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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 11 2
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 39 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.27% 9.44% 19.52%
As % of the Vendors category 31.45% 24.53% 41.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 51
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £215 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.77 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.14% -57.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £10.20 £15.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £17.00 £54.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Microsoft
Cambridgeshire

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
124 159 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 42.18% 38.50% 47.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 105 102
Median daily rate £400 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £650 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 11
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.80 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £60.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 2016, 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 29 (29.59%) SQL Server
1 29 (29.59%) MS Excel
2 24 (24.49%) Windows
3 23 (23.47%) SQL
3 23 (23.47%) CRM
4 22 (22.45%) MS Office
4 22 (22.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 20 (20.41%) .NET
6 19 (19.39%) ITIL
7 18 (18.37%) C#
7 18 (18.37%) Oracle
8 17 (17.35%) JavaScript
8 17 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (14.29%) SharePoint
9 14 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 13 (13.27%) Advertising
10 13 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (12.24%) T-SQL
11 12 (12.24%) ASP.NET
12 11 (11.22%) ERP
12 11 (11.22%) SOA
12 11 (11.22%) Project Management
13 10 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (10.20%) HTML
13 10 (10.20%) Finance
13 10 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (10.20%) Web Development
13 10 (10.20%) SaaS
13 10 (10.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (10.20%) Office 365

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 14 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (9.18%) IIS
4 5 (5.10%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.08%) CMS
5 4 (4.08%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.06%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.06%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.04%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.02%) Apache
8 1 (1.02%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.02%) Confluence
8 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (29.59%) MS Excel
2 22 (22.45%) MS Office
3 4 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.04%) MS Project
5 1 (1.02%) FrameMaker
5 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (22.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.10%) BigMachines
2 5 (5.10%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (5.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.02%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.20%) Office 365
1 10 (10.20%) SaaS
2 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.02%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.14%) DHCP
1 7 (7.14%) DNS
2 5 (5.10%) LDAP
3 4 (4.08%) VoIP
3 4 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.06%) LAN
5 2 (2.04%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (2.04%) Skype
5 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.04%) WAN
6 1 (1.02%) DWDM
6 1 (1.02%) Firewall
6 1 (1.02%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.02%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.02%) NAS
6 1 (1.02%) SAN
6 1 (1.02%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.02%) VPN
6 1 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (29.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (5.10%) MySQL
5 5 (5.10%) SAP HANA
6 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.04%) Power BI
9 1 (1.02%) BODI
9 1 (1.02%) DataStage
9 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Jenkins
1 5 (5.10%) Selenium
1 5 (5.10%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.08%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.06%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.06%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (3.06%) Subversion
4 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.02%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.02%) JIRA
5 1 (1.02%) MSI
5 1 (1.02%) MSTest
5 1 (1.02%) NUnit
5 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.02%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (13.27%) Advertising
2 10 (10.20%) Finance
3 5 (5.10%) Billing
3 5 (5.10%) Marketing
4 4 (4.08%) Back Office
4 4 (4.08%) Front Office
5 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.02%) Electronics
6 1 (1.02%) Legal
6 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.02%) Retail
6 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (27.55%) Developer
2 14 (14.29%) Analyst
3 12 (12.24%) Architect
3 12 (12.24%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (9.18%) Administrator
5 8 (8.16%) CRM Architect
5 8 (8.16%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 7 (7.14%) IT Support
7 6 (6.12%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Applications Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Applications Support
7 6 (6.12%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Applications Support Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Consultant
8 5 (5.10%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Developer
8 5 (5.10%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.08%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (4.08%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.41%) .NET
2 12 (12.24%) ASP.NET
3 10 (10.20%) HTML
4 9 (9.18%) jQuery
5 8 (8.16%) .NET Framework
5 8 (8.16%) RESTful
5 8 (8.16%) XML
6 7 (7.14%) CSS
7 6 (6.12%) Middleware
8 5 (5.10%) AngularJS
8 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (4.08%) Web Services
10 3 (3.06%) Ajax
10 3 (3.06%) Entity Framework
10 3 (3.06%) HTML5
10 3 (3.06%) LINQ
10 3 (3.06%) Node.js
10 3 (3.06%) OAuth
11 2 (2.04%) Classic ASP
11 2 (2.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.04%) Clustering
2 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.04%) NHS
2 2 (2.04%) PKI
3 1 (1.02%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.02%) BYOD
3 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.02%) PMI
3 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.49%) Windows
2 8 (8.16%) Windows 7
3 7 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.08%) Linux
5 3 (3.06%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.06%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (2.04%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.04%) Unix
6 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.02%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.47%) CRM
2 19 (19.39%) ITIL
3 17 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (11.22%) ERP
5 11 (11.22%) Project Management
5 11 (11.22%) SOA
6 10 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (10.20%) Web Development
7 9 (9.18%) Migration
8 8 (8.16%) Scrum
9 7 (7.14%) Service Design
10 6 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.12%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (6.12%) Performance Optimisation
10 6 (6.12%) Risk Management
10 6 (6.12%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
11 5 (5.10%) MVC
11 5 (5.10%) Time Management
11 5 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.47%) SQL
2 18 (18.37%) C#
3 17 (17.35%) JavaScript
4 12 (12.24%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.10%) PHP
5 5 (5.10%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.08%) Java
7 3 (3.06%) C
8 2 (2.04%) C++
8 2 (2.04%) Perl
8 2 (2.04%) Python
8 2 (2.04%) Ruby
8 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.02%) VBA
9 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (8.16%) Degree
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.04%) MCSA
4 1 (1.02%) CCNA
4 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.02%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.02%) ISEB
4 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.02%) MCITP
4 1 (1.02%) PhD
4 1 (1.02%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.02%) PMP
4 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.02%) P3O
2 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.04%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.02%) Docker
4 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.02%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) SCCM
2 2 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.04%) Puppet
2 2 (2.04%) WSUS
3 1 (1.02%) Nagios
3 1 (1.02%) Oozie
3 1 (1.02%) SCSM
3 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (18.37%) Oracle
2 6 (6.12%) SAP
2 6 (6.12%) VMware
3 5 (5.10%) JD Edwards
4 4 (4.08%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.06%) Apple
6 2 (2.04%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.04%) Citrix
6 2 (2.04%) HP
7 1 (1.02%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.02%) Adobe
7 1 (1.02%) Becrypt
7 1 (1.02%) Ciena
7 1 (1.02%) Cisco
7 1 (1.02%) Cognos
7 1 (1.02%) ESRI
7 1 (1.02%) Informatica
7 1 (1.02%) NetApp
7 1 (1.02%) Remedy
7 1 (1.02%) WorldPay
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £170 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago