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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 14 6
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 60 49 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.09% 9.51% 13.43%
As % of the Vendors category 42.25% 22.90% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 35
Median daily rate £400 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £158 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £484 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £29.88 £15.77 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.44% -53.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.78 £15.77 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.98 £15.77 £104.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Microsoft
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
142 214 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 40.46% 41.55% 43.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 131 129
Median daily rate £400 £401 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.31% +14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 37
Median hourly rate £17.25 £20.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.85% -25.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £19.55 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.93 £50.30 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 40 (37.04%) Windows
2 33 (30.56%) MS Excel
2 33 (30.56%) SQL Server
3 27 (25.00%) .NET
4 26 (24.07%) SQL
5 24 (22.22%) C#
5 24 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (21.30%) ITIL
7 22 (20.37%) MS Office
7 22 (20.37%) ASP.NET
8 21 (19.44%) CRM
9 20 (18.52%) Oracle
9 20 (18.52%) Active Directory
9 20 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM
10 19 (17.59%) T-SQL
11 17 (15.74%) .NET Framework
12 14 (12.96%) Finance
12 14 (12.96%) VMware
12 14 (12.96%) SOA
13 13 (12.04%) SharePoint
13 13 (12.04%) ERP
13 13 (12.04%) JavaScript
13 13 (12.04%) SCCM
14 12 (11.11%) Windows Server
14 12 (11.11%) IIS
14 12 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (10.19%) RESTful
15 11 (10.19%) Windows 7
16 10 (9.26%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (12.04%) SharePoint
2 12 (11.11%) IIS
3 8 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (6.48%) CMS
5 6 (5.56%) MS Exchange
6 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (4.63%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (4.63%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.85%) Jetty
8 2 (1.85%) Mongrel
8 2 (1.85%) nginx
8 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.93%) Apache
9 1 (0.93%) Confluence
9 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.93%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (30.56%) MS Excel
2 22 (20.37%) MS Office
3 3 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (7.41%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (4.63%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.33%) SaaS
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.63%) Office 365
4 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.85%) Force.com
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.93%) Heroku
5 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.26%) DHCP
2 9 (8.33%) DNS
3 8 (7.41%) SAN
4 6 (5.56%) LAN
4 6 (5.56%) WAN
5 5 (4.63%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.78%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.85%) FTP
7 2 (1.85%) HTTP
7 2 (1.85%) Internet
7 2 (1.85%) IPsec
7 2 (1.85%) LDAP
8 1 (0.93%) Firewall
8 1 (0.93%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.93%) Network Security
8 1 (0.93%) PSTN
8 1 (0.93%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.93%) VLAN
8 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (9.26%) MySQL
4 9 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (5.56%) Data Mining
6 6 (5.56%) Oracle Database
6 6 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (4.63%) SAP HANA
8 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.93%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.85%) MSTest
3 2 (1.85%) Selenium
3 2 (1.85%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.85%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.93%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.93%) JIRA
4 1 (0.93%) MSI
4 1 (0.93%) NUnit
4 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (12.96%) Finance
2 8 (7.41%) Advertising
3 6 (5.56%) Marketing
4 5 (4.63%) Billing
5 4 (3.70%) Back Office
5 4 (3.70%) Front Office
5 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.85%) Legal
6 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.93%) Electronics
7 1 (0.93%) Local Government
7 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (21.30%) Developer
2 17 (15.74%) Analyst
3 14 (12.96%) Architect
4 12 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 11 (10.19%) .NET Developer
5 11 (10.19%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (9.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) Desktop Support
8 8 (7.41%) Administrator
8 8 (7.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (6.48%) Applications Engineer
9 7 (6.48%) CRM Architect
9 7 (6.48%) CRM Solutions Architect
9 7 (6.48%) SQL Developer
10 6 (5.56%) Consultant
10 6 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (4.63%) Applications Support
11 5 (4.63%) Applications Support Engineer
12 4 (3.70%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.00%) .NET
2 22 (20.37%) ASP.NET
3 17 (15.74%) .NET Framework
4 11 (10.19%) RESTful
5 9 (8.33%) HTML
5 9 (8.33%) XML
6 7 (6.48%) CSS
7 6 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (5.56%) Middleware
7 6 (5.56%) Web Services
8 5 (4.63%) jQuery
8 5 (4.63%) SOAP
9 4 (3.70%) Ajax
9 4 (3.70%) REST
10 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (2.78%) LAMP
11 2 (1.85%) Classic ASP
11 2 (1.85%) COM
11 2 (1.85%) Servlets
11 2 (1.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.48%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.63%) NHS
4 4 (3.70%) BYOD
5 3 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.78%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.85%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.85%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.93%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.93%) Informatics
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.93%) PMI
7 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (37.04%) Windows
2 12 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 11 (10.19%) Windows 7
4 9 (8.33%) Linux
5 8 (7.41%) Windows 8
6 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.56%) Mac OS
8 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.78%) Unix
10 3 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.78%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.93%) Android
11 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (21.30%) ITIL
3 21 (19.44%) CRM
4 14 (12.96%) SOA
5 13 (12.04%) ERP
6 12 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (8.33%) Project Management
7 9 (8.33%) Scrum
8 8 (7.41%) ETL
8 8 (7.41%) Migration
9 7 (6.48%) MVC
9 7 (6.48%) PRINCE2
10 6 (5.56%) Data Modelling
10 6 (5.56%) DevOps
10 6 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (5.56%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (5.56%) Waterfall
10 6 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.07%) SQL
2 24 (22.22%) C#
3 19 (17.59%) T-SQL
4 13 (12.04%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.70%) Perl
6 4 (3.70%) PHP
6 4 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.70%) Python
6 4 (3.70%) Ruby
7 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.78%) VBA
7 3 (2.78%) VBScript
8 2 (1.85%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.85%) SOQL
8 2 (1.85%) X++
9 1 (0.93%) C++
9 1 (0.93%) Java
9 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) Degree
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.70%) MCSA
4 3 (2.78%) CCNA
4 3 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.93%) ISEB
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.93%) MCITP
6 1 (0.93%) MCP
6 1 (0.93%) MCSE
6 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.93%) PMP
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.93%) VCP5
6 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) P3O
System Software
1 20 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.63%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.85%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.93%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (12.04%) SCCM
2 6 (5.56%) Puppet
3 4 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.70%) SCOM
3 4 (3.70%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.85%) Ansible
5 2 (1.85%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.93%) Nagios
6 1 (0.93%) Oozie
6 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (18.52%) Oracle
2 14 (12.96%) VMware
3 10 (9.26%) Citrix
4 8 (7.41%) SAP
5 6 (5.56%) JD Edwards
6 5 (4.63%) Sitecore
7 4 (3.70%) Apple
7 4 (3.70%) Remedy
7 4 (3.70%) WorldPay
8 3 (2.78%) Cisco
8 3 (2.78%) Cognos
8 3 (2.78%) HP
9 2 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.85%) Siebel
10 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.93%) Dell
10 1 (0.93%) Informatica
10 1 (0.93%) Lotus
10 1 (0.93%) NetApp
10 1 (0.93%) Symantec