Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 124 222 251
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 18.42% 21.02% 15.83%
As % of the Vendors category 34.35% 41.04% 31.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 127 157
Median daily rate £385 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.41% - +3.41%
10th Percentile £223 £237 £211
90th Percentile £455 £650 £553
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 20
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £13.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +3.51% +40.16%
10th Percentile £11.22 £9.47 £8.98
90th Percentile £29.44 £17.25 £28.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +16.07% -13.85% +50.46%

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 361 541 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 53.64% 51.23% 50.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 295 423
Median daily rate £425 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £278 £244 £236
90th Percentile £573 £650 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 30
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £13.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +1.63% +27.55%
10th Percentile £11.29 £10.55 £9.00
90th Percentile £19.79 £32.80 £28.00
Median hourly rate £15.75 £14.05 £16.25
% change year-on-year +12.10% -13.54% +20.37%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Milton Keynes.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Milton Keynes.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 45 (36.29%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (26.61%) Windows
2 33 (26.61%) Active Directory
3 26 (20.97%) SQL
4 25 (20.16%) Security Cleared
5 24 (19.35%) SC Cleared
6 22 (17.74%) ITIL
7 21 (16.94%) Project Management
8 18 (14.52%) Unix
8 18 (14.52%) Microsoft Excel
8 18 (14.52%) Degree
9 17 (13.71%) Linux
9 17 (13.71%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (12.90%) CRM
10 16 (12.90%) Service Management
10 16 (12.90%) Finance
11 15 (12.10%) Migration
11 15 (12.10%) Windows Server
12 14 (11.29%) SCCM
13 12 (9.68%) JavaScript
13 12 (9.68%) Incident Management
13 12 (9.68%) Windows 10
14 11 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (8.87%) Azure
14 11 (8.87%) Office 365
14 11 (8.87%) Data Migration
14 11 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (8.87%) HP
15 10 (8.06%) C#
15 10 (8.06%) SQL Server

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 9 (7.26%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.65%) SAS
2 7 (5.65%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.81%) CMS
4 1 (0.81%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 45 (36.29%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (14.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.42%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.61%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (8.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.61%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.81%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.87%) Azure
1 11 (8.87%) Office 365
2 7 (5.65%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (2.42%) Azure Stack
3 3 (2.42%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.61%) Akamai
4 2 (1.61%) AWS
5 1 (0.81%) IaaS
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Flow
5 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.81%) PaaS
5 1 (0.81%) PowerApps
5 1 (0.81%) SaaS
5 1 (0.81%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.23%) Firewall
1 4 (3.23%) SAN
1 4 (3.23%) WAN
2 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.61%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.81%) DKIM
3 1 (0.81%) DNS
3 1 (0.81%) HTTP
3 1 (0.81%) LAN
3 1 (0.81%) MPLS
3 1 (0.81%) Network Security
3 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.84%) MS Access
3 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.61%) Power BI
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.81%) Essbase
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Smart View
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.61%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.81%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (12.90%) Finance
2 5 (4.03%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.03%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.23%) Publishing
4 3 (2.42%) Law
5 2 (1.61%) Automotive
5 2 (1.61%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.61%) Legal
5 2 (1.61%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Front Office
6 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (41.13%) Analyst
2 19 (15.32%) Developer
3 14 (11.29%) Service Analyst
3 14 (11.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (7.26%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (6.45%) Analyst Developer
5 8 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 8 (6.45%) IT Analyst
6 7 (5.65%) Architect
6 7 (5.65%) Lead Analyst Developer
6 7 (5.65%) Lead Developer
6 7 (5.65%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.65%) Security Analyst
6 7 (5.65%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (3.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (3.23%) Administrator
7 4 (3.23%) Consultant
7 4 (3.23%) HR Analyst
7 4 (3.23%) HR Business Analyst
7 4 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.26%) .NET
2 7 (5.65%) HTML
2 7 (5.65%) Web Services
3 6 (4.84%) CSS
4 5 (4.03%) .NET Framework
4 5 (4.03%) Entity Framework
4 5 (4.03%) XML
5 4 (3.23%) LINQ
5 4 (3.23%) XSL
6 3 (2.42%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.42%) REST
7 2 (1.61%) React
7 2 (1.61%) Sass
8 1 (0.81%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.81%) JSON
8 1 (0.81%) Middleware
8 1 (0.81%) SOAP
8 1 (0.81%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.26%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.65%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.61%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.61%) Clustering
5 2 (1.61%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (0.81%) CESG
6 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.81%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (26.61%) Windows
2 18 (14.52%) Unix
3 17 (13.71%) Linux
4 15 (12.10%) Windows Server
5 12 (9.68%) Windows 10
6 6 (4.84%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.03%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.03%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.81%) Android
9 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.74%) ITIL
2 21 (16.94%) Project Management
3 17 (13.71%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (12.90%) CRM
4 16 (12.90%) Service Management
5 15 (12.10%) Migration
6 12 (9.68%) Incident Management
7 11 (8.87%) Data Migration
7 11 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (7.26%) Logistics
9 9 (7.26%) Problem Management
10 8 (6.45%) PRINCE2
10 8 (6.45%) Statistics
11 7 (5.65%) Information Security
11 7 (5.65%) ITSM
11 7 (5.65%) Mathematics
11 7 (5.65%) MVC
11 7 (5.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.97%) SQL
2 12 (9.68%) JavaScript
3 10 (8.06%) C#
4 6 (4.84%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.84%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.84%) VB
5 4 (3.23%) VBScript
6 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.61%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.81%) Java
7 1 (0.81%) Perl
7 1 (0.81%) Python
7 1 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (20.16%) Security Cleared
2 24 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 18 (14.52%) Degree
4 7 (5.65%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.23%) MCAD
5 4 (3.23%) MCITP
5 4 (3.23%) MCPD
5 4 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.42%) CISM
6 3 (2.42%) CISSP
6 3 (2.42%) ISEB
7 2 (1.61%) APMP
7 2 (1.61%) CCA
7 2 (1.61%) CIPD
7 2 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.61%) MCTS
7 2 (1.61%) VCAP
7 2 (1.61%) VCP4
7 2 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.45%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.84%) SLA
3 3 (2.42%) GDPR
4 2 (1.61%) PMO
4 2 (1.61%) QA
5 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (26.61%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.42%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.42%) vSphere
4 2 (1.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 2 (1.61%) vCloud
4 2 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (11.29%) SCCM
2 10 (8.06%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (7.26%) Tivoli
4 8 (6.45%) IBM BigFix
4 8 (6.45%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 5 (4.03%) BladeLogic
5 5 (4.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (4.03%) WSUS
6 3 (2.42%) SCOM
6 3 (2.42%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.61%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (8.87%) HP
2 10 (8.06%) McAfee
2 10 (8.06%) VMware
3 9 (7.26%) CrowdStrike
3 9 (7.26%) SAP
4 8 (6.45%) Cisco
4 8 (6.45%) Oracle
4 8 (6.45%) Remedy
5 7 (5.65%) Citrix
6 3 (2.42%) Blue Coat
6 3 (2.42%) Capita
6 3 (2.42%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.42%) Computacenter
6 3 (2.42%) NetApp
6 3 (2.42%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.61%) Adobe
7 2 (1.61%) Apple
7 2 (1.61%) Ariba
7 2 (1.61%) Dell
7 2 (1.61%) Sony