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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 134 85 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 16.46% 11.64% 12.02%
As % of the Vendors category 33.25% 25.91% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 29 34
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £180 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £417 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.15% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 13
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +11.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.56 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £32.80 £36.30
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
403 328 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 49.51% 44.93% 43.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 136 155
Average daily rate £350 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £211 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £437 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 33 48
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.25 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +0.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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 28 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 28 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 28 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 61 £313 +28.86% 41
Peterborough +13 22 £288 -17.85% 7
Ely - - - - 1
Huntingdon - - - - 3
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 101 (41.56%) .NET
2 96 (39.51%) Windows
3 72 (29.63%) SQL
4 55 (22.63%) Visual Studio
5 54 (22.22%) C#
6 53 (21.81%) Active Directory
7 48 (19.75%) .NET Framework
8 45 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 41 (16.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 40 (16.46%) SQL Server
11 39 (16.05%) Oracle
12 38 (15.64%) Git (software)
12 38 (15.64%) TeamCity
13 37 (15.23%) Configuration Management
14 36 (14.81%) Release Management
14 36 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (14.81%) Automated Testing
14 36 (14.81%) SSDT
14 36 (14.81%) MSBuild
15 35 (14.40%) Artifactory
15 35 (14.40%) Automation Testing
15 35 (14.40%) Red Gate
15 35 (14.40%) Octopus Deploy
15 35 (14.40%) MS Office
16 33 (13.58%) Maven
16 33 (13.58%) Gradle
16 33 (13.58%) NuGet
17 32 (13.17%) MS Excel
18 30 (12.35%) MS Exchange
19 29 (11.93%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 30 (12.35%) MS Exchange
2 24 (9.88%) SharePoint
3 19 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (5.76%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.70%) Apache
6 9 (3.70%) Lync
7 8 (3.29%) IBM Notes
7 8 (3.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.06%) JOnAS
8 5 (2.06%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.65%) IIS
10 3 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.23%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.41%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 35 (14.40%) MS Office
2 32 (13.17%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.29%) MS Project
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (5.76%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.47%) WAN
2 21 (8.64%) LAN
3 18 (7.41%) DNS
4 14 (5.76%) DHCP
5 13 (5.35%) Firewall
6 12 (4.94%) TCP/IP
7 10 (4.12%) SMTP
8 8 (3.29%) SAN
8 8 (3.29%) VLAN
9 7 (2.88%) Internet
10 5 (2.06%) MPLS
10 5 (2.06%) VoIP
11 4 (1.65%) VPN
12 3 (1.23%) HTTP
12 3 (1.23%) ADSL
13 1 (0.41%) Broadband
13 1 (0.41%) ISDN
13 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.41%) LDAP
13 1 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 36 (14.81%) SSDT
3 12 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (3.29%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.06%) MySQL
8 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.41%) Big Data
9 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 55 (22.63%) Visual Studio
2 45 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (15.64%) TeamCity
3 38 (15.64%) Git (software)
4 36 (14.81%) MSBuild
5 35 (14.40%) Artifactory
5 35 (14.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (13.58%) NuGet
6 33 (13.58%) Gradle
6 33 (13.58%) Maven
7 6 (2.47%) JIRA
8 3 (1.23%) WiX
9 2 (0.82%) MSI
10 1 (0.41%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.41%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.41%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.41%) Subversion
10 1 (0.41%) MorphX
10 1 (0.41%) Toad
General
1 20 (8.23%) Finance
2 13 (5.35%) Advertising
2 13 (5.35%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.53%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.06%) Back Office
5 4 (1.65%) Banking
6 2 (0.82%) Retail
6 2 (0.82%) Publishing
6 2 (0.82%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Billing
7 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (27.16%) Developer
2 35 (14.40%) Build Engineer
3 33 (13.58%) Release Engineer
3 33 (13.58%) Build and Release Engineer
4 28 (11.52%) Analyst
5 26 (10.70%) .NET Developer
6 17 (7.00%) Consultant
7 14 (5.76%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.35%) Service Analyst
8 13 (5.35%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (4.94%) C# Developer
