Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 71 93
Rank change year-on-year -5 +22 -49
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 40 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.52% 1.52% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.81% 3.94% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 6
Milton Keynes median daily rate £475 £394 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.63% +14.55% +14.58%
10th Percentile £370 £239 £285
90th Percentile £548 £543 £438
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £394 £328
% change year-on-year +20.63% +20.23% +13.91%
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 370 482 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 23.33% 38.56% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 345 237
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £247
90th Percentile £545 £575 £512
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 5 6
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +30.91% -8.33%
10th Percentile £10.21 £13.95 £11.12
90th Percentile £21.00 £38.70 £17.38
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% +15.00%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 35 (87.50%) ITIL
1 35 (87.50%) Windows
2 28 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (70.00%) VMware
3 27 (67.50%) Security Cleared
4 24 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (57.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (57.50%) Active Directory
6 22 (55.00%) SC Cleared
7 21 (52.50%) Change Management
8 20 (50.00%) MCSE
8 20 (50.00%) ITIL V3
9 17 (42.50%) Windows Server
10 16 (40.00%) MS Exchange
11 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (37.50%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
12 14 (35.00%) NetApp
13 13 (32.50%) Citrix
13 13 (32.50%) MCSA
14 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
14 12 (30.00%) Linux
14 12 (30.00%) DV Cleared
15 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
15 11 (27.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
15 11 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (27.50%) CCNA
15 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003

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 16 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 8 (20.00%) IIS
4 4 (10.00%) Apache
5 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 15 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (27.50%) Office 365
3 8 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.00%) IaaS
6 1 (2.50%) PaaS
6 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
2 10 (25.00%) Firewall
3 5 (12.50%) LAN
3 5 (12.50%) Skype
3 5 (12.50%) WAN
4 4 (10.00%) SAN
5 3 (7.50%) DHCP
5 3 (7.50%) DNS
5 3 (7.50%) NAS
5 3 (7.50%) Wireless
6 2 (5.00%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.50%) MPLS
7 1 (2.50%) Network Security
7 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (7.50%) Big Data
3 3 (7.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) MSI
2 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Architect
2 11 (27.50%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 11 (27.50%) Team Leader
3 7 (17.50%) Technical Architect
4 6 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (12.50%) Wintel Architect
6 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Service Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Communications Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Messaging Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.50%) Active Directory Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Active Directory Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Azure Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (27.50%) Enterprise Cloud
3 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
4 6 (15.00%) PKI
5 5 (12.50%) Clustering
5 5 (12.50%) CMDB
6 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (10.00%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 35 (87.50%) Windows
2 24 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (42.50%) Windows Server
4 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (30.00%) Linux
6 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 4 (10.00%) Windows Vista
8 3 (7.50%) Unix
9 2 (5.00%) Solaris
9 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
9 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.50%) Android
10 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (87.50%) ITIL
2 21 (52.50%) Change Management
3 20 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 15 (37.50%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 11 (27.50%) Network Virtualisation
6 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 7 (17.50%) PRINCE2
7 7 (17.50%) Service Management
7 7 (17.50%) TOGAF
8 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (15.00%) ITSM
8 6 (15.00%) Presales
8 6 (15.00%) Service Design
9 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 5 (12.50%) DevOps
9 5 (12.50%) Migration
10 4 (10.00%) Creative Thinking
10 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
11 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (7.50%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (67.50%) Security Cleared
2 22 (55.00%) SC Cleared
3 20 (50.00%) MCSE
4 13 (32.50%) MCSA
5 12 (30.00%) DV Cleared
6 11 (27.50%) CCNA
6 11 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (27.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (15.00%) MCITP
7 6 (15.00%) MCP
8 5 (12.50%) CCSP
9 4 (10.00%) CCNP
10 2 (5.00%) CCA
10 2 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (2.50%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (57.50%) Active Directory
1 23 (57.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (10.00%) XenApp
5 3 (7.50%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (7.50%) ISA Server
5 3 (7.50%) UAG
6 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.50%) Terminal Server
7 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) SCOM
2 6 (15.00%) SCCM
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.50%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.50%) MOM
5 1 (2.50%) OVSD
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 28 (70.00%) VMware
2 14 (35.00%) NetApp
3 13 (32.50%) Citrix
4 7 (17.50%) Symantec
5 6 (15.00%) Cisco
5 6 (15.00%) HP
6 4 (10.00%) Forcepoint
7 3 (7.50%) Computacenter
7 3 (7.50%) Remedy
8 2 (5.00%) F5
8 2 (5.00%) SAP
8 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow
8 2 (5.00%) StorageTek
8 2 (5.00%) Sun
9 1 (2.50%) Apple
9 1 (2.50%) Genesys
9 1 (2.50%) Mercator
9 1 (2.50%) Micro Focus
9 1 (2.50%) Sophos