The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 29 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 > Cambridge
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 6 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 54 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 18.87% 15.21% 13.15%
As % of the Vendors category 53.27% 39.42% 28.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 47
Cambridge median daily rate £300 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -  
10th Percentile £189 £131 £223
90th Percentile £422 £550 £475
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £308 £338 £338
% change year-on-year -8.74% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £16.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.48%  
10th Percentile £14.93 £16.63 £15.89
90th Percentile £18.10 £40.43 £16.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +25.00%  

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 Cambridge.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 107 137 216
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 35.43% 38.59% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 186 300
Cambridge median daily rate £300 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -2.85%  
10th Percentile £179 £233 £225
90th Percentile £436 £508 £488
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £308 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -12.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 23
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +2.43%  
10th Percentile £14.10 £16.25 £20.25
90th Percentile £19.50 £48.75 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% +41.66%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Cambridge

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Cambridge

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cambridge over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Cambridge

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 42 (36.21%) Windows
2 40 (34.48%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (29.31%) Active Directory
4 27 (23.28%) SQL Server
5 20 (17.24%) SQL
6 19 (16.38%) Project Management
6 19 (16.38%) Office 365
7 18 (15.52%) .NET
8 17 (14.66%) Oracle
9 16 (13.79%) Migration
9 16 (13.79%) Windows 7
9 16 (13.79%) Windows Server
10 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
10 15 (12.93%) Finance
10 15 (12.93%) Apple
11 14 (12.07%) C#
12 13 (11.21%) VPN
12 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Excel
13 12 (10.34%) DNS
13 12 (10.34%) DHCP
13 12 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (8.62%) CRM
15 10 (8.62%) ERP
15 10 (8.62%) ITIL
16 9 (7.76%) SLA
16 9 (7.76%) Scrum
16 9 (7.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (7.76%) Degree
16 9 (7.76%) SCCM

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 8 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.03%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.17%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.72%) IIS
5 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.86%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.86%) Apache
6 1 (0.86%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.86%) Confluence
6 1 (0.86%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.86%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (34.48%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (6.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.45%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (2.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.72%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.86%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.86%) iTrent
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.86%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.38%) Office 365
2 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.72%) SaaS
5 1 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.86%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.86%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.21%) VPN
2 12 (10.34%) DHCP
2 12 (10.34%) DNS
3 5 (4.31%) LAN
4 4 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.59%) Firewall
5 3 (2.59%) LDAP
5 3 (2.59%) Skype
6 2 (1.72%) DWDM
6 2 (1.72%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.72%) ISDN
6 2 (1.72%) PBX
6 2 (1.72%) VoIP
6 2 (1.72%) WebEx
7 1 (0.86%) Internet
7 1 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.86%) SAN
7 1 (0.86%) SMPP
7 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.59%) Power BI
7 3 (2.59%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.86%) BODI
9 1 (0.86%) DataStage
9 1 (0.86%) DTS
9 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.86%) MySQL
9 1 (0.86%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Subversion
2 4 (3.45%) Cucumber
2 4 (3.45%) MSTest
2 4 (3.45%) NUnit
2 4 (3.45%) Selenium
3 3 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.59%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.59%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.59%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.72%) JIRA
4 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.86%) JBehave
5 1 (0.86%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.86%) Spock
5 1 (0.86%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.86%) TestRail
5 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (12.93%) Finance
2 4 (3.45%) Banking
3 3 (2.59%) Advertising
3 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.72%) Retail
4 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.86%) Local Government
5 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (15.52%) Analyst
1 18 (15.52%) Developer
2 13 (11.21%) Support Engineer
3 12 (10.34%) Desktop Support
4 8 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (6.90%) IT Manager
5 7 (6.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (6.03%) Support Analyst
6 6 (5.17%) Architect
6 6 (5.17%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.31%) Administrator
7 5 (4.31%) C# Developer
7 5 (4.31%) Consultant
7 5 (4.31%) IT Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Supplier Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Office 365 Architect
8 4 (3.45%) Senior Support Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Support Specialist
8 4 (3.45%) Vendor Manager
9 3 (2.59%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.52%) .NET
2 7 (6.03%) .NET Framework
2 7 (6.03%) HTML
3 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.17%) WCF
4 5 (4.31%) XML
5 4 (3.45%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (3.45%) CSS
5 4 (3.45%) jQuery
5 4 (3.45%) LINQ
5 4 (3.45%) Node.js
5 4 (3.45%) RESTful
5 4 (3.45%) XSLT
6 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.59%) HTML5
6 3 (2.59%) WPF
7 1 (0.86%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.86%) MDX
7 1 (0.86%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.17%) Smartphone
2 5 (4.31%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.59%) Life Science
4 2 (1.72%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.72%) BYOD
4 2 (1.72%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.72%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.86%) Clustering
5 1 (0.86%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.86%) Digital Signage
5 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.86%) iPhone
5 1 (0.86%) NHS
5 1 (0.86%) Photography
5 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (36.21%) Windows
2 16 (13.79%) Windows 7
2 16 (13.79%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.03%) Mac OS
4 6 (5.17%) Linux
5 5 (4.31%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.31%) Windows 10
6 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.59%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.59%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.59%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.72%) Android
8 2 (1.72%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.72%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.86%) Solaris
9 1 (0.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.38%) Project Management
2 16 (13.79%) Migration
3 12 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (8.62%) CRM
4 10 (8.62%) ERP
4 10 (8.62%) ITIL
5 9 (7.76%) Scrum
6 7 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (6.03%) Virtual Environments
7 5 (4.31%) BDD
7 5 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (4.31%) Data Migration
7 5 (4.31%) Hardware Maintenance
7 5 (4.31%) MVC
7 5 (4.31%) Office Automation
7 5 (4.31%) Supplier Management
8 4 (3.45%) Change Management
8 4 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.45%) TDD
8 4 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.24%) SQL
2 14 (12.07%) C#
3 8 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.03%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.31%) Java
6 3 (2.59%) PHP
6 3 (2.59%) Python
7 2 (1.72%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.72%) Perl
7 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.72%) VB
8 1 (0.86%) ABAP
8 1 (0.86%) C
8 1 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.76%) Degree
3 5 (4.31%) A+ Certification
3 5 (4.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (4.31%) MCSE
4 4 (3.45%) MCP
5 3 (2.59%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.86%) MCITP
6 1 (0.86%) MCPD
6 1 (0.86%) MCSA
6 1 (0.86%) MCSD
6 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.86%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.86%) PMO
2 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 34 (29.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.17%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.86%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (7.76%) SCCM
2 4 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (2.59%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.72%) Ansible
4 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.72%) Puppet
4 2 (1.72%) Salt
5 1 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.86%) Oozie
5 1 (0.86%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.86%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (14.66%) Oracle
2 15 (12.93%) Apple
3 6 (5.17%) Dell
3 6 (5.17%) Remedy
3 6 (5.17%) VMware
4 4 (3.45%) JD Edwards
4 4 (3.45%) SAP
5 3 (2.59%) Citrix
6 2 (1.72%) Ciena
6 2 (1.72%) Cisco
6 2 (1.72%) Google
6 2 (1.72%) Huawei
6 2 (1.72%) Sonus
6 2 (1.72%) Tableau
7 1 (0.86%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.86%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.86%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.86%) Planview
7 1 (0.86%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.86%) Twitter
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