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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 138 63 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 18.67% 10.16% 19.07%
As % of the Vendors category 40.23% 24.61% 39.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 29 68
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£254 £345 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.52% -10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £10.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £16.12 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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
343 256 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 46.41% 41.29% 48.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 121 167
Average daily rate £325 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 27 54
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.78 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.76% +66.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £50.53 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014. 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 +13 62 £293 -20.67% 31
Peterborough +15 52 £250 +100.20% 10
Huntingdon +6 4 - - 3
St Neots - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

1 109 (40.37%) Windows
2 74 (27.41%) Active Directory
3 73 (27.04%) MS Excel
4 69 (25.56%) MS Office
5 60 (22.22%) .NET
6 52 (19.26%) Citrix
7 51 (18.89%) ITIL
8 49 (18.15%) Finance
9 47 (17.41%) SQL
10 44 (16.30%) Windows 7
11 34 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 33 (12.22%) MS Exchange
13 30 (11.11%) C#
13 30 (11.11%) VMware
14 29 (10.74%) Windows Server 2012
15 27 (10.00%) Telecoms
15 27 (10.00%) Project Management
16 26 (9.63%) Blackberry
16 26 (9.63%) SQL Server
17 25 (9.26%) Oracle
17 25 (9.26%) Visual Studio
17 25 (9.26%) WAN
18 24 (8.89%) LAN
19 23 (8.52%) .NET Framework
20 22 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
20 22 (8.15%) Team Foundation Server
20 22 (8.15%) Configuration Management
21 21 (7.78%) HTML
22 20 (7.41%) CSS
22 20 (7.41%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 33 (12.22%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 14 (5.19%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (4.81%) Lync
4 12 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (3.70%) CMS
6 9 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (2.96%) SAS
7 8 (2.96%) IBM Notes
8 7 (2.59%) WebLogic
9 6 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.48%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.48%) IIS
10 4 (1.48%) Apache
11 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.37%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.37%) JBoss
12 1 (0.37%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 73 (27.04%) MS Excel
2 69 (25.56%) MS Office
3 10 (3.70%) MS Project
4 9 (3.33%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (4.81%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.74%) Office 365
1 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.26%) WAN
2 24 (8.89%) LAN
3 20 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 20 (7.41%) DNS
4 19 (7.04%) DHCP
5 16 (5.93%) VPN
6 13 (4.81%) SAN
7 12 (4.44%) Firewall
7 12 (4.44%) PBX
8 10 (3.70%) MPLS
9 9 (3.33%) SMTP
10 8 (2.96%) VLAN
10 8 (2.96%) Internet
11 7 (2.59%) IPv6
11 7 (2.59%) VoIP
12 5 (1.85%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.48%) Multicast
13 4 (1.48%) Junos
13 4 (1.48%) BGP
13 4 (1.48%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.19%) SSDT
3 12 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.11%) MySQL
8 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.11%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (9.26%) Visual Studio
2 22 (8.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 16 (5.93%) TeamCity
5 14 (5.19%) MSBuild
6 13 (4.81%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (4.81%) Artifactory
7 11 (4.07%) Maven
7 11 (4.07%) NuGet
7 11 (4.07%) Gradle
8 5 (1.85%) JIRA
9 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.74%) MSI
10 1 (0.37%) Toad
10 1 (0.37%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.37%) WiX
General
1 49 (18.15%) Finance
2 27 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 20 (7.41%) Advertising
4 10 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.96%) Publishing
6 3 (1.11%) Military
7 2 (0.74%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.74%) Billing
7 2 (0.74%) Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Marketing
7 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (27.04%) Analyst
2 36 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 36 (13.33%) Service Analyst
3 34 (12.59%) Developer
4 20 (7.41%) Consultant
5 18 (6.67%) Architect
6 16 (5.93%) Support Analyst
7 14 (5.19%) .NET Developer
7 14 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
7 14 (5.19%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.19%) Project Manager
8 13 (4.81%) Desktop Support
9 11 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (4.07%) Release Engineer
9 11 (4.07%) Build Engineer
9 11 (4.07%) Build and Release Engineer
10 9 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (2.59%) Network Engineer
