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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 April 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 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 82 116 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 13.31% 15.98% 15.73%
As % of the Vendors category 32.41% 31.96% 31.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 57 41
Average daily rate £400 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £193 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.97 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.65 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
253 363 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 41.07% 50.00% 49.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 179 154
Average daily rate £363 £325 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -17.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £165 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £485 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £11.74 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 £37.50 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 April 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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -5 44 £394 +21.15% 20
Peterborough +2 17 £120 -52.00% 6
Huntingdon -1 6 £508 +56.15% 1
St Neots - 1 £118 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 57 (34.34%) MS Excel
2 54 (32.53%) Windows
3 45 (27.11%) Active Directory
4 44 (26.51%) MS Office
5 30 (18.07%) SQL
6 28 (16.87%) Finance
6 28 (16.87%) Migration
7 27 (16.27%) SQL Server
8 26 (15.66%) CRM
8 26 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (15.66%) Windows 7
9 25 (15.06%) ERP
10 23 (13.86%) .NET
10 23 (13.86%) Dynamics CRM
11 22 (13.25%) Data Migration
12 21 (12.65%) ETL
13 20 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (12.05%) ITIL
13 20 (12.05%) VMware
14 18 (10.84%) SAP
15 17 (10.24%) COM
15 17 (10.24%) Salesforce.com
16 16 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (9.64%) Apple iOS
17 15 (9.04%) SCCM
17 15 (9.04%) C#
17 15 (9.04%) Project Management
17 15 (9.04%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (8.43%) PRINCE2
18 14 (8.43%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 14 (8.43%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.83%) CMS
2 13 (7.83%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.01%) IIS
4 4 (2.41%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.81%) nginx
5 3 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.20%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.20%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.20%) WordPress
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.60%) Apache
7 1 (0.60%) Documentum
7 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 57 (34.34%) MS Excel
2 44 (26.51%) MS Office
3 12 (7.23%) MS Project
4 7 (4.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.20%) Acrobat
5 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (13.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (6.02%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (5.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (1.20%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (1.20%) Primavera
6 1 (0.60%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.60%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.23%) SaaS
2 10 (6.02%) Force.com
3 9 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.42%) Heroku
3 9 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.41%) Office 365
5 3 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.20%) GitHub
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.82%) SAN
2 6 (3.61%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.61%) WAN
3 5 (3.01%) LAN
4 3 (1.81%) Firewall
4 3 (1.81%) Internet
4 3 (1.81%) VLAN
5 2 (1.20%) DHCP
5 2 (1.20%) DNS
5 2 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.20%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.20%) Network Security
5 2 (1.20%) VPN
5 2 (1.20%) Wireless
6 1 (0.60%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.60%) Extranet
6 1 (0.60%) Intranet
6 1 (0.60%) MPLS
6 1 (0.60%) VoIP
6 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.27%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (7.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (7.23%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (4.22%) MySQL
7 6 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (3.01%) QlikView
8 5 (3.01%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.81%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.20%) FileMaker
11 2 (1.20%) SAP Data Services
12 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Power View
12 1 (0.60%) Power BI
12 1 (0.60%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (3.01%) Cucumber
1 5 (3.01%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.81%) Capybara
3 3 (1.81%) Selenium
3 3 (1.81%) SpecFlow
3 3 (1.81%) WATIR
4 2 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.20%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.60%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.60%) JIRA
5 1 (0.60%) MorphX
5 1 (0.60%) MSTest
5 1 (0.60%) NUnit
5 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.60%) Subversion
5 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (16.87%) Finance
2 12 (7.23%) Marketing
3 8 (4.82%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.61%) Advertising
5 5 (3.01%) Retail
6 4 (2.41%) Publishing
7 3 (1.81%) Electronics
