Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 7 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 125 123 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.57% 12.21% 10.45%
As % of the Vendors category 33.88% 33.70% 26.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 56 60
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -0.62% +34.17%
10th Percentile £180 £108 £143
90th Percentile £550 £550 £576
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 27
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.72% +19.83% -27.14%
10th Percentile £15.17 £10.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £20.48 £21.42 £16.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.10 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +14.00% +3.45% -12.12%

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 369 365 490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 40.07% 36.25% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 182 248
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £405 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.43% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £213 £230 £230
90th Percentile £596 £577 £578
East of England median daily rate £400 £425 £415
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.41% +6.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 34 49
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.87% +12.89% -26.19%
10th Percentile £15.02 £11.43 £11.30
90th Percentile £46.00 £22.18 £47.85
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - -12.93%

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 26 February 2020.

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 6 months to 26 February 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 62 £400 - 59
Peterborough 0 42 £350 +52.17% 25
Huntingdon +1 6 £310 -16.22% 4
Ely - 3 £240 -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 74 (59.20%) Windows
2 47 (37.60%) Active Directory
3 41 (32.80%) Office 365
4 40 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
5 29 (23.20%) Windows 10
6 27 (21.60%) VMware
7 23 (18.40%) SCCM
7 23 (18.40%) Azure
8 20 (16.00%) Windows Server
9 17 (13.60%) Windows 7
9 17 (13.60%) Incident Management
9 17 (13.60%) Hyper-V
10 16 (12.80%) Oracle
10 16 (12.80%) SQL Server
10 16 (12.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (12.00%) Skype for Business
11 15 (12.00%) SLA
11 15 (12.00%) Change Management
11 15 (12.00%) Migration
12 14 (11.20%) SQL
12 14 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (11.20%) Fujitsu
12 14 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (11.20%) ServiceNow
12 14 (11.20%) Driving Licence
13 13 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (10.40%) Skype
13 13 (10.40%) ITIL
13 13 (10.40%) Citrix
13 13 (10.40%) Service Delivery

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 15 (12.00%) Skype for Business
2 14 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (9.60%) SharePoint
4 9 (7.20%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.80%) Confluence
6 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 40 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (4.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.60%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.80%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 41 (32.80%) Office 365
2 23 (18.40%) Azure
3 10 (8.00%) AWS
4 5 (4.00%) GCP
4 5 (4.00%) OneDrive
5 4 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.60%) Veeva
8 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.80%) GitHub
8 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.40%) Skype
2 12 (9.60%) DNS
3 11 (8.80%) DHCP
4 5 (4.00%) VoIP
5 3 (2.40%) PBX
5 3 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.60%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.60%) ISDN
6 2 (1.60%) LAN
6 2 (1.60%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.60%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.80%) Firewall
7 1 (0.80%) Internet
7 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.80%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.40%) JIRA
3 2 (1.60%) MSI
4 1 (0.80%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.80%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.80%) Selenium
4 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.80%) TestComplete
General
1 11 (8.80%) Finance
2 8 (6.40%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.20%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.20%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.20%) Retail
3 4 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.80%) Billing
4 1 (0.80%) Electronics
4 1 (0.80%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (18.40%) Support Engineer
2 21 (16.80%) Desktop Engineer
3 15 (12.00%) Desktop Support
3 15 (12.00%) Field Engineer
4 14 (11.20%) Analyst
5 12 (9.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (7.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) Consultant
6 9 (7.20%) Server Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) Deskside Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Field Support Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.60%) Technical Support
7 7 (5.60%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Deskside Support
8 6 (4.80%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.40%) .NET
2 2 (1.60%) Web Services
2 2 (1.60%) XMPP
3 1 (0.80%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.80%) LINQ
3 1 (0.80%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (0.80%) MAPI
3 1 (0.80%) Middleware
3 1 (0.80%) Swagger
3 1 (0.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.20%) Driving Licence
2 13 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.80%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.40%) Replication
5 6 (4.80%) iPhone
5 6 (4.80%) Wiki
6 5 (4.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.00%) Life Science
7 4 (3.20%) LIMS
8 3 (2.40%) BYOD
8 3 (2.40%) CMDB
8 3 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.60%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.60%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.60%) NHS
9 2 (1.60%) PKI
10 1 (0.80%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (59.20%) Windows
2 29 (23.20%) Windows 10
3 20 (16.00%) Windows Server
4 17 (13.60%) Windows 7
5 16 (12.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (8.00%) Apple iOS
7 10 (8.00%) Mac OS
7 10 (8.00%) Windows XP
8 8 (6.40%) Android
8 8 (6.40%) Linux
9 6 (4.80%) Unix
10 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.80%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.60%) Incident Management
2 15 (12.00%) Change Management
2 15 (12.00%) Migration
3 13 (10.40%) ITIL
3 13 (10.40%) Service Delivery
4 12 (9.60%) Break/Fix
5 11 (8.80%) PRINCE2
6 10 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (8.00%) Asset Management
6 10 (8.00%) ITSM
7 9 (7.20%) Project Management
7 9 (7.20%) Time Management
8 8 (6.40%) ERP
9 7 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (5.60%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (4.80%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (4.80%) Service Management
10 6 (4.80%) Software Deployment
11 5 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.20%) SQL
2 9 (7.20%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.60%) Perl
3 7 (5.60%) Python
4 6 (4.80%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.20%) C#
5 4 (3.20%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.80%) C
6 1 (0.80%) Java
6 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.80%) Ruby
6 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (5.60%) PMI Certification
1 7 (5.60%) PMP
2 6 (4.80%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.20%) Degree
3 4 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.20%) MCP
4 3 (2.40%) CREST Certified
4 3 (2.40%) MCSE
4 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.40%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.60%) APMG
5 2 (1.60%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.60%) CCIE
5 2 (1.60%) CCNA
5 2 (1.60%) CCNP
5 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.00%) SLA
2 4 (3.20%) PMO
3 1 (0.80%) GxP
3 1 (0.80%) NCSC
System Software
1 47 (37.60%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.60%) Hyper-V
3 12 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.00%) Firmware
5 4 (3.20%) vSphere
6 2 (1.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.60%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.60%) XenApp
6 2 (1.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (18.40%) SCCM
2 5 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.80%) SCOM
5 1 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (21.60%) VMware
2 16 (12.80%) Oracle
3 14 (11.20%) Fujitsu
3 14 (11.20%) ServiceNow
4 13 (10.40%) Citrix
5 11 (8.80%) HP
6 7 (5.60%) Apple
7 6 (4.80%) Cisco
8 5 (4.00%) Google
9 4 (3.20%) Ivanti
9 4 (3.20%) JD Edwards
10 3 (2.40%) Adobe
10 3 (2.40%) IBM
10 3 (2.40%) NetApp
10 3 (2.40%) SAP
10 3 (2.40%) Snow
11 2 (1.60%) ShoreTel
11 2 (1.60%) Wonderware
12 1 (0.80%) SnapLogic
12 1 (0.80%) Workday