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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 41 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.12% 2.28% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 12.24% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 4
Median daily rate £425 £300 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £148 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £390 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.77 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.92 £15.82
% change year-on-year
+50.88% +6.93%
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
60 98 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.85% 18.63% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 50 43
Median daily rate £400 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £188 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 11
Median hourly rate £95.13 £53.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% +152.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.77 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £60.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 25 August 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 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (55.56%) SCCM
2 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) MCSA
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
3 4 (44.44%) DHCP
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Cognos
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) IIS
4 3 (33.33%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) VBScript
4 3 (33.33%) MySQL
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) CCNA
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) WebSphere

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 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (33.33%) IIS
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (11.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
4 1 (11.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) MySQL
4 1 (11.11%) DTS
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) CRM Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Mac OS
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Database Security
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Server Building
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 3 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) MCSA
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) MCDBA
4 1 (11.11%) MCITP
4 1 (11.11%) MCP
4 1 (11.11%) OCP
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) VCP5
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Data Guard
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) SCVMM
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Cognos
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) Veeam
4 1 (11.11%) Wyse