Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 8 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 269 229 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 16.80% 16.65% 13.39%
As % of the Vendors category 33.09% 32.76% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 131 124
Milton Keynes median daily rate £431 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -4.76% +40.00%
10th Percentile £211 £270 £145
90th Percentile £575 £625 £588
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +31.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 8
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £11.50 £10.03 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.71% -16.46% -20.00%
10th Percentile £8.87 £9.00 £9.29
90th Percentile £25.00 £11.47 £29.20
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £11.57 £10.80 £12.50
% change year-on-year +7.13% -13.60% -16.67%

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 813 699 623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 50.78% 50.84% 42.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 377 324
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £237 £267 £224
90th Percentile £540 £550 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +16.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 23 19
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £12.50 £10.80 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.74% -25.52% -3.33%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.00 £10.12
90th Percentile £55.00 £22.45 £23.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.45% -14.06% +10.34%

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 23 April 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 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 91 (33.83%) Security Cleared
2 88 (32.71%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (32.71%) Windows
3 87 (32.34%) SC Cleared
4 66 (24.54%) ITIL
5 50 (18.59%) VMware
6 49 (18.22%) Finance
7 48 (17.84%) Active Directory
8 46 (17.10%) SQL Server
9 44 (16.36%) PRINCE2
9 44 (16.36%) Microsoft Excel
9 44 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
10 42 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
11 39 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
12 37 (13.75%) Linux
13 36 (13.38%) NetApp
13 36 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 35 (13.01%) C#
14 35 (13.01%) SQL
15 34 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
16 33 (12.27%) Change Management
17 32 (11.90%) Project Management
18 31 (11.52%) DV Cleared
19 30 (11.15%) ITIL V3
19 30 (11.15%) Citrix
19 30 (11.15%) .NET
20 29 (10.78%) Oracle
20 29 (10.78%) Microsoft Project
21 28 (10.41%) Office 365
21 28 (10.41%) Problem-Solving

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 (8.92%) SharePoint
2 22 (8.18%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.20%) IIS
4 11 (4.09%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.35%) Apache
6 8 (2.97%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.60%) SAS
8 6 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (2.23%) Confluence
9 4 (1.49%) K2 blackpearl
10 3 (1.12%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.74%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.74%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.74%) nginx
11 2 (0.74%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.74%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.37%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 88 (32.71%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (16.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (10.78%) Microsoft Project
4 26 (9.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (8.18%) 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 16 (5.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.86%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.74%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (10.41%) Office 365
3 15 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.72%) SaaS
5 4 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.49%) IaaS
5 4 (1.49%) PaaS
6 3 (1.12%) GitHub
7 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.74%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.74%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.69%) Firewall
2 14 (5.20%) SAN
3 13 (4.83%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.35%) iSCSI
5 7 (2.60%) Skype
6 5 (1.86%) WAN
7 4 (1.49%) Internet
7 4 (1.49%) VPN
8 3 (1.12%) DNS
8 3 (1.12%) Wireless
9 2 (0.74%) SSL
10 1 (0.37%) DHCP
10 1 (0.37%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.10%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (4.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (3.35%) Big Data
5 8 (2.97%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.60%) DB2
6 7 (2.60%) MySQL
6 7 (2.60%) Power BI
7 6 (2.23%) QlikView
8 5 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.12%) SSDT
11 2 (0.74%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.74%) HBase
11 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.74%) Pentaho
11 2 (0.74%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 13 (4.83%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.35%) Moq
2 9 (3.35%) MSTest
3 7 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.60%) JIRA
4 6 (2.23%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (1.49%) GitLab
6 3 (1.12%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.12%) Subversion
7 2 (0.74%) MonoDevelop
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.37%) Introscope
8 1 (0.37%) MSI
General
1 49 (18.22%) Finance
2 11 (4.09%) Financial Institution
3 10 (3.72%) Banking
4 9 (3.35%) Marketing
5 7 (2.60%) Retail
6 5 (1.86%) Games
7 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.74%) Advertising
8 2 (0.74%) Law
8 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Billing
9 1 (0.37%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (16.36%) Architect
2 42 (15.61%) Analyst
3 39 (14.50%) Developer
4 31 (11.52%) Technical Architect
5 24 (8.92%) Project Manager
6 23 (8.55%) .NET Developer
7 21 (7.81%) Desktop Support
8 15 (5.58%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (4.83%) Business Analyst
9 13 (4.83%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (4.46%) Infrastructure Architect
10 12 (4.46%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 12 (4.46%) Team Leader
10 12 (4.46%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
11 11 (4.09%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 11 (4.09%) Support Engineer
12 9 (3.35%) Storage Specialist
12 9 (3.35%) Technical Manager
13 8 (2.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 7 (2.60%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.15%) .NET
2 21 (7.81%) ASP.NET
3 17 (6.32%) AngularJS
4 15 (5.58%) HTML
5 13 (4.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (4.46%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (4.09%) .NET Framework
7 11 (4.09%) jQuery
8 9 (3.35%) CSS
9 5 (1.86%) Angular 2
9 5 (1.86%) LAMP
9 5 (1.86%) XML
10 4 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (1.49%) SAP Smart Forms
10 4 (1.49%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 3 (1.12%) HTML5
11 3 (1.12%) JSON
11 3 (1.12%) MDX
11 3 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.43%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.46%) Enterprise Cloud
4 11 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.86%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.86%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.49%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.49%) Clustering
7 4 (1.49%) CMDB
7 4 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.74%) FMCG
8 2 (0.74%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.74%) User Experience
9 1 (0.37%) Animation
9 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.37%) PKI
9 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.37%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 88 (32.71%) Windows
2 37 (13.75%) Linux
3 27 (10.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (8.55%) Windows 10
5 17 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (5.95%) Windows Server
7 15 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (4.46%) Unix
9 11 (4.09%) Windows 7
10 9 (3.35%) Data ONTAP
11 8 (2.97%) Solaris
12 6 (2.23%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.86%) Android
14 4 (1.49%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.49%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.49%) zOS
15 3 (1.12%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.74%) DC/OS
16 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.54%) ITIL
2 44 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (16.36%) PRINCE2
3 33 (12.27%) Change Management
4 32 (11.90%) Project Management
5 30 (11.15%) ITIL V3
6 28 (10.41%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (9.29%) CRM
8 20 (7.43%) Service Management
8 20 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (7.06%) Service Delivery
10 16 (5.95%) MVC
11 15 (5.58%) Migration
11 15 (5.58%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
12 13 (4.83%) Logistics
13 12 (4.46%) DevOps
13 12 (4.46%) Virtual Environments
14 11 (4.09%) Network Virtualisation
14 11 (4.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 35 (13.01%) C#
1 35 (13.01%) SQL
2 20 (7.43%) JavaScript
3 14 (5.20%) PowerShell
4 12 (4.46%) Java
5 6 (2.23%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.23%) VB
5 6 (2.23%) VBA
6 5 (1.86%) PHP
7 4 (1.49%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.49%) Python
8 3 (1.12%) C++
8 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.74%) HiveQL
9 2 (0.74%) Scala
9 2 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 91 (33.83%) Security Cleared
2 87 (32.34%) SC Cleared
3 34 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (11.52%) DV Cleared
5 14 (5.20%) MCSE
6 11 (4.09%) MCP
7 9 (3.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 9 (3.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (2.60%) APMP
9 6 (2.23%) HNC
10 5 (1.86%) HND
10 5 (1.86%) MCSA
11 4 (1.49%) Degree
11 4 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.12%) CCNA
12 3 (1.12%) CCSP
12 3 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (1.12%) MCITP
12 3 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.20%) SLA
2 12 (4.46%) Data Quality
2 12 (4.46%) PMO
3 11 (4.09%) GDPR
3 11 (4.09%) QA
4 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.37%) P3O
System Software
1 48 (17.84%) Active Directory
2 36 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.83%) XenApp
4 12 (4.46%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (3.35%) NFS
6 9 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.23%) BitLocker
8 5 (1.86%) Docker
9 3 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.37%) vCloud
11 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (9.29%) SCCM
2 16 (5.95%) SCOM
3 5 (1.86%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.49%) OVSD
4 4 (1.49%) SCSM
5 3 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.74%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.74%) Kibana
6 2 (0.74%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.74%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.37%) Ansible
7 1 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.37%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.37%) vRealize
7 1 (0.37%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 50 (18.59%) VMware
2 36 (13.38%) NetApp
3 30 (11.15%) Citrix
4 29 (10.78%) Oracle
5 27 (10.04%) SAP
6 23 (8.55%) HP
7 21 (7.81%) Cisco
8 12 (4.46%) Blue Coat
8 12 (4.46%) CheckPoint
9 11 (4.09%) Red Hat
10 10 (3.72%) Remedy
11 7 (2.60%) McAfee
11 7 (2.60%) Symantec
12 6 (2.23%) IBM
12 6 (2.23%) Teradata
13 5 (1.86%) Micro Focus
14 4 (1.49%) arcserve
14 4 (1.49%) Lumension
14 4 (1.49%) ServiceNow
14 4 (1.49%) Veeam