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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 136 64 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 17.28% 11.03% 17.98%
As % of the Vendors category 37.26% 26.67% 35.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 30 67
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£274 £325 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.76% -7.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £550 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 21
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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
365 240 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 46.38% 41.38% 50.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 111 170
Average daily rate £340 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £125 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 62
Average hourly rate £12.00 £29.38 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.14% +144.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.08 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +12 64 £328 -12.66% 33
Peterborough +5 51 £253 +94.42% 9
Huntingdon +4 2 - - 2
St Neots - - - - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 96 (37.80%) Windows
2 74 (29.13%) MS Office
3 71 (27.95%) Active Directory
4 69 (27.17%) MS Excel
5 54 (21.26%) Citrix
5 54 (21.26%) Finance
6 47 (18.50%) ITIL
6 47 (18.50%) .NET
7 40 (15.75%) Windows 7
8 32 (12.60%) Telecoms
9 31 (12.20%) SQL
9 31 (12.20%) MS Exchange
9 31 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (11.81%) C#
11 29 (11.42%) VMware
12 28 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (10.63%) WAN
14 25 (9.84%) SQL Server
14 25 (9.84%) Blackberry
15 24 (9.45%) LAN
16 22 (8.66%) Project Management
17 21 (8.27%) Oracle
18 20 (7.87%) HTML
18 20 (7.87%) CSS
18 20 (7.87%) HP
18 20 (7.87%) DNS
19 19 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
19 19 (7.48%) Advertising
20 18 (7.09%) TCP/IP
20 18 (7.09%) DHCP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 31 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.91%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.12%) Lync
4 12 (4.72%) CMS
5 11 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (3.94%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (3.54%) SAS
7 9 (3.54%) IBM Notes
7 9 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (2.76%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.57%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.57%) IIS
11 3 (1.18%) Apache
11 3 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.79%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 74 (29.13%) MS Office
2 69 (27.17%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.54%) MS Project
4 8 (3.15%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.39%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (2.76%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.63%) WAN
2 24 (9.45%) LAN
3 20 (7.87%) DNS
4 18 (7.09%) TCP/IP
4 18 (7.09%) DHCP
5 15 (5.91%) VPN
6 14 (5.51%) PBX
7 13 (5.12%) Firewall
8 12 (4.72%) SAN
9 10 (3.94%) MPLS
10 8 (3.15%) Internet
11 7 (2.76%) SMTP
12 6 (2.36%) IPv6
12 6 (2.36%) VLAN
13 5 (1.97%) Ethernet
14 4 (1.57%) ISDN
14 4 (1.57%) Intranet
14 4 (1.57%) BGP
14 4 (1.57%) Junos
14 4 (1.57%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 6 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.18%) MySQL
8 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.39%) Big Data
10 1 (0.39%) SSDT
10 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.39%) OLAP
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.54%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.36%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.57%) MSBuild
4 4 (1.57%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.18%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.18%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.18%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.79%) MSI
6 2 (0.79%) JIRA
6 2 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.39%) Ant
7 1 (0.39%) Selenium
7 1 (0.39%) Maven
7 1 (0.39%) Toad
7 1 (0.39%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.39%) NuGet
7 1 (0.39%) Gradle
General
1 54 (21.26%) Finance
2 32 (12.60%) Telecoms
3 19 (7.48%) Advertising
4 7 (2.76%) Publishing
4 7 (2.76%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.18%) Military
6 2 (0.79%) Banking
6 2 (0.79%) Retail
6 2 (0.79%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Law
7 1 (0.39%) Billing
7 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (31.89%) Analyst
2 38 (14.96%) Service Analyst
2 38 (14.96%) Service Desk Analyst
3 24 (9.45%) Consultant
4 23 (9.06%) Architect
4 23 (9.06%) Developer
5 18 (7.09%) Support Analyst
6 14 (5.51%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (5.12%) 1st Line Support
7 13 (5.12%) Support Engineer
8 12 (4.72%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (4.33%) Desktop Support
10 8 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.15%) .NET Developer
11 7 (2.76%) Network Engineer
11 7 (2.76%) SAS Consultant
11 7 (2.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 6 (2.36%) Business Architect
12 6 (2.36%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (18.50%) .NET
2 20 (7.87%) HTML
2 20 (7.87%) CSS
3 17 (6.69%) Web Services
4 13 (5.12%) HTML5
4 13 (5.12%) CSS3
5 12 (4.72%) jQuery
5 12 (4.72%) .NET Framework
6 11 (4.33%) ASP.NET
7 9 (3.54%) J2EE
8 7 (2.76%) OAuth
8 7 (2.76%) OpenID
9 4 (1.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (1.57%) SOAP
9 4 (1.57%) Middleware
10 3 (1.18%) MSMQ
10 3 (1.18%) Ajax
10 3 (1.18%) XML
10 3 (1.18%) WCF
10 3 (1.18%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.84%) Blackberry
2 17 (6.69%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.72%) IVR
5 8 (3.15%) Kindle
6 7 (2.76%) Data Integration
6 7 (2.76%) Open Source
6 7 (2.76%) Smartphone
6 7 (2.76%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.36%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.36%) Clustering
7 6 (2.36%) FMCG
7 6 (2.36%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.57%) PKI
8 4 (1.57%) Replication
8 4 (1.57%) CMDB
9 2 (0.79%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.79%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.79%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.79%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 96 (37.80%) Windows
2 40 (15.75%) Windows 7
3 31 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (5.91%) Linux
5 11 (4.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.94%) UNIX
6 10 (3.94%) Windows XP
6 10 (3.94%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.57%) Android
7 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.18%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.79%) Debian
9 2 (0.79%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.39%) CentOS
10 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (18.50%) ITIL
2 28 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (8.66%) Project Management
4 15 (5.91%) Migration
4 15 (5.91%) Data Analysis
4 15 (5.91%) Incident Management
5 12 (4.72%) WFM
6 10 (3.94%) Scrum
6 10 (3.94%) E-Commerce
7 9 (3.54%) Configuration Management
7 9 (3.54%) MVC
8 8 (3.15%) PRINCE2
8 8 (3.15%) Service Delivery
8 8 (3.15%) ETL
8 8 (3.15%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (3.15%) Business Analysis
9 7 (2.76%) Waterfall
9 7 (2.76%) Portfolio Management
10 6 (2.36%) Business Transformation
10 6 (2.36%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.20%) SQL
2 30 (11.81%) C#
3 15 (5.91%) PowerShell
4 11 (4.33%) Java
5 8 (3.15%) T-SQL
5 8 (3.15%) Perl
6 7 (2.76%) PHP
6 7 (2.76%) Tcl
6 7 (2.76%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.97%) Ruby
7 5 (1.97%) C
8 4 (1.57%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.18%) VBScript
10 2 (0.79%) Python
10 2 (0.79%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.39%) TTCN
11 1 (0.39%) R
11 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.39%) VBA
11 1 (0.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (6.30%) Degree
3 12 (4.72%) MCP
4 9 (3.54%) MCSE
5 7 (2.76%) SAS Certification
6 5 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.97%) CCNA
6 5 (1.97%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.97%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.57%) MCTS
7 4 (1.57%) MCITP
7 4 (1.57%) CCA
7 4 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.18%) PMP
8 3 (1.18%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.18%) ISEB
8 3 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.15%) ISO 9001
2 7 (2.76%) QA
3 4 (1.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.39%) GCP
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.39%) CDISC
System Software
1 71 (27.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.76%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.97%) XenApp
5 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.18%) vSphere
6 3 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.79%) Dovecot
7 2 (0.79%) XenServer
8 1 (0.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.39%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 16 (6.30%) SCCM
2 7 (2.76%) OpenSSO
3 4 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.18%) Nagios
5 2 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.79%) SCOM
5 2 (0.79%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.79%) WMI
5 2 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.79%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.39%) SCSM
6 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.39%) WSUS
6 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 54 (21.26%) Citrix
2 29 (11.42%) VMware
3 21 (8.27%) Oracle
4 20 (7.87%) HP
5 17 (6.69%) Cisco
5 17 (6.69%) Remedy
6 14 (5.51%) McAfee
7 12 (4.72%) Symantec
7 12 (4.72%) Avaya
7 12 (4.72%) Adobe
7 12 (4.72%) Lotus
7 12 (4.72%) Verint
8 9 (3.54%) SAP
8 9 (3.54%) Dell
8 9 (3.54%) CheckPoint
8 9 (3.54%) Polycom
9 7 (2.76%) Juniper
10 5 (1.97%) EMC
10 5 (1.97%) AppSense
11 4 (1.57%) Apple
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