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 3 months to 24 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.

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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 6 3
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 92 97 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 12.50% 14.65% 16.31%
As % of the Vendors category 25.48% 30.70% 35.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 67 87
Median daily rate £400 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £131 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 15
Median hourly rate £9.08 £8.50 £10.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.76% -15.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.85 £8.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.36 £11.40 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 361 316 391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 49.05% 47.73% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 155 193
Median daily rate £400 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +17.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 18
Median hourly rate £12.02 £9.50 £10.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.47% -5.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.02 £8.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.69 £14.10 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 98 (45.58%) Security Cleared
2 88 (40.93%) SC Cleared
3 72 (33.49%) Windows
4 68 (31.63%) Microsoft Office
5 51 (23.72%) ITIL
6 50 (23.26%) Finance
7 47 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (20.93%) DV Cleared
9 41 (19.07%) VMware
10 40 (18.60%) Active Directory
11 39 (18.14%) Project Management
12 33 (15.35%) Citrix
13 32 (14.88%) Microsoft Excel
14 31 (14.42%) Office 365
15 30 (13.95%) CRM
16 28 (13.02%) MS Exchange
17 27 (12.56%) Linux
17 27 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
18 26 (12.09%) PRINCE2
19 24 (11.16%) Oracle
19 24 (11.16%) Dynamics CRM
20 23 (10.70%) SharePoint
20 23 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (10.70%) Windows Server
21 21 (9.77%) SAN
22 20 (9.30%) SQL
22 20 (9.30%) Service Management
22 20 (9.30%) DevOps
23 19 (8.84%) HP
24 18 (8.37%) Cisco

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 28 (13.02%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.70%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.19%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.79%) IIS
6 6 (2.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.33%) Alfresco
7 5 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.33%) CMS
7 5 (2.33%) Drupal
7 5 (2.33%) Liferay
7 5 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.86%) Apache
8 4 (1.86%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 68 (31.63%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (14.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (6.98%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (6.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (6.05%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 24 (11.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.42%) Office 365
2 12 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.65%) SaaS
4 8 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.77%) SAN
2 18 (8.37%) WAN
3 15 (6.98%) Firewall
4 10 (4.65%) ATM
4 10 (4.65%) BIG-IP
5 9 (4.19%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (4.19%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (4.19%) LAN
5 9 (4.19%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (2.33%) Internet
6 5 (2.33%) NAS
7 4 (1.86%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.40%) SMTP
9 2 (0.93%) DNS
9 2 (0.93%) IPsec
9 2 (0.93%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.93%) LDAP
9 2 (0.93%) VPN
10 1 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.26%) Power BI
3 6 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.79%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.40%) Big Data
4 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.40%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.93%) DB2
6 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.47%) MS Access
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (7.44%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.12%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (3.26%) Introscope
4 5 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.86%) GitLab
5 4 (1.86%) JIRA
6 3 (1.40%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.40%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.40%) MSI
7 2 (0.93%) MSTest
7 2 (0.93%) Selenium
7 2 (0.93%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.47%) NUnit
General
1 50 (23.26%) Finance
2 9 (4.19%) Retail
3 7 (3.26%) Marketing
4 5 (2.33%) Electronics
4 5 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.86%) Banking
6 3 (1.40%) German Language
7 2 (0.93%) Billing
7 2 (0.93%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Automotive
8 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (23.72%) Architect
2 31 (14.42%) Analyst
2 31 (14.42%) Technical Architect
3 26 (12.09%) Developer
4 16 (7.44%) Project Manager
5 13 (6.05%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (5.12%) CRM Developer
6 11 (5.12%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 10 (4.65%) Microsoft Developer
8 9 (4.19%) Administrator
8 9 (4.19%) Enterprise Architect
8 9 (4.19%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 9 (4.19%) IT Manager
