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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 52 61 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.77% 13.03% 12.56%
As % of the Vendors category 37.96% 28.24% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 43 33
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £221 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £19.25 £16.39 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.48% -65.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
137 216 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 38.92% 46.15% 46.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 148 131
Median daily rate £340 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 7
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -56.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.49% +7.19%

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 26 June 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 26 June 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 43 (48.31%) Windows
2 29 (32.58%) MS Excel
3 26 (29.21%) Active Directory
4 25 (28.09%) MS Office
5 21 (23.60%) SQL Server
6 20 (22.47%) .NET
6 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (20.22%) Windows 7
8 17 (19.10%) SCCM
8 17 (19.10%) ASP.NET
9 16 (17.98%) C#
9 16 (17.98%) VMware
10 15 (16.85%) SQL
11 14 (15.73%) ITIL
11 14 (15.73%) .NET Framework
12 12 (13.48%) Citrix
12 12 (13.48%) SLA
12 12 (13.48%) Windows 8
13 11 (12.36%) Oracle
13 11 (12.36%) Degree
14 10 (11.24%) Scrum
14 10 (11.24%) Finance
14 10 (11.24%) T-SQL
14 10 (11.24%) SAN
15 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (10.11%) MySQL
15 9 (10.11%) Linux
15 9 (10.11%) SharePoint
15 9 (10.11%) ERP
15 9 (10.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 9 (10.11%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.99%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.87%) IIS
4 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.62%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (5.62%) CMS
5 5 (5.62%) WebSphere
6 4 (4.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.37%) nginx
7 3 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.25%) Jetty
8 2 (2.25%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.25%) WordPress
9 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.12%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.12%) MS Project Server
9 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 29 (32.58%) MS Excel
2 25 (28.09%) MS Office
3 4 (4.49%) MS Project
4 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (6.74%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.12%) BigMachines
4 1 (1.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.62%) Office 365
3 3 (3.37%) Force.com
3 3 (3.37%) SaaS
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.25%) Heroku
5 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.24%) SAN
2 8 (8.99%) DHCP
2 8 (8.99%) DNS
3 7 (7.87%) WAN
4 6 (6.74%) LAN
5 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.37%) VLAN
7 2 (2.25%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.25%) Firewall
7 2 (2.25%) FTP
7 2 (2.25%) HTTP
7 2 (2.25%) Internet
7 2 (2.25%) IPsec
7 2 (2.25%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.12%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.12%) Network Security
8 1 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.12%) Skype
8 1 (1.12%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.60%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.11%) MySQL
2 9 (10.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (7.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.74%) Data Mining
5 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.25%) QlikView
7 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.12%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.37%) Selenium
3 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.25%) MSTest
3 2 (2.25%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.12%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.12%) NUnit
4 1 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.12%) Subversion
4 1 (1.12%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (11.24%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Advertising
3 4 (4.49%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.37%) Retail
5 2 (2.25%) Electronics
5 2 (2.25%) Legal
5 2 (2.25%) Marketing
6 1 (1.12%) Local Government
6 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (16.85%) Analyst
1 15 (16.85%) Developer
2 13 (14.61%) Support Engineer
3 12 (13.48%) Desktop Support
4 11 (12.36%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (12.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 9 (10.11%) .NET Developer
6 7 (7.87%) Architect
6 7 (7.87%) SQL Developer
7 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.62%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) IT Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Administrator
8 4 (4.49%) Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) IT Support
8 4 (4.49%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.47%) .NET
2 17 (19.10%) ASP.NET
3 14 (15.73%) .NET Framework
4 9 (10.11%) RESTful
5 6 (6.74%) HTML
5 6 (6.74%) SOAP
6 5 (5.62%) Web Services
6 5 (5.62%) XML
7 4 (4.49%) CSS
7 4 (4.49%) jQuery
7 4 (4.49%) REST
8 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (3.37%) COM
8 3 (3.37%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (3.37%) Visualforce
9 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.25%) LAMP
9 2 (2.25%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (2.25%) Servlets
9 2 (2.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) BYOD
2 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.37%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.37%) NHS
4 2 (2.25%) Clustering
4 2 (2.25%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.25%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.25%) PMI
4 2 (2.25%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.12%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.12%) Informatics
5 1 (1.12%) iPad
5 1 (1.12%) Replication
5 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 43 (48.31%) Windows
2 18 (20.22%) Windows 7
3 12 (13.48%) Windows 8
4 9 (10.11%) Apple iOS
4 9 (10.11%) Linux
4 9 (10.11%) Mac OS
4 9 (10.11%) Windows Server
5 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (7.87%) Windows Vista
7 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.25%) Android
9 2 (2.25%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.25%) Unix
9 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.12%) CentOS
10 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.73%) ITIL
3 10 (11.24%) Scrum
4 9 (10.11%) ERP
5 8 (8.99%) CRM
5 8 (8.99%) Project Management
6 7 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (7.87%) DevOps
6 7 (7.87%) ETL
6 7 (7.87%) Migration
6 7 (7.87%) PRINCE2
6 7 (7.87%) Software Deployment
7 6 (6.74%) Data Migration
7 6 (6.74%) Information Security
7 6 (6.74%) Waterfall
8 5 (5.62%) API Design
8 5 (5.62%) Automated Testing
8 5 (5.62%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.62%) SOA
9 4 (4.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.98%) C#
2 15 (16.85%) SQL
3 10 (11.24%) T-SQL
4 8 (8.99%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.87%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.49%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.37%) Apex Code
7 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.37%) C
7 3 (3.37%) Java
7 3 (3.37%) Python
7 3 (3.37%) SOQL
7 3 (3.37%) VBScript
8 2 (2.25%) Perl
8 2 (2.25%) PHP
8 2 (2.25%) Ruby
8 2 (2.25%) VBA
8 2 (2.25%) X++
9 1 (1.12%) C++
9 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) Degree
2 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.62%) MCSA
4 3 (3.37%) CCNA
4 3 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.25%) MCSE
5 2 (2.25%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.25%) VCP5
5 2 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.12%) APMP
6 1 (1.12%) ISEB
6 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.12%) MCP
6 1 (1.12%) PMP
6 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.12%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.48%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (29.21%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.62%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.49%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.37%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.12%) Docker
7 1 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.12%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (19.10%) SCCM
2 7 (7.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.62%) Puppet
4 4 (4.49%) SCOM
4 4 (4.49%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.25%) Ansible
5 2 (2.25%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.12%) Nagios
6 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (17.98%) VMware
2 12 (13.48%) Citrix
3 11 (12.36%) Oracle
4 8 (8.99%) Apple
5 6 (6.74%) SAP
6 5 (5.62%) Cisco
7 4 (4.49%) Cognos
7 4 (4.49%) Dell
7 4 (4.49%) JD Edwards
7 4 (4.49%) NetApp
7 4 (4.49%) Remedy
7 4 (4.49%) WorldPay
8 3 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (3.37%) Siebel
9 2 (2.25%) Sitecore
9 2 (2.25%) Veeam
10 1 (1.12%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.12%) AppDynamics
10 1 (1.12%) LogRhythm
10 1 (1.12%) New Relic
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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