Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 3 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 167 169 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 14.42% 14.93% 9.69%
As % of the Vendors category 34.65% 38.67% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 80 78
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £420 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +15.86% +3.57%
10th Percentile £154 £120 £200
90th Percentile £505 £540 £525
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 25
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.03% +20.66% -16.55%
10th Percentile £15.01 £11.20 £10.65
90th Percentile £20.74 £19.79 £20.20
East of England median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.45% +13.79% -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 482 437 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 41.62% 38.60% 35.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 225 246
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £250 £213
90th Percentile £589 £575 £561
East of England median daily rate £413 £429 £413
% change year-on-year -3.79% +3.94% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 44
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.07% -10.77%
10th Percentile £13.70 £11.50 £10.33
90th Percentile £47.65 £35.75 £46.38
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019. 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 96 £400 -8.57% 67
Peterborough 0 38 £350 +45.83% 33
Huntingdon - 13 £263 - 9
Ely - 3 £240 - 2
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 93 (55.69%) Windows
2 56 (33.53%) Active Directory
3 53 (31.74%) Office 365
4 52 (31.14%) Microsoft Office
5 39 (23.35%) Windows 10
6 36 (21.56%) VMware
7 28 (16.77%) Windows Server
7 28 (16.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (16.17%) Azure
8 27 (16.17%) MS Exchange
9 26 (15.57%) Microsoft Excel
10 25 (14.97%) SharePoint
10 25 (14.97%) Windows 7
10 25 (14.97%) SCCM
10 25 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (14.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 24 (14.37%) Skype for Business
11 24 (14.37%) SQL Server
12 23 (13.77%) Hyper-V
13 22 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (12.57%) SLA
14 21 (12.57%) Migration
15 20 (11.98%) ITIL
15 20 (11.98%) Skype
16 19 (11.38%) Project Management
17 18 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (10.18%) PowerShell
18 17 (10.18%) Finance
18 17 (10.18%) Asset Management
18 17 (10.18%) SQL

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 27 (16.17%) MS Exchange
2 25 (14.97%) SharePoint
3 24 (14.37%) Exchange Server 2013
3 24 (14.37%) Skype for Business
4 15 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.80%) Confluence
7 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.60%) IIS
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 52 (31.14%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (15.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (5.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.60%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.60%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.60%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 53 (31.74%) Office 365
2 27 (16.17%) Azure
3 14 (8.38%) AWS
4 7 (4.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (3.59%) OneDrive
6 5 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (2.99%) GCP
7 3 (1.80%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.80%) Veeva
8 1 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.60%) GitHub
8 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.98%) Skype
2 14 (8.38%) DHCP
2 14 (8.38%) DNS
3 5 (2.99%) Firewall
3 5 (2.99%) LAN
4 4 (2.40%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (2.40%) VoIP
5 3 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.20%) PBX
6 2 (1.20%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.60%) ADSL
7 1 (0.60%) Internet
7 1 (0.60%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.60%) ISDN
7 1 (0.60%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.60%) WAN
7 1 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (4.19%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.80%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.80%) Power BI
7 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.60%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 7 (4.19%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (3.59%) JIRA
3 2 (1.20%) MSI
3 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.60%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.60%) Selenium
4 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.60%) TestComplete
General
1 17 (10.18%) Finance
2 11 (6.59%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (5.39%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.40%) Marketing
5 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.80%) Retail
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Automotive
7 1 (0.60%) Billing
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) German Language
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (16.17%) Analyst
1 27 (16.17%) Support Engineer
2 18 (10.78%) Desktop Engineer
3 16 (9.58%) Desktop Support
4 13 (7.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 12 (7.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 12 (7.19%) Developer
5 12 (7.19%) Server Engineer
6 11 (6.59%) Field Engineer
7 10 (5.99%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (5.99%) Consultant
8 9 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.39%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (4.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Architect
10 6 (3.59%) Field Service Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.59%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.59%) Web Services
2 5 (2.99%) .NET
3 2 (1.20%) WCF
4 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.60%) LDAP
4 1 (0.60%) LINQ
4 1 (0.60%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (0.60%) MAPI
4 1 (0.60%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.59%) Driving Licence
3 9 (5.39%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.79%) Replication
5 7 (4.19%) Wiki
6 5 (2.99%) iPhone
6 5 (2.99%) NHS
7 3 (1.80%) Biotechnology
7 3 (1.80%) BYOD
7 3 (1.80%) Life Science
7 3 (1.80%) LIMS
7 3 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.20%) PKI
8 2 (1.20%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.60%) CMDB
9 1 (0.60%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 93 (55.69%) Windows
2 39 (23.35%) Windows 10
3 28 (16.77%) Windows Server
3 28 (16.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (14.97%) Windows 7
4 25 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (5.99%) Apple iOS
7 9 (5.39%) Mac OS
8 8 (4.79%) Android
8 8 (4.79%) Linux
8 8 (4.79%) Windows 2000
9 7 (4.19%) Unix
9 7 (4.19%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.57%) Migration
2 20 (11.98%) ITIL
3 19 (11.38%) Project Management
4 17 (10.18%) Asset Management
5 16 (9.58%) ITSM
6 14 (8.38%) Change Management
7 12 (7.19%) Service Delivery
8 11 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (6.59%) Incident Management
8 11 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (5.99%) Server Building
9 10 (5.99%) Service Management
10 9 (5.39%) PRINCE2
11 8 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (4.19%) CRM
12 7 (4.19%) ERP
12 7 (4.19%) Test Planning
12 7 (4.19%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.18%) PowerShell
1 17 (10.18%) SQL
2 8 (4.79%) Perl
2 8 (4.79%) Python
3 7 (4.19%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.40%) C#
4 4 (2.40%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.60%) C
5 1 (0.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (0.60%) Java
5 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.60%) Ruby
5 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (9.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.19%) MCSE
3 10 (5.99%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.79%) Degree
5 7 (4.19%) MCP
6 5 (2.99%) MCSA
6 5 (2.99%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.40%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.80%) ACCA
8 3 (1.80%) CIMA
8 3 (1.80%) CREST Certified
8 3 (1.80%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.80%) PMP
9 2 (1.20%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.57%) SLA
2 7 (4.19%) PMO
3 3 (1.80%) QA
4 2 (1.20%) GxP
5 1 (0.60%) NCSC
5 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (33.53%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.77%) Hyper-V
3 22 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.59%) XenApp
5 5 (2.99%) Firmware
6 4 (2.40%) vSphere
6 4 (2.40%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.60%) vCloud
8 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (14.97%) SCCM
2 7 (4.19%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (3.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.60%) SCOM
5 1 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 36 (21.56%) VMware
2 17 (10.18%) Citrix
3 15 (8.98%) Cisco
3 15 (8.98%) ServiceNow
4 14 (8.38%) Oracle
5 9 (5.39%) Fujitsu
5 9 (5.39%) HP
6 8 (4.79%) Polycom
7 7 (4.19%) Apple
8 5 (2.99%) Google
9 4 (2.40%) JD Edwards
9 4 (2.40%) Juniper
10 3 (1.80%) Ivanti
10 3 (1.80%) NetApp
10 3 (1.80%) Tagetik
10 3 (1.80%) Wonderware
11 2 (1.20%) ANSYS
11 2 (1.20%) Infor
11 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.20%) ShoreTel