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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 47 42
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.68% 3.25% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.68% 22.06% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 5
Median daily rate - £350 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +133.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.39 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.35% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+41.33% +20.96%
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
62 68 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.32% 14.72% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 43 39
Median daily rate £400 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £418 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 8
Median hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £15.77 £34.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.25 £57.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +23.69%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 9 (81.82%) Windows
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) MCSA
2 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) WAN
4 5 (45.45%) NetApp
4 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
4 5 (45.45%) SCCM
4 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (36.36%) VCP5
5 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (36.36%) Migration
5 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) Dell
5 4 (36.36%) Citrix
5 4 (36.36%) DHCP
5 4 (36.36%) MCSE
6 3 (27.27%) CCNA
6 3 (27.27%) DNS
6 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (27.27%) SAN
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (27.27%) LAN

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 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 3 (27.27%) IIS
3 3 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
4 2 (18.18%) WordPress
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) WAN
2 4 (36.36%) DHCP
3 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 3 (27.27%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) SAN
4 2 (18.18%) VLAN
5 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior IT Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
3 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) Mac OS
5 3 (27.27%) Unix
5 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (18.18%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Server Building
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) VBScript
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) MCSA
2 4 (36.36%) MCSE
2 4 (36.36%) VCP5
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (27.27%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (27.27%) CCNA
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (27.27%) VCP6
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) MCP
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) SCVMM
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco
4 5 (45.45%) NetApp
5 4 (36.36%) Citrix
5 4 (36.36%) Dell
6 3 (27.27%) Cognos
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle
7 2 (18.18%) Veeam
8 1 (9.09%) Wyse