Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 55 69
Rank change year-on-year +17 +14 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 26 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.76% 0.96% 1.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.46% 5.71% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 17
Cambridge median daily rate £300 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +60.00% +47.06%
10th Percentile £208 £388 £194
90th Percentile £417 £463 £381
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £338 £400 £250
% change year-on-year -15.63% +60.00% -15.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Cambridge median hourly rate £12.50 - £15.77
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £13.14
% change year-on-year +25.00% -23.87% -

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridge
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 158 105 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 22.83% 16.77% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 43 85
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £177 £193 £225
90th Percentile £506 £573 £438
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 11
Cambridge median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -17.53% +130.95%
10th Percentile £11.60 £14.63 £15.77
90th Percentile £49.40 £47.50 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.73 £40.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -60.68% +233.33% -42.86%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Cambridge

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Cambridge

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Cambridge over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Cambridge

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 18 (69.23%) MCSE
2 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 12 (46.15%) VMware
4 11 (42.31%) People Management
5 9 (34.62%) Finance
5 9 (34.62%) NHS
6 8 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (30.77%) SAP
6 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (23.08%) Marketing
8 6 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (23.08%) Windows
8 6 (23.08%) Manufacturing
8 6 (23.08%) Electronics
8 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
8 6 (23.08%) Programme Management
9 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
9 5 (19.23%) ITIL
10 4 (15.38%) Migration
10 4 (15.38%) Degree
10 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (15.38%) Office 365
11 3 (11.54%) Service Management
11 3 (11.54%) ITSM
11 3 (11.54%) MVC
11 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
11 3 (11.54%) DNS
11 3 (11.54%) MCSA
12 2 (7.69%) SharePoint

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 2 (7.69%) CMS
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (7.69%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (15.38%) Office 365
3 2 (7.69%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (7.69%) Data Lake Analytics
3 2 (7.69%) IaaS
3 2 (7.69%) PaaS
4 1 (3.85%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.69%) Data Lake
1 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (7.69%) Power BI
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
2 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (3.85%) DB2
2 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.85%) HDInsight
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (7.69%) Subversion
1 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Electronics
2 6 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 6 (23.08%) Marketing
2 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (11.54%) Architect
1 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
1 3 (11.54%) Technical Specialist
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Specialist
2 2 (7.69%) Azure Developer
2 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (7.69%) Deskside Engineer
2 2 (7.69%) Deskside Support
2 2 (7.69%) Deskside Support Engineer
2 2 (7.69%) Developer
2 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Lead
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix Packager
3 1 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Cloud Specialist
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (3.85%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (3.85%) Office 365 Architect
3 1 (3.85%) Report Developer
3 1 (3.85%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) NHS
2 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) People Management
2 8 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (23.08%) Programme Management
4 5 (19.23%) ITIL
5 4 (15.38%) Migration
6 3 (11.54%) ITSM
6 3 (11.54%) MVC
6 3 (11.54%) Service Management
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.69%) Analytics
7 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.69%) Content Management
7 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.85%) Business Analytics
8 1 (3.85%) Data Management
8 1 (3.85%) Data Transformation
8 1 (3.85%) High Availability
8 1 (3.85%) Machine Learning
8 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
1 2 (7.69%) VBScript
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) MCSE
2 4 (15.38%) Degree
3 3 (11.54%) MCSA
4 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.85%) AWS Certification
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.85%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.85%) MCITP
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (3.85%) MCPD
4 1 (3.85%) MCSD
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (46.15%) VMware
3 8 (30.77%) SAP
4 2 (7.69%) Atlassian
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) Remedy
4 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow