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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 135 140 121
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 70 86 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.17% 1.20% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.64% 8.11% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 53 77
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 £202 £238 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £435 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 10
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -38.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.94 £16.92 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.80% -0.47%
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
916 1060 967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.30% 14.78% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 730 665
Average daily rate £425 £421 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% +5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £246
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 14 25 37
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £42.25 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%

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 23 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 23 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.

1 102 (76.12%) Microsoft
2 79 (58.96%) Windows
3 58 (43.28%) MCSE
4 46 (34.33%) Active Directory
5 38 (28.36%) ITIL
6 37 (27.61%) Windows 7
7 34 (25.37%) MS Excel
8 33 (24.63%) MCITP
9 32 (23.88%) SQL Server
10 31 (23.13%) SQL
10 31 (23.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (22.39%) Finance
11 30 (22.39%) VMware
12 27 (20.15%) MS Exchange
13 24 (17.91%) MCSA
13 24 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (17.16%) Citrix
14 23 (17.16%) DNS
15 21 (15.67%) MS Office
16 20 (14.93%) Linux
16 20 (14.93%) Cisco
17 19 (14.18%) Blackberry
17 19 (14.18%) PowerShell
18 17 (12.69%) Degree
18 17 (12.69%) Windows Server 2003
18 17 (12.69%) SharePoint
18 17 (12.69%) DHCP
19 16 (11.94%) TCP/IP
19 16 (11.94%) Cisco Certification
19 16 (11.94%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 (20.15%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.69%) SharePoint
3 14 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.97%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (5.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (5.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (5.22%) IIS
6 4 (2.99%) Apache
6 4 (2.99%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.99%) Apache Pig
6 4 (2.99%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.24%) Lync
8 2 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.49%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.75%) JBoss
Applications
1 34 (25.37%) MS Excel
2 21 (15.67%) MS Office
3 3 (2.24%) MS Project
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.48%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.24%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.49%) 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 (17.16%) DNS
2 17 (12.69%) DHCP
3 16 (11.94%) TCP/IP
3 16 (11.94%) SAN
4 10 (7.46%) Firewall
5 7 (5.22%) LAN
6 6 (4.48%) Internet
6 6 (4.48%) WAN
7 5 (3.73%) Wireless
7 5 (3.73%) VPN
8 4 (2.99%) Ethernet
8 4 (2.99%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (2.99%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (2.24%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.24%) VLAN
9 3 (2.24%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.24%) SNMP
10 2 (1.49%) SSL
10 2 (1.49%) POP3
10 2 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (23.88%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (7.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (6.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (4.48%) Hadoop
7 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.99%) Mahout
8 4 (2.99%) Big Data
8 4 (2.99%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.99%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.24%) SSDT
9 3 (2.24%) MySQL
9 3 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.49%) OLTP
10 2 (1.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.73%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.99%) CruiseControl
3 4 (2.99%) Subversion
4 3 (2.24%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.49%) MSI
5 2 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.75%) JIRA
General
1 30 (22.39%) Finance
2 14 (10.45%) Banking
3 6 (4.48%) Law
4 4 (2.99%) Legal
4 4 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.99%) Retail
4 4 (2.99%) International Banking
5 2 (1.49%) Front Office
5 2 (1.49%) Marketing
5 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (17.91%) Analyst
2 16 (11.94%) Desktop Support
2 16 (11.94%) Developer
3 15 (11.19%) Administrator
4 12 (8.96%) Support Analyst
5 11 (8.21%) DBA
6 10 (7.46%) Architect
6 10 (7.46%) Trainer
7 9 (6.72%) SQL DBA
8 8 (5.97%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 8 (5.97%) Desktop Analyst
8 8 (5.97%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (5.97%) Support Engineer
9 7 (5.22%) Wintel Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.22%) Wintel Administrator
9 7 (5.22%) Consultant
10 6 (4.48%) SQL Developer
10 6 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) SharePoint Developer
11 5 (3.73%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.70%) .NET
2 6 (4.48%) .NET Framework
3 5 (3.73%) Software Packaging
3 5 (3.73%) HTML
4 4 (2.99%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.99%) WCF
5 3 (2.24%) LAMP
5 3 (2.24%) CSS
5 3 (2.24%) Web Services
5 3 (2.24%) Middleware
6 2 (1.49%) XML
6 2 (1.49%) MDX
6 2 (1.49%) WPF
6 2 (1.49%) jQuery
7 1 (0.75%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.75%) Java EE
7 1 (0.75%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.75%) WinForms
7 1 (0.75%) XSD
7 1 (0.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.18%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.46%) Replication
2 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.72%) Clustering
4 8 (5.97%) iPhone
5 7 (5.22%) iPad
5 7 (5.22%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.99%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.99%) PKI
7 4 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.24%) Derivative
8 3 (2.24%) Statistics
8 3 (2.24%) Fixed Income
8 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.49%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.49%) Kindle
9 2 (1.49%) CMDB
9 2 (1.49%) SecurID
9 2 (1.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 79 (58.96%) Windows
2 37 (27.61%) Windows 7
3 31 (23.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (14.93%) Linux
5 17 (12.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (8.21%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.99%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.99%) Android
10 3 (2.24%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.49%) UNIX
11 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.36%) ITIL
2 14 (10.45%) Migration
3 11 (8.21%) CRM
4 8 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (5.22%) Incident Management
5 7 (5.22%) Configuration Management
6 6 (4.48%) ERP
6 6 (4.48%) Project Management
6 6 (4.48%) Asset Management
6 6 (4.48%) Unit Testing
7 5 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (2.99%) ETL
8 4 (2.99%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.99%) RAD
8 4 (2.99%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.99%) Change Management
8 4 (2.99%) Change Control
8 4 (2.99%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (23.13%) SQL
2 19 (14.18%) PowerShell
3 13 (9.70%) T-SQL
4 8 (5.97%) C#
5 6 (4.48%) C
6 4 (2.99%) Java
6 4 (2.99%) VBScript
7 3 (2.24%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.24%) VBA
7 3 (2.24%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.49%) VB
8 2 (1.49%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.75%) Korn
9 1 (0.75%) R
9 1 (0.75%) C-shell
9 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.75%) VB6
9 1 (0.75%) Jython
9 1 (0.75%) PHP
9 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (43.28%) MCSE
2 33 (24.63%) MCITP
3 24 (17.91%) MCSA
4 17 (12.69%) Degree
5 16 (11.94%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (10.45%) MCP
7 13 (9.70%) CCNA
8 12 (8.96%) MCTS
9 10 (7.46%) MCT
10 9 (6.72%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (3.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (3.73%) MCDST
11 5 (3.73%) A+ Certification
12 4 (2.99%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (2.99%) MOS
12 4 (2.99%) LPIC
12 4 (2.99%) Security Cleared
13 3 (2.24%) CCEE
13 3 (2.24%) RHCT
13 3 (2.24%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) SLA
2 5 (3.73%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.49%) QA
3 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (34.33%) Active Directory
2 24 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.96%) XenApp
4 8 (5.97%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.48%) VMware ESX
6 5 (3.73%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.99%) NFS
7 4 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.99%) HDFS
8 3 (2.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (2.24%) vSphere
9 2 (1.49%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.49%) Xen
10 1 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.75%) UAG
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.75%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 14 (10.45%) SCCM
2 9 (6.72%) SCOM
3 4 (2.99%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (2.99%) Oozie
4 3 (2.24%) WSUS
4 3 (2.24%) MIMEsweeper
4 3 (2.24%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (1.49%) SCOrch
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%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.75%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 102 (76.12%) Microsoft
2 30 (22.39%) VMware
3 23 (17.16%) Citrix
4 20 (14.93%) Cisco
5 15 (11.19%) HP
6 11 (8.21%) IBM
7 8 (5.97%) Oracle
8 7 (5.22%) Symantec
9 6 (4.48%) McAfee
10 4 (2.99%) NetApp
10 4 (2.99%) Remedy
10 4 (2.99%) Sophos
10 4 (2.99%) Reuters
10 4 (2.99%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.99%) Wyse
10 4 (2.99%) Cloudera
10 4 (2.99%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.24%) Altiris
11 3 (2.24%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.24%) Apple
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