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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 52 59 34
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.55% 1.19% 3.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.92% 7.09% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Average daily rate
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£363 £431 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.94% +32.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £406 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £456 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £14.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +11.12%
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
121 127 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 15.61% 16.78% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 52 69
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £213 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £461 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 25
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 9 £350 -24.32% 5
Peterborough +11 1 - - 1
Ely - - - -
Huntingdon - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (66.67%) MCSE
3 15 (62.50%) Windows
4 12 (50.00%) VMware
5 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 8 (33.33%) DNS
6 8 (33.33%) MCITP
7 7 (29.17%) vSphere
7 7 (29.17%) LAN
7 7 (29.17%) WAN
7 7 (29.17%) Firewall
8 6 (25.00%) SAN
8 6 (25.00%) SCCM
9 5 (20.83%) SCOM
9 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
9 5 (20.83%) Cisco
10 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
10 4 (16.67%) SQL
10 4 (16.67%) EMC
10 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (16.67%) UAG
10 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
10 4 (16.67%) VLAN
10 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (16.67%) Migration
10 4 (16.67%) JOnAS
11 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (12.50%) MCTS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (16.67%) JOnAS
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) DNS
2 7 (29.17%) LAN
2 7 (29.17%) WAN
2 7 (29.17%) Firewall
3 6 (25.00%) SAN
4 4 (16.67%) VLAN
5 3 (12.50%) DHCP
5 3 (12.50%) VPN
6 2 (8.33%) VoIP
7 1 (4.17%) NAS
7 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (4.17%) X.500
7 1 (4.17%) LDAP
7 1 (4.17%) IPv6
7 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
1 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Project Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) DBA
3 3 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) IT Support
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (4.17%) IT Technician
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) CLARiiON
1 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) UNIX
3 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 4 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) MCSE
2 8 (33.33%) MCITP
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (12.50%) MCTS
3 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) MCP
4 2 (8.33%) CCNA
4 2 (8.33%) MCSA
4 2 (8.33%) MCDBA
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.33%) A+ Certification
4 2 (8.33%) NCDA
4 2 (8.33%) NCIE
4 2 (8.33%) VCAP
4 2 (8.33%) MOS
5 1 (4.17%) MCDST
5 1 (4.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) vSphere
3 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (16.67%) UAG
5 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) SCCM
2 5 (20.83%) SCOM
3 2 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (4.17%) SCVMM
4 1 (4.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco
4 4 (16.67%) EMC
5 3 (12.50%) Citrix
5 3 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (8.33%) NetApp
6 2 (8.33%) Nokia
6 2 (8.33%) Apple
6 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.33%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) Symantec
6 2 (8.33%) Remedy
6 2 (8.33%) Red Gate
6 2 (8.33%) F5
7 1 (4.17%) 3PAR