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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 123 135 140
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 34 66 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.97% 1.18% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.61% 7.90% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 52 48
Average daily rate £295 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
514 835 1135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.72% 14.90% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 625 800
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £204 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 18
Average hourly rate £21.78 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.90 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £34.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016, 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 43 (70.49%) Microsoft
2 40 (65.57%) MCSE
2 40 (65.57%) Windows
3 31 (50.82%) Active Directory
4 27 (44.26%) MS Office
5 26 (42.62%) ITIL
6 22 (36.07%) Citrix
6 22 (36.07%) Windows 7
7 20 (32.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (31.15%) Finance
9 18 (29.51%) XenApp
10 16 (26.23%) SCCM
10 16 (26.23%) Blackberry
10 16 (26.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (26.23%) MCP
11 15 (24.59%) VMware
12 14 (22.95%) MCDST
13 12 (19.67%) Windows 2000 Server
13 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
14 11 (18.03%) Office 365
14 11 (18.03%) SQL
14 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
14 11 (18.03%) MS Exchange
15 10 (16.39%) MCSA
15 10 (16.39%) MCTS
16 9 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
16 9 (14.75%) Migration
17 8 (13.11%) DNS
18 7 (11.48%) MCITP

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 11 (18.03%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.48%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (8.20%) Skype for Business
4 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.92%) Zimbra
6 2 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.28%) IIS
7 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (44.26%) MS Office
2 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.28%) MS Project
4 1 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.03%) Office 365
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.56%) Yammer
4 3 (4.92%) OneDrive
5 2 (3.28%) SaaS
6 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) DNS
2 6 (9.84%) Firewall
2 6 (9.84%) Internet
2 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.20%) Skype
4 4 (6.56%) LAN
4 4 (6.56%) SAN
4 4 (6.56%) WAN
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.92%) Network Security
5 3 (4.92%) VPN
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.28%) DHCP
6 2 (3.28%) Extranet
6 2 (3.28%) VoIP
6 2 (3.28%) Wireless
7 1 (1.64%) DMZ
7 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.64%) LDAP
7 1 (1.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) Big Data
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) GIS
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.64%) JIRA
1 1 (1.64%) MSI
1 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (31.15%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Legal
3 2 (3.28%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Law
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Analyst
2 15 (24.59%) Desktop Support
3 12 (19.67%) Support Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Citrix Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Citrix Support
5 7 (11.48%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Support Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) DBA
7 5 (8.20%) Office 365 Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) SQL DBA
7 5 (8.20%) Support Manager
8 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (6.56%) Desktop Manager
8 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support Manager
8 4 (6.56%) Server Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
2 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.28%) WAP
3 2 (3.28%) WinForms
3 2 (3.28%) WPF
3 2 (3.28%) XML
3 2 (3.28%) XML Messaging
3 2 (3.28%) XSLT
4 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.64%) Ajax
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.64%) SAML
4 1 (1.64%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.64%) WCF
4 1 (1.64%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Blackberry
2 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.28%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) Replication
4 1 (1.64%) RIA
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (65.57%) Windows
2 22 (36.07%) Windows 7
3 20 (32.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (26.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (19.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
6 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (8.20%) Linux
7 5 (8.20%) Windows 8
8 4 (6.56%) Mac OS X
8 4 (6.56%) Windows 10
9 3 (4.92%) CentOS
9 3 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (3.28%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.64%) Android
11 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (42.62%) ITIL
2 9 (14.75%) Migration
3 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (8.20%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (8.20%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (4.92%) Business Continuity
4 3 (4.92%) CRM
4 3 (4.92%) ITIL V3
4 3 (4.92%) ITSM
4 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2
4 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.92%) Service Management
4 3 (4.92%) Software Deployment
5 2 (3.28%) Automated Testing
5 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.28%) Project Management
5 2 (3.28%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.28%) TOGAF
5 2 (3.28%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.20%) C#
4 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.28%) VB
4 2 (3.28%) VB6
4 2 (3.28%) XAML
5 1 (1.64%) VBA
5 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (65.57%) MCSE
2 16 (26.23%) MCP
3 14 (22.95%) MCDST
4 10 (16.39%) MCSA
4 10 (16.39%) MCTS
5 7 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (11.48%) MCITP
6 6 (9.84%) CCNA
6 6 (9.84%) Degree
7 4 (6.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.28%) A+ Certification
8 2 (3.28%) CCEE
8 2 (3.28%) CCNP
8 2 (3.28%) CISSP
8 2 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (3.28%) DBS Check
8 2 (3.28%) MCDBA
8 2 (3.28%) MCSD
8 2 (3.28%) MCT
9 1 (1.64%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 31 (50.82%) Active Directory
2 18 (29.51%) XenApp
3 9 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.92%) UAG
6 2 (3.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.64%) vSphere
7 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (26.23%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.28%) IBM BigFix
2 2 (3.28%) SCOM
2 2 (3.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Intune
3 1 (1.64%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.64%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 43 (70.49%) Microsoft
2 22 (36.07%) Citrix
3 15 (24.59%) VMware
4 7 (11.48%) Cisco
4 7 (11.48%) Dell
5 4 (6.56%) Adobe
6 3 (4.92%) HP
6 3 (4.92%) IBM
6 3 (4.92%) Juniper
6 3 (4.92%) Kaspersky
6 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.28%) Altiris
7 2 (3.28%) Apple
7 2 (3.28%) Aspera
7 2 (3.28%) Bloomberg
7 2 (3.28%) DevExpress
7 2 (3.28%) eSpeed
7 2 (3.28%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.28%) Reuters
7 2 (3.28%) Symantec
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago