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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 123 142 112
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 66 63 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.29% 1.04% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.87% 5.95% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 33 43
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £197 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 15
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -83.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -15.49%
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
839 1059 925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.34% 17.46% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 709 605
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £251 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £579 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 33
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.84% -46.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.03 £18.70 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015, 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 87 (73.73%) Microsoft
2 68 (57.63%) Windows
2 68 (57.63%) MCSE
3 50 (42.37%) Active Directory
3 50 (42.37%) VMware
4 38 (32.20%) ITIL
5 37 (31.36%) Citrix
6 36 (30.51%) Cisco
7 32 (27.12%) Finance
7 32 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
9 29 (24.58%) Windows 7
10 28 (23.73%) MCITP
10 28 (23.73%) MS Excel
10 28 (23.73%) MS Exchange
11 27 (22.88%) SAN
12 26 (22.03%) MCSA
13 24 (20.34%) Migration
14 22 (18.64%) SQL Server
14 22 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (16.10%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (16.10%) SQL
15 19 (16.10%) XenApp
16 18 (15.25%) MS Office
17 17 (14.41%) Linux
18 16 (13.56%) MCP
19 15 (12.71%) Cisco Certification
19 15 (12.71%) TCP/IP
19 15 (12.71%) Exchange Server 2010
19 15 (12.71%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 28 (23.73%) MS Exchange
2 15 (12.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (11.02%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (5.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (4.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.39%) IIS
7 4 (3.39%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.54%) Lync
8 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.54%) Apache
9 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.85%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 28 (23.73%) MS Excel
2 18 (15.25%) MS Office
3 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (5.08%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (4.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.85%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.85%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.85%) Agresso
4 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.78%) Office 365
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.85%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.88%) SAN
2 15 (12.71%) TCP/IP
3 12 (10.17%) LAN
3 12 (10.17%) Firewall
4 11 (9.32%) WAN
5 8 (6.78%) Ethernet
6 7 (5.93%) Internet
6 7 (5.93%) SSL
6 7 (5.93%) VPN
7 6 (5.08%) FTP
7 6 (5.08%) DNS
7 6 (5.08%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (4.24%) NAS
8 5 (4.24%) NetScaler
8 5 (4.24%) SMTP
8 5 (4.24%) DHCP
8 5 (4.24%) Wireless
9 3 (2.54%) Network Security
9 3 (2.54%) VLAN
9 3 (2.54%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.39%) MySQL
7 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.69%) SSDT
7 2 (1.69%) Big Data
7 2 (1.69%) Spotfire
7 2 (1.69%) QlikView
7 2 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.85%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (27.12%) Finance
2 11 (9.32%) Banking
3 4 (3.39%) Law
3 4 (3.39%) Legal
4 3 (2.54%) Retail
4 3 (2.54%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.54%) Back Office
4 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.54%) Advertising
5 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.69%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Front Office
6 1 (0.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (16.95%) Analyst
2 14 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (9.32%) Developer
3 11 (9.32%) Support Analyst
4 8 (6.78%) Support Engineer
4 8 (6.78%) Consultant
4 8 (6.78%) Trainer
5 7 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (5.08%) Administrator
6 6 (5.08%) Server Administrator
6 6 (5.08%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.24%) IT Support
7 5 (4.24%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Windows Administrator
7 5 (4.24%) Windows Server Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.39%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.39%) DBA
8 4 (3.39%) SAN Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.63%) .NET
2 5 (4.24%) Application Packaging
2 5 (4.24%) Web Services
3 4 (3.39%) XML
4 3 (2.54%) WCF
5 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.69%) ODBC
5 2 (1.69%) SOAP
5 2 (1.69%) OLE
5 2 (1.69%) WPF
5 2 (1.69%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.69%) MDX
6 1 (0.85%) MAPI
6 1 (0.85%) JMS
6 1 (0.85%) COM
6 1 (0.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Clustering
2 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.32%) Blackberry
3 8 (6.78%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (5.93%) Replication
5 6 (5.08%) Thin Client
5 6 (5.08%) Fat Client
5 6 (5.08%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.24%) iPad
7 4 (3.39%) iPhone
8 3 (2.54%) NHS
8 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.69%) SecurID
9 2 (1.69%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.69%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.69%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.69%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.85%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 68 (57.63%) Windows
2 32 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (24.58%) Windows 7
4 22 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (16.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (14.41%) Linux
7 9 (7.63%) Windows XP
8 8 (6.78%) Windows 8
9 6 (5.08%) Debian
10 5 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.54%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.54%) Android
11 3 (2.54%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.69%) UNIX
13 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (32.20%) ITIL
2 24 (20.34%) Migration
3 11 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (9.32%) CRM
4 10 (8.47%) Project Management
5 9 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (5.93%) ERP
7 5 (4.24%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.24%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.24%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.24%) Analytics
7 5 (4.24%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.24%) Service Management
8 4 (3.39%) Change Management
8 4 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.39%) Change Control
9 3 (2.54%) Data Migration
9 3 (2.54%) Project Planning
9 3 (2.54%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.10%) SQL
2 12 (10.17%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.93%) C#
4 4 (3.39%) VBScript
4 4 (3.39%) VB
4 4 (3.39%) VBA
5 3 (2.54%) R
5 3 (2.54%) C
5 3 (2.54%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.54%) VB6
6 2 (1.69%) Java
6 2 (1.69%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 68 (57.63%) MCSE
2 28 (23.73%) MCITP
3 26 (22.03%) MCSA
4 16 (13.56%) MCP
5 15 (12.71%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (12.71%) Degree
6 12 (10.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (8.47%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (7.63%) Citrix Certification
8 9 (7.63%) CCNA
8 9 (7.63%) MCTS
9 8 (6.78%) CCNP
10 7 (5.93%) MCT
11 6 (5.08%) Security Cleared
12 5 (4.24%) CCA
13 4 (3.39%) MCDST
13 4 (3.39%) CCEA
13 4 (3.39%) CCIE
14 3 (2.54%) SC Cleared
14 3 (2.54%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) SLA
2 4 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.69%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 50 (42.37%) Active Directory
2 30 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (16.10%) XenApp
4 10 (8.47%) vSphere
5 8 (6.78%) VMware Server
6 7 (5.93%) Hyper-V
7 6 (5.08%) XenDesktop
8 5 (4.24%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (2.54%) vCloud
9 3 (2.54%) Xen
9 3 (2.54%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.69%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.69%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.85%) XenServer
11 1 (0.85%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.85%) UAG
11 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (11.86%) SCCM
2 6 (5.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (4.24%) SCOM
4 4 (3.39%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.39%) HP SIM
4 4 (3.39%) Puppet
5 2 (1.69%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.69%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.85%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 87 (73.73%) Microsoft
2 50 (42.37%) VMware
3 37 (31.36%) Citrix
4 36 (30.51%) Cisco
5 14 (11.86%) HP
6 11 (9.32%) Reuters
7 10 (8.47%) Red Hat
8 9 (7.63%) IBM
9 8 (6.78%) Bloomberg
10 7 (5.93%) 3PAR
10 7 (5.93%) NetApp
11 6 (5.08%) Wyse
11 6 (5.08%) Juniper
11 6 (5.08%) EMC
12 5 (4.24%) CheckPoint
12 5 (4.24%) AppSense
13 4 (3.39%) CommVault
13 4 (3.39%) Apple
14 3 (2.54%) FactSet
15 2 (1.69%) Oracle
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