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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 42 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.99% 1.27% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.13% 8.22% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £120 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.77 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -8.18%
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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
93 73 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.56% 15.50% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 30
Average daily rate £325 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £115 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £16.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.25 £47.00 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 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 31 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 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) MCSE
3 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 10 (45.45%) VMware
4 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (27.27%) Migration
5 6 (27.27%) MCITP
5 6 (27.27%) SCCM
5 6 (27.27%) ITIL
6 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
6 5 (22.73%) LAN
6 5 (22.73%) WAN
6 5 (22.73%) VLAN
7 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
7 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
7 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (18.18%) Office 365
7 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
8 3 (13.64%) DNS
8 3 (13.64%) Cisco
8 3 (13.64%) Citrix
8 3 (13.64%) Project Management
8 3 (13.64%) A+ Certification
8 3 (13.64%) Finance
8 3 (13.64%) SCOM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (9.09%) IIS
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) LAN
1 5 (22.73%) WAN
1 5 (22.73%) VLAN
2 3 (13.64%) DNS
3 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
3 2 (9.09%) iSCSI
3 2 (9.09%) FCoE
3 2 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.55%) WebEx
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) VPN
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
4 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MSI
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Server Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Deskside Support
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Database Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.55%) DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) CMDB
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Tandem
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.55%) UNIX
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Migration
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 2 (9.09%) Workflow
4 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) High Availability
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Database Security
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) MCSE
2 6 (27.27%) MCITP
3 3 (13.64%) A+ Certification
4 2 (9.09%) MCP
4 2 (9.09%) MCDST
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) MCSA
4 2 (9.09%) CCA
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.55%) CISSP
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.55%) MCDBA
5 1 (4.55%) CCNA
5 1 (4.55%) MOS
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) Citrix
4 2 (9.09%) Veeam
4 2 (9.09%) EMC
4 2 (9.09%) Remedy
4 2 (9.09%) Nintex
5 1 (4.55%) WorldPay
5 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.55%) Juniper
5 1 (4.55%) NetApp
5 1 (4.55%) Nokia
5 1 (4.55%) Apple
5 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.55%) Symantec
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Dell