Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 11 8
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 143 120 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.55% 9.30% 11.90%
As % of the Vendors category 36.67% 25.53% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 75 54
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £450 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% - +3.57%
10th Percentile £119 £179 £132
90th Percentile £538 £538 £509
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 10
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -24.68% +60.42%
10th Percentile £10.65 £11.25 £10.61
90th Percentile £21.49 £16.50 £44.13
East of England median hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +12.07% -12.12% +4.63%

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 390 470 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 36.97% 36.43% 40.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 239 185
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £450 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.88% -3.75% -3.03%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £218
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £430 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +1.18% +9.68% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 45
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -29.07% +42.05%
10th Percentile £12.78 £10.48 £10.60
90th Percentile £47.75 £42.40 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year +3.03% -7.04% -15.50%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +6 99 £450 +24.14% 59
Peterborough +12 33 £250 -52.38% 19
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 58 (40.56%) Windows
2 53 (37.06%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (23.78%) Active Directory
3 34 (23.78%) Office 365
4 31 (21.68%) VMware
5 28 (19.58%) Linux
6 25 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 22 (15.38%) SCCM
7 22 (15.38%) SQL
8 18 (12.59%) Citrix
8 18 (12.59%) Project Management
8 18 (12.59%) PowerShell
9 17 (11.89%) DevOps
9 17 (11.89%) Windows 10
10 16 (11.19%) SQL Server
10 16 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (10.49%) Migration
11 15 (10.49%) Microsoft Project
11 15 (10.49%) DNS
11 15 (10.49%) Apple
11 15 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (9.79%) Software Deployment
12 14 (9.79%) ServiceNow
12 14 (9.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 14 (9.79%) Finance
13 13 (9.09%) NetApp
13 13 (9.09%) Unix
13 13 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
13 13 (9.09%) Mac OS
13 13 (9.09%) Apple iOS

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 8 (5.59%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (4.20%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.10%) IBM Connections
4 2 (1.40%) Confluence
4 2 (1.40%) MS Project Server
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.40%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.70%) Apache
5 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.70%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.70%) IIS
5 1 (0.70%) JBoss
5 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 53 (37.06%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (10.49%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.70%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.70%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.70%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.40%) Magento
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.40%) Primavera
2 2 (1.40%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 34 (23.78%) Office 365
2 25 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.39%) OneDrive
4 11 (7.69%) SaaS
5 10 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (5.59%) G Suite
7 5 (3.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.10%) GitHub
8 3 (2.10%) PaaS
9 2 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.40%) IaaS
10 1 (0.70%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.49%) DNS
2 10 (6.99%) WAN
3 8 (5.59%) HTTP
3 8 (5.59%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.90%) DHCP
4 7 (4.90%) Remote Desktop
4 7 (4.90%) VPN
5 6 (4.20%) Firewall
5 6 (4.20%) LAN
6 5 (3.50%) SSL
6 5 (3.50%) Wireless
7 2 (1.40%) Bluetooth
7 2 (1.40%) Internet
7 2 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.70%) Broadband
8 1 (0.70%) MIMO
8 1 (0.70%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.70%) Skype
8 1 (0.70%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.50%) Power BI
4 4 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.40%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.70%) MS Access
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.90%) JIRA
2 4 (2.80%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.70%) GitLab
4 1 (0.70%) NCrunch
4 1 (0.70%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 14 (9.79%) Finance
2 5 (3.50%) Marketing
2 5 (3.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.80%) Electronics
3 4 (2.80%) Retail
3 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.40%) Billing
5 2 (1.40%) Publishing
6 1 (0.70%) French Language
6 1 (0.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (20.98%) Analyst
2 16 (11.19%) Support Engineer
3 15 (10.49%) Support Analyst
4 10 (6.99%) Consultant
4 10 (6.99%) Project Manager
4 10 (6.99%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (6.29%) Author
5 9 (6.29%) Developer
5 9 (6.29%) IT Analyst
5 9 (6.29%) Technical Author
5 9 (6.29%) Technical Support
6 8 (5.59%) Azure Consultant
6 8 (5.59%) IT Support
7 7 (4.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (4.90%) Architect
7 7 (4.90%) IT Engineer
7 7 (4.90%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (4.20%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.20%) .NET
1 6 (4.20%) REST
2 5 (3.50%) LAMP
3 2 (1.40%) Middleware
3 2 (1.40%) Web Services
4 1 (0.70%) .NET Core
4 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.70%) Angular 2
4 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.70%) COM
4 1 (0.70%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.70%) Flash
4 1 (0.70%) HTML
4 1 (0.70%) jQuery
4 1 (0.70%) RESTful
4 1 (0.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.29%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.20%) Over-the-Top Content
4 4 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.80%) Wiki
5 3 (2.10%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.40%) EPoS
6 2 (1.40%) Life Science
6 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.40%) User Experience
6 2 (1.40%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.70%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.70%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.70%) LIMS
7 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.70%) New Media
7 1 (0.70%) NHS
7 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (40.56%) Windows
2 28 (19.58%) Linux
3 17 (11.89%) Windows 10
4 13 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 13 (9.09%) Mac OS
4 13 (9.09%) Unix
5 11 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 8 (5.59%) Data ONTAP
7 5 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.50%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.80%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.59%) Project Management
2 17 (11.89%) DevOps
3 16 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (10.49%) Migration
5 14 (9.79%) Software Deployment
6 12 (8.39%) ITSM
7 10 (6.99%) ERP
8 9 (6.29%) Asset Management
8 9 (6.29%) Business Analysis
8 9 (6.29%) Time Management
9 8 (5.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (5.59%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (4.90%) Matrix Organization
11 6 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 6 (4.20%) Risk Analysis
11 6 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (4.20%) Scrum
11 6 (4.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.38%) SQL
2 18 (12.59%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.20%) C#
4 4 (2.80%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.80%) Perl
4 4 (2.80%) Python
5 3 (2.10%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.40%) Java
7 1 (0.70%) C++
7 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (6.99%) A+ Certification
1 10 (6.99%) Degree
2 3 (2.10%) CCNA
2 3 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.10%) DBS Check
2 3 (2.10%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.40%) MCSE
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.70%) CBAP
4 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.70%) MCP
4 1 (0.70%) MCSA
4 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.70%) PMP
4 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) SLA
2 4 (2.80%) PMO
3 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.70%) IFRS
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 34 (23.78%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.99%) Virtual Servers
4 8 (5.59%) vSphere
4 8 (5.59%) XenApp
5 6 (4.20%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (3.50%) Docker
7 1 (0.70%) NFS
7 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (15.38%) SCCM
2 14 (9.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (3.50%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.40%) Puppet
6 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (21.68%) VMware
2 18 (12.59%) Citrix
3 15 (10.49%) Apple
4 14 (9.79%) ServiceNow
5 13 (9.09%) NetApp
6 10 (6.99%) Oracle
7 7 (4.90%) Google
8 5 (3.50%) Dell
8 5 (3.50%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.50%) SAP
9 4 (2.80%) IBM
9 4 (2.80%) Wonderware
10 2 (1.40%) HP
10 2 (1.40%) New Relic
10 2 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.40%) Tableau
11 1 (0.70%) Adobe
11 1 (0.70%) BT
11 1 (0.70%) EMC
11 1 (0.70%) Ivanti