The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Huntingdon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Huntingdon 17.65% 23.08% 36.36%
As % of the Vendors category 23.08% 50.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 10
Average daily rate
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- £148 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -55.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £11.43 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Huntingdon region.

Vendors Category
Huntingdon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
13 6 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Huntingdon 76.47% 46.15% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 13
Average daily rate £408 £148 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+176.27% -57.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £148 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £243 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Huntingdon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Huntingdon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Huntingdon

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Huntingdon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Huntingdon region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Huntingdon

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Huntingdon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Huntingdon region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Huntingdon

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Huntingdon

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Huntingdon 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 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) XenApp
4 3 (37.50%) CCA
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Adobe
5 2 (25.00%) Symantec
5 2 (25.00%) McAfee
5 2 (25.00%) Lotus
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
6 1 (12.50%) Intranet
6 1 (12.50%) vSphere
6 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Kanban
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) .NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Huntingdon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Huntingdon 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 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Intranet
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Junior
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Junior SharePoint Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (12.50%) Kanban
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCA
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Adobe
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec
2 2 (25.00%) McAfee
2 2 (25.00%) Lotus
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) HP