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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 64 31 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.05% 9.69% 15.23%
As % of the Vendors category 39.75% 22.46% 30.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 17 28
Average daily rate
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£328 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £110 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £27.11 £14.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.96% +20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.82 £11.60 £9.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £16.93 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
161 138 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 47.92% 43.13% 49.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 76 93
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 30
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £11.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £50.75 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 50 (39.68%) Active Directory
2 46 (36.51%) Windows
3 33 (26.19%) MS Excel
4 29 (23.02%) Citrix
5 28 (22.22%) MS Office
5 28 (22.22%) Finance
6 27 (21.43%) .NET
7 25 (19.84%) ITIL
8 23 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (18.25%) MS Exchange
8 23 (18.25%) Blackberry
9 21 (16.67%) C#
10 20 (15.87%) Windows 7
11 19 (15.08%) HTML
12 18 (14.29%) CSS
13 17 (13.49%) SQL
13 17 (13.49%) Advertising
14 16 (12.70%) SQL Server
14 16 (12.70%) Remedy
15 15 (11.90%) Oracle
15 15 (11.90%) VMware
16 14 (11.11%) Web Services
16 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (11.11%) HP
17 13 (10.32%) HTML5
17 13 (10.32%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (10.32%) CSS3
18 12 (9.52%) DNS
19 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2012
19 11 (8.73%) jQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 23 (18.25%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.38%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.79%) IIS
8 1 (0.79%) JBoss
8 1 (0.79%) Apache
8 1 (0.79%) Content Management Server
8 1 (0.79%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (26.19%) MS Excel
2 28 (22.22%) MS Office
3 5 (3.97%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.79%) Mingle
5 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.52%) DNS
2 10 (7.94%) DHCP
3 9 (7.14%) WAN
3 9 (7.14%) LAN
3 9 (7.14%) VPN
4 7 (5.56%) SAN
4 7 (5.56%) MPLS
4 7 (5.56%) SMTP
5 6 (4.76%) Firewall
6 5 (3.97%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.17%) ISDN
7 4 (3.17%) VLAN
7 4 (3.17%) IPv6
8 3 (2.38%) Internet
8 3 (2.38%) SSL
8 3 (2.38%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.38%) VoIP
9 2 (1.59%) WLAN
9 2 (1.59%) PBX
9 2 (1.59%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.59%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.79%) MySQL
7 1 (0.79%) SSDT
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.79%) OLAP
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.17%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.59%) JIRA
3 2 (1.59%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.79%) Selenium
4 1 (0.79%) Toad
4 1 (0.79%) MSI
4 1 (0.79%) Maven
4 1 (0.79%) NuGet
4 1 (0.79%) Gradle
4 1 (0.79%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.79%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.79%) Ant
General
1 28 (22.22%) Finance
2 17 (13.49%) Advertising
3 6 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.79%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Retail
6 1 (0.79%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (30.95%) Analyst
2 24 (19.05%) Service Analyst
2 24 (19.05%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (15.87%) Architect
4 16 (12.70%) Developer
5 13 (10.32%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (7.94%) Consultant
7 6 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.76%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.76%) Business Architect
7 6 (4.76%) Business Solution Architect
8 5 (3.97%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.97%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) IT Support
10 3 (2.38%) Citrix Support
10 3 (2.38%) Messaging Consultant
10 3 (2.38%) Administrator
10 3 (2.38%) Test Analyst
10 3 (2.38%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.43%) .NET
2 19 (15.08%) HTML
3 18 (14.29%) CSS
4 14 (11.11%) Web Services
5 13 (10.32%) HTML5
5 13 (10.32%) CSS3
6 11 (8.73%) jQuery
7 10 (7.94%) .NET Framework
8 9 (7.14%) ASP.NET
9 7 (5.56%) J2EE
9 7 (5.56%) OAuth
9 7 (5.56%) OpenID
10 4 (3.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (2.38%) Middleware
11 3 (2.38%) SOAP
12 2 (1.59%) ADO.NET
12 2 (1.59%) Ajax
12 2 (1.59%) SAP PI
12 2 (1.59%) AngularJS
12 2 (1.59%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.25%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.35%) Kindle
3 7 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.56%) Open Source
4 6 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.59%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.59%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.59%) Clustering
6 2 (1.59%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.59%) PKI
7 1 (0.79%) Statistics
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Replication
7 1 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.79%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 46 (36.51%) Windows
2 20 (15.87%) Windows 7
3 13 (10.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (7.94%) Linux
6 8 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.35%) UNIX
7 7 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.17%) Android
9 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.59%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.59%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.84%) ITIL
2 23 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (6.35%) Project Management
4 6 (4.76%) E-Commerce
4 6 (4.76%) MVC
4 6 (4.76%) Migration
5 5 (3.97%) PRINCE2
5 5 (3.97%) Incident Management
5 5 (3.97%) Business Transformation
5 5 (3.97%) Waterfall
5 5 (3.97%) BDD
6 4 (3.17%) Software Engineering
6 4 (3.17%) OOP
6 4 (3.17%) OO
6 4 (3.17%) EAI
6 4 (3.17%) SOA
6 4 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (3.17%) Scrum
6 4 (3.17%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.38%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.67%) C#
2 17 (13.49%) SQL
3 8 (6.35%) Java
3 8 (6.35%) Perl
4 7 (5.56%) PHP
4 7 (5.56%) Tcl
4 7 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.97%) C
6 5 (3.97%) Ruby
7 3 (2.38%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.38%) VBScript
7 3 (2.38%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.59%) Python
8 2 (1.59%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.79%) TTCN
9 1 (0.79%) C++
9 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.94%) Degree
3 8 (6.35%) MCSE
4 4 (3.17%) MCP
5 3 (2.38%) PMP
5 3 (2.38%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.38%) MCTS
5 3 (2.38%) MCITP
6 2 (1.59%) NCDA
6 2 (1.59%) NCIE
6 2 (1.59%) VCAP
6 2 (1.59%) MCDST
6 2 (1.59%) ISEB
7 1 (0.79%) CCA
7 1 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.17%) QA
3 2 (1.59%) SLA
4 1 (0.79%) GCP
4 1 (0.79%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.79%) CDISC
System Software
1 50 (39.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.97%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.59%) Dovecot
4 2 (1.59%) XenServer
5 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.79%) XenApp
5 1 (0.79%) SAP ITS
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (6.35%) SCCM
2 7 (5.56%) OpenSSO
3 2 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (1.59%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.59%) WMI
3 2 (1.59%) SCOM
3 2 (1.59%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.79%) Nagios
4 1 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (23.02%) Citrix
2 16 (12.70%) Remedy
3 15 (11.90%) VMware
3 15 (11.90%) Oracle
4 14 (11.11%) HP
5 5 (3.97%) Dell
5 5 (3.97%) Cisco
6 4 (3.17%) Apple
6 4 (3.17%) Juniper
6 4 (3.17%) Infoblox
7 3 (2.38%) Lotus
7 3 (2.38%) Planview
7 3 (2.38%) webMethods
7 3 (2.38%) Symantec
7 3 (2.38%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.38%) Adobe
7 3 (2.38%) Nortel
8 2 (1.59%) EMC
8 2 (1.59%) IBM
8 2 (1.59%) SAP
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