Period
to 26 November 2021

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 26 November 2021 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
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 10 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 72 40 169
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 11.50% 11.46% 18.76%
As % of the Vendors category 25.44% 17.54% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 34 90
10th Percentile £168 £346 £260
25th Percentile £361 £396 £316
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £443 £478 £425
Median % change year-on-year -7.33% +12.35% +13.33%
75th Percentile £506 £500 £488
90th Percentile £638 £579 £540
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £475 £415
% change year-on-year -13.16% +14.46% +9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 44
10th Percentile £10.00 " £9.00
25th Percentile £10.28 £12.50 £11.35
Median hourly rate £10.77 £13.00 £14.25
Median % change year-on-year -17.15% -8.77% +9.62%
75th Percentile £13.32 £13.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £19.75 " £19.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £10.77 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -17.15% -10.34% +11.54%

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 283 228 455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 45.21% 65.33% 50.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 159 265
10th Percentile £275 £315 £281
25th Percentile £381 £391 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £500 £445
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +12.36% +7.88%
75th Percentile £570 £550 £500
90th Percentile £650 £616 £564
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £495 £438
% change year-on-year -4.04% +13.14% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 48
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.52 £9.00
25th Percentile £10.77 £10.15 £11.30
Median hourly rate £12.61 £13.00 £14.25
Median % change year-on-year -2.98% -8.77% +9.62%
75th Percentile £15.40 £24.00 £16.38
90th Percentile £21.72 £39.90 £19.79
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £12.25 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.77% -13.33% +15.38%

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 26 November 2021.

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, 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 29 (40.28%) Social Skills
2 18 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (25.00%) Windows
2 18 (25.00%) Azure
3 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (18.06%) Project Management
4 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
4 13 (18.06%) Microsoft 365
5 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 11 (15.28%) SQL
6 11 (15.28%) Windows 10
6 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
7 10 (13.89%) Finance
7 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
7 10 (13.89%) ITIL
8 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (11.11%) VMware
9 8 (11.11%) Time Management
9 8 (11.11%) Project Delivery
10 7 (9.72%) Organisational Skills
10 7 (9.72%) Decision-Making
10 7 (9.72%) Windows Server
10 7 (9.72%) DV Cleared
10 7 (9.72%) Automotive
10 7 (9.72%) Cisco
10 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
10 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Excel
11 6 (8.33%) LAN

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 4 (5.56%) Confluence
1 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.00%) Azure
2 13 (18.06%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (5.56%) AWS
4 4 (5.56%) Power Platform
5 3 (4.17%) PaaS
6 2 (2.78%) AWS Direct Connect
6 2 (2.78%) Azure Functions
6 2 (2.78%) Azure Logic Apps
6 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.78%) Google Workspace
6 2 (2.78%) IaaS
6 2 (2.78%) iPaaS
6 2 (2.78%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.78%) Serverless
7 1 (1.39%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (1.39%) GitHub
7 1 (1.39%) Power Automate
7 1 (1.39%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) LAN
2 4 (5.56%) VPN
3 3 (4.17%) Firewall
3 3 (4.17%) NAS
3 3 (4.17%) SAN
3 3 (4.17%) VSAN
4 2 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (2.78%) Internet
4 2 (2.78%) Softphone
4 2 (2.78%) WLAN
5 1 (1.39%) DNS
5 1 (1.39%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.39%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) Power BI
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.17%) MS Access
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (40.28%) Social Skills
2 10 (13.89%) Finance
3 7 (9.72%) Automotive
3 7 (9.72%) Organisational Skills
4 6 (8.33%) Presentation Skills
5 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.94%) Public Sector
6 3 (4.17%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (2.78%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.78%) German Language
7 2 (2.78%) Military
8 1 (1.39%) Banking
8 1 (1.39%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (1.39%) Marketing
8 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Analyst
2 11 (15.28%) Developer
2 11 (15.28%) Service Analyst
3 8 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.33%) Customer Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Applications Manager
5 5 (6.94%) Applications Project Manager
5 5 (6.94%) Architect
5 5 (6.94%) Delivery Project Manager
5 5 (6.94%) IT Manager
5 5 (6.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) IT Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (5.56%) Systems Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) .NET
2 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.39%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.39%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.39%) JSON
4 1 (1.39%) ODBC
4 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
1 3 (4.17%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.78%) CMDB
2 2 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (2.78%) iPad
2 2 (2.78%) iPhone
2 2 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.78%) User Experience
2 2 (2.78%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.00%) Windows
2 11 (15.28%) Windows 10
3 7 (9.72%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.17%) Linux
5 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.17%) Unix
6 2 (2.78%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.39%) Android
7 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (18.06%) Project Management
3 10 (13.89%) ITIL
4 8 (11.11%) Project Delivery
4 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (11.11%) Time Management
5 7 (9.72%) Decision-Making
5 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
6 6 (8.33%) Migration
7 5 (6.94%) Critical Thinking
7 5 (6.94%) Data Protection
7 5 (6.94%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (6.94%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.56%) Logistics
8 4 (5.56%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.56%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.17%) Change Management
9 3 (4.17%) MVC
9 3 (4.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.28%) SQL
2 6 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.17%) C#
5 2 (2.78%) Python
5 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.39%) Bicep
6 1 (1.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (9.72%) DV Cleared
5 6 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.56%) Degree
7 3 (4.17%) CCNP
7 3 (4.17%) CISSP
7 3 (4.17%) MCSE
7 3 (4.17%) VCAP
7 3 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.78%) CCIE
9 1 (1.39%) AAT
9 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (1.39%) Accessibility
3 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.17%) OpenAM
3 3 (4.17%) vCloud
3 3 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.17%) vSphere
4 2 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.78%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) SCCM
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (4.17%) vRealize
4 2 (2.78%) Ansible
4 2 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.78%) SCOM
4 2 (2.78%) Terraform
4 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (11.11%) VMware
2 7 (9.72%) Cisco
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle
3 4 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.56%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.17%) ForgeRock
4 3 (4.17%) Remedy
4 3 (4.17%) SAP
5 2 (2.78%) Citrix
5 2 (2.78%) Dell
5 2 (2.78%) EMC
5 2 (2.78%) F5
5 2 (2.78%) Google
5 2 (2.78%) HP
5 2 (2.78%) IBM
5 2 (2.78%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.39%) Kaseya
6 1 (1.39%) SonicWALL