The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 91 105 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 15.29% 13.24% 17.92%
As % of the Vendors category 34.47% 29.83% 34.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 57 56
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £225 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £450 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 13
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £16.39 £21.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
Microsoft
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Vendors Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
264 352 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 44.37% 44.39% 52.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 200 195
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 40 35
Median hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £41.05 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.24% +7.19%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Cambridgeshire region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Cambridgeshire region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +4 55 £375 +7.14% 25
Peterborough -1 18 £325 +13.04% 3
Huntingdon -1 4 - -
St Neots - 1 £118 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 62 (37.13%) Windows
2 56 (33.53%) MS Excel
3 43 (25.75%) .NET
4 41 (24.55%) Active Directory
5 39 (23.35%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (22.75%) MS Office
7 35 (20.96%) SQL Server
8 31 (18.56%) SQL
8 31 (18.56%) C#
9 29 (17.37%) Windows 7
10 27 (16.17%) ASP.NET
10 27 (16.17%) ERP
11 24 (14.37%) Migration
12 23 (13.77%) ITIL
13 22 (13.17%) CRM
13 22 (13.17%) Finance
14 21 (12.57%) .NET Framework
15 20 (11.98%) Dynamics CRM
15 20 (11.98%) VMware
16 19 (11.38%) SCCM
17 18 (10.78%) CMS
17 18 (10.78%) ETL
17 18 (10.78%) SAP
17 18 (10.78%) T-SQL
17 18 (10.78%) Project Management
18 17 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (10.18%) JavaScript
18 17 (10.18%) Web Services
18 17 (10.18%) Data Migration
18 17 (10.18%) RESTful

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 18 (10.78%) CMS
2 14 (8.38%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.38%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.59%) IIS
4 8 (4.79%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (4.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.99%) nginx
7 5 (2.99%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.20%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.20%) Jetty
9 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.20%) WordPress
10 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.60%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 56 (33.53%) MS Excel
2 38 (22.75%) MS Office
3 12 (7.19%) MS Project
4 4 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.60%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 20 (11.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (7.78%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.99%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.80%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (1.20%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.60%) Lawson
6 1 (0.60%) Primavera
6 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.99%) Force.com
2 10 (5.99%) Heroku
3 7 (4.19%) Office 365
4 6 (3.59%) SaaS
5 3 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.20%) GitHub
7 1 (0.60%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.59%) SAN
2 10 (5.99%) WAN
3 8 (4.79%) DHCP
3 8 (4.79%) DNS
4 7 (4.19%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.59%) LAN
6 3 (1.80%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.80%) VLAN
7 2 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.20%) Firewall
7 2 (1.20%) FTP
7 2 (1.20%) HTTP
7 2 (1.20%) Internet
7 2 (1.20%) IPsec
7 2 (1.20%) NAS
8 1 (0.60%) Extranet
8 1 (0.60%) Intranet
8 1 (0.60%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.60%) Skype
8 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.96%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (8.98%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (7.19%) MySQL
5 10 (5.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (5.39%) Data Mining
6 9 (5.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (3.59%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.40%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.40%) QlikView
10 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Power View
12 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (6.59%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.59%) Cucumber
3 5 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.40%) Selenium
5 3 (1.80%) Capybara
5 3 (1.80%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.80%) MSTest
5 3 (1.80%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.80%) WATIR
6 2 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.20%) Gerrit
6 2 (1.20%) NUnit
6 2 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.20%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.60%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.60%) MorphX
7 1 (0.60%) Subversion
7 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (13.17%) Finance
2 9 (5.39%) Advertising
3 7 (4.19%) Marketing
3 7 (4.19%) Retail
4 5 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.80%) Legal
6 2 (1.20%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Billing
7 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.60%) German Language
7 1 (0.60%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Local Government
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (19.16%) Developer
2 24 (14.37%) Analyst
3 15 (8.98%) Architect
4 14 (8.38%) .NET Developer
4 14 (8.38%) Project Manager
4 14 (8.38%) Support Engineer
5 13 (7.78%) Consultant
6 12 (7.19%) Desktop Support
7 11 (6.59%) 1st Line Support
7 11 (6.59%) Desktop Engineer
7 11 (6.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) Salesforce.com Architect
8 9 (5.39%) Technical Architect
9 8 (4.79%) Technical Consultant
10 7 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.19%) IT Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) Service Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) SQL Developer
11 6 (3.59%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (25.75%) .NET
2 27 (16.17%) ASP.NET
3 21 (12.57%) .NET Framework
4 17 (10.18%) RESTful
4 17 (10.18%) Web Services
5 14 (8.38%) SOAP
6 13 (7.78%) COM
7 12 (7.19%) HTML
8 11 (6.59%) Visualforce
8 11 (6.59%) XML
9 10 (5.99%) CSS
9 10 (5.99%) jQuery
10 7 (4.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (2.99%) AngularJS
11 5 (2.99%) LEMP Stack
11 5 (2.99%) REST
12 3 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (1.80%) Spring Boot
12 3 (1.80%) WCF
12 3 (1.80%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.58%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (6.59%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.79%) Data Structures
4 7 (4.19%) User Experience
5 4 (2.40%) BYOD
5 4 (2.40%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.80%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.80%) Clustering
6 3 (1.80%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.80%) NHS
7 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.20%) PMI
7 2 (1.20%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.20%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.60%) Informatics
8 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 62 (37.13%) Windows
2 29 (17.37%) Windows 7
3 17 (10.18%) Apple iOS
4 14 (8.38%) Windows 8
5 11 (6.59%) Linux
5 11 (6.59%) Windows Server
5 11 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (5.99%) Android
7 9 (5.39%) Mac OS
8 8 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.79%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.19%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.40%) Unix
10 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.80%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.20%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.35%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (16.17%) ERP
3 24 (14.37%) Migration
4 23 (13.77%) ITIL
5 22 (13.17%) CRM
6 18 (10.78%) ETL
6 18 (10.78%) Project Management
7 17 (10.18%) Data Migration
8 14 (8.38%) Automated Testing
8 14 (8.38%) PRINCE2
9 13 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (7.78%) Data Modelling
9 13 (7.78%) Waterfall
10 12 (7.19%) Mentoring
10 12 (7.19%) Scrum
11 11 (6.59%) MVC
11 11 (6.59%) Use Case
12 8 (4.79%) Presales
12 8 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.79%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (18.56%) C#
1 31 (18.56%) SQL
2 18 (10.78%) T-SQL
3 17 (10.18%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.78%) Java
5 11 (6.59%) Apex Code
5 11 (6.59%) SOQL
6 9 (5.39%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.59%) Python
8 5 (2.99%) Ruby
9 4 (2.40%) C
9 4 (2.40%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.40%) X++
10 3 (1.80%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.80%) VBScript
11 2 (1.20%) Perl
11 2 (1.20%) PHP
11 2 (1.20%) VBA
12 1 (0.60%) C++
12 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (8.98%) Degree
3 14 (8.38%) Security Cleared
4 13 (7.78%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.39%) MCSE
6 6 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.99%) MCSA
8 3 (1.80%) CCNA
8 3 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.80%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.20%) ISEB
9 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.20%) MCITP
9 2 (1.20%) MCP
9 2 (1.20%) PMP
9 2 (1.20%) VCP5
9 2 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.78%) SLA
2 3 (1.80%) Data Quality
System Software
1 41 (24.55%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.19%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.40%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.80%) Docker
5 3 (1.80%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (11.38%) SCCM
2 7 (4.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.99%) Puppet
4 4 (2.40%) SCOM
4 4 (2.40%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.20%) Ansible
5 2 (1.20%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.60%) Nagios
6 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (11.98%) VMware
2 18 (10.78%) SAP
3 15 (8.98%) Oracle
4 14 (8.38%) Citrix
4 14 (8.38%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (6.59%) Siebel
6 10 (5.99%) JD Edwards
7 8 (4.79%) Apple
8 6 (3.59%) Cisco
8 6 (3.59%) Cognos
9 4 (2.40%) Dell
9 4 (2.40%) NetApp
9 4 (2.40%) Remedy
9 4 (2.40%) WorldPay
10 3 (1.80%) Adobe
10 3 (1.80%) NetSuite
10 3 (1.80%) Nintex
10 3 (1.80%) Sitecore
11 2 (1.20%) HP
11 2 (1.20%) IBM
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