Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 68 62
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.89% 1.68% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.71% 7.32% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 8
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £438 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.63% -15.63% +129.89%
10th Percentile £244 £225 £123
90th Percentile £511 £394 £454
East of England median daily rate £400 £266 £335
% change year-on-year +50.23% -20.52% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £12.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.37% +80.95%
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -23.26%

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 191 246 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 18.87% 23.01% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 99 93
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -8.50%
10th Percentile £230 £212 £137
90th Percentile £675 £545 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 39 43
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -63.75% +150.00%
10th Percentile £13.04 £11.50 £10.95
90th Percentile £50.38 £34.68 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -54.29% +20.69%

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 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019. 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
Peterborough +13 6 £200 - 3
Cambridge -16 2 £525 +47.89% 4
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) MCP
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
2 7 (77.78%) Office 365
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 10
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 6 (66.67%) DBS Check
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 6 (66.67%) Wireless
3 6 (66.67%) MCSA
4 3 (33.33%) MCSE
5 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) Data Guard
6 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
6 1 (11.11%) Adobe
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure

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 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Acrobat
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) DTS
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Database Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Network Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) CESG
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) iPad
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows 10
1 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (11.11%) B2C
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Database Security
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) Information Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITSM
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Statistics
2 1 (11.11%) Vendor Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) MCP
2 6 (66.67%) DBS Check
2 6 (66.67%) MCSA
3 3 (33.33%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) MCDBA
4 1 (11.11%) MCITP
4 1 (11.11%) OCP
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 6 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Data Guard
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (11.11%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) Bomgar
2 1 (11.11%) MobileIron
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Peregrine
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy
2 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow