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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 13 4
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 89 92 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 15.16% 10.80% 15.61%
As % of the Vendors category 36.03% 25.14% 33.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 47 72
Median daily rate £350 £365 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +16.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 16
Median hourly rate £14.38 £12.00 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.79% -30.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.01 £35.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
247 366 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 42.08% 42.96% 46.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 190 218
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £241 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 58
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £44.20 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +14 64 £400 +14.28% 26
Peterborough +1 9 £350 -6.66% 3
Huntingdon -4 1 - - 3
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 61 (36.31%) Windows
2 50 (29.76%) MS Excel
3 47 (27.98%) SQL Server
4 40 (23.81%) SQL
4 40 (23.81%) .NET
5 38 (22.62%) Active Directory
6 36 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (20.24%) MS Office
8 33 (19.64%) ITIL
9 32 (19.05%) C#
10 27 (16.07%) ASP.NET
11 26 (15.48%) CRM
12 24 (14.29%) VMware
12 24 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
13 22 (13.10%) Oracle
13 22 (13.10%) T-SQL
13 22 (13.10%) Windows 7
14 20 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (11.90%) .NET Framework
14 20 (11.90%) ERP
15 19 (11.31%) Finance
15 19 (11.31%) Migration
16 16 (9.52%) Linux
16 16 (9.52%) Project Management
17 15 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
17 15 (8.93%) SharePoint
17 15 (8.93%) ETL
17 15 (8.93%) JavaScript
17 15 (8.93%) Degree
17 15 (8.93%) SCCM

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 15 (8.93%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.33%) CMS
3 13 (7.74%) IIS
4 11 (6.55%) MS Exchange
5 9 (5.36%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.98%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (2.98%) WebSphere
8 4 (2.38%) nginx
9 3 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.19%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.19%) Jetty
10 2 (1.19%) Mongrel
10 2 (1.19%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.60%) Apache
11 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.60%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (29.76%) MS Excel
2 34 (20.24%) MS Office
3 7 (4.17%) MS Project
4 3 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (5.95%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.98%) BigMachines
4 3 (1.79%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.60%) Lawson
5 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.76%) SaaS
3 6 (3.57%) Office 365
4 5 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.38%) Force.com
5 4 (2.38%) Heroku
6 3 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.95%) DHCP
1 10 (5.95%) SAN
2 9 (5.36%) DNS
2 9 (5.36%) WAN
3 6 (3.57%) LAN
3 6 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.79%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.19%) FTP
5 2 (1.19%) HTTP
5 2 (1.19%) Internet
5 2 (1.19%) IPsec
5 2 (1.19%) LDAP
5 2 (1.19%) NAS
5 2 (1.19%) VLAN
6 1 (0.60%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.60%) Network Security
6 1 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.60%) Skype
6 1 (0.60%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (27.98%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (7.74%) MySQL
3 13 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (6.55%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (6.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (5.36%) Data Mining
6 8 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (3.57%) Oracle Database
8 6 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (2.98%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.98%) SAP HANA
10 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (1.19%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (6.55%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.98%) Cucumber
3 4 (2.38%) Capybara
3 4 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.38%) Selenium
3 4 (2.38%) SpecFlow
3 4 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.79%) MSTest
4 3 (1.79%) NUnit
4 3 (1.79%) WATIR
5 2 (1.19%) Gerrit
5 2 (1.19%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.19%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.60%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.60%) JIRA
6 1 (0.60%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.60%) Subversion
6 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (11.31%) Finance
2 13 (7.74%) Advertising
3 6 (3.57%) Billing
3 6 (3.57%) Marketing
4 4 (2.38%) Back Office
4 4 (2.38%) Front Office
5 3 (1.79%) Legal
5 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.19%) Retail
7 1 (0.60%) Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Local Government
