Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 163 268
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 11.14% 21.39% 23.39%
As % of the Vendors category 20.83% 41.48% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 91 166
Median daily rate £498 £408 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.09% -4.12% +8.97%
10th Percentile £345 £274 £220
90th Percentile £600 £531 £650
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £498 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +24.38% -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 44 44
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -6.64%
10th Percentile £12.50 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £13.50 £19.00 £17.18
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -16.13%

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 192 393 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 53.48% 51.57% 54.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 230 375
Median daily rate £486 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.14% +2.94% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £232
90th Percentile £624 £563 £625
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 49 52
Median hourly rate £12.98 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.29% - -17.31%
10th Percentile £9.41 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £15.96 £19.53 £35.55
Median hourly rate £12.98 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.48% +3.57% -20.00%

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 25 January 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 25 January 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 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (37.50%) VMware
3 14 (35.00%) Windows
4 13 (32.50%) Firewall
5 12 (30.00%) Citrix
5 12 (30.00%) Office 365
6 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (27.50%) Migration
7 10 (25.00%) Cisco
8 9 (22.50%) CheckPoint
8 9 (22.50%) Capacity Management
8 9 (22.50%) Azure
8 9 (22.50%) Windows 10
9 8 (20.00%) Storage Virtualisation
9 8 (20.00%) SCCM
9 8 (20.00%) WAN
9 8 (20.00%) Network Design
10 7 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (17.50%) NetApp
10 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
10 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
10 7 (17.50%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (17.50%) AWS
10 7 (17.50%) OneDrive
11 6 (15.00%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (15.00%) SAN
11 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
12 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
12 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (12.50%) Red Hat

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 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
4 1 (2.50%) nginx
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.50%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.00%) Office 365
2 9 (22.50%) Azure
3 7 (17.50%) AWS
3 7 (17.50%) OneDrive
4 6 (15.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (7.50%) Power Platform
6 1 (2.50%) Azure Stack
6 1 (2.50%) Datadog
6 1 (2.50%) Firebase
6 1 (2.50%) GCP
6 1 (2.50%) Google Analytics
6 1 (2.50%) Mimecast
6 1 (2.50%) PowerApps
6 1 (2.50%) SaaS
6 1 (2.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) Firewall
2 8 (20.00%) WAN
3 6 (15.00%) SAN
4 2 (5.00%) DHCP
4 2 (5.00%) DNS
4 2 (5.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (5.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (5.00%) Network Security
4 2 (5.00%) VLAN
4 2 (5.00%) VPN
4 2 (5.00%) VSAN
4 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.50%) SSL
5 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Power BI
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) BigQuery
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Crashlytics
General
1 4 (10.00%) Publishing
1 4 (10.00%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Public Sector
3 2 (5.00%) Automotive
4 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Architect
2 11 (27.50%) Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Consultant
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Data Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Security Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) Material Design
2 1 (2.50%) Node.js
2 1 (2.50%) OAuth
2 1 (2.50%) React
2 1 (2.50%) React Native
2 1 (2.50%) RESTful
2 1 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) CMDB
2 2 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.50%) FMCG
3 1 (2.50%) iPhone
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Windows
2 9 (22.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.00%) Data ONTAP
4 2 (5.00%) Linux
4 2 (5.00%) Unix
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Migration
2 9 (22.50%) Capacity Management
3 8 (20.00%) Network Design
3 8 (20.00%) Storage Virtualisation
4 7 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (17.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (10.00%) CRM
6 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.00%) Identity Management
7 3 (7.50%) Change Management
7 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (7.50%) IT Strategy
7 3 (7.50%) ITIL
7 3 (7.50%) Project Management
7 3 (7.50%) Resource Management
7 3 (7.50%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (5.00%) Analytics
8 2 (5.00%) Business Transformation
8 2 (5.00%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) CISSP
3 2 (5.00%) CISM
3 2 (5.00%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) APMP
4 1 (2.50%) CCA
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.50%) CRISC
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (10.00%) vSphere
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (5.00%) XenApp
5 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.50%) NFS
6 1 (2.50%) VMware NSX
6 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (7.50%) SCOM
3 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.50%) SCSM
4 1 (2.50%) Sysprep
4 1 (2.50%) vRealize
4 1 (2.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) VMware
2 12 (30.00%) Citrix
3 10 (25.00%) Cisco
4 9 (22.50%) CheckPoint
5 7 (17.50%) NetApp
6 5 (12.50%) Blue Coat
6 5 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 3 (7.50%) Remedy
8 2 (5.00%) Meraki
8 2 (5.00%) Rackspace
8 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.00%) Varonis
8 2 (5.00%) Zscaler
9 1 (2.50%) arcserve
9 1 (2.50%) Capita
9 1 (2.50%) EMC
9 1 (2.50%) Google
9 1 (2.50%) HP
9 1 (2.50%) Symantec
9 1 (2.50%) Veeam