Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 188 154 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 15.93% 10.79% 12.89%
As % of the Vendors category 40.52% 30.68% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 88 78
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £420 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.86% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £119 £200 £132
90th Percentile £550 £541 £513
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 9
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.65% -13.04% +43.75%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.13 £19.75 £44.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +13.79% -12.12% +10.00%

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 464 502 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 39.32% 35.18% 39.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 244 219
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £438 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -9.38% -0.93%
10th Percentile £250 £208 £232
90th Percentile £575 £539 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 45 32
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.73 £16.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.25% -6.79% -3.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.51 £9.33
90th Percentile £30.25 £36.80 £46.65
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% -1.55% -19.51%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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 6 months to 17 November 2018. 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
Cambridge +4 119 £425 +17.24% 77
Peterborough +13 44 £250 -16.67% 32
Ely - 3 - -
Wisbech - 2 - -
Huntingdon -1 1 £525 - 2
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 89 (47.34%) Windows
2 64 (34.04%) Microsoft Office
3 55 (29.26%) Active Directory
4 39 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (20.74%) Office 365
5 35 (18.62%) VMware
6 31 (16.49%) Linux
7 27 (14.36%) CRM
7 27 (14.36%) Microsoft Azure
8 26 (13.83%) Windows 10
8 26 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (13.30%) Dynamics CRM
10 24 (12.77%) NetApp
10 24 (12.77%) DNS
11 22 (11.70%) Windows Server
11 22 (11.70%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (11.17%) Citrix
13 20 (10.64%) ITIL
13 20 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (10.11%) SQL Server
14 19 (10.11%) Project Management
14 19 (10.11%) SCCM
15 18 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (9.57%) PowerShell
15 18 (9.57%) DevOps
15 18 (9.57%) C#
15 18 (9.57%) SQL
16 17 (9.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 17 (9.04%) Apple
16 17 (9.04%) Migration

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 14 (7.45%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.60%) IBM Connections
4 3 (1.60%) Mule
5 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.06%) IIS
5 2 (1.06%) MS Project Server
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.06%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.53%) Apache
6 1 (0.53%) Confluence
6 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.53%) JBoss
6 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 64 (34.04%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (7.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (6.38%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.53%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.53%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 25 (13.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.06%) Magento
3 2 (1.06%) NetSuite
3 2 (1.06%) Primavera
3 2 (1.06%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.53%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 39 (20.74%) Office 365
2 27 (14.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (11.70%) Dynamics 365
4 16 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (8.51%) SaaS
5 15 (7.98%) OneDrive
6 7 (3.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (3.19%) G Suite
8 4 (2.13%) PaaS
9 3 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.60%) IaaS
10 2 (1.06%) GitHub
10 2 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.53%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.77%) DNS
2 16 (8.51%) DHCP
3 13 (6.91%) Firewall
4 11 (5.85%) TCP/IP
5 10 (5.32%) VPN
6 9 (4.79%) WAN
7 8 (4.26%) HTTP
8 7 (3.72%) LAN
8 7 (3.72%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (3.72%) Wireless
9 5 (2.66%) SSL
10 4 (2.13%) Skype
11 2 (1.06%) BGP
11 2 (1.06%) Internet
11 2 (1.06%) Network Security
11 2 (1.06%) VLAN
12 1 (0.53%) Broadband
12 1 (0.53%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.53%) SAN
12 1 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.06%) Power BI
4 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.53%) MS Access
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (6.38%) JIRA
2 8 (4.26%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.53%) GitLab
4 1 (0.53%) NCrunch
4 1 (0.53%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 15 (7.98%) Finance
2 13 (6.91%) Retail
3 9 (4.79%) Marketing
4 5 (2.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.13%) Billing
6 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.06%) Electronics
7 2 (1.06%) Publishing
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) German Language
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (22.34%) Analyst
2 21 (11.17%) Consultant
3 17 (9.04%) Developer
4 14 (7.45%) Support Analyst
5 13 (6.91%) Project Manager
5 13 (6.91%) Service Analyst
5 13 (6.91%) Service Desk Analyst
5 13 (6.91%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.85%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (5.32%) Administrator
7 10 (5.32%) Architect
7 10 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.79%) Author
8 9 (4.79%) Desktop Support
8 9 (4.79%) IT Analyst
8 9 (4.79%) Microsoft Consultant
8 9 (4.79%) Microsoft Developer
8 9 (4.79%) Technical Author
9 8 (4.26%) Azure Consultant
9 8 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.32%) .NET
1 10 (5.32%) HTML
2 9 (4.79%) CSS
2 9 (4.79%) CSS3
2 9 (4.79%) HTML5
3 6 (3.19%) Middleware
3 6 (3.19%) REST
4 5 (2.66%) LAMP
5 4 (2.13%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.60%) COM
6 3 (1.60%) Web Services
7 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.53%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.53%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.53%) LDAP
7 1 (0.53%) SAML
7 1 (0.53%) SOAP
7 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.85%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.72%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.19%) Driving Licence
4 6 (3.19%) Over-the-Top Content
5 4 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.60%) Life Science
6 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.06%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.06%) EPoS
7 2 (1.06%) iPad
7 2 (1.06%) iPhone
7 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.06%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.06%) Wiki
8 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.53%) New Media
8 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 89 (47.34%) Windows
2 31 (16.49%) Linux
3 26 (13.83%) Windows 10
4 22 (11.70%) Windows Server
5 16 (8.51%) Apple iOS
5 16 (8.51%) Mac OS
6 11 (5.85%) Unix
6 11 (5.85%) Windows 7
7 10 (5.32%) Data ONTAP
8 9 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.66%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.60%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.06%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (14.36%) CRM
3 20 (10.64%) ITIL
3 20 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (10.11%) Project Management
5 18 (9.57%) DevOps
6 17 (9.04%) Incident Management
6 17 (9.04%) Migration
6 17 (9.04%) Software Deployment
7 14 (7.45%) Service Delivery
7 14 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (6.38%) Asset Management
9 11 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (5.85%) Test Automation
9 11 (5.85%) Test Scripting
10 10 (5.32%) Business Analysis
10 10 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (5.32%) Mathematics
10 10 (5.32%) Unit Testing
10 10 (5.32%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.57%) C#
1 18 (9.57%) PowerShell
1 18 (9.57%) SQL
2 8 (4.26%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.19%) Python
4 4 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.60%) Java
5 3 (1.60%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.06%) Perl
7 1 (0.53%) C++
7 1 (0.53%) PHP
7 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (7.45%) Degree
3 10 (5.32%) MCP
4 9 (4.79%) A+ Certification
4 9 (4.79%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.72%) MCSE
6 5 (2.66%) MCSA
6 5 (2.66%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.13%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.13%) PMP
7 4 (2.13%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (1.60%) CCNA
8 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.53%) CCIE
9 1 (0.53%) CCSP
9 1 (0.53%) CISSP
9 1 (0.53%) ISEB
9 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.53%) PhD
9 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.85%) QA
2 7 (3.72%) SLA
3 2 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.06%) PMO
4 1 (0.53%) IFRS
System Software
1 55 (29.26%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.32%) vSphere
3 10 (5.32%) XenApp
4 9 (4.79%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.79%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (3.72%) Docker
6 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.53%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.53%) NFS
7 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (10.11%) SCCM
2 17 (9.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.66%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.66%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (2.13%) Puppet
4 4 (2.13%) WSUS
5 2 (1.06%) Ansible
5 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.06%) Terraform
6 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 35 (18.62%) VMware
2 24 (12.77%) NetApp
3 21 (11.17%) Citrix
4 17 (9.04%) Apple
5 15 (7.98%) ServiceNow
6 13 (6.91%) Cisco
7 8 (4.26%) Oracle
8 7 (3.72%) Google
9 5 (2.66%) HP
9 5 (2.66%) Marketo
9 5 (2.66%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.13%) IBM
10 4 (2.13%) MuleSoft
10 4 (2.13%) SAP
11 3 (1.60%) Aruba
11 3 (1.60%) Dell
11 3 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.06%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.06%) New Relic
12 2 (1.06%) Wonderware