Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 3 16
Rank change year-on-year -10 +13 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 56 86 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 9.43% 14.93% 8.62%
As % of the Vendors category 25.45% 37.07% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 45
Cambridge median daily rate £369 £319 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.69% -15.00% +17.19%
10th Percentile £137 £134 £185
90th Percentile £583 £495 £519
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £418 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +39.17% -20.00% +42.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 12
Cambridge median hourly rate £16.63 £19.90 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.43% +15.36% -50.71%
10th Percentile £11.43 £10.00 £12.13
90th Percentile £33.43 £31.20 £45.63
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.50 £19.90 £12.50
% change year-on-year -27.14% +59.20% -10.71%

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 220 232 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 37.04% 40.28% 40.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 96 223
Cambridge median daily rate £421 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.31% -3.03% +0.92%
10th Percentile £213 £144 £263
90th Percentile £596 £594 £571
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 22
Cambridge median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +20.00% -39.13%
10th Percentile £15.59 £12.10 £13.03
90th Percentile £48.55 £40.00 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.25 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -27.38% +23.53% -23.60%

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 25 February 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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cambridge over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 16 (28.57%) Windows
1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (23.21%) Active Directory
5 10 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
7 8 (14.29%) .NET
7 8 (14.29%) DNS
7 8 (14.29%) MVC
7 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 7 (12.50%) PaaS
8 7 (12.50%) Office 365
8 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
8 7 (12.50%) SDLC
9 6 (10.71%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (10.71%) CRM
9 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (10.71%) SQL
9 6 (10.71%) C#
9 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
9 6 (10.71%) Project Management
9 6 (10.71%) Finance
9 6 (10.71%) Migration
9 6 (10.71%) Scrum
9 6 (10.71%) Windows 7
9 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.14%) CMS
3 3 (5.36%) Confluence
3 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.79%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (7.14%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.79%) iTrent
3 1 (1.79%) Magento
3 1 (1.79%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.79%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (12.50%) Office 365
3 7 (12.50%) PaaS
4 4 (7.14%) IaaS
5 3 (5.36%) Data Lake Analytics
5 3 (5.36%) SaaS
6 2 (3.57%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.79%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) DNS
2 4 (7.14%) DHCP
2 4 (7.14%) LAN
2 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.36%) Skype
3 3 (5.36%) Wireless
4 2 (3.57%) SNMP
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.79%) Firewall
5 1 (1.79%) HTTP
5 1 (1.79%) Network Security
5 1 (1.79%) SAN
5 1 (1.79%) VPN
5 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (7.14%) Power BI
5 3 (5.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.36%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (5.36%) Data Lake
5 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.57%) Big Data
6 2 (3.57%) HDInsight
6 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (1.79%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (1.79%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.79%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (8.93%) Subversion
3 4 (7.14%) JIRA
4 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.79%) Selenium
6 1 (1.79%) VersionOne
General
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Advertising
3 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Analyst
2 9 (16.07%) Developer
3 7 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 6 (10.71%) Architect
4 6 (10.71%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) IT Support
5 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Agile Project Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Cloud Specialist
7 3 (5.36%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) .NET
2 5 (8.93%) Web Services
3 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.57%) CSS
4 2 (3.57%) HTML
4 2 (3.57%) HTML5
4 2 (3.57%) jQuery
4 2 (3.57%) JSON
4 2 (3.57%) WCF
4 2 (3.57%) WPF
5 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (1.79%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.79%) Kendo UI
5 1 (1.79%) Node.js
5 1 (1.79%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (1.79%) REST
5 1 (1.79%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.93%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.14%) Public Cloud
2 4 (7.14%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.57%) iPhone
3 2 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.79%) iPad
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (10.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.93%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.14%) Linux
5 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.36%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.57%) Android
6 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Vista
6 2 (3.57%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (14.29%) MVC
3 7 (12.50%) SDLC
4 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
4 6 (10.71%) CRM
4 6 (10.71%) Migration
4 6 (10.71%) Project Management
4 6 (10.71%) Scrum
5 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2
5 5 (8.93%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 4 (7.14%) Content Management
6 4 (7.14%) DevOps
6 4 (7.14%) DSDM
6 4 (7.14%) Web Development
7 3 (5.36%) Data Management
7 3 (5.36%) ITIL
7 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.71%) C#
2 6 (10.71%) SQL
3 4 (7.14%) Java
3 4 (7.14%) VBScript
4 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.79%) ANSI C
5 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.79%) C
5 1 (1.79%) C++
5 1 (1.79%) C++/CLI
5 1 (1.79%) PHP
5 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.79%) Python
5 1 (1.79%) Ruby
5 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.79%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.71%) Degree
3 4 (7.14%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.57%) AWS Certification
4 2 (3.57%) MCSE
4 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.57%) PMP
5 1 (1.79%) MCITP
5 1 (1.79%) MCSA
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (23.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.36%) vSphere
3 2 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (3.57%) Docker
4 1 (1.79%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) vMotion
3 1 (1.79%) Ansible
3 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.79%) Puppet
3 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) Atlassian
1 4 (7.14%) VMware
2 3 (5.36%) SAP
3 2 (3.57%) Apple
3 2 (3.57%) Citrix
3 2 (3.57%) Dell
3 2 (3.57%) HP
3 2 (3.57%) NetApp
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.79%) Atmel
4 1 (1.79%) Cadence
4 1 (1.79%) Capita
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco
4 1 (1.79%) Dell KACE
4 1 (1.79%) EMC
4 1 (1.79%) Telerik