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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 17.12% 16.54% 5.22%
As % of the Vendors category 31.67% 28.77% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £447 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
60 73 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 54.05% 57.48% 34.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 29
Average daily rate £278 £280 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.89% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £91 £170 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -1.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 26 (53.06%) Windows
2 22 (44.90%) Citrix
3 21 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 20 (40.82%) ITIL
4 20 (40.82%) MS Office
5 18 (36.73%) Cisco
6 17 (34.69%) Adobe
7 15 (30.61%) Lotus
7 15 (30.61%) Symantec
7 15 (30.61%) McAfee
7 15 (30.61%) IBM Notes
8 14 (28.57%) MCP
8 14 (28.57%) Service Delivery
8 14 (28.57%) Incident Management
9 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
10 8 (16.33%) .NET
11 7 (14.29%) C#
11 7 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
12 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
12 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
12 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET
13 4 (8.16%) Blackberry
13 4 (8.16%) SCCM
13 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
13 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
14 3 (6.12%) TDD
14 3 (6.12%) Finance
14 3 (6.12%) VLAN
14 3 (6.12%) MCITP
14 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 15 (30.61%) IBM Notes
2 3 (6.12%) Node.js
3 2 (4.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 20 (40.82%) MS Office
3 7 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Ethernet
1 3 (6.12%) VLAN
1 3 (6.12%) iSCSI
1 3 (6.12%) FCoE
1 3 (6.12%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (4.08%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (2.04%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (2.04%) OLAP
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
2 2 (4.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.04%) French Language
3 1 (2.04%) German Language
3 1 (2.04%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.04%) Polish Language
3 1 (2.04%) Billing
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Advertising
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (61.22%) Analyst
2 23 (46.94%) Service Analyst
2 23 (46.94%) Service Desk Analyst
3 18 (36.73%) Support Analyst
4 16 (32.65%) 1st Line Support
4 16 (32.65%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 9 (18.37%) Developer
6 7 (14.29%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Web Author
8 2 (4.08%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.08%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Author
8 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) Coordinator
9 1 (2.04%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) .NET
2 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.12%) CSS
3 3 (6.12%) WCF
3 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (4.08%) Web Services
5 1 (2.04%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.12%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) EPoS
3 2 (4.08%) NHS
3 2 (4.08%) iPhone
3 2 (4.08%) iPad
3 2 (4.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 26 (53.06%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.08%) Android
3 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.08%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) ITIL
2 14 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 14 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.12%) TDD
4 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.12%) MVC
4 3 (6.12%) Scrum
4 3 (6.12%) OO
4 3 (6.12%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (6.12%) API Development
5 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.08%) Web Design
5 2 (4.08%) Workflow
5 2 (4.08%) Web Development
6 1 (2.04%) Content Management
6 1 (2.04%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.04%) Time Management
6 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.04%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) C#
2 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.08%) SQL
4 1 (2.04%) VB
4 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) MCP
2 3 (6.12%) MCSE
2 3 (6.12%) CCA
2 3 (6.12%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.12%) MCITP
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) SCOM
3 2 (4.08%) DameWare
4 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (44.90%) Citrix
2 18 (36.73%) Cisco
3 17 (34.69%) Adobe
4 15 (30.61%) Lotus
4 15 (30.61%) Symantec
4 15 (30.61%) McAfee
5 3 (6.12%) VMware
6 2 (4.08%) LANDesk
6 2 (4.08%) BMC
7 1 (2.04%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle
7 1 (2.04%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (2.04%) Nintex