Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 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 6 months to 22 November 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 > Peterborough
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 18 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -14 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 14 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 7.63% 6.17% 21.93%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 15.91% 40.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 31
Peterborough median daily rate £300 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +40.00% -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +19.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 21
Peterborough median hourly rate £14.50 £10.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.88% -10.42% -7.69%
10th Percentile £11.50 £9.00 £8.75
90th Percentile £15.00 £36.93 £15.25
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year -13.04% +43.75% -25.58%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Peterborough.

All Vendors
Peterborough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 140 88 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 38.15% 38.77% 53.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 25 55
Peterborough median daily rate £336 £400 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +44.14% -
10th Percentile £255 £174 £91
90th Percentile £421 £503 £475
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £363 £400 £403
% change year-on-year -9.38% -0.62% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 27
Peterborough median hourly rate £13.75 £21.44 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.86% +78.65% -32.39%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.17 £9.80
90th Percentile £21.25 £47.13 £25.15
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.62 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.48% -1.43% -30.00%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Peterborough.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Peterborough

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Peterborough

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Peterborough region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 16 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (39.29%) ITIL
3 9 (32.14%) Cisco
4 8 (28.57%) MCP
4 8 (28.57%) NetApp
4 8 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 8 (28.57%) Retail
4 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 8 (28.57%) Mathematics
5 7 (25.00%) WCF
5 7 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 7 (25.00%) NHibernate
5 7 (25.00%) TDD
5 7 (25.00%) C#
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
5 7 (25.00%) .NET
5 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (25.00%) SDLC
6 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
7 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 4 (14.29%) Citrix
7 4 (14.29%) VMware
7 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.71%) Project Management

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough 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 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Service Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 7 (25.00%) C# WCF Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Developer
3 7 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 7 (25.00%) WCF Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Rollout Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Rollout Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) .NET
1 7 (25.00%) NHibernate
1 7 (25.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 2 (7.14%) iPad
1 2 (7.14%) iPhone
1 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 8 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 8 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 7 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 7 (25.00%) SDLC
3 7 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (10.71%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) Change Management
5 2 (7.14%) ITSM
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.57%) Break/Fix
6 1 (3.57%) CRM
6 1 (3.57%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security
6 1 (3.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) C#
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) MCP
2 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
1 1 (3.57%) SCOM
1 1 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco
2 8 (28.57%) NetApp
3 4 (14.29%) Citrix
3 4 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) CommVault
4 1 (3.57%) Google
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) Symantec