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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 46 64 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.64% 16.93% 13.62%
As % of the Vendors category 32.17% 34.59% 26.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 46 28
Median daily rate £375 £325 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -58.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.85 £36.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £17.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.41 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +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
143 185 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.29% 48.94% 51.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 132 118
Median daily rate £340 £350 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 10
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -48.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £17.00 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.00 £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 27 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 27 May 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 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 38 (49.35%) Windows
2 24 (31.17%) MS Excel
2 24 (31.17%) Active Directory
3 21 (27.27%) MS Office
4 16 (20.78%) SQL Server
4 16 (20.78%) VMware
4 16 (20.78%) SCCM
4 16 (20.78%) Windows 7
5 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (18.18%) .NET
7 12 (15.58%) Citrix
7 12 (15.58%) SQL
7 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET
7 12 (15.58%) ITIL
7 12 (15.58%) SLA
8 11 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 11 (14.29%) Windows 8
9 10 (12.99%) Finance
9 10 (12.99%) Linux
9 10 (12.99%) C#
10 9 (11.69%) SAN
10 9 (11.69%) Oracle
10 9 (11.69%) Apple iOS
11 8 (10.39%) Mac OS
11 8 (10.39%) MySQL
11 8 (10.39%) T-SQL
11 8 (10.39%) SharePoint
11 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (10.39%) Project Management
11 8 (10.39%) 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 8 (10.39%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.19%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.19%) IIS
3 4 (5.19%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.90%) CMS
4 3 (3.90%) nginx
4 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.60%) Jetty
5 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.60%) WordPress
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.30%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (31.17%) MS Excel
2 21 (27.27%) MS Office
3 3 (3.90%) MS Project
4 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.19%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.60%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.30%) BigMachines
4 1 (1.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.19%) Office 365
2 4 (5.19%) SaaS
3 3 (3.90%) Force.com
4 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.60%) Heroku
5 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) SAN
2 7 (9.09%) WAN
3 6 (7.79%) DHCP
3 6 (7.79%) DNS
3 6 (7.79%) LAN
3 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.90%) Internet
4 3 (3.90%) VLAN
5 2 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.60%) Firewall
5 2 (2.60%) FTP
5 2 (2.60%) HTTP
5 2 (2.60%) IPsec
5 2 (2.60%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.60%) Network Security
5 2 (2.60%) VPN
6 1 (1.30%) Skype
6 1 (1.30%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (1.30%) VoIP
6 1 (1.30%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) MySQL
3 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.49%) Data Mining
6 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.60%) QlikView
7 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.30%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.60%) Selenium
3 2 (2.60%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.30%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.30%) MSTest
4 1 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.30%) Subversion
4 1 (1.30%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Advertising
2 4 (5.19%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.90%) Electronics
3 3 (3.90%) Retail
4 2 (2.60%) Legal
4 2 (2.60%) Marketing
5 1 (1.30%) Local Government
5 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (16.88%) Developer
1 13 (16.88%) Support Engineer
2 12 (15.58%) Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Desktop Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Desktop Support
3 10 (12.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 7 (9.09%) Architect
5 6 (7.79%) SQL Developer
6 5 (6.49%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) IT Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.19%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.90%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) Server Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.18%) .NET
2 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET
3 11 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 7 (9.09%) RESTful
5 6 (7.79%) SOAP
6 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (3.90%) COM
6 3 (3.90%) HTML
6 3 (3.90%) jQuery
6 3 (3.90%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (3.90%) REST
6 3 (3.90%) Visualforce
6 3 (3.90%) Web Services
7 2 (2.60%) LAMP
7 2 (2.60%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (2.60%) Servlets
7 2 (2.60%) WPF
8 1 (1.30%) CSS
8 1 (1.30%) Middleware
8 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.19%) BYOD
2 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.60%) Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.60%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.60%) NHS
4 2 (2.60%) PMI
4 2 (2.60%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) Informatics
5 1 (1.30%) PKI
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 38 (49.35%) Windows
2 16 (20.78%) Windows 7
3 11 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 10 (12.99%) Linux
5 9 (11.69%) Apple iOS
6 8 (10.39%) Mac OS
7 7 (9.09%) Windows Server
7 7 (9.09%) Windows Vista
8 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.60%) Android
10 2 (2.60%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (2.60%) Unix
10 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.30%) CentOS
11 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.58%) ITIL
3 8 (10.39%) Project Management
3 8 (10.39%) Scrum
4 7 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (9.09%) CRM
4 7 (9.09%) DevOps
4 7 (9.09%) ERP
4 7 (9.09%) ETL
4 7 (9.09%) Migration
4 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 7 (9.09%) Software Deployment
5 6 (7.79%) Data Migration
5 6 (7.79%) Information Security
6 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
6 5 (6.49%) Waterfall
7 4 (5.19%) Automated Testing
7 4 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.19%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) SQL
2 10 (12.99%) C#
3 8 (10.39%) T-SQL
4 6 (7.79%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.90%) Apex Code
6 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.90%) C
6 3 (3.90%) Java
6 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.90%) Python
6 3 (3.90%) SOQL
7 2 (2.60%) Perl
7 2 (2.60%) PHP
7 2 (2.60%) Ruby
7 2 (2.60%) VBA
7 2 (2.60%) VBScript
7 2 (2.60%) X++
8 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) Degree
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.19%) MCSA
2 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) CCNA
3 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.60%) MCSE
4 2 (2.60%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.60%) VCP5
4 2 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.30%) APMP
5 1 (1.30%) CCIE
5 1 (1.30%) CCNP
5 1 (1.30%) MCP
5 1 (1.30%) PMP
5 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.30%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.58%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) COBIT
2 1 (1.30%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (31.17%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.19%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.90%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.30%) Docker
5 1 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.30%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (20.78%) SCCM
2 7 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.49%) Puppet
4 4 (5.19%) SCOM
4 4 (5.19%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.60%) Ansible
5 2 (2.60%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.30%) Nagios
6 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) VMware
2 12 (15.58%) Citrix
3 9 (11.69%) Oracle
4 7 (9.09%) Apple
5 6 (7.79%) SAP
6 5 (6.49%) Cisco
6 5 (6.49%) Dell
7 4 (5.19%) NetApp
7 4 (5.19%) WorldPay
8 3 (3.90%) Cognos
8 3 (3.90%) Remedy
8 3 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (3.90%) Siebel
9 2 (2.60%) HP
9 2 (2.60%) JD Edwards
9 2 (2.60%) Veeam
10 1 (1.30%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.30%) Aruba
10 1 (1.30%) F5
10 1 (1.30%) Splunk
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