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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 114 89 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 19.42% 15.01% 13.61%
As % of the Vendors category 50.89% 33.46% 30.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 41 58
Median daily rate £338 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £337
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 17
Median hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.46% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 224 266 349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 38.16% 44.86% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 137 197
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 40
Median hourly rate £14.84 £17.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.70% +41.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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
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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +4 60 £340 -6.20% 12
Huntingdon +2 17 £504 - 4
Peterborough +1 16 £300 +27.65% 8
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 77 (39.09%) Windows
2 57 (28.93%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (22.34%) SQL Server
4 41 (20.81%) Active Directory
5 35 (17.77%) Office 365
6 34 (17.26%) Migration
7 33 (16.75%) Project Management
7 33 (16.75%) .NET
8 32 (16.24%) SQL
9 29 (14.72%) Microsoft Azure
9 29 (14.72%) Windows Server
10 26 (13.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (12.18%) C#
12 20 (10.15%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (9.64%) ITIL
13 19 (9.64%) Windows 10
14 18 (9.14%) SharePoint
15 17 (8.63%) Finance
15 17 (8.63%) CRM
15 17 (8.63%) Windows 7
15 17 (8.63%) Skype for Business
16 16 (8.12%) Oracle
16 16 (8.12%) VMware
17 15 (7.61%) Citrix
17 15 (7.61%) MCSE
18 14 (7.11%) Microsoft Excel
18 14 (7.11%) VPN
18 14 (7.11%) ASP.NET
18 14 (7.11%) Apple
18 14 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server

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 18 (9.14%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.63%) Skype for Business
3 11 (5.58%) MS Exchange
4 10 (5.08%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.52%) IIS
7 3 (1.52%) JBoss
7 3 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.51%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.51%) Apache
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.51%) CMS
8 1 (0.51%) Confluence
8 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.51%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 57 (28.93%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (7.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.05%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (7.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (4.06%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.03%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (2.03%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (1.52%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (1.02%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.51%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.51%) iTrent
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.51%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.77%) Office 365
2 29 (14.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.05%) OneDrive
4 5 (2.54%) SaaS
5 4 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.03%) Yammer
6 3 (1.52%) PaaS
7 2 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.02%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.51%) GitHub
8 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.51%) IaaS
8 1 (0.51%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.11%) VPN
2 13 (6.60%) DNS
3 12 (6.09%) DHCP
3 12 (6.09%) Skype
4 10 (5.08%) Firewall
4 10 (5.08%) LAN
5 6 (3.05%) WAN
6 4 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.52%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.52%) SAN
8 2 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.02%) DWDM
8 2 (1.02%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.02%) ISDN
8 2 (1.02%) LDAP
8 2 (1.02%) PBX
8 2 (1.02%) PuTTY
8 2 (1.02%) VoIP
8 2 (1.02%) Wireless
8 2 (1.02%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (22.34%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.05%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.03%) Power BI
8 3 (1.52%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.02%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.02%) MySQL
9 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.51%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.51%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.06%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.55%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.54%) Subversion
5 4 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (2.03%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.03%) MSTest
5 4 (2.03%) NUnit
5 4 (2.03%) Selenium
6 3 (1.52%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.02%) JIRA
7 2 (1.02%) MorphX
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.51%) JBehave
8 1 (0.51%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.51%) Spock
8 1 (0.51%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.51%) TestRail
General
1 17 (8.63%) Finance
2 6 (3.05%) Advertising
2 6 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.54%) Banking
3 5 (2.54%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.52%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Local Government
5 1 (0.51%) Marketing
5 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (16.24%) Developer
2 26 (13.20%) Architect
3 22 (11.17%) Analyst
4 18 (9.14%) Support Engineer
5 16 (8.12%) Consultant
6 12 (6.09%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.58%) C# Developer
7 11 (5.58%) Desktop Support
8 9 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (4.57%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (4.57%) SQL Developer
9 8 (4.06%) .NET Developer
9 8 (4.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) IT Manager
10 7 (3.55%) Administrator
10 7 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (3.55%) C# WCF Developer
10 7 (3.55%) SQL Server Developer
10 7 (3.55%) WCF Developer
11 6 (3.05%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.75%) .NET
2 14 (7.11%) ASP.NET
3 12 (6.09%) WCF
4 10 (5.08%) HTML
5 9 (4.57%) .NET Framework
6 7 (3.55%) AngularJS
6 7 (3.55%) CSS
6 7 (3.55%) jQuery
6 7 (3.55%) XML
7 5 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (2.54%) LINQ
7 5 (2.54%) NHibernate
7 5 (2.54%) Node.js
7 5 (2.54%) RESTful
7 5 (2.54%) XSLT
8 4 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (2.03%) COM
8 4 (2.03%) WPF
9 3 (1.52%) HTML5
9 3 (1.52%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.55%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.54%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.54%) Smartphone
3 4 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.03%) User Experience
4 3 (1.52%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.52%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.52%) Life Science
5 2 (1.02%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.02%) BYOD
5 2 (1.02%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.02%) NHS
6 1 (0.51%) AS400
6 1 (0.51%) Clustering
6 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.51%) Photography
6 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (39.09%) Windows
2 29 (14.72%) Windows Server
3 19 (9.64%) Windows 10
4 17 (8.63%) Windows 7
5 11 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.05%) Linux
7 6 (3.05%) Mac OS
8 5 (2.54%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.54%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.52%) Android
10 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.02%) Unix
10 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.02%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.51%) Solaris
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.26%) Migration
2 33 (16.75%) Project Management
3 20 (10.15%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (9.64%) ITIL
5 17 (8.63%) CRM
6 12 (6.09%) ERP
7 10 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (5.08%) SDLC
7 10 (5.08%) TDD
8 9 (4.57%) PRINCE2
8 9 (4.57%) Scrum
8 9 (4.57%) Service Design
9 8 (4.06%) Data Migration
9 8 (4.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (3.55%) MVC
10 7 (3.55%) Virtual Environments
11 6 (3.05%) Change Management
11 6 (3.05%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (3.05%) Time Management
11 6 (3.05%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.24%) SQL
2 24 (12.18%) C#
3 12 (6.09%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.06%) Java
5 6 (3.05%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.03%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.52%) C
7 3 (1.52%) PHP
7 3 (1.52%) Python
8 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.02%) Perl
8 2 (1.02%) VB
9 1 (0.51%) ABAP
9 1 (0.51%) Ruby
9 1 (0.51%) X++
Qualifications
1 26 (13.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (7.61%) MCSE
3 8 (4.06%) Degree
4 7 (3.55%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (2.54%) A+ Certification
5 5 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.54%) MCP
5 5 (2.54%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.52%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.02%) CCNA
8 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.02%) MCITP
8 2 (1.02%) MCSA
8 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.51%) MCSD
9 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.60%) SLA
2 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.02%) GDPR
2 2 (1.02%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.51%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.51%) PMO
3 1 (0.51%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (20.81%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.06%) Hyper-V
2 8 (4.06%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.05%) XenApp
4 4 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.52%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.51%) Snort
7 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (5.08%) SCCM
2 3 (1.52%) AppDNA
2 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.52%) SCOrch
2 3 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.02%) Ansible
3 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.02%) Puppet
3 2 (1.02%) Salt
3 2 (1.02%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.51%) Oozie
4 1 (0.51%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 16 (8.12%) Oracle
1 16 (8.12%) VMware
2 15 (7.61%) Citrix
3 14 (7.11%) Apple
4 9 (4.57%) Cisco
5 8 (4.06%) Remedy
6 6 (3.05%) Dell
7 5 (2.54%) JD Edwards
8 4 (2.03%) SAP
9 3 (1.52%) AppSense
9 3 (1.52%) Google
10 2 (1.02%) Ciena
10 2 (1.02%) Huawei
10 2 (1.02%) Peregrine
10 2 (1.02%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.02%) Sonus
11 1 (0.51%) Becrypt
11 1 (0.51%) CyberArk
11 1 (0.51%) ForgeRock
11 1 (0.51%) MuleSoft
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