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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 2 11 1
Rank change year-on-year +9 -10  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 56 37 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 17.89% 9.07% 22.43%
As % of the Vendors category 40.88% 20.79% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 39
Median daily rate £313 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £16.60 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.78 £50.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.33% -  

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 137 178 186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 43.77% 43.63% 57.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 114 112
Median daily rate £399 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 13
Median hourly rate £18.25 £47.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.57% +131.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £60.00 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Cambridge

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cambridge over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 33 (32.35%) MS Excel
2 31 (30.39%) MS Office
3 29 (28.43%) Windows
3 29 (28.43%) SQL Server
4 25 (24.51%) Active Directory
5 20 (19.61%) SQL
6 19 (18.63%) .NET
7 18 (17.65%) Oracle
8 17 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (13.73%) C#
10 14 (13.73%) SharePoint
11 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
11 13 (12.75%) Project Management
11 13 (12.75%) Scrum
11 13 (12.75%) Office 365
12 12 (11.76%) Windows 7
13 11 (10.78%) CRM
14 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (9.80%) Migration
14 10 (9.80%) Degree
15 9 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (8.82%) Apple
15 9 (8.82%) Finance
15 9 (8.82%) VPN
15 9 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (8.82%) HTML
15 9 (8.82%) PowerShell
15 9 (8.82%) BDD
16 8 (7.84%) AngularJS

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 (13.73%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.86%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.90%) IIS
4 4 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.98%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.98%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (32.35%) MS Excel
2 31 (30.39%) MS Office
3 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.96%) MS Project
4 2 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (6.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (3.92%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (2.94%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (12.75%) Office 365
3 4 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (3.92%) Mimecast
4 3 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.98%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.82%) VPN
2 8 (7.84%) LDAP
3 7 (6.86%) DHCP
3 7 (6.86%) DNS
3 7 (6.86%) LAN
4 6 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (3.92%) DWDM
5 4 (3.92%) Ethernet
5 4 (3.92%) VoIP
6 3 (2.94%) Kerberos
6 3 (2.94%) Skype
7 2 (1.96%) Firewall
7 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.96%) WAN
8 1 (0.98%) Internet
8 1 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.98%) ISDN
8 1 (0.98%) PBX
8 1 (0.98%) SAN
8 1 (0.98%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (28.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (6.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (6.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.94%) Power BI
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.96%) MySQL
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.98%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (6.86%) Cucumber
1 7 (6.86%) Subversion
2 6 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (5.88%) Selenium
3 3 (2.94%) MSTest
3 3 (2.94%) NUnit
4 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.98%) JBehave
5 1 (0.98%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.98%) Spock
5 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (8.82%) Finance
2 8 (7.84%) Advertising
3 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.92%) Banking
5 2 (1.96%) Legal
5 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.98%) Electronics
6 1 (0.98%) Marketing
6 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (26.47%) Developer
2 17 (16.67%) Analyst
3 8 (7.84%) Support Analyst
4 7 (6.86%) Administrator
4 7 (6.86%) Consultant
5 5 (4.90%) Architect
5 5 (4.90%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (4.90%) Desktop Support
5 5 (4.90%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (4.90%) PHP Developer
5 5 (4.90%) SQL Developer
5 5 (4.90%) Support Engineer
5 5 (4.90%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (3.92%) C# Developer
6 4 (3.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (3.92%) IT Manager
6 4 (3.92%) NOC Engineer
6 4 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (3.92%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (3.92%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.63%) .NET
2 9 (8.82%) HTML
3 8 (7.84%) .NET Framework
3 8 (7.84%) AngularJS
3 8 (7.84%) jQuery
4 7 (6.86%) Node.js
4 7 (6.86%) RESTful
5 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 6 (5.88%) HTML5
6 5 (4.90%) LINQ
6 5 (4.90%) WCF
7 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.94%) CSS
7 3 (2.94%) Entity Framework
7 3 (2.94%) OAuth
7 3 (2.94%) SAML
7 3 (2.94%) WPF
7 3 (2.94%) XML
7 3 (2.94%) XSLT
8 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 6 (5.88%) Smartphone
2 5 (4.90%) Clustering
3 3 (2.94%) Life Science
3 3 (2.94%) PKI
4 2 (1.96%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.96%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.98%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 29 (28.43%) Windows
2 12 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 7 (6.86%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.92%) Linux
6 3 (2.94%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.96%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.98%) Solaris
8 1 (0.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (12.75%) Project Management
2 13 (12.75%) Scrum
3 11 (10.78%) CRM
4 10 (9.80%) Migration
5 9 (8.82%) BDD
5 9 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (7.84%) ERP
6 8 (7.84%) ITIL
7 7 (6.86%) TDD
7 7 (6.86%) Web Development
8 6 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (5.88%) Office Automation
8 6 (5.88%) Service Design
9 5 (4.90%) Resource Management
10 4 (3.92%) Fault Management
10 4 (3.92%) MVC
10 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.92%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.61%) SQL
2 14 (13.73%) C#
3 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.82%) PowerShell
5 8 (7.84%) Java
6 6 (5.88%) PHP
7 3 (2.94%) C
7 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.96%) Python
9 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.98%) C++
9 1 (0.98%) Perl
9 1 (0.98%) Ruby
9 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (9.80%) Degree
1 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.90%) A+ Certification
2 5 (4.90%) MCSE
3 4 (3.92%) MCITP
3 4 (3.92%) MCSA
4 3 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.98%) CCIE
5 1 (0.98%) CCNA
5 1 (0.98%) CCSA
5 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.98%) CISM
5 1 (0.98%) CISSP
5 1 (0.98%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.98%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.98%) MCP
5 1 (0.98%) PhD
5 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.98%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 25 (24.51%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.98%) Docker
3 1 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (6.86%) SCCM
2 5 (4.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.94%) WSUS
4 1 (0.98%) Ansible
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.98%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.98%) Puppet
4 1 (0.98%) Salt
4 1 (0.98%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.98%) SCSM
4 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (17.65%) Oracle
2 9 (8.82%) Apple
3 5 (4.90%) Dell
3 5 (4.90%) Remedy
4 4 (3.92%) Ciena
4 4 (3.92%) Huawei
4 4 (3.92%) JD Edwards
4 4 (3.92%) VMware
5 3 (2.94%) SAP
6 2 (1.96%) Google
7 1 (0.98%) Cadence
7 1 (0.98%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.98%) Cisco
7 1 (0.98%) Citrix
7 1 (0.98%) EMC
7 1 (0.98%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.98%) HP
7 1 (0.98%) IBM
7 1 (0.98%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.98%) Teradata
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