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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 104 132 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 13.18% 17.44% 11.84%
As % of the Vendors category 29.80% 33.93% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 56 29
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£350 £348 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +32.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £189 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 17
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -6.45%
UK excluding London average 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
349 389 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 44.23% 51.39% 48.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 188 125
Average daily rate £350 £368 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £191 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 33 36
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -3 61 £350 +7.69% 40
Peterborough +3 27 £313 -16.66% 7
Huntingdon - 3 £363 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 92 (41.07%) Windows
2 68 (30.36%) Active Directory
3 67 (29.91%) MS Excel
4 61 (27.23%) ITIL
5 59 (26.34%) MS Office
6 42 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 41 (18.30%) Citrix
8 33 (14.73%) .NET
9 32 (14.29%) VMware
10 31 (13.84%) Cisco
10 31 (13.84%) DNS
11 29 (12.95%) SharePoint
11 29 (12.95%) MS Exchange
12 28 (12.50%) SQL
13 27 (12.05%) Project Management
14 26 (11.61%) C#
14 26 (11.61%) DHCP
15 25 (11.16%) Incident Management
16 24 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
17 23 (10.27%) Finance
17 23 (10.27%) Adobe
17 23 (10.27%) Windows 7
18 21 (9.38%) Symantec
18 21 (9.38%) Linux
19 19 (8.48%) MCP
19 19 (8.48%) BizTalk Server
19 19 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
20 18 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
20 18 (8.04%) IIS
20 18 (8.04%) Service Delivery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 29 (12.95%) SharePoint
1 29 (12.95%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.48%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (8.04%) IIS
4 17 (7.59%) IBM Notes
5 13 (5.80%) Lync
6 10 (4.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.79%) CMS
10 4 (1.79%) Documentum
11 3 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.34%) Drupal
11 3 (1.34%) WordPress
12 2 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.89%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.45%) Node.js
Applications
1 67 (29.91%) MS Excel
2 59 (26.34%) MS Office
3 12 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.57%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.34%) MS Project
6 2 (0.89%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.45%) InDesign
7 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (3.57%) Tridion
3 5 (2.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.89%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.91%) Office 365
2 5 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.89%) SaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.45%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 31 (13.84%) DNS
2 26 (11.61%) DHCP
3 12 (5.36%) SAN
4 10 (4.46%) LDAP
5 7 (3.13%) VoIP
6 6 (2.68%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.68%) VLAN
7 5 (2.23%) Network Security
7 5 (2.23%) Firewall
7 5 (2.23%) Intranet
7 5 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (2.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (1.79%) VPN
9 3 (1.34%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.34%) WebEx
10 2 (0.89%) FCoE
10 2 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.89%) Skype
10 2 (0.89%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.68%) MySQL
6 5 (2.23%) FileMaker
7 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.34%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.34%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.45%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.45%) OLAP
10 1 (0.45%) MS Access
10 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (4.46%) Selenium
2 9 (4.02%) WebDriver
2 9 (4.02%) SpecFlow
3 4 (1.79%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.89%) JIRA
5 1 (0.45%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.45%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.45%) MSI
5 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
General
1 23 (10.27%) Finance
2 12 (5.36%) Retail
3 5 (2.23%) Advertising
4 3 (1.34%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.34%) Marketing
4 3 (1.34%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.45%) Billing
5 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.45%) French Language
5 1 (0.45%) German Language
5 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.45%) Polish Language
5 1 (0.45%) Publishing
5 1 (0.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (37.50%) Analyst
