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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 69 83 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 12.34% 14.64% 17.40%
As % of the Vendors category 27.17% 34.02% 36.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 45 71
Median daily rate £363 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 17
Median hourly rate £21.00 £11.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%

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
254 244 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 45.44% 43.03% 47.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 137 210
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 27
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +41.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.65%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +13 48 £375 -6.25% 24
Peterborough -15 4 £90 -68.69% 4
Huntingdon 0 3 £130 -67.90% 3
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 46 (35.94%) Windows
2 36 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 36 (28.13%) MS Excel
3 31 (24.22%) Active Directory
4 26 (20.31%) SQL
5 25 (19.53%) Oracle
6 22 (17.19%) MS Office
7 20 (15.63%) ITIL
7 20 (15.63%) .NET
7 20 (15.63%) CRM
7 20 (15.63%) VMware
8 19 (14.84%) SharePoint
9 18 (14.06%) Project Management
9 18 (14.06%) Dynamics CRM
9 18 (14.06%) Windows Server
10 17 (13.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (13.28%) Linux
11 16 (12.50%) Migration
11 16 (12.50%) Windows 7
11 16 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
12 15 (11.72%) Office 365
12 15 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (11.72%) JavaScript
13 14 (10.94%) C#
13 14 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (10.16%) HTML
15 12 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (9.38%) Risk Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (14.84%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.03%) IIS
2 9 (7.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (5.47%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.91%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.56%) CMS
6 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.56%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (28.13%) MS Excel
2 22 (17.19%) MS Office
3 3 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.78%) MS Project
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (14.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.91%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (3.13%) BigMachines
4 2 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.78%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.78%) Primavera
5 1 (0.78%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (11.72%) Office 365
3 9 (7.03%) SaaS
4 4 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.13%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.25%) LDAP
2 7 (5.47%) DHCP
2 7 (5.47%) DNS
3 5 (3.91%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.13%) VoIP
4 4 (3.13%) VPN
5 3 (2.34%) Kerberos
5 3 (2.34%) LAN
6 2 (1.56%) DWDM
6 2 (1.56%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.56%) Internet
6 2 (1.56%) SAN
6 2 (1.56%) Skype
6 2 (1.56%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.56%) WAN
7 1 (0.78%) Firewall
7 1 (0.78%) PSTN
7 1 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.78%) WebEx
7 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.69%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.91%) MySQL
5 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (3.13%) SAP HANA
6 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.78%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 8 (6.25%) Selenium
2 7 (5.47%) Subversion
3 6 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (4.69%) Cucumber
3 6 (4.69%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.78%) Capybara
6 1 (0.78%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.78%) JMeter
6 1 (0.78%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.78%) MSI
6 1 (0.78%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.78%) NUnit
6 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (8.59%) Advertising
1 11 (8.59%) Finance
2 4 (3.13%) Billing
2 4 (3.13%) Marketing
2 4 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Electronics
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
5 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (22.66%) Developer
2 17 (13.28%) Architect
3 16 (12.50%) Analyst
4 13 (10.16%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (6.25%) Administrator
5 8 (6.25%) Consultant
5 8 (6.25%) CRM Architect
5 8 (6.25%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.47%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.69%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (4.69%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) .NET Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Azure Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Office 365 Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) PHP Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.91%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.63%) .NET
2 13 (10.16%) HTML
3 11 (8.59%) jQuery
4 9 (7.03%) AngularJS
4 9 (7.03%) ASP.NET
4 9 (7.03%) RESTful
5 7 (5.47%) HTML5
5 7 (5.47%) Node.js
6 6 (4.69%) .NET Framework
6 6 (4.69%) CSS
6 6 (4.69%) Middleware
7 4 (3.13%) Entity Framework
7 4 (3.13%) XML
8 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.34%) LINQ
8 3 (2.34%) OAuth
8 3 (2.34%) SAML
8 3 (2.34%) Web Services
9 2 (1.56%) Classic ASP
9 2 (1.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.47%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.91%) Clustering
2 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.34%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.34%) PKI
5 2 (1.56%) NHS
5 2 (1.56%) VCE vBlock
5 2 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.78%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
6 1 (0.78%) iPhone
6 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 46 (35.94%) Windows
2 18 (14.06%) Windows Server
3 17 (13.28%) Linux
4 16 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.47%) Unix
8 6 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.13%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.34%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.56%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.56%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.63%) CRM
1 20 (15.63%) ITIL
2 18 (14.06%) Project Management
3 17 (13.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (12.50%) Migration
5 15 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (9.38%) Risk Management
7 11 (8.59%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.59%) PRINCE2
7 11 (8.59%) Web Development
8 10 (7.81%) Scrum
8 10 (7.81%) SOA
9 9 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (7.03%) Service Design
10 8 (6.25%) ERP
11 7 (5.47%) BDD
11 7 (5.47%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (5.47%) PRINCE
11 7 (5.47%) Service Delivery
12 6 (4.69%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.31%) SQL
2 15 (11.72%) JavaScript
3 14 (10.94%) C#
4 9 (7.03%) PowerShell
5 8 (6.25%) Java
5 8 (6.25%) PHP
6 7 (5.47%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.69%) C
8 3 (2.34%) C++
9 2 (1.56%) Perl
9 2 (1.56%) Python
9 2 (1.56%) Ruby
9 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.81%) Degree
2 10 (7.81%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.47%) DV Cleared
3 7 (5.47%) MCSE
4 6 (4.69%) MCITP
5 3 (2.34%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.34%) MCSA
5 3 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.78%) CCIE
7 1 (0.78%) CCNA
7 1 (0.78%) CCSA
7 1 (0.78%) CISM
7 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.78%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.78%) PhD
7 1 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) SLA
2 6 (4.69%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.78%) P3O
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 31 (24.22%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.69%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.34%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.78%) Docker
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (3.91%) SCCM
2 3 (2.34%) WSUS
3 2 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.56%) Puppet
3 2 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.78%) DameWare
4 1 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.78%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.78%) SCSM
4 1 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 25 (19.53%) Oracle
2 20 (15.63%) VMware
3 9 (7.03%) SAP
4 6 (4.69%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.91%) Apple
5 5 (3.91%) Citrix
5 5 (3.91%) NetApp
6 3 (2.34%) Adobe
6 3 (2.34%) HP
7 2 (1.56%) Ciena
7 2 (1.56%) EMC
7 2 (1.56%) Huawei
7 2 (1.56%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.56%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.56%) Veeam
8 1 (0.78%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.78%) Kaspersky
8 1 (0.78%) MobileIron
8 1 (0.78%) Planview
8 1 (0.78%) Virgin Media
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