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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 21.74% 18.84% 9.00%
As % of the Vendors category 35.29% 35.14% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 6
Average daily rate
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£288 £375 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +105.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £203 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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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
85 74 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 61.59% 53.62% 59.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 23 29
Average daily rate £250 £266 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.10% -26.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -11.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 28 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Peterborough

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Peterborough region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Peterborough

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 38 (62.30%) Windows
2 25 (40.98%) ITIL
2 25 (40.98%) MS Office
2 25 (40.98%) Citrix
3 24 (39.34%) MS Excel
4 22 (36.07%) Active Directory
5 18 (29.51%) Adobe
6 17 (27.87%) Cisco
7 15 (24.59%) MCP
7 15 (24.59%) Service Delivery
8 14 (22.95%) Symantec
8 14 (22.95%) McAfee
8 14 (22.95%) Incident Management
9 13 (21.31%) Windows 7
9 13 (21.31%) Lotus
9 13 (21.31%) IBM Notes
10 10 (16.39%) VMware
10 10 (16.39%) Windows 8
11 8 (13.11%) Blackberry
12 7 (11.48%) Telecoms
12 7 (11.48%) MS PowerPoint
12 7 (11.48%) iPad
12 7 (11.48%) iPhone
13 6 (9.84%) Finance
14 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (8.20%) SLA
14 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
15 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (6.56%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (21.31%) IBM Notes
2 3 (4.92%) CMS
2 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (3.28%) Lync
3 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.64%) SAS
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 25 (40.98%) MS Office
2 24 (39.34%) MS Excel
3 7 (11.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.64%) InDesign
4 1 (1.64%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.64%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) PBX
1 3 (4.92%) VPN
2 2 (3.28%) WebEx
2 2 (3.28%) FCoE
2 2 (3.28%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (3.28%) VLAN
2 2 (3.28%) iSCSI
2 2 (3.28%) DNS
2 2 (3.28%) WAN
2 2 (3.28%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.28%) Internet
3 1 (1.64%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.64%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.64%) MSBuild
1 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (11.48%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.84%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Billing
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (63.93%) Analyst
2 21 (34.43%) Support Analyst
2 21 (34.43%) Service Analyst
2 21 (34.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (24.59%) 1st Line Support
4 14 (22.95%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Help Desk Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Desktop Support
6 5 (8.20%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (6.56%) Developer
8 3 (4.92%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.28%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.64%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) Flash
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Blackberry
2 7 (11.48%) iPad
2 7 (11.48%) iPhone
3 3 (4.92%) IVR
3 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) User Experience
4 2 (3.28%) Data Extraction
4 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.28%) EPoS
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) Clustering
5 1 (1.64%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.64%) Photography
5 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.64%) NHS
5 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 38 (62.30%) Windows
2 13 (21.31%) Windows 7
3 10 (16.39%) Windows 8
4 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.28%) BlackBerry OS
7 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.28%) Android
7 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) ITIL
2 15 (24.59%) Service Delivery
3 14 (22.95%) Incident Management
4 4 (6.56%) Data Analysis
5 3 (4.92%) WFM
5 3 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.28%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.28%) CAD
6 2 (3.28%) Project Management
6 2 (3.28%) Scrum
6 2 (3.28%) Change Management
6 2 (3.28%) Web Design
6 2 (3.28%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.28%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.28%) Web Development
7 1 (1.64%) Data Management
7 1 (1.64%) Content Management
7 1 (1.64%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.64%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.64%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.92%) C#
1 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.28%) SQL
3 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) MCP
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.56%) MCSE
3 4 (6.56%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.28%) CCNA
4 2 (3.28%) CCA
4 2 (3.28%) MCITP
4 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.64%) MCTS
5 1 (1.64%) Degree
5 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 22 (36.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) XenApp
2 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
2 2 (3.28%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) SCOM
2 2 (3.28%) DameWare
3 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) Citrix
2 18 (29.51%) Adobe
3 17 (27.87%) Cisco
4 14 (22.95%) Symantec
4 14 (22.95%) McAfee
5 13 (21.31%) Lotus
6 10 (16.39%) VMware
7 3 (4.92%) Verint
8 2 (3.28%) MobileIron
8 2 (3.28%) Mapinfo
8 2 (3.28%) Sophos
8 2 (3.28%) Remedy
8 2 (3.28%) BMC
8 2 (3.28%) Wyse
8 2 (3.28%) LANDesk
8 2 (3.28%) Google
9 1 (1.64%) Altiris
9 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.64%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.64%) Sun
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