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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 112 118 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.95% 16.81% 14.96%
As % of the Vendors category 31.73% 31.47% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 36 36
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£325 £338 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 16
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £36.25 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
353 375 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 47.13% 53.42% 49.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 164 116
Average daily rate £325 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 33 32
Average hourly rate £12.75 £12.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
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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 +3 65 £325 -3.70% 38
Peterborough +3 30 £288 -23.33% 2
Huntingdon - 2 £325 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 91 (39.91%) Windows
2 70 (30.70%) Active Directory
3 66 (28.95%) MS Excel
4 59 (25.88%) MS Office
5 55 (24.12%) ITIL
6 37 (16.23%) .NET
6 37 (16.23%) Citrix
7 36 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (14.47%) SQL Server
9 32 (14.04%) DNS
10 31 (13.60%) C#
11 30 (13.16%) VMware
12 29 (12.72%) Project Management
13 27 (11.84%) DHCP
13 27 (11.84%) MS Exchange
14 26 (11.40%) SQL
14 26 (11.40%) Cisco
15 25 (10.96%) SharePoint
16 22 (9.65%) Linux
16 22 (9.65%) Windows 7
17 20 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
17 20 (8.77%) Adobe
17 20 (8.77%) Incident Management
18 19 (8.33%) PowerShell
18 19 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
19 18 (7.89%) Symantec
20 17 (7.46%) Finance
20 17 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
20 17 (7.46%) Ruby
20 17 (7.46%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 27 (11.84%) MS Exchange
2 25 (10.96%) SharePoint
3 19 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (7.02%) IIS
5 14 (6.14%) IBM Notes
6 11 (4.82%) Lync
6 11 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.75%) CMS
10 4 (1.75%) Documentum
11 3 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.88%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 66 (28.95%) MS Excel
2 59 (25.88%) MS Office
3 9 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.51%) MS Visio
5 7 (3.07%) MS Project
6 3 (1.32%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.44%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.44%) InDesign
7 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.44%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
1 8 (3.51%) Tridion
2 5 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.88%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.07%) Office 365
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.04%) DNS
2 27 (11.84%) DHCP
3 11 (4.82%) SAN
4 10 (4.39%) LDAP
5 7 (3.07%) Intranet
6 6 (2.63%) Firewall
6 6 (2.63%) VoIP
7 5 (2.19%) Network Security
7 5 (2.19%) VLAN
8 4 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.75%) OpenLDAP
8 4 (1.75%) PBX
8 4 (1.75%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.75%) VPN
9 3 (1.32%) WAN
9 3 (1.32%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.88%) WebEx
10 2 (0.88%) FCoE
10 2 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.07%) RDBMS
3 7 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (3.07%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (2.19%) FileMaker
6 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.88%) MySQL
8 1 (0.44%) OLAP
8 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.44%) MS Access
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (7.02%) SpecFlow
2 13 (5.70%) Selenium
3 12 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 4 (1.75%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.88%) JIRA
6 1 (0.44%) Ant
6 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.44%) MSI
6 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.44%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (7.46%) Finance
2 10 (4.39%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.95%) Retail
4 6 (2.63%) Advertising
5 3 (1.32%) Marketing
6 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Billing
7 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (41.67%) Analyst
2 29 (12.72%) Support Analyst
3 27 (11.84%) Consultant
4 26 (11.40%) Service Analyst
4 26 (11.40%) Service Desk Analyst
5 21 (9.21%) Architect
6 19 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
7 15 (6.58%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 14 (6.14%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (4.82%) Developer
9 11 (4.82%) Support Engineer
10 10 (4.39%) Microsoft Consultant
10 10 (4.39%) Test Analyst
10 10 (4.39%) Desktop Support
11 9 (3.95%) Help Desk Analyst
11 9 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (3.51%) Administrator
12 8 (3.51%) QA Analyst
13 7 (3.07%) Project Manager
13 7 (3.07%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.23%) .NET
2 17 (7.46%) .NET Framework
3 12 (5.26%) Web Services
3 12 (5.26%) XML
4 11 (4.82%) ASP.NET
5 9 (3.95%) CSS
6 8 (3.51%) J2EE
6 8 (3.51%) HTML
7 7 (3.07%) HTML5
7 7 (3.07%) CSS3
8 4 (1.75%) Middleware
8 4 (1.75%) ODBC
9 2 (0.88%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.88%) SOAP
10 1 (0.44%) XSL
10 1 (0.44%) Flash
10 1 (0.44%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.44%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.44%) CAML
10 1 (0.44%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.02%) Blackberry
2 11 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.51%) iPad
3 8 (3.51%) iPhone
4 7 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.63%) Kindle
6 5 (2.19%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.19%) BYOD
7 4 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.75%) IVR
7 4 (1.75%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.32%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.32%) User Experience
9 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.88%) Clustering
9 2 (0.88%) EPoS
10 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.44%) PMI
10 1 (0.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 91 (39.91%) Windows
2 22 (9.65%) Linux
2 22 (9.65%) Windows 7
3 20 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 11 (4.82%) Debian
8 9 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.07%) Windows XP
9 7 (3.07%) UNIX
10 3 (1.32%) Android
10 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.88%) BlackBerry OS
11 2 (0.88%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (24.12%) ITIL
2 36 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (12.72%) Project Management
4 20 (8.77%) Incident Management
5 17 (7.46%) BDD
6 15 (6.58%) Service Delivery
7 14 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (6.14%) E-Commerce
8 13 (5.70%) PRINCE2
9 11 (4.82%) Migration
10 10 (4.39%) Change Management
10 10 (4.39%) Data Analysis
11 7 (3.07%) CRM
11 7 (3.07%) Load Balancing
11 7 (3.07%) Business Transformation
12 6 (2.63%) Portfolio Management
12 6 (2.63%) Waterfall
12 6 (2.63%) Scrum
12 6 (2.63%) ERP
13 5 (2.19%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 31 (13.60%) C#
2 26 (11.40%) SQL
3 19 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 17 (7.46%) Ruby
5 11 (4.82%) Java
6 7 (3.07%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.32%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.88%) VBScript
9 1 (0.44%) C++
9 1 (0.44%) Python
9 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (7.02%) MCP
2 9 (3.95%) MCSE
3 8 (3.51%) CCNA
3 8 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.07%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.19%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (2.19%) Degree
6 5 (2.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.32%) MCITP
8 2 (0.88%) CCA
9 1 (0.44%) ISEB
9 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.44%) MCDST
9 1 (0.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.02%) QA
2 15 (6.58%) SLA
3 6 (2.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (30.70%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.26%) Terminal Server
3 10 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.19%) vSphere
5 4 (1.75%) Dovecot
5 4 (1.75%) XenApp
5 4 (1.75%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.32%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.44%) XenServer
7 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (5.26%) SCCM
2 4 (1.75%) SCOM
3 2 (0.88%) SCDPM
3 2 (0.88%) WMI
3 2 (0.88%) DameWare
3 2 (0.88%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.44%) WSUS
4 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 37 (16.23%) Citrix
2 30 (13.16%) VMware
3 26 (11.40%) Cisco
4 20 (8.77%) Adobe
5 18 (7.89%) Symantec
6 16 (7.02%) McAfee
6 16 (7.02%) Lotus
7 13 (5.70%) Oracle
8 11 (4.82%) Red Hat
8 11 (4.82%) SAP
9 9 (3.95%) Remedy
9 9 (3.95%) HP
10 6 (2.63%) Infoblox
10 6 (2.63%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.19%) 3PAR
11 5 (2.19%) WorldPay
12 4 (1.75%) F5
12 4 (1.75%) Verint
12 4 (1.75%) Dell
12 4 (1.75%) EMC
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