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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 46 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.33% 1.65% 2.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.63% 11.94% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £295 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -36.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.77 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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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
95 67 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.45% 13.84% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 40 30
Average daily rate £318 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.28% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £120 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 4
Average hourly rate £15.77 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.90% +35.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 16 (69.57%) MCSE
3 13 (56.52%) Windows
4 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
4 10 (43.48%) VMware
5 7 (30.43%) MCITP
5 7 (30.43%) SCCM
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (26.09%) VLAN
7 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
7 5 (21.74%) Migration
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco
7 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
7 5 (21.74%) LAN
7 5 (21.74%) WAN
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
8 4 (17.39%) ITIL
8 4 (17.39%) A+ Certification
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (17.39%) Clustering
8 4 (17.39%) SCOM
8 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
8 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (13.04%) FCoE
9 3 (13.04%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
9 3 (13.04%) Office 365
9 3 (13.04%) CMDB
9 3 (13.04%) iSCSI

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) VLAN
2 5 (21.74%) WAN
2 5 (21.74%) LAN
3 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
3 3 (13.04%) iSCSI
3 3 (13.04%) FCoE
3 3 (13.04%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (8.70%) VoIP
4 2 (8.70%) DNS
5 1 (4.35%) WebEx
5 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MSI
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support
2 4 (17.39%) Server Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Database Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Server Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Deskside Support
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) CMDB
3 2 (8.70%) Tandem
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) NHS
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.35%) EqualLogic
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (8.70%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
1 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (8.70%) Workflow
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
5 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.35%) Data Security
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) ERP
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) High Availability
5 1 (4.35%) Change Control
5 1 (4.35%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) MCSE
2 7 (30.43%) MCITP
3 4 (17.39%) A+ Certification
4 3 (13.04%) MCP
4 3 (13.04%) MCSA
4 3 (13.04%) CCA
4 3 (13.04%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (8.70%) MCDST
5 2 (8.70%) MOS
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.35%) Degree
6 1 (4.35%) CISSP
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.35%) MCDBA
6 1 (4.35%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
2 4 (17.39%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Veeam
4 2 (8.70%) Nintex
4 2 (8.70%) Remedy
4 2 (8.70%) EMC
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) Nokia
5 1 (4.35%) Apple
5 1 (4.35%) JD Edwards
5 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Dell