Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 81 88
Rank change year-on-year +14 +7 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 44 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.78% 1.65% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.68% 4.24% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 10
Milton Keynes median daily rate £446 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +8.82% +41.67%
10th Percentile £336 £336 £279
90th Percentile £520 £550 £445
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +41.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - £11.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 - £12.00

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 412 543 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 26.04% 39.04% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 337 233
Milton Keynes median daily rate £385 £420 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +1.20% +14.88%
10th Percentile £225 £281 £293
90th Percentile £506 £550 £523
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £413 £415
% change year-on-year -3.03% -0.60% +16.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 18 7
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +50.00% -33.33%
10th Percentile £11.95 £15.51 £10.40
90th Percentile £55.00 £18.00 £17.25
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +9.09% -13.16%

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 May 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 24 May 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 36 (81.82%) ITIL
1 36 (81.82%) Windows
2 34 (77.27%) Microsoft
3 28 (63.64%) VMware
4 27 (61.36%) Security Cleared
5 26 (59.09%) Change Management
6 25 (56.82%) ITIL V3
6 25 (56.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (47.73%) SC Cleared
8 21 (47.73%) MCSE
9 20 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
11 18 (40.91%) Citrix
11 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (40.91%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (38.64%) NetApp
13 16 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
14 15 (34.09%) Office 365
15 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (31.82%) DV Cleared
16 13 (29.55%) Linux
16 13 (29.55%) MCP
17 12 (27.27%) IIS
17 12 (27.27%) Firewall
17 12 (27.27%) Hyper-V
18 11 (25.00%) Skype for Business
18 11 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
18 11 (25.00%) Enterprise Cloud
18 11 (25.00%) Windows Server

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 12 (27.27%) IIS
2 11 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 10 (22.73%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.82%) Apache
4 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 15 (34.09%) Office 365
2 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.27%) IaaS
4 1 (2.27%) PaaS
4 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) Firewall
2 11 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (13.64%) LAN
3 6 (13.64%) WAN
4 5 (11.36%) Skype
4 5 (11.36%) VPN
5 4 (9.09%) Internet
6 3 (6.82%) DHCP
6 3 (6.82%) DNS
6 3 (6.82%) Wireless
7 1 (2.27%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.27%) MPLS
7 1 (2.27%) NAS
7 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (6.82%) Big Data
3 3 (6.82%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
1 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Architect
2 11 (25.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 11 (25.00%) Team Leader
3 9 (20.45%) Technical Architect
4 6 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 6 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (13.64%) Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Communications Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Messaging Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) Wintel Support
8 1 (2.27%) .NET Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Citrix Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (2.27%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) .NET
2 6 (13.64%) .NET Framework
2 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (25.00%) Enterprise Cloud
3 4 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 4 (9.09%) CMDB
3 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.82%) Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.27%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 36 (81.82%) Windows
2 25 (56.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (29.55%) Linux
6 11 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
8 4 (9.09%) Windows 10
9 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
9 3 (6.82%) Windows Vista
10 2 (4.55%) Unix
11 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (81.82%) ITIL
2 26 (59.09%) Change Management
3 25 (56.82%) ITIL V3
4 18 (40.91%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
6 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
7 10 (22.73%) Service Delivery
8 9 (20.45%) TOGAF
9 8 (18.18%) PRINCE2
9 8 (18.18%) Service Management
10 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
10 5 (11.36%) ITSM
10 5 (11.36%) Project Management
11 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
11 4 (9.09%) DevOps
11 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (6.82%) Agile Project Management
12 3 (6.82%) Project Governance
13 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) SQL
2 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 6 (13.64%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (61.36%) Security Cleared
2 21 (47.73%) MCSE
2 21 (47.73%) SC Cleared
3 14 (31.82%) DV Cleared
4 13 (29.55%) MCP
5 11 (25.00%) MCSA
6 9 (20.45%) CCNA
6 9 (20.45%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (20.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (13.64%) MCITP
8 4 (9.09%) CCNP
8 4 (9.09%) CCSP
9 3 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (4.55%) CCA
10 2 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.73%) SLA
2 4 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 22 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
3 12 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 6 (13.64%) XenApp
5 5 (11.36%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (6.82%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (6.82%) ISA Server
6 3 (6.82%) UAG
7 1 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) SCCM
2 6 (13.64%) SCOM
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) HP ALM
4 1 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.27%) OVSD
4 1 (2.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 34 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 28 (63.64%) VMware
3 18 (40.91%) Citrix
4 17 (38.64%) NetApp
5 11 (25.00%) Cisco
6 6 (13.64%) SAP
7 5 (11.36%) Micro Focus
8 4 (9.09%) Forcepoint
8 4 (9.09%) HP
8 4 (9.09%) McAfee
9 3 (6.82%) Computacenter
9 3 (6.82%) Remedy
10 2 (4.55%) Symantec
11 1 (2.27%) F5
11 1 (2.27%) Kaspersky
11 1 (2.27%) Mercator
11 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
11 1 (2.27%) Sophos
11 1 (2.27%) StorageTek
11 1 (2.27%) Sun