Period
to 27 October 2020

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 October 2020 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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 6 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 34 157 200
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 10.86% 13.20% 16.65%
As % of the Vendors category 27.87% 32.24% 43.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 93 94
Median daily rate £337 £383 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.90% -8.93% +15.86%
10th Percentile £313 £152 £137
90th Percentile £600 £524 £538
East of England median daily rate £350 £381 £375
% change year-on-year -8.20% +1.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 35
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.93 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.98% -8.97% +14.75%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.95 £13.40
90th Percentile £26.90 £19.95 £20.13
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £15.81 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.29% -4.18% +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 122 487 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 38.98% 40.96% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 293 240
Median daily rate £456 £400 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.06% -6.43% +17.93%
10th Percentile £266 £185 £248
90th Percentile £644 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 36 44
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% - +14.75%
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.15 £13.30
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £31.13
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +142.42% -2.94% +3.25%

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 October 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 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
Cambridge -7 16 £500 +30.72% 22
Peterborough +1 10 £335 -10.67% 9
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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 18 (52.94%) Windows
2 17 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (44.12%) ITIL
3 15 (44.12%) PowerShell
4 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
5 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (38.24%) VMware
5 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2019
6 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
7 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
8 10 (29.41%) Cisco
8 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (29.41%) AWS
9 9 (26.47%) DV Cleared
9 9 (26.47%) Ansible
9 9 (26.47%) DevOps
10 8 (23.53%) Windows 10
10 8 (23.53%) Service Design
10 8 (23.53%) Power Platform
10 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (23.53%) Office 365
10 8 (23.53%) Service Delivery
10 8 (23.53%) SLA
10 8 (23.53%) DHCP
11 7 (20.59%) DNS
11 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
11 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (20.59%) Azure

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 7 (20.59%) Skype for Business
2 6 (17.65%) ArcGIS
3 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (17.65%) Photoshop
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) AWS
2 8 (23.53%) Office 365
2 8 (23.53%) Power Platform
3 7 (20.59%) Azure
3 7 (20.59%) PowerApps
4 6 (17.65%) Amazon S3
5 4 (11.76%) GCP
6 3 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (8.82%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (8.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (8.82%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (8.82%) OneDrive
6 3 (8.82%) Route 53
6 3 (8.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) DHCP
2 7 (20.59%) DNS
2 7 (20.59%) Skype
3 3 (8.82%) Ethernet
3 3 (8.82%) LAN
4 2 (5.88%) Internet
4 2 (5.88%) SNMP
4 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.94%) 3G
5 1 (2.94%) ADSL
5 1 (2.94%) BGP
5 1 (2.94%) DMVPN
5 1 (2.94%) EIGRP
5 1 (2.94%) IPsec
5 1 (2.94%) MPLS
5 1 (2.94%) OSPF
5 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) GIS
2 6 (17.65%) Power BI
3 3 (8.82%) Amazon Aurora
3 3 (8.82%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (8.82%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (8.82%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.94%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (5.88%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.94%) Electronics
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Law
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 7 (20.59%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Applications Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Service Desk Supervisor
4 3 (8.82%) Data Analytics Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Data Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) IT Supervisor
5 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (2.94%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Replication
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.88%) LIMS
5 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (52.94%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2012
2 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2016
2 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2019
3 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
4 8 (23.53%) Windows 10
5 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
6 4 (11.76%) Linux
7 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) DevOps
3 8 (23.53%) Service Delivery
3 8 (23.53%) Service Design
4 6 (17.65%) Change Management
4 6 (17.65%) Data Migration
4 6 (17.65%) Image Processing
4 6 (17.65%) Migration
4 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 5 (14.71%) ETL
5 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (11.76%) ITSM
6 4 (11.76%) People Management
6 4 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (11.76%) Systems Engineering
7 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) High Availability
7 3 (8.82%) Identity Management
7 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) PowerShell
2 6 (17.65%) C
2 6 (17.65%) VB
3 4 (11.76%) SQL
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (26.47%) DV Cleared
4 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 5 (14.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (8.82%) CCNA
8 1 (2.94%) CCNP
8 1 (2.94%) ECDL
8 1 (2.94%) MCDST
8 1 (2.94%) MCITP
8 1 (2.94%) MCSA
8 1 (2.94%) MCSE
8 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.65%) VMware NSX
4 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 4 (11.76%) vSphere
5 3 (8.82%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) Ansible
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (8.82%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) VMware
2 10 (29.41%) Cisco
3 6 (17.65%) ESRI
3 6 (17.65%) Lumension
3 6 (17.65%) Oracle
3 6 (17.65%) Sophos
4 5 (14.71%) Talend
5 4 (11.76%) Google
6 3 (8.82%) CloudEndure
6 3 (8.82%) Hortonworks
7 1 (2.94%) BMC
7 1 (2.94%) BT
7 1 (2.94%) Nokia
7 1 (2.94%) Remedy