The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Cambridge region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 49 61 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.46% 15.93% 14.53%
As % of the Vendors category 29.17% 31.61% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 32
Average daily rate £310 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £220 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £383 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -47.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.00%
Vendors Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
168 193 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 46.15% 50.39% 38.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 65 88
Average daily rate £388 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £419 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 27
Average hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -41.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.50 £11.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
Cambridgeshire

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 17 April 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 17 April 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 25 (33.33%) Windows
2 20 (26.67%) .NET
3 19 (25.33%) SQL
4 18 (24.00%) Active Directory
5 15 (20.00%) C#
5 15 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 13 (17.33%) Oracle
7 12 (16.00%) MS Office
8 11 (14.67%) HTML
8 11 (14.67%) MS Exchange
9 10 (13.33%) Migration
9 10 (13.33%) JavaScript
10 9 (12.00%) MS Excel
11 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
11 8 (10.67%) WAN
11 8 (10.67%) DNS
11 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET
11 8 (10.67%) CSS
11 8 (10.67%) Web Services
11 8 (10.67%) ITIL
12 7 (9.33%) MVC
12 7 (9.33%) PHP
13 6 (8.00%) CRM
13 6 (8.00%) Scrum
13 6 (8.00%) Ajax
13 6 (8.00%) jQuery
13 6 (8.00%) SCOM
13 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (6.67%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (14.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (5.33%) Apache
6 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.67%) IIS
7 2 (2.67%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.67%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.33%) CMS
8 1 (1.33%) SAS
8 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (16.00%) MS Office
2 9 (12.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) WAN
1 8 (10.67%) DNS
2 5 (6.67%) ADSL
3 4 (5.33%) LAN
3 4 (5.33%) DHCP
4 3 (4.00%) SMTP
5 2 (2.67%) HTTP
5 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.67%) VPN
5 2 (2.67%) Internet
5 2 (2.67%) Firewall
6 1 (1.33%) Wireless
6 1 (1.33%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.33%) SAN
6 1 (1.33%) Intranet
6 1 (1.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.33%) MySQL
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
1 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.33%) Subversion
2 1 (1.33%) MorphX
General
1 4 (5.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 4 (5.33%) Finance
1 4 (5.33%) Retail
2 3 (4.00%) Advertising
2 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.67%) Publishing
3 2 (2.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (33.33%) Developer
2 11 (14.67%) Analyst
3 8 (10.67%) Architect
4 6 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Administrator
5 5 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Architect
6 4 (5.33%) Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) IT Support
7 3 (4.00%) Wintel Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Wintel Support
8 2 (2.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (2.67%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (26.67%) .NET
2 11 (14.67%) HTML
3 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (10.67%) CSS
3 8 (10.67%) Web Services
4 6 (8.00%) jQuery
4 6 (8.00%) Ajax
5 5 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 4 (5.33%) XSLT
7 3 (4.00%) XML
7 3 (4.00%) OAuth
7 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (4.00%) OpenID
7 3 (4.00%) HTML5
7 3 (4.00%) CSS3
8 2 (2.67%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (2.67%) Silverlight
8 2 (2.67%) Middleware
8 2 (2.67%) J2EE
9 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (4.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (4.00%) PKI
1 3 (4.00%) Open Source
2 1 (1.33%) Kinect
2 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.33%) iPhone
2 1 (1.33%) Clustering
2 1 (1.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.33%) Linux
4 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.33%) CentOS
5 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.33%) Migration
2 8 (10.67%) ITIL
3 7 (9.33%) MVC
4 6 (8.00%) Scrum
4 6 (8.00%) CRM
5 5 (6.67%) OOP
5 5 (6.67%) OO
5 5 (6.67%) TDD
6 4 (5.33%) RAD
6 4 (5.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.33%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.67%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (2.67%) Data Mapping
7 2 (2.67%) Kanban
7 2 (2.67%) Logistics
7 2 (2.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.67%) Project Planning
7 2 (2.67%) Business Transformation
7 2 (2.67%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.33%) SQL
2 15 (20.00%) C#
3 10 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.33%) PHP
5 5 (6.67%) Perl
6 3 (4.00%) Java
6 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.00%) Tcl
6 3 (4.00%) PHP5
7 2 (2.67%) X++
8 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.33%) XAML
8 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.33%) DV Cleared
2 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.00%) Degree
4 2 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.67%) MCSE
5 1 (1.33%) MCSA
5 1 (1.33%) CCNP
5 1 (1.33%) CCNA
5 1 (1.33%) CISSP
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.33%) OCP
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.33%) RHCE
5 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.33%) MCDST
5 1 (1.33%) MCITP
5 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) NCDA
5 1 (1.33%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.33%) SLA
1 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 18 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.67%) XenApp
3 1 (1.33%) vSphere
3 1 (1.33%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) SCOM
2 3 (4.00%) OpenSSO
2 3 (4.00%) WSUS
2 3 (4.00%) SCCM
3 2 (2.67%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 13 (17.33%) Oracle
2 5 (6.67%) Citrix
2 5 (6.67%) VMware
3 4 (5.33%) SAP
3 4 (5.33%) Cisco
4 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.67%) webMethods
5 2 (2.67%) Symantec
5 2 (2.67%) NetApp
5 2 (2.67%) Veeam
6 1 (1.33%) Perforce
6 1 (1.33%) Altiris
6 1 (1.33%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.33%) WatchGuard
6 1 (1.33%) Apple
6 1 (1.33%) Juniper
6 1 (1.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (1.33%) HP
6 1 (1.33%) EMC
6 1 (1.33%) Cognos
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