8 9 (4.19%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (3.26%) Monitoring Specialist
9 7 (3.26%) Office 365 Architect
9 7 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 7 (3.26%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 7 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.79%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.91%) .NET
2 15 (6.98%) .NET Framework
2 15 (6.98%) HTML
3 13 (6.05%) CSS
4 11 (5.12%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (5.12%) WCF
5 5 (2.33%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.86%) REST
7 3 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.40%) XML
8 2 (0.93%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.93%) iOS SDK
8 2 (0.93%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.93%) Node.js
8 2 (0.93%) OAuth
8 2 (0.93%) RESTful
8 2 (0.93%) Spring
8 2 (0.93%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.93%) Spring Security
8 2 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.58%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.12%) Public Cloud
4 10 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.65%) Fat Client
4 10 (4.65%) Thin Client
5 7 (3.26%) e-Health
6 6 (2.79%) Clustering
6 6 (2.79%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.33%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.40%) CESG
9 3 (1.40%) CMDB
10 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.93%) Handset
10 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.93%) Social Media
10 2 (0.93%) User Experience
11 1 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 72 (33.49%) Windows
2 27 (12.56%) Linux
3 23 (10.70%) Windows Server
4 18 (8.37%) Windows 10
5 15 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (6.51%) Windows 7
7 13 (6.05%) Unix
7 13 (6.05%) Windows Vista
8 11 (5.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (5.12%) Windows XP
9 9 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (3.72%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.79%) CentOS
11 6 (2.79%) Solaris
12 5 (2.33%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.33%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.86%) Android
14 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.93%) zOS
15 1 (0.47%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.72%) ITIL
2 47 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (18.14%) Project Management
4 30 (13.95%) CRM
5 26 (12.09%) PRINCE2
6 20 (9.30%) DevOps
6 20 (9.30%) Service Management
7 16 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (7.44%) Time Management
8 15 (6.98%) Change Management
9 14 (6.51%) Incident Management
10 13 (6.05%) Logistics
11 12 (5.58%) ITIL V3
11 12 (5.58%) Protective Monitoring
12 11 (5.12%) Migration
13 10 (4.65%) Programme Management
14 9 (4.19%) Configuration Management
14 9 (4.19%) ITSM
14 9 (4.19%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.30%) SQL
2 17 (7.91%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.19%) VB
4 6 (2.79%) C#
4 6 (2.79%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.33%) Java
5 5 (2.33%) VBScript
6 2 (0.93%) Apple Swift
6 2 (0.93%) C
6 2 (0.93%) Ruby
6 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.47%) ES6
Qualifications
1 98 (45.58%) Security Cleared
2 88 (40.93%) SC Cleared
3 45 (20.93%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.26%) MCSE
7 5 (2.33%) ISEB
7 5 (2.33%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.40%) APMP
9 3 (1.40%) Degree
9 3 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.40%) MCITP
9 3 (1.40%) MCP
10 2 (0.93%) ACCA
10 2 (0.93%) CIMA
10 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.93%) CISSP
10 2 (0.93%) GSAE
10 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.65%) GPG13
1 10 (4.65%) PMO
1 10 (4.65%) SLA
2 9 (4.19%) QA
3 5 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 2 (0.93%) RMADS
6 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.47%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.47%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.47%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.47%) P3O
System Software
1 40 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 27 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.58%) XenApp
4 11 (5.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.65%) XenDesktop
6 9 (4.19%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.40%) vSphere
9 2 (0.93%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (7.91%) SCCM
2 16 (7.44%) SCOM
3 12 (5.58%) AppDNA
4 8 (3.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (3.26%) CA Wily
6 5 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (2.33%) WSUS
7 4 (1.86%) Ansible
7 4 (1.86%) BladeLogic
7 4 (1.86%) Rundeck
8 3 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.40%) Nagios
8 3 (1.40%) OVSD
9 2 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.93%) vMotion
10 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.47%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.47%) Puppet
10 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 41 (19.07%) VMware
2 33 (15.35%) Citrix
3 24 (11.16%) Oracle
4 19 (8.84%) HP
5 18 (8.37%) Cisco
6 15 (6.98%) Remedy
7 10 (4.65%) AppSense
7 10 (4.65%) F5
8 9 (4.19%) NetApp
8 9 (4.19%) Palo Alto
9 8 (3.72%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.26%) CA
10 7 (3.26%) NetQoS
10 7 (3.26%) Nimsoft
10 7 (3.26%) SAP
11 5 (2.33%) Blue Coat
11 5 (2.33%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.33%) IBM
11 5 (2.33%) NCR
11 5 (2.33%) OpenText
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