Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 178 185 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 15.86% 15.24% 14.10%
As % of the Vendors category 40.55% 41.57% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 114 91
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £408 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £263 £200 £131
90th Percentile £525 £511 £530
East of England median daily rate £363 £363 £375
% change year-on-year - -3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 27 16
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.84 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -15.20% +40.00%
10th Percentile £11.23 £9.99 £9.00
90th Percentile £19.49 £19.88 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.19% -10.06% +4.63%

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 439 445 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 39.13% 36.66% 43.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 234 273
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £418 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.29% -12.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £255 £193 £207
90th Percentile £563 £525 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 38 30
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.25 £16.28 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% -6.97% -14.63%
10th Percentile £11.45 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £22.15 £22.53 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -19.51%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 0 101 £408 +16.43% 43
Peterborough +4 48 £375 +25.00% 20
Ely - 3 - - 1
Huntingdon -1 2 £308 -36.60% 2
Wisbech - 2 - -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 78 (43.82%) Windows
2 64 (35.96%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (24.72%) Active Directory
4 41 (23.03%) ITIL
5 38 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (18.54%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (17.98%) NetApp
8 31 (17.42%) Cisco
9 29 (16.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (16.29%) VMware
9 29 (16.29%) Incident Management
10 28 (15.73%) Mathematics
10 28 (15.73%) Retail
10 28 (15.73%) CRM
11 26 (14.61%) Dynamics CRM
12 25 (14.04%) Service Delivery
13 23 (12.92%) Office 365
14 22 (12.36%) Problem Management
14 22 (12.36%) Dynamics 365
14 22 (12.36%) Windows 10
14 22 (12.36%) DNS
15 21 (11.80%) MCP
15 21 (11.80%) Degree
16 20 (11.24%) C#
16 20 (11.24%) Microsoft Excel
17 19 (10.67%) DHCP
17 19 (10.67%) Linux
17 19 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
18 17 (9.55%) PowerShell
18 17 (9.55%) MS Exchange

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 17 (9.55%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (3.93%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.25%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.69%) IIS
6 3 (1.69%) Mule
7 2 (1.12%) Confluence
7 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 64 (35.96%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (11.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (7.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (2.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.56%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.56%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (14.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.25%) Magento
3 3 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.56%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.56%) Primavera
5 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.56%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.92%) Office 365
2 22 (12.36%) Dynamics 365
3 19 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.49%) SaaS
5 7 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (3.37%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.69%) IaaS
7 3 (1.69%) PaaS
8 2 (1.12%) GitHub
9 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.36%) DNS
2 19 (10.67%) DHCP
3 10 (5.62%) Firewall
4 7 (3.93%) Skype
5 6 (3.37%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.25%) HTTP
6 4 (2.25%) Internet
6 4 (2.25%) VPN
6 4 (2.25%) WAN
7 3 (1.69%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.69%) Wireless
8 2 (1.12%) BGP
8 2 (1.12%) Network Security
8 2 (1.12%) SSL
8 2 (1.12%) VLAN
9 1 (0.56%) LAN
9 1 (0.56%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.56%) SAN
9 1 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.12%) Power BI
6 1 (0.56%) MS Access
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (6.18%) JIRA
2 8 (4.49%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (2.25%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.56%) NCrunch
5 1 (0.56%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (15.73%) Retail
2 17 (9.55%) Finance
3 7 (3.93%) Military
4 4 (2.25%) Marketing
5 2 (1.12%) Advertising
5 2 (1.12%) Billing
5 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) German Language
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (32.02%) Analyst
2 24 (13.48%) Service Analyst
2 24 (13.48%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (11.24%) Developer
