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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 15 5
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 127 60 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 17.45% 8.96% 15.30%
As % of the Vendors category 36.71% 21.82% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 29 39
Average daily rate
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£250 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £145 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £515 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £13.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+154.54% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.65 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £14.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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
346 275 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 47.53% 41.04% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 109 115
Average daily rate £315 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £188 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 24 41
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.06% +42.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.75 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +9 61 £250 -39.75% 32
Peterborough +24 38 £250 -8.25% 16
Huntingdon +7 4 £200 +63.26% 3
St Neots - 1 £200 - 3
Ely - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 113 (42.64%) Windows
2 80 (30.19%) .NET
3 67 (25.28%) SQL
3 67 (25.28%) MS Excel
3 67 (25.28%) Active Directory
4 54 (20.38%) MS Office
5 44 (16.60%) Citrix
6 42 (15.85%) Visual Studio
6 42 (15.85%) ITIL
6 42 (15.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (15.09%) .NET Framework
8 39 (14.72%) Windows 7
9 38 (14.34%) Finance
10 37 (13.96%) Configuration Management
10 37 (13.96%) C#
10 37 (13.96%) Team Foundation Server
11 35 (13.21%) MS Exchange
12 34 (12.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 32 (12.08%) Oracle
14 31 (11.70%) TeamCity
14 31 (11.70%) Git (software)
14 31 (11.70%) Release Management
15 30 (11.32%) Automated Testing
15 30 (11.32%) VMware
16 29 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (10.94%) SSDT
17 28 (10.57%) Artifactory
17 28 (10.57%) Automation Testing
17 28 (10.57%) Octopus Deploy
17 28 (10.57%) Red Gate

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (4.53%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.15%) Lync
5 10 (3.77%) CMS
6 9 (3.40%) SharePoint
7 8 (3.02%) SAS
8 7 (2.64%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.89%) Apache
9 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.51%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.51%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.13%) IIS
11 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.38%) JBoss
12 1 (0.38%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.38%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 67 (25.28%) MS Excel
2 54 (20.38%) MS Office
3 9 (3.40%) MS Project
4 8 (3.02%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (5.66%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.38%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.43%) DNS
2 24 (9.06%) LAN
2 24 (9.06%) WAN
3 23 (8.68%) DHCP
4 21 (7.92%) TCP/IP
5 15 (5.66%) VPN
6 13 (4.91%) SAN
7 12 (4.53%) PBX
8 11 (4.15%) SMTP
8 11 (4.15%) Firewall
9 10 (3.77%) MPLS
10 9 (3.40%) Internet
11 8 (3.02%) VLAN
12 7 (2.64%) VoIP
12 7 (2.64%) IPv6
13 5 (1.89%) Ethernet
14 4 (1.51%) ISDN
14 4 (1.51%) Junos
14 4 (1.51%) Multicast
14 4 (1.51%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.94%) SSDT
2 28 (10.57%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.64%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.64%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.13%) MySQL
8 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.13%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 42 (15.85%) Visual Studio
2 37 (13.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (11.70%) TeamCity
3 31 (11.70%) Git (software)
4 28 (10.57%) MSBuild
4 28 (10.57%) Artifactory
4 28 (10.57%) Octopus Deploy
5 26 (9.81%) NuGet
5 26 (9.81%) Gradle
5 26 (9.81%) Maven
6 6 (2.26%) JIRA
7 3 (1.13%) MSI
8 2 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.75%) WiX
9 1 (0.38%) Toad
9 1 (0.38%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.38%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.38%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.38%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (14.34%) Finance
2 27 (10.19%) Telecoms
3 19 (7.17%) Advertising
4 11 (4.15%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.02%) Publishing
6 3 (1.13%) Military
6 3 (1.13%) Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.75%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.75%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) Retail
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 58 (21.89%) Analyst
2 41 (15.47%) Developer
3 26 (9.81%) Release Engineer
3 26 (9.81%) Build Engineer
3 26 (9.81%) Build and Release Engineer
4 25 (9.43%) Consultant
5 24 (9.06%) Service Analyst
5 24 (9.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (6.04%) .NET Developer
7 14 (5.28%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.28%) Project Manager
8 10 (3.77%) Architect
9 9 (3.40%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.02%) Desktop Support
10 8 (3.02%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (2.64%) Administrator
11 7 (2.64%) SAS Consultant
12 6 (2.26%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (30.19%) .NET
2 40 (15.09%) .NET Framework
3 23 (8.68%) CSS
4 22 (8.30%) HTML
5 17 (6.42%) jQuery
6 13 (4.91%) CSS3
6 13 (4.91%) ASP.NET
7 11 (4.15%) OpenID
7 11 (4.15%) HTML5
7 11 (4.15%) OAuth
8 9 (3.40%) Web Services
9 8 (3.02%) J2EE
10 7 (2.64%) ADO.NET
11 6 (2.26%) AngularJS
12 5 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (1.51%) WCF
13 4 (1.51%) Middleware
14 3 (1.13%) Ajax
14 3 (1.13%) XML
14 3 (1.13%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.06%) Blackberry
2 17 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.28%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (4.15%) Open Source
5 10 (3.77%) IVR
6 8 (3.02%) PKI
6 8 (3.02%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.64%) Data Integration
8 6 (2.26%) FMCG
8 6 (2.26%) Kindle
8 6 (2.26%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.89%) Clustering
9 5 (1.89%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.51%) CMDB
11 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.13%) Replication
11 3 (1.13%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.75%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.75%) CLARiiON
12 2 (0.75%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 113 (42.64%) Windows
2 42 (15.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 39 (14.72%) Windows 7
4 34 (12.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (6.42%) Linux
6 14 (5.28%) Windows XP
7 10 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (3.77%) Windows 8
8 8 (3.02%) UNIX
9 6 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.51%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.51%) Android
11 2 (0.75%) Debian
11 2 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.75%) CentOS
11 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.75%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.38%) AIX
12 1 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.85%) ITIL
2 37 (13.96%) Configuration Management
3 31 (11.70%) Release Management
4 30 (11.32%) Automated Testing
5 29 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (10.57%) Automation Testing
7 26 (9.81%) Project Management
8 21 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (6.42%) Migration
10 15 (5.66%) MVC
11 13 (4.91%) ERP
12 12 (4.53%) Data Analysis
13 11 (4.15%) Incident Management
13 11 (4.15%) Scrum
14 10 (3.77%) WFM
15 9 (3.40%) OOP
16 8 (3.02%) SOA
16 8 (3.02%) ETL
16 8 (3.02%) Business Analysis
17 7 (2.64%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 67 (25.28%) SQL
2 37 (13.96%) C#
3 14 (5.28%) Perl
4 12 (4.53%) PHP
4 12 (4.53%) PowerShell
5 11 (4.15%) Tcl
6 9 (3.40%) Java
7 7 (2.64%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.89%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.89%) C
9 4 (1.51%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.51%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.75%) VBScript
10 2 (0.75%) VB
10 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.75%) Python
10 2 (0.75%) XAML
11 1 (0.38%) TTCN
11 1 (0.38%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (5.66%) Degree
2 8 (3.02%) MCSE
3 7 (2.64%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.64%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.64%) SAS Certification
4 5 (1.89%) MCP
5 4 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.51%) CCNA
5 4 (1.51%) PMP
5 4 (1.51%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.51%) MCITP
6 3 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.13%) MCTS
6 3 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.75%) NCDA
7 2 (0.75%) NCIE
7 2 (0.75%) VCAP
7 2 (0.75%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.26%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.51%) SLA
2 4 (1.51%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) CDISC
3 1 (0.38%) GCP
3 1 (0.38%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 67 (25.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.64%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.26%) XenApp
4 5 (1.89%) vSphere
5 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.75%) XenServer
7 1 (0.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.38%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 18 (6.79%) SCCM
2 11 (4.15%) OpenSSO
3 7 (2.64%) SCOM
4 5 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.13%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.13%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.13%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.75%) WSUS
6 2 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.75%) Nagios
7 1 (0.38%) SCSM
7 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (16.60%) Citrix
2 32 (12.08%) Oracle
3 30 (11.32%) VMware
4 28 (10.57%) Red Gate
5 17 (6.42%) HP
6 15 (5.66%) Remedy
7 14 (5.28%) Cisco
8 11 (4.15%) SAP
8 11 (4.15%) Avaya
9 10 (3.77%) Verint
10 9 (3.40%) Dell
10 9 (3.40%) Symantec
11 8 (3.02%) Polycom
11 8 (3.02%) Adobe
12 7 (2.64%) Juniper
12 7 (2.64%) EMC
12 7 (2.64%) CheckPoint
13 6 (2.26%) McAfee
13 6 (2.26%) AppSense
13 6 (2.26%) Red Hat
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