Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 6 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 144 146 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 10.11% 12.80% 11.43%
As % of the Vendors category 28.51% 32.44% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 74 106
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £200 £132 £184
90th Percentile £525 £508 £463
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 36
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.92 £17.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.51% +43.75% -27.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.65 £44.50 £18.13
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00% -0.96%

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 505 450 668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 35.46% 39.44% 42.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 206 368
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £363 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -1.84% +16.43%
10th Percentile £200 £230 £213
90th Percentile £538 £569 £575
East of England median daily rate £408 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +8.67% -6.25% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 34 64
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.62 £17.38 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.13% +0.72% -31.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.68 £11.33
90th Percentile £36.98 £46.45 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -2.94% -17.07% -

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -5 87 £363 - 30
Peterborough -1 27 £300 -14.29% 14
Huntingdon +5 12 £573 +116.60% 6
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 64 (44.44%) Windows
2 45 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 29 (20.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 28 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (18.06%) SQL Server
6 26 (18.06%) Office 365
7 24 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (13.89%) .NET
9 19 (13.19%) SDLC
10 18 (12.50%) ITIL
10 18 (12.50%) Migration
11 17 (11.81%) SQL
11 17 (11.81%) Finance
12 16 (11.11%) Citrix
12 16 (11.11%) Windows 10
12 16 (11.11%) Windows Server
12 16 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
12 16 (11.11%) Windows 7
12 16 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (10.42%) DNS
13 15 (10.42%) C#
14 14 (9.72%) MCSE
14 14 (9.72%) MVC
14 14 (9.72%) TDD
15 13 (9.03%) VMware
15 13 (9.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (9.03%) WCF
15 13 (9.03%) Project Management
15 13 (9.03%) Cisco

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 9 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 9 (6.25%) Skype for Business
2 6 (4.17%) CMS
2 6 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.78%) Confluence
4 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.39%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.39%) IIS
5 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 45 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.69%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.69%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (4.86%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (3.47%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.69%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.69%) iTrent
5 1 (0.69%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (20.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (18.06%) Office 365
3 16 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (8.33%) PaaS
5 10 (6.94%) IaaS
6 6 (4.17%) SaaS
7 5 (3.47%) Data Lake Analytics
8 3 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.39%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.69%) GitHub
10 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.42%) DNS
2 10 (6.94%) DHCP
3 9 (6.25%) Skype
4 6 (4.17%) LAN
4 6 (4.17%) NetScaler
5 5 (3.47%) VPN
6 4 (2.78%) Unified Communications
7 3 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.08%) SAN
7 3 (2.08%) WAN
7 3 (2.08%) Wireless
8 2 (1.39%) SNMP
8 2 (1.39%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.39%) WebEx
9 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.69%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.69%) Firewall
9 1 (0.69%) LDAP
9 1 (0.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.86%) Power BI
6 6 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.47%) Data Lake
7 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (2.78%) Big Data
8 4 (2.78%) HDInsight
8 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.08%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 2 (1.39%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.39%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.39%) MySQL
10 2 (1.39%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 16 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (4.86%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.86%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (4.17%) Subversion
4 5 (3.47%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.78%) JIRA
6 2 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.39%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.39%) MorphX
7 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.69%) Selenium
General
1 17 (11.81%) Finance
2 8 (5.56%) Retail
3 5 (3.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.78%) Advertising
5 3 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.08%) Military
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (20.83%) Analyst
2 26 (18.06%) Developer
3 20 (13.89%) Architect
4 16 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 14 (9.72%) Desktop Support
5 14 (9.72%) SQL Developer
6 13 (9.03%) .NET Developer
6 13 (9.03%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (9.03%) C# Developer
6 13 (9.03%) SQL Server Developer
7 12 (8.33%) C# WCF Developer
7 12 (8.33%) WCF Developer
8 11 (7.64%) Service Analyst
8 11 (7.64%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (6.25%) Consultant
9 9 (6.25%) Project Manager
9 9 (6.25%) Support Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.89%) .NET
2 13 (9.03%) WCF
3 7 (4.86%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (4.17%) NHibernate
4 6 (4.17%) Web Services
5 5 (3.47%) WPF
6 4 (2.78%) HTML
7 3 (2.08%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.08%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.08%) CSS
7 3 (2.08%) jQuery
7 3 (2.08%) JSON
8 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (1.39%) COM
8 2 (1.39%) RESTful
8 2 (1.39%) XML
9 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.69%) MFC
9 1 (0.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.56%) Public Cloud
2 7 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.86%) iPhone
2 7 (4.86%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (4.17%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.78%) iPad
5 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.39%) CMDB
6 2 (1.39%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.39%) Life Science
6 2 (1.39%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.39%) User Experience
7 1 (0.69%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 64 (44.44%) Windows
2 16 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 16 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 16 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 8 (5.56%) Linux
3 8 (5.56%) Windows 8
4 5 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.78%) Mac OS
5 4 (2.78%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.39%) Android
7 2 (1.39%) Unix
7 2 (1.39%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (13.19%) SDLC
3 18 (12.50%) ITIL
3 18 (12.50%) Migration
4 14 (9.72%) MVC
4 14 (9.72%) TDD
5 13 (9.03%) Project Management
6 10 (6.94%) CRM
7 9 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 9 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 8 (5.56%) Mathematics
8 8 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
9 7 (4.86%) Data Management
9 7 (4.86%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.86%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.86%) Service Design
9 7 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.81%) SQL
2 15 (10.42%) C#
3 9 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.17%) C
5 5 (3.47%) VBScript
6 4 (2.78%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.08%) Java
7 3 (2.08%) X++
8 2 (1.39%) Python
8 2 (1.39%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.39%) U-SQL
8 2 (1.39%) VB
9 1 (0.69%) ANSI C
9 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.69%) C++
9 1 (0.69%) C++/CLI
9 1 (0.69%) PHP
9 1 (0.69%) R
9 1 (0.69%) Ruby
9 1 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (9.72%) MCSE
3 11 (7.64%) Degree
4 10 (6.94%) MCP
5 7 (4.86%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (4.86%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.17%) AWS Certification
7 5 (3.47%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.78%) A+ Certification
8 4 (2.78%) MCSA
9 2 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.69%) CCA
10 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.69%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.69%) MCITP
10 1 (0.69%) MCPD
10 1 (0.69%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.39%) Def Stans
2 2 (1.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.69%) GLP
3 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.69%) PMO
3 1 (0.69%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.86%) XenApp
3 4 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.08%) vSphere
5 2 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.39%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.69%) Docker
6 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.69%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (4.17%) SCCM
2 4 (2.78%) AppDNA
3 3 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.39%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.39%) vMotion
5 1 (0.69%) Ansible
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.69%) Puppet
5 1 (0.69%) SCOM
5 1 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (11.11%) Citrix
2 13 (9.03%) Cisco
2 13 (9.03%) VMware
3 10 (6.94%) NetApp
4 8 (5.56%) Apple
5 6 (4.17%) Oracle
6 5 (3.47%) AppSense
6 5 (3.47%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.08%) Dell
7 3 (2.08%) HP
7 3 (2.08%) SAP
8 2 (1.39%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.39%) Remedy
8 2 (1.39%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.39%) Tableau
9 1 (0.69%) Becrypt
9 1 (0.69%) Ciena
9 1 (0.69%) Dell KACE
9 1 (0.69%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.69%) Nintex