Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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.

Microsoft
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 3 16
Rank change year-on-year -5 +13 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 87 107 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 12.29% 16.72% 9.55%
As % of the Vendors category 34.94% 40.23% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 56 72
Cambridge median daily rate £363 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £200 £132 £185
90th Percentile £490 £529 £475
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 7
Cambridge median hourly rate £16.63 £19.38 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.17% +22.86% -53.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.76 £13.06
90th Percentile £22.00 £37.15 £17.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.92 £17.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year -13.51% +43.75% -27.27%

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 249 266 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 35.17% 41.56% 40.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 132 250
Cambridge median daily rate £363 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -3.03% +11.49%
10th Percentile £200 £233 £225
90th Percentile £574 £550 £573
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £363 £400 £408
% change year-on-year -9.38% -1.84% +16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 26
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £16.88 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -17.68% -19.61%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.48 £15.77
90th Percentile £45.40 £43.75 £59.38
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.62 £17.38 £17.25
% change year-on-year -10.13% +0.72% -31.00%

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 November 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 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 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (37.93%) Windows
2 27 (31.03%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (28.74%) Active Directory
4 19 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (18.39%) Finance
5 16 (18.39%) Office 365
6 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
7 14 (16.09%) DNS
8 13 (14.94%) .NET
9 12 (13.79%) MVC
9 12 (13.79%) Migration
10 11 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (12.64%) Windows Server
11 10 (11.49%) SDLC
11 10 (11.49%) PaaS
11 10 (11.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (11.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (11.49%) DHCP
12 9 (10.34%) Project Management
13 8 (9.20%) C#
13 8 (9.20%) TDD
13 8 (9.20%) Windows 7
13 8 (9.20%) PowerShell
13 8 (9.20%) Virtual Environments
14 7 (8.05%) SOLID
14 7 (8.05%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (8.05%) WCF
14 7 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server

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 (8.05%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.60%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.60%) CMS
2 4 (4.60%) Confluence
2 4 (4.60%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.30%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.15%) IIS
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (31.03%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.60%) SDL Web 8
3 3 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (2.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (1.15%) Changepoint
5 1 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (1.15%) iTrent
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (18.39%) Office 365
3 11 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (11.49%) PaaS
5 6 (6.90%) IaaS
6 5 (5.75%) SaaS
7 3 (3.45%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (2.30%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.15%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.09%) DNS
2 10 (11.49%) DHCP
3 5 (5.75%) VPN
4 4 (4.60%) LAN
4 4 (4.60%) Skype
5 3 (3.45%) Wireless
6 2 (2.30%) SAN
6 2 (2.30%) SNMP
6 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.15%) DWDM
7 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.15%) Firewall
7 1 (1.15%) LDAP
7 1 (1.15%) Network Security
7 1 (1.15%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.15%) WAN
7 1 (1.15%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (11.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.75%) Power BI
4 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.45%) Data Lake
5 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.30%) Big Data
6 2 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.30%) HDInsight
6 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (1.15%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.15%) MySQL
7 1 (1.15%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.90%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (5.75%) Subversion
4 4 (4.60%) JIRA
5 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.15%) Selenium
General
1 16 (18.39%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (17.24%) Developer
2 14 (16.09%) Support Engineer
3 12 (13.79%) Analyst
4 11 (12.64%) Desktop Support
5 7 (8.05%) .NET Developer
5 7 (8.05%) Architect
5 7 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 7 (8.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (8.05%) C# Developer
5 7 (8.05%) SQL Developer
5 7 (8.05%) SQL Server Developer
6 6 (6.90%) C# WCF Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.90%) SSIS Developer
6 6 (6.90%) SSRS Developer
6 6 (6.90%) WCF Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.94%) .NET
2 7 (8.05%) ASP.NET Web API
2 7 (8.05%) WCF
3 5 (5.75%) Web Services
4 4 (4.60%) WPF
5 3 (3.45%) HTML
5 3 (3.45%) JSON
6 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.30%) CSS
6 2 (2.30%) jQuery
6 2 (2.30%) RESTful
7 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (1.15%) HTML5
7 1 (1.15%) Node.js
7 1 (1.15%) Spring
7 1 (1.15%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (6.90%) Public Cloud
2 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.60%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (4.60%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.60%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.45%) iPhone
5 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.30%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.30%) Life Science
6 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.15%) iPad
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.15%) NHS
6 1 (1.15%) PKI
6 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 33 (37.93%) Windows
2 11 (12.64%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.20%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.90%) Linux
5 5 (5.75%) Apple iOS
5 5 (5.75%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.60%) Mac OS
6 4 (4.60%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.45%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.30%) Android
8 2 (2.30%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.15%) Unix
9 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (13.79%) Migration
2 12 (13.79%) MVC
3 10 (11.49%) SDLC
4 9 (10.34%) Project Management
5 8 (9.20%) TDD
5 8 (9.20%) Virtual Environments
6 7 (8.05%) SOLID
7 6 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (6.90%) CRM
8 5 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.75%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.75%) DevOps
8 5 (5.75%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.75%) Scrum
8 5 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.60%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 4 (4.60%) ITIL
9 4 (4.60%) ITSM
9 4 (4.60%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.20%) C#
1 8 (9.20%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.90%) SQL
3 4 (4.60%) VBScript
4 3 (3.45%) Java
4 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.30%) VB
6 1 (1.15%) ANSI C
6 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.15%) C
6 1 (1.15%) C++
6 1 (1.15%) C++/CLI
6 1 (1.15%) PHP
6 1 (1.15%) Python
6 1 (1.15%) Ruby
6 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.15%) U-SQL
6 1 (1.15%) X++
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.05%) Degree
3 6 (6.90%) MCSE
4 4 (4.60%) A+ Certification
4 4 (4.60%) AWS Certification
5 3 (3.45%) MCSA
6 2 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.15%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.15%) MCITP
7 1 (1.15%) MCP
7 1 (1.15%) MCPD
7 1 (1.15%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) GLP
2 1 (1.15%) PMO
2 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (28.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.45%) vSphere
4 2 (2.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.15%) Docker
5 1 (1.15%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.15%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) SCCM
2 3 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.30%) vMotion
4 1 (1.15%) Ansible
4 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.15%) Puppet
4 1 (1.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (6.90%) VMware
2 5 (5.75%) Apple
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle
3 4 (4.60%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.60%) Citrix
4 2 (2.30%) Cisco
4 2 (2.30%) Dell
4 2 (2.30%) HP
4 2 (2.30%) NetApp
4 2 (2.30%) Remedy
4 2 (2.30%) SAP
4 2 (2.30%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.30%) Tableau
5 1 (1.15%) Atmel
5 1 (1.15%) Ciena
5 1 (1.15%) Dell KACE
5 1 (1.15%) EMC
5 1 (1.15%) Huawei
5 1 (1.15%) Planview
5 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com