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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
Rank 7 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 14.94% 32.95% 22.45%
As % of the Vendors category 30.23% 56.86% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 15
Median daily rate £173 £313 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.80% +64.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £153 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £460 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 12
Median hourly rate £17.00 £10.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
43 51 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 49.43% 57.95% 53.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 44
Median daily rate £394 £313 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% +48.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £174 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 17
Median hourly rate £17.00 £10.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Peterborough region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Peterborough region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
3 4 (23.53%) .NET
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) MS Office
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) DBS Check
6 1 (5.88%) Power BI
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.88%) Office 365
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
6 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
6 1 (5.88%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (5.88%) Local Government
6 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
3 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.88%) MS Project
3 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Power BI
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
1 1 (5.88%) Local Government
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (11.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (11.76%) Administrator
1 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
1 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (11.76%) Server Administrator
1 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
1 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
1 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (5.88%) Analyst
2 1 (5.88%) Consultant
2 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
2 1 (5.88%) DBA
2 1 (5.88%) Developer
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (5.88%) Project Planner
2 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Project Management
1 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
2 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
2 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.88%) Change Management
2 1 (5.88%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) ITSM
2 1 (5.88%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.88%) Service Management
2 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) DBS Check
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle