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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 37 38 40
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.15% 2.16% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 12.70% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £285 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £313 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -4.76%
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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
44 63 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.61% 17.03% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 33
Average daily rate £325 £344 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +12.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 11
Average hourly rate £19.25 £37.00 £29.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.97% +23.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.35 £20.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.75 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) MCSE
4 4 (44.44%) MS Office
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (22.22%) Office 365
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (22.22%) MCP
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) CCNA
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (11.11%) Remedy
7 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
7 1 (11.11%) Project Management
7 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (11.11%) Lync
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) VLAN
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
1 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
1 1 (11.11%) FCoE
1 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior IT Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Desktop Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) BYOD
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) MCSE
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) MCP
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (11.11%) MCDST
4 1 (11.11%) MCITP
4 1 (11.11%) CCA
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) WMI
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Lotus
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy
4 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 1 (11.11%) WorldPay
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco