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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 41 39
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.48% 0.30% 2.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.81% 2.22% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 9
Average daily rate
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£170 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 - £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.13 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.39% -20.39%
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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
54 45 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.72% 13.72% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 59
Average daily rate £334 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.55 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.94% -40.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.53
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.08%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 November 2014, 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 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
3 10 (62.50%) MCSE
4 9 (56.25%) VMware
5 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) MS Office
6 5 (31.25%) MCP
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco
7 4 (25.00%) EMC
7 4 (25.00%) Linux
7 4 (25.00%) SAN
7 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
8 3 (18.75%) MCTS
8 3 (18.75%) MCITP
8 3 (18.75%) HP
8 3 (18.75%) Apple
8 3 (18.75%) Citrix
8 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
8 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
8 3 (18.75%) VoIP
8 3 (18.75%) DNS
9 2 (12.50%) VPN
9 2 (12.50%) DHCP
9 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (12.50%) A+ Certification
9 2 (12.50%) CCNA
9 2 (12.50%) UNIX

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) VoIP
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (6.25%) NAS
4 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.25%) X.500
4 1 (6.25%) LDAP
4 1 (6.25%) IPv6
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) ISDN
4 1 (6.25%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (18.75%) IT Support
3 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Technician
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Technician
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Technician
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 2 (12.50%) CLARiiON
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX
5 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.25%) Android
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) MCSE
2 5 (31.25%) MCP
3 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (18.75%) MCTS
3 3 (18.75%) MCITP
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (12.50%) A+ Certification
4 2 (12.50%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) MCSA
4 2 (12.50%) VCAP
4 2 (12.50%) MCDST
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) MOS
4 2 (12.50%) NCDA
4 2 (12.50%) NCIE
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) MCDBA
5 1 (6.25%) MCSD
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) EMC
5 3 (18.75%) HP
5 3 (18.75%) Apple
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
6 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 2 (12.50%) NetApp
6 2 (12.50%) Nokia
6 2 (12.50%) Symantec
6 2 (12.50%) Remedy
6 2 (12.50%) F5
7 1 (6.25%) Red Gate
7 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
7 1 (6.25%) Dell
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle
7 1 (6.25%) Avaya