Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 9 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 288 254 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 19.41% 15.09% 15.42%
As % of the Vendors category 38.76% 32.32% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 172 147
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £388 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -5.49% +36.67%
10th Percentile £200 £275 £127
90th Percentile £588 £538 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £388 £405
% change year-on-year +3.23% -4.32% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 29 13
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £11.50 £11.42 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.70% +26.89% -10.31%
10th Percentile £8.88 £8.50 £8.50
90th Percentile £14.85 £19.50 £12.98
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £11.50 £12.25 £10.00
% change year-on-year -6.12% +22.50% -9.09%

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 743 786 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 50.07% 46.70% 48.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 364 358
Milton Keynes median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £220 £225 £196
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £412 £389 £400
% change year-on-year +5.98% -2.81% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 49 33
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £12.50 £16.92 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.12% +53.82% -3.34%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.78 £8.50
90th Percentile £18.90 £28.30 £15.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £12.50 £16.97 £11.50
% change year-on-year -26.32% +47.52% -6.50%

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 21 September 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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 101 (35.07%) Microsoft Office
2 97 (33.68%) Windows
3 90 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 76 (26.39%) SC Cleared
5 75 (26.04%) Active Directory
6 67 (23.26%) Finance
7 62 (21.53%) ITIL
8 53 (18.40%) Microsoft Excel
9 52 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
10 51 (17.71%) Office 365
11 47 (16.32%) DV Cleared
12 43 (14.93%) VMware
13 39 (13.54%) Windows Server
14 38 (13.19%) Project Management
15 37 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
16 36 (12.50%) SharePoint
16 36 (12.50%) SQL
17 34 (11.81%) SQL Server
17 34 (11.81%) Service Management
18 33 (11.46%) PRINCE2
19 32 (11.11%) HP
20 31 (10.76%) Linux
20 31 (10.76%) .NET
20 31 (10.76%) ITIL V3
21 30 (10.42%) Oracle
21 30 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
22 28 (9.72%) Remedy
23 27 (9.38%) NetApp
23 27 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
23 27 (9.38%) MS Exchange

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 36 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 27 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 17 (5.90%) Skype for Business
4 13 (4.51%) WebSphere
5 11 (3.82%) IIS
6 8 (2.78%) Apache
7 7 (2.43%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.43%) Confluence
7 7 (2.43%) K2 blackpearl
8 6 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.39%) NServiceBus
11 3 (1.04%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.69%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.69%) nginx
13 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.35%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.35%) SAS
13 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 101 (35.07%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (18.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (8.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (3.47%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.35%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.04%) Primavera
3 2 (0.69%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.35%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 52 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (17.71%) Office 365
3 19 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (5.56%) SaaS
5 9 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (2.43%) IaaS
7 6 (2.08%) OneDrive
8 5 (1.74%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (1.74%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.39%) PaaS
10 3 (1.04%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.69%) GitHub
11 2 (0.69%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.33%) Firewall
1 24 (8.33%) SAN
2 13 (4.51%) LAN
2 13 (4.51%) WAN
3 12 (4.17%) Skype
4 11 (3.82%) NAS
5 10 (3.47%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.39%) DNS
6 4 (1.39%) Internet
7 3 (1.04%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.04%) Wireless
8 2 (0.69%) Broadband
8 2 (0.69%) DHCP
8 2 (0.69%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.69%) SSL
9 1 (0.35%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.35%) MPLS
9 1 (0.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.81%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.86%) Power BI
3 12 (4.17%) DB2
4 11 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.78%) Big Data
6 8 (2.78%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.43%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.04%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.04%) HBase
9 3 (1.04%) Impala
9 3 (1.04%) MySQL
9 3 (1.04%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.04%) OLAP
9 3 (1.04%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (1.04%) Pentaho
9 3 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.04%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (3.47%) Jenkins
1 10 (3.47%) JIRA
1 10 (3.47%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.78%) GitLab
3 4 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.35%) git-flow
6 1 (0.35%) LSMW
6 1 (0.35%) MSI
6 1 (0.35%) Selenium
General
1 67 (23.26%) Finance
2 17 (5.90%) Banking
3 16 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.47%) Law
5 5 (1.74%) Marketing
6 4 (1.39%) Legal
7 3 (1.04%) Retail
8 2 (0.69%) Automotive
8 2 (0.69%) Billing
8 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.35%) Back Office
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (19.79%) Analyst
2 30 (10.42%) Architect
3 29 (10.07%) Project Manager
4 23 (7.99%) Developer
5 20 (6.94%) Technical Architect
6 19 (6.60%) Desktop Support
7 18 (6.25%) Administrator
8 13 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (4.51%) Project Officer
8 13 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (4.17%) Service Analyst
10 11 (3.82%) Project Engineer
10 11 (3.82%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.47%) .NET Developer
11 10 (3.47%) Junior
11 10 (3.47%) Support Engineer
12 9 (3.13%) Coordinator
12 9 (3.13%) Desktop Analyst
12 9 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.76%) .NET
2 18 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 8 (2.78%) HTML
4 7 (2.43%) .NET Framework
4 7 (2.43%) LAMP
4 7 (2.43%) SAP Smart Forms
5 6 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (1.74%) CSS
6 5 (1.74%) LDAP
7 4 (1.39%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.39%) Entity Framework
7 4 (1.39%) MDX
7 4 (1.39%) REST
7 4 (1.39%) XML
8 3 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (1.04%) Kafka
8 3 (1.04%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (1.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.51%) Mainframe
4 10 (3.47%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.78%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.43%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.43%) PKI
8 5 (1.74%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.04%) Clustering
9 3 (1.04%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.69%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.35%) EPoS
11 1 (0.35%) RIA
11 1 (0.35%) User Experience
11 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 97 (33.68%) Windows
2 39 (13.54%) Windows Server
3 31 (10.76%) Linux
4 21 (7.29%) Unix
5 17 (5.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (5.21%) Windows 7
7 15 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (3.47%) Solaris
9 8 (2.78%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.74%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.74%) CentOS
10 5 (1.74%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.74%) zOS
11 4 (1.39%) Android
12 3 (1.04%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.69%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (21.53%) ITIL
2 38 (13.19%) Project Management
3 37 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (11.81%) Service Management
5 33 (11.46%) PRINCE2
6 31 (10.76%) ITIL V3
7 27 (9.38%) Change Management
8 25 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (6.60%) ITSM
10 16 (5.56%) CRM
10 16 (5.56%) Migration
10 16 (5.56%) Scrum
11 14 (4.86%) Release Management
12 13 (4.51%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 13 (4.51%) Matrix Organization
12 13 (4.51%) Process Improvement
13 12 (4.17%) Capacity Management
13 12 (4.17%) Programme Delivery
13 12 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.50%) SQL
2 26 (9.03%) C#
2 26 (9.03%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.08%) Java
4 6 (2.08%) PL/SQL
4 6 (2.08%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.39%) Python
6 3 (1.04%) HiveQL
6 3 (1.04%) Scala
6 3 (1.04%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.69%) PHP
7 2 (0.69%) VB
7 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.35%) C
8 1 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 90 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 76 (26.39%) SC Cleared
3 47 (16.32%) DV Cleared
4 27 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (3.82%) MCSE
6 10 (3.47%) MCP
6 10 (3.47%) MCSA
7 9 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (2.78%) APMP
9 7 (2.43%) HNC
9 7 (2.43%) HND
10 6 (2.08%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (1.74%) CISSP
11 5 (1.74%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (1.74%) Degree
11 5 (1.74%) SSCP
12 4 (1.39%) ISEB
12 4 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.60%) SLA
2 14 (4.86%) GDPR
3 13 (4.51%) QA
4 12 (4.17%) PMO
5 8 (2.78%) Data Quality
6 7 (2.43%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.04%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 75 (26.04%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.86%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (4.51%) vSphere
5 10 (3.47%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.43%) Docker
6 7 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.39%) XenApp
8 3 (1.04%) NFS
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (5.90%) SCCM
2 10 (3.47%) OVSD
3 9 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (3.13%) WSUS
4 6 (2.08%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.74%) Nagios
6 4 (1.39%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.39%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.04%) Kibana
8 2 (0.69%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.69%) SCOM
8 2 (0.69%) SCSM
9 1 (0.35%) Ansible
9 1 (0.35%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.35%) Puppet
9 1 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (14.93%) VMware
2 32 (11.11%) HP
3 30 (10.42%) Oracle
4 28 (9.72%) Remedy
5 27 (9.38%) NetApp
6 26 (9.03%) Citrix
7 20 (6.94%) McAfee
8 18 (6.25%) SAP
9 12 (4.17%) Red Hat
10 11 (3.82%) Cisco
11 9 (3.13%) Sony
12 8 (2.78%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.43%) Blue Coat
13 7 (2.43%) IBM
14 4 (1.39%) BMC
14 4 (1.39%) Talend
15 3 (1.04%) Cloudera
15 3 (1.04%) Google
15 3 (1.04%) Splunk
15 3 (1.04%) Tableau