Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 267 220 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 17.34% 14.18% 14.96%
As % of the Vendors category 36.13% 29.45% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 117 151
Milton Keynes median daily rate £375 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -4.76% +41.18%
10th Percentile £200 £270 £131
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £400 £410
% change year-on-year -6.25% -2.44% +36.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 15 13
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £11.75 £9.08 £9.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.48% -8.43% -1.25%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.61 £8.50
90th Percentile £14.45 £16.60 £15.70
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £12.08 £12.02 £11.50
% change year-on-year +0.50% +4.48% +14.60%

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 739 747 663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 47.99% 48.16% 46.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 355 358
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £219 £256 £209
90th Percentile £550 £539 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 31 32
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £12.75 £16.50 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +46.67% +12.11%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.79 £8.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £57.50 £23.01
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -21.21% +26.92% +17.38%

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 20 July 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 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 102 (38.20%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (30.34%) Windows
3 70 (26.22%) Finance
4 68 (25.47%) Security Cleared
5 62 (23.22%) Active Directory
6 61 (22.85%) SC Cleared
7 53 (19.85%) Microsoft Excel
8 47 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (17.23%) SQL Server
10 44 (16.48%) ITIL
10 44 (16.48%) Microsoft Azure
11 38 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
12 37 (13.86%) SharePoint
13 36 (13.48%) VMware
13 36 (13.48%) SQL
13 36 (13.48%) Project Management
14 34 (12.73%) .NET
14 34 (12.73%) Oracle
14 34 (12.73%) PRINCE2
15 33 (12.36%) C#
16 31 (11.61%) Linux
17 30 (11.24%) Office 365
18 28 (10.49%) DV Cleared
18 28 (10.49%) HP
18 28 (10.49%) Citrix
19 26 (9.74%) Change Management
19 26 (9.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 25 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
21 23 (8.61%) SAP
21 23 (8.61%) SCCM

