Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 273 200 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 15.56% 15.70% 16.15%
As % of the Vendors category 33.21% 32.52% 34.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 133 180
Milton Keynes median daily rate £388 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +33.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £257 £133 £113
90th Percentile £538 £535 £481
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £400 £300
% change year-on-year -3.13% +33.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 16 18
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £12.00 £9.00 £10.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -10.31% -24.26%
10th Percentile £8.50 £8.50 £8.85
90th Percentile £25.00 £12.01 £20.78
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.85 £9.31 £11.38
% change year-on-year +48.84% -18.23% -1.04%

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 822 615 891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 46.86% 48.27% 46.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 345 395
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £236 £213 £195
90th Percentile £525 £538 £510
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £394 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 36 34
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.93 £10.12 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.33% -33.66% +12.96%
10th Percentile £8.79 £8.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £15.44 £22.63
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.25 £10.52 £15.93
% change year-on-year +64.01% -33.98% +27.44%

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 21 November 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

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 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 96 (35.16%) Security Cleared
2 89 (32.60%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (31.14%) SC Cleared
4 70 (25.64%) Windows
5 65 (23.81%) Active Directory
6 60 (21.98%) ITIL
7 55 (20.15%) Microsoft Excel
8 54 (19.78%) Finance
9 51 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (14.29%) CRM
10 39 (14.29%) DV Cleared
11 38 (13.92%) Office 365
12 37 (13.55%) VMware
12 37 (13.55%) SQL Server
13 36 (13.19%) SQL
14 35 (12.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 33 (12.09%) Oracle
16 31 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
17 30 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
18 28 (10.26%) PRINCE2
18 28 (10.26%) Microsoft Project
18 28 (10.26%) Windows Server
19 27 (9.89%) SharePoint
19 27 (9.89%) MS Exchange
19 27 (9.89%) Project Management
20 26 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
21 25 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
22 24 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
22 24 (8.79%) Service Delivery
23 23 (8.42%) Migration

