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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 62 60 51
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.65% 1.56% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.72% 10.83% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 2
Average daily rate
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£320 £363 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% -15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £119 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £408 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.77 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £17.36
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -7.80%
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
144 120 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 16.94% 14.35% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 64 50
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £140 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 £19.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.07% +24.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £36.25 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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
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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
Cambridge +2 11 £280 -13.17% 4
Peterborough +2 2 £350 - 1
Huntingdon - 2 £413 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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
3 17 (56.67%) Windows
4 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 12 (40.00%) VMware
6 10 (33.33%) MCITP
6 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (26.67%) SCCM
7 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
8 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
8 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (23.33%) Migration
8 7 (23.33%) Office 365
9 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
9 6 (20.00%) SCOM
9 6 (20.00%) VLAN
10 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
10 5 (16.67%) Finance
10 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
10 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
10 5 (16.67%) LAN
10 5 (16.67%) WAN
10 5 (16.67%) Cisco
10 5 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
11 4 (13.33%) Citrix
11 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (13.33%) A+ Certification
11 4 (13.33%) HP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (13.33%) IIS
3 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (10.00%) Lync
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (23.33%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) VLAN
2 5 (16.67%) WAN
2 5 (16.67%) LAN
3 3 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.00%) iSCSI
3 3 (10.00%) FCoE
3 3 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (6.67%) VoIP
4 2 (6.67%) DNS
4 2 (6.67%) SAN
5 1 (3.33%) VPN
5 1 (3.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MSI
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Legal
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Desktop Support
1 5 (16.67%) Consultant
1 5 (16.67%) Administrator
1 5 (16.67%) Cloud Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Server Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Server Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Deskside Support
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Database Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) IT Support
5 1 (3.33%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Clustering
2 3 (10.00%) CMDB
3 2 (6.67%) Tandem
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) NHS
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.33%) EqualLogic
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Linux
6 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.67%) UNIX
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (6.67%) Workflow
5 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management
6 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.33%) Data Security
6 1 (3.33%) CRM
6 1 (3.33%) ERP
6 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.33%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (73.33%) MCSE
2 10 (33.33%) MCITP
3 5 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (13.33%) MCSA
4 4 (13.33%) A+ Certification
5 3 (10.00%) MCP
5 3 (10.00%) CCA
6 2 (6.67%) MOS
6 2 (6.67%) Degree
6 2 (6.67%) MCDST
7 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.33%) CISSP
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.33%) MCDBA
7 1 (3.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCCM
2 6 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco
4 4 (13.33%) HP
4 4 (13.33%) Citrix
5 3 (10.00%) Dell
5 3 (10.00%) Symantec
6 2 (6.67%) Remedy
6 2 (6.67%) Veeam
6 2 (6.67%) Nintex
6 2 (6.67%) EMC
6 2 (6.67%) NetApp
7 1 (3.33%) Nokia
7 1 (3.33%) Apple
7 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
7 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle