The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 36 31 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.93% 2.78% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.11% 15.38% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £275 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+1.78% -23.91%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
37 52 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 11.53% 18.06% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 44
Average daily rate £388 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £178 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 16
Average hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £24.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.66% +50.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.50 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cambridge region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cambridge region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) MCSE
3 5 (45.45%) MS Office
3 5 (45.45%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) Degree
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (27.27%) Citrix
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) MCDST
6 2 (18.18%) CCNA
6 2 (18.18%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) MCP
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (18.18%) SAN
6 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone
7 1 (9.09%) VCP4
7 1 (9.09%) vSphere

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (9.09%) Lync
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) ISDN
2 1 (9.09%) PBX
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Network Security
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support
3 3 (27.27%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Service Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Support Technician
4 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (18.18%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Technician
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) IT Support
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Technician
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Senior IT Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 1 (9.09%) CLARiiON
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone
4 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) VBScript
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) MCSE
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) MCDST
3 2 (18.18%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) MCP
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) VCP4
4 1 (9.09%) NCDA
4 1 (9.09%) NCIE
4 1 (9.09%) VCAP
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (9.09%) MCTS
4 1 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow
5 1 (9.09%) 3PAR
5 1 (9.09%) F5
5 1 (9.09%) NetApp
5 1 (9.09%) Lotus
5 1 (9.09%) Apple
5 1 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (9.09%) Avaya
5 1 (9.09%) Juniper
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) EMC