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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 56 92 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 9.77% 13.22% 18.30%
As % of the Vendors category 25.45% 31.72% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 47 98
Median daily rate £325 £375 £254
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +47.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £170 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £419 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 24 15
Median hourly rate £21.50 £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.16% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £17.35 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
220 290 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 38.39% 41.67% 45.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 165 207
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £206 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 35
Median hourly rate £16.50 £12.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +7 39 £350 -6.66% 23
Peterborough -16 6 £90 -68.69% 6
Huntingdon -1 3 £264 -34.73% 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 44 (31.21%) SQL Server
2 43 (30.50%) Windows
3 40 (28.37%) MS Excel
4 38 (26.95%) SQL
5 27 (19.15%) Active Directory
5 27 (19.15%) MS Office
6 26 (18.44%) ITIL
7 25 (17.73%) .NET
8 24 (17.02%) C#
9 23 (16.31%) CRM
10 22 (15.60%) Dynamics CRM
11 21 (14.89%) Oracle
11 21 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (13.48%) VMware
12 19 (13.48%) Project Management
13 18 (12.77%) JavaScript
14 17 (12.06%) Windows 7
15 16 (11.35%) Advertising
15 16 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (11.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (10.64%) Migration
16 15 (10.64%) T-SQL
16 15 (10.64%) ASP.NET
16 15 (10.64%) SharePoint
16 15 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
17 13 (9.22%) ERP
17 13 (9.22%) HTML
17 13 (9.22%) Windows Server
18 12 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 12 (8.51%) Degree

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 15 (10.64%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.09%) IIS
2 10 (7.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.55%) CMS
4 5 (3.55%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.55%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.84%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.13%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.71%) Apache
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.71%) Confluence
7 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (28.37%) MS Excel
2 27 (19.15%) MS Office
3 6 (4.26%) MS Project
4 4 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.71%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (15.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (3.55%) BigMachines
3 5 (3.55%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.71%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.71%) Lawson
4 1 (0.71%) Primavera
4 1 (0.71%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.80%) Office 365
2 10 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.09%) SaaS
3 2 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.96%) DHCP
1 7 (4.96%) DNS
2 5 (3.55%) LDAP
3 4 (2.84%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.84%) VoIP
3 4 (2.84%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.13%) LAN
4 3 (2.13%) SAN
5 2 (1.42%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.42%) NAS
5 2 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.42%) Skype
5 2 (1.42%) VPN
5 2 (1.42%) WAN
6 1 (0.71%) DWDM
6 1 (0.71%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.71%) Internet
6 1 (0.71%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.71%) PSTN
6 1 (0.71%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (31.21%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (4.96%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (3.55%) MySQL
7 5 (3.55%) SAP HANA
7 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.84%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.42%) Power BI
11 1 (0.71%) BODI
11 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Selenium
1 6 (4.26%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.55%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.84%) Cucumber
3 4 (2.84%) Subversion
3 4 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.42%) NUnit
5 2 (1.42%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.71%) Capybara
6 1 (0.71%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.71%) JIRA
6 1 (0.71%) JMeter
6 1 (0.71%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.71%) MSI
6 1 (0.71%) MSTest
6 1 (0.71%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (11.35%) Advertising
2 12 (8.51%) Finance
3 5 (3.55%) Billing
3 5 (3.55%) Marketing
4 4 (2.84%) Back Office
4 4 (2.84%) Front Office
5 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.42%) Retail
6 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.71%) Electronics
7 1 (0.71%) Legal
7 1 (0.71%) Local Government
7 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (22.70%) Developer
2 15 (10.64%) Analyst
3 12 (8.51%) Architect
3 12 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (7.09%) Administrator
4 10 (7.09%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.38%) IT Support
6 8 (5.67%) CRM Architect
6 8 (5.67%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.96%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.96%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.26%) Applications Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Applications Support
8 6 (4.26%) Consultant
8 6 (4.26%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.26%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Developer
9 5 (3.55%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.73%) .NET
2 15 (10.64%) ASP.NET
3 13 (9.22%) HTML
4 10 (7.09%) XML
5 9 (6.38%) .NET Framework
5 9 (6.38%) jQuery
5 9 (6.38%) RESTful
6 8 (5.67%) CSS
6 8 (5.67%) Middleware
7 7 (4.96%) Web Services
8 6 (4.26%) AngularJS
8 6 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (2.84%) HTML5
9 4 (2.84%) OAuth
10 3 (2.13%) Ajax
10 3 (2.13%) Entity Framework
10 3 (2.13%) LINQ
10 3 (2.13%) Node.js
11 2 (1.42%) REST
11 2 (1.42%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (3.55%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.84%) Clustering
3 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.42%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.42%) NHS
4 2 (1.42%) PKI
5 1 (0.71%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.71%) BYOD
5 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.71%) iPad
5 1 (0.71%) iPhone
5 1 (0.71%) PMI
5 1 (0.71%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 43 (30.50%) Windows
2 17 (12.06%) Windows 7
3 13 (9.22%) Windows Server
4 12 (8.51%) Linux
5 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.26%) Unix
8 5 (3.55%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.84%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.13%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.42%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.42%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.44%) ITIL
2 23 (16.31%) CRM
3 21 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (13.48%) Project Management
5 16 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (10.64%) Migration
7 13 (9.22%) ERP
8 12 (8.51%) Web Development
9 11 (7.80%) PRINCE2
9 11 (7.80%) SOA
10 10 (7.09%) Risk Management
11 9 (6.38%) Scrum
12 8 (5.67%) ETL
13 7 (4.96%) Service Design
13 7 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
14 6 (4.26%) Performance Optimisation
14 6 (4.26%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.95%) SQL
2 24 (17.02%) C#
3 18 (12.77%) JavaScript
4 15 (10.64%) T-SQL
5 9 (6.38%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.26%) C
7 5 (3.55%) Java
7 5 (3.55%) PHP
8 4 (2.84%) C++
9 3 (2.13%) Perl
9 3 (2.13%) Python
10 2 (1.42%) Ruby
10 2 (1.42%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.42%) VBA
11 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.71%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.51%) Degree
2 10 (7.09%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.55%) MCSE
4 5 (3.55%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.84%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.84%) MCITP
6 3 (2.13%) DBS Check
6 3 (2.13%) PMP
7 2 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.42%) MCSA
7 2 (1.42%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.71%) MCP
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.71%) PhD
8 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) SLA
2 3 (2.13%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.71%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.71%) P3O
3 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 27 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.84%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.13%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.71%) Docker
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (4.26%) SCCM
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (2.13%) Puppet
3 2 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.42%) WSUS
4 1 (0.71%) Ansible
4 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.71%) DameWare
4 1 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.71%) Nagios
4 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.71%) Oozie
4 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.71%) SCSM
4 1 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 21 (14.89%) Oracle
2 19 (13.48%) VMware
3 9 (6.38%) SAP
4 7 (4.96%) Citrix
5 6 (4.26%) NetApp
6 5 (3.55%) JD Edwards
6 5 (3.55%) Sitecore
7 4 (2.84%) Apple
7 4 (2.84%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.13%) Adobe
8 3 (2.13%) HP
9 2 (1.42%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.42%) Cisco
9 2 (1.42%) Veeam
10 1 (0.71%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.71%) Google
10 1 (0.71%) Huawei
10 1 (0.71%) Kaspersky
10 1 (0.71%) MobileIron
10 1 (0.71%) Planview
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