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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 121 153 145
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 29 46 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.92% 0.90% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.11% 5.76% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 33 36
Average daily rate £300 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £156 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £660 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £17.25 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +5.13%
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
475 798 999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.08% 15.53% 17.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 597 667
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 15
Average hourly rate £21.81 £18.70 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.61% -21.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £12.60 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.08 £22.00 £38.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 8 February 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 8 February 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 (68.25%) MCSE
2 42 (66.67%) Windows
3 37 (58.73%) Microsoft
4 34 (53.97%) Active Directory
5 24 (38.10%) ITIL
6 23 (36.51%) Citrix
7 22 (34.92%) Finance
8 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (28.57%) SCCM
9 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (28.57%) MS Office
10 17 (26.98%) XenApp
10 17 (26.98%) Windows 7
11 16 (25.40%) MCP
11 16 (25.40%) VMware
12 15 (23.81%) MCSA
12 15 (23.81%) SQL
12 15 (23.81%) Windows Server
13 14 (22.22%) Blackberry
13 14 (22.22%) MCDST
14 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
15 12 (19.05%) Windows 2000 Server
16 11 (17.46%) Cisco Certification
17 10 (15.87%) Cisco
17 10 (15.87%) WAN
17 10 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
18 9 (14.29%) LAN
18 9 (14.29%) Linux
19 8 (12.70%) TCP/IP
19 8 (12.70%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 7 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.94%) IIS
3 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.59%) Zimbra
Applications
1 18 (28.57%) MS Office
2 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Office 365
2 5 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.17%) SaaS
3 2 (3.17%) Yammer
4 1 (1.59%) IaaS
4 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) WAN
2 9 (14.29%) LAN
3 8 (12.70%) TCP/IP
4 7 (11.11%) SAN
5 6 (9.52%) DNS
6 4 (6.35%) DHCP
6 4 (6.35%) Internet
7 3 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (4.76%) Firewall
7 3 (4.76%) Skype
7 3 (4.76%) VLAN
7 3 (4.76%) VPN
8 2 (3.17%) NetScaler
8 2 (3.17%) SNMP
8 2 (3.17%) VoIP
9 1 (1.59%) BGP
9 1 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.59%) MPLS
9 1 (1.59%) OSPF
9 1 (1.59%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.17%) Big Data
6 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.17%) GIS
6 2 (3.17%) MySQL
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.59%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.59%) JIRA
3 1 (1.59%) MSI
3 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (34.92%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Analyst
2 14 (22.22%) Desktop Support
3 13 (20.63%) Support Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (11.11%) Citrix Analyst
5 7 (11.11%) Citrix Support
5 7 (11.11%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Trainer
8 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (6.35%) Desktop Manager
8 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support Manager
8 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Trainer
8 4 (6.35%) Support Manager
8 4 (6.35%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Office 365 Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.17%) CSS
2 2 (3.17%) CSS3
2 2 (3.17%) HTML
2 2 (3.17%) HTML5
2 2 (3.17%) WCF
2 2 (3.17%) Web Services
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.59%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.59%) JMS
3 1 (1.59%) MDX
3 1 (1.59%) SAML
3 1 (1.59%) WF
3 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 7 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.94%) Clustering
4 3 (4.76%) NHS
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.59%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
5 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) Replication
5 1 (1.59%) Statistics
5 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (66.67%) Windows
2 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (26.98%) Windows 7
5 15 (23.81%) Windows Server
6 12 (19.05%) Windows 2000 Server
7 9 (14.29%) Linux
8 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (6.35%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.17%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.59%) Android
11 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.59%) CentOS
11 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.10%) ITIL
2 8 (12.70%) Migration
3 4 (6.35%) Change Control
3 4 (6.35%) Change Management
3 4 (6.35%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.76%) Coaching
4 3 (4.76%) Network Management
4 3 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (4.76%) PRINCE
4 3 (4.76%) Service Management
4 3 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (3.17%) CRM
5 2 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.17%) ITSM
5 2 (3.17%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.17%) Process Management
5 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) SQL
2 8 (12.70%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.35%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.35%) Python
5 3 (4.76%) C#
5 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.17%) VBA
6 2 (3.17%) VBScript
7 1 (1.59%) Java
7 1 (1.59%) VB
7 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 43 (68.25%) MCSE
2 16 (25.40%) MCP
3 15 (23.81%) MCSA
4 14 (22.22%) MCDST
5 11 (17.46%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (9.52%) CCNA
6 6 (9.52%) CCNP
6 6 (9.52%) MCITP
7 5 (7.94%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (7.94%) MCT
7 5 (7.94%) MCTS
8 4 (6.35%) CCEE
8 4 (6.35%) RHCE
8 4 (6.35%) RHCSA
9 3 (4.76%) CCA
9 3 (4.76%) Degree
10 2 (3.17%) DBS Check
10 2 (3.17%) MCDBA
10 2 (3.17%) NVQ Level 3
10 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (53.97%) Active Directory
2 17 (26.98%) XenApp
3 10 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.94%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.35%) vSphere
6 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.59%) UAG
7 1 (1.59%) vCloud
7 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (28.57%) SCCM
2 5 (7.94%) SCOM
3 4 (6.35%) Ansible
3 4 (6.35%) Nagios
3 4 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.35%) Puppet
4 3 (4.76%) Tivoli
4 3 (4.76%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.59%) Casper Suite
5 1 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.59%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.59%) SCSM
5 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.59%) vMotion
5 1 (1.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 37 (58.73%) Microsoft
2 23 (36.51%) Citrix
3 16 (25.40%) VMware
4 10 (15.87%) Cisco
5 5 (7.94%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.35%) HP
6 4 (6.35%) LANDesk
7 3 (4.76%) Dell
7 3 (4.76%) F5
7 3 (4.76%) Juniper
7 3 (4.76%) Oracle
8 2 (3.17%) Adobe
8 2 (3.17%) Altiris
8 2 (3.17%) Apple
8 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.17%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.17%) Remedy
8 2 (3.17%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.59%) Brocade
9 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
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