Period
to 20 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 5 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 133 133 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 10.38% 12.59% 12.64%
As % of the Vendors category 26.71% 32.20% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 57 90
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £388 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.09% -14.67% +42.86%
10th Percentile £149 £125 £170
90th Percentile £573 £508 £501
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £365
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 34
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.50 £19.90 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.14% +62.45% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.00 £8.75
90th Percentile £16.75 £49.90 £20.50
East of England median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.61% - +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 498 413 574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 38.88% 39.11% 43.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 183 341
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £234 £155 £213
90th Percentile £575 £548 £556
East of England median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 45 52
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.38 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.79% +23.53% -27.66%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.25 £8.75
90th Percentile £44.20 £43.75 £52.13
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% -7.89% +8.57%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 -12 59 £369 +9.26% 51
Peterborough +11 41 £500 +189.86% 26
Huntingdon +4 11 £584 +349.04% 7
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 57 (42.86%) Windows
2 56 (42.11%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (30.08%) ITIL
4 26 (19.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (17.29%) Service Delivery
5 23 (17.29%) NetApp
6 22 (16.54%) Cisco
6 22 (16.54%) Active Directory
7 21 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
7 21 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (15.79%) Incident Management
8 20 (15.04%) MCP
9 19 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 19 (14.29%) Mathematics
9 19 (14.29%) Retail
10 18 (13.53%) Problem Management
10 18 (13.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (12.78%) Degree
11 17 (12.78%) Windows 7
12 16 (12.03%) Amazon AWS
12 16 (12.03%) Security Cleared
12 16 (12.03%) Configuration Management
13 15 (11.28%) Change Management
13 15 (11.28%) Citrix
13 15 (11.28%) Data Management
13 15 (11.28%) Office 365
14 13 (9.77%) Process Improvement
14 13 (9.77%) Migration
14 13 (9.77%) SLA
15 12 (9.02%) C

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 (7.52%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 6 (4.51%) CMS
4 5 (3.76%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.26%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.26%) Confluence
6 2 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.75%) IIS
7 1 (0.75%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 56 (42.11%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (9.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (4.51%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.75%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.75%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (6.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.76%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.76%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (1.50%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.75%) assyst
4 1 (0.75%) iTrent
4 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (12.03%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (11.28%) Office 365
4 10 (7.52%) PaaS
5 8 (6.02%) IaaS
6 6 (4.51%) Data Lake Analytics
7 4 (3.01%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (3.01%) SaaS
8 3 (2.26%) Azure Machine Learning
8 3 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.77%) DNS
2 7 (5.26%) LAN
2 7 (5.26%) NetScaler
2 7 (5.26%) Skype
3 4 (3.01%) DHCP
3 4 (3.01%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.01%) Unified Communications
4 3 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (2.26%) WAN
4 3 (2.26%) Wireless
5 2 (1.50%) Firewall
5 2 (1.50%) SAN
5 2 (1.50%) SNMP
5 2 (1.50%) VPN
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.75%) Internet
6 1 (0.75%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.75%) NAS
6 1 (0.75%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (7.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 7 (5.26%) Power BI
5 6 (4.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 6 (4.51%) Data Lake
5 6 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (4.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.76%) Big Data
6 5 (3.76%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (3.76%) HDInsight
6 5 (3.76%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.01%) MySQL
7 4 (3.01%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (2.26%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.26%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (4.51%) Subversion
2 6 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.76%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.01%) JIRA
5 3 (2.26%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.75%) Selenium
6 1 (0.75%) VersionOne
General
1 19 (14.29%) Retail
2 10 (7.52%) Military
3 7 (5.26%) Finance
4 3 (2.26%) Advertising
4 3 (2.26%) Legal
4 3 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 53 (39.85%) Analyst
2 23 (17.29%) Service Analyst
2 23 (17.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (11.28%) Architect
4 13 (9.77%) Developer
5 11 (8.27%) Support Analyst
6 10 (7.52%) Data Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Configuration Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Configuration Management Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.77%) Support Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Desktop Support
8 8 (6.02%) IT Support
9 6 (4.51%) Consultant
9 6 (4.51%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.76%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.52%) .NET
2 7 (5.26%) Web Services
3 5 (3.76%) WCF
3 5 (3.76%) WPF
4 4 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.26%) JSON
6 2 (1.50%) CSS
6 2 (1.50%) HTML
6 2 (1.50%) HTML5
6 2 (1.50%) jQuery
7 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (0.75%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.75%) Kendo UI
7 1 (0.75%) Node.js
7 1 (0.75%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (0.75%) RESTful
7 1 (0.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (7.52%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.77%) CMDB
3 7 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 6 (4.51%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.51%) iPhone
4 6 (4.51%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (4.51%) Virtual Team
5 5 (3.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.01%) iPad
7 2 (1.50%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.50%) Clustering
7 2 (1.50%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.50%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.75%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.75%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.75%) PKI
8 1 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (42.86%) Windows
2 17 (12.78%) Windows 7
3 11 (8.27%) Windows 10
4 10 (7.52%) Windows Server
5 8 (6.02%) Windows 8
6 7 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.51%) Linux
8 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.26%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.50%) Android
10 2 (1.50%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.08%) ITIL
2 23 (17.29%) Service Delivery
3 21 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (15.79%) Incident Management
4 19 (14.29%) Mathematics
5 18 (13.53%) Problem Management
6 16 (12.03%) Configuration Management
7 15 (11.28%) Change Management
7 15 (11.28%) Data Management
8 13 (9.77%) Migration
8 13 (9.77%) Process Improvement
9 11 (8.27%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (8.27%) MVC
9 11 (8.27%) SDLC
10 10 (7.52%) Information Management
11 9 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (6.77%) CRM
11 9 (6.77%) PDM
11 9 (6.77%) Programme Management
11 9 (6.77%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.02%) C
2 11 (8.27%) SQL
3 9 (6.77%) C#
3 9 (6.77%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.76%) VBScript
5 3 (2.26%) Java
5 3 (2.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.26%) Python
5 3 (2.26%) U-SQL
6 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.75%) ANSI C
7 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.75%) C++
7 1 (0.75%) C++/CLI
7 1 (0.75%) PHP
7 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.75%) R
7 1 (0.75%) Ruby
7 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (15.04%) MCP
2 18 (13.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (12.78%) Degree
4 16 (12.03%) Security Cleared
5 12 (9.02%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.02%) MCSE
7 5 (3.76%) AWS Certification
7 5 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.01%) A+ Certification
8 4 (3.01%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.50%) MCSA
9 2 (1.50%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.50%) PMP
9 2 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.77%) SLA
2 9 (6.77%) Def Stans
2 9 (6.77%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.75%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 22 (16.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.02%) XenApp
3 5 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.01%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (3.01%) vSphere
5 2 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.50%) Docker
5 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.75%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.75%) NFS
6 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.01%) AppDNA
1 4 (3.01%) SCCM
2 2 (1.50%) vMotion
2 2 (1.50%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.75%) Ansible
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.75%) Puppet
3 1 (0.75%) SCOM
3 1 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.75%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (17.29%) NetApp
2 22 (16.54%) Cisco
3 15 (11.28%) Citrix
4 8 (6.02%) VMware
5 6 (4.51%) SAP
6 5 (3.76%) Apple
6 5 (3.76%) Atlassian
6 5 (3.76%) Ivanti
7 4 (3.01%) HP
7 4 (3.01%) Oracle
8 3 (2.26%) Dell
9 2 (1.50%) EMC
9 2 (1.50%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.50%) Sun
10 1 (0.75%) Capita
10 1 (0.75%) CommVault
10 1 (0.75%) IBM
10 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.75%) Symantec