Period
to 27 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Microsoft Engineer
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 76 -
Rank change year-on-year +21 - +81
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Engineer 1 2 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.18% 0.19% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
East of England median daily rate £400 £283 -
% change year-on-year +41.59% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 535 987 992
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 94.36% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 562 482
Median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £262 £200 £231
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 112 94
Median hourly rate £17.05 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.79% -4.29% -28.57%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.25 £11.23
90th Percentile £44.25 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% -17.09%

Microsoft Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings that featured Microsoft Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 27 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough - 1 £400 -
Microsoft Engineer
East of England

Microsoft Engineer Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, Microsoft Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring Microsoft Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) PKI
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Server Management

Microsoft Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Server Management
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware