The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Peterborough 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 28 - 9
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 5.16% - 12.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.81% - 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Average daily rate - - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31 10 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 20.00% 16.13% 31.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 18
Average daily rate £328 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.53% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £363 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £112.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.77% +542.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
Cambridgeshire

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 18 April 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 12 (100.00%) LAN
1 12 (100.00%) WAN
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (100.00%) MCSE
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
1 12 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (75.00%) vSphere
2 9 (75.00%) JOnAS
2 9 (75.00%) MCITP
2 9 (75.00%) VLAN
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) Firewall
3 8 (66.67%) SCCM
4 5 (41.67%) SCOM
4 5 (41.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (41.67%) UAG
4 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (41.67%) Migration
4 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
4 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) UNIX
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) DHCP
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) SLA
6 3 (25.00%) IBM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (75.00%) JOnAS
3 5 (41.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
3 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) LAN
1 12 (100.00%) WAN
2 9 (75.00%) VLAN
2 9 (75.00%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) NAS
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Project Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Wintel Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Design Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
1 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (25.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) MCSE
2 9 (75.00%) MCITP
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (25.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (75.00%) vSphere
3 5 (41.67%) UAG
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (25.00%) XenApp
4 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) SCCM
2 5 (41.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Dell
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) Mercator