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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 16 5
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 119 68 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 15.35% 8.98% 14.27%
As % of the Vendors category 33.43% 20.30% 35.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 34 31
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£250 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £188 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £513 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 16
Average hourly rate £33.75 £17.75 £14.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.14% +19.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.55 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £20.00 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
356 335 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 45.94% 44.25% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 138 106
Average daily rate £313 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £508 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 21 40
Average hourly rate £25.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.37% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £11.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £39.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +4 61 £300 -27.71% 33
Peterborough +21 23 £235 -32.85% 12
Huntingdon - 3 £200 - 2
Ely - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 108 (42.69%) Windows
2 87 (34.39%) .NET
3 73 (28.85%) SQL
4 57 (22.53%) Active Directory
5 53 (20.95%) MS Excel
6 51 (20.16%) Visual Studio
7 46 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 45 (17.79%) .NET Framework
9 44 (17.39%) C#
10 42 (16.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 41 (16.21%) Configuration Management
12 40 (15.81%) MS Office
13 38 (15.02%) Oracle
13 38 (15.02%) Git (software)
13 38 (15.02%) TeamCity
14 37 (14.62%) Release Management
14 37 (14.62%) Automated Testing
15 36 (14.23%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (14.23%) SSDT
15 36 (14.23%) MSBuild
16 35 (13.83%) Red Gate
16 35 (13.83%) Artifactory
16 35 (13.83%) Automation Testing
16 35 (13.83%) Octopus Deploy
16 35 (13.83%) MS Exchange
17 33 (13.04%) Gradle
17 33 (13.04%) NuGet
17 33 (13.04%) Maven
18 30 (11.86%) SQL Server
18 30 (11.86%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 35 (13.83%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (5.93%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (3.56%) CMS
5 9 (3.56%) SAS
5 9 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (3.16%) Lync
7 5 (1.98%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.98%) Apache
7 5 (1.98%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.58%) JOnAS
8 4 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.58%) IIS
9 3 (1.19%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.40%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 53 (20.95%) MS Excel
2 40 (15.81%) MS Office
3 8 (3.16%) MS Project
3 8 (3.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (5.14%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.40%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.09%) LAN
1 23 (9.09%) WAN
1 23 (9.09%) DNS
2 19 (7.51%) DHCP
3 16 (6.32%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.53%) Firewall
4 14 (5.53%) SAN
5 13 (5.14%) SMTP
6 12 (4.74%) VLAN
6 12 (4.74%) VPN
7 10 (3.95%) Internet
7 10 (3.95%) MPLS
8 9 (3.56%) PBX
9 7 (2.77%) IPv6
10 5 (1.98%) Ethernet
10 5 (1.98%) VoIP
11 4 (1.58%) Multicast
11 4 (1.58%) Junos
11 4 (1.58%) BGP
12 3 (1.19%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.23%) SSDT
2 30 (11.86%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.77%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (1.19%) MySQL
6 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.19%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.40%) Big Data
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 51 (20.16%) Visual Studio
2 42 (16.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (15.02%) Git (software)
3 38 (15.02%) TeamCity
4 36 (14.23%) MSBuild
5 35 (13.83%) Artifactory
5 35 (13.83%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (13.04%) Gradle
6 33 (13.04%) NuGet
6 33 (13.04%) Maven
7 6 (2.37%) JIRA
8 3 (1.19%) WiX
9 2 (0.79%) MSI
10 1 (0.40%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.40%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.40%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.40%) Toad
10 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 25 (9.88%) Finance
2 24 (9.49%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.53%) Advertising
4 12 (4.74%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.16%) Publishing
6 4 (1.58%) Back Office
7 3 (1.19%) Military
7 3 (1.19%) Banking
8 2 (0.79%) Marketing
8 2 (0.79%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Retail
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 51 (20.16%) Developer
2 41 (16.21%) Analyst
3 33 (13.04%) Build and Release Engineer
3 33 (13.04%) Build Engineer
3 33 (13.04%) Release Engineer
4 25 (9.88%) Consultant
5 19 (7.51%) .NET Developer
6 14 (5.53%) Service Analyst
6 14 (5.53%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (5.14%) Support Engineer
8 9 (3.56%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.16%) Architect
10 7 (2.77%) Project Manager
10 7 (2.77%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (2.77%) C# Developer
10 7 (2.77%) SAS Consultant
11 6 (2.37%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (2.37%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (2.37%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (34.39%) .NET
2 45 (17.79%) .NET Framework
3 24 (9.49%) CSS
4 23 (9.09%) HTML
5 18 (7.11%) jQuery
6 16 (6.32%) ASP.NET
7 15 (5.93%) CSS3
8 13 (5.14%) HTML5
8 13 (5.14%) OpenID
8 13 (5.14%) OAuth
9 8 (3.16%) J2EE
10 7 (2.77%) ADO.NET
10 7 (2.77%) Web Services
10 7 (2.77%) WCF
11 6 (2.37%) AngularJS
11 6 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (1.98%) XML
12 5 (1.98%) Ajax
13 4 (1.58%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (1.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.93%) Blackberry
1 15 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.14%) Open Source
3 10 (3.95%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (3.56%) IVR
5 7 (2.77%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.37%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.37%) PKI
6 6 (2.37%) Kindle
7 5 (1.98%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.58%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.19%) Clustering
9 3 (1.19%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.19%) CMDB
10 2 (0.79%) Informatics
10 2 (0.79%) FMCG
10 2 (0.79%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.79%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 108 (42.69%) Windows
2 46 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (11.46%) Windows 7
4 27 (10.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (5.53%) Linux
6 12 (4.74%) Windows XP
7 9 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (3.56%) UNIX
7 9 (3.56%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.58%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.79%) CentOS
9 2 (0.79%) Debian
10 1 (0.40%) AIX
10 1 (0.40%) Solaris
10 1 (0.40%) Android
10 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.21%) Configuration Management
2 37 (14.62%) Release Management
2 37 (14.62%) Automated Testing
3 36 (14.23%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (13.83%) Automation Testing
5 30 (11.86%) ITIL
6 23 (9.09%) Migration
7 18 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (6.32%) MVC
9 15 (5.93%) Project Management
10 13 (5.14%) ERP
10 13 (5.14%) Scrum
11 11 (4.35%) Data Analysis
12 10 (3.95%) Incident Management
13 9 (3.56%) OOP
13 9 (3.56%) WFM
14 8 (3.16%) Business Analysis
15 7 (2.77%) Service Delivery
15 7 (2.77%) ETL
15 7 (2.77%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 73 (28.85%) SQL
2 44 (17.39%) C#
3 16 (6.32%) Perl
4 14 (5.53%) PHP
5 13 (5.14%) Tcl
6 12 (4.74%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.98%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.98%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.98%) Java
7 5 (1.98%) C
7 5 (1.98%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.58%) VB
8 4 (1.58%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.19%) XAML
10 2 (0.79%) VBScript
10 2 (0.79%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.79%) Python
11 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.40%) C++
11 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (7.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (4.74%) MCSE
3 10 (3.95%) Degree
4 8 (3.16%) MCITP
5 7 (2.77%) SAS Certification
5 7 (2.77%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.77%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.37%) MCP
7 4 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.58%) PMP
7 4 (1.58%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.58%) CCNA
8 3 (1.19%) MCTS
9 2 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.79%) JNCIA
9 2 (0.79%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.79%) MOS
9 2 (0.79%) VCAP
9 2 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.37%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.58%) QA
3 2 (0.79%) SLA
4 1 (0.40%) GCP
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.40%) CDISC
System Software
1 57 (22.53%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.56%) vSphere
3 6 (2.37%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (1.58%) UAG
4 4 (1.58%) XenApp
5 2 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.79%) XenServer
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.79%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (5.93%) SCCM
2 13 (5.14%) OpenSSO
3 11 (4.35%) SCOM
4 5 (1.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.19%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.19%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.19%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.79%) WSUS
7 2 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (15.02%) Oracle
2 35 (13.83%) Red Gate
3 29 (11.46%) Citrix
4 28 (11.07%) VMware
5 15 (5.93%) Cisco
6 12 (4.74%) HP
7 10 (3.95%) Remedy
7 10 (3.95%) Symantec
8 9 (3.56%) Adobe
8 9 (3.56%) Verint
9 8 (3.16%) SAP
10 7 (2.77%) EMC
10 7 (2.77%) Juniper
11 6 (2.37%) Polycom
11 6 (2.37%) Avaya
11 6 (2.37%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.37%) Dell
12 5 (1.98%) Primavera
12 5 (1.98%) Lotus
12 5 (1.98%) CheckPoint
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