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 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 21.05% 18.52% 22.86%
As % of the Vendors category 43.48% 44.12% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 12
Median daily rate £185 £356 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.07% +69.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £160 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £480 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 16
Median hourly rate £17.00 £9.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.35% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £9.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £9.95 £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 Peterborough.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Peterborough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 46 34 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 48.42% 41.98% 61.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 42
Median daily rate £388 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £254 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 22
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +97.91%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Peterborough 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Peterborough

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Peterborough

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 25 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 Peterborough region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (19.23%) VMware
3 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 4 (15.38%) .NET
4 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
4 4 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (15.38%) MS Office
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (11.54%) Defect Management
5 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (11.54%) Finance
5 3 (11.54%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (11.54%) Java EE
5 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
5 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) DNS
5 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
5 3 (11.54%) Java
5 3 (11.54%) JBoss
6 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft
Top Related 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 4 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (11.54%) JBoss
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (3.85%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (7.69%) DHCP
3 2 (7.69%) LAN
3 2 (7.69%) PuTTY
3 2 (7.69%) WAN
3 2 (7.69%) Wireless
3 2 (7.69%) WLAN
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) Power BI
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Local Government
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (7.69%) Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Environment Manager
3 2 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Server Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Support Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Test Environment Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 2 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) WLAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
1 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 3 (11.54%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) AS400
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.85%) Android
5 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Defect Management
2 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
2 3 (11.54%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
3 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
4 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (3.85%) ITSM
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.85%) Service Management
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (7.69%) CCNA
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.69%) DBS Check
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Data Quality
1 2 (7.69%) GDPR
2 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) AirWatch
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) VMware
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco
2 2 (7.69%) Citrix
2 2 (7.69%) Peregrine
2 2 (7.69%) Remedy
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) Apple
3 1 (3.85%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.85%) Lotus
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Symantec
3 1 (3.85%) Temenos
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