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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 53 58 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.80% 11.53% 13.24%
As % of the Vendors category 38.69% 25.55% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 41 36
Median daily rate £375 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £190 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.39 £87.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -81.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
137 227 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 38.27% 45.13% 42.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 155 121
Median daily rate £355 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 18
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -19.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +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 23 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 44 (43.14%) Windows
2 32 (31.37%) MS Excel
3 28 (27.45%) MS Office
4 27 (26.47%) SQL Server
5 26 (25.49%) Active Directory
6 25 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (22.55%) SQL
7 23 (22.55%) .NET
8 20 (19.61%) C#
9 19 (18.63%) ASP.NET
10 18 (17.65%) VMware
11 17 (16.67%) ITIL
11 17 (16.67%) SCCM
11 17 (16.67%) Windows 7
12 16 (15.69%) .NET Framework
12 16 (15.69%) T-SQL
13 13 (12.75%) Degree
14 12 (11.76%) Windows 8
14 12 (11.76%) Citrix
14 12 (11.76%) Oracle
14 12 (11.76%) ERP
14 12 (11.76%) SLA
14 12 (11.76%) Finance
15 11 (10.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (10.78%) CRM
15 11 (10.78%) JavaScript
16 10 (9.80%) SharePoint
16 10 (9.80%) Linux
16 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (9.80%) SAN

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 10 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.84%) IIS
3 7 (6.86%) MS Exchange
4 6 (5.88%) CMS
4 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.90%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (4.90%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.94%) nginx
6 3 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.96%) Jetty
7 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.96%) WordPress
8 1 (0.98%) Confluence
8 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.98%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.98%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (31.37%) MS Excel
2 28 (27.45%) MS Office
3 5 (4.90%) MS Project
4 2 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (6.86%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.96%) BigMachines
3 2 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.90%) Office 365
3 3 (2.94%) Force.com
3 3 (2.94%) SaaS
4 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.96%) Heroku
5 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) SAN
2 8 (7.84%) DHCP
2 8 (7.84%) DNS
3 7 (6.86%) WAN
4 6 (5.88%) LAN
4 6 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.94%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.94%) VLAN
6 2 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.96%) Firewall
6 2 (1.96%) FTP
6 2 (1.96%) HTTP
6 2 (1.96%) Internet
6 2 (1.96%) IPsec
7 1 (0.98%) NAS
7 1 (0.98%) Network Security
7 1 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.98%) Skype
7 1 (0.98%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (8.82%) MySQL
4 8 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (5.88%) Data Mining
6 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.96%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.98%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.98%) Power BI
9 1 (0.98%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.92%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.94%) Selenium
4 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.96%) MSTest
4 2 (1.96%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.98%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.98%) JIRA
5 1 (0.98%) NUnit
5 1 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.98%) Subversion
5 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.98%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.98%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (11.76%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Advertising
3 4 (3.92%) Back Office
3 4 (3.92%) Front Office
3 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.92%) Marketing
4 3 (2.94%) Retail
5 2 (1.96%) Billing
5 2 (1.96%) Electronics
5 2 (1.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.98%) Local Government
6 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (16.67%) Developer
2 16 (15.69%) Support Engineer
3 15 (14.71%) Analyst
4 13 (12.75%) Desktop Support
5 12 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 10 (9.80%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Administrator
7 7 (6.86%) Architect
8 6 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) IT Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) SQL Developer
9 5 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.90%) Consultant
9 5 (4.90%) IT Support
10 4 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (3.92%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.55%) .NET
2 19 (18.63%) ASP.NET
3 16 (15.69%) .NET Framework
4 10 (9.80%) RESTful
5 7 (6.86%) HTML
6 6 (5.88%) SOAP
6 6 (5.88%) Web Services
6 6 (5.88%) XML
7 5 (4.90%) CSS
7 5 (4.90%) jQuery
8 4 (3.92%) REST
9 3 (2.94%) Ajax
9 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (2.94%) COM
9 3 (2.94%) LAMP
9 3 (2.94%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (2.94%) Visualforce
10 2 (1.96%) Middleware
10 2 (1.96%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.92%) BYOD
3 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.94%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.94%) NHS
4 3 (2.94%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.96%) Clustering
5 2 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.96%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.96%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.96%) PMI
6 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.98%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.98%) Informatics
6 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (43.14%) Windows
2 17 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 12 (11.76%) Windows 8
4 10 (9.80%) Linux
4 10 (9.80%) Windows Server
5 9 (8.82%) Apple iOS
5 9 (8.82%) Mac OS
6 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (6.86%) Windows Vista
8 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.94%) Unix
9 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.96%) Android
10 2 (1.96%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.96%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.98%) CentOS
11 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (16.67%) ITIL
3 12 (11.76%) ERP
4 11 (10.78%) CRM
5 10 (9.80%) Migration
5 10 (9.80%) Scrum
6 8 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (7.84%) DevOps
6 8 (7.84%) ETL
6 8 (7.84%) Project Management
7 7 (6.86%) Data Migration
7 7 (6.86%) Information Security
7 7 (6.86%) PRINCE2
7 7 (6.86%) Software Deployment
8 6 (5.88%) SOA
8 6 (5.88%) Waterfall
9 5 (4.90%) Automated Testing
9 5 (4.90%) Data Modelling
9 5 (4.90%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.55%) SQL
2 20 (19.61%) C#
3 16 (15.69%) T-SQL
4 11 (10.78%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.86%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.92%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.92%) Python
7 3 (2.94%) Apex Code
7 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.94%) C
7 3 (2.94%) Java
7 3 (2.94%) Perl
7 3 (2.94%) PHP
7 3 (2.94%) Ruby
7 3 (2.94%) SOQL
7 3 (2.94%) VBScript
8 2 (1.96%) VBA
8 2 (1.96%) X++
9 1 (0.98%) C++
9 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (12.75%) Degree
2 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.90%) MCSA
4 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.94%) CCNA
5 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.96%) MCSE
6 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.96%) PMP
6 2 (1.96%) VCP5
6 2 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.98%) APMP
7 1 (0.98%) ISEB
7 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.98%) MCITP
7 1 (0.98%) MCP
7 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (25.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.90%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.92%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.94%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.98%) Docker
7 1 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.98%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.98%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (16.67%) SCCM
2 7 (6.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (5.88%) Puppet
4 5 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.92%) SCOM
5 4 (3.92%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.96%) Ansible
6 2 (1.96%) Cobbler
6 2 (1.96%) Nagios
7 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.98%) Oozie
7 1 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (17.65%) VMware
2 12 (11.76%) Citrix
2 12 (11.76%) Oracle
3 8 (7.84%) Apple
4 6 (5.88%) SAP
5 5 (4.90%) JD Edwards
6 4 (3.92%) Cisco
6 4 (3.92%) Cognos
6 4 (3.92%) Dell
6 4 (3.92%) NetApp
6 4 (3.92%) Remedy
6 4 (3.92%) WorldPay
7 3 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.94%) Siebel
7 3 (2.94%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.96%) HP
8 2 (1.96%) Veeam
9 1 (0.98%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.98%) Becrypt
9 1 (0.98%) New Relic
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