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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 100 133 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 12.02% 16.32% 11.74%
As % of the Vendors category 27.10% 34.73% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 68 25
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£350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £120 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 17
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -12.12%
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
369 383 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 44.35% 46.99% 44.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 205 125
Average daily rate £364 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £150 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 48 35
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 £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 -7 55 £350 +12.00% 20
Peterborough +2 22 £375 +30.43% 8
Huntingdon - 3 £413 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 85 (40.48%) Windows
2 66 (31.43%) MS Excel
3 60 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 56 (26.67%) ITIL
5 54 (25.71%) MS Office
6 38 (18.10%) SQL Server
7 33 (15.71%) .NET
8 31 (14.76%) SharePoint
8 31 (14.76%) Citrix
9 28 (13.33%) C#
10 27 (12.86%) DNS
10 27 (12.86%) VMware
11 26 (12.38%) MS Exchange
11 26 (12.38%) SQL
11 26 (12.38%) Cisco
12 24 (11.43%) DHCP
12 24 (11.43%) Finance
13 23 (10.95%) Project Management
14 22 (10.48%) Linux
14 22 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 21 (10.00%) Incident Management
16 19 (9.05%) Windows 7
17 18 (8.57%) IIS
18 17 (8.10%) Adobe
18 17 (8.10%) Windows Server 2003
19 16 (7.62%) Symantec
19 16 (7.62%) BizTalk Server
19 16 (7.62%) MCP
19 16 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 31 (14.76%) SharePoint
2 26 (12.38%) MS Exchange
3 18 (8.57%) IIS
4 16 (7.62%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (7.62%) Lync
5 13 (6.19%) IBM Notes
6 10 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (3.81%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (2.38%) CMS
11 3 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.43%) Node.js
11 3 (1.43%) Drupal
11 3 (1.43%) WordPress
12 2 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.95%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 66 (31.43%) MS Excel
2 54 (25.71%) MS Office
3 12 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.81%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.95%) MS Project
5 2 (0.95%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (3.81%) Tridion
3 6 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.95%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.14%) Office 365
2 11 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.95%) SaaS
3 2 (0.95%) Rackspace Cloud
3 2 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.48%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.86%) DNS
2 24 (11.43%) DHCP
3 11 (5.24%) VoIP
4 10 (4.76%) LDAP
4 10 (4.76%) SAN
5 7 (3.33%) VLAN
6 6 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.38%) Firewall
7 5 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (1.90%) Network Security
8 4 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.90%) VPN
9 3 (1.43%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.43%) Skype
9 3 (1.43%) WebEx
10 2 (0.95%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.95%) FCoE
10 2 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (18.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 7 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.86%) MySQL
5 5 (2.38%) FileMaker
6 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.48%) OLAP
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.48%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.48%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 6 (2.86%) Selenium
2 5 (2.38%) WebDriver
2 5 (2.38%) SpecFlow
3 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.95%) JIRA
5 1 (0.48%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.48%) MSTest
5 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.48%) MSI
5 1 (0.48%) NUnit
5 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.48%) ANTLR
General
1 24 (11.43%) Finance
2 10 (4.76%) Retail
3 6 (2.86%) Advertising
4 3 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.43%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.95%) Banking
5 2 (0.95%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.48%) French Language
6 1 (0.48%) German Language
6 1 (0.48%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.48%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.48%) Billing
6 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (33.81%) Analyst
2 29 (13.81%) Service Analyst
2 29 (13.81%) Service Desk Analyst
3 27 (12.86%) Developer
4 25 (11.90%) Consultant
5 21 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 20 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
7 14 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 12 (5.71%) Microsoft Consultant
8 12 (5.71%) Architect
9 10 (4.76%) Desktop Support
9 10 (4.76%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.76%) .NET Developer
10 9 (4.29%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.81%) Administrator
12 7 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
13 6 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
13 6 (2.86%) Data Analyst
13 6 (2.86%) Help Desk Analyst
13 6 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.71%) .NET
2 15 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 12 (5.71%) XML
4 8 (3.81%) CSS
5 7 (3.33%) Web Services
5 7 (3.33%) .NET Framework
5 7 (3.33%) WCF
6 6 (2.86%) jQuery
7 5 (2.38%) Ajax
7 5 (2.38%) HTML
8 4 (1.90%) XSLT
8 4 (1.90%) ODBC
8 4 (1.90%) J2EE
8 4 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.43%) XHTML
9 3 (1.43%) Symfony
9 3 (1.43%) WPF
9 3 (1.43%) JSON
10 2 (0.95%) WF
10 2 (0.95%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.19%) Blackberry
2 11 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.38%) iPhone
4 5 (2.38%) iPad
4 5 (2.38%) CLARiiON
4 5 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.38%) BYOD
5 3 (1.43%) User Experience
5 3 (1.43%) Clustering
5 3 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.43%) CMDB
6 2 (0.95%) Tandem
6 2 (0.95%) EPoS
7 1 (0.48%) Statistics
7 1 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.48%) Handset
7 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 85 (40.48%) Windows
2 22 (10.48%) Linux
3 19 (9.05%) Windows 7
4 17 (8.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (5.71%) Debian
7 9 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (3.81%) Windows 8
8 8 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.86%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.38%) Android
10 5 (2.38%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.90%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.95%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.95%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.95%) CentOS
12 2 (0.95%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.67%) ITIL
2 23 (10.95%) Project Management
3 22 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 16 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (7.14%) ERP
7 14 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 11 (5.24%) PRINCE2
9 10 (4.76%) Migration
10 9 (4.29%) Change Management
10 9 (4.29%) Resource Management
11 8 (3.81%) Load Balancing
11 8 (3.81%) Scrum
12 7 (3.33%) CRM
13 6 (2.86%) OO
13 6 (2.86%) MVC
13 6 (2.86%) Workflow
13 6 (2.86%) Web Development
13 6 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (2.86%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.33%) C#
2 26 (12.38%) SQL
3 15 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 13 (6.19%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.71%) Java
6 5 (2.38%) PHP
6 5 (2.38%) Ruby
7 3 (1.43%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.43%) C++
8 2 (0.95%) VB
8 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.48%) X++
9 1 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (7.62%) MCP
3 14 (6.67%) MCSE
4 9 (4.29%) MCITP
4 9 (4.29%) Degree
5 7 (3.33%) CCNA
5 7 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.43%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.95%) CCA
9 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.95%) MCDST
10 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.48%) MOS
10 1 (0.48%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.67%) SLA
2 5 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 60 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 11 (5.24%) Terminal Server
4 10 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.86%) vSphere
6 3 (1.43%) XenApp
7 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.48%) XenServer
8 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (7.14%) SCCM
2 5 (2.38%) SCOM
3 2 (0.95%) DameWare
3 2 (0.95%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 31 (14.76%) Citrix
2 27 (12.86%) VMware
3 26 (12.38%) Cisco
4 17 (8.10%) Adobe
5 16 (7.62%) Symantec
6 15 (7.14%) Oracle
7 13 (6.19%) Lotus
7 13 (6.19%) McAfee
8 12 (5.71%) Red Hat
9 9 (4.29%) HP
9 9 (4.29%) Remedy
10 6 (2.86%) 3PAR
10 6 (2.86%) Dell
10 6 (2.86%) JD Edwards
10 6 (2.86%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.38%) EMC
11 5 (2.38%) F5
11 5 (2.38%) Google
11 5 (2.38%) WorldPay
12 4 (1.90%) Dell Compellent
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