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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 26 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.76% 9.85% 15.88%
As % of the Vendors category 32.95% 21.14% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 13 28
Average daily rate
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£400 £385 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +24.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £185 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £570 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.78 £11.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.10% +61.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.00 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £20.00 £15.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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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
173 123 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 53.89% 46.59% 52.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 73 77
Average daily rate £425 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £483 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 27
Average hourly rate £42.50 £21.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £11.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 42 (33.87%) Active Directory
2 41 (33.06%) Windows
3 31 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 29 (23.39%) .NET
5 28 (22.58%) MS Office
5 28 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (21.77%) Citrix
7 26 (20.97%) ITIL
8 25 (20.16%) Finance
9 24 (19.35%) MS Exchange
10 22 (17.74%) C#
11 20 (16.13%) Blackberry
12 19 (15.32%) SQL
13 16 (12.90%) SQL Server
13 16 (12.90%) Windows 7
14 15 (12.10%) Web Services
15 13 (10.48%) VMware
15 13 (10.48%) CSS
15 13 (10.48%) HTML
15 13 (10.48%) Remedy
15 13 (10.48%) HP
16 12 (9.68%) Advertising
16 12 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (8.87%) .NET Framework
17 11 (8.87%) Project Management
17 11 (8.87%) Linux
17 11 (8.87%) E-Commerce
18 10 (8.06%) Java
18 10 (8.06%) DNS
18 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 24 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.23%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.42%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.61%) Documentum
8 2 (1.61%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 28 (22.58%) MS Office
3 5 (4.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.81%) Mingle
5 1 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.06%) DNS
2 9 (7.26%) DHCP
3 7 (5.65%) VPN
4 6 (4.84%) Intranet
5 5 (4.03%) SAN
5 5 (4.03%) LAN
5 5 (4.03%) WAN
6 4 (3.23%) SMTP
6 4 (3.23%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (2.42%) VLAN
7 3 (2.42%) MPLS
7 3 (2.42%) ISDN
7 3 (2.42%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.42%) IPv6
8 2 (1.61%) Firewall
8 2 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.61%) Wireless
8 2 (1.61%) PBX
8 2 (1.61%) VoIP
8 2 (1.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.81%) MS Access
6 1 (0.81%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (7.26%) SpecFlow
2 6 (4.84%) Selenium
3 5 (4.03%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.42%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.81%) Ant
General
1 25 (20.16%) Finance
2 12 (9.68%) Advertising
3 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.81%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (38.71%) Analyst
2 22 (17.74%) Architect
2 22 (17.74%) Service Desk Analyst
2 22 (17.74%) Service Analyst
3 15 (12.10%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (11.29%) Consultant
5 9 (7.26%) Developer
6 7 (5.65%) Test Analyst
6 7 (5.65%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.84%) Business Architect
7 6 (4.84%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.84%) Business Solution Architect
8 5 (4.03%) Messaging Consultant
8 5 (4.03%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Exchange Consultant
9 4 (3.23%) IT Support
10 3 (2.42%) Citrix Support
10 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Consultant
10 3 (2.42%) QA Analyst
10 3 (2.42%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (23.39%) .NET
2 15 (12.10%) Web Services
3 13 (10.48%) CSS
3 13 (10.48%) HTML
4 11 (8.87%) .NET Framework
5 10 (8.06%) HTML5
5 10 (8.06%) CSS3
6 9 (7.26%) J2EE
7 7 (5.65%) jQuery
7 7 (5.65%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.03%) Middleware
9 4 (3.23%) OAuth
9 4 (3.23%) OpenID
9 4 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (2.42%) SAP PI
10 3 (2.42%) SOAP
11 2 (1.61%) Ajax
11 2 (1.61%) XML
11 2 (1.61%) WCF
12 1 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.13%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.84%) Kindle
2 6 (4.84%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.03%) Open Source
4 4 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.42%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.61%) PKI
6 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.81%) Statistics
7 1 (0.81%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.81%) Clustering
7 1 (0.81%) Replication
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (33.06%) Windows
2 16 (12.90%) Windows 7
3 12 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (8.87%) Linux
5 9 (7.26%) UNIX
6 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.84%) Windows XP
8 5 (4.03%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.23%) Android
10 2 (1.61%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.61%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.97%) ITIL
3 11 (8.87%) Project Management
3 11 (8.87%) E-Commerce
4 10 (8.06%) BDD
5 9 (7.26%) Business Transformation
6 8 (6.45%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.65%) Waterfall
8 6 (4.84%) Migration
8 6 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.03%) EAI
9 5 (4.03%) SOA
10 4 (3.23%) TOGAF
11 3 (2.42%) Portfolio Management
11 3 (2.42%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (2.42%) Mentoring
11 3 (2.42%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.42%) OO
11 3 (2.42%) UML
11 3 (2.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.74%) C#
2 19 (15.32%) SQL
3 10 (8.06%) Java
3 10 (8.06%) Ruby
4 9 (7.26%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.84%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.03%) Perl
7 4 (3.23%) PHP
7 4 (3.23%) C
7 4 (3.23%) Tcl
8 3 (2.42%) Python
8 3 (2.42%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.61%) VBScript
9 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.81%) TTCN
10 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.81%) C++
10 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.65%) Degree
3 6 (4.84%) MCSE
4 3 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (2.42%) PMP
4 3 (2.42%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.61%) MCITP
5 2 (1.61%) MCTS
5 2 (1.61%) MCDST
5 2 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.61%) MCP
5 2 (1.61%) ISEB
5 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) VCAP
5 2 (1.61%) NCDA
5 2 (1.61%) NCIE
6 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.81%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.26%) QA
2 6 (4.84%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.81%) CDISC
4 1 (0.81%) GCP
4 1 (0.81%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 42 (33.87%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.23%) Dovecot
4 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.81%) XenApp
5 1 (0.81%) XenServer
5 1 (0.81%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 5 (4.03%) SCCM
2 4 (3.23%) OpenSSO
3 2 (1.61%) WMI
3 2 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.81%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.81%) SCOM
4 1 (0.81%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.81%) WSUS
4 1 (0.81%) Nagios
4 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (21.77%) Citrix
2 13 (10.48%) VMware
2 13 (10.48%) Remedy
2 13 (10.48%) HP
3 9 (7.26%) Oracle
4 6 (4.84%) Cisco
4 6 (4.84%) Infoblox
5 5 (4.03%) NetApp
6 4 (3.23%) SAP
6 4 (3.23%) Dell
6 4 (3.23%) webMethods
7 3 (2.42%) Talend
7 3 (2.42%) Planview
7 3 (2.42%) Apple
7 3 (2.42%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.42%) IBM
7 3 (2.42%) BEA
7 3 (2.42%) Lotus
8 2 (1.61%) Juniper
8 2 (1.61%) Avaya
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