4 14 (7.87%) Consultant
5 13 (7.30%) Project Manager
6 12 (6.74%) Administrator
7 10 (5.62%) Desktop Support
8 9 (5.06%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (5.06%) Microsoft Developer
9 8 (4.49%) CRM Developer
9 8 (4.49%) Data Analyst
9 8 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 8 (4.49%) IT Manager
9 8 (4.49%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 7 (3.93%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
10 7 (3.93%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.93%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.99%) .NET
2 11 (6.18%) CSS
2 11 (6.18%) HTML
3 9 (5.06%) CSS3
3 9 (5.06%) HTML5
4 7 (3.93%) ASP.NET
5 6 (3.37%) Middleware
6 5 (2.81%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.81%) XML
7 4 (2.25%) LDAP
7 4 (2.25%) REST
8 3 (1.69%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.69%) COM
8 3 (1.69%) OAuth
8 3 (1.69%) SAML
9 2 (1.12%) Angular 2
9 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 2 (1.12%) jQuery
9 2 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.30%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (6.18%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (5.62%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.93%) CMDB
5 7 (3.93%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.25%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.69%) Clustering
7 3 (1.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 3 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.69%) PKI
8 2 (1.12%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.12%) iPad
8 2 (1.12%) iPhone
8 2 (1.12%) Life Science
9 1 (0.56%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.56%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 78 (43.82%) Windows
2 22 (12.36%) Windows 10
3 19 (10.67%) Linux
4 15 (8.43%) Windows Server
5 10 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.06%) Windows 7
6 9 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.49%) Data ONTAP
8 6 (3.37%) Apple iOS
8 6 (3.37%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.81%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.12%) Unix
10 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.03%) ITIL
2 38 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (18.54%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (16.29%) Incident Management
5 28 (15.73%) CRM
5 28 (15.73%) Mathematics
6 25 (14.04%) Service Delivery
7 22 (12.36%) Problem Management
8 14 (7.87%) Project Management
9 13 (7.30%) Change Management
9 13 (7.30%) Customer Requirements
9 13 (7.30%) Migration
10 12 (6.74%) Test Automation
11 11 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (6.18%) Test Scripting
11 11 (6.18%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (5.62%) Information Management
12 10 (5.62%) Programme Management
12 10 (5.62%) Unit Testing
13 9 (5.06%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.24%) C#
2 17 (9.55%) PowerShell
3 14 (7.87%) SQL
4 9 (5.06%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.93%) C
6 6 (3.37%) Java
7 5 (2.81%) Python
8 3 (1.69%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.56%) C++
10 1 (0.56%) Perl
10 1 (0.56%) PHP
10 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.56%) Ruby
10 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (16.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (11.80%) Degree
2 21 (11.80%) MCP
3 13 (7.30%) Security Cleared
4 11 (6.18%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.06%) MCSE
6 7 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.81%) A+ Certification
7 5 (2.81%) PMP
8 4 (2.25%) CCNA
8 4 (2.25%) CCNP
8 4 (2.25%) CCSP
8 4 (2.25%) CISSP
8 4 (2.25%) MCSA
8 4 (2.25%) PMI Certification
8 4 (2.25%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (1.69%) GIAC
9 3 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.69%) RHCE
9 3 (1.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.74%) QA
2 7 (3.93%) Def Stans
2 7 (3.93%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.12%) PMO
3 2 (1.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 44 (24.72%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.49%) vSphere
2 8 (4.49%) XenApp
3 6 (3.37%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.69%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 3 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.12%) Docker
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (4.49%) WSUS
2 7 (3.93%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (3.37%) SCCM
3 6 (3.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (1.69%) Puppet
5 2 (1.12%) Ansible
5 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.12%) Terraform
6 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 32 (17.98%) NetApp
2 31 (17.42%) Cisco
3 29 (16.29%) VMware
4 16 (8.99%) Citrix
5 8 (4.49%) Apple
5 8 (4.49%) Oracle
6 7 (3.93%) HP
7 6 (3.37%) ServiceNow
8 5 (2.81%) Marketo
9 4 (2.25%) MuleSoft
9 4 (2.25%) Sun
10 3 (1.69%) Aruba
10 3 (1.69%) Dell
10 3 (1.69%) IBM
10 3 (1.69%) NETGEAR
10 3 (1.69%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.69%) Remedy
10 3 (1.69%) Virgin Media
11 2 (1.12%) Adobe
11 2 (1.12%) Fortinet