The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 132 82 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 17.41% 11.68% 10.62%
As % of the Vendors category 33.67% 24.40% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 33 33
Average daily rate
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£325 £270 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £158 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £423 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.57 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £32.10 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
392 336 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 51.72% 47.86% 45.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 137 168
Average daily rate £350 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £217 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 35 43
Average hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.64 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £37.50 £46.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
Microsoft
East of England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 -2 55 £325 +26.82% 39
Peterborough +7 20 £375 +17.64% 10
Ely - - - - 1
Huntingdon - - - - 2
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 104 (43.33%) .NET
2 96 (40.00%) Windows
3 70 (29.17%) SQL
4 58 (24.17%) C#
5 56 (23.33%) Visual Studio
6 48 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 48 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 45 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 40 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 39 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (15.83%) TeamCity
10 38 (15.83%) Git (software)
10 38 (15.83%) MS Office
11 37 (15.42%) Configuration Management
12 36 (15.00%) Oracle
12 36 (15.00%) Release Management
12 36 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (15.00%) Automated Testing
12 36 (15.00%) SSDT
12 36 (15.00%) MSBuild
13 35 (14.58%) Artifactory
13 35 (14.58%) Automation Testing
13 35 (14.58%) Octopus Deploy
14 33 (13.75%) Red Gate
14 33 (13.75%) Gradle
14 33 (13.75%) NuGet
14 33 (13.75%) Maven
14 33 (13.75%) MS Excel
15 30 (12.50%) HTML
16 28 (11.67%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 28 (11.67%) MS Exchange
2 25 (10.42%) SharePoint
3 18 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (5.83%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.75%) IBM Notes
6 9 (3.75%) Lync
7 8 (3.33%) Apache
7 8 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.08%) JOnAS
9 4 (1.67%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.25%) IIS
10 3 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.25%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.42%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (15.83%) MS Office
2 33 (13.75%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.75%) MS Project
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (5.42%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (4.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.17%) WAN
2 18 (7.50%) LAN
3 15 (6.25%) DNS
4 12 (5.00%) DHCP
4 12 (5.00%) Firewall
5 10 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 9 (3.75%) SMTP
7 8 (3.33%) VLAN
8 6 (2.50%) Internet
9 5 (2.08%) VoIP
9 5 (2.08%) SAN
10 4 (1.67%) VPN
10 4 (1.67%) ADSL
10 4 (1.67%) MPLS
11 2 (0.83%) HTTP
12 1 (0.42%) LDAP
12 1 (0.42%) Intranet
12 1 (0.42%) SSL
12 1 (0.42%) IPv6
12 1 (0.42%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 36 (15.00%) SSDT
3 9 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.25%) MySQL
6 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 56 (23.33%) Visual Studio
2 45 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (15.83%) TeamCity
3 38 (15.83%) Git (software)
4 36 (15.00%) MSBuild
5 35 (14.58%) Artifactory
5 35 (14.58%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (13.75%) NuGet
6 33 (13.75%) Gradle
6 33 (13.75%) Maven
7 6 (2.50%) JIRA
8 3 (1.25%) WiX
9 2 (0.83%) MSI
10 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.42%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.42%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.42%) Subversion
10 1 (0.42%) MorphX
10 1 (0.42%) Toad
General
1 16 (6.67%) Finance
2 11 (4.58%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.75%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.75%) Advertising
4 5 (2.08%) Back Office
5 4 (1.67%) Banking
6 3 (1.25%) Publishing
7 2 (0.83%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.83%) Marketing
8 1 (0.42%) Retail
8 1 (0.42%) Billing
8 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (29.17%) Developer
2 35 (14.58%) Build Engineer
3 33 (13.75%) Release Engineer
3 33 (13.75%) Build and Release Engineer
4 27 (11.25%) Analyst
4 27 (11.25%) .NET Developer
5 16 (6.67%) Consultant
6 13 (5.42%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (5.42%) Service Analyst
7 12 (5.00%) C# Developer
8 11 (4.58%) 1st Line Support
