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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 55 62 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.85% 12.97% 16.03%
As % of the Vendors category 24.44% 30.10% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +28.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £435 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 11
Average hourly rate £15.77 £87.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.97% +337.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
225 206 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 44.38% 43.10% 48.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 135 73
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £489 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 22
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £21.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £27.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

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 3 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 41 (34.17%) Windows
2 40 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 35 (29.17%) MS Excel
4 28 (23.33%) ITIL
4 28 (23.33%) MS Office
5 25 (20.83%) SQL Server
6 24 (20.00%) DNS
7 21 (17.50%) DHCP
8 20 (16.67%) Linux
8 20 (16.67%) Finance
9 19 (15.83%) Project Management
10 18 (15.00%) SQL
10 18 (15.00%) SharePoint
11 16 (13.33%) MS Exchange
11 16 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (12.50%) VMware
13 14 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (10.83%) IIS
15 12 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (10.00%) PowerShell
16 11 (9.17%) Windows 7
16 11 (9.17%) Debian
16 11 (9.17%) SCCM
16 11 (9.17%) Oracle
16 11 (9.17%) Red Hat
16 11 (9.17%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (8.33%) VoIP
17 10 (8.33%) Lync
18 9 (7.50%) Office 365

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 18 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 13 (10.83%) IIS
4 11 (9.17%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (8.33%) Lync
6 5 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.50%) Drupal
8 3 (2.50%) WordPress
8 3 (2.50%) CMS
8 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.67%) MS Project Server
9 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.83%) Documentum
10 1 (0.83%) Confluence
Applications
1 35 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 28 (23.33%) MS Office
3 7 (5.83%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Tridion
2 5 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.50%) Office 365
2 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.00%) DNS
2 21 (17.50%) DHCP
3 10 (8.33%) VoIP
4 9 (7.50%) LDAP
5 7 (5.83%) VLAN
6 6 (5.00%) SAN
7 4 (3.33%) Firewall
7 4 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.33%) Network Security
7 4 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (2.50%) Skype
8 3 (2.50%) Unified Communications
8 3 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.50%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.67%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.67%) LAN
9 2 (1.67%) WAN
9 2 (1.67%) Wireless
9 2 (1.67%) FCoE
9 2 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.17%) FileMaker
3 5 (4.17%) RDBMS
3 5 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.50%) MySQL
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.83%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.67%) JIRA
3 1 (0.83%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.83%) ANTLR
3 1 (0.83%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.83%) MSI
General
1 20 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Retail
3 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.67%) Advertising
4 1 (0.83%) Banking
4 1 (0.83%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 34 (28.33%) Analyst
2 15 (12.50%) Consultant
3 13 (10.83%) Developer
4 9 (7.50%) Architect
5 8 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 8 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Consultant
6 7 (5.83%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Data Analyst
7 6 (5.00%) Administrator
7 6 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.17%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.33%) IT Support
10 3 (2.50%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (2.50%) Wintel Engineer
10 3 (2.50%) Voice Consultant
10 3 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.50%) .NET
2 7 (5.83%) XML
3 5 (4.17%) CSS
3 5 (4.17%) HTML
4 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.33%) J2EE
4 4 (3.33%) ODBC
4 4 (3.33%) jQuery
5 3 (2.50%) Symfony
5 3 (2.50%) XHTML
5 3 (2.50%) Ajax
5 3 (2.50%) JSON
5 3 (2.50%) WCF
5 3 (2.50%) XSLT
6 2 (1.67%) WF
6 2 (1.67%) SOAP
6 2 (1.67%) LINQ
6 2 (1.67%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.83%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.83%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.17%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.17%) BYOD
5 4 (3.33%) CLARiiON
6 3 (2.50%) Clustering
6 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.50%) CMDB
7 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.67%) Tandem
8 1 (0.83%) Statistics
8 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.83%) Handset
8 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.83%) PMI
8 1 (0.83%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (34.17%) Windows
2 20 (16.67%) Linux
3 11 (9.17%) Debian
3 11 (9.17%) Windows 7
4 10 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.33%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.50%) Android
8 3 (2.50%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.67%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.67%) CentOS
9 2 (1.67%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.67%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.83%) UNIX
10 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.33%) ITIL
2 19 (15.83%) Project Management
3 14 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (6.67%) Migration
5 8 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 7 (5.83%) ERP
6 7 (5.83%) Incident Management
6 7 (5.83%) Load Balancing
7 6 (5.00%) Change Management
8 5 (4.17%) CRM
8 5 (4.17%) Data Analysis
8 5 (4.17%) Scrum
8 5 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (4.17%) Reverse Engineering
9 4 (3.33%) Document Management
9 4 (3.33%) Web Development
9 4 (3.33%) Data Protection
9 4 (3.33%) Workflow
10 3 (2.50%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.00%) SQL
2 12 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.67%) C#
4 5 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.33%) Java
6 3 (2.50%) PHP
7 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.83%) X++
8 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.50%) MCSE
3 6 (5.00%) MCITP
3 6 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (3.33%) Degree
4 4 (3.33%) CCNA
4 4 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.50%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.67%) MCDST
6 2 (1.67%) MCP
6 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.67%) CCA
6 2 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.83%) MCSA
7 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.83%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.50%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.67%) Terminal Server
3 6 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.33%) vSphere
6 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (9.17%) SCCM
2 3 (2.50%) SCOM
3 1 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (12.50%) VMware
2 11 (9.17%) Red Hat
2 11 (9.17%) Oracle
3 8 (6.67%) Cisco
4 7 (5.83%) Citrix
4 7 (5.83%) Remedy
5 5 (4.17%) 3PAR
5 5 (4.17%) WorldPay
5 5 (4.17%) HP
5 5 (4.17%) Dell
5 5 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.33%) EMC
6 4 (3.33%) Nokia
6 4 (3.33%) F5
7 3 (2.50%) Polycom
7 3 (2.50%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (2.50%) Symantec
7 3 (2.50%) Apple
8 2 (1.67%) SAP
8 2 (1.67%) Nintex
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