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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 4 12
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 87 130 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 10.26% 15.66% 9.27%
As % of the Vendors category 23.84% 34.21% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 67 29
Average daily rate
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£365 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.80% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £136 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £426 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £19.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
365 380 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 43.04% 45.78% 43.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 205 130
Average daily rate £400 £335 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 59 27
Average hourly rate £12.00 £25.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -8 49 £350 +12.00% 28
Peterborough 0 19 £375 +87.50% 7
Huntingdon -1 3 £413 +106.25% 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 81 (41.33%) Windows
2 60 (30.61%) MS Excel
3 54 (27.55%) MS Office
4 52 (26.53%) Active Directory
5 50 (25.51%) ITIL
6 39 (19.90%) SQL Server
7 31 (15.82%) SQL
8 29 (14.80%) SharePoint
9 28 (14.29%) Cisco
9 28 (14.29%) Citrix
9 28 (14.29%) .NET
10 25 (12.76%) VMware
11 24 (12.24%) Finance
11 24 (12.24%) C#
12 23 (11.73%) DNS
13 22 (11.22%) Linux
14 21 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (10.20%) DHCP
15 20 (10.20%) MS Exchange
15 20 (10.20%) Incident Management
16 19 (9.69%) Windows 7
17 18 (9.18%) Symantec
17 18 (9.18%) Project Management
18 17 (8.67%) Adobe
18 17 (8.67%) IIS
18 17 (8.67%) MCP
18 17 (8.67%) Oracle
18 17 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (8.16%) ERP
20 15 (7.65%) IBM Notes

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (14.80%) SharePoint
2 20 (10.20%) MS Exchange
3 17 (8.67%) IIS
4 15 (7.65%) IBM Notes
5 14 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (5.61%) Lync
7 9 (4.59%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (2.55%) CMS
11 3 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.53%) Drupal
11 3 (1.53%) WordPress
11 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (1.53%) Node.js
12 2 (1.02%) OpenStack
12 2 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (1.02%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 60 (30.61%) MS Excel
2 54 (27.55%) MS Office
3 11 (5.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.06%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.53%) MS Project
6 2 (1.02%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (6.12%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (3.57%) Tridion
3 6 (3.06%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (1.02%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.14%) Office 365
2 10 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.02%) SaaS
3 2 (1.02%) Rackspace Cloud
3 2 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.73%) DNS
2 20 (10.20%) DHCP
3 10 (5.10%) VoIP
3 10 (5.10%) SAN
4 9 (4.59%) VLAN
4 9 (4.59%) LDAP
5 5 (2.55%) Firewall
5 5 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (2.55%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (2.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (2.04%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.53%) VPN
7 3 (1.53%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.53%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.53%) Intranet
7 3 (1.53%) Skype
7 3 (1.53%) WebEx
7 3 (1.53%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.53%) FCoE
7 3 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (19.90%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 7 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.06%) MySQL
5 5 (2.55%) FileMaker
6 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.51%) OLAP
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.51%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.51%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.02%) JIRA
2 2 (1.02%) Selenium
3 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.51%) ANTLR
3 1 (0.51%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.51%) MSTest
3 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.51%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.51%) MSI
3 1 (0.51%) NUnit
General
1 24 (12.24%) Finance
2 7 (3.57%) Retail
3 5 (2.55%) Advertising
4 3 (1.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.53%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.02%) Billing
5 2 (1.02%) Marketing
5 2 (1.02%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.51%) French Language
6 1 (0.51%) German Language
6 1 (0.51%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.51%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.51%) Publishing
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (34.18%) Analyst
2 31 (15.82%) Service Analyst
2 31 (15.82%) Service Desk Analyst
3 29 (14.80%) Developer
4 22 (11.22%) Support Analyst
5 21 (10.71%) 1st Line Support
5 21 (10.71%) Consultant
6 16 (8.16%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 10 (5.10%) Desktop Support
7 10 (5.10%) .NET Developer
8 9 (4.59%) Architect
8 9 (4.59%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.08%) Administrator
9 8 (4.08%) Microsoft Consultant
10 7 (3.57%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.06%) Data Analyst
11 6 (3.06%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (2.55%) SharePoint Developer
12 5 (2.55%) Cloud Consultant
12 5 (2.55%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.29%) .NET
2 14 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 11 (5.61%) XML
4 8 (4.08%) CSS
5 7 (3.57%) Web Services
5 7 (3.57%) WCF
6 6 (3.06%) jQuery
7 5 (2.55%) HTML
7 5 (2.55%) Ajax
8 4 (2.04%) XSLT
8 4 (2.04%) ODBC
8 4 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.53%) XHTML
9 3 (1.53%) WPF
9 3 (1.53%) Symfony
9 3 (1.53%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.53%) JSON
10 2 (1.02%) SOAP
10 2 (1.02%) J2EE
10 2 (1.02%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.10%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.55%) CLARiiON
4 5 (2.55%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.55%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.04%) Clustering
6 3 (1.53%) CMDB
6 3 (1.53%) BYOD
7 2 (1.02%) User Experience
7 2 (1.02%) iPad
7 2 (1.02%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.02%) iPhone
7 2 (1.02%) Tandem
7 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.02%) EPoS
7 2 (1.02%) NHS
8 1 (0.51%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.51%) PMI
8 1 (0.51%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 81 (41.33%) Windows
2 22 (11.22%) Linux
3 19 (9.69%) Windows 7
4 15 (7.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (6.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.61%) Debian
7 8 (4.08%) Windows XP
7 8 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.55%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.55%) Android
9 5 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.04%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.02%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.02%) CentOS
11 2 (1.02%) BlackBerry OS
11 2 (1.02%) UNIX
11 2 (1.02%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (25.51%) ITIL
2 20 (10.20%) Incident Management
3 18 (9.18%) Project Management
4 17 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (8.16%) ERP
6 14 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 13 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (5.61%) PRINCE2
9 10 (5.10%) Resource Management
10 9 (4.59%) Load Balancing
11 8 (4.08%) Scrum
12 7 (3.57%) Migration
12 7 (3.57%) Change Management
13 6 (3.06%) CRM
13 6 (3.06%) OO
13 6 (3.06%) MVC
13 6 (3.06%) Workflow
13 6 (3.06%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (3.06%) Web Development
13 6 (3.06%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (15.82%) SQL
2 24 (12.24%) C#
3 13 (6.63%) JavaScript
3 13 (6.63%) PowerShell
4 11 (5.61%) Java
5 5 (2.55%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.55%) PHP
6 3 (1.53%) VB
7 2 (1.02%) C++
7 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.51%) C
8 1 (0.51%) Ruby
8 1 (0.51%) X++
Qualifications
1 21 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (8.67%) MCP
3 14 (7.14%) MCSE
4 10 (5.10%) MCITP
5 8 (4.08%) Degree
6 7 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.55%) CCNA
8 4 (2.04%) A+ Certification
8 4 (2.04%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.53%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.53%) CCA
9 3 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.02%) MCSA
10 2 (1.02%) MOS
10 2 (1.02%) MCDST
11 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.51%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.61%) SLA
2 2 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 52 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.10%) Hyper-V
3 9 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.08%) Terminal Server
5 6 (3.06%) vSphere
6 1 (0.51%) XenApp
6 1 (0.51%) XenServer
6 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (7.14%) SCCM
2 5 (2.55%) SCOM
3 2 (1.02%) DameWare
4 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.51%) WMI
4 1 (0.51%) WSUS
4 1 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.51%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 28 (14.29%) Cisco
1 28 (14.29%) Citrix
2 25 (12.76%) VMware
3 18 (9.18%) Symantec
4 17 (8.67%) Adobe
4 17 (8.67%) Oracle
5 15 (7.65%) Lotus
5 15 (7.65%) McAfee
6 11 (5.61%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.59%) HP
8 7 (3.57%) JD Edwards
9 6 (3.06%) CheckPoint
9 6 (3.06%) Remedy
9 6 (3.06%) Dell
9 6 (3.06%) 3PAR
10 5 (2.55%) F5
10 5 (2.55%) EMC
11 4 (2.04%) Nokia
11 4 (2.04%) Dell Compellent
12 3 (1.53%) WorldPay
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