Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 131 184 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 12.54% 17.37% 13.25%
As % of the Vendors category 32.11% 42.01% 29.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 105 79
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £450 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -15.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £186 £127 £146
90th Percentile £536 £514 £530
East of England median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 25 25
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +10.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.47 £9.59 £8.75
90th Percentile £16.50 £21.45 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £15.13 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.47% -3.03% +3.13%

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 408 438 544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 39.04% 41.36% 45.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 233 309
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £438 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £136 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 44 38
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £11.21 £10.00 £8.75
90th Percentile £21.75 £40.88 £54.38
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £17.64 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.07% +6.88% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Peterborough +2 55 £394 +31.25% 15
Cambridge -13 46 £388 +10.71% 51
Huntingdon +3 7 £308 -0.16% 3
Ely - 1 - -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 58 (44.27%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (38.93%) ITIL
2 51 (38.93%) Windows
3 32 (24.43%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (23.66%) Incident Management
5 29 (22.14%) Mathematics
5 29 (22.14%) Retail
5 29 (22.14%) Cisco
6 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Excel
7 26 (19.85%) Service Delivery
8 25 (19.08%) NetApp
9 24 (18.32%) MCP
9 24 (18.32%) Problem Management
10 21 (16.03%) Degree
10 21 (16.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 18 (13.74%) .NET
11 18 (13.74%) Active Directory
11 18 (13.74%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (12.98%) Customer Requirements
12 17 (12.98%) Change Management
12 17 (12.98%) Management Information System
12 17 (12.98%) Information Management
12 17 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (12.21%) Security Cleared
13 16 (12.21%) Process Improvement
14 15 (11.45%) Data Management
14 15 (11.45%) Programme Management
14 15 (11.45%) Configuration Management
14 15 (11.45%) SQL Server
15 14 (10.69%) 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 12 (9.16%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.05%) IIS
2 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.53%) Confluence
4 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.53%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.76%) CMS
5 1 (0.76%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 58 (44.27%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (16.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (6.11%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.76%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.76%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.76%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (5.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.05%) Magento
3 3 (2.29%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.53%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.76%) assyst
5 1 (0.76%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.76%) Primavera
5 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.87%) Office 365
3 3 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.76%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.76%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.92%) DNS
2 10 (7.63%) DHCP
3 7 (5.34%) Firewall
3 7 (5.34%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.05%) HTTP
5 3 (2.29%) Internet
5 3 (2.29%) Kerberos
5 3 (2.29%) Skype
5 3 (2.29%) WAN
6 2 (1.53%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.53%) VLAN
6 2 (1.53%) VPN
7 1 (0.76%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.76%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.76%) LAN
7 1 (0.76%) NAS
7 1 (0.76%) SAN
7 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.53%) MySQL
5 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.76%) Big Data
6 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.76%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.76%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.76%) Power BI
6 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) JIRA
2 3 (2.29%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.76%) VersionOne
General
1 29 (22.14%) Retail
2 14 (10.69%) Military
3 11 (8.40%) Finance
4 4 (3.05%) Advertising
4 4 (3.05%) Legal
5 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.76%) Automotive
6 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (48.85%) Analyst
2 25 (19.08%) Service Analyst
2 25 (19.08%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (11.45%) Data Analyst
4 14 (10.69%) Configuration Analyst
4 14 (10.69%) Configuration Management Analyst
5 11 (8.40%) Developer
5 11 (8.40%) Project Manager
6 10 (7.63%) Support Analyst
7 8 (6.11%) Administrator
8 6 (4.58%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.82%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.82%) DBA
9 5 (3.82%) IT Support
9 5 (3.82%) SQL DBA
10 4 (3.05%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.05%) IT Project Manager
10 4 (3.05%) Operations Analyst
10 4 (3.05%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.74%) .NET
2 8 (6.11%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.82%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.05%) LDAP
4 4 (3.05%) REST
4 4 (3.05%) XML
5 3 (2.29%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.29%) CSS
5 3 (2.29%) OAuth
5 3 (2.29%) SAML
6 2 (1.53%) Angular 2
6 2 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (1.53%) HTML
6 2 (1.53%) Web Services
7 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.76%) COM
7 1 (0.76%) Kendo UI
7 1 (0.76%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.74%) Self-Motivation
2 17 (12.98%) Management Information System
3 14 (10.69%) CMDB
4 11 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.58%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.82%) Clustering
7 4 (3.05%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.29%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.29%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.29%) PKI
9 1 (0.76%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.76%) Fintech
9 1 (0.76%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.76%) Replication
9 1 (0.76%) RIA
9 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 51 (38.93%) Windows
2 10 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (6.87%) Windows 10
3 9 (6.87%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.82%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.05%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.53%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.76%) Linux
7 1 (0.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (38.93%) ITIL
2 32 (24.43%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (23.66%) Incident Management
4 29 (22.14%) Mathematics
5 26 (19.85%) Service Delivery
6 24 (18.32%) Problem Management
7 17 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (12.98%) Change Management
7 17 (12.98%) Customer Requirements
7 17 (12.98%) Information Management
8 16 (12.21%) Process Improvement
9 15 (11.45%) Configuration Management
9 15 (11.45%) Data Management
9 15 (11.45%) Programme Management
10 14 (10.69%) PDM
11 9 (6.87%) CRM
11 9 (6.87%) Project Management
12 8 (6.11%) Migration
13 7 (5.34%) MVC
13 7 (5.34%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.69%) C
2 13 (9.92%) SQL
3 12 (9.16%) C#
4 7 (5.34%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.05%) Java
6 3 (2.29%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.29%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.53%) Python
8 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.76%) Perl
8 1 (0.76%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.76%) U-SQL
8 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (18.32%) MCP
2 21 (16.03%) Degree
3 16 (12.21%) Security Cleared
4 14 (10.69%) SC Cleared
5 13 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.58%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.58%) MCSE
7 5 (3.82%) MCSA
8 3 (2.29%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.29%) CCNA
8 3 (2.29%) CCNP
8 3 (2.29%) CCSP
8 3 (2.29%) CISSP
8 3 (2.29%) GIAC
8 3 (2.29%) ISSAP
8 3 (2.29%) ISSEP
8 3 (2.29%) PMP
8 3 (2.29%) RHCE
8 3 (2.29%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.69%) Def Stans
1 14 (10.69%) ISO 9001
2 9 (6.87%) SLA
3 2 (1.53%) QA
4 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.76%) GDPR
4 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (13.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.29%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 3 (2.29%) XenApp
4 2 (1.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.53%) vSphere
4 2 (1.53%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.76%) Docker
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.58%) WSUS
2 3 (2.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (2.29%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.53%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.76%) vRealize
4 1 (0.76%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 29 (22.14%) Cisco
2 25 (19.08%) NetApp
3 9 (6.87%) VMware
4 8 (6.11%) Citrix
5 7 (5.34%) Oracle
6 5 (3.82%) HP
6 5 (3.82%) Sun
7 4 (3.05%) SAP
8 3 (2.29%) NETGEAR
8 3 (2.29%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.29%) Remedy
8 3 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.29%) Virgin Media
9 2 (1.53%) Adobe
9 2 (1.53%) Apple
9 2 (1.53%) Dell
9 2 (1.53%) EMC
9 2 (1.53%) IBM
10 1 (0.76%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.76%) Riverbed