Period
to 23 February 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 23 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 258 233 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 15.83% 18.30% 14.09%
As % of the Vendors category 31.81% 37.16% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 135 120
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.26% +12.75%
10th Percentile £210 £265 £137
90th Percentile £540 £558 £576
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 14
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £12.50 £9.65 £11.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.53% -18.32% -18.52%
10th Percentile £8.76 £9.00 £8.65
90th Percentile £25.00 £11.18 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £10.40 £12.30
% change year-on-year +34.62% -15.45% -0.97%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Milton Keynes.

All Vendors
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 811 627 750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 49.75% 49.25% 43.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 366 334
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +6.07% +11.94%
10th Percentile £235 £263 £200
90th Percentile £538 £550 £554
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 26 35
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.75 £10.20 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.80% -35.69% +9.38%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £24.90 £20.50 £22.25
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 £10.80 £16.07
% change year-on-year +57.41% -32.79% +19.04%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
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 in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 104 (40.31%) Security Cleared
2 93 (36.05%) Windows
3 91 (35.27%) SC Cleared
4 85 (32.95%) Microsoft Office
5 84 (32.56%) ITIL
6 53 (20.54%) DV Cleared
7 50 (19.38%) Active Directory
8 48 (18.60%) VMware
9 45 (17.44%) PRINCE2
10 44 (17.05%) Finance
11 42 (16.28%) Microsoft Excel
12 37 (14.34%) SQL Server
12 37 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
13 36 (13.95%) Change Management
13 36 (13.95%) ITIL V3
14 34 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
15 33 (12.79%) Office 365
16 32 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012
16 32 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
16 32 (12.40%) Microsoft Certification
17 31 (12.02%) Citrix
17 31 (12.02%) SQL
17 31 (12.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 30 (11.63%) MS Exchange
18 30 (11.63%) NetApp
19 27 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
19 27 (10.47%) Windows Server
20 26 (10.08%) C#
21 25 (9.69%) Linux
21 25 (9.69%) Service Delivery

Microsoft
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 30 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.81%) Skype for Business
3 14 (5.43%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.71%) SAS
5 5 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.94%) IIS
5 5 (1.94%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (1.55%) Apache
7 2 (0.78%) Confluence
7 2 (0.78%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.78%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.39%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.39%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 85 (32.95%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (16.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (12.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (8.91%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (4.26%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.39%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (5.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.78%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.78%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 33 (12.79%) Office 365
2 32 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.78%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.78%) SaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.39%) GitHub
7 1 (0.39%) IaaS
7 1 (0.39%) PaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.59%) Firewall
2 13 (5.04%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.49%) iSCSI
3 9 (3.49%) SAN
4 7 (2.71%) Skype
5 6 (2.33%) VPN
6 5 (1.94%) WAN
7 4 (1.55%) Internet
8 3 (1.16%) Wireless
9 2 (0.78%) NAS
9 2 (0.78%) VoIP
10 1 (0.39%) DHCP
10 1 (0.39%) DNS
10 1 (0.39%) DWDM
10 1 (0.39%) Frame Relay
10 1 (0.39%) Intranet
10 1 (0.39%) Network Security
10 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.39%) WLAN
10 1 (0.39%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.34%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.33%) QlikView
5 5 (1.94%) MySQL
5 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.16%) Big Data
6 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.78%) IDOL
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.78%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.39%) MS Access
8 1 (0.39%) Power BI
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.04%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.33%) Moq
2 6 (2.33%) MSTest
3 4 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.16%) JIRA
4 3 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.78%) MonoDevelop
5 2 (0.78%) MSI
5 2 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.39%) JMeter
6 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 44 (17.05%) Finance
2 10 (3.88%) Marketing
3 7 (2.71%) Retail
4 6 (2.33%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.94%) Automotive
5 5 (1.94%) Games
5 5 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.78%) Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) German Language
8 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (19.38%) Analyst
2 40 (15.50%) Architect
3 31 (12.02%) Developer
