The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 24 6
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 24.68% 4.88% 16.00%
As % of the Vendors category 48.15% 15.87% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 3 8
Average daily rate
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£250 £325 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -22.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £201 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £365 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +23.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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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 Peterborough region.

Vendors Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
81 63 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 51.27% 30.73% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 21 19
Average daily rate £251 £355 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.22% -18.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £182 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
Average hourly rate £12.75 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £25.30 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Peterborough region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 28 (45.90%) MS Excel
2 18 (29.51%) Windows
3 15 (24.59%) Project Management
3 15 (24.59%) Telecoms
4 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
5 13 (21.31%) MS Office
6 12 (19.67%) Finance
7 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (18.03%) .NET
7 11 (18.03%) Citrix
7 11 (18.03%) Windows 7
7 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (16.39%) Verint
8 10 (16.39%) ITIL
8 10 (16.39%) PBX
8 10 (16.39%) Data Analysis
8 10 (16.39%) WFM
8 10 (16.39%) CMS
8 10 (16.39%) IVR
9 9 (14.75%) VMware
10 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
11 7 (11.48%) WAN
11 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
11 7 (11.48%) LAN
11 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (9.84%) SCCM
12 6 (9.84%) Windows XP
12 6 (9.84%) MS Project
13 5 (8.20%) SQL
13 5 (8.20%) Adobe

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 10 (16.39%) CMS
2 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.56%) Lync
4 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.92%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.28%) Apache
6 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.28%) IIS
7 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (45.90%) MS Excel
2 13 (21.31%) MS Office
3 6 (9.84%) MS Project
4 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.39%) PBX
2 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
3 7 (11.48%) WAN
3 7 (11.48%) LAN
4 3 (4.92%) DHCP
4 3 (4.92%) DNS
5 2 (3.28%) Internet
5 2 (3.28%) VoIP
6 1 (1.64%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MSI
1 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (24.59%) Telecoms
2 12 (19.67%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Publishing
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (40.98%) Analyst
2 10 (16.39%) Project Manager
3 7 (11.48%) Service Analyst
3 7 (11.48%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Telephony Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) .NET Project Manager
7 2 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.28%) Administrator
7 2 (3.28%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) .NET
2 1 (1.64%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (16.39%) IVR
3 5 (8.20%) FMCG
4 4 (6.56%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.28%) Clustering
5 2 (3.28%) PMI
6 1 (1.64%) Replication
6 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.51%) Windows
2 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (18.03%) Windows 7
3 6 (9.84%) Windows XP
4 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.56%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.64%) AIX
5 1 (1.64%) Solaris
5 1 (1.64%) Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Project Management
2 10 (16.39%) ITIL
2 10 (16.39%) Data Analysis
2 10 (16.39%) WFM
3 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.92%) Migration
4 3 (4.92%) Project Planning
5 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.28%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.28%) Performance Testing
5 2 (3.28%) Unit Testing
5 2 (3.28%) Integration Testing
5 2 (3.28%) System Testing
6 1 (1.64%) Kanban
6 1 (1.64%) Document Management
6 1 (1.64%) Change Management
6 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.64%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.64%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) SQL
2 2 (3.28%) C#
2 2 (3.28%) Java
3 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) MCP
2 2 (3.28%) PMP
2 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
1 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) Citrix
2 10 (16.39%) Verint
3 9 (14.75%) VMware
4 5 (8.20%) AppSense
4 5 (8.20%) Primavera
4 5 (8.20%) Adobe
5 4 (6.56%) Cisco
5 4 (6.56%) Avaya
5 4 (6.56%) Symantec
5 4 (6.56%) McAfee
6 3 (4.92%) Lotus
7 1 (1.64%) Polycom
7 1 (1.64%) F5
7 1 (1.64%) Juniper
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle
7 1 (1.64%) EMC
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