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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 112 113 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.99% 16.01% 13.95%
As % of the Vendors category 30.52% 30.96% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 38 38
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£325 £331 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +21.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £33.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.31% -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
367 365 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 49.13% 51.70% 50.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 161 124
Average daily rate £325 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £216 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 33 35
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.25 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 7 May 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 +6 67 £325 +1.56% 34
Peterborough +2 27 £281 -25.00% 8
Huntingdon - 2 £325 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 87 (37.66%) Windows
2 66 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 64 (27.71%) Active Directory
4 63 (27.27%) MS Office
5 53 (22.94%) ITIL
6 40 (17.32%) Citrix
7 38 (16.45%) .NET
8 37 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (13.42%) VMware
9 31 (13.42%) C#
10 29 (12.55%) SQL Server
11 28 (12.12%) DNS
12 27 (11.69%) Project Management
12 27 (11.69%) SQL
13 25 (10.82%) MS Exchange
14 24 (10.39%) Cisco
15 23 (9.96%) DHCP
15 23 (9.96%) SharePoint
15 23 (9.96%) Finance
15 23 (9.96%) Windows 7
16 21 (9.09%) Incident Management
16 21 (9.09%) Linux
16 21 (9.09%) Adobe
17 19 (8.23%) Symantec
17 19 (8.23%) PowerShell
18 18 (7.79%) .NET Framework
18 18 (7.79%) McAfee
18 18 (7.79%) Blackberry
18 18 (7.79%) MCP
19 17 (7.36%) Lotus

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 25 (10.82%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.96%) SharePoint
3 16 (6.93%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (6.49%) IBM Notes
5 13 (5.63%) Lync
6 12 (5.19%) IIS
7 11 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.73%) Documentum
12 4 (1.73%) CMS
13 3 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.43%) SAS
15 1 (0.43%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 66 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 63 (27.27%) MS Office
3 9 (3.90%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.03%) MS Project
4 7 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.30%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.43%) InDesign
6 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.43%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.43%) Mingle
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (3.90%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (3.03%) Tridion
3 5 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.73%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.87%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.16%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (12.12%) DNS
2 23 (9.96%) DHCP
3 10 (4.33%) SAN
4 7 (3.03%) LDAP
4 7 (3.03%) Intranet
5 6 (2.60%) VoIP
5 6 (2.60%) Firewall
6 5 (2.16%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.16%) VPN
6 5 (2.16%) Network Security
7 4 (1.73%) OpenLDAP
7 4 (1.73%) PBX
7 4 (1.73%) WAN
8 3 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.30%) VLAN
8 3 (1.30%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.87%) WebEx
9 2 (0.87%) Internet
9 2 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (2.16%) FileMaker
7 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.87%) MySQL
9 1 (0.43%) OLAP
9 1 (0.43%) MS Access
9 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (6.93%) SpecFlow
2 13 (5.63%) Selenium
3 12 (5.19%) WebDriver
4 4 (1.73%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.87%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.87%) JIRA
5 2 (0.87%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.43%) Ant
6 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
General
1 23 (9.96%) Finance
2 11 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.90%) Retail
4 7 (3.03%) Advertising
5 3 (1.30%) Marketing
6 2 (0.87%) Billing
6 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
7 1 (0.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 96 (41.56%) Analyst
2 32 (13.85%) Support Analyst
3 26 (11.26%) Service Analyst
3 26 (11.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 25 (10.82%) Consultant
5 24 (10.39%) Architect
6 21 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
7 16 (6.93%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 15 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (5.19%) Desktop Support
10 11 (4.76%) Test Analyst
