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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 65 54 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.84% 14.79% 14.44%
As % of the Vendors category 37.57% 31.03% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 25
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£331 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £480 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
Average hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £20.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £41.25 £24.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
173 174 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 50.14% 47.67% 49.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 105 64
Average daily rate £350 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 27
Average hourly rate £20.50 £42.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.76% +112.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £20.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.05 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (32.54%) Active Directory
2 34 (26.98%) Windows
3 32 (25.40%) MS Excel
4 28 (22.22%) MS Office
5 27 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (18.25%) .NET
6 23 (18.25%) ITIL
7 21 (16.67%) Project Management
8 19 (15.08%) SQL Server
9 18 (14.29%) SQL
9 18 (14.29%) C#
9 18 (14.29%) DNS
10 17 (13.49%) DHCP
10 17 (13.49%) MS Exchange
11 16 (12.70%) Citrix
12 15 (11.90%) Linux
12 15 (11.90%) Finance
13 14 (11.11%) SharePoint
14 13 (10.32%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (8.73%) Blackberry
15 11 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (7.94%) Migration
16 10 (7.94%) Ruby
16 10 (7.94%) E-Commerce
16 10 (7.94%) Web Services
16 10 (7.94%) Java
16 10 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (7.94%) Windows 7
16 10 (7.94%) BDD
17 9 (7.14%) SpecFlow

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 17 (13.49%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 13 (10.32%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (6.35%) IIS
4 8 (6.35%) Lync
5 7 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.17%) Documentum
6 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.79%) Confluence
9 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.79%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (25.40%) MS Excel
2 28 (22.22%) MS Office
3 7 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.79%) Mingle
4 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Tridion
2 5 (3.97%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.97%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.29%) DNS
2 17 (13.49%) DHCP
3 7 (5.56%) LDAP
4 5 (3.97%) VoIP
4 5 (3.97%) Network Security
5 4 (3.17%) SAN
5 4 (3.17%) Intranet
5 4 (3.17%) OpenLDAP
6 3 (2.38%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.59%) Wireless
7 2 (1.59%) WLAN
8 1 (0.79%) PABX
8 1 (0.79%) FCoE
8 1 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.79%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.17%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (3.17%) FileMaker
3 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.79%) MS Access
5 1 (0.79%) OLAP
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.14%) SpecFlow
2 6 (4.76%) Selenium
3 5 (3.97%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.59%) JIRA
5 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.79%) Ant
5 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (11.90%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Advertising
3 2 (1.59%) Retail
3 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 44 (34.92%) Analyst
2 25 (19.84%) Architect
3 17 (13.49%) Consultant
4 15 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (7.94%) Service Analyst
5 10 (7.94%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Consultant
6 8 (6.35%) Test Analyst
7 7 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Exchange Consultant
8 6 (4.76%) Business Architect
8 6 (4.76%) Business Solution Architect
9 5 (3.97%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.97%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Messaging Consultant
10 4 (3.17%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.17%) Developer
10 4 (3.17%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.17%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.17%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.25%) .NET
2 10 (7.94%) Web Services
3 9 (7.14%) J2EE
3 9 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 8 (6.35%) XML
5 7 (5.56%) CSS3
5 7 (5.56%) HTML5
5 7 (5.56%) HTML
5 7 (5.56%) CSS
6 6 (4.76%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.17%) Middleware
8 3 (2.38%) SOAP
8 3 (2.38%) ODBC
9 2 (1.59%) WCF
9 2 (1.59%) Entity Framework
10 1 (0.79%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.79%) MDX
10 1 (0.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.35%) BYOD
3 7 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.76%) Kindle
5 4 (3.17%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.59%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.79%) Open Source
8 1 (0.79%) User Experience
8 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.79%) NHS
8 1 (0.79%) PMI
8 1 (0.79%) Handset
8 1 (0.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.98%) Windows
2 15 (11.90%) Linux
3 10 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (7.94%) Windows 7
4 9 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.56%) UNIX
5 7 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (5.56%) Debian
6 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.38%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.79%) Android
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (18.25%) ITIL
3 21 (16.67%) Project Management
4 11 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (7.94%) Migration
5 10 (7.94%) E-Commerce
5 10 (7.94%) BDD
6 9 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 8 (6.35%) Business Transformation
8 7 (5.56%) Waterfall
9 6 (4.76%) Data Analysis
9 6 (4.76%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.97%) UML
10 5 (3.97%) TOGAF
11 4 (3.17%) Scrum
11 4 (3.17%) SOA
11 4 (3.17%) CRM
11 4 (3.17%) Reverse Engineering
12 3 (2.38%) Information Security
12 3 (2.38%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.29%) SQL
1 18 (14.29%) C#
2 10 (7.94%) Ruby
2 10 (7.94%) Java
3 9 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.97%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.59%) VBScript
6 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.79%) C
6 1 (0.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (4.76%) Degree
3 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.38%) MCSE
4 2 (1.59%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.59%) MCP
5 1 (0.79%) CCNA
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB
5 1 (0.79%) CCA
5 1 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.79%) PMP
5 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.79%) MCITP
5 1 (0.79%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) QA
2 7 (5.56%) SLA
3 6 (4.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (32.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.56%) Terminal Server
3 4 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.17%) Dovecot
4 3 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) SCCM
2 2 (1.59%) WMI
3 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.79%) WSUS
3 1 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (12.70%) Citrix
2 9 (7.14%) Remedy
3 8 (6.35%) VMware
4 7 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.76%) Oracle
5 6 (4.76%) Infoblox
6 5 (3.97%) WorldPay
6 5 (3.97%) SAP
6 5 (3.97%) HP
7 4 (3.17%) Cisco
8 3 (2.38%) Symantec
8 3 (2.38%) Lotus
8 3 (2.38%) NetApp
9 2 (1.59%) Polycom
9 2 (1.59%) Websense
9 2 (1.59%) Nokia
9 2 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.79%) Talend
10 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds
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