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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 24.10% 16.15% 22.67%
As % of the Vendors category 37.04% 39.62% 40.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 16
Average daily rate
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£243 £233 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.07% -45.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £124 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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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
108 53 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 65.06% 40.77% 55.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 28 35
Average daily rate £375 £241 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.60% -40.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £128 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 16
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +9.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 33 (41.25%) Windows
2 29 (36.25%) MS Excel
3 28 (35.00%) MS Office
4 22 (27.50%) Telecoms
5 20 (25.00%) ITIL
5 20 (25.00%) Citrix
6 16 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 15 (18.75%) Finance
7 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
8 14 (17.50%) Data Analysis
9 13 (16.25%) WFM
9 13 (16.25%) CMS
9 13 (16.25%) IVR
9 13 (16.25%) Symantec
9 13 (16.25%) McAfee
9 13 (16.25%) Adobe
9 13 (16.25%) PBX
9 13 (16.25%) Verint
9 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (15.00%) Cisco
10 12 (15.00%) .NET
10 12 (15.00%) IBM Notes
10 12 (15.00%) Lotus
11 11 (13.75%) MCP
11 11 (13.75%) Service Delivery
12 10 (12.50%) VMware
12 10 (12.50%) Incident Management
12 10 (12.50%) WAN
12 10 (12.50%) Project Management
13 7 (8.75%) Video Conferencing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 13 (16.25%) CMS
2 12 (15.00%) IBM Notes
3 7 (8.75%) Lync
4 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.25%) SAS
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 29 (36.25%) MS Excel
2 28 (35.00%) MS Office
3 3 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.50%) MS Project
5 1 (1.25%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.25%) InDesign
5 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.25%) PBX
2 10 (12.50%) WAN
3 7 (8.75%) LAN
4 6 (7.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.75%) DNS
6 2 (2.50%) Internet
7 1 (1.25%) Intranet
7 1 (1.25%) VPN
7 1 (1.25%) DHCP
7 1 (1.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) MS Access
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.75%) MSBuild
1 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.25%) MSI
2 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (27.50%) Telecoms
2 15 (18.75%) Finance
3 2 (2.50%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Billing
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (51.25%) Analyst
2 16 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 16 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 16 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (17.50%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 9 (11.25%) Project Manager
6 8 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.75%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) ScrumMaster
9 3 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Telephony Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.00%) .NET
2 2 (2.50%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.50%) Flash
3 1 (1.25%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) IVR
1 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.75%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (6.25%) FMCG
4 3 (3.75%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.50%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.50%) iPad
5 2 (2.50%) iPhone
6 1 (1.25%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) Clustering
6 1 (1.25%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.25%) Photography
6 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 33 (41.25%) Windows
2 16 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.75%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) ITIL
2 14 (17.50%) Data Analysis
3 13 (16.25%) WFM
4 11 (13.75%) Service Delivery
5 10 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 10 (12.50%) Project Management
6 6 (7.50%) Scrum
7 3 (3.75%) DevOps
7 3 (3.75%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.50%) Migration
8 2 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.25%) E-Commerce
9 1 (1.25%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.25%) Change Management
9 1 (1.25%) MVC
9 1 (1.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.25%) Unit Testing
9 1 (1.25%) Multithreading
9 1 (1.25%) Time Management
9 1 (1.25%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.00%) SQL
2 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
2 3 (3.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) MCP
2 3 (3.75%) Degree
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) SCCM
2 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) Citrix
2 13 (16.25%) Symantec
2 13 (16.25%) McAfee
2 13 (16.25%) Adobe
2 13 (16.25%) Verint
3 12 (15.00%) Cisco
3 12 (15.00%) Lotus
4 10 (12.50%) VMware
5 5 (6.25%) AppSense
6 4 (5.00%) Avaya
7 1 (1.25%) Juniper
7 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.25%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.25%) Sun
7 1 (1.25%) Polycom
7 1 (1.25%) Altiris
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 16 days ago