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The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 27 May 2022 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 4 12 7
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 135 42 65
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 16.01% 8.50% 11.46%
As % of the Vendors category 42.45% 30.66% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 23 34
10th Percentile £167 £144 £172
25th Percentile £285 £190 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £325 £450
Median % change year-on-year - -27.78% +15.38%
75th Percentile £438 £475 £525
90th Percentile £488 £555 £593
East of England median daily rate £375 £272 £394
% change year-on-year +38.12% -31.05% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 6 18
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.88 £14.03
25th Percentile £13.25 £11.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.62 £17.10
Median % change year-on-year -4.24% -14.50% +14.00%
75th Percentile £14.75 £18.60 £18.00
90th Percentile £15.75 £21.04 £20.13
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £17.60 £17.10
% change year-on-year -17.61% +2.92% +14.00%

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 Cambridgeshire.

All Vendors
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 318 137 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 37.72% 27.73% 36.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 69 124
10th Percentile £181 £159 £247
25th Percentile £313 £258 £346
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £350 £450
Median % change year-on-year +21.43% -22.22% -
75th Percentile £538 £498 £575
90th Percentile £638 £537 £669
East of England median daily rate £450 £411 £405
% change year-on-year +9.42% +1.54% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 32 21
10th Percentile £13.25 - £15.20
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £17.10
Median % change year-on-year +10.71% -18.13% -2.29%
75th Percentile £20.25 £15.14 £20.00
90th Percentile £20.56 £20.00 £21.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -13.51% +7.46%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
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 within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 27 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Peterborough +7 101 £325 - 16
Cambridge -1 26 £400 +28.00% 42
St Neots -2 1 £163 - 2
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 87 (64.44%) Windows
2 74 (54.81%) Incident Management
3 72 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 69 (51.11%) Microsoft 365
5 59 (43.70%) SLA
6 58 (42.96%) Azure
7 54 (40.00%) AWS
7 54 (40.00%) Social Skills
8 53 (39.26%) Change Management
9 48 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 48 (35.56%) VMware
10 47 (34.81%) SQL
10 47 (34.81%) SCCM
11 42 (31.11%) Azure Active Directory
12 38 (28.15%) Service Delivery
13 34 (25.19%) Windows Server
14 33 (24.44%) Problem-Solving
14 33 (24.44%) Microsoft Office
14 33 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
15 32 (23.70%) DNS
15 32 (23.70%) DHCP
16 31 (22.96%) ITIL
17 30 (22.22%) SharePoint
17 30 (22.22%) Microsoft Intune
18 28 (20.74%) Skype for Business
18 28 (20.74%) Skype
19 27 (20.00%) Identity Management
19 27 (20.00%) Replication
20 26 (19.26%) MCP
20 26 (19.26%) Problem Management

Microsoft
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:

