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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 133 145 119
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 66 80 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.14% 1.13% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.52% 7.74% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 50 74
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -10.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £477 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £22.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -47.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -17.96%
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
878 1033 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.12% 14.56% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 709 624
Average daily rate £405 £410 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 27
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.65 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.09% -30.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £40.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -20.00%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 96 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 74 (58.73%) Windows
3 54 (42.86%) MCSE
4 41 (32.54%) Active Directory
5 39 (30.95%) ITIL
5 39 (30.95%) Windows 7
6 35 (27.78%) MS Excel
7 34 (26.98%) Finance
8 31 (24.60%) VMware
8 31 (24.60%) SQL
8 31 (24.60%) SQL Server
8 31 (24.60%) MCITP
9 25 (19.84%) Citrix
10 24 (19.05%) MS Exchange
10 24 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (18.25%) MS Office
12 22 (17.46%) MCSA
13 21 (16.67%) Blackberry
14 20 (15.87%) Linux
14 20 (15.87%) Cisco
15 18 (14.29%) DNS
16 17 (13.49%) PowerShell
17 16 (12.70%) Degree
17 16 (12.70%) Banking
17 16 (12.70%) MCP
17 16 (12.70%) SharePoint
18 15 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
18 15 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
19 14 (11.11%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 24 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 16 (12.70%) SharePoint
3 13 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (6.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (4.76%) IIS
8 5 (3.97%) Apache
8 5 (3.97%) Tomcat
9 4 (3.17%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (3.17%) WebSphere
10 3 (2.38%) Lync
10 3 (2.38%) Apache Pig
10 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.59%) WorkSite
11 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 35 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 23 (18.25%) MS Office
3 3 (2.38%) MS Project
4 2 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.79%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.17%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.79%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.79%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.79%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.79%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Office 365
1 1 (0.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.29%) DNS
2 14 (11.11%) SAN
2 14 (11.11%) DHCP
2 14 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 11 (8.73%) Firewall
4 8 (6.35%) Internet
5 7 (5.56%) LAN
5 7 (5.56%) WAN
6 6 (4.76%) Wireless
7 4 (3.17%) VPN
7 4 (3.17%) Ethernet
7 4 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.38%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.38%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.38%) VLAN
8 3 (2.38%) FTP
8 3 (2.38%) SNMP
8 3 (2.38%) SSL
9 2 (1.59%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.60%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (8.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (8.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (4.76%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.97%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.17%) MySQL
6 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.17%) Big Data
7 3 (2.38%) Apache Hive
7 3 (2.38%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.38%) Mahout
7 3 (2.38%) SSDT
7 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.59%) OLTP
8 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.97%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.17%) CruiseControl
3 4 (3.17%) Subversion
4 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.59%) JIRA
5 2 (1.59%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (26.98%) Finance
2 16 (12.70%) Banking
3 6 (4.76%) Law
4 4 (3.17%) Legal
4 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.17%) International Banking
5 3 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.38%) Retail
6 2 (1.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Electronics
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.79%) Front Office
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (21.43%) Analyst
2 18 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 16 (12.70%) Developer
4 14 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 13 (10.32%) Administrator
6 12 (9.52%) Support Engineer
7 11 (8.73%) DBA
8 10 (7.94%) SQL DBA
9 8 (6.35%) Architect
9 8 (6.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 8 (6.35%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (5.56%) SQL Developer
10 7 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Trainer
10 7 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (4.76%) Consultant
11 6 (4.76%) Wintel Administrator
11 6 (4.76%) Wintel Systems Administrator
