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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 44 70 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 11.25% 19.13% 14.45%
As % of the Vendors category 29.33% 38.04% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 43 29
Median daily rate £394 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £221 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -30.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Microsoft
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
150 184 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 38.36% 50.27% 47.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 120 102
Median daily rate £340 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 13
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -51.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.80 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £38.05 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 30 (41.67%) Windows
2 22 (30.56%) Active Directory
3 21 (29.17%) MS Excel
4 20 (27.78%) MS Office
5 17 (23.61%) VMware
6 14 (19.44%) SCCM
6 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
7 13 (18.06%) SQL
7 13 (18.06%) Finance
8 12 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 11 (15.28%) SLA
10 10 (13.89%) ETL
10 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (12.50%) ITIL
11 9 (12.50%) Apple iOS
12 8 (11.11%) Windows 8
12 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
12 8 (11.11%) Linux
12 8 (11.11%) CRM
12 8 (11.11%) SAN
12 8 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (9.72%) Windows Vista
13 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (9.72%) Apple
13 7 (9.72%) Project Management
13 7 (9.72%) Migration
13 7 (9.72%) Scrum

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (9.72%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.17%) CMS
2 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.78%) MS Project Server
3 2 (2.78%) WordPress
4 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.39%) nginx
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 20 (27.78%) MS Office
3 6 (8.33%) MS Project
4 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.39%) BigMachines
4 1 (1.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.56%) SaaS
3 3 (4.17%) Force.com
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.78%) Heroku
5 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) SAN
2 4 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.17%) VLAN
3 3 (4.17%) WAN
4 2 (2.78%) DHCP
4 2 (2.78%) DNS
4 2 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (2.78%) Firewall
4 2 (2.78%) Internet
4 2 (2.78%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.78%) LAN
4 2 (2.78%) Network Security
4 2 (2.78%) VPN
5 1 (1.39%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.39%) MPLS
5 1 (1.39%) Skype
5 1 (1.39%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.39%) VoIP
5 1 (1.39%) WAAS
5 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.56%) MySQL
7 2 (2.78%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.78%) QlikView
7 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.39%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Selenium
2 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.39%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.39%) Subversion
2 1 (1.39%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (18.06%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Advertising
2 5 (6.94%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.17%) Electronics
4 2 (2.78%) Legal
4 2 (2.78%) Marketing
4 2 (2.78%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Publishing
5 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 10 (13.89%) Analyst
2 10 (13.89%) Developer
3 8 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 8 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Architect
4 7 (9.72%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.33%) IT Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) CRM Architect
6 3 (4.17%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM Architect
6 3 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (4.17%) IT Support
6 3 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Salesforce.com Architect
6 3 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) .NET
2 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.94%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.56%) RESTful
5 3 (4.17%) COM
5 3 (4.17%) HTML
5 3 (4.17%) jQuery
5 3 (4.17%) MDX
5 3 (4.17%) SOAP
5 3 (4.17%) Visualforce
5 3 (4.17%) Web Services
6 2 (2.78%) WPF
7 1 (1.39%) Ajax
7 1 (1.39%) CSS
7 1 (1.39%) LINQ
7 1 (1.39%) Middleware
7 1 (1.39%) SAP PI
7 1 (1.39%) Spring
7 1 (1.39%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.17%) BYOD
2 3 (4.17%) Clustering
2 3 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.78%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.78%) NHS
3 2 (2.78%) PMI
3 2 (2.78%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.39%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.39%) iPad
4 1 (1.39%) PKI
4 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.67%) Windows
2 12 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 9 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 8 (11.11%) Linux
4 8 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 7 (9.72%) Windows Vista
6 6 (8.33%) Mac OS
6 6 (8.33%) Windows Server
7 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.78%) Android
8 2 (2.78%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.78%) Unix
9 1 (1.39%) CentOS
9 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (13.89%) ETL
2 9 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (12.50%) ITIL
3 8 (11.11%) CRM
3 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 7 (9.72%) ERP
4 7 (9.72%) Migration
4 7 (9.72%) Project Management
4 7 (9.72%) Scrum
4 7 (9.72%) Software Deployment
5 6 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 6 (8.33%) Information Security
6 5 (6.94%) DevOps
7 4 (5.56%) Automated Testing
7 4 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.56%) Project Planning
7 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.06%) SQL
2 6 (8.33%) C#
3 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.17%) Apex Code
4 3 (4.17%) Java
4 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.17%) SOQL
5 2 (2.78%) C
5 2 (2.78%) PHP
5 2 (2.78%) VBA
5 2 (2.78%) X++
6 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.39%) Python
6 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Degree
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
1 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.78%) MCSA
3 2 (2.78%) MCSE
3 2 (2.78%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.78%) VCP5
3 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.39%) APMP
4 1 (1.39%) CCIE
4 1 (1.39%) CCNA
4 1 (1.39%) CCNP
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.39%) PMP
4 1 (1.39%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) COBIT
2 1 (1.39%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.17%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.39%) Docker
5 1 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (19.44%) SCCM
2 8 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (5.56%) SCOM
3 4 (5.56%) SCVMM
4 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.17%) Puppet
5 2 (2.78%) Ansible
5 2 (2.78%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.39%) Nagios
6 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (23.61%) VMware
2 7 (9.72%) Apple
2 7 (9.72%) Citrix
3 6 (8.33%) SAP
4 5 (6.94%) Dell
5 4 (5.56%) NetApp
5 4 (5.56%) Oracle
6 3 (4.17%) Cisco
6 3 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow
6 3 (4.17%) Siebel
6 3 (4.17%) WorldPay
7 2 (2.78%) HP
7 2 (2.78%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.78%) Remedy
7 2 (2.78%) Veeam
8 1 (1.39%) Avaya
8 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.39%) Lotus
8 1 (1.39%) Nortel
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