Application Platforms
1 30 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 28 (20.74%) Skype for Business
3 23 (17.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.22%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.48%) Confluence
6 2 (1.48%) IIS
7 1 (0.74%) CMS
7 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 33 (24.44%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.74%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 69 (51.11%) Microsoft 365
2 58 (42.96%) Azure
3 54 (40.00%) AWS
4 42 (31.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (15.56%) IaaS
5 21 (15.56%) PaaS
6 12 (8.89%) Power Platform
7 8 (5.93%) Amazon S3
7 8 (5.93%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (4.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 6 (4.44%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 6 (4.44%) OneDrive
8 6 (4.44%) Route 53
8 6 (4.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.48%) Akamai
9 2 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.48%) GitHub
9 2 (1.48%) Serverless
10 1 (0.74%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 32 (23.70%) DHCP
1 32 (23.70%) DNS
2 28 (20.74%) Skype
3 22 (16.30%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (2.22%) Firewall
4 3 (2.22%) VoIP
4 3 (2.22%) Wireless
5 2 (1.48%) Intranet
5 2 (1.48%) LAN
5 2 (1.48%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.48%) VPN
6 1 (0.74%) H.323
6 1 (0.74%) ISDN
6 1 (0.74%) MGCP
6 1 (0.74%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.74%) QSIG
6 1 (0.74%) SCCP
6 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.74%) WebEx
6 1 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.41%) Power BI
3 3 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.22%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.48%) MySQL
4 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.74%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.22%) JIRA
2 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.74%) gulp
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.74%) Yeoman
General
1 54 (40.00%) Social Skills
2 13 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.67%) Finance
4 3 (2.22%) German Language
4 3 (2.22%) Hungarian Language
4 3 (2.22%) Lithuanian Language
4 3 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.22%) Polish Language
4 3 (2.22%) Portuguese Language
4 3 (2.22%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.48%) Back Office
5 2 (1.48%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (1.48%) Marketing
5 2 (1.48%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (0.74%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (36.30%) Cloud Engineer
2 46 (34.07%) Analyst
3 43 (31.85%) Applications Engineer
4 28 (20.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 24 (17.78%) Service Analyst
5 24 (17.78%) Service Desk Analyst
6 23 (17.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 15 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
8 14 (10.37%) Technical Services Analyst
9 12 (8.89%) Report Analyst
10 8 (5.93%) Developer
11 5 (3.70%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) Finance Business Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) Financial Analyst
12 4 (2.96%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 4 (2.96%) Business Finance Analyst
12 4 (2.96%) Desktop Support
12 4 (2.96%) IT Engineer
12 4 (2.96%) Support Engineer
13 3 (2.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.19%) React
2 5 (3.70%) .NET
2 5 (3.70%) AngularJS
2 5 (3.70%) Web Services
3 4 (2.96%) CSS
3 4 (2.96%) HTML
3 4 (2.96%) RESTful
4 3 (2.22%) .NET Core
4 3 (2.22%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (2.22%) Entity Framework
4 3 (2.22%) JSON
4 3 (2.22%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 3 (2.22%) Node.js
4 3 (2.22%) WCF
4 3 (2.22%) WPF
5 2 (1.48%) GraphQL
5 2 (1.48%) Kendo UI
5 2 (1.48%) REST
5 2 (1.48%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.00%) Replication
2 21 (15.56%) PKI
3 16 (11.85%) iPhone
4 14 (10.37%) Blackberry
5 7 (5.19%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.22%) User Experience
7 2 (1.48%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.74%) CCTV
8 1 (0.74%) Clustering
8 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.74%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.74%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 87 (64.44%) Windows
2 34 (25.19%) Windows Server
3 33 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (9.63%) Windows Server 2016
5 11 (8.15%) Windows 10
6 10 (7.41%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.48%) Linux
9 1 (0.74%) CentOS
9 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.74%) Unix
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (54.81%) Incident Management
2 53 (39.26%) Change Management
3 38 (28.15%) Service Delivery
4 33 (24.44%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (22.96%) ITIL
6 27 (20.00%) Identity Management
7 26 (19.26%) Problem Management
8 25 (18.52%) Mathematics
9 15 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (7.41%) Data Analysis
10 10 (7.41%) Data Interpretation
11 9 (6.67%) Mentoring
12 8 (5.93%) ITSM
12 8 (5.93%) Systems Analysis
13 7 (5.19%) Migration
13 7 (5.19%) Scrum
14 5 (3.70%) Agile
14 5 (3.70%) Microservices
15 4 (2.96%) ERP
15 4 (2.96%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (34.81%) SQL
2 13 (9.63%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.93%) C#
4 5 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.96%) Python
5 4 (2.96%) TypeScript
6 3 (2.22%) XAML
7 2 (1.48%) Bash
7 2 (1.48%) Java
7 2 (1.48%) VBA
7 2 (1.48%) VBScript
8 1 (0.74%) ES6
8 1 (0.74%) Perl
8 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (19.26%) MCP
2 14 (10.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 11 (8.15%) Security Cleared
4 10 (7.41%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.44%) Degree
6 4 (2.96%) CCNA
6 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.22%) PhD
8 2 (1.48%) CCIE
8 2 (1.48%) CCIE Collaboration
8 2 (1.48%) CCNP
8 2 (1.48%) MCTS
9 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.74%) CCA
9 1 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.74%) MCITP
9 1 (0.74%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (43.70%) SLA
2 3 (2.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 72 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 48 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (17.04%) vSphere
4 22 (16.30%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.48%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.48%) XenApp
7 1 (0.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (34.81%) SCCM
2 30 (22.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (15.56%) SCVMM
4 15 (11.11%) AirWatch
5 6 (4.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 4 (2.96%) Terraform
7 2 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.48%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.48%) WSUS
8 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 48 (35.56%) VMware
2 21 (15.56%) Citrix
3 18 (13.33%) Cisco
4 12 (8.89%) NetApp
5 6 (4.44%) CloudEndure
6 2 (1.48%) Coveo
6 2 (1.48%) IFS
6 2 (1.48%) Oracle
6 2 (1.48%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.74%) Adobe
7 1 (0.74%) Aruba
7 1 (0.74%) Commvault
7 1 (0.74%) Hitachi
7 1 (0.74%) Ivanti
7 1 (0.74%) Kronos
7 1 (0.74%) Meraki
7 1 (0.74%) SAP
7 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.74%) Veeam
7 1 (0.74%) WatchGuard