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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 43 46 32
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.23% 1.47% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.83% 8.45% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £306
% change year-on-year
+8.80% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.39 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 - £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.88 - £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -7.95%
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
72 71 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.52% 17.44% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 40 28
Average daily rate £330 £356 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £120 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 9
Average hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £16.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £47.50 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 13 (68.42%) Windows
3 12 (63.16%) MCSE
4 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
4 9 (47.37%) VMware
5 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (26.32%) Migration
6 5 (26.32%) SCCM
6 5 (26.32%) WAN
6 5 (26.32%) LAN
6 5 (26.32%) ITIL
7 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
7 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
7 4 (21.05%) MCITP
7 4 (21.05%) VLAN
7 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
7 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
8 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
8 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (15.79%) Office 365
8 3 (15.79%) SCOM
8 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
8 3 (15.79%) Clustering
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco
8 3 (15.79%) DNS
8 3 (15.79%) Citrix
8 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (10.53%) IIS
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) LAN
1 5 (26.32%) WAN
2 4 (21.05%) VLAN
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
4 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
4 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
4 2 (10.53%) FCoE
4 2 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (5.26%) WebEx
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) SAN
5 1 (5.26%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Database Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Server Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technician
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) CMDB
3 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.26%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) BYOD
3 1 (5.26%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.26%) UNIX
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Workflow
3 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) Data Security
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) High Availability
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Database Security
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) MCSE
2 4 (21.05%) MCITP
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) A+ Certification
3 2 (10.53%) MCP
3 2 (10.53%) MCDST
3 2 (10.53%) MCSA
3 2 (10.53%) CCA
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.26%) CISSP
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) MCDBA
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) MOS
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) Veeam
4 2 (10.53%) EMC
4 2 (10.53%) Remedy
4 2 (10.53%) Nintex
5 1 (5.26%) WorldPay
5 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Nokia
5 1 (5.26%) Apple
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Dell
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