The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 134 141 116
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 71 87 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.18% 1.22% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.65% 8.45% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 55 76
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £444 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -42.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -10.14%
Microsoft Certification
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
928 1030 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.39% 14.47% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 721 658
Average daily rate £425 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 36
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.65 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.22% -28.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £41.92 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -21.39%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the City of London region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the City of London region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 103 (77.44%) Microsoft
2 80 (60.15%) Windows
3 59 (44.36%) MCSE
4 47 (35.34%) Active Directory
5 39 (29.32%) Windows 7
6 38 (28.57%) ITIL
7 37 (27.82%) MS Excel
8 33 (24.81%) Finance
8 33 (24.81%) MCITP
9 32 (24.06%) VMware
9 32 (24.06%) SQL Server
10 31 (23.31%) SQL
11 30 (22.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (20.30%) MS Exchange
13 26 (19.55%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (18.80%) MCSA
14 25 (18.80%) Citrix
15 23 (17.29%) DNS
16 22 (16.54%) Cisco
17 21 (15.79%) Blackberry
18 20 (15.04%) MS Office
18 20 (15.04%) Linux
19 19 (14.29%) PowerShell
20 17 (12.78%) Degree
20 17 (12.78%) DHCP
21 16 (12.03%) SharePoint
21 16 (12.03%) TCP/IP
21 16 (12.03%) Cisco Certification
21 16 (12.03%) SAN
21 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (20.30%) MS Exchange
2 16 (12.03%) SharePoint
3 14 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (6.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (6.02%) IIS
5 8 (6.02%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.01%) Apache
7 4 (3.01%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.01%) Apache Pig
7 4 (3.01%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (3.01%) WebSphere
7 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.26%) Lync
9 2 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.50%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.75%) Documentum
10 1 (0.75%) JBoss
Applications
1 37 (27.82%) MS Excel
2 20 (15.04%) MS Office
3 3 (2.26%) MS Project
4 2 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.75%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.51%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.75%) Magento
5 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.75%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Office 365
1 1 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.29%) DNS
2 17 (12.78%) DHCP
3 16 (12.03%) TCP/IP
3 16 (12.03%) SAN
4 10 (7.52%) Firewall
5 6 (4.51%) Internet
5 6 (4.51%) LAN
5 6 (4.51%) WAN
6 5 (3.76%) Wireless
7 4 (3.01%) VPN
7 4 (3.01%) Ethernet
7 4 (3.01%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (3.01%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.26%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.26%) VLAN
8 3 (2.26%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.26%) SNMP
9 2 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.50%) SSL
9 2 (1.50%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (24.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (9.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (7.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (4.51%) Hadoop
7 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database
8 4 (3.01%) Big Data
8 4 (3.01%) Mahout
8 4 (3.01%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.26%) SSDT
9 3 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.26%) MySQL
10 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.50%) OLTP
10 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.76%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.01%) CruiseControl
3 4 (3.01%) Subversion
4 3 (2.26%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.26%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.50%) MSI
5 2 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.75%) JIRA
General
1 33 (24.81%) Finance
2 15 (11.28%) Banking
3 6 (4.51%) Law
4 4 (3.01%) Legal
4 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.01%) Retail
4 4 (3.01%) International Banking
5 2 (1.50%) Front Office
5 2 (1.50%) Marketing
5 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (17.29%) Analyst
2 16 (12.03%) Desktop Support
3 15 (11.28%) Developer
4 14 (10.53%) Administrator
5 11 (8.27%) Support Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) Support Analyst
6 10 (7.52%) DBA
6 10 (7.52%) Architect
6 10 (7.52%) Trainer
7 9 (6.77%) SQL DBA
8 8 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (6.02%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Wintel Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.26%) Wintel Administrator
9 7 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Consultant
