Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 163 268 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 21.39% 23.39% 16.28%
As % of the Vendors category 41.48% 43.16% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 160 192
Milton Keynes median daily rate £408 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.12% +8.97% -7.14%
10th Percentile £267 £228 £255
90th Percentile £535 £650 £540
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £420 £388
% change year-on-year -4.76% +8.39% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 44 32
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.25 £13.00 £13.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.62% -6.64% +44.30%
10th Percentile £9.39 £9.00 £8.81
90th Percentile £18.93 £17.18 £25.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +11.54% -16.13% +49.04%

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 393 621 821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 51.57% 54.19% 49.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 365 442
Milton Keynes median daily rate £438 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.34% +2.81%
10th Percentile £274 £233 £250
90th Percentile £561 £625 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 52 45
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £16.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -17.31% +56.76%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £19.00 £35.55 £24.60
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.57% -20.00% +48.94%

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 48 (29.45%) Windows
2 46 (28.22%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (27.61%) Active Directory
4 29 (17.79%) VMware
5 25 (15.34%) ITIL
6 24 (14.72%) Project Management
7 23 (14.11%) Cisco
7 23 (14.11%) SCCM
8 22 (13.50%) Azure
9 21 (12.88%) Office 365
9 21 (12.88%) Unix
9 21 (12.88%) Microsoft Excel
10 20 (12.27%) CRM
10 20 (12.27%) Windows 10
11 19 (11.66%) Firewall
11 19 (11.66%) MS Exchange
11 19 (11.66%) SQL
12 18 (11.04%) Linux
12 18 (11.04%) Information Security
12 18 (11.04%) SC Cleared
12 18 (11.04%) Security Cleared
13 17 (10.43%) Problem Management
13 17 (10.43%) Windows Server
13 17 (10.43%) Finance
13 17 (10.43%) Change Management
13 17 (10.43%) Degree
13 17 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (9.82%) Migration
15 15 (9.20%) Management Information System
15 15 (9.20%) Citrix

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 19 (11.66%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 10 (6.13%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.29%) SAS
4 3 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.23%) IIS
5 2 (1.23%) Mule
5 2 (1.23%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.61%) CMS
6 1 (0.61%) Documentum
6 1 (0.61%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (28.22%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (12.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (5.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.23%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (5.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.68%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.84%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.61%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.50%) Azure
2 21 (12.88%) Office 365
3 9 (5.52%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (4.29%) AWS
4 7 (4.29%) Power Platform
5 5 (3.07%) Azure Stack
6 4 (2.45%) IaaS
6 4 (2.45%) PaaS
6 4 (2.45%) SaaS
7 3 (1.84%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.23%) Akamai
8 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Flow
9 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.61%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.66%) Firewall
2 10 (6.13%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (6.13%) WAN
3 9 (5.52%) NaaS
4 8 (4.91%) SAN
5 6 (3.68%) LAN
6 4 (2.45%) DHCP
6 4 (2.45%) DNS
6 4 (2.45%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.84%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.84%) PBX
7 3 (1.84%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.23%) VPN
9 1 (0.61%) DKIM
9 1 (0.61%) HTTP
9 1 (0.61%) Network Security
9 1 (0.61%) Sourcefire
9 1 (0.61%) VLAN
9 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.07%) Power BI
3 4 (2.45%) MS Access
4 2 (1.23%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.61%) GIS
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.23%) Appium
2 2 (1.23%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.23%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.23%) Selenium
2 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.23%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.61%) Firebug
3 1 (0.61%) HP UFT
General
1 17 (10.43%) Finance
2 12 (7.36%) Law
3 11 (6.75%) Legal
4 6 (3.68%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.68%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.68%) Publishing
5 3 (1.84%) Banking
5 3 (1.84%) Billing
6 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.23%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Automotive
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Front Office
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 70 (42.94%) Analyst
2 23 (14.11%) Service Analyst
3 20 (12.27%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (11.66%) Developer
5 15 (9.20%) Architect
6 14 (8.59%) Support Analyst
7 10 (6.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (6.13%) IT Analyst
8 9 (5.52%) Consultant
9 8 (4.91%) Analyst Developer
9 8 (4.91%) Infrastructure Support
9 8 (4.91%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 8 (4.91%) Project Manager
10 7 (4.29%) Lead Analyst Developer
10 7 (4.29%) Lead Developer
10 7 (4.29%) Security Analyst
11 6 (3.68%) Azure Architect
11 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (3.68%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.68%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.75%) .NET
2 6 (3.68%) HTML
3 5 (3.07%) CSS
3 5 (3.07%) Web Services
4 4 (2.45%) AngularJS
4 4 (2.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (1.84%) REST
6 2 (1.23%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.23%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.23%) HTML5
6 2 (1.23%) jQuery
6 2 (1.23%) React
6 2 (1.23%) Sass
6 2 (1.23%) XML
7 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.61%) JSON
7 1 (0.61%) Middleware
7 1 (0.61%) OLE
7 1 (0.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.20%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.91%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.84%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.84%) Clustering
5 3 (1.84%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.23%) DataPower
6 2 (1.23%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.23%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.23%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.23%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.61%) NHS
7 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.61%) Tandem
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (29.45%) Windows
2 21 (12.88%) Unix
3 20 (12.27%) Windows 10
4 18 (11.04%) Linux
5 17 (10.43%) Windows Server
6 15 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (6.75%) Windows XP
8 10 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (5.52%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.68%) Windows 7
10 6 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (3.07%) Android
12 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.23%) CentOS
12 2 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.61%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.34%) ITIL
2 24 (14.72%) Project Management
3 20 (12.27%) CRM
4 18 (11.04%) Information Security
5 17 (10.43%) Change Management
5 17 (10.43%) Problem Management
6 16 (9.82%) Migration
7 14 (8.59%) E-Commerce
7 14 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (7.98%) Incident Management
8 13 (7.98%) Service Management
8 13 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (7.36%) Security Management
10 11 (6.75%) Information Security Management
10 11 (6.75%) ISMS
10 11 (6.75%) ITSM
11 10 (6.13%) Customer-Centricity
12 9 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (5.52%) Logistics
12 9 (5.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.66%) SQL
2 11 (6.75%) Java
3 10 (6.13%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.52%) C#
4 9 (5.52%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.23%) TypeScript
5 2 (1.23%) VB
6 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.61%) LotusScript
6 1 (0.61%) PHP
6 1 (0.61%) R
6 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (11.04%) SC Cleared
1 18 (11.04%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.43%) Degree
2 17 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (6.75%) MCITP
4 9 (5.52%) CCNA
4 9 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.52%) MCSA
5 6 (3.68%) CISSP
5 6 (3.68%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.07%) CISM
6 5 (3.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (2.45%) MCSE
8 3 (1.84%) CCA
8 3 (1.84%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.84%) ISEB
8 3 (1.84%) MCTS
8 3 (1.84%) VCAP
8 3 (1.84%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.91%) Data Quality
2 7 (4.29%) SLA
3 6 (3.68%) QA
4 4 (2.45%) PMO
5 1 (0.61%) BS7799
5 1 (0.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 45 (27.61%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.98%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.68%) vSphere
5 4 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 3 (1.84%) Docker
6 3 (1.84%) vCloud
7 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (14.11%) SCCM
2 11 (6.75%) SCOM
3 10 (6.13%) Tivoli
4 9 (5.52%) WSUS
5 8 (4.91%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (4.29%) IBM BigFix
6 7 (4.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 4 (2.45%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.84%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.84%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.84%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.84%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.23%) Control-M
10 1 (0.61%) Grafana
10 1 (0.61%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (17.79%) VMware
2 23 (14.11%) Cisco
3 15 (9.20%) Citrix
4 13 (7.98%) Splunk
5 11 (6.75%) Adobe
5 11 (6.75%) Meraki
5 11 (6.75%) SAP
5 11 (6.75%) Sony
6 10 (6.13%) Remedy
7 9 (5.52%) F5
7 9 (5.52%) McAfee
8 8 (4.91%) CheckPoint
8 8 (4.91%) NetApp
8 8 (4.91%) Oracle
9 7 (4.29%) Blue Coat
10 6 (3.68%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.07%) HP
12 4 (2.45%) Apple
13 3 (1.84%) BMC
13 3 (1.84%) Capita