7 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (22.02%) Developer
2 23 (13.69%) Analyst
3 16 (9.52%) Architect
4 14 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 14 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.55%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (5.95%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (5.95%) Desktop Support
6 10 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (5.36%) Administrator
7 9 (5.36%) Consultant
7 9 (5.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (5.36%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.76%) SQL Developer
9 7 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
9 7 (4.17%) Service Analyst
9 7 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (3.57%) CRM Architect
10 6 (3.57%) CRM Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.57%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (23.81%) .NET
2 27 (16.07%) ASP.NET
3 20 (11.90%) .NET Framework
4 15 (8.93%) RESTful
5 13 (7.74%) Web Services
5 13 (7.74%) XML
6 12 (7.14%) HTML
7 9 (5.36%) CSS
8 8 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (4.76%) Middleware
8 8 (4.76%) SOAP
9 7 (4.17%) jQuery
10 5 (2.98%) REST
10 5 (2.98%) Visualforce
11 4 (2.38%) Ajax
11 4 (2.38%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.38%) COM
11 4 (2.38%) LEMP Stack
12 3 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (1.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.55%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.38%) BYOD
3 4 (2.38%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.38%) NHS
3 4 (2.38%) User Experience
4 3 (1.79%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.79%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.19%) Clustering
5 2 (1.19%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.19%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.60%) Biometrics
6 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.60%) Informatics
6 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 61 (36.31%) Windows
2 22 (13.10%) Windows 7
3 16 (9.52%) Linux
4 13 (7.74%) Windows Server
5 11 (6.55%) Windows 8
6 10 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 8 (4.76%) Unix
8 7 (4.17%) Mac OS
8 7 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.17%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.38%) Android
9 4 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.38%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.79%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (19.64%) ITIL
3 26 (15.48%) CRM
4 20 (11.90%) ERP
5 19 (11.31%) Migration
6 16 (9.52%) Project Management
7 15 (8.93%) ETL
8 14 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (7.74%) SOA
10 12 (7.14%) MVC
10 12 (7.14%) PRINCE2
10 12 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (5.95%) Data Modelling
11 10 (5.95%) Scrum
12 9 (5.36%) Data Migration
12 9 (5.36%) Web Development
13 8 (4.76%) Waterfall
14 7 (4.17%) Automated Testing
14 7 (4.17%) DevOps
14 7 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.81%) SQL
2 32 (19.05%) C#
3 22 (13.10%) T-SQL
4 15 (8.93%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 8 (4.76%) Python
7 7 (4.17%) Ruby
8 6 (3.57%) Java
9 5 (2.98%) Apex Code
9 5 (2.98%) Perl
9 5 (2.98%) SOQL
10 4 (2.38%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.38%) PHP
10 4 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.38%) VBA
11 3 (1.79%) VBScript
11 3 (1.79%) X++
12 2 (1.19%) C
12 2 (1.19%) C++
12 2 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (8.93%) Degree
1 15 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.17%) MCSE
5 5 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.38%) MCSA
7 3 (1.79%) CCNA
7 3 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.79%) MCITP
7 3 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.19%) ISEB
8 2 (1.19%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.19%) MCP
8 2 (1.19%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.19%) PMP
8 2 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.36%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) P3O
System Software
1 38 (22.62%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.38%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.19%) Docker
6 2 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.19%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.19%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (8.93%) SCCM
2 7 (4.17%) Puppet
3 5 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.38%) SCOM
4 4 (2.38%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.79%) Ansible
6 2 (1.19%) Cobbler
6 2 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.60%) Nagios
7 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.60%) Oozie
7 1 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (14.29%) VMware
2 22 (13.10%) Oracle
3 14 (8.33%) Citrix
4 12 (7.14%) SAP
5 8 (4.76%) JD Edwards
6 6 (3.57%) NetApp
7 5 (2.98%) Apple
7 5 (2.98%) Cisco
7 5 (2.98%) HP
7 5 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.98%) Siebel
7 5 (2.98%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.38%) Remedy
8 4 (2.38%) WorldPay
9 3 (1.79%) Cognos
9 3 (1.79%) Symantec
10 2 (1.19%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.19%) Dell
10 2 (1.19%) Lotus
10 2 (1.19%) Veeam