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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 67 51 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.35% 13.46% 10.74%
As % of the Vendors category 30.88% 29.82% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 20
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£313 £325 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £173 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £515 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 9
Average hourly rate £29.38 £17.00 £14.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.79% +14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.05 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.13 £23.00 £34.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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
217 171 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 43.23% 45.12% 38.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 75 87
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £195 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 24
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.42% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £10.50 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 35 (30.17%) .NET
2 34 (29.31%) Active Directory
3 33 (28.45%) Oracle
4 31 (26.72%) Windows
5 29 (25.00%) C#
6 28 (24.14%) SQL
7 25 (21.55%) HTML
8 22 (18.97%) SQL Server
8 22 (18.97%) CSS
8 22 (18.97%) MS Exchange
9 20 (17.24%) MS Excel
10 18 (15.52%) DNS
11 17 (14.66%) Visual Studio
11 17 (14.66%) ITIL
11 17 (14.66%) Perl
12 16 (13.79%) PHP
12 16 (13.79%) Citrix
12 16 (13.79%) MVC
12 16 (13.79%) jQuery
13 14 (12.07%) CSS3
13 14 (12.07%) Scrum
13 14 (12.07%) VMware
13 14 (12.07%) Advertising
13 14 (12.07%) ASP.NET
13 14 (12.07%) DHCP
14 13 (11.21%) SMTP
14 13 (11.21%) Tcl
14 13 (11.21%) Blackberry
14 13 (11.21%) Migration
14 13 (11.21%) Open Source

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 22 (18.97%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.03%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (6.03%) Apache
4 6 (5.17%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.59%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.72%) Lync
7 2 (1.72%) IIS
8 1 (0.86%) Content Management Server
8 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.86%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.86%) SAS
8 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.34%) MS Office
3 3 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (7.76%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (6.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.86%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.52%) DNS
2 14 (12.07%) DHCP
3 13 (11.21%) SMTP
4 9 (7.76%) WAN
4 9 (7.76%) LAN
5 8 (6.90%) SAN
6 7 (6.03%) MPLS
6 7 (6.03%) VPN
7 6 (5.17%) Firewall
7 6 (5.17%) VLAN
7 6 (5.17%) Internet
7 6 (5.17%) TCP/IP
8 5 (4.31%) IPv6
9 3 (2.59%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.59%) VoIP
9 3 (2.59%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.72%) Junos
10 2 (1.72%) Multicast
10 2 (1.72%) HTTP
10 2 (1.72%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.62%) Oracle Database
2 10 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.45%) MySQL
4 3 (2.59%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.72%) SSDT
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (14.66%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.17%) JIRA
4 5 (4.31%) MSBuild
5 3 (2.59%) WiX
6 2 (1.72%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.72%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.72%) NuGet
6 2 (1.72%) Gradle
6 2 (1.72%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.72%) Maven
6 2 (1.72%) MSI
7 1 (0.86%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.86%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.86%) Toad
7 1 (0.86%) Subversion
7 1 (0.86%) MorphX
7 1 (0.86%) LabVIEW
General
1 14 (12.07%) Advertising
2 11 (9.48%) Finance
3 7 (6.03%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.17%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.59%) Banking
6 2 (1.72%) Marketing
6 2 (1.72%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (40.52%) Developer
2 18 (15.52%) .NET Developer
3 11 (9.48%) Analyst
4 8 (6.90%) Consultant
5 7 (6.03%) Architect
5 7 (6.03%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.03%) Administrator
6 5 (4.31%) C# Developer
6 5 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (4.31%) Service Analyst
7 4 (3.45%) IT Support
7 4 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (3.45%) CRM Developer
7 4 (3.45%) Wintel Consultant
7 4 (3.45%) Web Developer
7 4 (3.45%) Senior Developer
7 4 (3.45%) Wintel Support
7 4 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (2.59%) Network Engineer
8 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (30.17%) .NET
2 25 (21.55%) HTML
3 22 (18.97%) CSS
4 16 (13.79%) jQuery
5 14 (12.07%) CSS3
5 14 (12.07%) ASP.NET
6 13 (11.21%) OpenID
6 13 (11.21%) HTML5
6 13 (11.21%) .NET Framework
6 13 (11.21%) OAuth
7 7 (6.03%) ADO.NET
8 6 (5.17%) AngularJS
8 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (5.17%) Ajax
8 6 (5.17%) Web Services
9 4 (3.45%) XML
10 3 (2.59%) Middleware
10 3 (2.59%) J2EE
10 3 (2.59%) RESTful
10 3 (2.59%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.21%) Blackberry
1 13 (11.21%) Open Source
2 7 (6.03%) PKI
3 6 (5.17%) Kindle
3 6 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.59%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.72%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.72%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.72%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.86%) Clustering
6 1 (0.86%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.72%) Windows
2 12 (10.34%) Linux
3 11 (9.48%) Windows 7
4 10 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.17%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.31%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.59%) UNIX
8 3 (2.59%) CentOS
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.66%) ITIL
2 16 (13.79%) MVC
3 14 (12.07%) Scrum
4 13 (11.21%) Migration
5 11 (9.48%) OOP
6 8 (6.90%) ERP
7 7 (6.03%) CRM
7 7 (6.03%) TDD
8 6 (5.17%) OO
9 5 (4.31%) Data Migration
10 4 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.45%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.45%) Project Management
11 3 (2.59%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.59%) PRINCE2
11 3 (2.59%) Data Analysis
11 3 (2.59%) Information Management
11 3 (2.59%) Software Engineering
11 3 (2.59%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.00%) C#
2 28 (24.14%) SQL
3 17 (14.66%) Perl
4 16 (13.79%) PHP
5 13 (11.21%) Tcl
6 8 (6.90%) PowerShell
7 7 (6.03%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.31%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.45%) Java
9 4 (3.45%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.59%) C
10 3 (2.59%) XAML
10 3 (2.59%) PHP5
11 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.72%) VBScript
12 1 (0.86%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.86%) VB
12 1 (0.86%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.03%) Degree
3 6 (5.17%) MCSE
4 3 (2.59%) OCP
4 3 (2.59%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (2.59%) RHCE
4 3 (2.59%) MCP
4 3 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.72%) MCITP
5 2 (1.72%) MOS
5 2 (1.72%) MCSA
5 2 (1.72%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.86%) PMP
6 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.86%) MCSD
6 1 (0.86%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.86%) MCDST
6 1 (0.86%) MCTS
6 1 (0.86%) NCDA
6 1 (0.86%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 34 (29.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.31%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.31%) XenApp
3 4 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (2.59%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (2.59%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.59%) vSphere
5 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.72%) XenServer
5 2 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.86%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (11.21%) OpenSSO
2 10 (8.62%) SCOM
3 9 (7.76%) SCCM
4 7 (6.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (3.45%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.45%) WSUS
6 3 (2.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.59%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.59%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (2.59%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (28.45%) Oracle
2 16 (13.79%) Citrix
3 14 (12.07%) VMware
4 7 (6.03%) Red Hat
4 7 (6.03%) Cisco
4 7 (6.03%) Remedy
4 7 (6.03%) Symantec
4 7 (6.03%) SAP
5 5 (4.31%) HP
5 5 (4.31%) EMC
5 5 (4.31%) Juniper
6 4 (3.45%) Apple
7 3 (2.59%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.59%) Nortel
7 3 (2.59%) Nokia
7 3 (2.59%) Adobe
7 3 (2.59%) webMethods
7 3 (2.59%) Red Gate
7 3 (2.59%) WatchGuard
8 2 (1.72%) Veeam
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