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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 51 66
Rank change year-on-year -12 +15  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.74% 1.94% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 6.95% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 7
Milton Keynes median daily rate £488 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.41% -1.25%  
10th Percentile £400 £219 £303
90th Percentile £550 £452 £435
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £417 £350
% change year-on-year +14.04% +19.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - £11.50 -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes.

Academic & Professional Certification
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 195 187 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 26.17% 27.87% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 346 367
Milton Keynes median daily rate £416 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.69% +6.87%  
10th Percentile £306 £254 £265
90th Percentile £541 £538 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £411 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -4.41% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 4 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £18.00 £10.62 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.53% -  
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.70 £14.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +28.96% -73.63%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 26 (92.86%) VMware
3 24 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (78.57%) Hyper-V
4 22 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (78.57%) ITIL
4 22 (78.57%) Citrix
5 18 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (64.29%) SC Cleared
5 18 (64.29%) Security Cleared
5 18 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (57.14%) Change Management
6 16 (57.14%) MCP
6 16 (57.14%) MCSE
7 15 (53.57%) SQL
7 15 (53.57%) HP
8 14 (50.00%) PowerShell
8 14 (50.00%) Windows Server
9 13 (46.43%) Virtual Environments
9 13 (46.43%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (42.86%) ITIL V3
10 12 (42.86%) VMware Workstation
10 12 (42.86%) MS Exchange
11 11 (39.29%) Linux
11 11 (39.29%) Service Management
12 10 (35.71%) Firewall
12 10 (35.71%) Unix
12 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
12 10 (35.71%) Cisco

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 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 10 (35.71%) Skype for Business
3 9 (32.14%) IIS
4 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (10.71%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
2 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) Firewall
2 7 (25.00%) DNS
2 7 (25.00%) WAN
3 6 (21.43%) BIG-IP
3 6 (21.43%) DHCP
3 6 (21.43%) LAN
4 4 (14.29%) SAN
5 3 (10.71%) NAS
6 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.14%) VPN
7 1 (3.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) Big Data
4 3 (10.71%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.57%) MySQL
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MSI
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 4 (14.29%) Messaging Specialist
4 4 (14.29%) Support Specialist
4 4 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Wintel Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Active Directory Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (7.14%) Active Directory Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Communications Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.14%) Messaging Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) CMDB
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.14%) Handset
3 2 (7.14%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 11 (39.29%) Linux
6 10 (35.71%) Unix
7 5 (17.86%) Windows Vista
8 3 (10.71%) Solaris
9 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) ITIL
2 16 (57.14%) Change Management
3 13 (46.43%) Virtual Environments
4 12 (42.86%) ITIL V3
5 11 (39.29%) Service Management
6 9 (32.14%) ITSM
7 8 (28.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 7 (25.00%) Incident Management
8 7 (25.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 4 (14.29%) Project Management
10 4 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (10.71%) Agile Project Management
11 3 (10.71%) DevOps
11 3 (10.71%) TOGAF
12 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
12 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
12 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
12 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) SQL
2 14 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) VB
3 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) SC Cleared
1 18 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 16 (57.14%) MCP
2 16 (57.14%) MCSE
3 9 (32.14%) MCSA
4 8 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 8 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (25.00%) CCNA
5 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (21.43%) CCNP
7 4 (14.29%) MCDBA
8 3 (10.71%) MCITP
9 2 (7.14%) GSAE
10 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 24 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (78.57%) Hyper-V
4 12 (42.86%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (17.86%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (17.86%) ISA Server
5 5 (17.86%) UAG
6 3 (10.71%) XenApp
7 2 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (3.57%) Terminal Server
8 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) SCCM
2 5 (17.86%) OVSD
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (14.29%) SCOM
4 3 (10.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (7.14%) OpenView
6 1 (3.57%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) VMware
2 22 (78.57%) Citrix
3 15 (53.57%) HP
4 10 (35.71%) Cisco
5 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
6 6 (21.43%) F5
6 6 (21.43%) Forcepoint
6 6 (21.43%) ServiceNow
7 5 (17.86%) NetApp
8 3 (10.71%) Remedy
8 3 (10.71%) StorageTek
8 3 (10.71%) Sun
9 2 (7.14%) Apple
9 2 (7.14%) Computacenter
9 2 (7.14%) Wyse
10 1 (3.57%) 3PAR
10 1 (3.57%) AppSense
10 1 (3.57%) CommVault
10 1 (3.57%) EMC
10 1 (3.57%) Genesys