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 3 months to 22 June 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 47 59
Rank change year-on-year +18 +12  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 30 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.11% 2.02% 2.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.26% 12.50% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 13
Median daily rate £525 £287 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +82.92% -22.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £197 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £377 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £340
% change year-on-year -1.53% -4.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Median hourly rate £17.75 £10.00 £16.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.50% -38.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £10.00 £15.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £32.50 £16.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.25
% change year-on-year -6.40% +31.83%  

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 Cambridgeshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 129 96 112
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 21.98% 16.19% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 49 61
Median daily rate £350 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £160 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 22
Median hourly rate £19.38 £10.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.80% -36.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Huntingdon - 11 £550 -
Cambridge +13 10 £155 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 31 (79.49%) Windows
2 28 (71.79%) MCSE
3 26 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 24 (61.54%) Office 365
5 17 (43.59%) Windows 10
6 12 (30.77%) Skype for Business
7 9 (23.08%) ITIL
8 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (20.51%) Project Management
8 8 (20.51%) Citrix
8 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (20.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (20.51%) Skype
9 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
9 7 (17.95%) Migration
9 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
10 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
10 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
10 6 (15.38%) MCP
10 6 (15.38%) Service Design
11 5 (12.82%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
11 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (10.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
12 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
13 3 (7.69%) OneDrive
13 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager

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 12 (30.77%) Skype for Business
2 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
3 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
4 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (10.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (61.54%) Office 365
2 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.69%) OneDrive
4 2 (5.13%) Mimecast
4 2 (5.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) Skype
2 3 (7.69%) DHCP
2 3 (7.69%) DNS
2 3 (7.69%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) LAN
2 3 (7.69%) NetScaler
2 3 (7.69%) VPN
2 3 (7.69%) WAN
2 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.56%) SAN
3 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) DTS
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MorphX
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Architect
2 5 (12.82%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.26%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Desktop Support
3 4 (10.26%) IT Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) IT Support
3 4 (10.26%) Senior Architect
4 3 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Office 365 Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) DBA
5 2 (5.13%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (2.56%) CSS
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) Clustering
2 2 (5.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (79.49%) Windows
2 17 (43.59%) Windows 10
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
5 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
7 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.56%) Linux
9 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Project Management
3 7 (17.95%) Migration
4 6 (15.38%) Service Design
5 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 2 (5.13%) Database Security
6 2 (5.13%) High Availability
6 2 (5.13%) People Management
7 1 (2.56%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.56%) CAD
7 1 (2.56%) CRM
7 1 (2.56%) ITSM
7 1 (2.56%) MVC
7 1 (2.56%) Requirements Engineering
7 1 (2.56%) Service Management
7 1 (2.56%) Software Licensing
7 1 (2.56%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.56%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (2.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
1 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.56%) C
2 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 28 (71.79%) MCSE
2 6 (15.38%) MCP
3 5 (12.82%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (7.69%) Degree
4 3 (7.69%) Master's Degree
5 2 (5.13%) MCDBA
5 2 (5.13%) MCITP
5 2 (5.13%) MCSA
5 2 (5.13%) OCP
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.56%) MCPD
6 1 (2.56%) MCSD
6 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.69%) XenApp
5 2 (5.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) AppDNA
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (7.69%) SCOrch
2 2 (5.13%) Data Guard
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 26 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) Citrix
3 3 (7.69%) Apple
3 3 (7.69%) AppSense
3 3 (7.69%) VMware
4 2 (5.13%) Dell
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) HP