Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 90 73
Rank change year-on-year +18 -17 +22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 39 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.58% 1.34% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.92% 4.44% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 19
Milton Keynes median daily rate £401 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.85% +19.05% +35.48%
10th Percentile £200 £201 £103
90th Percentile £505 £545 £445
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £475 £418
% change year-on-year -12.63% +13.57% +34.38%
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 437 495 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 28.96% 30.11% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 281 289
Milton Keynes median daily rate £364 £407 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.58% -3.10% +12.00%
10th Percentile £209 £250 £225
90th Percentile £500 £550 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £400 £420
% change year-on-year -6.25% -4.76% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 37 4
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £10.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +69.49% -44.11%
10th Percentile £10.70 £11.94 £10.23
90th Percentile £50.75 £35.45 £11.85
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +24.14% -66.08%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 (89.74%) Windows
2 31 (79.49%) ITIL
3 27 (69.23%) Security Cleared
3 27 (69.23%) ITIL V3
4 26 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 26 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 24 (61.54%) Change Management
6 22 (56.41%) Citrix
6 22 (56.41%) SC Cleared
7 21 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (48.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (46.15%) Office 365
9 18 (46.15%) DV Cleared
10 17 (43.59%) MCSA
10 17 (43.59%) Microsoft Office
11 16 (41.03%) SCCM
11 16 (41.03%) Windows 7
12 15 (38.46%) QA
12 15 (38.46%) McAfee
13 13 (33.33%) MCSE
14 12 (30.77%) SQL
14 12 (30.77%) Linux
14 12 (30.77%) VMware
15 11 (28.21%) MCP
15 11 (28.21%) IIS
16 9 (23.08%) Service Management
16 9 (23.08%) MCITP
16 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (23.08%) WSUS
17 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery

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 (28.21%) IIS
2 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
3 5 (12.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (12.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 3 (7.69%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 18 (46.15%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) IaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) Firewall
1 6 (15.38%) VPN
2 4 (10.26%) Internet
3 2 (5.13%) Skype
4 1 (2.56%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
1 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Desktop Support
3 6 (15.38%) Applications Support
4 5 (12.82%) Applications Specialist
4 5 (12.82%) Architect
5 4 (10.26%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Applications Support Specialist
5 4 (10.26%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Support Specialist
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Active Directory Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.13%) DBA
7 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
1 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
1 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
2 4 (10.26%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 35 (89.74%) Windows
2 21 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (48.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (41.03%) Windows 7
5 12 (30.77%) Linux
6 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (12.82%) Unix
7 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
8 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) ITIL
2 27 (69.23%) ITIL V3
3 24 (61.54%) Change Management
4 9 (23.08%) Service Management
5 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
6 7 (17.95%) ITSM
6 7 (17.95%) Virtual Environments
7 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.38%) Availability Management
8 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 4 (10.26%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
9 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (7.69%) Migration
10 3 (7.69%) Project Management
10 3 (7.69%) TOGAF
11 2 (5.13%) Agile Project Management
11 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
11 2 (5.13%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) C#
3 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 22 (56.41%) SC Cleared
3 18 (46.15%) DV Cleared
4 17 (43.59%) MCSA
5 13 (33.33%) MCSE
6 11 (28.21%) MCP
7 9 (23.08%) MCITP
8 7 (17.95%) MCDBA
9 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.56%) CCA
9 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.56%) Degree
9 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (38.46%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (15.38%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.26%) XenApp
5 1 (2.56%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (41.03%) SCCM
2 9 (23.08%) WSUS
3 1 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 26 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 22 (56.41%) Citrix
3 15 (38.46%) McAfee
4 12 (30.77%) VMware
5 8 (20.51%) Cisco
6 6 (15.38%) F5
7 4 (10.26%) Micro Focus
7 4 (10.26%) NetApp
7 4 (10.26%) SAP
8 2 (5.13%) Oracle
8 2 (5.13%) Symantec
9 1 (2.56%) HP
9 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow