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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 15 3
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 71 78 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 13.37% 9.51% 15.69%
As % of the Vendors category 34.98% 22.10% 34.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 38 66
Median daily rate £350 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £183 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 11
Median hourly rate £17.38 £12.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.00% -64.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 £12.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.64 £60.00
UK excluding London median 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
203 353 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 38.23% 43.05% 46.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 191 184
Median daily rate £375 £413 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +33.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 57
Median hourly rate £30.00 £12.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -56.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.92 £12.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £28.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 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 28 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +12 54 £425 +26.86% 26
Peterborough -8 4 £325 - 7
Huntingdon -3 1 £404 -2.15% 3
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 58 (36.71%) Windows
2 45 (28.48%) MS Excel
3 43 (27.22%) SQL Server
4 38 (24.05%) SQL
5 35 (22.15%) Active Directory
6 34 (21.52%) .NET
6 34 (21.52%) MS Office
7 31 (19.62%) ITIL
8 29 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (17.72%) C#
10 25 (15.82%) CRM
11 24 (15.19%) Dynamics CRM
12 22 (13.92%) ASP.NET
13 21 (13.29%) VMware
13 21 (13.29%) Windows 7
14 20 (12.66%) Oracle
14 20 (12.66%) T-SQL
15 18 (11.39%) Migration
15 18 (11.39%) .NET Framework
16 16 (10.13%) ERP
16 16 (10.13%) SCCM
17 15 (9.49%) SOA
17 15 (9.49%) Project Management
17 15 (9.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 14 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
18 14 (8.86%) Linux
18 14 (8.86%) JavaScript
18 14 (8.86%) RESTful
19 13 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
19 13 (8.23%) IIS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (8.23%) CMS
1 13 (8.23%) IIS
2 12 (7.59%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.33%) MS Exchange
4 9 (5.70%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.16%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (3.16%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.27%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.27%) Jetty
8 2 (1.27%) Mongrel
8 2 (1.27%) nginx
8 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.63%) Apache
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.63%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 45 (28.48%) MS Excel
2 34 (21.52%) MS Office
3 7 (4.43%) MS Project
4 4 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.63%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 24 (15.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.80%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (3.16%) BigMachines
4 3 (1.90%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.63%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.63%) Lawson
6 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.33%) SaaS
2 8 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.43%) Office 365
4 4 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.90%) Force.com
5 3 (1.90%) Heroku
6 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.63%) GitHub
7 1 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.33%) DHCP
2 9 (5.70%) DNS
3 8 (5.06%) SAN
4 7 (4.43%) WAN
5 5 (3.16%) LAN
5 5 (3.16%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.90%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.27%) FTP
7 2 (1.27%) HTTP
7 2 (1.27%) Internet
7 2 (1.27%) IPsec
7 2 (1.27%) LDAP
7 2 (1.27%) NAS
8 1 (0.63%) Firewall
8 1 (0.63%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.63%) PSTN
8 1 (0.63%) Skype
8 1 (0.63%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (27.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (6.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (5.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (4.43%) Data Mining
6 7 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (4.43%) MySQL
7 6 (3.80%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (3.16%) SAP HANA
8 5 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.90%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.63%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 11 (6.96%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.90%) Capybara
3 3 (1.90%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.90%) Selenium
3 3 (1.90%) SpecFlow
3 3 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.27%) MSTest
4 2 (1.27%) NUnit
4 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.27%) Travis CI
4 2 (1.27%) WATIR
5 1 (0.63%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.63%) JMeter
5 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.63%) MSI
5 1 (0.63%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.63%) Subversion
5 1 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (8.23%) Finance
2 10 (6.33%) Advertising
3 6 (3.80%) Marketing
4 5 (3.16%) Billing
5 4 (2.53%) Back Office
5 4 (2.53%) Front Office
6 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.27%) Retail
6 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (18.99%) Developer
2 21 (13.29%) Analyst
3 17 (10.76%) Architect
4 13 (8.23%) .NET Developer
4 13 (8.23%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.59%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (6.33%) Administrator
6 10 (6.33%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (5.70%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (5.70%) Desktop Support
8 8 (5.06%) CRM Architect
8 8 (5.06%) CRM Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 8 (5.06%) SQL Developer
9 7 (4.43%) Applications Engineer
9 7 (4.43%) Consultant
9 7 (4.43%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.80%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.80%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.52%) .NET
2 22 (13.92%) ASP.NET
3 18 (11.39%) .NET Framework
4 14 (8.86%) RESTful
5 12 (7.59%) HTML
6 11 (6.96%) Web Services
6 11 (6.96%) XML
7 8 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (5.06%) CSS
7 8 (5.06%) Middleware
8 7 (4.43%) SOAP
9 6 (3.80%) jQuery
10 5 (3.16%) REST
11 4 (2.53%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.53%) Visualforce
12 3 (1.90%) Ajax
12 3 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (1.90%) COM
12 3 (1.90%) LAMP
12 3 (1.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.33%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.53%) NHS
3 4 (2.53%) User Experience
4 3 (1.90%) BYOD
4 3 (1.90%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.27%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.63%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (0.63%) Biometrics
6 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.63%) Clustering
6 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.63%) EPoS
6 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.63%) PMI
6 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.63%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 58 (36.71%) Windows
2 21 (13.29%) Windows 7
3 14 (8.86%) Linux
4 11 (6.96%) Windows 8
4 11 (6.96%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.43%) Apple iOS
6 7 (4.43%) Mac OS
6 7 (4.43%) Unix
6 7 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.80%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.53%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.90%) Android
9 3 (1.90%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.62%) ITIL
2 29 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (15.82%) CRM
4 18 (11.39%) Migration
5 16 (10.13%) ERP
6 15 (9.49%) Project Management
6 15 (9.49%) SOA
7 14 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (6.96%) MVC
8 11 (6.96%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (5.70%) Data Modelling
9 9 (5.70%) ETL
10 8 (5.06%) Scrum
10 8 (5.06%) Web Development
11 7 (4.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (3.80%) Data Migration
12 6 (3.80%) DevOps
12 6 (3.80%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (3.80%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.05%) SQL
2 28 (17.72%) C#
3 20 (12.66%) T-SQL
4 14 (8.86%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.96%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.80%) Ruby
7 5 (3.16%) Perl
7 5 (3.16%) Python
8 4 (2.53%) Apex Code
8 4 (2.53%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.53%) PHP
8 4 (2.53%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.53%) SOQL
9 3 (1.90%) Java
9 3 (1.90%) VBA
9 3 (1.90%) VBScript
10 2 (1.27%) C
10 2 (1.27%) C++
10 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.63%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (7.59%) Degree
1 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.80%) MCSE
4 4 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (2.53%) MCSA
5 3 (1.90%) CCNA
5 3 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.27%) MCITP
6 2 (1.27%) MCP
6 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.27%) PMP
6 2 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.63%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.43%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) P3O
System Software
1 35 (22.15%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.43%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.53%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.27%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.63%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (10.13%) SCCM
2 7 (4.43%) Puppet
3 5 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.53%) SCOM
4 4 (2.53%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.90%) Ansible
6 2 (1.27%) Cobbler
6 2 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.27%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.63%) Nagios
7 1 (0.63%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.63%) Oozie
7 1 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (13.29%) VMware
2 20 (12.66%) Oracle
3 13 (8.23%) Citrix
4 12 (7.59%) SAP
5 6 (3.80%) NetApp
6 5 (3.16%) Apple
6 5 (3.16%) Cisco
6 5 (3.16%) JD Edwards
6 5 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.16%) Sitecore
7 4 (2.53%) HP
7 4 (2.53%) Siebel
8 3 (1.90%) Cognos
8 3 (1.90%) Remedy
8 3 (1.90%) WorldPay
9 2 (1.27%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.27%) Adobe
9 2 (1.27%) Lotus
9 2 (1.27%) Symantec
10 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
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