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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 24.32% 18.70% 6.82%
As % of the Vendors category 44.26% 29.11% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 6
Average daily rate
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£313 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £166 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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Cambridgeshire

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
61 79 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 54.95% 64.23% 52.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 26
Average daily rate £300 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £21.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% +67.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Peterborough

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Peterborough region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Peterborough

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 36 (62.07%) Windows
2 27 (46.55%) ITIL
2 27 (46.55%) Citrix
3 22 (37.93%) MS Office
3 22 (37.93%) MS Excel
4 20 (34.48%) Active Directory
4 20 (34.48%) Adobe
5 19 (32.76%) Cisco
6 17 (29.31%) Service Delivery
7 16 (27.59%) Symantec
7 16 (27.59%) MCP
7 16 (27.59%) Incident Management
8 15 (25.86%) IBM Notes
8 15 (25.86%) McAfee
8 15 (25.86%) Lotus
9 10 (17.24%) VMware
9 10 (17.24%) Windows 7
10 9 (15.52%) Windows 8
11 8 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
11 8 (13.79%) Blackberry
12 7 (12.07%) iPad
12 7 (12.07%) iPhone
13 6 (10.34%) .NET
14 5 (8.62%) C#
14 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
14 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (6.90%) SLA
15 4 (6.90%) MCSE

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 15 (25.86%) IBM Notes
2 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
4 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.72%) Node.js
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (37.93%) MS Office
1 22 (37.93%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.72%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.72%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.72%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.45%) VPN
1 2 (3.45%) DNS
1 2 (3.45%) VLAN
1 2 (3.45%) iSCSI
1 2 (3.45%) FCoE
1 2 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (3.45%) WebEx
2 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (1.72%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (1.72%) OLAP
3 1 (1.72%) MS Access
General
1 3 (5.17%) Finance
1 3 (5.17%) Marketing
2 2 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Billing
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Advertising
3 1 (1.72%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.72%) French Language
3 1 (1.72%) German Language
3 1 (1.72%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.72%) Polish Language
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (65.52%) Analyst
2 23 (39.66%) Support Analyst
2 23 (39.66%) Service Analyst
2 23 (39.66%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (29.31%) 1st Line Support
4 16 (27.59%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (8.62%) .NET Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.90%) Desktop Support
8 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Author
9 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (1.72%) Flash
4 1 (1.72%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.72%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.72%) MDX
4 1 (1.72%) WCF
4 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.72%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 7 (12.07%) iPhone
2 7 (12.07%) iPad
3 2 (3.45%) User Experience
3 2 (3.45%) EPoS
3 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.72%) Photography
4 1 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.72%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.72%) NHS
4 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 36 (62.07%) Windows
2 10 (17.24%) Windows 7
3 9 (15.52%) Windows 8
4 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.90%) Windows XP
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.45%) BlackBerry OS
7 2 (3.45%) Android
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (46.55%) ITIL
2 17 (29.31%) Service Delivery
3 16 (27.59%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.45%) Web Development
4 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.45%) Workflow
4 2 (3.45%) Scrum
4 2 (3.45%) Web Design
4 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.45%) Change Management
4 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (3.45%) CAD
4 2 (3.45%) Project Management
4 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
4 2 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (3.45%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.72%) Time Management
5 1 (1.72%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.72%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.72%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) C#
2 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.17%) SQL
3 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) MCP
2 4 (6.90%) MCSE
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.45%) MCITP
3 2 (3.45%) CCNA
3 2 (3.45%) CCA
4 1 (1.72%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 20 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Terminal Server
2 2 (3.45%) XenApp
2 2 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) SCCM
2 2 (3.45%) SCOM
2 2 (3.45%) DameWare
3 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) Citrix
2 20 (34.48%) Adobe
3 19 (32.76%) Cisco
4 16 (27.59%) Symantec
5 15 (25.86%) McAfee
5 15 (25.86%) Lotus
6 10 (17.24%) VMware
7 2 (3.45%) Mapinfo
7 2 (3.45%) BMC
7 2 (3.45%) Sophos
7 2 (3.45%) Wyse
7 2 (3.45%) Remedy
7 2 (3.45%) Google
7 2 (3.45%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.45%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.72%) Nintex
8 1 (1.72%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle
8 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.72%) PeopleSoft