The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 49 45 34
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 18 12 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.50% 2.00% 4.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.79% 10.34% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 20
Average daily rate £300 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £308 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £374 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
114 116 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 15.81% 19.33% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 56 85
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £261 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 22
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.45 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -32.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.95 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cambridgeshire region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cambridgeshire region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +5 8 £285 - 8
Peterborough - 8 - - 1
Huntingdon - - - - 1
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 22 (73.33%) MCSE
2 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (70.00%) VMware
3 16 (53.33%) Firewall
3 16 (53.33%) Windows
3 16 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 15 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 14 (46.67%) LAN
5 14 (46.67%) WAN
6 11 (36.67%) Linux
6 11 (36.67%) SAN
6 11 (36.67%) vSphere
7 10 (33.33%) SCCM
7 10 (33.33%) MCITP
8 9 (30.00%) VLAN
8 9 (30.00%) JOnAS
9 8 (26.67%) ITIL
9 8 (26.67%) Cisco
10 7 (23.33%) DNS
10 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
10 7 (23.33%) SQL
10 7 (23.33%) Migration
11 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
12 5 (16.67%) Dell
12 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (16.67%) SCOM
12 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
12 5 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 15 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (30.00%) JOnAS
3 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.67%) Documentum
5 2 (6.67%) IIS
5 2 (6.67%) Apache
5 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (6.67%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 16 (53.33%) Firewall
2 14 (46.67%) LAN
2 14 (46.67%) WAN
3 11 (36.67%) SAN
4 9 (30.00%) VLAN
5 7 (23.33%) DNS
6 3 (10.00%) DHCP
6 3 (10.00%) NAS
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.33%) ADSL
8 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.33%) VPN
8 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Support Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Project Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Wintel Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Design Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (6.67%) CRM Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Support
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) jQuery
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (10.00%) Clustering
1 3 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Linux
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) UNIX
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.67%) Debian
6 2 (6.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Migration
3 4 (13.33%) Business Continuity
4 3 (10.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (6.67%) Time Management
5 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.67%) Workflow
5 2 (6.67%) Change Management
5 2 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (73.33%) MCSE
2 10 (33.33%) MCITP
3 4 (13.33%) MCSA
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (6.67%) CCNA
6 1 (3.33%) MCP
6 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.33%) MCDST
6 1 (3.33%) NCDA
6 1 (3.33%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (36.67%) vSphere
4 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 5 (16.67%) UAG
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (10.00%) XenApp
5 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) SCCM
2 5 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 21 (70.00%) VMware
2 8 (26.67%) Cisco
3 5 (16.67%) Dell
4 4 (13.33%) Citrix
4 4 (13.33%) HP
5 3 (10.00%) IBM
5 3 (10.00%) Mercator
6 2 (6.67%) F5
6 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.67%) EMC
6 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle
7 1 (3.33%) NetApp
7 1 (3.33%) Veeam