Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 6 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 156 271 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 15.03% 18.22% 14.87%
As % of the Vendors category 32.23% 36.28% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 152 158
Milton Keynes median daily rate £455 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.33% -5.72% -6.41%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £274
90th Percentile £563 £573 £547
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £440 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +17.33% -3.85% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 54 21
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.00 £8.77
90th Percentile £17.25 £14.05 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £13.93
% change year-on-year +21.74% -17.41% +23.78%

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 484 747 789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 46.63% 50.24% 47.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 393 358
Milton Keynes median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £289 £216 £228
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £443 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +10.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 69 38
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £16.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.73% -23.70% +57.38%
10th Percentile £9.26 £9.00 £8.79
90th Percentile £33.15 £22.35 £57.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £16.93
% change year-on-year +19.23% -23.21% +47.22%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 70 (44.87%) Windows
2 53 (33.97%) Active Directory
3 47 (30.13%) VMware
4 41 (26.28%) Azure
5 36 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
6 33 (21.15%) Firewall
7 32 (20.51%) Windows 10
8 31 (19.87%) SCCM
9 27 (17.31%) ITIL
10 26 (16.67%) SQL
11 25 (16.03%) Cisco
11 25 (16.03%) Windows Server
12 24 (15.38%) Office 365
12 24 (15.38%) MS Exchange
13 23 (14.74%) AWS
14 22 (14.10%) Security Cleared
14 22 (14.10%) SQL Server
14 22 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (13.46%) Migration
16 20 (12.82%) Red Hat
16 20 (12.82%) Hyper-V
17 19 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (12.18%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (12.18%) Citrix
17 19 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
18 18 (11.54%) Information Security
18 18 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
18 18 (11.54%) SC Cleared
19 17 (10.90%) Windows Server 2012
20 16 (10.26%) SharePoint

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 24 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 16 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 16 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.13%) IIS
5 3 (1.92%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.28%) Apache
6 2 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.28%) Confluence
6 2 (1.28%) Mule
6 2 (1.28%) Mule ESB
6 2 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.28%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.28%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.64%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.92%) Primavera
2 2 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.28%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (26.28%) Azure
2 24 (15.38%) Office 365
3 23 (14.74%) AWS
4 9 (5.77%) PaaS
4 9 (5.77%) SaaS
5 7 (4.49%) IaaS
6 6 (3.85%) OpenShift
7 4 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.92%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.28%) GitHub
10 1 (0.64%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 33 (21.15%) Firewall
2 16 (10.26%) WAN
3 15 (9.62%) SAN
4 11 (7.05%) LAN
5 10 (6.41%) IP Telephony
6 8 (5.13%) NaaS
7 7 (4.49%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (4.49%) DNS
7 7 (4.49%) PBX
8 6 (3.85%) DHCP
9 5 (3.21%) VPN
10 4 (2.56%) NAS
10 4 (2.56%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.92%) Internet
11 3 (1.92%) Intranet
11 3 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.28%) Kerberos
12 2 (1.28%) Skype
12 2 (1.28%) TCP/IP
13 1 (0.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.92%) Big Data
5 3 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.92%) SAP HANA
5 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.28%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (1.28%) Power BI
7 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.64%) DB2
7 1 (0.64%) MySQL
7 1 (0.64%) Redis
7 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 8 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.21%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.92%) Subversion
3 3 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.28%) Appium
4 2 (1.28%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.28%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.28%) Selenium
4 2 (1.28%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.64%) Firebug
5 1 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (9.62%) Finance
2 11 (7.05%) Legal
3 9 (5.77%) Law
4 8 (5.13%) Publishing
5 5 (3.21%) Automotive
5 5 (3.21%) Retail
6 4 (2.56%) Banking
6 4 (2.56%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.28%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.64%) Billing
8 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (29.49%) Analyst
2 27 (17.31%) Architect
3 19 (12.18%) Service Analyst
4 17 (10.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (8.97%) Developer
5 14 (8.97%) Project Manager
6 13 (8.33%) Technical Architect
7 11 (7.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 11 (7.05%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.77%) Infrastructure Support
8 9 (5.77%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 9 (5.77%) IT Analyst
9 7 (4.49%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (4.49%) Network Architect
10 6 (3.85%) .NET Developer
11 5 (3.21%) Azure Architect
11 5 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (3.21%) Security Architect
11 5 (3.21%) Technical Manager
11 5 (3.21%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.33%) .NET
2 9 (5.77%) Web Services
3 8 (5.13%) CSS
4 7 (4.49%) HTML
4 7 (4.49%) HTML5
4 7 (4.49%) jQuery
4 7 (4.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (3.85%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (3.85%) JSON
5 6 (3.85%) Spring
6 5 (3.21%) .NET Core
6 5 (3.21%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.56%) SailPoint
8 3 (1.92%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.28%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.28%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.64%) CSS3
10 1 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.77%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.85%) Clustering
5 4 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.56%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.56%) PKI
5 4 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.56%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.28%) DataPower
7 2 (1.28%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.28%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.28%) Replication
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.64%) SCADA
8 1 (0.64%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 70 (44.87%) Windows
2 32 (20.51%) Windows 10
3 25 (16.03%) Windows Server
4 17 (10.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (7.05%) Linux
7 9 (5.77%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.13%) Windows 7
8 8 (5.13%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.49%) Unix
10 3 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.92%) Solaris
10 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.92%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.28%) AIX
12 1 (0.64%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.31%) ITIL
2 22 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (13.46%) Migration
4 19 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (11.54%) Information Security
6 14 (8.97%) Change Management
6 14 (8.97%) Security Management
6 14 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (8.33%) Information Security Management
8 10 (6.41%) DevOps
9 9 (5.77%) E-Commerce
9 9 (5.77%) ISMS
9 9 (5.77%) Network Design
9 9 (5.77%) OWASP
9 9 (5.77%) Problem Management
9 9 (5.77%) Project Management
9 9 (5.77%) Scrum
10 8 (5.13%) ITSM
10 8 (5.13%) Risk Management
10 8 (5.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.67%) SQL
2 12 (7.69%) C#
3 11 (7.05%) Java
4 7 (4.49%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.28%) C
5 2 (1.28%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.28%) PHP
6 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.33%) MCITP
5 11 (7.05%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (6.41%) CCNA
7 9 (5.77%) MCSA
8 8 (5.13%) Degree
9 7 (4.49%) MCSE
9 7 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (3.85%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.56%) MCTS
12 3 (1.92%) CCA
12 3 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.92%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.92%) VCAP
12 3 (1.92%) VCP4
12 3 (1.92%) VCP5
13 2 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.26%) SLA
2 10 (6.41%) QA
3 6 (3.85%) PMO
4 5 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (2.56%) NIST
6 3 (1.92%) GDPR
7 1 (0.64%) COBIT
7 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (33.97%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.82%) Hyper-V
3 19 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (6.41%) vSphere
6 6 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (3.21%) vCloud
8 3 (1.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (1.92%) Docker
9 2 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.28%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 31 (19.87%) SCCM
2 13 (8.33%) SCOM
3 8 (5.13%) WSUS
4 6 (3.85%) SCVMM
5 5 (3.21%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.21%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.92%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.92%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.92%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.92%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.28%) Ansible
7 2 (1.28%) Control-M
7 2 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.28%) vMotion
8 1 (0.64%) Grafana
8 1 (0.64%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (30.13%) VMware
2 25 (16.03%) Cisco
3 20 (12.82%) Red Hat
4 19 (12.18%) Citrix
5 13 (8.33%) Remedy
6 11 (7.05%) CheckPoint
7 10 (6.41%) Blue Coat
7 10 (6.41%) F5
7 10 (6.41%) NetApp
7 10 (6.41%) Splunk
8 9 (5.77%) Sony
9 8 (5.13%) Adobe
10 7 (4.49%) Meraki
11 6 (3.85%) Oracle
12 5 (3.21%) Dell
12 5 (3.21%) SAP
13 4 (2.56%) CyberArk
13 4 (2.56%) HP
13 4 (2.56%) IBM
13 4 (2.56%) Mitel