4 23 (8.91%) Technical Architect
5 18 (6.98%) .NET Developer
6 16 (6.20%) Project Manager
7 14 (5.43%) Business Analyst
8 13 (5.04%) Service Analyst
8 13 (5.04%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (4.65%) Team Leader
10 11 (4.26%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 10 (3.88%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
12 9 (3.49%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
12 9 (3.49%) Storage Specialist
12 9 (3.49%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
12 9 (3.49%) Web Developer
13 8 (3.10%) ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 8 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.75%) .NET
2 15 (5.81%) AngularJS
2 15 (5.81%) ASP.NET
3 13 (5.04%) HTML
3 13 (5.04%) jQuery
4 12 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (4.26%) CSS
6 10 (3.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (3.10%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.71%) XML
9 6 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (1.94%) Web Services
11 4 (1.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 4 (1.55%) WCF
12 3 (1.16%) Angular 2
12 3 (1.16%) HTML5
12 3 (1.16%) JSON
13 2 (0.78%) Fluent NHibernate
13 2 (0.78%) KnockoutJS
13 2 (0.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.65%) Enterprise Cloud
2 12 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.71%) CMDB
3 7 (2.71%) PKI
4 6 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.94%) Clustering
5 5 (1.94%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.78%) FMCG
8 2 (0.78%) Infotainment
8 2 (0.78%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.78%) User Experience
9 1 (0.39%) Animation
9 1 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.39%) Replication
9 1 (0.39%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 93 (36.05%) Windows
2 32 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (10.47%) Windows Server
4 25 (9.69%) Linux
5 17 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (6.20%) Windows 10
7 14 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (4.65%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.49%) Data ONTAP
10 6 (2.33%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.94%) Android
11 5 (1.94%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.55%) Solaris
12 4 (1.55%) Unix
13 2 (0.78%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.78%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.39%) CentOS
14 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (32.56%) ITIL
2 45 (17.44%) PRINCE2
3 36 (13.95%) Change Management
3 36 (13.95%) ITIL V3
4 27 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (9.69%) Service Delivery
6 22 (8.53%) Project Management
7 21 (8.14%) CRM
7 21 (8.14%) Service Management
8 17 (6.59%) MVC
8 17 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (6.20%) Logistics
10 15 (5.81%) Migration
11 13 (5.04%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
11 13 (5.04%) Risk Management
12 12 (4.65%) ITSM
12 12 (4.65%) Virtual Environments
13 11 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (4.26%) Network Virtualisation
14 10 (3.88%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.02%) SQL
2 26 (10.08%) C#
3 19 (7.36%) JavaScript
4 14 (5.43%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.10%) Java
6 6 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.33%) VB
6 6 (2.33%) VBA
7 3 (1.16%) C++
7 3 (1.16%) PHP
7 3 (1.16%) VBScript
8 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.78%) Python
9 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 104 (40.31%) Security Cleared
2 91 (35.27%) SC Cleared
3 53 (20.54%) DV Cleared
4 32 (12.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (6.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 16 (6.20%) MCSE
7 10 (3.88%) MCSA
7 10 (3.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (2.71%) APMP
9 5 (1.94%) CCNA
9 5 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.94%) Degree
9 5 (1.94%) HNC
10 4 (1.55%) CCSP
10 4 (1.55%) MCITP
10 4 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.16%) HND
11 3 (1.16%) MCP
11 3 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.20%) SLA
2 14 (5.43%) QA
3 7 (2.71%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.71%) PMO
4 5 (1.94%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.16%) GDPR
6 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.39%) P3O
7 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (19.38%) Active Directory
2 34 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.65%) XenApp
4 10 (3.88%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.49%) BitLocker
5 9 (3.49%) NFS
5 9 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.55%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.39%) Docker
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.39%) vCloud
10 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (9.30%) SCCM
2 16 (6.20%) SCOM
3 8 (3.10%) OVSD
4 7 (2.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.55%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.55%) SCSM
8 2 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.78%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.39%) Ansible
9 1 (0.39%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.39%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.39%) MOM
9 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.39%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 48 (18.60%) VMware
2 31 (12.02%) Citrix
3 30 (11.63%) NetApp
4 20 (7.75%) HP
4 20 (7.75%) Oracle
5 18 (6.98%) Cisco
6 16 (6.20%) SAP
7 11 (4.26%) Symantec
8 10 (3.88%) McAfee
9 9 (3.49%) Blue Coat
9 9 (3.49%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.71%) Lumension
10 7 (2.71%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.33%) Teradata
12 5 (1.94%) Remedy
13 4 (1.55%) Apple
13 4 (1.55%) arcserve
13 4 (1.55%) Veeam
14 3 (1.16%) Ivanti
14 3 (1.16%) Sun