The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 4 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 76 79 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.67% 13.41% 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 34.86% 27.92% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 41 47
Median daily rate £300 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £214 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £524 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 18
Median hourly rate £18.70 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.83% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.90 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.05 £35.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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

Vendors Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
218 283 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 42.08% 48.05% 52.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 170 184
Median daily rate £400 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £238 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 27
Median hourly rate £21.50 £40.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.25% +233.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £60.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +16 48 £313 -25.37% 22
Peterborough -5 13 £173 -44.80% 1
Huntingdon -4 3 £130 -73.19% 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 45 (33.83%) Windows
2 42 (31.58%) MS Excel
3 35 (26.32%) Active Directory
4 31 (23.31%) SQL Server
5 29 (21.80%) MS Office
6 24 (18.05%) .NET
7 23 (17.29%) SQL
8 21 (15.79%) Oracle
9 18 (13.53%) SharePoint
9 18 (13.53%) Windows 7
9 18 (13.53%) Windows Server
10 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
10 17 (12.78%) Project Management
10 17 (12.78%) VMware
11 16 (12.03%) Migration
11 16 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (12.03%) Office 365
12 15 (11.28%) JavaScript
13 14 (10.53%) C#
13 14 (10.53%) ITIL
13 14 (10.53%) CRM
13 14 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (9.02%) PRINCE2
15 12 (9.02%) ASP.NET
15 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (8.27%) Linux
16 11 (8.27%) HTML
16 11 (8.27%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (13.53%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.02%) IIS
3 6 (4.51%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.75%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.75%) CMS
7 1 (0.75%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 29 (21.80%) MS Office
3 3 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.26%) MS Project
4 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.75%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (7.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.76%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.75%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.75%) Primavera
4 1 (0.75%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (12.03%) Office 365
3 4 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (3.01%) Mimecast
3 4 (3.01%) SaaS
4 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.75%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.75%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.77%) LDAP
2 7 (5.26%) LAN
2 7 (5.26%) VPN
3 6 (4.51%) DHCP
3 6 (4.51%) DNS
4 5 (3.76%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (3.01%) DWDM
5 4 (3.01%) Ethernet
5 4 (3.01%) VoIP
6 3 (2.26%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.50%) Firewall
7 2 (1.50%) Internet
7 2 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.50%) SAN
7 2 (1.50%) Skype
7 2 (1.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.50%) WAN
8 1 (0.75%) NAS
8 1 (0.75%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.75%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (23.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.51%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.01%) MySQL
5 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.50%) Power BI
7 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.26%) Cucumber
1 7 (5.26%) Selenium
1 7 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (4.51%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.51%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.51%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (4.51%) Subversion
2 6 (4.51%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.75%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.75%) JBehave
3 1 (0.75%) Spock
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.75%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (7.52%) Advertising
2 9 (6.77%) Finance
3 6 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.76%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.26%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) Local Government
6 1 (0.75%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (21.05%) Developer
2 20 (15.04%) Analyst
3 10 (7.52%) Architect
4 9 (6.77%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (6.77%) Administrator
4 9 (6.77%) Consultant
4 9 (6.77%) Support Analyst
5 7 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 7 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (4.51%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (4.51%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.76%) Azure Consultant
7 5 (3.76%) Desktop Support
7 5 (3.76%) IT Support
7 5 (3.76%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (3.76%) Office 365 Consultant
7 5 (3.76%) PHP Developer
7 5 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (3.76%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (3.01%) System Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.05%) .NET
2 12 (9.02%) ASP.NET
3 11 (8.27%) HTML
4 9 (6.77%) AngularJS
4 9 (6.77%) jQuery
5 8 (6.02%) Node.js
6 7 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 7 (5.26%) RESTful
7 6 (4.51%) HTML5
8 5 (3.76%) CSS
9 4 (3.01%) Entity Framework
10 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.26%) LINQ
10 3 (2.26%) OAuth
10 3 (2.26%) SAML
11 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.50%) WCF
11 2 (1.50%) WPF
12 1 (0.75%) Angular 2
12 1 (0.75%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 7 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.76%) Clustering
3 4 (3.01%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.26%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.26%) PKI
4 3 (2.26%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.50%) NHS
5 2 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.75%) iPad
6 1 (0.75%) iPhone
6 1 (0.75%) Life Science
6 1 (0.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 45 (33.83%) Windows
2 18 (13.53%) Windows 7
2 18 (13.53%) Windows Server
3 14 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (8.27%) Linux
6 6 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.26%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.50%) Unix
8 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (12.78%) Project Management
2 16 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (12.03%) Migration
3 14 (10.53%) CRM
3 14 (10.53%) ITIL
4 12 (9.02%) PRINCE2
5 11 (8.27%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (8.27%) Scrum
5 11 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (6.77%) BDD
8 8 (6.02%) Risk Management
8 8 (6.02%) Web Development
9 7 (5.26%) TDD
10 6 (4.51%) Data Migration
10 6 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (4.51%) PRINCE
10 6 (4.51%) Requirements Management
10 6 (4.51%) Service Design
10 6 (4.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.29%) SQL
2 15 (11.28%) JavaScript
3 14 (10.53%) C#
4 10 (7.52%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.77%) Java
6 6 (4.51%) C
6 6 (4.51%) PHP
7 5 (3.76%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.50%) C++
9 1 (0.75%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.75%) Python
9 1 (0.75%) Ruby
9 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.52%) Degree
2 10 (7.52%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 7 (5.26%) MCSE
4 6 (4.51%) MCITP
5 4 (3.01%) A+ Certification
5 4 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.26%) DBS Check
6 3 (2.26%) MCSA
6 3 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.75%) CCIE
8 1 (0.75%) CCNA
8 1 (0.75%) CCSA
8 1 (0.75%) CISM
8 1 (0.75%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.75%) MCP
8 1 (0.75%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.77%) SLA
2 6 (4.51%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.75%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.75%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.02%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.50%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.75%) Docker
5 1 (0.75%) Snort
5 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (6.77%) SCCM
2 5 (3.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.26%) WSUS
4 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.75%) DameWare
5 1 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.75%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.75%) SCSM
Vendors
1 21 (15.79%) Oracle
2 17 (12.78%) VMware
3 6 (4.51%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.76%) Apple
4 5 (3.76%) SAP
5 4 (3.01%) Ciena
5 4 (3.01%) Dell
5 4 (3.01%) Huawei
6 3 (2.26%) Adobe
6 3 (2.26%) Remedy
7 2 (1.50%) Citrix
7 2 (1.50%) Google
7 2 (1.50%) NetApp
8 1 (0.75%) Cadence
8 1 (0.75%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.75%) EMC
8 1 (0.75%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.75%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.75%) Sourcefire
8 1 (0.75%) Teradata
Cambridge
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £35 - £36.5 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago