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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 30 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.61% 0.90% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.07% 5.77% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Median daily rate £400 - £170
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 - £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 - £261
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.79%

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
56 52 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.23% 15.57% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 25
Median daily rate £400 £340 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -7.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £244 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £415 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £60.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% +103.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £47.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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
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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017, 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 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) MCSE
4 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) MCITP
5 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (33.33%) Mimecast
5 4 (33.33%) Office 365
5 4 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) Project Management
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) MCSA
7 2 (16.67%) MCDBA

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 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (33.33%) Mimecast
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (16.67%) DTS
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Azure Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Office 365 Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 2 (16.67%) Database Security
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) IT Governance
4 2 (16.67%) Network Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Security Patching
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) MCSE
2 5 (41.67%) MCITP
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (25.00%) MCSA
4 2 (16.67%) MCDBA
4 2 (16.67%) OCP
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Data Guard
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) EMC
3 1 (8.33%) VMware