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 July 2016 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 36 40 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.70% 3.40% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.53% 18.09% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 4
Median daily rate £425 £335 £118
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% +185.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £253 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £416 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.39 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £15.81
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +13.83%
Microsoft Certification
Cambridgeshire

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
57 94 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.19% 18.80% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 55 40
Median daily rate £400 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Median hourly rate £17.50 £48.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.91% +130.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £15.77 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £60.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) MCSA
3 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (45.45%) SCCM
3 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco
4 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (36.36%) WAN
4 4 (36.36%) DHCP
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) IIS
5 3 (27.27%) MS Office
5 3 (27.27%) VBScript
5 3 (27.27%) MySQL
5 3 (27.27%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) LAN
5 3 (27.27%) MCSE
5 3 (27.27%) Cognos
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (27.27%) CCNA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 3 (27.27%) IIS
3 3 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
4 2 (18.18%) WordPress
5 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) LAN
2 3 (27.27%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) MySQL
4 1 (9.09%) DTS
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) IT Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior IT Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Clustering
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
3 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Mac OS
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Data ONTAP
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
3 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Database Security
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Server Building
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) VBScript
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) MCSA
2 3 (27.27%) CCNA
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (27.27%) MCSE
3 2 (18.18%) VCP5
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (9.09%) MCDBA
4 1 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (9.09%) MCP
4 1 (9.09%) OCP
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Data Guard
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) SCVMM
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) Cognos
4 3 (27.27%) NetApp
5 2 (18.18%) Dell
5 2 (18.18%) Veeam
6 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 1 (9.09%) Wyse