Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 14 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 63 53 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 9.59% 9.09% 14.98%
As % of the Vendors category 27.04% 23.45% 35.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 36
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +3.70% -11.48%
10th Percentile £275 £129 £161
90th Percentile £517 £525 £494
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £399 £425 £313
% change year-on-year -6.18% +36.00% -17.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 12
Cambridge median hourly rate £19.50 £16.63 £17.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.26% -3.31% -1.71%
10th Percentile £14.48 £11.43 £9.97
90th Percentile £175.00 £33.43 £21.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.07% -17.14% +45.83%

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 233 226 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 35.46% 38.77% 42.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 134 122
Cambridge median daily rate £438 £418 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +4.70% -3.33%
10th Percentile £251 £209 £190
90th Percentile £575 £575 £631
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 31
Cambridge median hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £19.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.32% -4.52% +13.71%
10th Percentile £14.20 £15.77 £10.00
90th Percentile £100.00 £48.20 £35.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.73 £19.90
% change year-on-year +11.25% -20.95% +17.06%

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 19 March 2019.

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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cambridge over the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (23.81%) Windows
2 14 (22.22%) CRM
3 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (19.05%) SQL
5 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
5 11 (17.46%) VMware
5 11 (17.46%) Office 365
5 11 (17.46%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (15.87%) SCCM
7 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 8 (12.70%) Power BI
9 7 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (11.11%) Project Management
10 6 (9.52%) Finance
10 6 (9.52%) Data Management
10 6 (9.52%) Citrix
10 6 (9.52%) Oracle
10 6 (9.52%) Time Management
10 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
10 6 (9.52%) Windows 10
10 6 (9.52%) Data Centre
11 5 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Project
11 5 (7.94%) T-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 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.59%) Confluence
3 1 (1.59%) GroupWise
3 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.59%) Blender
4 1 (1.59%) Maya
4 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.59%) RoboHelp
4 1 (1.59%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (3.17%) Magento
4 1 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (17.46%) Dynamics 365
2 11 (17.46%) Office 365
3 4 (6.35%) G Suite
4 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.59%) GitHub
6 1 (1.59%) IaaS
6 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.59%) PaaS
6 1 (1.59%) SaaS
6 1 (1.59%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) DNS
1 3 (4.76%) WAN
2 2 (3.17%) Bluetooth
2 2 (3.17%) HTTP
2 2 (3.17%) Internet
2 2 (3.17%) LAN
2 2 (3.17%) SSL
2 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.59%) DHCP
3 1 (1.59%) MIMO
3 1 (1.59%) Skype
3 1 (1.59%) VPN
3 1 (1.59%) VSAN
3 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (12.70%) Power BI
4 7 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database
5 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (4.76%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.17%) EDRMS
7 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.59%) Spotfire
8 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) Bitbucket
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Electronics
3 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.17%) Publishing
4 1 (1.59%) French Language
4 1 (1.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) Analyst
2 7 (11.11%) Developer
2 7 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 6 (9.52%) Consultant
3 6 (9.52%) CRM Consultant
3 6 (9.52%) DBA
3 6 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (6.35%) SQL DBA
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (6.35%) Support Analyst
4 4 (6.35%) Technical Support
5 3 (4.76%) Administrator
5 3 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) Angular 2
2 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.17%) HTML
2 2 (3.17%) jQuery
2 2 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (3.17%) Web Services
3 1 (1.59%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) EPoS
3 2 (3.17%) Internet of Things
3 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Animation
4 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.59%) HoloLens
4 1 (1.59%) Life Science
4 1 (1.59%) LIMS
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) Windows
2 6 (9.52%) Windows 10
3 4 (6.35%) Linux
4 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.59%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.59%) Unix
5 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) CRM
2 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (11.11%) Project Management
4 6 (9.52%) Data Management
4 6 (9.52%) Time Management
5 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.94%) Data Analysis
5 5 (7.94%) ERP
6 4 (6.35%) DevOps
6 4 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (4.76%) Change Control
7 3 (4.76%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (4.76%) Migration
7 3 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.76%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.17%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (3.17%) ITSM
8 2 (3.17%) Scrum
8 2 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.94%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.35%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.17%) C#
6 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.59%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) PMO
2 1 (1.59%) GxP
2 1 (1.59%) IFRS
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.59%) vSphere
4 1 (1.59%) XenApp
4 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) VMware
2 6 (9.52%) Citrix
2 6 (9.52%) Oracle
3 5 (7.94%) SAP
4 4 (6.35%) Dell
5 3 (4.76%) Google
5 3 (4.76%) Tableau
6 2 (3.17%) Apple
6 2 (3.17%) Capita
6 2 (3.17%) NetApp
6 2 (3.17%) New Relic
7 1 (1.59%) BT
7 1 (1.59%) EMC
7 1 (1.59%) HP
7 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.59%) TIBCO