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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 13 5
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 134 64 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 18.36% 9.55% 14.83%
As % of the Vendors category 38.51% 22.86% 34.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 33 38
Average daily rate
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£250 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £154 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £514 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 17
Average hourly rate £33.75 £13.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.45% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.65 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £14.50 £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
348 280 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 47.67% 41.79% 42.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 113 123
Average daily rate £313 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £508 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 44
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% +42.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.75 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 65 £225 -45.78% 39
Peterborough +22 39 £250 -23.07% 12
Huntingdon +7 4 £200 -9.60% 3
St Neots - 1 £200 - 3
Ely - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 113 (42.32%) Windows
2 75 (28.09%) .NET
3 73 (27.34%) Active Directory
4 70 (26.22%) MS Excel
5 63 (23.60%) SQL
6 58 (21.72%) MS Office
7 46 (17.23%) ITIL
8 45 (16.85%) Citrix
9 42 (15.73%) Windows 7
10 40 (14.98%) Finance
10 40 (14.98%) Visual Studio
10 40 (14.98%) Windows Server 2012
11 38 (14.23%) .NET Framework
12 36 (13.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 35 (13.11%) MS Exchange
13 35 (13.11%) Configuration Management
14 34 (12.73%) C#
14 34 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
15 31 (11.61%) Oracle
16 30 (11.24%) VMware
17 29 (10.86%) Git (software)
17 29 (10.86%) TeamCity
17 29 (10.86%) Release Management
18 28 (10.49%) Automated Testing
18 28 (10.49%) SQL Server
19 27 (10.11%) Telecoms
19 27 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
19 27 (10.11%) SSDT
20 26 (9.74%) Artifactory
20 26 (9.74%) Automation Testing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 35 (13.11%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (4.49%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.12%) Lync
4 11 (4.12%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.75%) CMS
6 8 (3.00%) SAS
7 7 (2.62%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.87%) Apache
8 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.50%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.50%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.50%) IIS
10 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 70 (26.22%) MS Excel
2 58 (21.72%) MS Office
3 9 (3.37%) MS Project
4 8 (3.00%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (5.62%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.75%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.99%) DNS
2 23 (8.61%) DHCP
2 23 (8.61%) LAN
2 23 (8.61%) WAN
3 21 (7.87%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.62%) VPN
5 13 (4.87%) SAN
6 12 (4.49%) PBX
7 11 (4.12%) SMTP
7 11 (4.12%) Firewall
8 10 (3.75%) MPLS
9 9 (3.37%) Internet
10 8 (3.00%) VLAN
11 7 (2.62%) VoIP
11 7 (2.62%) IPv6
12 5 (1.87%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.50%) ISDN
13 4 (1.50%) Junos
13 4 (1.50%) Multicast
13 4 (1.50%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.11%) SSDT
3 14 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 5 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.12%) MySQL
7 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.12%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 40 (14.98%) Visual Studio
2 36 (13.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (10.86%) TeamCity
3 29 (10.86%) Git (software)
4 26 (9.74%) MSBuild
4 26 (9.74%) Artifactory
4 26 (9.74%) Octopus Deploy
5 24 (8.99%) NuGet
5 24 (8.99%) Gradle
5 24 (8.99%) Maven
6 6 (2.25%) JIRA
7 3 (1.12%) MSI
8 2 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.75%) WiX
9 1 (0.37%) Toad
9 1 (0.37%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.37%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.37%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
General
1 40 (14.98%) Finance
2 27 (10.11%) Telecoms
3 21 (7.87%) Advertising
4 10 (3.75%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.00%) Publishing
6 3 (1.12%) Military
6 3 (1.12%) Banking
6 3 (1.12%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.12%) Marketing
7 2 (0.75%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Retail
8 1 (0.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 63 (23.60%) Analyst
2 41 (15.36%) Developer
3 28 (10.49%) Service Analyst
3 28 (10.49%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (8.99%) Consultant
4 24 (8.99%) Release Engineer
4 24 (8.99%) Build Engineer
4 24 (8.99%) Build and Release Engineer
5 17 (6.37%) .NET Developer
6 15 (5.62%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.24%) Project Manager
8 10 (3.75%) Architect
9 9 (3.37%) Desktop Support
