Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 68 67
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 35 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.06% 2.51% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.15% 12.73% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 10
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £381 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.08% -25.00% +60.00%
10th Percentile £278 £208 £169
90th Percentile £441 £545 £481
East of England median daily rate £375 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -0.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £12.50 -
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +28.00% -24.24% +4.63%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 195 275 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 17.23% 19.71% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 122 80
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.47% -7.81% +10.34%
10th Percentile £230 £200 £191
90th Percentile £541 £525 £551
East of England median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 26
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -61.25% +233.33%
10th Percentile £11.65 £11.25 £14.63
90th Percentile £50.50 £47.70 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £30.48
% change year-on-year -2.78% -40.94% +41.66%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification 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 6 months to 18 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -23 7 £381 +27.08% 3
Peterborough - 4 £200 - 5
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Office 365
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (41.67%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (41.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (41.67%) MCP
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) MCSA
3 5 (41.67%) CRM
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) Wireless
4 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 4 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (33.33%) DBS Check
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) MCSE
6 2 (16.67%) CSS
6 2 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (16.67%) QA
6 2 (16.67%) Use Case
6 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Office 365
2 5 (41.67%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DTS
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (8.33%) Electronics
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) CRM Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) CRM Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) CRM Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) CSS3
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) CRM
3 3 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Use Case
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Case Management
5 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (8.33%) Database Security
5 1 (8.33%) Decision-Making
5 1 (8.33%) High Availability
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) MCP
1 5 (41.67%) MCSA
2 4 (33.33%) DBS Check
3 3 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) MCDBA
4 1 (8.33%) OCP
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Data Guard
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) VMware