The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 3 16 2
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 48 28 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.91% 8.38% 19.08%
As % of the Vendors category 32.88% 22.22% 36.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 38
Median daily rate £375 £388 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Median hourly rate £21.25 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £9.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.00 £34.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.90 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +6.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Vendors Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
146 126 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 42.32% 37.72% 51.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 74 107
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £272 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £540 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 8
Median hourly rate £21.50 £60.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.16% +41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £60.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Cambridge region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 28 (29.79%) MS Excel
2 26 (27.66%) SQL Server
2 26 (27.66%) Windows
3 22 (23.40%) Oracle
4 20 (21.28%) CRM
5 18 (19.15%) SharePoint
5 18 (19.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 17 (18.09%) ITIL
6 17 (18.09%) MS Office
6 17 (18.09%) .NET
7 16 (17.02%) SQL
8 15 (15.96%) Active Directory
8 15 (15.96%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (14.89%) Office 365
9 14 (14.89%) JavaScript
9 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (11.70%) Advertising
11 11 (11.70%) Project Management
11 11 (11.70%) C#
11 11 (11.70%) HTML
12 10 (10.64%) SOA
12 10 (10.64%) Scrum
12 10 (10.64%) Web Development
12 10 (10.64%) jQuery
13 9 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (9.57%) Migration
13 9 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (9.57%) IIS
13 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 18 (19.15%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.57%) IIS
2 9 (9.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (6.38%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.13%) CMS
6 2 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (29.79%) MS Excel
2 17 (18.09%) MS Office
3 3 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.06%) FrameMaker
4 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (19.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (4.26%) BigMachines
4 2 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.06%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (14.89%) Office 365
3 9 (9.57%) SaaS
4 4 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.26%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.06%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.51%) LDAP
2 7 (7.45%) DHCP
2 7 (7.45%) DNS
3 5 (5.32%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (4.26%) VoIP
5 3 (3.19%) Kerberos
5 3 (3.19%) LAN
5 3 (3.19%) VPN
6 2 (2.13%) DWDM
6 2 (2.13%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.13%) Skype
6 2 (2.13%) WAN
7 1 (1.06%) Firewall
7 1 (1.06%) Internet
7 1 (1.06%) NAS
7 1 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.06%) SAN
7 1 (1.06%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.06%) WebEx
7 1 (1.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.66%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.26%) MySQL
4 4 (4.26%) SAP HANA
4 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.06%) Power BI
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.45%) Selenium
3 6 (6.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (6.38%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.38%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (6.38%) Subversion
4 2 (2.13%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.06%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.06%) MSI
5 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (11.70%) Advertising
2 9 (9.57%) Finance
3 4 (4.26%) Billing
3 4 (4.26%) Marketing
4 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.13%) Legal
6 1 (1.06%) Electronics
6 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.06%) Retail
6 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (27.66%) Developer
2 15 (15.96%) Architect
3 14 (14.89%) Analyst
4 13 (13.83%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (8.51%) Administrator
5 8 (8.51%) Consultant
5 8 (8.51%) CRM Architect
5 8 (8.51%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.38%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (5.32%) PHP Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.32%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.26%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Azure Consultant
8 4 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Office 365 Consultant
8 4 (4.26%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.09%) .NET
2 11 (11.70%) HTML
3 10 (10.64%) jQuery
4 9 (9.57%) RESTful
5 7 (7.45%) AngularJS
5 7 (7.45%) ASP.NET
6 6 (6.38%) HTML5
6 6 (6.38%) Middleware
6 6 (6.38%) Node.js
7 5 (5.32%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.32%) CSS
8 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.19%) Entity Framework
8 3 (3.19%) OAuth
8 3 (3.19%) SAML
8 3 (3.19%) XML
9 2 (2.13%) Classic ASP
9 2 (2.13%) LINQ
9 2 (2.13%) XSLT
10 1 (1.06%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.26%) Clustering
2 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.19%) PKI
3 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.13%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.13%) NHS
3 2 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.06%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.06%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.06%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.66%) Windows
2 7 (7.45%) Linux
2 7 (7.45%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.38%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.19%) Unix
6 2 (2.13%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.06%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.28%) CRM
2 17 (18.09%) ITIL
3 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (11.70%) Project Management
6 10 (10.64%) Scrum
6 10 (10.64%) SOA
6 10 (10.64%) Web Development
7 9 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (9.57%) Migration
7 9 (9.57%) Service Design
8 7 (7.45%) BDD
8 7 (7.45%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (7.45%) ERP
8 7 (7.45%) TDD
9 6 (6.38%) Risk Management
10 5 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2
10 5 (5.32%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.02%) SQL
2 14 (14.89%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.70%) C#
4 8 (8.51%) PHP
5 7 (7.45%) Java
5 7 (7.45%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.38%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.19%) C
8 2 (2.13%) Perl
8 2 (2.13%) Python
8 2 (2.13%) Ruby
8 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.06%) C++
9 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.45%) Degree
3 5 (5.32%) MCITP
4 4 (4.26%) MCSE
5 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.19%) MCSA
6 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.06%) CCIE
7 1 (1.06%) CCNA
7 1 (1.06%) CCSA
7 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.06%) CISM
7 1 (1.06%) CISSP
7 1 (1.06%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.06%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.06%) PhD
7 1 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.06%) P3O
2 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 15 (15.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.13%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.06%) Docker
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (3.19%) SCCM
2 3 (3.19%) WSUS
3 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.13%) Puppet
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.06%) OpenAM
4 1 (1.06%) SCSM
4 1 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (23.40%) Oracle
2 6 (6.38%) SAP
3 5 (5.32%) VMware
4 4 (4.26%) Apple
5 2 (2.13%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.13%) Ciena
5 2 (2.13%) HP
5 2 (2.13%) Huawei
5 2 (2.13%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.13%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.06%) Adobe
6 1 (1.06%) Cadence
6 1 (1.06%) EMC
6 1 (1.06%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.06%) Interwoven
6 1 (1.06%) Planview
6 1 (1.06%) Remedy
6 1 (1.06%) Teradata
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