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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 3 July 2022 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 42 38 44
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 +29
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 29 14 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.61% 2.56% 1.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.37% 13.73% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 8
10th Percentile £145 - £359
25th Percentile £169 £488 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £185 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year -64.76% +10.53% +58.33%
75th Percentile £236 £563 £525
90th Percentile £322 - -
East of England median daily rate £375 £520 £475
% change year-on-year -27.88% +9.55% +46.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 12 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.25 -
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +14.81% - -
75th Percentile £15.75 £15.13 -
90th Percentile - £19.55 -
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 -
% change year-on-year +14.81% - -

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 255 102 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 31.76% 18.68% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 46 76
10th Percentile £213 £183 £306
25th Percentile £343 £272 £367
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £363 £463
Median % change year-on-year +31.03% -21.62% -2.63%
75th Percentile £575 £535 £563
90th Percentile £669 £668 £650
East of England median daily rate £485 £449 £475
% change year-on-year +8.08% -5.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 33 7
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.25 -
25th Percentile £13.41 £13.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% -6.06%
75th Percentile £20.56 £20.00 £26.38
90th Percentile £22.00 £31.60 £51.60
East of England median hourly rate £19.81 £26.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -25.94% -33.13% +100.00%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Cambridgeshire.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Peterborough -7 27 £185 - 5
Cambridge - 2 £251 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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 29 (100.00%) ITIL
2 26 (89.66%) Citrix
2 26 (89.66%) A+ Certification
3 25 (86.21%) Wi-Fi
3 25 (86.21%) MCSA
3 25 (86.21%) Retail
3 25 (86.21%) Microsoft 365
3 25 (86.21%) Incident Management
3 25 (86.21%) ServiceNow
4 4 (13.79%) Social Skills
4 4 (13.79%) Windows
4 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.34%) SLA
5 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
6 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.90%) MCTS
6 2 (6.90%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (6.90%) BitLocker
6 2 (6.90%) Patch Management
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (6.90%) VBScript
6 2 (6.90%) VMware
6 2 (6.90%) SCCM
6 2 (6.90%) Time Management
6 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.45%) XenApp

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:

Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (86.21%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (3.45%) AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (86.21%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
2 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
General
1 25 (86.21%) Retail
2 4 (13.79%) Social Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 26 (89.66%) Analyst
2 25 (86.21%) Service Analyst
2 25 (86.21%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (3.45%) IT Analyst
3 1 (3.45%) SCCM Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) ITIL
2 25 (86.21%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
3 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.90%) Patch Management
3 2 (6.90%) Time Management
4 1 (3.45%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (89.66%) A+ Certification
2 25 (86.21%) MCSA
3 2 (6.90%) MCTS
4 1 (3.45%) CCA
4 1 (3.45%) CCNA
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.45%) MCITP
4 1 (3.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) BitLocker
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.45%) vSphere
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
2 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) Citrix
2 25 (86.21%) ServiceNow
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.45%) Meraki