Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 97 74
Rank change year-on-year +42 -23 +23
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 50 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 3.82% 1.30% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.63% 5.36% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 13 14
Milton Keynes median daily rate £389 £500 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.17% +149.75% -38.93%
10th Percentile £200 £265 £103
90th Percentile £505 £518 £459
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £395 £475 £200
% change year-on-year -16.84% +137.50% -38.93%
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 396 429 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 30.28% 24.33% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 266 309
Milton Keynes median daily rate £389 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% -5.88% +6.52%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £227
90th Percentile £506 £524 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -3.13% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 3
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £15.58 £17.50 £10.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.97% +70.90% -33.44%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.88 £10.23
90th Percentile £19.40 £41.25 £44.05
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -16.67% +3.70% -43.75%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 43 (86.00%) Windows
2 40 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 38 (76.00%) ITIL
4 33 (66.00%) Microsoft
5 32 (64.00%) Active Directory
6 29 (58.00%) Citrix
6 29 (58.00%) DV Cleared
7 27 (54.00%) ITIL V3
8 26 (52.00%) SC Cleared
9 25 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (48.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (48.00%) Change Management
10 24 (48.00%) VMware
11 23 (46.00%) Office 365
12 22 (44.00%) PowerShell
13 20 (40.00%) SCCM
14 17 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (32.00%) Windows Server
15 16 (32.00%) Service Management
15 16 (32.00%) SQL
15 16 (32.00%) MCSA
16 13 (26.00%) MCSE
16 13 (26.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Azure
17 12 (24.00%) Virtual Machines
17 12 (24.00%) ITSM
17 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
18 11 (22.00%) IIS
18 11 (22.00%) McAfee
18 11 (22.00%) 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 11 (22.00%) IIS
2 9 (18.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (12.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (10.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.00%) Apache
5 1 (2.00%) CMS
5 1 (2.00%) Documentum
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (46.00%) Office 365
2 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (12.00%) OneDrive
4 5 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (4.00%) IaaS
6 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) Firewall
2 6 (12.00%) Unified Communications
3 5 (10.00%) Skype
4 3 (6.00%) LAN
4 3 (6.00%) SAN
4 3 (6.00%) WAN
5 2 (4.00%) Broadband
5 2 (4.00%) DHCP
5 2 (4.00%) DNS
5 2 (4.00%) NAS
5 2 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.00%) Power BI
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
1 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Analyst
2 6 (12.00%) Applications Support
2 6 (12.00%) Desktop Support
3 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
3 5 (10.00%) Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Applications Support Specialist
4 4 (8.00%) CRM Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Support Specialist
5 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.00%) Office 365 Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 3 (6.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) .NET
2 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.00%) LAMP
3 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.00%) Clustering
3 6 (12.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 43 (86.00%) Windows
2 25 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (48.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (32.00%) Windows Server
5 11 (22.00%) Windows 7
5 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (18.00%) Unix
7 8 (16.00%) Linux
8 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (76.00%) ITIL
2 27 (54.00%) ITIL V3
3 24 (48.00%) Change Management
4 16 (32.00%) Service Management
5 12 (24.00%) ITSM
6 9 (18.00%) Incident Management
7 7 (14.00%) Patch Management
7 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (14.00%) Server Management
8 6 (12.00%) Migration
8 6 (12.00%) Server Building
8 6 (12.00%) Task Automation
8 6 (12.00%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (10.00%) CRM
9 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.00%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
11 2 (4.00%) Availability Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.00%) PowerShell
2 16 (32.00%) SQL
3 6 (12.00%) C#
4 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (58.00%) DV Cleared
3 26 (52.00%) SC Cleared
4 16 (32.00%) MCSA
5 13 (26.00%) MCSE
5 13 (26.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (18.00%) MCITP
7 8 (16.00%) MCP
8 7 (14.00%) CCA
8 7 (14.00%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (14.00%) MCDBA
9 6 (12.00%) MCTS
9 6 (12.00%) VCAP
9 6 (12.00%) VCP4
9 6 (12.00%) VCP5
10 3 (6.00%) CCNA
10 3 (6.00%) CCNP
10 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (6.00%) Degree
11 1 (2.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) QA
2 5 (10.00%) SLA
3 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.00%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (24.00%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (18.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (12.00%) vCloud
5 6 (12.00%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (12.00%) vSphere
5 6 (12.00%) XenServer
6 3 (6.00%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (6.00%) UAG
7 2 (4.00%) ISA Server
7 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 20 (40.00%) SCCM
2 9 (18.00%) WSUS
3 6 (12.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (12.00%) SCVMM
3 6 (12.00%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.00%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 33 (66.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (58.00%) Citrix
3 24 (48.00%) VMware
4 11 (22.00%) McAfee
5 10 (20.00%) Cisco
6 6 (12.00%) F5
7 3 (6.00%) Forcepoint
7 3 (6.00%) NetApp
7 3 (6.00%) Remedy
8 2 (4.00%) Computacenter
8 2 (4.00%) Intel
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle
9 1 (2.00%) Kofax
9 1 (2.00%) Meridio
9 1 (2.00%) OpenText
9 1 (2.00%) SAP