Period
to 12 December 2018

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 6 months to 12 December 2018 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 9 3
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 116 81 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 15.63% 11.54% 15.81%
As % of the Vendors category 38.93% 33.47% 37.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 65 51
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £281 £200 £132
90th Percentile £523 £492 £510
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £415 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +14.48% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 4
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -14.17% +22.86%
10th Percentile £16.00 £11.25 £14.76
90th Percentile £20.08 £22.00 £37.15
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year +20.69% -16.55% +44.79%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Cambridge.

All Vendors
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 298 242 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 40.16% 34.47% 42.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 140 133
Cambridge median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £299 £207 £253
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £438 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% -0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 14
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -17.68%
10th Percentile £15.50 £11.25 £11.48
90th Percentile £38.75 £47.85 £41.35
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.75% -12.86% +2.94%

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 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 46 (39.66%) Windows
2 39 (33.62%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (28.45%) Active Directory
4 31 (26.72%) Office 365
5 30 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (21.55%) VMware
7 24 (20.69%) Linux
8 23 (19.83%) CRM
9 21 (18.10%) Dynamics CRM
9 21 (18.10%) SCCM
10 19 (16.38%) Dynamics 365
11 17 (14.66%) Windows 10
11 17 (14.66%) PowerShell
12 16 (13.79%) Project Management
12 16 (13.79%) DNS
13 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (12.93%) Apple
13 15 (12.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 15 (12.93%) Software Deployment
14 14 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (12.07%) Mac OS
14 14 (12.07%) Apple iOS
14 14 (12.07%) Citrix
14 14 (12.07%) Finance
15 13 (11.21%) Degree
15 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
15 13 (11.21%) NetApp
15 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (11.21%) OneDrive
16 12 (10.34%) SQL

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%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (5.17%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.59%) Mule
4 3 (2.59%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.86%) Apache
6 1 (0.86%) Confluence
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.86%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.86%) IIS
6 1 (0.86%) JBoss
6 1 (0.86%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (33.62%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (9.48%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.86%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 21 (18.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.72%) Magento
3 2 (1.72%) Primavera
3 2 (1.72%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.86%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.86%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 31 (26.72%) Office 365
2 19 (16.38%) Dynamics 365
3 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (11.21%) OneDrive
4 11 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (6.90%) SaaS
6 4 (3.45%) G Suite
6 4 (3.45%) PaaS
7 3 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.59%) IaaS
8 2 (1.72%) GitHub
8 2 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.79%) DNS
2 9 (7.76%) DHCP
3 7 (6.03%) HTTP
3 7 (6.03%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.17%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (5.17%) VPN
5 5 (4.31%) Firewall
5 5 (4.31%) SSL
6 4 (3.45%) Skype
6 4 (3.45%) WAN
7 3 (2.59%) LAN
8 2 (1.72%) Bluetooth
8 2 (1.72%) Internet
8 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.72%) Wireless
9 1 (0.86%) BGP
9 1 (0.86%) Broadband
9 1 (0.86%) MIMO
9 1 (0.86%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.72%) Power BI
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (10.34%) JIRA
2 6 (5.17%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.86%) GitLab
4 1 (0.86%) NCrunch
4 1 (0.86%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.86%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (12.07%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Marketing
3 5 (4.31%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.45%) Electronics
4 4 (3.45%) Retail
5 2 (1.72%) Publishing
6 1 (0.86%) German Language
6 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (18.97%) Analyst
2 12 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 10 (8.62%) Developer
3 10 (8.62%) Project Manager
3 10 (8.62%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (7.76%) Consultant
5 8 (6.90%) Architect
5 8 (6.90%) Author
5 8 (6.90%) IT Analyst
5 8 (6.90%) Technical Author
6 7 (6.03%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.03%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.17%) Administrator
7 6 (5.17%) CRM Consultant
7 6 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 6 (5.17%) IT Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Consultant
7 6 (5.17%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (5.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) CSS
1 6 (5.17%) CSS3
1 6 (5.17%) HTML
1 6 (5.17%) HTML5
1 6 (5.17%) Middleware
2 5 (4.31%) .NET
2 5 (4.31%) REST
3 4 (3.45%) LAMP
4 3 (2.59%) Web Services
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.86%) COM
5 1 (0.86%) Flash
5 1 (0.86%) JSON
5 1 (0.86%) SOAP
5 1 (0.86%) WCF
5 1 (0.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.17%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.31%) Over-the-Top Content
3 5 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.59%) Life Science
5 2 (1.72%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.72%) EPoS
5 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.86%) LIMS
6 1 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.86%) New Media
6 1 (0.86%) User Experience
6 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (39.66%) Windows
2 24 (20.69%) Linux
3 17 (14.66%) Windows 10
4 14 (12.07%) Apple iOS
4 14 (12.07%) Mac OS
5 9 (7.76%) Data ONTAP
6 8 (6.90%) Unix
7 7 (6.03%) Windows Server
8 4 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.45%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.45%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (19.83%) CRM
3 16 (13.79%) Project Management
4 15 (12.93%) Software Deployment
5 12 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (8.62%) Asset Management
6 10 (8.62%) Business Analysis
7 9 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (6.90%) Change Management
8 8 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (6.90%) ITSM
8 8 (6.90%) Matrix Organization
8 8 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (6.90%) User Stories
9 7 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (6.03%) DevOps
9 7 (6.03%) Test Automation
9 7 (6.03%) Unit Testing
9 7 (6.03%) Waterfall
10 6 (5.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.66%) PowerShell
2 12 (10.34%) SQL
3 11 (9.48%) C#
4 5 (4.31%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.72%) Java
7 1 (0.86%) C++
7 1 (0.86%) Python
7 1 (0.86%) Ruby
7 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (11.21%) Degree
3 7 (6.03%) A+ Certification
4 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.45%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (2.59%) MCSE
5 3 (2.59%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.59%) PMP
6 2 (1.72%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.72%) MCSA
7 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.86%) CBAP
7 1 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.86%) MCP
7 1 (0.86%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) PMO
2 2 (1.72%) SLA
3 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.86%) IFRS
System Software
1 33 (28.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.76%) vSphere
3 9 (7.76%) XenApp
4 8 (6.90%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (3.45%) Docker
7 2 (1.72%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.86%) NFS
8 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (18.10%) SCCM
2 15 (12.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (3.45%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.72%) Puppet
5 2 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (21.55%) VMware
2 15 (12.93%) Apple
3 14 (12.07%) Citrix
4 13 (11.21%) NetApp
5 11 (9.48%) ServiceNow
6 5 (4.31%) Dell
6 5 (4.31%) Marketo
6 5 (4.31%) Oracle
7 4 (3.45%) MuleSoft
7 4 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.45%) SAP
8 3 (2.59%) Google
9 2 (1.72%) New Relic
9 2 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.86%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.86%) BT
10 1 (0.86%) Cisco
10 1 (0.86%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.86%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.86%) Sophos