The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cambridge region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 44 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.27% 2.16% 4.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.22% 11.76% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 8
Average daily rate
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£120 £463 £171
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-74.05% +170.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £463 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £463 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £14.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-7.83% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
73 68 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.50% 18.38% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 29 39
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 30
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £37.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
Cambridgeshire

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 11 (78.57%) Windows
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) MCSE
3 6 (42.86%) VMware
4 5 (35.71%) DNS
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) SAN
6 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
6 3 (21.43%) MCP
6 3 (21.43%) LAN
6 3 (21.43%) WAN
7 2 (14.29%) EMC
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix
7 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
7 2 (14.29%) Nokia
7 2 (14.29%) Apple
7 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 2 (14.29%) Symantec
7 2 (14.29%) Remedy
7 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
7 2 (14.29%) VoIP
7 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 2 (14.29%) MCSA
7 2 (14.29%) UNIX
7 2 (14.29%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) SAN
3 3 (21.43%) LAN
3 3 (21.43%) WAN
4 2 (14.29%) VoIP
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) VPN
5 1 (7.14%) NAS
5 1 (7.14%) LDAP
5 1 (7.14%) X.500
5 1 (7.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support
3 1 (7.14%) IT Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Storage Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 2 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) MCSE
2 3 (21.43%) MCP
3 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
3 2 (14.29%) MCSA
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (14.29%) MOS
3 2 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) NCDA
4 1 (7.14%) NCIE
4 1 (7.14%) MCDST
4 1 (7.14%) MCTS
4 1 (7.14%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Nokia
4 2 (14.29%) Apple
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) Symantec
4 2 (14.29%) Remedy
5 1 (7.14%) Veeam
5 1 (7.14%) Red Gate
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle
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