Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 69 79
Rank change year-on-year +16 +10 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 45 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.18% 0.99% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.07% 6.04% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 23
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £338 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +60.00% -15.25%
10th Percentile £208 £150 £142
90th Percentile £579 £444 £421
East of England median daily rate £300 £275 £320
% change year-on-year +9.09% -14.06% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -23.87% -
10th Percentile £10.55 £9.00 £8.75
90th Percentile £16.20 £11.00 £15.77
East of England median hourly rate £14.18 £10.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year +41.80% -36.59% -13.59%

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 280 182 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 19.80% 16.43% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 79 137
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £187 £189 £209
90th Percentile £554 £530 £543
East of England median daily rate £386 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +6.55% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 32
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.73 £40.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.68% +233.33% -42.86%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.63 £9.15
90th Percentile £47.60 £47.50 £58.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £28.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year -36.97% +32.84% +8.86%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +16 26 £300 -25.00% 2
Huntingdon +7 11 £561 +349.00% 3
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 33 (73.33%) MCSE
2 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
3 20 (44.44%) Windows
4 16 (35.56%) Office 365
5 13 (28.89%) Windows 10
6 12 (26.67%) VMware
7 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (24.44%) People Management
8 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (20.00%) NHS
8 9 (20.00%) Finance
8 9 (20.00%) Citrix
9 8 (17.78%) SAP
9 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (15.56%) Skype
10 7 (15.56%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
10 7 (15.56%) Migration
10 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (13.33%) Skype for Business
11 6 (13.33%) Marketing
11 6 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (13.33%) Manufacturing
11 6 (13.33%) Programme Management
11 6 (13.33%) Electronics
11 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
11 6 (13.33%) Service Design
12 5 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (11.11%) DNS
12 5 (11.11%) MCSA

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 6 (13.33%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.67%) CMS
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.22%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (4.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (35.56%) Office 365
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (8.89%) IaaS
4 4 (8.89%) PaaS
5 2 (4.44%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (4.44%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (2.22%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (2.22%) G Suite
6 1 (2.22%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) Skype
2 5 (11.11%) DNS
2 5 (11.11%) NetScaler
2 5 (11.11%) Unified Communications
3 2 (4.44%) DHCP
4 1 (2.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.44%) Data Lake
1 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (4.44%) Power BI
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.22%) Big Data
2 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (2.22%) DB2
2 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.22%) HDInsight
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (6.67%) Subversion
2 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.22%) MorphX
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Electronics
2 6 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 6 (13.33%) Marketing
2 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Architect
2 6 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 4 (8.89%) Senior Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (6.67%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) AWS Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Azure Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Azure Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Deskside Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Deskside Support
5 2 (4.44%) Deskside Support Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
6 1 (2.22%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (2.22%) CSS
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) NHS
2 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.89%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (8.89%) Public Cloud
3 4 (8.89%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.44%) User Experience
5 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.22%) iPhone
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Windows
2 13 (28.89%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) People Management
2 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (15.56%) Migration
4 6 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
4 6 (13.33%) Programme Management
4 6 (13.33%) Service Design
5 5 (11.11%) ITIL
6 4 (8.89%) MVC
7 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.67%) Content Management
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.67%) ITSM
7 3 (6.67%) Service Management
8 2 (4.44%) Analytics
8 2 (4.44%) Coaching
8 2 (4.44%) Project Management
8 2 (4.44%) Time Management
8 2 (4.44%) Virtual Environments
9 1 (2.22%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 3 (6.67%) VBScript
2 2 (4.44%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) C
3 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.22%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) U-SQL
3 1 (2.22%) X++
Qualifications
1 33 (73.33%) MCSE
2 7 (15.56%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (11.11%) Degree
3 5 (11.11%) MCSA
4 3 (6.67%) AWS Certification
5 2 (4.44%) MCITP
6 1 (2.22%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.22%) Master's Degree
6 1 (2.22%) MCP
6 1 (2.22%) MCPD
6 1 (2.22%) MCSD
6 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
2 5 (11.11%) XenApp
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) AppDNA
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.67%) VMware
3 9 (20.00%) Citrix
4 8 (17.78%) SAP
5 5 (11.11%) AppSense
6 3 (6.67%) Atlassian
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle
7 2 (4.44%) Remedy
7 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.22%) Google