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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 46 59 51
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.65% 1.22% 2.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.63% 9.18% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 7
Median daily rate £294 £250 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £104 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £424 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.67 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.24% +10.00%
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
86 98 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.17% 13.30% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 47 48
Median daily rate £425 £325 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £104 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £487 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £12.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.00% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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
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 5 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -1 6 - - 3
Peterborough +9 3 £150 +44.23%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Active Directory
3 16 (72.73%) MCSE
3 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
5 11 (50.00%) ITIL
5 11 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
6 9 (40.91%) Windows XP
6 9 (40.91%) MS Exchange
7 8 (36.36%) MS Office
7 8 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (36.36%) VMware
8 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
9 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
9 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (27.27%) Migration
9 6 (27.27%) NetApp
10 5 (22.73%) Dell
10 5 (22.73%) MCSA
10 5 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (22.73%) Asset Management
10 5 (22.73%) VCP5
10 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
10 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
11 4 (18.18%) VCP6
11 4 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (40.91%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.09%) WordPress
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 8 (36.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) WAN
2 3 (13.64%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) VoIP
3 2 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
4 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (22.73%) Desktop Support
2 5 (22.73%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Implementation Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior IT Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Clustering
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (40.91%) Windows XP
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (18.18%) Linux
6 4 (18.18%) Unix
7 2 (9.09%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Migration
3 5 (22.73%) Asset Management
3 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
4 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
5 3 (13.64%) ITSM
5 3 (13.64%) Service Management
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) CRM
7 1 (4.55%) Line Management
7 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.55%) Project Management
7 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.55%) Server Building
7 1 (4.55%) TDD
7 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C#
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) MCSE
2 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
3 8 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 5 (22.73%) MCSA
5 5 (22.73%) VCP5
5 5 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (18.18%) VCP6
7 3 (13.64%) Degree
8 1 (4.55%) MCITP
8 1 (4.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (77.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) SCVMM
2 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) VMware
3 6 (27.27%) NetApp
4 5 (22.73%) Dell
5 4 (18.18%) Cisco
6 3 (13.64%) Apple
7 2 (9.09%) Veeam
8 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.55%) Citrix
8 1 (4.55%) Wyse