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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 24 7
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 17.56% 5.04% 12.93%
As % of the Vendors category 36.51% 16.22% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 3
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£250 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £197 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £410 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.00 £13.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% -4.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £13.00 £16.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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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
63 74 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 48.09% 31.09% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 28 16
Average daily rate £250 £288 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -30.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £184 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 9
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 20 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 14 (29.17%) Windows
3 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 10 (20.83%) MS Exchange
4 10 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (18.75%) Verint
5 9 (18.75%) PBX
5 9 (18.75%) CMS
5 9 (18.75%) IVR
5 9 (18.75%) Data Analysis
5 9 (18.75%) WFM
6 8 (16.67%) VMware
6 8 (16.67%) MS Office
6 8 (16.67%) SQL
6 8 (16.67%) Citrix
7 7 (14.58%) Project Management
7 7 (14.58%) .NET
7 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 6 (12.50%) ITIL
8 6 (12.50%) WAN
8 6 (12.50%) LAN
8 6 (12.50%) MS Project
8 6 (12.50%) Adobe
9 5 (10.42%) Cisco
9 5 (10.42%) Symantec

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (20.83%) MS Exchange
1 10 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (18.75%) CMS
3 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
5 4 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (8.33%) IBM Notes
6 3 (6.25%) JOnAS
7 2 (4.17%) Apache
7 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
7 2 (4.17%) IIS
7 2 (4.17%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (16.67%) MS Office
3 6 (12.50%) MS Project
4 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) PBX
2 6 (12.50%) WAN
2 6 (12.50%) LAN
3 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.25%) Firewall
4 3 (6.25%) VLAN
5 2 (4.17%) DNS
5 2 (4.17%) Internet
5 2 (4.17%) DHCP
5 2 (4.17%) VoIP
6 1 (2.08%) Intranet
6 1 (2.08%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.42%) Finance
3 4 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Analyst
2 5 (10.42%) Project Manager
2 5 (10.42%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (10.42%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (10.42%) Service Analyst
2 5 (10.42%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Development Manager
3 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 3 (6.25%) Development Project Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Project Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Administrator
5 2 (4.17%) Telephony Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) J2EE
3 3 (6.25%) COM
3 3 (6.25%) WCF
4 1 (2.08%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.75%) IVR
3 2 (4.17%) PMI
3 2 (4.17%) Clustering
3 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.08%) FMCG
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.42%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Vista
6 3 (6.25%) UNIX
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.08%) AIX
7 1 (2.08%) Solaris
7 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Data Analysis
1 9 (18.75%) WFM
2 7 (14.58%) Project Management
3 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 6 (12.50%) ITIL
4 5 (10.42%) Migration
5 4 (8.33%) SOA
6 3 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.25%) Project Planning
6 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.17%) System Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.08%) Document Management
8 1 (2.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) C#
3 3 (6.25%) VB
4 2 (4.17%) Java
5 1 (2.08%) PHP
5 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) MCP
1 3 (6.25%) MCSE
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.25%) MCITP
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) PMP
2 2 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.25%) vSphere
3 3 (6.25%) UAG
4 1 (2.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Verint
2 8 (16.67%) VMware
2 8 (16.67%) Citrix
3 6 (12.50%) Adobe
4 5 (10.42%) Cisco
4 5 (10.42%) Symantec
4 5 (10.42%) McAfee
4 5 (10.42%) Primavera
5 4 (8.33%) Oracle
5 4 (8.33%) Lotus
6 2 (4.17%) Avaya
7 1 (2.08%) EMC
7 1 (2.08%) AppSense
7 1 (2.08%) Polycom
7 1 (2.08%) F5
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