7 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.20%) Banking
8 2 (1.20%) Legal
9 1 (0.60%) Automotive
9 1 (0.60%) Billing
9 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.60%) German Language
9 1 (0.60%) Law
9 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (20.48%) Analyst
2 24 (14.46%) Developer
3 16 (9.64%) Support Engineer
4 15 (9.04%) 1st Line Support
4 15 (9.04%) Architect
5 14 (8.43%) Project Manager
6 12 (7.23%) Consultant
7 10 (6.02%) Desktop Support
7 10 (6.02%) IT Engineer
8 9 (5.42%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (5.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 9 (5.42%) Service Analyst
8 9 (5.42%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (5.42%) Technical Architect
9 8 (4.82%) Salesforce.com Architect
10 7 (4.22%) CRM Specialist
10 7 (4.22%) Migration Specialist
10 7 (4.22%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.22%) Technical Consultant
11 6 (3.61%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.86%) .NET
2 17 (10.24%) COM
3 13 (7.83%) ASP.NET
3 13 (7.83%) Web Services
4 12 (7.23%) RESTful
5 10 (6.02%) SOAP
5 10 (6.02%) Visualforce
6 9 (5.42%) .NET Framework
7 8 (4.82%) jQuery
8 7 (4.22%) HTML
9 6 (3.61%) CSS
10 5 (3.01%) XML
11 4 (2.41%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.81%) LEMP Stack
12 3 (1.81%) MDX
12 3 (1.81%) Spring Boot
12 3 (1.81%) WPF
12 3 (1.81%) XSLT
13 2 (1.20%) OpenJDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.63%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (6.02%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.22%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.01%) User Experience
6 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.41%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.81%) BYOD
7 3 (1.81%) Clustering
8 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.20%) NHS
8 2 (1.20%) PKI
8 2 (1.20%) PMI
8 2 (1.20%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.20%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 54 (32.53%) Windows
2 26 (15.66%) Windows 7
3 16 (9.64%) Apple iOS
4 12 (7.23%) Windows 8
4 12 (7.23%) Windows XP
5 10 (6.02%) Linux
6 9 (5.42%) Android
6 9 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (4.82%) Windows Server
8 7 (4.22%) Windows Vista
9 6 (3.61%) Mac OS
9 6 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.41%) Unix
11 3 (1.81%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.60%) CentOS
13 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.87%) Migration
2 26 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (15.66%) CRM
3 25 (15.06%) ERP
4 22 (13.25%) Data Migration
5 21 (12.65%) ETL
6 20 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (12.05%) ITIL
7 15 (9.04%) Project Management
8 14 (8.43%) PRINCE2
9 12 (7.23%) Automated Testing
9 12 (7.23%) Data Modelling
9 12 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (6.63%) Waterfall
11 10 (6.02%) Project Planning
11 10 (6.02%) Use Case
12 9 (5.42%) Business Analysis
13 8 (4.82%) Mentoring
13 8 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (4.82%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.07%) SQL
2 15 (9.04%) C#
3 12 (7.23%) Java
4 10 (6.02%) Apex Code
4 10 (6.02%) SOQL
5 9 (5.42%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.42%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.22%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.41%) Python
7 4 (2.41%) X++
8 3 (1.81%) C
8 3 (1.81%) Ruby
9 2 (1.20%) PHP
9 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.20%) VBA
10 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (9.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.83%) SC Cleared
2 13 (7.83%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.02%) MCSE
4 8 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (4.22%) Degree
6 3 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.20%) ISEB
7 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.20%) MCSA
7 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.20%) VCP5
7 2 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.60%) CCIE
8 1 (0.60%) CCNA
8 1 (0.60%) CCNP
8 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.60%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.23%) SLA
2 7 (4.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) COBIT
3 1 (0.60%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.60%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (27.11%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.41%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.41%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.81%) Docker
4 3 (1.81%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (9.04%) SCCM
2 8 (4.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.41%) SCOM
3 4 (2.41%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.81%) Puppet
5 2 (1.20%) Ansible
5 2 (1.20%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.60%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.60%) Nagios
6 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (12.05%) VMware
2 18 (10.84%) SAP
3 17 (10.24%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (6.02%) Citrix
4 10 (6.02%) Oracle
4 10 (6.02%) Siebel
5 7 (4.22%) Apple
5 7 (4.22%) JD Edwards
5 7 (4.22%) NetSuite
6 5 (3.01%) Adobe
6 5 (3.01%) Cognos
6 5 (3.01%) Dell
7 4 (2.41%) Cisco
7 4 (2.41%) NetApp
8 3 (1.81%) Avaya
8 3 (1.81%) HP
8 3 (1.81%) Nintex
8 3 (1.81%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.81%) WorldPay
9 2 (1.20%) Veeam
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