2 30 (13.39%) Support Analyst
2 30 (13.39%) Service Analyst
2 30 (13.39%) Service Desk Analyst
3 28 (12.50%) Consultant
4 24 (10.71%) 1st Line Support
5 22 (9.82%) Developer
6 18 (8.04%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 13 (5.80%) Architect
7 13 (5.80%) Microsoft Consultant
8 12 (5.36%) Desktop Support
9 10 (4.46%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.02%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.57%) Help Desk Analyst
11 8 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.57%) Administrator
11 8 (3.57%) .NET Developer
12 7 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
13 6 (2.68%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.73%) .NET
2 12 (5.36%) XML
3 10 (4.46%) ASP.NET
3 10 (4.46%) .NET Framework
4 9 (4.02%) Web Services
5 7 (3.13%) J2EE
6 6 (2.68%) CSS
6 6 (2.68%) jQuery
7 5 (2.23%) HTML
7 5 (2.23%) Ajax
8 4 (1.79%) Middleware
8 4 (1.79%) XSLT
8 4 (1.79%) ODBC
9 3 (1.34%) XHTML
9 3 (1.34%) JSON
9 3 (1.34%) WCF
9 3 (1.34%) Symfony
10 2 (0.89%) WPF
10 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.59%) Blackberry
2 10 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.57%) iPad
3 8 (3.57%) iPhone
4 7 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.68%) BYOD
6 5 (2.23%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.23%) CLARiiON
7 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.34%) HP StoreVirtual
8 3 (1.34%) User Experience
8 3 (1.34%) Clustering
9 2 (0.89%) CMDB
9 2 (0.89%) EPoS
9 2 (0.89%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.45%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.45%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 92 (41.07%) Windows
2 23 (10.27%) Windows 7
3 21 (9.38%) Linux
4 18 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (6.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (5.36%) Debian
8 11 (4.91%) Windows 8
9 9 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (3.13%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.79%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.79%) Android
12 3 (1.34%) UNIX
13 2 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.89%) BlackBerry OS
13 2 (0.89%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (27.23%) ITIL
2 27 (12.05%) Project Management
3 25 (11.16%) Incident Management
4 24 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (8.04%) Service Delivery
6 17 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (5.80%) PRINCE2
7 13 (5.80%) ERP
8 10 (4.46%) Change Management
9 9 (4.02%) BDD
10 8 (3.57%) Load Balancing
10 8 (3.57%) Migration
11 7 (3.13%) CRM
11 7 (3.13%) Resource Management
11 7 (3.13%) Business Transformation
12 6 (2.68%) Waterfall
12 6 (2.68%) Web Development
12 6 (2.68%) Scrum
13 5 (2.23%) Workflow
13 5 (2.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.50%) SQL
2 26 (11.61%) C#
3 16 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 14 (6.25%) Java
5 11 (4.91%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.02%) Ruby
7 6 (2.68%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.79%) PHP
9 2 (0.89%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.45%) X++
10 1 (0.45%) C
10 1 (0.45%) C++
10 1 (0.45%) VB
10 1 (0.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (8.48%) MCP
1 19 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.36%) MCSE
3 8 (3.57%) CCNA
3 8 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (3.57%) Degree
4 7 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (2.68%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.68%) MCITP
6 5 (2.23%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.89%) MCDST
9 2 (0.89%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.89%) CCA
10 1 (0.45%) MCSA
10 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.45%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.14%) SLA
2 10 (4.46%) QA
System Software
1 68 (30.36%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.36%) Terminal Server
3 11 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.13%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.68%) vSphere
6 4 (1.79%) XenApp
7 3 (1.34%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.89%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.45%) XenServer
9 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (6.70%) SCCM
2 5 (2.23%) SCOM
3 2 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.89%) DameWare
3 2 (0.89%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 41 (18.30%) Citrix
2 32 (14.29%) VMware
3 31 (13.84%) Cisco
4 23 (10.27%) Adobe
5 21 (9.38%) Symantec
6 17 (7.59%) McAfee
6 17 (7.59%) Lotus
7 15 (6.70%) Oracle
8 12 (5.36%) Red Hat
9 11 (4.91%) Remedy
10 10 (4.46%) HP
11 6 (2.68%) Dell
11 6 (2.68%) SAP
11 6 (2.68%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.68%) 3PAR
11 6 (2.68%) WorldPay
12 5 (2.23%) F5
12 5 (2.23%) JD Edwards
12 5 (2.23%) Google
12 5 (2.23%) EMC
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