Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 2 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 66 109 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 11.17% 18.08% 11.57%
As % of the Vendors category 28.57% 45.61% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 62 51
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £195 £157 £131
90th Percentile £581 £488 £550
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £310 £400
% change year-on-year +36.99% -22.44% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 12
Cambridge median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -15.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.82 £16.38
90th Percentile £17.60 £20.06 £48.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.12% -5.71% +40.00%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 231 239 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 39.09% 39.64% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 127 193
Cambridge median daily rate £418 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.29% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £266 £154 £231
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £418 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +19.29% -12.50% +9.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 21
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% -9.76%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £22.08 £40.00 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.79%) Windows
3 17 (25.76%) CRM
4 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
4 15 (22.73%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (21.21%) C#
6 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (19.70%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (18.18%) .NET
8 11 (16.67%) Office 365
9 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (15.15%) CSS
9 10 (15.15%) ITIL
9 10 (15.15%) Finance
10 9 (13.64%) HTML
10 9 (13.64%) DHCP
10 9 (13.64%) DNS
10 9 (13.64%) Windows 10
11 8 (12.12%) QA
11 8 (12.12%) Test Automation
11 8 (12.12%) Unit Testing
11 8 (12.12%) HTML5
11 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
11 8 (12.12%) Oracle
11 8 (12.12%) Project Management
12 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET
12 7 (10.61%) CSS3
12 7 (10.61%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (10.61%) Test Scripting

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 6 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.06%) IIS
2 4 (6.06%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.03%) Confluence
3 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.52%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (7.58%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (22.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (6.06%) Magento
3 3 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (3.03%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.52%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.70%) Dynamics 365
2 11 (16.67%) Office 365
3 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.03%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) DHCP
1 9 (13.64%) DNS
2 5 (7.58%) Skype
3 3 (4.55%) HTTP
3 3 (4.55%) Kerberos
4 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.52%) Internet
5 1 (1.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) JIRA
2 5 (7.58%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.52%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.52%) VersionOne
3 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Advertising
2 3 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) German Language
3 1 (1.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Analyst
1 16 (24.24%) Developer
2 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Developer
3 8 (12.12%) Administrator
3 8 (12.12%) Support Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Consultant
4 7 (10.61%) CRM Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Project Manager
5 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) CRM Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Desktop Support
6 5 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) IT Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.06%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (6.06%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.18%) .NET
2 10 (15.15%) CSS
3 9 (13.64%) HTML
4 8 (12.12%) HTML5
5 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET
5 7 (10.61%) CSS3
6 4 (6.06%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (4.55%) LDAP
7 3 (4.55%) OAuth
7 3 (4.55%) REST
7 3 (4.55%) SAML
7 3 (4.55%) XML
8 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (1.52%) Angular 2
9 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.52%) Kendo UI
9 1 (1.52%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (10.61%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.55%) Clustering
3 3 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.55%) PKI
4 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.52%) Fintech
5 1 (1.52%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.52%) Life Science
5 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.52%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.79%) Windows
2 9 (13.64%) Windows 10
3 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.58%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
4 5 (7.58%) Windows XP
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.03%) Mac OS
6 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.52%) Linux
7 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.76%) CRM
3 10 (15.15%) ITIL
4 8 (12.12%) Project Management
4 8 (12.12%) Test Automation
4 8 (12.12%) Unit Testing
5 7 (10.61%) Test Scripting
5 7 (10.61%) Use Case
6 6 (9.09%) Decision-Making
7 5 (7.58%) ERP
7 5 (7.58%) Migration
7 5 (7.58%) MVC
7 5 (7.58%) Scrum
8 4 (6.06%) Change Management
8 4 (6.06%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.55%) Case Management
9 3 (4.55%) Identity Management
9 3 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.21%) C#
2 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.09%) SQL
4 5 (7.58%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.52%) Perl
6 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.52%) Python
6 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.55%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) MCSE
2 3 (4.55%) PMI Certification
2 3 (4.55%) PMP
3 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.03%) MCSA
4 1 (1.52%) CCIE
4 1 (1.52%) CCNA
4 1 (1.52%) CCNP
4 1 (1.52%) CCSP
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.52%) MCITP
4 1 (1.52%) MCPD
4 1 (1.52%) MCSD
4 1 (1.52%) PhD
4 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) QA
2 3 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.52%) GDPR
3 1 (1.52%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.52%) Docker
4 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) WSUS
2 3 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (3.03%) SCCM
3 2 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (12.12%) Oracle
2 4 (6.06%) Apple
3 3 (4.55%) HP
3 3 (4.55%) VMware
4 2 (3.03%) Dell
4 2 (3.03%) IBM
4 2 (3.03%) SAP
4 2 (3.03%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.52%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.52%) Cadence
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco
5 1 (1.52%) Citrix
5 1 (1.52%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.52%) Marketo
5 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.52%) Tableau
5 1 (1.52%) Telerik