Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 60 143 138
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 11.21% 13.36% 13.29%
As % of the Vendors category 29.41% 34.88% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 66 63
Median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +38.46%
10th Percentile £169 £116 £187
90th Percentile £598 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 41
Median hourly rate £17.10 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.32% +6.90% -12.12%
10th Percentile £12.80 £10.39 £11.17
90th Percentile £20.08 £23.75 £18.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.10 £15.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year +8.57% +3.28% +1.67%

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 204 410 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 38.13% 38.32% 40.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 209 216
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +14.86%
10th Percentile £250 £210 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £563
East of England median daily rate £410 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -8.89% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 46 57
Median hourly rate £17.10 £17.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.29% +14.75% -12.86%
10th Percentile £13.99 £12.83 £11.90
90th Percentile £21.60 £50.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% +9.38% -8.57%

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 4 June 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
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 4 June 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 36 £425 +6.25% 19
Peterborough -2 14 £350 +2.19% 4
Huntingdon -6 1 £786 +648.10%
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 4 June 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 31 (51.67%) Windows
2 22 (36.67%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (31.67%) Active Directory
4 16 (26.67%) ITIL
5 13 (21.67%) Oracle
5 13 (21.67%) VMware
5 13 (21.67%) Windows 7
6 12 (20.00%) Azure
6 12 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 11 (18.33%) Migration
7 11 (18.33%) Cisco
8 10 (16.67%) Office 365
8 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
9 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
9 9 (15.00%) Break/Fix
9 9 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (13.33%) Windows Server
10 8 (13.33%) Linux
10 8 (13.33%) Incident Management
10 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
10 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (11.67%) Fujitsu
11 7 (11.67%) Driving Licence
12 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (10.00%) VB
12 6 (10.00%) HP
12 6 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008

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 5 (8.33%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.67%) Mule
Applications
1 22 (36.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.33%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.33%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.00%) Azure
2 10 (16.67%) Office 365
3 3 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (5.00%) Power Platform
3 3 (5.00%) PowerApps
4 2 (3.33%) AWS
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.67%) GCP
5 1 (1.67%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) Internet
1 3 (5.00%) LAN
1 3 (5.00%) Network Security
2 2 (3.33%) DNS
2 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.67%) BGP
3 1 (1.67%) DHCP
3 1 (1.67%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.67%) ISDN
3 1 (1.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.67%) OSPF
3 1 (1.67%) PBX
3 1 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.67%) VoIP
3 1 (1.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) GIS
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (5.00%) Power BI
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.67%) BigQuery
5 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.67%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Electronics
4 1 (1.67%) Games
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 7 (11.67%) Analyst
2 7 (11.67%) Field Engineer
3 6 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.67%) Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Computer Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) Field Hardware Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Asset Management Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Deskside Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Office 365 Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) Middleware
2 1 (1.67%) Swagger
2 1 (1.67%) Web Services
2 1 (1.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.67%) Driving Licence
3 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.00%) Blog
4 3 (5.00%) CMDB
4 3 (5.00%) LIMS
4 3 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.33%) e-Learning
5 2 (3.33%) Life Science
5 2 (3.33%) NHS
6 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.67%) iPhone
6 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (51.67%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Windows 7
3 12 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 8 (13.33%) Linux
4 8 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.00%) Mac OS
7 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.33%) Android
9 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.67%) Unix
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) ITIL
2 11 (18.33%) Migration
3 9 (15.00%) Break/Fix
3 9 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 6 (10.00%) DevOps
6 5 (8.33%) Image Processing
6 5 (8.33%) Information Security
6 5 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 5 (8.33%) Time Management
7 4 (6.67%) Asset Management
7 4 (6.67%) Change Management
7 4 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (6.67%) ETL
7 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.00%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.00%) VB
3 5 (8.33%) C
4 4 (6.67%) Python
4 4 (6.67%) SQL
5 3 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.67%) C#
6 1 (1.67%) C++
6 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) Degree
3 5 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.67%) PMI Certification
4 4 (6.67%) PMP
5 3 (5.00%) SANS
6 2 (3.33%) APMG
7 1 (1.67%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.67%) CCIE
7 1 (1.67%) CCNA
7 1 (1.67%) CCNP
7 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.67%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.67%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (1.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) AICPA
1 3 (5.00%) COBIT
1 3 (5.00%) NIST
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 19 (31.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.33%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (1.67%) Firmware
4 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.67%) XenApp
4 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Ansible
2 4 (6.67%) SCCM
3 2 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) Oracle
1 13 (21.67%) VMware
2 11 (18.33%) Cisco
3 7 (11.67%) Fujitsu
4 6 (10.00%) HP
5 5 (8.33%) ESRI
5 5 (8.33%) Lumension
5 5 (8.33%) ServiceNow
5 5 (8.33%) Sophos
6 4 (6.67%) Citrix
6 4 (6.67%) SAP
7 3 (5.00%) Adobe
7 3 (5.00%) Apple
7 3 (5.00%) IBM
7 3 (5.00%) Snow
7 3 (5.00%) Talend
8 2 (3.33%) Dell
8 2 (3.33%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.67%) NetApp
9 1 (1.67%) Remedy