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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 133 76 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 15.61% 10.07% 11.79%
As % of the Vendors category 33.59% 22.96% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 29 26
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£313 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £184 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £473 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 14
Average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £14.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.30% +16.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.38 £20.00 £35.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.84 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -6.34%
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
396 331 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 46.48% 43.84% 42.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 135 132
Average daily rate £350 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £211 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 30 44
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £10.85 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £36.50 £37.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -1 67 £313 -3.10% 38
Peterborough +15 20 £200 -42.85% 6
Huntingdon - 2 £200 - 3
Ely - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (40.24%) Windows
2 99 (39.44%) .NET
3 75 (29.88%) SQL
4 54 (21.51%) Active Directory
5 53 (21.12%) C#
5 53 (21.12%) Visual Studio
6 48 (19.12%) .NET Framework
7 44 (17.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 44 (17.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (17.13%) Oracle
9 39 (15.54%) MS Excel
10 38 (15.14%) Configuration Management
10 38 (15.14%) TeamCity
10 38 (15.14%) Git (software)
11 37 (14.74%) Release Management
12 36 (14.34%) SQL Server
12 36 (14.34%) Automated Testing
12 36 (14.34%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (14.34%) MSBuild
12 36 (14.34%) SSDT
13 35 (13.94%) MS Exchange
13 35 (13.94%) Red Gate
13 35 (13.94%) Artifactory
13 35 (13.94%) Automation Testing
13 35 (13.94%) Octopus Deploy
14 33 (13.15%) MS Office
14 33 (13.15%) Maven
14 33 (13.15%) NuGet
14 33 (13.15%) Gradle
15 31 (12.35%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (13.94%) MS Exchange
2 20 (7.97%) SharePoint
2 20 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (5.58%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (3.59%) Apache
5 9 (3.59%) Lync
6 8 (3.19%) IBM Notes
7 6 (2.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.99%) JOnAS
8 5 (1.99%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.59%) IIS
10 3 (1.20%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.80%) SAS
12 1 (0.40%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.40%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 39 (15.54%) MS Excel
2 33 (13.15%) MS Office
3 7 (2.79%) MS Project
3 7 (2.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (5.58%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.40%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.16%) LAN
1 23 (9.16%) WAN
1 23 (9.16%) DNS
2 19 (7.57%) DHCP
3 15 (5.98%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.58%) Firewall
5 13 (5.18%) VLAN
5 13 (5.18%) SMTP
6 12 (4.78%) SAN
7 11 (4.38%) Internet
8 10 (3.98%) MPLS
8 10 (3.98%) VPN
9 7 (2.79%) IPv6
10 5 (1.99%) Ethernet
10 5 (1.99%) VoIP
11 4 (1.59%) BGP
11 4 (1.59%) Junos
11 4 (1.59%) Multicast
12 3 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (1.20%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.34%) SQL Server
1 36 (14.34%) SSDT
2 14 (5.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (3.98%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.39%) MySQL
5 5 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.40%) Big Data
8 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (21.12%) Visual Studio
2 44 (17.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (15.14%) TeamCity
3 38 (15.14%) Git (software)
4 36 (14.34%) MSBuild
5 35 (13.94%) Artifactory
5 35 (13.94%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (13.15%) NuGet
6 33 (13.15%) Gradle
6 33 (13.15%) Maven
7 6 (2.39%) JIRA
8 3 (1.20%) WiX
9 2 (0.80%) MSI
10 1 (0.40%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.40%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.40%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.40%) Subversion
10 1 (0.40%) MorphX
10 1 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 23 (9.16%) Finance
2 15 (5.98%) Advertising
3 14 (5.58%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.38%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.99%) Back Office
6 4 (1.59%) Banking
7 2 (0.80%) Retail
7 2 (0.80%) Publishing
7 2 (0.80%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.80%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Military
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (27.09%) Developer
2 33 (13.15%) Release Engineer
2 33 (13.15%) Build Engineer
2 33 (13.15%) Build and Release Engineer
3 30 (11.95%) Analyst
