The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Peterborough region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 13 7
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 17.54% 6.58% 10.00%
As % of the Vendors category 28.99% 13.51% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £95 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £410 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
69 74 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 60.53% 48.68% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 17
Average daily rate £293 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.97% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £211 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 12
Average hourly rate £21.25 £13.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
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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 10 July 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 10 July 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 22 (45.83%) Windows
2 16 (33.33%) MS Office
3 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
4 13 (27.08%) MS Excel
5 11 (22.92%) ITIL
5 11 (22.92%) MS Exchange
5 11 (22.92%) Service Delivery
5 11 (22.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (20.83%) Cisco
6 10 (20.83%) Adobe
6 10 (20.83%) Citrix
7 9 (18.75%) Symantec
7 9 (18.75%) McAfee
7 9 (18.75%) .NET
8 8 (16.67%) IBM Notes
8 8 (16.67%) Lotus
8 8 (16.67%) LAN
8 8 (16.67%) WAN
8 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (14.58%) MCP
9 7 (14.58%) Migration
9 7 (14.58%) VMware
9 7 (14.58%) Incident Management
10 6 (12.50%) Finance
10 6 (12.50%) Firewall
10 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
10 6 (12.50%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 11 (22.92%) MS Exchange
1 11 (22.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (16.67%) IBM Notes
4 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 5 (10.42%) JOnAS
5 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (10.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (6.25%) Lync
7 1 (2.08%) Apache
7 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (33.33%) MS Office
2 13 (27.08%) MS Excel
3 5 (10.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) LAN
1 8 (16.67%) WAN
2 6 (12.50%) Firewall
3 5 (10.42%) VLAN
4 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.17%) DNS
5 2 (4.17%) DHCP
5 2 (4.17%) VoIP
5 2 (4.17%) Internet
6 1 (2.08%) Intranet
6 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Back Office
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Publishing
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) 1st Line Support
2 9 (18.75%) Service Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Project Manager
4 7 (14.58%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Project Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Development Manager
7 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Desktop Support
8 3 (6.25%) Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Development Project Manager
8 3 (6.25%) Service Desk Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Data Centre Project Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) .NET
2 5 (10.42%) J2EE
3 4 (8.33%) WCF
4 3 (6.25%) COM
5 2 (4.17%) CSS
5 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.08%) HTML
6 1 (2.08%) Classic ASP
6 1 (2.08%) Java EE
6 1 (2.08%) jQuery
6 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) PMI
1 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (45.83%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (10.42%) Windows XP
3 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Vista
5 3 (6.25%) UNIX
6 2 (4.17%) AIX
6 2 (4.17%) Solaris
6 2 (4.17%) Linux
7 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) ITIL
1 11 (22.92%) Service Delivery
2 7 (14.58%) Migration
2 7 (14.58%) Incident Management
3 6 (12.50%) Project Management
4 5 (10.42%) SOA
5 3 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.17%) MVC
6 2 (4.17%) Time Management
6 2 (4.17%) PRINCE
6 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.17%) OO
7 1 (2.08%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.08%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.08%) OOP
7 1 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.08%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.08%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) C#
1 5 (10.42%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) VB
3 2 (4.17%) Java
3 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) MCP
2 5 (10.42%) MCSE
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.42%) MCITP
3 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) PMP
4 2 (4.17%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.42%) vSphere
3 5 (10.42%) UAG
4 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) SCCM
1 5 (10.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Cisco
1 10 (20.83%) Adobe
1 10 (20.83%) Citrix
2 9 (18.75%) Symantec
2 9 (18.75%) McAfee
3 8 (16.67%) Lotus
4 7 (14.58%) VMware
5 6 (12.50%) Oracle
6 5 (10.42%) Primavera
7 2 (4.17%) Avaya
8 1 (2.08%) HP
8 1 (2.08%) Altiris
8 1 (2.08%) Polycom
8 1 (2.08%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.08%) Exinda