Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 121 95 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 16.49% 14.82% 16.17%
As % of the Vendors category 42.01% 42.99% 39.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 84 63
Cambridge median daily rate £408 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.41% -9.38% +25.98%
10th Percentile £284 £213 £131
90th Percentile £511 £473 £550
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 6
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% +22.07%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.29 £16.69
90th Percentile £18.00 £21.25 £46.25
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year -3.03% -4.35% +43.75%

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 288 221 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 39.24% 34.48% 40.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 127 149
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% -0.62%
10th Percentile £301 £200 £212
90th Percentile £573 £543 £550
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 9
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% +2.44%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.34 £15.10
90th Percentile £40.50 £22.82 £51.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.04 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.27% -5.71% -14.63%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 52 (42.98%) Windows
2 41 (33.88%) Active Directory
3 38 (31.40%) Microsoft Office
4 31 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (25.62%) Office 365
5 28 (23.14%) CRM
6 24 (19.83%) Dynamics CRM
7 22 (18.18%) VMware
7 22 (18.18%) Linux
7 22 (18.18%) Windows 10
7 22 (18.18%) Dynamics 365
8 20 (16.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (16.53%) DNS
9 19 (15.70%) PowerShell
10 18 (14.88%) Apple
11 17 (14.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 17 (14.05%) SCCM
11 17 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (14.05%) Software Deployment
12 16 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (13.22%) Mac OS
12 16 (13.22%) Apple iOS
13 15 (12.40%) DHCP
13 15 (12.40%) OneDrive
14 14 (11.57%) C#
14 14 (11.57%) Finance
15 13 (10.74%) JIRA
15 13 (10.74%) SQL
15 13 (10.74%) SQL Server
15 13 (10.74%) Project Management

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 10 (8.26%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (4.96%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.31%) IIS
3 4 (3.31%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.48%) Mule
5 2 (1.65%) Confluence
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.83%) Apache
6 1 (0.83%) JBoss
6 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 38 (31.40%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (4.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (19.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.65%) Primavera
2 2 (1.65%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.83%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.83%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.62%) Office 365
2 22 (18.18%) Dynamics 365
3 17 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (12.40%) OneDrive
5 11 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (6.61%) SaaS
7 6 (4.96%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (3.31%) PaaS
9 3 (2.48%) IaaS
10 2 (1.65%) GitHub
10 2 (1.65%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.53%) DNS
2 15 (12.40%) DHCP
3 6 (4.96%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (4.96%) Skype
4 5 (4.13%) Firewall
4 5 (4.13%) HTTP
4 5 (4.13%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.13%) VPN
5 3 (2.48%) Kerberos
5 3 (2.48%) SSL
6 2 (1.65%) Internet
7 1 (0.83%) BGP
7 1 (0.83%) Broadband
7 1 (0.83%) LAN
7 1 (0.83%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.83%) Network Security
7 1 (0.83%) SAN
7 1 (0.83%) WAN
7 1 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.65%) Power BI
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.83%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (10.74%) JIRA
2 8 (6.61%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.83%) GitLab
4 1 (0.83%) NCrunch
4 1 (0.83%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (11.57%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Marketing
3 4 (3.31%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) German Language
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (17.36%) Analyst
2 16 (13.22%) Developer
3 11 (9.09%) Administrator
3 11 (9.09%) Consultant
3 11 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Developer
4 9 (7.44%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (6.61%) CRM Developer
5 8 (6.61%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 8 (6.61%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.61%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.79%) Author
6 7 (5.79%) CRM Consultant
6 7 (5.79%) Desktop Support
6 7 (5.79%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 7 (5.79%) IT Analyst
6 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Consultant
6 7 (5.79%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 7 (5.79%) Support Analyst
6 7 (5.79%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.44%) CSS
1 9 (7.44%) CSS3
1 9 (7.44%) HTML
1 9 (7.44%) HTML5
2 6 (4.96%) Middleware
3 5 (4.13%) REST
4 4 (3.31%) LAMP
5 3 (2.48%) .NET
5 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.48%) LDAP
5 3 (2.48%) OAuth
5 3 (2.48%) SAML
6 1 (0.83%) Angular 2
6 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.83%) COM
6 1 (0.83%) SOAP
6 1 (0.83%) Web Services
6 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.44%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.13%) Over-the-Top Content
4 3 (2.48%) Clustering
4 3 (2.48%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.48%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.48%) PKI
4 3 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.65%) Life Science
6 1 (0.83%) Fintech
6 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.83%) New Media
6 1 (0.83%) RIA
6 1 (0.83%) User Experience
6 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (42.98%) Windows
2 22 (18.18%) Linux
2 22 (18.18%) Windows 10
3 16 (13.22%) Apple iOS
3 16 (13.22%) Mac OS
4 9 (7.44%) Data ONTAP
5 7 (5.79%) Unix
5 7 (5.79%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.79%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.31%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.48%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.14%) CRM
3 17 (14.05%) Software Deployment
4 13 (10.74%) Project Management
5 12 (9.92%) Asset Management
6 11 (9.09%) ITIL
6 11 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 10 (8.26%) Unit Testing
8 9 (7.44%) Business Analysis
8 9 (7.44%) Change Management
8 9 (7.44%) Test Scripting
8 9 (7.44%) Use Case
9 8 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (6.61%) Matrix Organization
9 8 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (6.61%) User Stories
10 7 (5.79%) ITSM
11 6 (4.96%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.70%) PowerShell
2 14 (11.57%) C#
3 13 (10.74%) SQL
4 7 (5.79%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.31%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.65%) Java
7 1 (0.83%) C++
7 1 (0.83%) Python
7 1 (0.83%) Ruby
7 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (16.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.09%) Degree
3 7 (5.79%) A+ Certification
4 5 (4.13%) MCSE
4 5 (4.13%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.31%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.48%) MCSA
6 3 (2.48%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.48%) PMP
7 1 (0.83%) CCIE
7 1 (0.83%) CCNA
7 1 (0.83%) CCNP
7 1 (0.83%) CCSP
7 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.83%) MCITP
7 1 (0.83%) MCP
7 1 (0.83%) PhD
7 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.26%) QA
2 3 (2.48%) PMO
3 2 (1.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 41 (33.88%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.44%) vSphere
2 9 (7.44%) XenApp
3 7 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (4.13%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.31%) Docker
6 3 (2.48%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 3 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.83%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (14.05%) SCCM
1 17 (14.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (6.61%) WSUS
3 7 (5.79%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (3.31%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (18.18%) VMware
2 18 (14.88%) Apple
3 13 (10.74%) ServiceNow
4 12 (9.92%) NetApp
5 11 (9.09%) Citrix
6 10 (8.26%) Oracle
7 5 (4.13%) Marketo
8 4 (3.31%) HP
8 4 (3.31%) MuleSoft
8 4 (3.31%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.31%) SAP
9 3 (2.48%) Dell
9 3 (2.48%) IBM
10 2 (1.65%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.65%) Cisco
10 2 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.83%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.83%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.83%) Ivanti
11 1 (0.83%) Sophos