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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 65 31 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.06% 10.69% 14.12%
As % of the Vendors category 35.14% 27.19% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 24
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£400 £380 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +49.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £209 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £553 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 10
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £19.40 £10.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £20.00 £24.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -5.00%
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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
185 114 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 57.10% 39.31% 51.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 70 65
Average daily rate £425 £370 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +14.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £499 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 33
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £21.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +79.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £20.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 3 March 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
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 3 March 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 46 (35.94%) Active Directory
2 44 (34.38%) Windows
3 30 (23.44%) MS Excel
3 30 (23.44%) MS Office
4 29 (22.66%) .NET
4 29 (22.66%) ITIL
5 28 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (20.31%) Citrix
7 24 (18.75%) MS Exchange
8 23 (17.97%) Finance
9 20 (15.63%) C#
10 19 (14.84%) Blackberry
11 17 (13.28%) SQL Server
12 15 (11.72%) SQL
12 15 (11.72%) Web Services
13 14 (10.94%) Java
13 14 (10.94%) DNS
13 14 (10.94%) Windows 7
14 13 (10.16%) DHCP
14 13 (10.16%) Project Management
14 13 (10.16%) Remedy
14 13 (10.16%) J2EE
15 12 (9.38%) Linux
15 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (8.59%) Business Transformation
16 11 (8.59%) E-Commerce
16 11 (8.59%) CSS
16 11 (8.59%) HTML
16 11 (8.59%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (8.59%) HP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 24 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.59%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.91%) Lync
5 5 (3.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.13%) Documentum
6 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.13%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.34%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.56%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.78%) IIS
9 1 (0.78%) SAS
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (23.44%) MS Office
1 30 (23.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) Mingle
4 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.78%) Tridion
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.13%) Office 365
2 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.94%) DNS
2 13 (10.16%) DHCP
3 5 (3.91%) Network Security
4 4 (3.13%) OpenLDAP
4 4 (3.13%) SAN
4 4 (3.13%) Intranet
5 3 (2.34%) VPN
5 3 (2.34%) LAN
5 3 (2.34%) VoIP
5 3 (2.34%) WAN
6 2 (1.56%) WLAN
6 2 (1.56%) PBX
6 2 (1.56%) ISDN
6 2 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.56%) Wireless
6 2 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.78%) TETRA
7 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.78%) Firewall
7 1 (0.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) OLAP
6 1 (0.78%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (7.03%) SpecFlow
2 6 (4.69%) Selenium
3 5 (3.91%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.34%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.78%) Ant
5 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (17.97%) Finance
2 10 (7.81%) Advertising
3 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.78%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (36.72%) Analyst
2 27 (21.09%) Architect
3 22 (17.19%) Service Analyst
3 22 (17.19%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (14.84%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (12.50%) Consultant
6 7 (5.47%) Test Analyst
6 7 (5.47%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.69%) Business Architect
7 6 (4.69%) Developer
7 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Consultant
7 6 (4.69%) Exchange Consultant
7 6 (4.69%) Business Solution Architect
8 5 (3.91%) Messaging Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) IT Support
10 3 (2.34%) Citrix Support
10 3 (2.34%) QA Analyst
10 3 (2.34%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (22.66%) .NET
2 15 (11.72%) Web Services
3 13 (10.16%) J2EE
4 11 (8.59%) CSS
4 11 (8.59%) .NET Framework
4 11 (8.59%) HTML
5 8 (6.25%) HTML5
5 8 (6.25%) CSS3
6 7 (5.47%) Middleware
6 7 (5.47%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.91%) jQuery
8 4 (3.13%) XML
8 4 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (2.34%) SAP PI
9 3 (2.34%) SOAP
10 2 (1.56%) WCF
10 2 (1.56%) Ajax
11 1 (0.78%) MDX
11 1 (0.78%) OAuth
11 1 (0.78%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.84%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.47%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.69%) Kindle
4 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.34%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.56%) Open Source
6 2 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.56%) PKI
6 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.78%) Statistics
7 1 (0.78%) NHS
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) Clustering
7 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (34.38%) Windows
2 14 (10.94%) Windows 7
3 12 (9.38%) Linux
3 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (7.03%) UNIX
4 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.91%) Android
6 5 (3.91%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.34%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.34%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.56%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.56%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.78%) Debian
9 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.66%) ITIL
2 28 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (10.16%) Project Management
4 11 (8.59%) E-Commerce
4 11 (8.59%) Business Transformation
5 10 (7.81%) BDD
6 9 (7.03%) Migration
7 8 (6.25%) SOA
7 8 (6.25%) Waterfall
8 7 (5.47%) PRINCE2
8 7 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.69%) TOGAF
10 5 (3.91%) EAI
10 5 (3.91%) UML
10 5 (3.91%) Incident Management
11 4 (3.13%) Service Management
12 3 (2.34%) ERP
12 3 (2.34%) OO
12 3 (2.34%) CRM
12 3 (2.34%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.63%) C#
2 15 (11.72%) SQL
3 14 (10.94%) Java
4 10 (7.81%) Ruby
5 8 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.13%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.34%) C
7 3 (2.34%) Python
8 2 (1.56%) Perl
8 2 (1.56%) VBScript
9 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.78%) PHP
9 1 (0.78%) Tcl
9 1 (0.78%) C++
9 1 (0.78%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.03%) Degree
3 4 (3.13%) MCSE
3 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.56%) MCP
4 2 (1.56%) ISEB
4 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.56%) PMP
4 2 (1.56%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.56%) MCDST
5 1 (0.78%) MCTS
5 1 (0.78%) MCITP
5 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.78%) CCA
5 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.78%) PhD
5 1 (0.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.03%) QA
2 6 (4.69%) ISO 9001
3 4 (3.13%) SLA
4 1 (0.78%) GCP
4 1 (0.78%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.78%) CDISC
System Software
1 46 (35.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.91%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.13%) Dovecot
5 1 (0.78%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.78%) SAP ITS
5 1 (0.78%) XenApp
5 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.13%) SCCM
2 2 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.56%) WMI
3 1 (0.78%) WSUS
3 1 (0.78%) Nagios
3 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.78%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 26 (20.31%) Citrix
2 13 (10.16%) Remedy
3 11 (8.59%) HP
4 10 (7.81%) VMware
5 6 (4.69%) Infoblox
5 6 (4.69%) SAP
6 5 (3.91%) Cisco
6 5 (3.91%) Oracle
7 4 (3.13%) Dell
7 4 (3.13%) NetApp
7 4 (3.13%) webMethods
8 3 (2.34%) BEA
8 3 (2.34%) Lotus
8 3 (2.34%) IBM
8 3 (2.34%) Talend
8 3 (2.34%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.34%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.56%) MobileIron
9 2 (1.56%) Planview
9 2 (1.56%) Polycom
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