The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 66 51 38
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.11% 1.83% 3.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.83% 10.08% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £431 £171
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +151.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £406 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £456 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 11
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £14.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-7.83% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
115 129 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.18% 18.19% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 47 66
Average daily rate £375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 35
Average hourly rate £19.25 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.31% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £37.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -10 6 £120 -74.05% 9
Ely - - - -
Huntingdon - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - - 1
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East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (60.00%) MCSE
2 15 (60.00%) Windows
3 13 (52.00%) VMware
4 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (40.00%) LAN
5 10 (40.00%) WAN
6 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (32.00%) MCITP
7 8 (32.00%) SCCM
7 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (32.00%) DNS
7 8 (32.00%) Firewall
8 7 (28.00%) Linux
9 6 (24.00%) Migration
9 6 (24.00%) SAN
10 5 (20.00%) Cisco
10 5 (20.00%) UNIX
10 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
10 5 (20.00%) SCOM
10 5 (20.00%) VLAN
10 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (20.00%) JOnAS
10 5 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (20.00%) UAG
10 5 (20.00%) vSphere
10 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
11 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
11 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (20.00%) JOnAS
2 5 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) LAN
1 10 (40.00%) WAN
2 8 (32.00%) DNS
2 8 (32.00%) Firewall
3 6 (24.00%) SAN
4 5 (20.00%) VLAN
5 4 (16.00%) DHCP
6 3 (12.00%) VPN
6 3 (12.00%) NAS
7 2 (8.00%) VoIP
8 1 (4.00%) X.500
8 1 (4.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MySQL
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
1 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (20.00%) Project Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) DBA
3 3 (12.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (8.00%) Wintel Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Design Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Support Technician
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.00%) UNIX
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Migration
2 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (8.00%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Workflow
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.00%) Time Management
5 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VBScript
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) MCSE
2 8 (32.00%) MCITP
3 4 (16.00%) MCSA
4 3 (12.00%) MCP
4 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) MOS
5 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (8.00%) MCDBA
5 2 (8.00%) A+ Certification
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.00%) MCDST
6 1 (4.00%) MCTS
6 1 (4.00%) NCDA
6 1 (4.00%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.00%) UAG
3 5 (20.00%) vSphere
4 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.00%) XenApp
5 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) SCCM
2 5 (20.00%) SCOM
3 2 (8.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (52.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.00%) Cisco
4 4 (16.00%) Citrix
5 3 (12.00%) Oracle
6 2 (8.00%) Red Gate
6 2 (8.00%) IBM
6 2 (8.00%) HP
6 2 (8.00%) Dell
6 2 (8.00%) EMC
6 2 (8.00%) Nokia
6 2 (8.00%) Apple
6 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.00%) Mercator
6 2 (8.00%) Symantec
6 2 (8.00%) Remedy
7 1 (4.00%) NetApp
7 1 (4.00%) Veeam
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