The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 26 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 2.19% 4.31% -
As % of the Qualifications category 13.04% 21.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£104 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £293
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £18.20
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -23.07%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Peterborough region.

Qualifications Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
23 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 16.79% 19.83% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 5
Average daily rate £104 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.33% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 3
Average hourly rate £12.20 £11.50 £61.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% -81.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £13.25 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Peterborough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Peterborough region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Peterborough region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) MCTS
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) MCP
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (40.00%) Wyse
4 2 (40.00%) Adobe
4 2 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (40.00%) Sophos
4 2 (40.00%) CAD
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) SLA
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Support
1 3 (60.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) iPhone
1 2 (40.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) CAD
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCP
1 3 (60.00%) MCSE
1 3 (60.00%) MCTS
2 2 (40.00%) MCITP
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Terminal Server
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Google
2 2 (40.00%) MobileIron
2 2 (40.00%) Sophos
2 2 (40.00%) Wyse
2 2 (40.00%) Adobe
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Mapinfo
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee