The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Huntingdon with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
Cambridgeshire / Huntingdon
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 4 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Huntingdon 27.42% 19.05% 23.53%
As % of the Vendors category 51.52% 25.00% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
Median daily rate £504 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 - £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 - £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.84 - £11.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Huntingdon.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Huntingdon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 33 16 7
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Huntingdon 53.23% 76.19% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 3
Median daily rate £366 £445 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.82% +22.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £135 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £480 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.84 - £11.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Huntingdon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Huntingdon citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Huntingdon

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Huntingdon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Huntingdon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Huntingdon

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Huntingdon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Huntingdon over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Huntingdon

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Huntingdon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Huntingdon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Huntingdon

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Huntingdon region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (39.13%) Migration
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (39.13%) Office 365
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (30.43%) Windows 10
5 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
5 6 (26.09%) Citrix
5 6 (26.09%) MCSE
6 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
6 5 (21.74%) Project Management
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
6 5 (21.74%) Mobile App
6 5 (21.74%) Skype
7 4 (17.39%) OneDrive
7 4 (17.39%) Service Design
7 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
7 4 (17.39%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (17.39%) SLA
8 3 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (13.04%) XenApp
8 3 (13.04%) VMware
8 3 (13.04%) PaaS
8 3 (13.04%) Yammer
9 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (8.70%) Requirements Engineering
9 2 (8.70%) SaaS

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Huntingdon 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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
1 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
2 3 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (39.13%) Office 365
2 4 (17.39%) OneDrive
3 3 (13.04%) PaaS
3 3 (13.04%) Yammer
4 2 (8.70%) SaaS
5 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Skype
2 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
General
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Architect
2 5 (21.74%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 7 (30.43%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.35%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) Service Design
4 2 (8.70%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.35%) Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (26.09%) MCSE
3 4 (17.39%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (4.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (13.04%) XenApp
4 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) AppDNA
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Citrix
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) AppSense
4 1 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
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