Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 52 162 176
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.65% 13.61% 15.99%
As % of the Vendors category 32.50% 34.11% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 81 78
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +18.08%
10th Percentile £198 £115 £263
90th Percentile £600 £525 £519
East of England median daily rate £400 £390 £366
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.48% +1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 44
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +3.33% -4.28%
10th Percentile £12.31 £10.30 £11.23
90th Percentile £24.88 £22.50 £19.49
East of England median hourly rate £17.73 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +14.39% -6.06% +10.59%

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 160 475 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 41.99% 39.92% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 259 225
Median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +18.57%
10th Percentile £235 £188 £255
90th Percentile £625 £613 £563
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 41 56
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +14.75% -5.04%
10th Percentile £13.86 £10.81 £11.44
90th Percentile £48.13 £50.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate £21.57 £16.21 £16.50
% change year-on-year +33.11% -1.79% +8.20%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -1 27 £500 +25.00% 20
Peterborough +2 15 £335 -4.29% 9
Huntingdon -8 1 £786 +214.20% 1
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 26 (50.00%) Windows
2 25 (48.08%) ITIL
3 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 19 (36.54%) PowerShell
5 18 (34.62%) Windows Server 2016
6 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2019
6 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
6 17 (32.69%) VMware
7 16 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
7 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 16 (30.77%) Windows Server
8 15 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (26.92%) Azure
9 14 (26.92%) Office 365
9 14 (26.92%) Cisco
10 13 (25.00%) Oracle
10 13 (25.00%) Migration
10 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 13 (25.00%) DevOps
11 12 (23.08%) Windows 10
12 11 (21.15%) Data Migration
12 11 (21.15%) AWS
12 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (19.23%) Sophos
13 10 (19.23%) Photoshop
13 10 (19.23%) C
13 10 (19.23%) VB
13 10 (19.23%) GIS

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 10 (19.23%) ArcGIS
2 7 (13.46%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.92%) Mule
Applications
1 16 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (19.23%) Photoshop
3 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.92%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.92%) Azure
1 14 (26.92%) Office 365
2 11 (21.15%) AWS
3 6 (11.54%) Amazon S3
4 5 (9.62%) GCP
4 5 (9.62%) Power Platform
4 5 (9.62%) PowerApps
5 4 (7.69%) OneDrive
6 3 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (5.77%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (5.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (5.77%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (5.77%) Route 53
6 3 (5.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) DHCP
1 7 (13.46%) DNS
1 7 (13.46%) Skype
2 4 (7.69%) Internet
3 3 (5.77%) LAN
3 3 (5.77%) Network Security
4 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.85%) SNMP
4 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.92%) BGP
5 1 (1.92%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.92%) OSPF
5 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (19.23%) GIS
3 5 (9.62%) Power BI
4 4 (7.69%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (5.77%) Amazon Aurora
5 3 (5.77%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (5.77%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.92%) BigQuery
7 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.92%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.92%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.77%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (7.69%) Public Sector
2 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Azure Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Service Desk Supervisor
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Data Analytics Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Data Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) IT Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) IT Supervisor
5 3 (5.77%) IT Support
5 3 (5.77%) Office 365 Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Security Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) .NET
1 2 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (13.46%) Replication
2 3 (5.77%) Blog
2 3 (5.77%) Data Structures
2 3 (5.77%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (3.85%) LIMS
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.92%) iPhone
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (50.00%) Windows
2 18 (34.62%) Windows Server 2016
3 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2019
4 16 (30.77%) Windows Server
5 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 12 (23.08%) Windows 10
7 8 (15.38%) Linux
8 2 (3.85%) Android
8 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.92%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (48.08%) ITIL
2 13 (25.00%) DevOps
2 13 (25.00%) Migration
3 11 (21.15%) Data Migration
4 10 (19.23%) Image Processing
4 10 (19.23%) Test Scripting
5 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 8 (15.38%) Service Design
6 7 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (11.54%) Change Management
7 6 (11.54%) ETL
8 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (7.69%) Identity Management
9 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 4 (7.69%) ITSM
9 4 (7.69%) People Management
9 4 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (7.69%) Systems Engineering
10 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) PowerShell
2 10 (19.23%) C
2 10 (19.23%) VB
3 5 (9.62%) SQL
4 4 (7.69%) Python
5 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (19.23%) DV Cleared
3 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 6 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (7.69%) Degree
6 3 (5.77%) SANS
7 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.92%) APMG
7 1 (1.92%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.92%) ECDL
7 1 (1.92%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (1.92%) MCDST
7 1 (1.92%) MCITP
7 1 (1.92%) MCSA
7 1 (1.92%) MCSE
7 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.92%) PMP
7 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) SLA
2 3 (5.77%) AICPA
2 3 (5.77%) COBIT
2 3 (5.77%) NIST
3 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 15 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (19.23%) VMware NSX
4 4 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.69%) vSphere
5 3 (5.77%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (19.23%) Ansible
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (5.77%) SCCM
3 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) VMware
2 14 (26.92%) Cisco
3 13 (25.00%) Oracle
4 10 (19.23%) ESRI
4 10 (19.23%) Lumension
4 10 (19.23%) Sophos
5 5 (9.62%) Google
5 5 (9.62%) Talend
6 3 (5.77%) CloudEndure
7 2 (3.85%) Apple
7 2 (3.85%) Dell
7 2 (3.85%) HP
8 1 (1.92%) Citrix
8 1 (1.92%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.92%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.92%) SAP
8 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.92%) SnapLogic