11 10 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (4.33%) Developer
11 10 (4.33%) Microsoft Consultant
12 9 (3.90%) Support Engineer
12 9 (3.90%) Help Desk Analyst
13 8 (3.46%) Administrator
13 8 (3.46%) QA Analyst
13 8 (3.46%) Senior Analyst
14 7 (3.03%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.45%) .NET
2 18 (7.79%) .NET Framework
3 11 (4.76%) Web Services
3 11 (4.76%) XML
4 10 (4.33%) ASP.NET
5 9 (3.90%) J2EE
6 8 (3.46%) CSS
7 7 (3.03%) HTML
7 7 (3.03%) CSS3
7 7 (3.03%) HTML5
8 4 (1.73%) Middleware
8 4 (1.73%) ODBC
9 2 (0.87%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.87%) SOAP
10 1 (0.43%) Flash
10 1 (0.43%) MSMQ
10 1 (0.43%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.43%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.43%) jQuery
10 1 (0.43%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.79%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.46%) iPad
3 8 (3.46%) iPhone
4 7 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.60%) BYOD
5 6 (2.60%) Kindle
5 6 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.16%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.73%) IVR
8 3 (1.30%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.30%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.30%) User Experience
9 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.87%) EPoS
9 2 (0.87%) Clustering
10 1 (0.43%) Handset
10 1 (0.43%) Replication
10 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 87 (37.66%) Windows
2 23 (9.96%) Windows 7
3 21 (9.09%) Linux
4 17 (7.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (5.19%) Windows 8
7 11 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (4.33%) Debian
9 8 (3.46%) UNIX
10 6 (2.60%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.30%) Android
11 3 (1.30%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.87%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (0.87%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.87%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.43%) CentOS
13 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (22.94%) ITIL
2 37 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (11.69%) Project Management
4 21 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 17 (7.36%) BDD
6 16 (6.93%) Service Delivery
7 15 (6.49%) E-Commerce
8 14 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (5.63%) PRINCE2
10 12 (5.19%) Data Analysis
11 10 (4.33%) Migration
12 8 (3.46%) Waterfall
12 8 (3.46%) Business Transformation
12 8 (3.46%) CRM
12 8 (3.46%) Change Management
12 8 (3.46%) Scrum
13 7 (3.03%) ERP
13 7 (3.03%) Portfolio Management
14 6 (2.60%) Load Balancing
15 5 (2.16%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 31 (13.42%) C#
2 27 (11.69%) SQL
3 19 (8.23%) PowerShell
4 17 (7.36%) Ruby
5 13 (5.63%) Java
6 7 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.87%) VBScript
8 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.43%) C
8 1 (0.43%) C++
8 1 (0.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (7.79%) MCP
2 14 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.90%) Degree
4 7 (3.03%) CCNA
4 7 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.60%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.60%) MCSE
6 5 (2.16%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (2.16%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.87%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.87%) ISEB
8 2 (0.87%) CCA
9 1 (0.43%) PMP
9 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.43%) MCITP
9 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.93%) QA
2 15 (6.49%) SLA
3 6 (2.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 64 (27.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.33%) Terminal Server
3 9 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.16%) XenApp
5 4 (1.73%) vSphere
5 4 (1.73%) Dovecot
6 3 (1.30%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.30%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.43%) XenServer
7 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (4.76%) SCCM
2 3 (1.30%) SCOM
3 2 (0.87%) SCDPM
3 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.87%) WMI
3 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.87%) DameWare
4 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.43%) Nagios
4 1 (0.43%) WSUS
4 1 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 40 (17.32%) Citrix
2 31 (13.42%) VMware
3 24 (10.39%) Cisco
4 21 (9.09%) Adobe
5 19 (8.23%) Symantec
6 18 (7.79%) McAfee
7 17 (7.36%) Lotus
8 12 (5.19%) Oracle
8 12 (5.19%) SAP
9 10 (4.33%) HP
9 10 (4.33%) Red Hat
9 10 (4.33%) Remedy
10 6 (2.60%) Infoblox
10 6 (2.60%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.16%) 3PAR
11 5 (2.16%) WorldPay
12 4 (1.73%) Verint
13 3 (1.30%) Wyse
13 3 (1.30%) Sophos
13 3 (1.30%) Mapinfo
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