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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 62 39 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.16% 10.60% 14.25%
As % of the Vendors category 30.24% 22.67% 36.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 23
Average daily rate
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£300 £415 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.71% +38.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £173 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £515 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 11
Average hourly rate £34.38 £20.00 £14.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% +35.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £20.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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
205 172 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 46.80% 46.74% 39.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 78 68
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 11 22
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.05 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £48.90 £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 36 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 34 (30.36%) Windows
3 31 (27.68%) .NET
4 28 (25.00%) Oracle
5 26 (23.21%) MS Excel
6 25 (22.32%) C#
7 23 (20.54%) HTML
7 23 (20.54%) CSS
8 22 (19.64%) SQL
9 20 (17.86%) SQL Server
9 20 (17.86%) MS Exchange
10 18 (16.07%) ITIL
10 18 (16.07%) Citrix
11 17 (15.18%) jQuery
12 16 (14.29%) Blackberry
12 16 (14.29%) MS Office
12 16 (14.29%) Perl
12 16 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (13.39%) Finance
13 15 (13.39%) Visual Studio
13 15 (13.39%) DNS
14 14 (12.50%) Advertising
14 14 (12.50%) MVC
14 14 (12.50%) VMware
14 14 (12.50%) Windows 7
14 14 (12.50%) CSS3
15 13 (11.61%) HTML5
15 13 (11.61%) Open Source
15 13 (11.61%) OpenID
15 13 (11.61%) OpenSSO

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.36%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.68%) Apache
5 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.79%) IIS
5 2 (1.79%) SAS
5 2 (1.79%) Lync
6 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.89%) Content Management Server
6 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (23.21%) MS Excel
2 16 (14.29%) MS Office
3 4 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.89%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.39%) DNS
2 13 (11.61%) SMTP
3 11 (9.82%) DHCP
4 10 (8.93%) LAN
4 10 (8.93%) WAN
5 8 (7.14%) VPN
5 8 (7.14%) SAN
6 7 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.25%) MPLS
7 6 (5.36%) Internet
7 6 (5.36%) VLAN
7 6 (5.36%) Firewall
8 5 (4.46%) IPv6
9 3 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (2.68%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.68%) SSL
9 3 (2.68%) VoIP
10 2 (1.79%) ISDN
10 2 (1.79%) Intranet
10 2 (1.79%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.68%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.79%) SSDT
6 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.89%) MySQL
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (13.39%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.36%) JIRA
2 6 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.46%) MSBuild
4 3 (2.68%) WiX
5 2 (1.79%) Maven
5 2 (1.79%) NuGet
5 2 (1.79%) Gradle
5 2 (1.79%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.79%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.79%) MSI
6 1 (0.89%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.89%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.89%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.89%) Subversion
6 1 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.89%) Toad
6 1 (0.89%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (13.39%) Finance
2 14 (12.50%) Advertising
3 7 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.68%) Banking
5 2 (1.79%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (32.14%) Developer
2 16 (14.29%) Analyst
3 14 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 9 (8.04%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (8.04%) Service Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) Consultant
6 7 (6.25%) Architect
6 7 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Administrator
8 4 (3.57%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.57%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.57%) C# Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) SQL Developer
9 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Network Support
9 3 (2.68%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.68%) .NET
2 23 (20.54%) HTML
2 23 (20.54%) CSS
3 17 (15.18%) jQuery
4 14 (12.50%) CSS3
5 13 (11.61%) OpenID
5 13 (11.61%) HTML5
5 13 (11.61%) OAuth
5 13 (11.61%) ASP.NET
6 10 (8.93%) .NET Framework
7 7 (6.25%) ADO.NET
8 6 (5.36%) Web Services
8 6 (5.36%) AngularJS
9 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (3.57%) XML
10 4 (3.57%) J2EE
10 4 (3.57%) Ajax
10 4 (3.57%) Middleware
11 3 (2.68%) LINQ
11 3 (2.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 13 (11.61%) Open Source
3 6 (5.36%) Kindle
3 6 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.46%) PKI
5 4 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.68%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.68%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.79%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.79%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.89%) Statistics
8 1 (0.89%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.89%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (30.36%) Windows
2 14 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 10 (8.93%) Linux
3 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.46%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.57%) UNIX
7 4 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.79%) CentOS
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.07%) ITIL
2 16 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (12.50%) MVC
4 12 (10.71%) Scrum
5 11 (9.82%) Migration
6 9 (8.04%) OOP
7 8 (7.14%) ERP
8 5 (4.46%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (3.57%) Software Engineering
9 4 (3.57%) Data Migration
9 4 (3.57%) CRM
9 4 (3.57%) OO
9 4 (3.57%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.57%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.57%) Project Management
10 3 (2.68%) SOA
10 3 (2.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.68%) TDD
10 3 (2.68%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.32%) C#
2 22 (19.64%) SQL
3 16 (14.29%) Perl
4 13 (11.61%) PHP
4 13 (11.61%) Tcl
5 8 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.46%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.46%) C
7 4 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.68%) Java
8 3 (2.68%) XAML
9 2 (1.79%) VBScript
9 2 (1.79%) Python
9 2 (1.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.89%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.89%) TTCN
10 1 (0.89%) VB
10 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.25%) MCSE
2 7 (6.25%) Degree
3 4 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.68%) MCP
4 3 (2.68%) MCTS
4 3 (2.68%) MCITP
4 3 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.68%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.79%) NCDA
5 2 (1.79%) NCIE
5 2 (1.79%) VCAP
5 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.79%) MCSA
5 2 (1.79%) OCP
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.79%) RHCE
5 2 (1.79%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.79%) PMP
5 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.89%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) CDISC
2 1 (0.89%) GCP
2 1 (0.89%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 36 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.68%) XenApp
3 2 (1.79%) XenServer
3 2 (1.79%) vSphere
3 2 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (1.79%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.89%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.89%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 13 (11.61%) OpenSSO
2 9 (8.04%) SCCM
3 7 (6.25%) SCOM
4 5 (4.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (2.68%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.68%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.79%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.79%) WSUS
6 2 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (25.00%) Oracle
2 18 (16.07%) Citrix
3 14 (12.50%) VMware
4 10 (8.93%) Remedy
5 8 (7.14%) HP
6 7 (6.25%) Cisco
7 6 (5.36%) SAP
8 5 (4.46%) Juniper
8 5 (4.46%) Symantec
9 4 (3.57%) webMethods
9 4 (3.57%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.57%) EMC
10 3 (2.68%) Nortel
10 3 (2.68%) Apple
10 3 (2.68%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.68%) Adobe
10 3 (2.68%) Nokia
10 3 (2.68%) WatchGuard
10 3 (2.68%) Red Gate
11 2 (1.79%) Planview
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