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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 42 34 37
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.28% 1.94% 2.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.47% 13.73% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Average daily rate - £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
59 51 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.09% 14.13% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 30
Average daily rate £413 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £528 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
Average hourly rate £47.50 £19.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.75% -47.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £9.35 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £43.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 30 April 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) NetApp
3 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (62.50%) VCP5
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (62.50%) Migration
4 5 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (62.50%) MCSE
4 5 (62.50%) MCSA
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (62.50%) Dell
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
5 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (50.00%) VCP6
5 4 (50.00%) WAN
5 4 (50.00%) Unix
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco
5 4 (50.00%) Linux
5 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
5 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (37.50%) SAN
7 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (25.00%) VLAN
7 2 (25.00%) Degree
7 2 (25.00%) Clustering
7 2 (25.00%) MS Excel

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) WordPress
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior IT Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Server Building
4 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) MCSA
1 5 (62.50%) MCSE
1 5 (62.50%) VCP5
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (50.00%) VCP6
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) SCVMM
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) NetApp
3 5 (62.50%) Dell
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Veeam