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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 22.39% 13.82% 9.09%
As % of the Vendors category 37.97% 30.36% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 2
Average daily rate
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£170 £270 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.03% -18.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £211 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £375 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +9.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.94
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.29%
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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
79 56 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 58.96% 45.53% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 17
Average daily rate £210 £241 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.86% -35.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 8
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 £17.40 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -7.40%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 39 (49.37%) Windows
2 32 (40.51%) MS Office
3 27 (34.18%) MS Excel
4 26 (32.91%) ITIL
5 24 (30.38%) Citrix
6 20 (25.32%) Windows 7
7 19 (24.05%) Active Directory
8 16 (20.25%) Telecoms
8 16 (20.25%) Adobe
9 15 (18.99%) Cisco
10 14 (17.72%) Service Delivery
10 14 (17.72%) Finance
10 14 (17.72%) MCP
10 14 (17.72%) Symantec
10 14 (17.72%) McAfee
11 13 (16.46%) Lotus
11 13 (16.46%) IBM Notes
11 13 (16.46%) VMware
11 13 (16.46%) Incident Management
12 11 (13.92%) .NET
12 11 (13.92%) Project Management
13 9 (11.39%) Data Analysis
13 9 (11.39%) WAN
13 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (10.13%) SCCM
14 8 (10.13%) Verint
14 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (10.13%) PBX
14 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
14 8 (10.13%) WFM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (16.46%) IBM Notes
2 8 (10.13%) CMS
3 7 (8.86%) Lync
4 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.80%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.27%) SAS
5 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 32 (40.51%) MS Office
2 27 (34.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.27%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.27%) MS Project
4 1 (1.27%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.27%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.39%) WAN
2 8 (10.13%) PBX
2 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.59%) LAN
4 3 (3.80%) VPN
4 3 (3.80%) DNS
5 2 (2.53%) Internet
6 1 (1.27%) Firewall
6 1 (1.27%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.80%) MSBuild
1 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.27%) MSI
General
1 16 (20.25%) Telecoms
2 14 (17.72%) Finance
3 2 (2.53%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.53%) Billing
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
4 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.27%) Law
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (49.37%) Analyst
2 19 (24.05%) Support Analyst
3 18 (22.78%) Service Analyst
3 18 (22.78%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (18.99%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (13.92%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 10 (12.66%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (11.39%) Project Manager
8 6 (7.59%) Desktop Support
8 6 (7.59%) Help Desk Analyst
8 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 4 (5.06%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Help Desk Support
11 3 (3.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 3 (3.80%) Desktop Analyst
11 3 (3.80%) ScrumMaster
11 3 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (3.80%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) .NET
2 2 (2.53%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.27%) Flash
3 1 (1.27%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) IVR
1 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.86%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (7.59%) iPad
3 6 (7.59%) iPhone
4 5 (6.33%) FMCG
4 5 (6.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.53%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.27%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.27%) Photography
6 1 (1.27%) NHS
6 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 39 (49.37%) Windows
2 20 (25.32%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.86%) Windows 8
5 4 (5.06%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.53%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.91%) ITIL
2 14 (17.72%) Service Delivery
3 13 (16.46%) Incident Management
4 11 (13.92%) Project Management
5 9 (11.39%) Data Analysis
6 8 (10.13%) WFM
7 6 (7.59%) Scrum
8 3 (3.80%) DevOps
8 3 (3.80%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.53%) Time Management
9 2 (2.53%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.53%) CAD
9 2 (2.53%) Change Management
10 1 (1.27%) MVC
10 1 (1.27%) Migration
10 1 (1.27%) E-Commerce
10 1 (1.27%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.27%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (1.27%) Unit Testing
10 1 (1.27%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.53%) C#
3 2 (2.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (17.72%) MCP
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.80%) Degree
3 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.53%) MCSE
3 2 (2.53%) CCNA
3 2 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.27%) MCTS
4 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 19 (24.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.53%) Terminal Server
2 2 (2.53%) XenApp
2 2 (2.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (30.38%) Citrix
2 16 (20.25%) Adobe
3 15 (18.99%) Cisco
4 14 (17.72%) Symantec
4 14 (17.72%) McAfee
5 13 (16.46%) VMware
5 13 (16.46%) Lotus
6 8 (10.13%) Verint
7 5 (6.33%) AppSense
8 4 (5.06%) Avaya
9 2 (2.53%) Google
9 2 (2.53%) Sophos
9 2 (2.53%) Wyse
9 2 (2.53%) Remedy
9 2 (2.53%) MobileIron
9 2 (2.53%) Mapinfo
10 1 (1.27%) Polycom
10 1 (1.27%) Altiris
10 1 (1.27%) Juniper
10 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
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