The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 41 53 44
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.20% 1.80% 3.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.38% 13.68% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 5
Average daily rate £174 £303 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.47% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.74 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
105 95 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 17.74% 13.14% 20.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 56 44
Average daily rate £325 £371 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.45% +16.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £104 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 13
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.00 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -35.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.74 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £24.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough +18 8 £174 +67.30%
Cambridge -6 3 - - 6
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 19 (90.48%) MCSE
2 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
3 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 13 (61.90%) ITIL
5 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
6 10 (47.62%) Windows XP
6 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
7 9 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
7 9 (42.86%) MS Office
8 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
10 4 (19.05%) Cisco
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
10 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (14.29%) VCP5
11 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
11 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
11 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (14.29%) VCP6
11 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
11 3 (14.29%) Dell
11 3 (14.29%) NetApp
11 3 (14.29%) Apple
11 3 (14.29%) Unix
11 3 (14.29%) VoIP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 9 (42.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) VoIP
1 3 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.76%) FCoE
2 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) 1st Line Support
2 6 (28.57%) Desktop Support
3 3 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Deskside Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Deskside Support
4 1 (4.76%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Technician
4 1 (4.76%) Report Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Desktop Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Desktop Support
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior IT Support
4 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) CMDB
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 10 (47.62%) Windows XP
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Unix
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 3 (14.29%) ITSM
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Email Filtering
4 1 (4.76%) ERP
4 1 (4.76%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (90.48%) MCSE
2 9 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (14.29%) MCSA
5 3 (14.29%) VCP5
5 3 (14.29%) VCP6
5 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (9.52%) MCITP
7 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
7 1 (4.76%) CCA
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco
3 3 (14.29%) Apple
3 3 (14.29%) Dell
3 3 (14.29%) NetApp
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards