Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 292 275 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 22.17% 15.58% 15.77%
As % of the Vendors category 43.00% 33.37% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 181 139
Milton Keynes median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +33.33%
10th Percentile £208 £255 £138
90th Percentile £585 £538 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 39 17
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £12.75 £12.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +33.33% -10.31%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.50 £8.50
90th Percentile £15.50 £25.00 £11.77
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £12.75 £13.85 £9.00
% change year-on-year -7.94% +53.89% -14.43%

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 679 824 638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 51.56% 46.69% 48.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 396 358
Milton Keynes median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £231 £228 £213
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 61 38
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.00 £16.93 £9.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.21% +72.32% -32.69%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.79 £8.50
90th Percentile £16.00 £57.50 £15.26
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.00 £17.25 £10.24
% change year-on-year -24.64% +68.54% -33.97%

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 16 November 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

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 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 121 (41.44%) Windows
2 104 (35.62%) Active Directory
3 100 (34.25%) Security Cleared
4 98 (33.56%) Microsoft Office
5 77 (26.37%) SC Cleared
6 71 (24.32%) Finance
6 71 (24.32%) Office 365
7 68 (23.29%) ITIL
8 65 (22.26%) DV Cleared
9 64 (21.92%) Windows Server
10 56 (19.18%) VMware
11 51 (17.47%) Microsoft Azure
12 49 (16.78%) SQL
13 48 (16.44%) SQL Server
14 47 (16.10%) MS Exchange
15 45 (15.41%) Service Management
16 42 (14.38%) PowerShell
17 41 (14.04%) Microsoft Excel
18 39 (13.36%) PRINCE2
18 39 (13.36%) SCCM
19 37 (12.67%) ITIL V3
19 37 (12.67%) Firewall
20 36 (12.33%) Project Management
21 34 (11.64%) .NET
22 33 (11.30%) Citrix
22 33 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
22 33 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
23 32 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
23 32 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
24 30 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008

