 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (37.50%) Hyper-V
10 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
11 8 (33.33%) MCSA
12 7 (29.17%) MCP
12 7 (29.17%) HP
12 7 (29.17%) Symantec
12 7 (29.17%) Office 365
12 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (25.00%) DV Cleared
13 6 (25.00%) SCCM
13 6 (25.00%) PKI
13 6 (25.00%) ITIL V3

Microsoft Certification
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 11 (45.83%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.83%) Skype for Business
3 3 (12.50%) Apache
3 3 (12.50%) IIS
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (29.17%) Office 365
3 5 (20.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (8.33%) IaaS
6 1 (4.17%) OneDrive
6 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) SAN
2 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) NAS
3 2 (8.33%) BIG-IP
3 2 (8.33%) Skype
4 1 (4.17%) AMQP
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) Big Data
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Wintel Architect
3 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (12.50%) Service Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Communications Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Messaging Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Network Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Wintel Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) JMS
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
1 1 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (25.00%) PKI
3 4 (16.67%) Clustering
3 4 (16.67%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Windows Server
2 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (41.67%) Linux
4 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (20.83%) Unix
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Vista
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 3 (12.50%) Solaris
8 1 (4.17%) Android
8 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Change Management
3 6 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 6 (25.00%) Presales
3 6 (25.00%) Service Design
3 6 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (20.83%) Migration
4 5 (20.83%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
5 4 (16.67%) Creative Thinking
5 4 (16.67%) Service Management
5 4 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) DevOps
6 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) MCSE
2 13 (54.17%) SC Cleared
2 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
3 8 (33.33%) MCSA
4 7 (29.17%) MCP
5 6 (25.00%) DV Cleared
6 4 (16.67%) MCITP
7 3 (12.50%) CCNA
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (8.33%) GSAE
9 1 (4.17%) CCSP
9 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (4.17%) MCPD
9 1 (4.17%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 5 (20.83%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (16.67%) XenApp
6 2 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (4.17%) Terminal Server
7 1 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) SCCM
2 5 (20.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (12.50%) SCOM
5 2 (8.33%) OpenView
5 2 (8.33%) OVSD
5 2 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (4.17%) EdgeSight
6 1 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (4.17%) MOM
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (54.17%) VMware
3 11 (45.83%) Citrix
4 7 (29.17%) HP
4 7 (29.17%) Symantec
5 5 (20.83%) Cisco
6 3 (12.50%) NetApp
6 3 (12.50%) StorageTek
6 3 (12.50%) Sun
7 2 (8.33%) F5
7 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
8 1 (4.17%) Altiris
8 1 (4.17%) Apple
8 1 (4.17%) AppSense
8 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
8 1 (4.17%) Genesys
8 1 (4.17%) Oracle