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 27 (9.89%) MS Exchange
1 27 (9.89%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.59%) Skype for Business
3 11 (4.03%) Alfresco
3 11 (4.03%) CMS
3 11 (4.03%) Drupal
3 11 (4.03%) Liferay
3 11 (4.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.56%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.83%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (1.83%) SAS
5 5 (1.83%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.47%) IIS
7 3 (1.10%) Apache
7 3 (1.10%) Confluence
8 2 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.73%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 89 (32.60%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (20.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (12.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (10.26%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (6.23%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (8.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.47%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.10%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.73%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.73%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 38 (13.92%) Office 365
2 31 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.47%) IaaS
5 4 (1.47%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.47%) PaaS
6 3 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.73%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.73%) SaaS
8 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.76%) SAN
2 12 (4.40%) Firewall
3 10 (3.66%) Skype
4 6 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.83%) Unified Communications
5 5 (1.83%) VPN
6 3 (1.10%) NAS
7 2 (0.73%) ATM
7 2 (0.73%) DNS
7 2 (0.73%) Intranet
7 2 (0.73%) LAN
7 2 (0.73%) LDAP
7 2 (0.73%) MPLS
7 2 (0.73%) Network Security
7 2 (0.73%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.73%) VoIP
8 1 (0.37%) DHCP
8 1 (0.37%) FTP
8 1 (0.37%) HTTP
8 1 (0.37%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.20%) QlikView
5 6 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.47%) Power BI
8 3 (1.10%) Big Data
8 3 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.10%) IDOL
8 3 (1.10%) MS Access
8 3 (1.10%) OLAP
8 3 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.73%) MySQL
9 2 (0.73%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (5.86%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.40%) Visual Studio Team System
3 10 (3.66%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.47%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.47%) GitLab
6 3 (1.10%) JIRA
7 2 (0.73%) Maven
7 2 (0.73%) MSI
7 2 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.73%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.37%) JMeter
8 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 54 (19.78%) Finance
2 10 (3.66%) Banking
3 9 (3.30%) Retail
4 8 (2.93%) Financial Institution
4 8 (2.93%) Marketing
5 7 (2.56%) Automotive
5 7 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.83%) German Language
7 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.10%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.73%) Advertising
8 2 (0.73%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.37%) Games
9 1 (0.37%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (23.44%) Analyst
2 43 (15.75%) Architect
3 38 (13.92%) Developer
4 19 (6.96%) Project Manager
5 16 (5.86%) Business Analyst
6 15 (5.49%) .NET Developer
6 15 (5.49%) SQL Developer
7 14 (5.13%) CRM Architect
7 14 (5.13%) Service Analyst
8 13 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (4.40%) Technical Architect
10 11 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM Architect
11 10 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 10 (3.66%) C# Developer
11 10 (3.66%) Consultant
12 9 (3.30%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (3.30%) SQL Server Developer
13 8 (2.93%) ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (2.93%) Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (2.93%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.33%) .NET
2 12 (4.40%) ASP.NET
3 10 (3.66%) AngularJS
4 9 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (3.30%) HTML
5 8 (2.93%) .NET Framework
5 8 (2.93%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (2.93%) jQuery
6 7 (2.56%) CSS
7 6 (2.20%) Web Services
7 6 (2.20%) XML
8 5 (1.83%) REST
8 5 (1.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (1.83%) WCF
9 4 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (1.47%) RESTful
9 4 (1.47%) Spring
10 3 (1.10%) WPF
11 2 (0.73%) Spring Security
11 2 (0.73%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.40%) CMDB
3 8 (2.93%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.20%) PKI
5 5 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.47%) Clustering
6 4 (1.47%) User Experience
7 3 (1.10%) iPad
7 3 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.10%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.73%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.73%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.73%) Infotainment
8 2 (0.73%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.73%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.37%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 70 (25.64%) Windows
2 28 (10.26%) Windows Server
3 24 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (4.03%) Windows 10
5 10 (3.66%) Windows 7
5 10 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.93%) Linux
8 7 (2.56%) Unix
9 5 (1.83%) Android
9 5 (1.83%) Solaris
9 5 (1.83%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.47%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.73%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.73%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.37%) CentOS
12 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.37%) SUSE
12 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (21.98%) ITIL
2 51 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (14.29%) CRM
4 28 (10.26%) PRINCE2
5 27 (9.89%) Project Management
6 26 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (8.79%) Service Delivery
8 23 (8.42%) Migration
8 23 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (7.69%) Logistics
10 19 (6.96%) MVC
11 16 (5.86%) Change Management
12 14 (5.13%) Risk Management
12 14 (5.13%) Scrum
12 14 (5.13%) Service Design
12 14 (5.13%) Time Management
13 13 (4.76%) ITIL V3
13 13 (4.76%) Open Source
14 12 (4.40%) Document Management
15 11 (4.03%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (13.19%) SQL
2 22 (8.06%) C#
3 14 (5.13%) Java
4 12 (4.40%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.66%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.56%) VB
6 7 (2.56%) VBA
7 6 (2.20%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.47%) VBScript
9 2 (0.73%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.73%) ES6
9 2 (0.73%) Ruby
9 2 (0.73%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.37%) C
10 1 (0.37%) Python
10 1 (0.37%) Tcl
10 1 (0.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 96 (35.16%) Security Cleared
2 85 (31.14%) SC Cleared
3 39 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 20 (7.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 15 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (4.03%) MCSE
7 9 (3.30%) Degree
8 7 (2.56%) MCSA
8 7 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.83%) APMP
10 3 (1.10%) CCNA
10 3 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.10%) HNC
10 3 (1.10%) MCITP
11 2 (0.73%) GSAE
11 2 (0.73%) MCP
11 2 (0.73%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.73%) PMP
11 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.23%) SLA
2 14 (5.13%) QA
3 10 (3.66%) PMO
4 9 (3.30%) Data Quality
4 9 (3.30%) ISO 9001
5 6 (2.20%) GDPR
6 5 (1.83%) P3O
7 1 (0.37%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 30 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.93%) BitLocker
3 8 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (2.93%) XenApp
4 6 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.83%) Docker
5 5 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.83%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.73%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.73%) vSphere
8 1 (0.37%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.37%) vCloud
8 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (5.86%) SCCM
2 10 (3.66%) Jamf Pro
3 7 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (2.56%) SCOM
4 6 (2.20%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (1.47%) OVSD
6 3 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.73%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.73%) Ansible
7 2 (0.73%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.73%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.37%) MOM
8 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.37%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.37%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.37%) vRealize
Vendors
1 37 (13.55%) VMware
2 33 (12.09%) Oracle
3 17 (6.23%) HP
4 16 (5.86%) Citrix
5 14 (5.13%) IBM
6 12 (4.40%) Cisco
7 11 (4.03%) NetApp
7 11 (4.03%) OpenText
8 10 (3.66%) SAP
9 7 (2.56%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.56%) Symantec
10 6 (2.20%) Apple
10 6 (2.20%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.20%) Cognos
10 6 (2.20%) Lumension
10 6 (2.20%) McAfee
11 5 (1.83%) Computacenter
11 5 (1.83%) Teradata
12 4 (1.47%) AppSense
12 4 (1.47%) Blue Coat