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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 37 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.24% 2.20% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.05% 12.70% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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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
63 63 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.03% 17.36% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 33 35
Average daily rate £325 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 8
Average hourly rate £15.25 £39.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.39% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £21.60 £24.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £44.50 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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 (71.43%) Windows
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) MCSE
3 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (50.00%) VMware
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (35.71%) Migration
6 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
7 3 (21.43%) Degree
7 3 (21.43%) SCCM
7 3 (21.43%) MCITP
7 3 (21.43%) VLAN
7 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (21.43%) Office 365
7 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
7 3 (21.43%) DNS
7 3 (21.43%) Citrix
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 3 (21.43%) LAN
7 3 (21.43%) WAN
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
8 2 (14.29%) IIS
8 2 (14.29%) MS Office
8 2 (14.29%) CCA
8 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) VLAN
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 2 (14.29%) FCoE
2 2 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (14.29%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Server Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Database Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) BYOD
2 1 (7.14%) Tandem
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Workflow
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.14%) High Availability
5 1 (7.14%) Change Control
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Database Security
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) MCSE
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) MCITP
3 2 (14.29%) CCA
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) MCDST
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (7.14%) MCP
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
3 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) Nintex
4 2 (14.29%) Veeam
5 1 (7.14%) WorldPay
5 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
5 1 (7.14%) EMC
5 1 (7.14%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) Lotus
5 1 (7.14%) Remedy
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle