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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 59 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.38% 2.66% 3.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.10% 12.96% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 17
Average daily rate
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£308 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.81% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £320 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -18.91%
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
99 108 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 13.64% 20.49% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 39 91
Average daily rate £378 £292 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.19% -16.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 19
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.55 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.30% -24.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 -7 3 £170 -38.18% 4
Huntingdon - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 15 (68.18%) MCSE
2 14 (63.64%) Windows
3 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
4 9 (40.91%) VMware
5 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
6 6 (27.27%) MS Office
6 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
6 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (22.73%) MCTS
7 5 (22.73%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (22.73%) Workflow
7 5 (22.73%) CRM
8 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
8 4 (18.18%) SAN
8 4 (18.18%) MCITP
9 3 (13.64%) Migration
9 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
9 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
9 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (13.64%) Degree
9 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (13.64%) vSphere
9 3 (13.64%) Citrix
9 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (13.64%) HP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
1 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
1 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (22.73%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.55%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
2 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) SAN
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (4.55%) IPv6
3 1 (4.55%) ISDN
3 1 (4.55%) PBX
3 1 (4.55%) VoIP
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) SharePoint Consultant
3 5 (22.73%) Desktop Support
4 3 (13.64%) IT Support
5 2 (9.09%) Support Technician
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Technician
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Project Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Technician
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) CLARiiON
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.09%) Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Android
5 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Phone
5 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Workflow
1 5 (22.73%) CRM
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) VBScript
2 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) MCSE
2 5 (22.73%) MCTS
3 4 (18.18%) MCITP
4 3 (13.64%) Degree
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (13.64%) MCP
4 3 (13.64%) CCNA
5 2 (9.09%) NCDA
5 2 (9.09%) NCIE
5 2 (9.09%) VCAP
5 2 (9.09%) MCDST
5 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.55%) MCSD
6 1 (4.55%) MCSA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) vSphere
3 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) WMI
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
1 1 (4.55%) SCVMM
1 1 (4.55%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) Citrix
3 3 (13.64%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) EMC
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco
4 2 (9.09%) NetApp
4 2 (9.09%) F5
5 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.55%) Lotus
5 1 (4.55%) Apple
5 1 (4.55%) Avaya
5 1 (4.55%) Dell
5 1 (4.55%) McAfee