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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 51 18 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 28.02% 12.24% 21.94%
As % of the Vendors category 46.36% 38.30% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 7 17
Average daily rate
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£253 £130 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.42% -69.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £119 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £322 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
110 47 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 60.44% 31.97% 52.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 19 34
Average daily rate £315 £260 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £125 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 19
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 27 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 26 (36.11%) MS Office
3 25 (34.72%) Windows
4 22 (30.56%) Telecoms
5 18 (25.00%) Finance
6 16 (22.22%) Citrix
7 13 (18.06%) ITIL
7 13 (18.06%) Data Analysis
8 12 (16.67%) IVR
8 12 (16.67%) CMS
8 12 (16.67%) WFM
8 12 (16.67%) .NET
8 12 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 12 (16.67%) PBX
8 12 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 12 (16.67%) Verint
8 12 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (15.28%) WAN
10 10 (13.89%) McAfee
10 10 (13.89%) Project Management
11 9 (12.50%) Lotus
11 9 (12.50%) Symantec
11 9 (12.50%) Cisco
11 9 (12.50%) Adobe
11 9 (12.50%) IBM Notes
12 8 (11.11%) MCP
12 8 (11.11%) LAN
12 8 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (11.11%) Lync
13 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (16.67%) CMS
2 9 (12.50%) IBM Notes
3 8 (11.11%) Lync
4 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.78%) Apache
5 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.78%) IIS
5 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.39%) SAS
6 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 26 (36.11%) MS Office
3 2 (2.78%) MS Project
3 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.67%) PBX
2 11 (15.28%) WAN
3 8 (11.11%) LAN
4 7 (9.72%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.17%) Internet
6 1 (1.39%) Firewall
6 1 (1.39%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.39%) DHCP
6 1 (1.39%) VPN
6 1 (1.39%) DNS
6 1 (1.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.17%) MSBuild
1 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.39%) MSI
General
1 22 (30.56%) Telecoms
2 18 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.78%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.39%) Billing
4 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.39%) Law
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (43.06%) Analyst
2 13 (18.06%) Service Analyst
2 13 (18.06%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 7 (9.72%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (9.72%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.17%) Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Administrator
9 3 (4.17%) Telephony Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (2.78%) Help Desk Analyst
10 2 (2.78%) .NET Project Manager
10 2 (2.78%) ScrumMaster
10 2 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.39%) Flash
2 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.39%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) IVR
1 12 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (6.94%) FMCG
4 2 (2.78%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.78%) Clustering
5 1 (1.39%) Replication
5 1 (1.39%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.72%) Windows
2 12 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) ITIL
1 13 (18.06%) Data Analysis
2 12 (16.67%) WFM
3 10 (13.89%) Project Management
4 7 (9.72%) Service Delivery
4 7 (9.72%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.94%) Scrum
6 3 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 3 (4.17%) DevOps
7 2 (2.78%) System Testing
7 2 (2.78%) Integration Testing
7 2 (2.78%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.78%) Performance Testing
7 2 (2.78%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.78%) Migration
8 1 (1.39%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.39%) Logistics
8 1 (1.39%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.39%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.56%) SQL
1 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 3 (4.17%) C#
3 2 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) MCP
2 4 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) SLA
1 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 12 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Citrix
2 12 (16.67%) Verint
3 10 (13.89%) McAfee
4 9 (12.50%) Symantec
4 9 (12.50%) Lotus
4 9 (12.50%) Cisco
4 9 (12.50%) Adobe
5 7 (9.72%) VMware
6 5 (6.94%) AppSense
6 5 (6.94%) Avaya
7 2 (2.78%) Polycom
8 1 (1.39%) F5
8 1 (1.39%) Juniper
8 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.39%) Sun
8 1 (1.39%) EMC