4 26 (10.36%) .NET Developer
5 17 (6.77%) Consultant
6 14 (5.58%) Support Engineer
7 13 (5.18%) Service Analyst
7 13 (5.18%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (4.78%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (4.78%) C# Developer
9 11 (4.38%) Architect
9 11 (4.38%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (3.59%) Support Analyst
11 8 (3.19%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (3.19%) Administrator
12 7 (2.79%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (39.44%) .NET
2 48 (19.12%) .NET Framework
3 26 (10.36%) HTML
4 24 (9.56%) CSS
5 20 (7.97%) ASP.NET
6 18 (7.17%) jQuery
7 15 (5.98%) CSS3
8 13 (5.18%) OpenID
8 13 (5.18%) HTML5
8 13 (5.18%) OAuth
9 9 (3.59%) J2EE
10 8 (3.19%) Web Services
10 8 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (2.79%) Ajax
11 7 (2.79%) ADO.NET
11 7 (2.79%) WCF
12 6 (2.39%) AngularJS
13 5 (1.99%) Oracle Fusion
13 5 (1.99%) XML
14 4 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.18%) Blackberry
1 13 (5.18%) Open Source
2 9 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (3.19%) PKI
4 6 (2.39%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.39%) Kindle
5 5 (1.99%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.20%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.80%) PMI
8 2 (0.80%) NHS
8 2 (0.80%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.80%) Clustering
8 2 (0.80%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.80%) Informatics
8 2 (0.80%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.40%) CMDB
9 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.40%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 101 (40.24%) Windows
2 44 (17.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (10.76%) Windows 7
4 26 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (5.58%) Linux
6 11 (4.38%) Windows XP
7 8 (3.19%) UNIX
8 7 (2.79%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.59%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.20%) CentOS
11 1 (0.40%) AIX
11 1 (0.40%) Solaris
11 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (15.14%) Configuration Management
2 37 (14.74%) Release Management
3 36 (14.34%) Automated Testing
3 36 (14.34%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (13.94%) Automation Testing
5 31 (12.35%) ITIL
6 20 (7.97%) Migration
7 19 (7.57%) MVC
8 15 (5.98%) Scrum
9 14 (5.58%) ERP
9 14 (5.58%) Project Management
10 12 (4.78%) OOP
10 12 (4.78%) Incident Management
11 11 (4.38%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.59%) Workflow
12 9 (3.59%) TDD
13 8 (3.19%) SOA
13 8 (3.19%) CRM
14 7 (2.79%) OO
15 6 (2.39%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 75 (29.88%) SQL
2 53 (21.12%) C#
3 17 (6.77%) Perl
3 17 (6.77%) PHP
4 13 (5.18%) Tcl
5 12 (4.78%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.19%) Java
6 8 (3.19%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.99%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.99%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.59%) VB
8 4 (1.59%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.20%) XAML
9 3 (1.20%) C
9 3 (1.20%) PHP5
10 2 (0.80%) VBScript
10 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.40%) VBA
11 1 (0.40%) X++
11 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 20 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.38%) MCSE
3 10 (3.98%) Degree
4 9 (3.59%) MCP
5 8 (3.19%) MCITP
6 6 (2.39%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.99%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.20%) PMP
8 3 (1.20%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.20%) OCP
8 3 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (1.20%) RHCE
9 2 (0.80%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.80%) MCSA
9 2 (0.80%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.80%) CCNP
9 2 (0.80%) CCNA
9 2 (0.80%) JNCIA
9 2 (0.80%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.39%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (21.51%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.59%) vSphere
4 7 (2.79%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.99%) XenApp
5 5 (1.99%) UAG
6 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.20%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.80%) XenServer
9 1 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (5.98%) SCCM
1 15 (5.98%) SCOM
2 13 (5.18%) OpenSSO
3 7 (2.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (1.99%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.59%) WSUS
5 4 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.20%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.20%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (17.13%) Oracle
2 35 (13.94%) Red Gate
3 28 (11.16%) Citrix
4 24 (9.56%) VMware
5 17 (6.77%) Cisco
6 15 (5.98%) Symantec
7 12 (4.78%) Adobe
8 11 (4.38%) SAP
9 8 (3.19%) HP
9 8 (3.19%) Lotus
9 8 (3.19%) McAfee
10 7 (2.79%) Remedy
10 7 (2.79%) Juniper
10 7 (2.79%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.39%) Avaya
11 6 (2.39%) EMC
12 5 (1.99%) Primavera
12 5 (1.99%) Polycom
13 4 (1.59%) webMethods
13 4 (1.59%) Nortel
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