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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 13 5
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 139 62 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 18.91% 9.30% 15.58%
As % of the Vendors category 39.27% 22.63% 35.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 33 45
Average daily rate
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£250 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £130 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £514 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 15
Average hourly rate £29.38 £13.75 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.63% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £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
354 274 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 48.16% 41.08% 43.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 112 135
Average daily rate £300 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £508 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 22 43
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £50.75 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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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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 +15 69 £225 -40.00% 43
Peterborough +19 41 £250 -23.07% 12
Huntingdon +9 5 £200 -9.60% 2
St Neots - 1 £200 - 2
Ely - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 (41.54%) Windows
2 77 (28.31%) Active Directory
3 72 (26.47%) .NET
4 69 (25.37%) MS Excel
5 60 (22.06%) SQL
5 60 (22.06%) MS Office
6 50 (18.38%) ITIL
6 50 (18.38%) Citrix
7 44 (16.18%) Windows 7
8 43 (15.81%) Finance
9 38 (13.97%) MS Exchange
10 37 (13.60%) Visual Studio
10 37 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 35 (12.87%) .NET Framework
12 34 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 33 (12.13%) Team Foundation Server
13 33 (12.13%) C#
14 32 (11.76%) Configuration Management
15 31 (11.40%) Oracle
16 29 (10.66%) VMware
17 28 (10.29%) SQL Server
18 27 (9.93%) Telecoms
19 26 (9.56%) Blackberry
19 26 (9.56%) Project Management
19 26 (9.56%) TeamCity
19 26 (9.56%) Git (software)
19 26 (9.56%) Release Management
20 25 (9.19%) Automated Testing
21 24 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
21 24 (8.82%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 38 (13.97%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (4.78%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.41%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.04%) Lync
6 10 (3.68%) CMS
7 8 (2.94%) SAS
8 7 (2.57%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.84%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.84%) Apache
10 4 (1.47%) IIS
10 4 (1.47%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 69 (25.37%) MS Excel
2 60 (22.06%) MS Office
3 9 (3.31%) MS Project
4 8 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (5.51%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.82%) DNS
2 23 (8.46%) LAN
2 23 (8.46%) WAN
2 23 (8.46%) DHCP
3 21 (7.72%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.51%) VPN
5 13 (4.78%) SAN
6 12 (4.41%) PBX
7 11 (4.04%) Firewall
7 11 (4.04%) SMTP
8 10 (3.68%) MPLS
9 9 (3.31%) Internet
10 8 (2.94%) VLAN
11 7 (2.57%) VoIP
11 7 (2.57%) IPv6
12 5 (1.84%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.47%) Multicast
13 4 (1.47%) ISDN
13 4 (1.47%) BGP
13 4 (1.47%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.82%) SSDT
3 14 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 7 (2.57%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.10%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.10%) MySQL
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.37%) Big Data
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 37 (13.60%) Visual Studio
2 33 (12.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (9.56%) TeamCity
3 26 (9.56%) Git (software)
4 23 (8.46%) Artifactory
4 23 (8.46%) Octopus Deploy
4 23 (8.46%) MSBuild
5 21 (7.72%) Maven
5 21 (7.72%) Gradle
5 21 (7.72%) NuGet
6 6 (2.21%) JIRA
7 2 (0.74%) MSI
7 2 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.74%) WiX
8 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.37%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.37%) Toad
General
1 43 (15.81%) Finance
2 27 (9.93%) Telecoms
3 21 (7.72%) Advertising
4 10 (3.68%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.94%) Publishing
6 3 (1.10%) Banking
6 3 (1.10%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.10%) Marketing
6 3 (1.10%) Military
7 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.37%) Retail
8 1 (0.37%) Billing
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 68 (25.00%) Analyst
2 41 (15.07%) Developer
3 33 (12.13%) Service Analyst
3 33 (12.13%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (8.82%) Consultant
5 21 (7.72%) Build Engineer
5 21 (7.72%) Release Engineer
5 21 (7.72%) Build and Release Engineer
6 17 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 15 (5.51%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.15%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.41%) Architect
10 10 (3.68%) Desktop Support
10 10 (3.68%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.31%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.57%) SAS Consultant
13 7 (2.57%) Administrator
13 7 (2.57%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (26.47%) .NET
2 35 (12.87%) .NET Framework
3 24 (8.82%) CSS
4 23 (8.46%) HTML
5 18 (6.62%) jQuery
6 13 (4.78%) ASP.NET
6 13 (4.78%) CSS3
7 11 (4.04%) OAuth
7 11 (4.04%) OpenID
7 11 (4.04%) HTML5
8 10 (3.68%) Web Services
9 7 (2.57%) J2EE
9 7 (2.57%) ADO.NET
10 6 (2.21%) AngularJS
10 6 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.47%) Middleware
11 4 (1.47%) WCF
11 4 (1.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (1.10%) SAP PI
12 3 (1.10%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.56%) Blackberry
2 17 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.15%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (4.04%) Open Source
5 10 (3.68%) IVR
6 8 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.94%) PKI
7 7 (2.57%) Data Integration
8 6 (2.21%) Smartphone
8 6 (2.21%) FMCG
8 6 (2.21%) Kindle
9 5 (1.84%) Clustering
9 5 (1.84%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.47%) CMDB
11 3 (1.10%) Cryptography
11 3 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.10%) Replication
12 2 (0.74%) PMI
12 2 (0.74%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.74%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 113 (41.54%) Windows
2 44 (16.18%) Windows 7
3 37 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (6.62%) Linux
6 16 (5.88%) Windows XP
7 11 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (3.68%) Windows 8
9 7 (2.57%) UNIX
10 6 (2.21%) Windows Vista
10 6 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.47%) Android
12 2 (0.74%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.74%) Debian
12 2 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.74%) CentOS
12 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.37%) AIX
13 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (18.38%) ITIL
2 32 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 26 (9.56%) Project Management
3 26 (9.56%) Release Management
4 25 (9.19%) Automated Testing
5 24 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (8.46%) Automation Testing
7 21 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (6.99%) Migration
9 16 (5.88%) MVC
10 12 (4.41%) Data Analysis
10 12 (4.41%) Incident Management
10 12 (4.41%) ERP
11 11 (4.04%) Scrum
12 10 (3.68%) WFM
13 9 (3.31%) OOP
14 8 (2.94%) ETL
14 8 (2.94%) Business Analysis
15 7 (2.57%) SOA
15 7 (2.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 60 (22.06%) SQL
2 33 (12.13%) C#
3 14 (5.15%) Perl
4 12 (4.41%) PowerShell
5 11 (4.04%) PHP
5 11 (4.04%) Tcl
6 9 (3.31%) Java
7 7 (2.57%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.84%) C
8 5 (1.84%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.84%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.74%) Python
9 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.74%) XAML
10 1 (0.37%) R
10 1 (0.37%) TTCN
10 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.37%) VBScript
10 1 (0.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.15%) Degree
3 9 (3.31%) MCSE
4 7 (2.57%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.57%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.57%) SAS Certification
5 6 (2.21%) MCP
6 4 (1.47%) PMP
6 4 (1.47%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.47%) CCNA
6 4 (1.47%) MCITP
7 3 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.10%) MCDST
7 3 (1.10%) MCTS
7 3 (1.10%) CCA
7 3 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.74%) OCP
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.21%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.47%) SLA
2 4 (1.47%) QA
3 1 (0.37%) CDISC
3 1 (0.37%) GCP
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 77 (28.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.57%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.21%) XenApp
4 5 (1.84%) vSphere
5 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.74%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.74%) XenServer
6 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.37%) SAP ITS
7 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (6.99%) SCCM
2 11 (4.04%) OpenSSO
3 7 (2.57%) SCOM
4 5 (1.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.10%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.10%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.10%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.74%) Nagios
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.74%) WSUS
6 2 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.37%) SCSM
Vendors
1 50 (18.38%) Citrix
2 31 (11.40%) Oracle
3 29 (10.66%) VMware
4 23 (8.46%) Red Gate
5 19 (6.99%) HP
6 17 (6.25%) Remedy
7 15 (5.51%) Cisco
8 11 (4.04%) SAP
8 11 (4.04%) Avaya
9 10 (3.68%) Symantec
9 10 (3.68%) Verint
10 9 (3.31%) Adobe
10 9 (3.31%) Dell
11 8 (2.94%) Polycom
12 7 (2.57%) McAfee
12 7 (2.57%) EMC
12 7 (2.57%) CheckPoint
12 7 (2.57%) Juniper
13 6 (2.21%) Lotus
13 6 (2.21%) Red Hat
Cambridge
OHO Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Huxley Associates
Rate: £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 9 days ago
Peterborough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago