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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 44 49 59
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.68% 1.45% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.26% 9.00% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £413 £294 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.42% +17.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £308
% change year-on-year -8.57% +13.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £16.75 £60.00 £11.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.08% +411.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +40.74%  

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 109 100 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 20.30% 16.08% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 49 43
Median daily rate £400 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £200 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 16
Median hourly rate £30.00 £60.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +389.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Cambridge +6 6 £413 - 2
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) MCSE
3 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (42.86%) ITIL
6 8 (38.10%) SQL
7 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 7 (33.33%) Office 365
8 6 (28.57%) Skype for Business
8 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
8 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
8 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (28.57%) MCITP
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
9 5 (23.81%) MCP
9 5 (23.81%) Oracle
9 5 (23.81%) LAN
9 5 (23.81%) WAN
9 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
9 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (23.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
10 4 (19.05%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (19.05%) Mimecast
10 4 (19.05%) High Availability
10 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 6 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 4 (19.05%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Office 365
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (19.05%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) LAN
1 5 (23.81%) WAN
2 2 (9.52%) DHCP
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) VPN
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) LDAP
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (14.29%) DTS
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
1 5 (23.81%) Azure Consultant
1 5 (23.81%) Consultant
1 5 (23.81%) DBA
1 5 (23.81%) Office 365 Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) IT Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) IT Support
2 4 (19.05%) IT Support Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) SQL DBA
2 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (9.52%) IT Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) Clustering
3 3 (14.29%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.76%) iPad
4 1 (4.76%) iPhone
4 1 (4.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.76%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (23.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) High Availability
3 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Database Security
5 2 (9.52%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) IT Governance
5 2 (9.52%) Network Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.76%) Information Management
6 1 (4.76%) IT Strategy
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) MCSE
2 6 (28.57%) MCITP
3 5 (23.81%) MCP
4 4 (19.05%) MCSA
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (14.29%) Degree
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (14.29%) MCDBA
5 3 (14.29%) OCP
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Terminal Server
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Data Guard
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.76%) DameWare
3 1 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Adobe
4 1 (4.76%) Apple
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Dell
4 1 (4.76%) EMC
4 1 (4.76%) Google
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Kaspersky
4 1 (4.76%) MobileIron