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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 60 52 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.25% 12.56% 15.07%
As % of the Vendors category 28.57% 28.11% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 33 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £195 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Average hourly rate £16.39 £98.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.40% +605.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £57.75 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.88 £139.75 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
210 185 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 46.36% 44.69% 47.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 126 65
Average daily rate £363 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 23
Average hourly rate £20.50 £47.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.84% +90.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.47 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -12.82%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 45 (34.35%) Active Directory
2 41 (31.30%) Windows
3 38 (29.01%) MS Excel
4 29 (22.14%) MS Office
5 28 (21.37%) SQL Server
5 28 (21.37%) ITIL
6 27 (20.61%) DNS
7 24 (18.32%) DHCP
8 22 (16.79%) Project Management
9 21 (16.03%) SQL
10 20 (15.27%) MS Exchange
10 20 (15.27%) Finance
11 19 (14.50%) SharePoint
11 19 (14.50%) Linux
12 17 (12.98%) VMware
12 17 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (10.69%) .NET
14 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (10.69%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (9.92%) IIS
16 12 (9.16%) PowerShell
17 11 (8.40%) Oracle
17 11 (8.40%) Cisco
17 11 (8.40%) Red Hat
17 11 (8.40%) Citrix
17 11 (8.40%) Debian
18 10 (7.63%) SAN
18 10 (7.63%) C#
18 10 (7.63%) PRINCE2

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 20 (15.27%) MS Exchange
2 19 (14.50%) SharePoint
3 14 (10.69%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (9.92%) IIS
5 10 (7.63%) Lync
6 7 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (3.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (3.05%) Documentum
10 2 (1.53%) CMS
10 2 (1.53%) Drupal
10 2 (1.53%) WordPress
10 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.53%) MS Project Server
10 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.76%) Confluence
11 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.76%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 38 (29.01%) MS Excel
2 29 (22.14%) MS Office
3 7 (5.34%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (5.34%) Tridion
3 5 (3.82%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.87%) Office 365
2 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.76%) SaaS
3 1 (0.76%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.61%) DNS
2 24 (18.32%) DHCP
3 10 (7.63%) SAN
4 9 (6.87%) LDAP
5 6 (4.58%) VoIP
5 6 (4.58%) VLAN
6 5 (3.82%) Network Security
7 4 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.05%) Intranet
7 4 (3.05%) Firewall
7 4 (3.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (2.29%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.53%) FCoE
9 2 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.53%) Skype
9 2 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.53%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (1.53%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.53%) WAN
9 2 (1.53%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.37%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.82%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.82%) FileMaker
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.53%) MySQL
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.76%) MS Access
7 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.76%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Selenium
1 4 (3.05%) SpecFlow
2 3 (2.29%) WebDriver
2 3 (2.29%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.53%) JIRA
4 1 (0.76%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.76%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.76%) MSI
4 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
General
1 20 (15.27%) Finance
2 5 (3.82%) Retail
3 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.53%) Advertising
3 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 39 (29.77%) Analyst
2 20 (15.27%) Consultant
3 11 (8.40%) Architect
4 10 (7.63%) Microsoft Consultant
5 9 (6.87%) Developer
6 7 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.34%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (4.58%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.58%) Administrator
7 6 (4.58%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.82%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.05%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.05%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.05%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (3.05%) Exchange Consultant
9 4 (3.05%) IT Support
10 3 (2.29%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.69%) .NET
2 9 (6.87%) XML
3 7 (5.34%) J2EE
4 4 (3.05%) CSS
4 4 (3.05%) HTML
4 4 (3.05%) ODBC
4 4 (3.05%) Middleware
4 4 (3.05%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.29%) Web Services
5 3 (2.29%) jQuery
6 2 (1.53%) Symfony
6 2 (1.53%) XSLT
6 2 (1.53%) SOAP
6 2 (1.53%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.53%) JSON
6 2 (1.53%) WCF
6 2 (1.53%) Ajax
6 2 (1.53%) XHTML
7 1 (0.76%) WF
7 1 (0.76%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.87%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.58%) BYOD
4 5 (3.82%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.05%) CLARiiON
6 3 (2.29%) Clustering
6 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.29%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.29%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (1.53%) CMDB
7 2 (1.53%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.76%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.76%) User Experience
8 1 (0.76%) Handset
8 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.76%) PMI
8 1 (0.76%) NHS
8 1 (0.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 41 (31.30%) Windows
2 19 (14.50%) Linux
3 11 (8.40%) Debian
4 10 (7.63%) Windows 7
5 9 (6.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.29%) UNIX
8 2 (1.53%) Android
8 2 (1.53%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.37%) ITIL
2 22 (16.79%) Project Management
3 17 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (7.63%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.11%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.34%) Migration
7 7 (5.34%) ERP
7 7 (5.34%) Load Balancing
7 7 (5.34%) Business Transformation
8 6 (4.58%) Waterfall
8 6 (4.58%) Change Management
9 5 (3.82%) CRM
9 5 (3.82%) TOGAF
9 5 (3.82%) Data Analysis
9 5 (3.82%) Reverse Engineering
9 5 (3.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (3.05%) BDD
10 4 (3.05%) Document Management
10 4 (3.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.03%) SQL
2 12 (9.16%) PowerShell
3 10 (7.63%) C#
4 8 (6.11%) Java
5 4 (3.05%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.05%) Ruby
6 3 (2.29%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.53%) PHP
7 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.76%) C
8 1 (0.76%) Python
8 1 (0.76%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.34%) MCSE
3 5 (3.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.05%) MCITP
4 4 (3.05%) Degree
4 4 (3.05%) CCNA
5 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.53%) MCP
6 2 (1.53%) MCDST
6 2 (1.53%) CCA
6 2 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.53%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.76%) MOS
7 1 (0.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.87%) SLA
2 5 (3.82%) QA
System Software
1 45 (34.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.11%) Terminal Server
2 8 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.82%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.05%) vSphere
5 2 (1.53%) Dovecot
6 1 (0.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (7.63%) SCCM
2 3 (2.29%) SCOM
3 1 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (12.98%) VMware
2 11 (8.40%) Oracle
2 11 (8.40%) Cisco
2 11 (8.40%) Citrix
2 11 (8.40%) Red Hat
3 8 (6.11%) HP
3 8 (6.11%) Remedy
4 6 (4.58%) WorldPay
5 5 (3.82%) SAP
5 5 (3.82%) 3PAR
5 5 (3.82%) Dell
5 5 (3.82%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.05%) EMC
6 4 (3.05%) F5
7 3 (2.29%) Symantec
7 3 (2.29%) NetApp
7 3 (2.29%) Nokia
7 3 (2.29%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (1.53%) Apple
8 2 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
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