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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 48 66 53
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.57% 1.07% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% 6.12% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Median daily rate £400 £320 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £202 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £435 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.77 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £17.00 £16.67
% change year-on-year
+27.94% +1.97%
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
93 147 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 17.55% 17.50% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 74 61
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £202 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 12
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.77 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% -24.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 25 September 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
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 25 September 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 +12 2 £425 +49.12% 2
Peterborough +7 1 £174 -50.28%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) ITIL
3 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 9 (60.00%) MCSE
4 9 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
5 7 (46.67%) MS Office
5 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
5 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
6 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (33.33%) SCCM
7 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle
8 4 (26.67%) MCSA
8 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
8 4 (26.67%) DHCP
8 4 (26.67%) Citrix
8 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (20.00%) Migration
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco
9 3 (20.00%) CCNA
9 3 (20.00%) DNS
9 3 (20.00%) WAN
9 3 (20.00%) LAN

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 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (20.00%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
1 7 (46.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) VoIP
4 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (20.00%) MySQL
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
5 1 (6.67%) DTS
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
3 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (20.00%) Mac OS
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (13.33%) High Availability
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (13.33%) ITSM
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Information Management
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) VBScript
3 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) MCSE
2 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (26.67%) MCSA
5 3 (20.00%) CCNA
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (13.33%) MCITP
7 1 (6.67%) Degree
7 1 (6.67%) MCDBA
7 1 (6.67%) MCP
7 1 (6.67%) OCP
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (6.67%) VCP5
7 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
2 1 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) SCVMM
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) Cognos
4 2 (13.33%) Apple
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) Virgin Media
5 1 (6.67%) Wyse