Period
to 15 February 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 15 February 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 266 254 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 23.64% 15.79% 18.47%
As % of the Vendors category 45.32% 31.67% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 173 136
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.84% +20.74%
10th Percentile £240 £238 £284
90th Percentile £650 £567 £556
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 31 17
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £9.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.08% -18.32%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.79 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.15 £25.00 £11.18
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £10.40
% change year-on-year -3.45% +39.42% -15.45%

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 587 802 623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 52.18% 49.84% 49.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 430 365
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.34% +2.81% +6.67%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £263
90th Percentile £640 £538 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 44 25
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +45.00% -36.22%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £31.65 £24.70 £21.15
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.13 £10.80
% change year-on-year -18.25% +58.56% -32.50%

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 15 February 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 15 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 15 February 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.

1 125 (46.99%) Windows
2 96 (36.09%) Security Cleared
3 93 (34.96%) Active Directory
4 83 (31.20%) Office 365
5 75 (28.20%) Microsoft Office
6 71 (26.69%) Windows Server
7 66 (24.81%) SC Cleared
8 63 (23.68%) VMware
9 62 (23.31%) ITIL
9 62 (23.31%) DV Cleared
10 61 (22.93%) Microsoft Azure
11 60 (22.56%) Finance
12 54 (20.30%) SQL
12 54 (20.30%) SQL Server
13 52 (19.55%) MS Exchange
14 42 (15.79%) Service Management
14 42 (15.79%) PowerShell
14 42 (15.79%) SCCM
15 40 (15.04%) Windows Server 2008
16 38 (14.29%) Firewall
17 34 (12.78%) .NET
17 34 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
18 30 (11.28%) Citrix
19 29 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (10.90%) Problem-Solving
20 27 (10.15%) Windows Server 2012
20 27 (10.15%) Project Management
21 26 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
21 26 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
21 26 (9.77%) Skype for Business

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 52 (19.55%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.77%) Skype for Business
3 22 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 22 (8.27%) SharePoint
4 18 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.26%) IIS
8 3 (1.13%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.13%) WordPress
9 2 (0.75%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.38%) Documentum
10 1 (0.38%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.38%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 75 (28.20%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (6.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (3.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.50%) SAP BPC
2 4 (1.50%) SAP CRM
2 4 (1.50%) SAP Payroll
2 4 (1.50%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.13%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (1.13%) TIBCO iProcess
4 2 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.38%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 83 (31.20%) Office 365
2 61 (22.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (6.02%) OneDrive
5 10 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (2.63%) SaaS
7 6 (2.26%) IaaS
8 5 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.13%) Akamai
10 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.38%) PaaS
10 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 38 (14.29%) Firewall
2 22 (8.27%) Skype
2 22 (8.27%) WAN
3 20 (7.52%) SAN
4 15 (5.64%) LAN
5 13 (4.89%) Unified Communications
6 12 (4.51%) NAS
7 11 (4.14%) IP Telephony
8 10 (3.76%) TCP/IP
9 8 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.88%) DHCP
10 5 (1.88%) DNS
11 2 (0.75%) Broadband
11 2 (0.75%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.75%) Network Security
11 2 (0.75%) VPN
12 1 (0.38%) Internet
12 1 (0.38%) IPsec
12 1 (0.38%) SMTP
12 1 (0.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (20.30%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (4.14%) Power BI
5 10 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.50%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.50%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.75%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.38%) Big Data
11 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.38%) MySQL
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (3.38%) Visual Studio
1 9 (3.38%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (1.88%) JIRA
3 4 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.75%) git-flow
6 1 (0.38%) GitLab
6 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.38%) MSI
6 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
General
1 60 (22.56%) Finance
2 10 (3.76%) Law
3 6 (2.26%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.88%) Automotive
4 5 (1.88%) Publishing
5 3 (1.13%) Legal
5 3 (1.13%) Retail
6 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) French Language
7 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 68 (25.56%) Analyst
2 26 (9.77%) Service Analyst
3 23 (8.65%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (6.77%) Architect
5 18 (6.77%) Developer
6 14 (5.26%) Administrator
7 13 (4.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 12 (4.51%) Project Engineer
8 12 (4.51%) Project Manager
9 11 (4.14%) Consultant
9 11 (4.14%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (4.14%) Project Officer
10 10 (3.76%) Support Engineer
11 9 (3.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 9 (3.38%) Office 365 Engineer
11 9 (3.38%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.38%) Technical Architect
12 7 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.78%) .NET
2 12 (4.51%) ASP.NET
3 8 (3.01%) EDI
4 7 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.50%) JSON
5 4 (1.50%) XML
5 4 (1.50%) XSLT
6 3 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (1.13%) Middleware
6 3 (1.13%) SAP Fiori
7 2 (0.75%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.75%) ADSI
7 2 (0.75%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.75%) COM
7 2 (0.75%) HTML
7 2 (0.75%) LDAP
7 2 (0.75%) SAP Smart Forms
8 1 (0.38%) J2EE
8 1 (0.38%) LAMP
8 1 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.77%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.89%) Clustering
4 13 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (4.51%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 5 (1.88%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.88%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.88%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.50%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.13%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.13%) PKI
10 2 (0.75%) CESG
10 2 (0.75%) Fintech
10 2 (0.75%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.38%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 125 (46.99%) Windows
2 71 (26.69%) Windows Server
3 40 (15.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (10.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (9.02%) Windows 10
6 23 (8.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (5.26%) Unix
8 9 (3.38%) Linux
9 7 (2.63%) Windows 7
10 6 (2.26%) Android
11 5 (1.88%) CentOS
11 5 (1.88%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.75%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (23.31%) ITIL
2 42 (15.79%) Service Management
3 29 (10.90%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (10.15%) Project Management
5 26 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (9.77%) ITIL V3
6 25 (9.40%) PRINCE2
7 24 (9.02%) ITSM
8 23 (8.65%) CRM
9 20 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 20 (7.52%) IT Strategy
9 20 (7.52%) Migration
10 14 (5.26%) ERP
10 14 (5.26%) Presales
11 13 (4.89%) Critical Thinking
11 13 (4.89%) DevOps
12 12 (4.51%) Patch Management
13 11 (4.14%) Change Management
13 11 (4.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 54 (20.30%) SQL
2 42 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 23 (8.65%) C#
4 8 (3.01%) VB
5 7 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.50%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.50%) XPath
7 3 (1.13%) Java
7 3 (1.13%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.13%) VBScript
8 1 (0.38%) C
8 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 96 (36.09%) Security Cleared
2 66 (24.81%) SC Cleared
3 62 (23.31%) DV Cleared
4 22 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.51%) MCP
6 9 (3.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (3.01%) MCSE
8 7 (2.63%) CISSP
8 7 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (2.63%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (2.26%) APMP
9 6 (2.26%) CCA
9 6 (2.26%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (2.26%) Degree
9 6 (2.26%) MCTS
9 6 (2.26%) VCAP
9 6 (2.26%) VCP4
9 6 (2.26%) VCP5
9 6 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.39%) SLA
2 6 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.50%) Government Security Classifications
3 4 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.13%) GDPR
4 3 (1.13%) PMO
5 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.75%) RMADS
6 1 (0.38%) GAAP
6 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (34.96%) Active Directory
2 34 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (8.27%) vSphere
4 18 (6.77%) Hyper-V
5 15 (5.64%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.26%) vCloud
7 6 (2.26%) XenServer
8 5 (1.88%) Terminal Server
9 3 (1.13%) Docker
10 1 (0.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.38%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.38%) XenApp
10 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (15.79%) SCCM
2 15 (5.64%) OVSD
3 11 (4.14%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.63%) SCVMM
5 6 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (2.26%) NetBackup
5 6 (2.26%) Tivoli
5 6 (2.26%) vCenter Server
6 5 (1.88%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (1.88%) Nagios
6 5 (1.88%) SCOM
7 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.50%) WSUS
8 3 (1.13%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.75%) TIBCO Hawk
10 1 (0.38%) Ansible
10 1 (0.38%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 63 (23.68%) VMware
2 30 (11.28%) Citrix
3 23 (8.65%) Cisco
4 20 (7.52%) Remedy
5 18 (6.77%) HP
5 18 (6.77%) NetApp
6 16 (6.02%) McAfee
7 13 (4.89%) Oracle
8 10 (3.76%) Sony
9 9 (3.38%) SAP
10 8 (3.01%) Blue Coat
10 8 (3.01%) CheckPoint
10 8 (3.01%) Epicor
11 7 (2.63%) webMethods
12 6 (2.26%) BMC
13 5 (1.88%) Apple
13 5 (1.88%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.88%) Unisys
14 4 (1.50%) F5
14 4 (1.50%) TIBCO