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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 17 3 11
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 55 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.86% 18.15% 10.74%
As % of the Vendors category 18.24% 33.74% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 17
Average daily rate £413 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
159 163 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 43.09% 53.80% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 95 73
Average daily rate £400 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £305 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £60.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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 14 February 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 14 February 2016, 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 19 (29.23%) Windows
2 15 (23.08%) SQL
2 15 (23.08%) MS Office
3 14 (21.54%) Active Directory
4 13 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 13 (20.00%) Finance
5 11 (16.92%) ITIL
5 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
5 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (15.38%) Scrum
7 9 (13.85%) Citrix
8 8 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (12.31%) Linux
8 8 (12.31%) VMware
8 8 (12.31%) Windows 7
8 8 (12.31%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (10.77%) Retail
9 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (10.77%) Project Management
10 6 (9.23%) MS Project
10 6 (9.23%) Selenium
10 6 (9.23%) ServiceNow
11 5 (7.69%) TDD
11 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
11 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.62%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.08%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.54%) CMS
4 1 (1.54%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.54%) nginx
4 1 (1.54%) Node.js
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (23.08%) MS Office
2 13 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (9.23%) MS Project
4 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.54%) BigMachines
3 1 (1.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.15%) SaaS
3 3 (4.62%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (4.62%) Office 365
4 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Firewall
1 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
1 4 (6.15%) VoIP
2 3 (4.62%) DNS
3 2 (3.08%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.08%) NAS
3 2 (3.08%) SAN
3 2 (3.08%) VPN
4 1 (1.54%) Internet
4 1 (1.54%) LAN
4 1 (1.54%) MPLS
4 1 (1.54%) Network Security
4 1 (1.54%) Skype
4 1 (1.54%) VPLS
4 1 (1.54%) WAAS
4 1 (1.54%) WAN
4 1 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.08%) MySQL
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.54%) QlikView
7 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.54%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Selenium
2 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.15%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.15%) Vagrant
4 3 (4.62%) Subversion
5 2 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.08%) HP UFT
5 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.08%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (3.08%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Retail
3 3 (4.62%) Advertising
4 2 (3.08%) Electronics
4 2 (3.08%) Local Government
4 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (18.46%) Analyst
2 11 (16.92%) Developer
3 10 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.23%) IT Manager
4 6 (9.23%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Consultant
5 5 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
6 4 (6.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (6.15%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Consultant
6 4 (6.15%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) CRM Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) jQuery
2 2 (3.08%) .NET
2 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.08%) MDX
2 2 (3.08%) RESTful
3 1 (1.54%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.54%) HTML
3 1 (1.54%) HTML5
3 1 (1.54%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.54%) Middleware
3 1 (1.54%) SAP PI
3 1 (1.54%) Spring
3 1 (1.54%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.08%) BYOD
1 2 (3.08%) Client/Server
1 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
1 2 (3.08%) Life Science
1 2 (3.08%) PMI
2 1 (1.54%) Clustering
2 1 (1.54%) CMDB
2 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.54%) Device Driver
2 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (1.54%) iPad
2 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.23%) Windows
2 8 (12.31%) Linux
2 8 (12.31%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.62%) CentOS
3 3 (4.62%) Mac OS X
3 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.62%) Ubuntu
3 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.08%) Android
4 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.08%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (16.92%) ITIL
2 10 (15.38%) Scrum
2 10 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (10.77%) Project Management
5 5 (7.69%) CRM
5 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 5 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 5 (7.69%) TDD
6 4 (6.15%) BDD
6 4 (6.15%) DevOps
6 4 (6.15%) ETL
6 4 (6.15%) Kanban
7 3 (4.62%) Automated Testing
7 3 (4.62%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.62%) Software Testing
7 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.08%) SQL
2 4 (6.15%) C#
2 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.08%) C
4 2 (3.08%) C++
4 2 (3.08%) Java
4 2 (3.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) Degree
1 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (3.08%) PMI Certification
1 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) A+ Certification
2 1 (1.54%) APMP
2 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.54%) CCIE
2 1 (1.54%) CCNA
2 1 (1.54%) CCNP
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.54%) MCITP
2 1 (1.54%) MCSE
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.54%) PMP
2 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) COBIT
2 1 (1.54%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (21.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.08%) Docker
2 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) Nagios
2 3 (4.62%) Graphite
2 3 (4.62%) logstash
2 3 (4.62%) Puppet
2 3 (4.62%) Riemann
3 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) Citrix
2 8 (12.31%) VMware
3 6 (9.23%) ServiceNow
4 4 (6.15%) Oracle
4 4 (6.15%) SAP
5 3 (4.62%) Dynatrace
5 3 (4.62%) Google
5 3 (4.62%) HP
6 2 (3.08%) Cisco
6 2 (3.08%) Remedy
6 2 (3.08%) WorldPay
7 1 (1.54%) Aruba
7 1 (1.54%) Avaya
7 1 (1.54%) Cognos
7 1 (1.54%) Dell
7 1 (1.54%) F5
7 1 (1.54%) Juniper
7 1 (1.54%) NetApp
7 1 (1.54%) Nortel
7 1 (1.54%) Splunk
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