12 5 (3.97%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.11%) .NET
2 7 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 5 (3.97%) Software Packaging
4 3 (2.38%) WCF
4 3 (2.38%) LAMP
4 3 (2.38%) HTML
4 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.38%) CSS
4 3 (2.38%) Web Services
5 2 (1.59%) Middleware
5 2 (1.59%) JMS
5 2 (1.59%) XML
5 2 (1.59%) WPF
5 2 (1.59%) jQuery
6 1 (0.79%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.79%) MDX
6 1 (0.79%) Java EE
6 1 (0.79%) WinForms
6 1 (0.79%) XSD
6 1 (0.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 11 (8.73%) Replication
3 9 (7.14%) iPhone
4 7 (5.56%) iPad
4 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.76%) Clustering
5 6 (4.76%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.17%) PKI
7 4 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (3.17%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.38%) Statistics
8 3 (2.38%) CMDB
8 3 (2.38%) Fixed Income
8 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.59%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.59%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.59%) Derivative
9 2 (1.59%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.59%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 74 (58.73%) Windows
2 39 (30.95%) Windows 7
3 24 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (15.87%) Linux
5 15 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.97%) Windows Vista
10 4 (3.17%) Android
11 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.38%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.59%) UNIX
12 2 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.95%) ITIL
2 14 (11.11%) Migration
3 13 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (7.94%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (6.35%) CRM
6 8 (6.35%) Configuration Management
7 7 (5.56%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.97%) Change Control
8 5 (3.97%) Unit Testing
8 5 (3.97%) Asset Management
8 5 (3.97%) ERP
9 4 (3.17%) ETL
9 4 (3.17%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.17%) Change Management
9 4 (3.17%) Project Planning
9 4 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (3.17%) Network Management
10 3 (2.38%) MapReduce
10 3 (2.38%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.60%) SQL
2 17 (13.49%) PowerShell
3 13 (10.32%) T-SQL
4 10 (7.94%) C#
5 6 (4.76%) C
6 5 (3.97%) VBA
6 5 (3.97%) Java
6 5 (3.97%) VB
7 4 (3.17%) VB6
8 3 (2.38%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.38%) VBScript
8 3 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.79%) C-shell
10 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.79%) R
10 1 (0.79%) Korn
10 1 (0.79%) Jython
10 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 54 (42.86%) MCSE
2 31 (24.60%) MCITP
3 22 (17.46%) MCSA
4 16 (12.70%) Degree
4 16 (12.70%) MCP
5 15 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (9.52%) MCTS
7 11 (8.73%) CCNA
8 10 (7.94%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (5.56%) MCDST
9 7 (5.56%) MCT
10 5 (3.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (3.97%) A+ Certification
11 4 (3.17%) CCNP
11 4 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (3.17%) MOS
11 4 (3.17%) LPIC
11 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
12 3 (2.38%) CCEE
12 3 (2.38%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) SLA
2 4 (3.17%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.59%) QA
3 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (32.54%) Active Directory
2 24 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.11%) XenApp
4 8 (6.35%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.76%) VMware ESX
6 5 (3.97%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.97%) Xen
7 4 (3.17%) NFS
8 3 (2.38%) HDFS
8 3 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.59%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.59%) vSphere
10 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.79%) UAG
10 1 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.79%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.79%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (7.94%) SCCM
2 8 (6.35%) SCOM
3 5 (3.97%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.38%) Oozie
5 3 (2.38%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (2.38%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.59%) WSUS
6 2 (1.59%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.59%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.79%) Puppet
7 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.79%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.79%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.79%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.79%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 96 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 31 (24.60%) VMware
3 25 (19.84%) Citrix
4 20 (15.87%) Cisco
5 14 (11.11%) HP
6 9 (7.14%) Oracle
6 9 (7.14%) Reuters
6 9 (7.14%) IBM
7 7 (5.56%) Wyse
7 7 (5.56%) Symantec
8 5 (3.97%) FactSet
8 5 (3.97%) McAfee
9 4 (3.17%) NetApp
9 4 (3.17%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.17%) Apple
9 4 (3.17%) Bloomberg
9 4 (3.17%) Sophos
9 4 (3.17%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.38%) Cloudera
10 3 (2.38%) Altiris
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
King & Wood Mallesons
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
CPS Group
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 18 days ago