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 47 (16.10%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.56%) SharePoint
3 22 (7.53%) Skype for Business
4 16 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.74%) IIS
8 7 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (2.05%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.03%) K2 blackpearl
11 2 (0.68%) Apache
11 2 (0.68%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.34%) CMS
12 1 (0.34%) Confluence
12 1 (0.34%) Documentum
12 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 98 (33.56%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (14.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (6.51%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (6.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.37%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.37%) TIBCO iProcess
3 3 (1.03%) Primavera
4 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 71 (24.32%) Office 365
2 51 (17.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (6.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (3.77%) OneDrive
6 10 (3.42%) SaaS
7 5 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.71%) IaaS
8 3 (1.03%) Akamai
9 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (12.67%) Firewall
2 24 (8.22%) SAN
3 18 (6.16%) Skype
4 17 (5.82%) WAN
5 16 (5.48%) NAS
6 15 (5.14%) LAN
6 15 (5.14%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.74%) Unified Communications
8 7 (2.40%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.37%) Internet
10 3 (1.03%) DNS
11 2 (0.68%) Broadband
11 2 (0.68%) DHCP
11 2 (0.68%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.68%) Network Security
12 1 (0.34%) MPLS
12 1 (0.34%) VPN
12 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.77%) Power BI
4 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.37%) DB2
5 4 (1.37%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.34%) MS Access
8 1 (0.34%) NuoDB
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (3.42%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.40%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (2.05%) JIRA
4 4 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.03%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.03%) git-flow
6 2 (0.68%) GitLab
6 2 (0.68%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.68%) MSI
7 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.34%) Selenium
General
1 71 (24.32%) Finance
2 15 (5.14%) Financial Institution
3 14 (4.79%) Law
4 9 (3.08%) Banking
5 4 (1.37%) Automotive
5 4 (1.37%) Legal
6 3 (1.03%) Publishing
7 2 (0.68%) Billing
7 2 (0.68%) Marketing
7 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.34%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (24.66%) Analyst
2 23 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (7.88%) Project Manager
3 22 (7.53%) Service Analyst
4 21 (7.19%) Developer
5 19 (6.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 18 (6.16%) Architect
6 18 (6.16%) Project Engineer
7 16 (5.48%) Project Officer
8 15 (5.14%) Administrator
9 13 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (4.45%) Support Analyst
10 11 (3.77%) Coordinator
10 11 (3.77%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.42%) Technical Architect
12 9 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 9 (3.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 9 (3.08%) Desktop Support
13 7 (2.40%) .NET Developer
13 7 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.64%) .NET
2 16 (5.48%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.08%) .NET Framework
4 7 (2.40%) XML
5 6 (2.05%) HTML
6 5 (1.71%) LDAP
6 5 (1.71%) XSLT
7 4 (1.37%) CSS
7 4 (1.37%) JSON
8 3 (1.03%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.03%) Entity Framework
8 3 (1.03%) REST
8 3 (1.03%) SAP Smart Forms
9 2 (0.68%) ADSI
9 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.68%) COM
9 2 (0.68%) LAMP
9 2 (0.68%) Middleware
9 2 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.48%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (4.45%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.42%) Clustering
5 10 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.74%) Mainframe
7 7 (2.40%) PKI
8 6 (2.05%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 5 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.37%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.37%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.68%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.68%) Fintech
11 2 (0.68%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.34%) User Experience
12 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 121 (41.44%) Windows
2 64 (21.92%) Windows Server
3 30 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (5.82%) Linux
4 17 (5.82%) Windows 7
4 17 (5.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (4.79%) Unix
5 14 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (4.45%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.05%) Android
8 5 (1.71%) CentOS
8 5 (1.71%) Solaris
8 5 (1.71%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.34%) AIX
10 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.34%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (23.29%) ITIL
2 45 (15.41%) Service Management
3 39 (13.36%) PRINCE2
4 37 (12.67%) ITIL V3
5 36 (12.33%) Project Management
6 33 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (9.93%) ITSM
9 25 (8.56%) Change Management
10 24 (8.22%) Migration
11 23 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 18 (6.16%) CRM
13 16 (5.48%) Critical Thinking
14 14 (4.79%) Ticket Management
15 13 (4.45%) DevOps
15 13 (4.45%) Problem Management
15 13 (4.45%) Scrum
16 12 (4.11%) Customer Requirements
16 12 (4.11%) IT Strategy
17 11 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 49 (16.78%) SQL
2 42 (14.38%) PowerShell
3 22 (7.53%) C#
4 11 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.71%) XPath
6 4 (1.37%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.03%) Java
7 3 (1.03%) VBScript
8 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.34%) C
9 1 (0.34%) Python
9 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 100 (34.25%) Security Cleared
2 77 (26.37%) SC Cleared
3 65 (22.26%) DV Cleared
4 33 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (3.77%) MCSA
7 10 (3.42%) APMP
8 9 (3.08%) HNC
8 9 (3.08%) HND
8 9 (3.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (2.74%) MCP
9 8 (2.74%) MCSE
9 8 (2.74%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (2.05%) CCA
10 6 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (2.05%) MCTS
10 6 (2.05%) VCAP
10 6 (2.05%) VCP4
10 6 (2.05%) VCP5
10 6 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.85%) SLA
2 13 (4.45%) QA
3 8 (2.74%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.05%) PMO
5 4 (1.37%) GDPR
5 4 (1.37%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 104 (35.62%) Active Directory
2 32 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.88%) vSphere
4 18 (6.16%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (4.79%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.05%) vCloud
6 6 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.05%) XenServer
7 4 (1.37%) Docker
7 4 (1.37%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.34%) XenApp
8 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (13.36%) SCCM
2 16 (5.48%) OVSD
3 15 (5.14%) McAfee ePO
4 13 (4.45%) WSUS
5 7 (2.40%) SCVMM
6 6 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (2.05%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.71%) Nagios
8 4 (1.37%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.37%) SCOM
9 3 (1.03%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.03%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.68%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.68%) TIBCO Hawk
11 1 (0.34%) Ansible
11 1 (0.34%) EdgeSight
11 1 (0.34%) NetVault Backup
11 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 56 (19.18%) VMware
2 33 (11.30%) Citrix
3 30 (10.27%) Remedy
4 29 (9.93%) McAfee
5 28 (9.59%) HP
6 25 (8.56%) NetApp
7 23 (7.88%) Oracle
8 18 (6.16%) Cisco
9 14 (4.79%) Sony
10 7 (2.40%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.05%) Apple
11 6 (2.05%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.05%) SAP
11 6 (2.05%) webMethods
12 5 (1.71%) Blue Coat
12 5 (1.71%) TIBCO
13 4 (1.37%) Computacenter
13 4 (1.37%) F5
14 3 (1.03%) BMC
14 3 (1.03%) Lumension