10 11 (4.53%) 1st Line Support
10 11 (4.53%) Architect
10 11 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (3.70%) Support Analyst
12 8 (3.29%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (3.29%) Administrator
12 8 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (41.56%) .NET
2 48 (19.75%) .NET Framework
3 29 (11.93%) HTML
4 26 (10.70%) CSS
5 23 (9.47%) ASP.NET
6 18 (7.41%) jQuery
7 12 (4.94%) CSS3
8 11 (4.53%) Web Services
9 10 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (4.12%) OpenID
9 10 (4.12%) HTML5
9 10 (4.12%) OAuth
10 9 (3.70%) Ajax
10 9 (3.70%) J2EE
11 7 (2.88%) ADO.NET
12 6 (2.47%) WCF
12 6 (2.47%) AngularJS
13 5 (2.06%) Oracle Fusion
13 5 (2.06%) XML
14 4 (1.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.12%) Blackberry
1 10 (4.12%) Open Source
2 8 (3.29%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (3.29%) PKI
3 6 (2.47%) Kindle
4 5 (2.06%) Smartphone
4 5 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.23%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.23%) NHS
7 2 (0.82%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.82%) PMI
7 2 (0.82%) Clustering
7 2 (0.82%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.82%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.82%) Informatics
8 1 (0.41%) FMCG
8 1 (0.41%) iPhone
8 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 96 (39.51%) Windows
2 41 (16.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (9.47%) Windows 7
4 21 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (5.76%) Linux
6 10 (4.12%) Windows XP
7 8 (3.29%) UNIX
8 7 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.65%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.65%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.23%) CentOS
11 1 (0.41%) AIX
11 1 (0.41%) Solaris
11 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.23%) Configuration Management
2 36 (14.81%) Automated Testing
2 36 (14.81%) Release Management
2 36 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (14.40%) Automation Testing
4 26 (10.70%) ITIL
5 21 (8.64%) MVC
6 20 (8.23%) Migration
7 15 (6.17%) Scrum
8 14 (5.76%) ERP
9 13 (5.35%) OOP
10 11 (4.53%) Service Delivery
11 10 (4.12%) Project Management
11 10 (4.12%) Incident Management
12 9 (3.70%) SOA
12 9 (3.70%) OO
12 9 (3.70%) CRM
12 9 (3.70%) Workflow
13 8 (3.29%) TDD
14 7 (2.88%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 72 (29.63%) SQL
2 54 (22.22%) C#
3 14 (5.76%) JavaScript
3 14 (5.76%) Perl
3 14 (5.76%) PHP
4 10 (4.12%) Tcl
4 10 (4.12%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.29%) Java
6 5 (2.06%) VB
7 4 (1.65%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.65%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.23%) XAML
8 3 (1.23%) C
8 3 (1.23%) PHP5
9 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.82%) VBScript
10 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.41%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.12%) MCSE
2 10 (4.12%) Degree
3 9 (3.70%) MCP
4 8 (3.29%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.29%) MCITP
5 4 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.65%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.23%) OCP
6 3 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (1.23%) RHCE
7 2 (0.82%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.82%) PMP
7 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.82%) MOS
7 2 (0.82%) MCSA
7 2 (0.82%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.41%) CCNP
8 1 (0.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.47%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (21.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.29%) vSphere
4 7 (2.88%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.06%) XenApp
5 5 (2.06%) UAG
6 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.23%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.41%) XenServer
9 1 (0.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (5.35%) SCCM
1 13 (5.35%) SCOM
2 10 (4.12%) OpenSSO
3 6 (2.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (2.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (1.65%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.65%) WSUS
6 3 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.41%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.41%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 39 (16.05%) Oracle
2 35 (14.40%) Red Gate
3 23 (9.47%) Citrix
4 21 (8.64%) VMware
5 15 (6.17%) Cisco
6 14 (5.76%) Symantec
7 12 (4.94%) SAP
8 11 (4.53%) Adobe
9 8 (3.29%) Lotus
9 8 (3.29%) McAfee
10 7 (2.88%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.47%) Avaya
11 6 (2.47%) HP
11 6 (2.47%) EMC
12 5 (2.06%) Primavera
12 5 (2.06%) Remedy
12 5 (2.06%) Polycom
13 4 (1.65%) Nortel
13 4 (1.65%) webMethods
14 3 (1.23%) Juniper
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £12 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Aerotek
Rate: Very competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £16k - 17k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £125 - £175 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Peterborough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15.00 - £23.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £400 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago