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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Huntingdon 13.51% 22.73% 21.43%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 31.25% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Median daily rate £130 £508 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -74.38% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

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 15 16 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Huntingdon 40.54% 72.73% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 2
Median daily rate £220 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.63% +2.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £265 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £11.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

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 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 29 March 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (75.00%) MS Office
3 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) SLA
4 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (12.50%) Google
6 1 (12.50%) SCCM
6 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (12.50%) Kaspersky
6 1 (12.50%) iPhone
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
6 1 (12.50%) Adobe
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) MCP
6 1 (12.50%) MCSE
6 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) Citrix
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Terminal Server
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) iPad
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (12.50%) MobileIron

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 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (62.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 5 (62.50%) Support Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) IT Support
4 2 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
1 1 (12.50%) iPad
1 1 (12.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) DameWare
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Kaspersky
2 1 (12.50%) MobileIron
2 1 (12.50%) Veeam