The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 49 65 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.51% 13.43% 11.81%
As % of the Vendors category 23.00% 30.81% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £425 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 £33.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.27% +68.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Vendors Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
213 211 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 41.36% 43.60% 45.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 129 71
Average daily rate £406 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 37 17
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.55 £20.60 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 £30.00 £42.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Cambridge region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Cambridge region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 36 (32.14%) Windows
2 33 (29.46%) Active Directory
3 32 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 26 (23.21%) SQL Server
5 25 (22.32%) MS Office
6 23 (20.54%) SQL
6 23 (20.54%) ITIL
7 20 (17.86%) Linux
7 20 (17.86%) DNS
8 19 (16.96%) Finance
9 18 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (15.18%) DHCP
10 17 (15.18%) SharePoint
10 17 (15.18%) VMware
11 16 (14.29%) Project Management
12 13 (11.61%) Oracle
12 13 (11.61%) SCCM
13 12 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (10.71%) IIS
13 12 (10.71%) MS Exchange
13 12 (10.71%) PowerShell
13 12 (10.71%) Windows 7
14 11 (9.82%) MCSE
14 11 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (8.93%) Debian
15 10 (8.93%) VoIP
15 10 (8.93%) Cisco
15 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (8.93%) Red Hat
16 9 (8.04%) BizTalk Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (15.18%) SharePoint
2 12 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.71%) IIS
3 9 (8.04%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (5.36%) Lync
5 4 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.68%) Drupal
6 3 (2.68%) WordPress
6 3 (2.68%) CMS
6 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.79%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 32 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 25 (22.32%) MS Office
3 5 (4.46%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Tridion
2 5 (4.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (4.46%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.36%) Office 365
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.89%) SaaS
3 1 (0.89%) IaaS
3 1 (0.89%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.86%) DNS
2 17 (15.18%) DHCP
3 10 (8.93%) VoIP
4 9 (8.04%) VLAN
5 8 (7.14%) LDAP
6 6 (5.36%) SAN
7 4 (3.57%) Firewall
7 4 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (2.68%) Skype
8 3 (2.68%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.68%) Unified Communications
8 3 (2.68%) FCoE
8 3 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.68%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.79%) VPN
9 2 (1.79%) LAN
9 2 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (23.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.46%) FileMaker
3 5 (4.46%) RDBMS
3 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.68%) MySQL
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.89%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.79%) JIRA
3 1 (0.89%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.89%) ANTLR
3 1 (0.89%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.89%) MSI
General
1 19 (16.96%) Finance
2 5 (4.46%) Retail
3 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.79%) Advertising
4 1 (0.89%) Banking
4 1 (0.89%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 33 (29.46%) Analyst
2 16 (14.29%) Developer
3 13 (11.61%) Consultant
4 8 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 8 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (5.36%) Administrator
5 6 (5.36%) Data Analyst
5 6 (5.36%) Architect
5 6 (5.36%) Desktop Support
6 5 (4.46%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.46%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Consultant
6 5 (4.46%) Server Engineer
7 4 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (3.57%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (2.68%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
8 3 (2.68%) Dynamics AX Consultant
8 3 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (2.68%) 1st Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.04%) .NET
2 6 (5.36%) XML
3 5 (4.46%) CSS
3 5 (4.46%) HTML
4 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.57%) ODBC
4 4 (3.57%) jQuery
5 3 (2.68%) Symfony
5 3 (2.68%) XHTML
5 3 (2.68%) Ajax
5 3 (2.68%) JSON
5 3 (2.68%) WCF
5 3 (2.68%) XSLT
6 2 (1.79%) WF
6 2 (1.79%) J2EE
6 2 (1.79%) SOAP
6 2 (1.79%) LINQ
6 2 (1.79%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.89%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.89%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.36%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.36%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (4.46%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.57%) CLARiiON
4 4 (3.57%) Clustering
5 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.68%) CMDB
5 3 (2.68%) BYOD
6 2 (1.79%) NHS
6 2 (1.79%) Tandem
7 1 (0.89%) Statistics
7 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.89%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.89%) Handset
7 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.89%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.89%) PMI
7 1 (0.89%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 36 (32.14%) Windows
2 20 (17.86%) Linux
3 12 (10.71%) Windows 7
4 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (8.93%) Debian
5 8 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.57%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.57%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.68%) Android
8 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.79%) UNIX
9 2 (1.79%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.79%) CentOS
9 2 (1.79%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.54%) ITIL
2 16 (14.29%) Project Management
3 12 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 8 (7.14%) ERP
5 8 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 6 (5.36%) Change Management
6 6 (5.36%) Migration
6 6 (5.36%) Data Analysis
6 6 (5.36%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.46%) Scrum
7 5 (4.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (4.46%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (3.57%) Web Development
8 4 (3.57%) Data Protection
8 4 (3.57%) Resource Management
8 4 (3.57%) CRM
8 4 (3.57%) Document Management
8 4 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.54%) SQL
2 12 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 9 (8.04%) C#
4 5 (4.46%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.68%) PHP
5 3 (2.68%) Java
6 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.89%) C
7 1 (0.89%) VB
7 1 (0.89%) X++
Qualifications
1 18 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.82%) MCSE
3 7 (6.25%) MCITP
4 6 (5.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (3.57%) A+ Certification
5 4 (3.57%) CCNA
5 4 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.68%) MCP
6 3 (2.68%) CCA
6 3 (2.68%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.68%) Degree
7 2 (1.79%) MOS
7 2 (1.79%) MCDST
7 2 (1.79%) MCSA
7 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (29.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.25%) Terminal Server
3 6 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.57%) vSphere
5 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (11.61%) SCCM
2 4 (3.57%) SCOM
3 1 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.89%) WMI
3 1 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (15.18%) VMware
2 13 (11.61%) Oracle
3 10 (8.93%) Cisco
3 10 (8.93%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.36%) Remedy
5 5 (4.46%) CheckPoint
5 5 (4.46%) HP
5 5 (4.46%) Dell
5 5 (4.46%) Citrix
5 5 (4.46%) 3PAR
6 4 (3.57%) F5
6 4 (3.57%) Nokia
6 4 (3.57%) EMC
7 3 (2.68%) Symantec
7 3 (2.68%) Apple
7 3 (2.68%) Polycom
7 3 (2.68%) WorldPay
7 3 (2.68%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (1.79%) Nintex
8 2 (1.79%) Veeam
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