Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 49 176 265
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 11.75% 16.06% 17.43%
As % of the Vendors category 17.88% 33.59% 35.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 95 156
Median daily rate £405 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +23.97% -9.25%
10th Percentile £261 £213 £200
90th Percentile £507 £558 £566
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £405 £425 £363
% change year-on-year -4.71% +17.24% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 39 49
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +21.74% +23.09%
10th Percentile £13.40 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £34.27 £17.25 £14.05
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year +16.07% +19.15% +17.50%

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 274 524 738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 65.71% 47.81% 48.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 284 395
Median daily rate £477 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.07% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £315 £280 £213
90th Percentile £638 £596 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £463 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +5.71% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 47 64
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +9.80% -22.73%
10th Percentile £10.90 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £42.00 £29.45 £31.13
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.65 £13.00
% change year-on-year +3.83% +20.38% -21.21%

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 10 August 2020.

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

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 22 (44.90%) SQL
2 21 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 20 (40.82%) SC Cleared
4 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
5 16 (32.65%) Windows
6 14 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 14 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (28.57%) Migration
7 12 (24.49%) ITIL
8 11 (22.45%) T-SQL
9 10 (20.41%) .NET
9 10 (20.41%) Data Migration
9 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (20.41%) Windows Server
10 9 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (18.37%) Azure
10 9 (18.37%) Office 365
10 9 (18.37%) HP
11 8 (16.33%) C#
11 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
11 8 (16.33%) Web Services
11 8 (16.33%) DV Cleared
12 7 (14.29%) SCCM
12 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
12 7 (14.29%) IIS
12 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (14.29%) CRM
12 7 (14.29%) MVC
12 7 (14.29%) Scrum

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 7 (14.29%) IIS
2 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.04%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.04%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) Azure
1 9 (18.37%) Office 365
2 4 (8.16%) Power Platform
3 3 (6.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.08%) AWS
4 2 (4.08%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) DNS
2 1 (2.04%) Firewall
2 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.04%) SAN
2 1 (2.04%) VPN
2 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (8.16%) Power BI
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2017
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (4.08%) MS Access
6 2 (4.08%) PolyBase
7 1 (2.04%) Essbase
7 1 (2.04%) MySQL
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Smart View
7 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (8.16%) Public Sector
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Automotive
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Developer
2 6 (12.24%) Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) DBA
3 4 (8.16%) SQL DBA
4 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Architect
4 3 (6.12%) CRM Developer
4 3 (6.12%) Deployment Specialist
4 3 (6.12%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) HR Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) HR Business Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Specialist
5 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (4.08%) ERP Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Office 365 Architect
5 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared DBA
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) .NET
2 8 (16.33%) Web Services
3 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 6 (12.24%) CSS
4 6 (12.24%) Entity Framework
4 6 (12.24%) HTML
4 6 (12.24%) LINQ
4 6 (12.24%) XML
4 6 (12.24%) XSL
5 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.04%) JSON
6 1 (2.04%) Middleware
6 1 (2.04%) SOAP
6 1 (2.04%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.04%) CESG
4 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Windows
2 10 (20.41%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.20%) Linux
4 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.20%) Windows 8
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.04%) AIX
5 1 (2.04%) HPUX
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
5 1 (2.04%) Unix
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Migration
2 12 (24.49%) ITIL
3 10 (20.41%) Data Migration
4 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (14.29%) CRM
5 7 (14.29%) Decision-Making
5 7 (14.29%) MVC
5 7 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
5 7 (14.29%) Scrum
6 6 (12.24%) High Availability
6 6 (12.24%) Problem Management
6 6 (12.24%) Virtual Environments
6 6 (12.24%) Web Development
7 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (10.20%) Patch Management
7 5 (10.20%) Security Patching
7 5 (10.20%) Service Management
8 4 (8.16%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.90%) SQL
2 11 (22.45%) T-SQL
3 8 (16.33%) C#
3 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.24%) VB
5 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.16%) VBScript
6 3 (6.12%) Python
7 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.04%) Java
8 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 20 (40.82%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.33%) DV Cleared
4 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (12.24%) MCAD
5 6 (12.24%) MCITP
5 6 (12.24%) MCPD
6 4 (8.16%) Degree
7 1 (2.04%) ACCA
7 1 (2.04%) APMP
7 1 (2.04%) CCA
7 1 (2.04%) CIMA
7 1 (2.04%) CISM
7 1 (2.04%) CISSP
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.04%) CRISC
7 1 (2.04%) ISEB
7 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.04%) MCSA
7 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) GDPR
3 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.04%) NIST
3 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.04%) vSphere
4 1 (2.04%) XenApp
4 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) SCCM
2 5 (10.20%) BladeLogic
2 5 (10.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (10.20%) WSUS
3 1 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.04%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) HP
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 5 (10.20%) Remedy
3 5 (10.20%) VMware
4 4 (8.16%) Citrix
4 4 (8.16%) Computacenter
5 2 (4.08%) SAP
5 2 (4.08%) Workday
5 2 (4.08%) Zscaler
6 1 (2.04%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.04%) Brocade
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco
6 1 (2.04%) CommVault
6 1 (2.04%) Dell
6 1 (2.04%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.04%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.04%) McAfee
6 1 (2.04%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.04%) Sybase
6 1 (2.04%) Tableau