9 9 (3.37%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.00%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (2.62%) Administrator
11 7 (2.62%) Business Analyst
11 7 (2.62%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (28.09%) .NET
2 38 (14.23%) .NET Framework
3 24 (8.99%) CSS
4 23 (8.61%) HTML
5 18 (6.74%) jQuery
6 13 (4.87%) CSS3
6 13 (4.87%) ASP.NET
7 11 (4.12%) OpenID
7 11 (4.12%) HTML5
7 11 (4.12%) OAuth
8 9 (3.37%) Web Services
9 7 (2.62%) J2EE
9 7 (2.62%) ADO.NET
10 6 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (2.25%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.50%) Middleware
12 3 (1.12%) Ajax
12 3 (1.12%) XML
12 3 (1.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (1.12%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.36%) Blackberry
2 17 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.24%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (4.12%) Open Source
5 10 (3.75%) IVR
6 8 (3.00%) PKI
6 8 (3.00%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.62%) Data Integration
8 6 (2.25%) FMCG
8 6 (2.25%) Kindle
8 6 (2.25%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.87%) Clustering
9 5 (1.87%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.50%) CMDB
11 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.12%) Replication
11 3 (1.12%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.75%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.75%) CLARiiON
12 2 (0.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 113 (42.32%) Windows
2 42 (15.73%) Windows 7
3 40 (14.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (6.37%) Linux
6 15 (5.62%) Windows XP
7 11 (4.12%) Windows 8
8 10 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.62%) UNIX
10 6 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.25%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.50%) Android
12 2 (0.75%) Debian
12 2 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.75%) CentOS
12 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.75%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.37%) AIX
13 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.23%) ITIL
2 35 (13.11%) Configuration Management
3 29 (10.86%) Release Management
4 28 (10.49%) Automated Testing
5 27 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (9.74%) Project Management
6 26 (9.74%) Automation Testing
7 21 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (7.12%) Migration
9 16 (5.99%) MVC
10 12 (4.49%) ERP
10 12 (4.49%) Data Analysis
11 11 (4.12%) Incident Management
11 11 (4.12%) Scrum
12 10 (3.75%) WFM
13 9 (3.37%) OOP
14 8 (3.00%) ETL
14 8 (3.00%) Business Analysis
15 7 (2.62%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (2.62%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 63 (23.60%) SQL
2 34 (12.73%) C#
3 14 (5.24%) Perl
4 12 (4.49%) PowerShell
5 11 (4.12%) PHP
5 11 (4.12%) Tcl
6 9 (3.37%) Java
7 7 (2.62%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.87%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.87%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.87%) C
9 3 (1.12%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.75%) Python
10 2 (0.75%) VBScript
10 2 (0.75%) XAML
11 1 (0.37%) TTCN
11 1 (0.37%) R
11 1 (0.37%) VB
11 1 (0.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.24%) Degree
3 8 (3.00%) MCSE
4 7 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.62%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.62%) SAS Certification
5 5 (1.87%) MCP
6 4 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.50%) CCNA
6 4 (1.50%) PMP
6 4 (1.50%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.50%) MCITP
7 3 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.12%) MCTS
7 3 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.75%) NCDA
8 2 (0.75%) NCIE
8 2 (0.75%) VCAP
8 2 (0.75%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.25%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.50%) SLA
2 4 (1.50%) QA
3 1 (0.37%) CDISC
3 1 (0.37%) GCP
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 73 (27.34%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.62%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.25%) XenApp
4 5 (1.87%) vSphere
5 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.75%) XenServer
7 1 (0.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.37%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 20 (7.49%) SCCM
2 11 (4.12%) OpenSSO
3 7 (2.62%) SCOM
4 5 (1.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.12%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.12%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.12%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.75%) WSUS
7 2 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.75%) Nagios
7 2 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.37%) SCSM
8 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (16.85%) Citrix
2 31 (11.61%) Oracle
3 30 (11.24%) VMware
4 26 (9.74%) Red Gate
5 17 (6.37%) HP
6 16 (5.99%) Remedy
7 14 (5.24%) Cisco
8 11 (4.12%) SAP
8 11 (4.12%) Avaya
9 10 (3.75%) Verint
10 9 (3.37%) Symantec
10 9 (3.37%) Dell
11 8 (3.00%) Adobe
11 8 (3.00%) Polycom
12 7 (2.62%) CheckPoint
12 7 (2.62%) Juniper
12 7 (2.62%) EMC
13 6 (2.25%) Red Hat
13 6 (2.25%) McAfee
13 6 (2.25%) AppSense
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