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 37 (13.86%) SharePoint
2 19 (7.12%) MS Exchange
3 15 (5.62%) IIS
4 12 (4.49%) WebSphere
5 9 (3.37%) Apache
6 8 (3.00%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.62%) Confluence
8 6 (2.25%) K2 blackpearl
9 4 (1.50%) NServiceBus
10 3 (1.12%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.75%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.75%) nginx
11 2 (0.75%) SAS
12 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 102 (38.20%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (19.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (9.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (7.49%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (5.99%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.37%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.37%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.37%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (5.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.87%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.75%) Primavera
3 2 (0.75%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.37%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 44 (16.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (11.24%) Office 365
3 13 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.49%) SaaS
5 5 (1.87%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.12%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.12%) GitHub
6 3 (1.12%) IaaS
6 3 (1.12%) PaaS
7 2 (0.75%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.62%) Firewall
1 15 (5.62%) SAN
2 7 (2.62%) Internet
3 6 (2.25%) WAN
4 4 (1.50%) LAN
4 4 (1.50%) VPN
5 3 (1.12%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.12%) Wireless
6 2 (0.75%) DNS
6 2 (0.75%) SSL
7 1 (0.37%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.37%) MPLS
7 1 (0.37%) Skype
7 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.87%) DB2
3 12 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.37%) Power BI
6 8 (3.00%) Big Data
7 7 (2.62%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.62%) MySQL
8 5 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.12%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.12%) HBase
9 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.12%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.12%) OLAP
9 3 (1.12%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (1.12%) Pentaho
9 3 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.12%) SSDT
9 3 (1.12%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (4.49%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.37%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.37%) JIRA
2 9 (3.37%) Moq
2 9 (3.37%) MSTest
3 8 (3.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.62%) GitLab
4 7 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.12%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.12%) Subversion
7 2 (0.75%) MonoDevelop
7 2 (0.75%) MSI
8 1 (0.37%) git-flow
8 1 (0.37%) Introscope
8 1 (0.37%) LSMW
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
General
1 70 (26.22%) Finance
2 20 (7.49%) Banking
3 17 (6.37%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.62%) Marketing
5 5 (1.87%) Games
6 3 (1.12%) Legal
6 3 (1.12%) Retail
7 2 (0.75%) Billing
7 2 (0.75%) Law
7 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (17.98%) Analyst
2 37 (13.86%) Developer
3 33 (12.36%) Architect
4 26 (9.74%) Desktop Support
4 26 (9.74%) Project Manager
5 23 (8.61%) Technical Architect
6 22 (8.24%) .NET Developer
7 13 (4.87%) Desktop Engineer
8 12 (4.49%) Project Officer
9 11 (4.12%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (4.12%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 11 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (4.12%) Support Engineer
9 11 (4.12%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (3.75%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.37%) Desktop Analyst
11 9 (3.37%) Service Analyst
11 9 (3.37%) Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (3.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.73%) .NET
2 22 (8.24%) ASP.NET
3 14 (5.24%) AngularJS
4 13 (4.87%) HTML
5 12 (4.49%) .NET Framework
5 12 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (3.37%) CSS
8 7 (2.62%) LAMP
9 6 (2.25%) Angular 2
9 6 (2.25%) jQuery
9 6 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (2.25%) SAP Smart Forms
10 5 (1.87%) Entity Framework
10 5 (1.87%) LDAP
10 5 (1.87%) REST
10 5 (1.87%) XML
11 4 (1.50%) HTML5
11 4 (1.50%) MDX
11 4 (1.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.24%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (4.87%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.75%) Mainframe
5 8 (3.00%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.87%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.50%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.50%) PKI
9 3 (1.12%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.75%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.37%) Animation
11 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.37%) EPoS
11 1 (0.37%) RIA
11 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.37%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 81 (30.34%) Windows
2 31 (11.61%) Linux
3 20 (7.49%) Unix
4 18 (6.74%) Windows Server
5 17 (6.37%) Windows 10
6 16 (5.99%) Windows 7
7 14 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (4.12%) Solaris
10 9 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (3.00%) Apple iOS
12 7 (2.62%) Android
13 5 (1.87%) zOS
14 4 (1.50%) Windows 8
15 3 (1.12%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.75%) DC/OS
16 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.75%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.37%) AIX
17 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (16.48%) ITIL
3 36 (13.48%) Project Management
4 34 (12.73%) PRINCE2
5 26 (9.74%) Change Management
6 21 (7.87%) ITIL V3
7 20 (7.49%) CRM
7 20 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (6.74%) Service Management
9 16 (5.99%) Migration
10 15 (5.62%) Process Improvement
10 15 (5.62%) Scrum
11 14 (5.24%) Matrix Organization
12 13 (4.87%) MVC
13 12 (4.49%) Programme Delivery
13 12 (4.49%) Release Management
14 11 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (4.12%) Time Management
15 10 (3.75%) Conceptual Models
15 10 (3.75%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 36 (13.48%) SQL
2 33 (12.36%) C#
3 18 (6.74%) JavaScript
4 16 (5.99%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.62%) Java
5 7 (2.62%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.87%) PHP
6 5 (1.87%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.87%) Python
7 3 (1.12%) C++
7 3 (1.12%) HiveQL
7 3 (1.12%) Scala
7 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.12%) VB
8 2 (0.75%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 68 (25.47%) Security Cleared
2 61 (22.85%) SC Cleared
3 28 (10.49%) DV Cleared
4 25 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.12%) MCP
5 11 (4.12%) MCSA
5 11 (4.12%) MCSE
6 7 (2.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (2.25%) HNC
7 6 (2.25%) HND
8 5 (1.87%) APMP
9 4 (1.50%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (1.12%) CISSP
10 3 (1.12%) Degree
10 3 (1.12%) SSCP
11 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.12%) SLA
2 16 (5.99%) QA
3 15 (5.62%) PMO
4 13 (4.87%) GDPR
5 8 (3.00%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.50%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (23.22%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.75%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.00%) XenApp
6 6 (2.25%) Docker
6 6 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.12%) NFS
7 3 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.75%) vSphere
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (8.61%) SCCM
2 6 (2.25%) OVSD
2 6 (2.25%) WSUS
3 4 (1.50%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.12%) Kibana
4 3 (1.12%) SCOM
5 2 (0.75%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.75%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.75%) SCSM
5 2 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.75%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.37%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (13.48%) VMware
2 34 (12.73%) Oracle
3 28 (10.49%) Citrix
3 28 (10.49%) HP
4 23 (8.61%) SAP
5 22 (8.24%) NetApp
6 20 (7.49%) Remedy
7 19 (7.12%) Cisco
8 12 (4.49%) CheckPoint
8 12 (4.49%) Red Hat
9 11 (4.12%) Blue Coat
10 10 (3.75%) McAfee
11 6 (2.25%) IBM
11 6 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.87%) Micro Focus
13 4 (1.50%) Apple
13 4 (1.50%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.50%) Talend
14 3 (1.12%) Cloudera
14 3 (1.12%) Splunk