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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 34 41 35
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.92% 1.23% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.23% 7.69% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £413 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £311
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% +33.33%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 65 65 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 20.77% 15.93% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 22
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £60.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +179.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £47.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Cambridge

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 10 (71.43%) Windows
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) MCSE
3 7 (50.00%) ITIL
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) Office 365
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
5 5 (35.71%) Skype for Business
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
5 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (28.57%) Project Management
6 4 (28.57%) MCITP
6 4 (28.57%) MCSA
6 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 4 (28.57%) Oracle
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
6 4 (28.57%) Mimecast
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 4 (28.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (21.43%) Data Guard

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
1 5 (35.71%) Skype for Business
2 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (28.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) DTS
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Azure Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365 Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) DBA
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (21.43%) SQL DBA
3 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) Driving Licence
4 1 (7.14%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) Database Security
4 3 (21.43%) High Availability
5 2 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 2 (14.29%) IT Governance
5 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Converged Infrastructure
6 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
6 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 1 (7.14%) Security Patching
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) MCSE
2 4 (28.57%) MCITP
2 4 (28.57%) MCSA
3 3 (21.43%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (21.43%) MCDBA
3 3 (21.43%) OCP
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
5 1 (7.14%) MCP
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Data Guard
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Apple
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) EMC
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) VMware