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 3 months to 30 March 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 8 3
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 90 76 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 16.67% 11.99% 17.88%
As % of the Vendors category 39.82% 27.05% 32.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 43 54
Median daily rate £313 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £522 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 25
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £9.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £48.50 £20.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 226 281 367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 41.85% 44.32% 54.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 172 181
Median daily rate £400 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £248 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 38
Median hourly rate £19.45 £37.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.13% +212.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.60 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £60.00 £21.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +10 59 £353 -11.87% 37
Peterborough +1 20 £185 -48.07% 6
Huntingdon -4 5 £130 -74.38% 2
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 55 (34.59%) Windows
2 50 (31.45%) MS Excel
3 44 (27.67%) SQL Server
4 43 (27.04%) MS Office
5 41 (25.79%) Active Directory
6 30 (18.87%) SQL
7 26 (16.35%) .NET
7 26 (16.35%) Windows Server
8 25 (15.72%) Project Management
9 22 (13.84%) Oracle
10 21 (13.21%) Windows 7
11 20 (12.58%) VMware
12 19 (11.95%) Migration
12 19 (11.95%) Microsoft Azure
13 18 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (10.69%) C#
14 17 (10.69%) SharePoint
14 17 (10.69%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (10.06%) Office 365
15 16 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (10.06%) Finance
16 15 (9.43%) ITIL
17 14 (8.81%) JavaScript
17 14 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (8.18%) PRINCE2
18 13 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
18 13 (8.18%) Scrum
18 13 (8.18%) Degree
19 12 (7.55%) PowerShell
19 12 (7.55%) ERP

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 17 (10.69%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.03%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.77%) IIS
4 5 (3.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.52%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.89%) JBoss
7 1 (0.63%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.63%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (31.45%) MS Excel
2 43 (27.04%) MS Office
3 5 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.52%) MS Project
5 3 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (4.40%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (3.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (2.52%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (1.89%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.63%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.63%) Primavera
6 1 (0.63%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (10.06%) Office 365
3 4 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (2.52%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.63%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.92%) VPN
2 10 (6.29%) DNS
3 9 (5.66%) DHCP
3 9 (5.66%) Firewall
3 9 (5.66%) LAN
4 8 (5.03%) LDAP
5 6 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.52%) DWDM
6 4 (2.52%) Ethernet
6 4 (2.52%) VoIP
6 4 (2.52%) WAN
7 3 (1.89%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.89%) Skype
7 3 (1.89%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.26%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.26%) Internet
8 2 (1.26%) PuTTY
8 2 (1.26%) SAN
8 2 (1.26%) Wireless
8 2 (1.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (27.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 11 (6.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (2.52%) Power BI
7 3 (1.89%) MySQL
7 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.26%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.63%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 9 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.03%) Subversion
3 7 (4.40%) Cucumber
3 7 (4.40%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (3.77%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.77%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (3.77%) Selenium
5 3 (1.89%) MSTest
5 3 (1.89%) NUnit
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.63%) JBehave
7 1 (0.63%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.63%) Spock
General
1 16 (10.06%) Finance
2 7 (4.40%) Advertising
2 7 (4.40%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.14%) Banking
5 3 (1.89%) Legal
6 2 (1.26%) Local Government
6 2 (1.26%) Retail
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (18.24%) Developer
2 24 (15.09%) Analyst
3 13 (8.18%) Support Engineer
4 11 (6.92%) Consultant
5 10 (6.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (5.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 9 (5.66%) Administrator
6 9 (5.66%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.03%) Architect
8 7 (4.40%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (4.40%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (3.77%) IT Support
10 5 (3.14%) Azure Consultant
10 5 (3.14%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (3.14%) Office 365 Consultant
10 5 (3.14%) PHP Developer
10 5 (3.14%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (3.14%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.35%) .NET
2 11 (6.92%) ASP.NET
3 10 (6.29%) HTML
4 9 (5.66%) .NET Framework
4 9 (5.66%) AngularJS
4 9 (5.66%) jQuery
5 8 (5.03%) Node.js
6 7 (4.40%) RESTful
7 6 (3.77%) HTML5
7 6 (3.77%) LINQ
8 5 (3.14%) WCF
9 4 (2.52%) CSS
9 4 (2.52%) Entity Framework
10 3 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.89%) Java EE
10 3 (1.89%) OAuth
10 3 (1.89%) SAML
10 3 (1.89%) WPF
10 3 (1.89%) XML
10 3 (1.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.66%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.77%) Clustering
3 6 (3.77%) Smartphone
4 4 (2.52%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.89%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.89%) Life Science
5 3 (1.89%) PKI
6 1 (0.63%) AS400
6 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.63%) iPad
6 1 (0.63%) iPhone
6 1 (0.63%) NHS
6 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 55 (34.59%) Windows
2 26 (16.35%) Windows Server
3 21 (13.21%) Windows 7
4 17 (10.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.29%) Linux
7 6 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.14%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.52%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.63%) Android
11 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.63%) Solaris
11 1 (0.63%) Unix
11 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.72%) Project Management
2 19 (11.95%) Migration
3 18 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (9.43%) ITIL
5 13 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (8.18%) PRINCE2
5 13 (8.18%) Scrum
6 12 (7.55%) CRM
6 12 (7.55%) ERP
7 9 (5.66%) BDD
7 9 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (5.66%) Data Migration
8 8 (5.03%) Risk Management
8 8 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.40%) TDD
9 7 (4.40%) Web Development
10 6 (3.77%) Change Management
10 6 (3.77%) Office Automation
10 6 (3.77%) Requirements Management
10 6 (3.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.87%) SQL
2 17 (10.69%) C#
3 14 (8.81%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.55%) Java
4 12 (7.55%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.40%) C
6 6 (3.77%) PHP
7 4 (2.52%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.89%) Python
9 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.26%) C++
9 2 (1.26%) Perl
10 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.63%) Ruby
10 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.18%) Degree
3 11 (6.92%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.03%) MCSE
5 7 (4.40%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.77%) MCITP
7 5 (3.14%) A+ Certification
8 4 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.52%) MCSA
9 3 (1.89%) CCNA
9 3 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.89%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.89%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.26%) MCP
10 2 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.63%) CCSA
11 1 (0.63%) CISM
11 1 (0.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.92%) SLA
2 6 (3.77%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.26%) GDPR
3 2 (1.26%) PMO
4 1 (0.63%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.63%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (25.79%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.66%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.63%) Docker
5 1 (0.63%) Snort
5 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.63%) vSphere
5 1 (0.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (5.66%) SCCM
2 5 (3.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (1.89%) WSUS
4 2 (1.26%) Ansible
4 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.26%) Puppet
4 2 (1.26%) Salt
5 1 (0.63%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.63%) DameWare
5 1 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.63%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.63%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.63%) SCSM
5 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (13.84%) Oracle
2 20 (12.58%) VMware
3 10 (6.29%) Apple
4 7 (4.40%) Remedy
5 6 (3.77%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.14%) Dell
6 5 (3.14%) JD Edwards
6 5 (3.14%) SAP
7 4 (2.52%) Ciena
7 4 (2.52%) Cisco
7 4 (2.52%) Citrix
7 4 (2.52%) Huawei
8 3 (1.89%) Adobe
8 3 (1.89%) Google
9 2 (1.26%) Peregrine
10 1 (0.63%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.63%) EMC
10 1 (0.63%) Interwoven
10 1 (0.63%) Lotus
10 1 (0.63%) NetApp
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