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 27 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 / Peterborough
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 16.67% 16.83% 23.68%
As % of the Vendors category 43.24% 39.53% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 9
Median daily rate £300 £235 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.65% -24.80%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 13
Median hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.45 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.42% +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 Peterborough.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Peterborough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 37 43 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 38.54% 42.57% 58.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 30
Median daily rate £300 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £108 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £503 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 20
Median hourly rate £14.53 £15.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

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 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 27 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 Peterborough region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (30.56%) .NET
2 11 (30.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (27.78%) SQL
4 9 (25.00%) Windows
4 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (19.44%) C#
5 7 (19.44%) TDD
5 7 (19.44%) WCF
5 7 (19.44%) SDLC
6 6 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (16.67%) NHibernate
6 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 6 (16.67%) Firewall
6 6 (16.67%) ITIL
6 6 (16.67%) Cisco
7 5 (13.89%) LAN
7 5 (13.89%) WAN
7 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
7 5 (13.89%) VMware
8 4 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (11.11%) Project Management
8 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
8 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
9 3 (8.33%) Defect Management
9 3 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
9 3 (8.33%) High Availability

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 4 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (8.33%) JBoss
3 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
4 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) Firewall
2 5 (13.89%) LAN
2 5 (13.89%) WAN
3 3 (8.33%) DNS
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (5.56%) DHCP
4 2 (5.56%) PuTTY
4 2 (5.56%) Wireless
4 2 (5.56%) WLAN
5 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.78%) Power BI
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) .NET Developer
2 7 (19.44%) C# .NET Developer
2 7 (19.44%) C# Developer
2 7 (19.44%) C# WCF Developer
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Developer
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server Developer
2 7 (19.44%) WCF Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Technical Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Environment Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) .NET
2 7 (19.44%) WCF
3 6 (16.67%) NHibernate
4 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 3 (8.33%) Java EE
6 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.78%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.78%) AS400
1 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (19.44%) SDLC
2 7 (19.44%) TDD
3 6 (16.67%) ITIL
3 6 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) Defect Management
5 3 (8.33%) High Availability
5 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.56%) CRM
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.56%) Migration
6 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.78%) OO
7 1 (2.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (5.56%) CCNA
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Data Quality
1 2 (5.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Cisco
2 5 (13.89%) VMware
3 3 (8.33%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) Peregrine
4 2 (5.56%) Remedy
5 1 (2.78%) Adobe
5 1 (2.78%) Apple
5 1 (2.78%) Google
5 1 (2.78%) Lotus
5 1 (2.78%) McAfee
5 1 (2.78%) Symantec
5 1 (2.78%) Temenos