12 7 (2.59%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (22.22%) .NET
2 23 (8.52%) .NET Framework
3 21 (7.78%) HTML
4 20 (7.41%) CSS
5 14 (5.19%) jQuery
6 13 (4.81%) Web Services
7 11 (4.07%) HTML5
7 11 (4.07%) CSS3
8 10 (3.70%) ASP.NET
9 9 (3.33%) OpenID
9 9 (3.33%) OAuth
10 8 (2.96%) J2EE
11 5 (1.85%) ADO.NET
11 5 (1.85%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 4 (1.48%) WCF
12 4 (1.48%) Middleware
12 4 (1.48%) SOAP
13 3 (1.11%) MSMQ
13 3 (1.11%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.63%) Blackberry
2 16 (5.93%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.70%) IVR
5 9 (3.33%) Open Source
6 8 (2.96%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.59%) Smartphone
7 7 (2.59%) Data Integration
7 7 (2.59%) Kindle
8 6 (2.22%) FMCG
8 6 (2.22%) PKI
8 6 (2.22%) Clustering
8 6 (2.22%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.48%) CMDB
9 4 (1.48%) Replication
10 3 (1.11%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.11%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.74%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.74%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 109 (40.37%) Windows
2 44 (16.30%) Windows 7
3 34 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (10.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (5.93%) Linux
6 14 (5.19%) Windows XP
7 10 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 10 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.59%) UNIX
9 5 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.48%) Android
10 4 (1.48%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.74%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.74%) CentOS
12 2 (0.74%) Debian
13 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.37%) AIX
13 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (18.89%) ITIL
2 27 (10.00%) Project Management
3 22 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (8.15%) Configuration Management
4 16 (5.93%) Release Management
4 16 (5.93%) Migration
5 15 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 15 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 14 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (4.81%) Scrum
7 13 (4.81%) MVC
7 13 (4.81%) Data Analysis
7 13 (4.81%) Automation Testing
8 10 (3.70%) WFM
8 10 (3.70%) ERP
9 9 (3.33%) Service Delivery
10 8 (2.96%) Business Analysis
10 8 (2.96%) ETL
11 7 (2.59%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (2.59%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.41%) SQL
2 30 (11.11%) C#
3 15 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 11 (4.07%) Perl
5 10 (3.70%) Java
6 9 (3.33%) Tcl
6 9 (3.33%) PHP
7 7 (2.59%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.22%) C
8 6 (2.22%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.48%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.74%) VBScript
10 2 (0.74%) Python
11 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.37%) VBA
11 1 (0.37%) C++
11 1 (0.37%) XAML
11 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.37%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 17 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
1 17 (6.30%) Degree
2 11 (4.07%) MCP
3 8 (2.96%) MCSE
4 7 (2.59%) SAS Certification
4 7 (2.59%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.59%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.85%) PMP
5 5 (1.85%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.48%) MCITP
6 4 (1.48%) CCNA
6 4 (1.48%) CCA
6 4 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.11%) MCTS
7 3 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.74%) VCAP
8 2 (0.74%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.59%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.48%) QA
2 4 (1.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) GCP
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.37%) CDISC
System Software
1 74 (27.41%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.59%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.85%) XenApp
3 5 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.48%) vSphere
4 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.74%) XenServer
7 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.37%) SAP ITS
7 1 (0.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 19 (7.04%) SCCM
2 9 (3.33%) OpenSSO
3 4 (1.48%) SCOM
4 3 (1.11%) Nagios
4 3 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.11%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.11%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.11%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.37%) WMI
5 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.37%) SCSM
Vendors
1 52 (19.26%) Citrix
2 30 (11.11%) VMware
3 25 (9.26%) Oracle
4 20 (7.41%) HP
5 18 (6.67%) Remedy
6 17 (6.30%) Cisco
7 13 (4.81%) Red Gate
8 12 (4.44%) Avaya
9 11 (4.07%) Adobe
10 10 (3.70%) Verint
10 10 (3.70%) McAfee
10 10 (3.70%) Symantec
10 10 (3.70%) Lotus
11 9 (3.33%) Dell
11 9 (3.33%) SAP
11 9 (3.33%) Polycom
12 8 (2.96%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.59%) Juniper
14 6 (2.22%) EMC
15 5 (1.85%) Apple
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