10 6 (4.51%) SQL Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.77%) .NET
2 6 (4.51%) .NET Framework
3 5 (3.76%) Software Packaging
4 4 (3.01%) HTML
4 4 (3.01%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.01%) WCF
5 3 (2.26%) CSS
5 3 (2.26%) Web Services
5 3 (2.26%) Middleware
5 3 (2.26%) LAMP
6 2 (1.50%) XML
6 2 (1.50%) MDX
6 2 (1.50%) WPF
6 2 (1.50%) jQuery
7 1 (0.75%) Java EE
7 1 (0.75%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.75%) JMS
7 1 (0.75%) XSD
7 1 (0.75%) XSLT
7 1 (0.75%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.79%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.52%) Replication
3 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.02%) Clustering
4 8 (6.02%) iPhone
5 7 (5.26%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.51%) iPad
7 5 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (3.01%) Algorithms
8 4 (3.01%) PKI
8 4 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (2.26%) Derivative
9 3 (2.26%) Statistics
9 3 (2.26%) Fixed Income
9 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.50%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.50%) Kindle
10 2 (1.50%) CMDB
10 2 (1.50%) SecurID
10 2 (1.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 80 (60.15%) Windows
2 39 (29.32%) Windows 7
3 30 (22.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (15.04%) Linux
5 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (9.77%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.01%) Windows Vista
8 4 (3.01%) Android
9 2 (1.50%) UNIX
9 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.50%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.57%) ITIL
2 14 (10.53%) Migration
3 11 (8.27%) CRM
4 10 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (5.26%) Incident Management
6 7 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.51%) ERP
7 6 (4.51%) Unit Testing
8 5 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.76%) Asset Management
9 4 (3.01%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.01%) Change Management
9 4 (3.01%) Project Management
9 4 (3.01%) ETL
9 4 (3.01%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.01%) RAD
9 4 (3.01%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (3.01%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 31 (23.31%) SQL
2 19 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 13 (9.77%) T-SQL
4 8 (6.02%) C#
5 6 (4.51%) C
6 5 (3.76%) VBA
7 4 (3.01%) VBScript
7 4 (3.01%) VB
7 4 (3.01%) Java
8 3 (2.26%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.26%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.26%) VB6
9 2 (1.50%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.75%) C-shell
10 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.75%) Korn
10 1 (0.75%) R
10 1 (0.75%) Python
10 1 (0.75%) PHP
10 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (44.36%) MCSE
2 33 (24.81%) MCITP
3 25 (18.80%) MCSA
4 17 (12.78%) Degree
5 16 (12.03%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (9.77%) CCNA
6 13 (9.77%) MCP
7 10 (7.52%) MCT
7 10 (7.52%) MCTS
8 9 (6.77%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.76%) Security Cleared
9 5 (3.76%) MCDST
9 5 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (3.76%) A+ Certification
9 5 (3.76%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (3.01%) MOS
10 4 (3.01%) LPIC
11 3 (2.26%) CCEE
11 3 (2.26%) CCNP
11 3 (2.26%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.52%) SLA
2 4 (3.01%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.50%) QA
3 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (35.34%) Active Directory
2 26 (19.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (10.53%) XenApp
4 10 (7.52%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.51%) VMware ESX
6 5 (3.76%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.01%) NFS
7 4 (3.01%) HDFS
7 4 (3.01%) Xen
8 3 (2.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (2.26%) vSphere
9 2 (1.50%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.75%) UAG
10 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.75%) Firmware
10 1 (0.75%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 12 (9.02%) SCCM
2 9 (6.77%) SCOM
3 4 (3.01%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.01%) Oozie
3 4 (3.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (3.01%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.26%) WSUS
4 3 (2.26%) MIMEsweeper
4 3 (2.26%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (1.50%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.50%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.75%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.75%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.75%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.75%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.75%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 103 (77.44%) Microsoft
2 32 (24.06%) VMware
3 25 (18.80%) Citrix
4 22 (16.54%) Cisco
5 15 (11.28%) HP
6 11 (8.27%) IBM
7 8 (6.02%) Oracle
8 7 (5.26%) Symantec
9 6 (4.51%) Wyse
9 6 (4.51%) McAfee
9 6 (4.51%) Reuters
10 4 (3.01%) Sophos
10 4 (3.01%) Remedy
10 4 (3.01%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.01%) NetApp
10 4 (3.01%) FactSet
10 4 (3.01%) Cloudera
10 4 (3.01%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.26%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.26%) Apple
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