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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 120 83 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 17.88% 13.11% 16.82%
As % of the Vendors category 32.00% 28.72% 32.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 35 45
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £430 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -17.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £20.00 £22.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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
375 289 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 55.89% 45.66% 51.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 138 138
Average daily rate £338 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 33 39
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 +6 70 £325 +8.33% 34
Peterborough +6 31 £250 -7.40% 6
Huntingdon -1 3 - - 1
St Neots - - - - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 96 (37.65%) Windows
2 73 (28.63%) Active Directory
3 72 (28.24%) MS Office
4 67 (26.27%) MS Excel
5 61 (23.92%) ITIL
6 56 (21.96%) Citrix
7 54 (21.18%) .NET
8 39 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (14.12%) Windows 7
10 35 (13.73%) Project Management
11 34 (13.33%) Finance
12 33 (12.94%) C#
13 30 (11.76%) MS Exchange
14 29 (11.37%) VMware
15 26 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (9.41%) SQL Server
16 24 (9.41%) DNS
16 24 (9.41%) Blackberry
17 23 (9.02%) SharePoint
18 22 (8.63%) SQL
18 22 (8.63%) Cisco
19 21 (8.24%) DHCP
19 21 (8.24%) McAfee
19 21 (8.24%) Incident Management
20 20 (7.84%) .NET Framework
20 20 (7.84%) Adobe
21 19 (7.45%) Lotus
21 19 (7.45%) Linux
22 18 (7.06%) MCP
22 18 (7.06%) Symantec

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 30 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.02%) SharePoint
3 16 (6.27%) IBM Notes
3 16 (6.27%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (6.27%) Lync
4 12 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (3.53%) IIS
6 8 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.96%) CMS
10 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.57%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.57%) Documentum
10 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.78%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.39%) SAS
12 1 (0.39%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 72 (28.24%) MS Office
2 67 (26.27%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.75%) MS Project
4 5 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.39%) Mingle
5 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.39%) InDesign
5 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.53%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.35%) Tridion
3 4 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.39%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.96%) Office 365
2 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.41%) DNS
2 21 (8.24%) DHCP
3 11 (4.31%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.31%) WAN
4 8 (3.14%) LAN
5 7 (2.75%) PBX
5 7 (2.75%) VPN
5 7 (2.75%) Intranet
6 6 (2.35%) VoIP
6 6 (2.35%) LDAP
7 5 (1.96%) SAN
7 5 (1.96%) Firewall
7 5 (1.96%) Network Security
8 4 (1.57%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (0.78%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.78%) Wireless
9 2 (0.78%) Internet
9 2 (0.78%) ISDN
9 2 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.35%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.39%) OLAP
7 1 (0.39%) MS Access
7 1 (0.39%) MySQL
7 1 (0.39%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (6.27%) SpecFlow
2 13 (5.10%) Selenium
3 12 (4.71%) WebDriver
4 4 (1.57%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.18%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.18%) MSBuild
5 3 (1.18%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.39%) MSI
7 1 (0.39%) JIRA
7 1 (0.39%) Ant
7 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
General
1 34 (13.33%) Finance
2 16 (6.27%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.71%) Advertising
4 7 (2.75%) Retail
5 2 (0.78%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.78%) Billing
5 2 (0.78%) Marketing
5 2 (0.78%) Banking
5 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Law
6 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 103 (40.39%) Analyst
2 38 (14.90%) Service Analyst
2 38 (14.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 34 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 32 (12.55%) Architect
5 26 (10.20%) Consultant
6 21 (8.24%) 1st Line Support
7 20 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (5.88%) Desktop Support
8 15 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 13 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (4.71%) Project Manager
11 11 (4.31%) Test Analyst
11 11 (4.31%) Developer
12 10 (3.92%) Support Engineer
12 10 (3.92%) Help Desk Analyst
12 10 (3.92%) Microsoft Consultant
13 8 (3.14%) QA Analyst
13 8 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
14 6 (2.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (21.18%) .NET
2 20 (7.84%) .NET Framework
3 15 (5.88%) Web Services
4 14 (5.49%) J2EE
5 12 (4.71%) CSS
6 11 (4.31%) HTML
7 9 (3.53%) ASP.NET
8 8 (3.14%) HTML5
8 8 (3.14%) CSS3
9 7 (2.75%) XML
9 7 (2.75%) Middleware
10 5 (1.96%) jQuery
11 4 (1.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (1.18%) MSMQ
12 3 (1.18%) SOAP
13 2 (0.78%) Application Packaging
13 2 (0.78%) WCF
13 2 (0.78%) SAP PI
13 2 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
13 2 (0.78%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.41%) Blackberry
2 10 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.14%) iPad
3 8 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (3.14%) iPhone
4 7 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.35%) Kindle
6 5 (1.96%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.96%) IVR
7 4 (1.57%) Data Extraction
7 4 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.57%) Clustering
8 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.18%) Replication
8 3 (1.18%) FMCG
8 3 (1.18%) PKI
9 2 (0.78%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.78%) Open Source
10 1 (0.39%) User Experience
10 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 96 (37.65%) Windows
2 36 (14.12%) Windows 7
3 26 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (7.45%) Linux
5 14 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.71%) Windows 8
8 11 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (3.92%) UNIX
9 10 (3.92%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.35%) Debian
11 4 (1.57%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.57%) Android
11 4 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.57%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.78%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.39%) BlackBerry OS
13 1 (0.39%) CentOS
13 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (23.92%) ITIL
2 39 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (13.73%) Project Management
4 21 (8.24%) Incident Management
5 17 (6.67%) BDD
6 16 (6.27%) Service Delivery
7 15 (5.88%) E-Commerce
8 13 (5.10%) Migration
9 11 (4.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (4.31%) PRINCE2
10 9 (3.53%) Scrum
10 9 (3.53%) Data Analysis
10 9 (3.53%) Business Transformation
10 9 (3.53%) Waterfall
11 7 (2.75%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (2.75%) Portfolio Management
11 7 (2.75%) CRM
11 7 (2.75%) SOA
12 6 (2.35%) MVC
12 6 (2.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 33 (12.94%) C#
2 22 (8.63%) SQL
3 17 (6.67%) Ruby
3 17 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 15 (5.88%) Java
5 9 (3.53%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.57%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.78%) VBScript
9 1 (0.39%) Python
9 1 (0.39%) Tcl
9 1 (0.39%) Perl
9 1 (0.39%) PHP
9 1 (0.39%) C
9 1 (0.39%) C++
9 1 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (7.06%) MCP
2 16 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (5.10%) Degree
4 8 (3.14%) MCSE
5 7 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.57%) CCNA
6 4 (1.57%) CCA
6 4 (1.57%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.18%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.78%) MCDST
8 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.78%) ISEB
9 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.39%) PMP
9 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.39%) MCTS
9 1 (0.39%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.27%) QA
2 13 (5.10%) SLA
3 6 (2.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 73 (28.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.53%) Terminal Server
2 9 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.75%) XenApp
4 5 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.57%) Dovecot
6 3 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.18%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.39%) vSphere
7 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (5.88%) SCCM
2 4 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.18%) SCOM
3 3 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.18%) Nagios
4 2 (0.78%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.78%) WMI
4 2 (0.78%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.39%) SCSM
5 1 (0.39%) WSUS
5 1 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.39%) DameWare
5 1 (0.39%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 56 (21.96%) Citrix
2 29 (11.37%) VMware
3 22 (8.63%) Cisco
4 21 (8.24%) McAfee
5 20 (7.84%) Adobe
6 19 (7.45%) Lotus
7 18 (7.06%) Symantec
8 13 (5.10%) Remedy
9 12 (4.71%) SAP
10 11 (4.31%) HP
11 7 (2.75%) Oracle
11 7 (2.75%) Avaya
12 6 (2.35%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.35%) Infoblox
13 5 (1.96%) Verint
13 5 (1.96%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.57%) webMethods
15 3 (1.18%) NetApp
15 3 (1.18%) Mapinfo
15 3 (1.18%) Sophos
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £250 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 23 days ago
Peterborough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago