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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 14 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 4.21% 18.10% 16.03%
As % of the Vendors category 11.76% 31.82% 33.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 17
Median daily rate £325 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 2
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -21.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
34 66 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 35.79% 56.90% 47.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 22 43
Median daily rate £325 £278 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.11% +11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £91 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £470 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £12.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+254.16% +4.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 28 September 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 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (28.57%) .NET
3 6 (28.57%) MS Office
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL
3 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) C#
5 4 (19.05%) SQL
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (19.05%) MCSE
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
5 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) SpecFlow
6 3 (14.29%) Capybara
6 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 3 (14.29%) Advertising
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (9.52%) Ruby
7 2 (9.52%) VMware
7 2 (9.52%) Data Mining
7 2 (9.52%) Project Management
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET

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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (28.57%) MS Office
3 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.52%) Data Mining
3 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Capybara
1 3 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.52%) WATIR
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.76%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.76%) NeoLoad
3 1 (4.76%) NUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Developer in Test
3 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Biometrics
1 1 (4.76%) EPoS
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
2 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) CRM
4 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.76%) ERP
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.76%) MVC
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Web Development
4 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) C#
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (19.05%) MCSE
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) VMware
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix
2 1 (4.76%) Intel Security
2 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
2 1 (4.76%) Lotus
2 1 (4.76%) Nintex
2 1 (4.76%) Symantec