8 11 (4.58%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.58%) Architect
8 11 (4.58%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (4.17%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.17%) Support Analyst
10 9 (3.75%) Administrator
11 8 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (2.92%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (43.33%) .NET
2 48 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 30 (12.50%) HTML
4 27 (11.25%) CSS
5 25 (10.42%) ASP.NET
6 18 (7.50%) jQuery
7 11 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (4.58%) CSS3
7 11 (4.58%) Web Services
8 10 (4.17%) Ajax
9 9 (3.75%) J2EE
9 9 (3.75%) OpenID
9 9 (3.75%) HTML5
9 9 (3.75%) OAuth
10 7 (2.92%) WCF
10 7 (2.92%) ADO.NET
11 6 (2.50%) AngularJS
12 5 (2.08%) XML
12 5 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (1.67%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.75%) Open Source
2 8 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (3.33%) PKI
2 8 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.50%) Kindle
4 5 (2.08%) Smartphone
4 5 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.25%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.25%) NHS
7 2 (0.83%) PMI
7 2 (0.83%) Informatics
8 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.42%) Kinect
8 1 (0.42%) iPhone
8 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.42%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.42%) Clustering
8 1 (0.42%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 96 (40.00%) Windows
2 39 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (8.75%) Windows 7
4 20 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (6.25%) Linux
6 11 (4.58%) Windows XP
7 8 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (3.33%) UNIX
8 7 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.67%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.25%) AIX
10 3 (1.25%) Solaris
10 3 (1.25%) CentOS
10 3 (1.25%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.42%) Configuration Management
2 36 (15.00%) Automated Testing
2 36 (15.00%) Release Management
2 36 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (14.58%) Automation Testing
4 25 (10.42%) ITIL
5 24 (10.00%) Migration
6 23 (9.58%) MVC
7 15 (6.25%) Scrum
7 15 (6.25%) ERP
8 13 (5.42%) OOP
9 12 (5.00%) Service Delivery
10 11 (4.58%) Project Management
10 11 (4.58%) OO
10 11 (4.58%) CRM
11 10 (4.17%) Workflow
12 9 (3.75%) SOA
12 9 (3.75%) Data Migration
12 9 (3.75%) Incident Management
13 8 (3.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 70 (29.17%) SQL
2 58 (24.17%) C#
3 17 (7.08%) JavaScript
4 13 (5.42%) Perl
4 13 (5.42%) PHP
5 10 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.75%) Tcl
7 7 (2.92%) Java
8 6 (2.50%) VB
9 4 (1.67%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.67%) XAML
9 4 (1.67%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.25%) C
10 3 (1.25%) PHP5
11 2 (0.83%) VBScript
12 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.42%) X++
12 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.42%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.17%) MCP
3 9 (3.75%) MCSE
3 9 (3.75%) Degree
4 6 (2.50%) MCITP
4 6 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.25%) OCP
6 3 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (1.25%) RHCE
7 2 (0.83%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.83%) PMP
7 2 (0.83%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.83%) MOS
7 2 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.83%) MCSA
7 2 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.42%) NCDA
8 1 (0.42%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.50%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.25%) SLA
3 2 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 48 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.33%) vSphere
4 6 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.50%) XenApp
5 5 (2.08%) UAG
6 4 (1.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.25%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.42%) XenServer
9 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (5.83%) SCCM
2 13 (5.42%) SCOM
3 9 (3.75%) OpenSSO
4 6 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (2.08%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.08%) WSUS
5 5 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.42%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.42%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 36 (15.00%) Oracle
2 33 (13.75%) Red Gate
3 20 (8.33%) Citrix
4 16 (6.67%) Cisco
4 16 (6.67%) Symantec
4 16 (6.67%) VMware
5 13 (5.42%) SAP
6 10 (4.17%) Adobe
7 9 (3.75%) Lotus
7 9 (3.75%) McAfee
8 7 (2.92%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.92%) Avaya
9 5 (2.08%) HP
9 5 (2.08%) Primavera
9 5 (2.08%) Polycom
10 4 (1.67%) EMC
10 4 (1.67%) webMethods
11 3 (1.25%) Nortel
11 3 (1.25%) Apple
12 2 (0.83%) Juniper
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