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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 15 5
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 54 42 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.59% 8.77% 14.35%
As % of the Vendors category 41.54% 21.00% 30.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 32
Median daily rate £425 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £138 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Median hourly rate £29.88 £15.77 £34.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.44% -54.12%
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 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
130 200 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 42.35% 41.75% 46.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 130 105
Median daily rate £400 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £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 4 12 45
Median hourly rate £17.25 £20.88 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.36% -24.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £17.19 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £60.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 28 September 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 28 September 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 39 (36.45%) Windows
2 32 (29.91%) MS Excel
3 29 (27.10%) SQL Server
4 24 (22.43%) SQL
5 23 (21.50%) .NET
5 23 (21.50%) MS Office
6 22 (20.56%) CRM
6 22 (20.56%) ITIL
6 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (19.63%) Dynamics CRM
7 21 (19.63%) C#
8 19 (17.76%) Active Directory
8 19 (17.76%) Oracle
9 18 (16.82%) ASP.NET
10 17 (15.89%) T-SQL
11 15 (14.02%) SOA
11 15 (14.02%) .NET Framework
12 14 (13.08%) SCCM
13 13 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (12.15%) VMware
14 12 (11.21%) JavaScript
14 12 (11.21%) IIS
15 11 (10.28%) SharePoint
15 11 (10.28%) ERP
15 11 (10.28%) Migration
15 11 (10.28%) Finance
15 11 (10.28%) RESTful
15 11 (10.28%) Windows 7
16 10 (9.35%) Degree
16 10 (9.35%) SaaS

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 12 (11.21%) IIS
2 11 (10.28%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.48%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (6.54%) CMS
5 6 (5.61%) MS Exchange
6 5 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (4.67%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (4.67%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.87%) Jetty
8 2 (1.87%) Mongrel
8 2 (1.87%) nginx
8 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.93%) Apache
9 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.93%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 32 (29.91%) MS Excel
2 23 (21.50%) MS Office
3 4 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.80%) MS Project
5 1 (0.93%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 21 (19.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.67%) BigMachines
2 5 (4.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.93%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.35%) SaaS
2 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.54%) Office 365
3 2 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.87%) Force.com
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.93%) Heroku
4 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.35%) DHCP
2 9 (8.41%) DNS
3 7 (6.54%) SAN
4 5 (4.67%) LAN
4 5 (4.67%) WAN
5 4 (3.74%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.80%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.87%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.87%) FTP
7 2 (1.87%) HTTP
7 2 (1.87%) Internet
7 2 (1.87%) IPsec
7 2 (1.87%) LDAP
8 1 (0.93%) Firewall
8 1 (0.93%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.93%) NAS
8 1 (0.93%) PSTN
8 1 (0.93%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.93%) VLAN
8 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (27.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.54%) MySQL
3 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.61%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (4.67%) SAP HANA
6 4 (3.74%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.87%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.93%) Power BI
8 1 (0.93%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (8.41%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.74%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.87%) MSTest
3 2 (1.87%) Selenium
3 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.87%) 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 11 (10.28%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Advertising
2 6 (5.61%) Marketing
3 5 (4.67%) Billing
4 4 (3.74%) Back Office
4 4 (3.74%) Front Office
5 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.93%) Electronics
6 1 (0.93%) Local Government
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (18.69%) Developer
2 16 (14.95%) Analyst
3 15 (14.02%) Architect
4 12 (11.21%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (10.28%) .NET Developer
5 11 (10.28%) Support Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) Administrator
6 9 (8.41%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) CRM Architect
7 8 (7.48%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 8 (7.48%) Desktop Support
8 7 (6.54%) Applications Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) SQL Developer
9 6 (5.61%) Consultant
9 6 (5.61%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Applications Support
10 5 (4.67%) Applications Support Engineer
11 4 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (3.74%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.50%) .NET
2 18 (16.82%) ASP.NET
3 15 (14.02%) .NET Framework
4 11 (10.28%) RESTful
5 8 (7.48%) HTML
5 8 (7.48%) XML
6 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (5.61%) CSS
6 6 (5.61%) Middleware
6 6 (5.61%) Web Services
7 5 (4.67%) SOAP
8 4 (3.74%) jQuery
8 4 (3.74%) REST
9 3 (2.80%) Ajax
9 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (2.80%) LAMP
10 2 (1.87%) Classic ASP
10 2 (1.87%) COM
10 2 (1.87%) Servlets
10 2 (1.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.54%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.74%) NHS
4 3 (2.80%) BYOD
5 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.87%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.87%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.93%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.93%) Informatics
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) PMI
6 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 39 (36.45%) Windows
2 11 (10.28%) Windows 7
3 10 (9.35%) Windows Server
4 9 (8.41%) Linux
5 8 (7.48%) Windows 8
6 6 (5.61%) Mac OS
6 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.80%) Unix
9 3 (2.80%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.80%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.87%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.93%) Android
11 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (20.56%) CRM
1 22 (20.56%) ITIL
2 15 (14.02%) SOA
3 13 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (10.28%) ERP
4 11 (10.28%) Migration
5 10 (9.35%) Project Management
6 8 (7.48%) PRINCE2
7 7 (6.54%) Scrum
8 6 (5.61%) Data Modelling
8 6 (5.61%) DevOps
8 6 (5.61%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (5.61%) MVC
8 6 (5.61%) Performance Optimisation
8 6 (5.61%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 6 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (5.61%) Web Development
9 5 (4.67%) API Design
9 5 (4.67%) Order to Cash
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.43%) SQL
2 21 (19.63%) C#
3 17 (15.89%) T-SQL
4 12 (11.21%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.41%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.74%) Perl
6 4 (3.74%) PHP
6 4 (3.74%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.74%) Python
6 4 (3.74%) Ruby
7 3 (2.80%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.80%) VBScript
8 2 (1.87%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.87%) SOQL
8 2 (1.87%) VBA
9 1 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.93%) C++
9 1 (0.93%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (9.35%) Degree
2 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.74%) MCSA
4 3 (2.80%) CCNA
4 3 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.87%) 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 4 (3.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) P3O
System Software
1 19 (17.76%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.74%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.87%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (13.08%) SCCM
2 6 (5.61%) Puppet
3 4 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.74%) SCOM
3 4 (3.74%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.87%) Ansible
5 2 (1.87%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.87%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.93%) Nagios
6 1 (0.93%) Oozie
6 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (17.76%) Oracle
2 13 (12.15%) VMware
3 8 (7.48%) Citrix
3 8 (7.48%) SAP
4 5 (4.67%) Sitecore
5 4 (3.74%) Apple
5 4 (3.74%) JD Edwards
6 3 (2.80%) Cisco
6 3 (2.80%) Cognos
6 3 (2.80%) HP
6 3 (2.80%) Remedy
6 3 (2.80%) WorldPay
7 2 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.87%) Siebel
8 1 (0.93%) Adobe
8 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.93%) Dell
8 1 (0.93%) Informatica
8 1 (0.93%) Lotus
8 1 (0.93%) NetApp
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