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 11 December 2016 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 20 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 32 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 4.41% 26.89% 25.65%
As % of the Vendors category 11.11% 53.33% 48.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 34
Median daily rate £90 £275 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.27% +7.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 £11.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+309.09% -8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +3.44%
Microsoft
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
54 60 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 39.71% 50.42% 52.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 69
Median daily rate £400 £235 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.21% -16.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £102 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £15.70 £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +8.82%

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
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 11 December 2016, 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 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (16.67%) MS Project
3 2 (16.67%) MS Office
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) DBS Check
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (8.33%) PMP
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Primavera
4 1 (8.33%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) SQL

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 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Primavera
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Capybara
1 1 (8.33%) JMeter
1 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (8.33%) NeoLoad
1 1 (8.33%) NUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Local Government
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (8.33%) DBA
2 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
2 1 (8.33%) Project Planner
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Tester
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) DBS Check
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (8.33%) PMP
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle