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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 123 131 138
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 36 62 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.09% 1.14% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.91% 7.92% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 52
Median daily rate £363 £363 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £204 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +16.66%
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
521 783 1126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.75% 14.46% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 600 821
Median daily rate £450 £426 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 15
Median hourly rate £21.78 £22.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £16.16 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £34.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 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 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 50 (69.44%) Microsoft
2 48 (66.67%) Windows
3 45 (62.50%) MCSE
4 37 (51.39%) Active Directory
5 28 (38.89%) ITIL
6 27 (37.50%) MS Office
7 25 (34.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (31.94%) Finance
9 22 (30.56%) Windows 7
10 21 (29.17%) Citrix
10 21 (29.17%) VMware
11 18 (25.00%) SCCM
11 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (23.61%) MCP
12 17 (23.61%) XenApp
12 17 (23.61%) Windows Server
13 16 (22.22%) SQL
13 16 (22.22%) Blackberry
14 15 (20.83%) Migration
15 14 (19.44%) MCDST
16 13 (18.06%) MCITP
16 13 (18.06%) MS Excel
17 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
17 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
17 12 (16.67%) Smartphone
17 12 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
18 11 (15.28%) Office 365
18 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (13.89%) Firewall

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.72%) Skype for Business
3 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.17%) IBM Notes
5 3 (4.17%) IIS
5 3 (4.17%) Zimbra
6 2 (2.78%) Apache
6 2 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (37.50%) MS Office
2 13 (18.06%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.78%) MS Project
4 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.28%) Office 365
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.56%) Yammer
4 3 (4.17%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.78%) SaaS
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) Firewall
2 9 (12.50%) DNS
3 6 (8.33%) Internet
3 6 (8.33%) Skype
3 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.94%) Network Security
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.17%) Kerberos
5 3 (4.17%) LAN
5 3 (4.17%) LDAP
5 3 (4.17%) SAN
5 3 (4.17%) VoIP
5 3 (4.17%) VPN
5 3 (4.17%) WAN
6 2 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.78%) DHCP
6 2 (2.78%) Extranet
6 2 (2.78%) Wireless
7 1 (1.39%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.39%) JIRA
1 1 (1.39%) MSI
1 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (31.94%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Banking
2 7 (9.72%) Legal
3 2 (2.78%) French Language
3 2 (2.78%) German Language
3 2 (2.78%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (2.78%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Law
4 1 (1.39%) Publishing
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Analyst
2 15 (20.83%) Desktop Support
3 11 (15.28%) Support Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) DBA
5 8 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Citrix Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Citrix Support
6 7 (9.72%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) SQL DBA
7 6 (8.33%) Support Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Office 365 Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Server Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Support Manager
9 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Desktop Manager
9 4 (5.56%) Desktop Support Manager
9 4 (5.56%) IT Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) .NET
2 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.17%) HTML
4 2 (2.78%) WAP
4 2 (2.78%) Web Services
4 2 (2.78%) WinForms
4 2 (2.78%) WPF
4 2 (2.78%) XML
4 2 (2.78%) XML Messaging
4 2 (2.78%) XSLT
5 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.39%) Ajax
5 1 (1.39%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.39%) SAML
5 1 (1.39%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.39%) WCF
5 1 (1.39%) WF
5 1 (1.39%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 12 (16.67%) Smartphone
3 6 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.17%) Replication
5 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.78%) Clustering
5 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.39%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.39%) IVR
6 1 (1.39%) PKI
6 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) RIA
6 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (66.67%) Windows
2 25 (34.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (30.56%) Windows 7
4 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (23.61%) Windows Server
6 12 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (12.50%) Linux
9 5 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (6.94%) Windows 8
10 4 (5.56%) Mac OS X
10 4 (5.56%) Windows 10
11 3 (4.17%) CentOS
12 2 (2.78%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.78%) Unix
12 2 (2.78%) VMS
12 2 (2.78%) Windows NT
12 2 (2.78%) Windows Phone
13 1 (1.39%) Android
13 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.89%) ITIL
2 15 (20.83%) Migration
3 7 (9.72%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (6.94%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (5.56%) Capacity Management
6 4 (5.56%) Service Management
7 3 (4.17%) Business Continuity
7 3 (4.17%) CRM
7 3 (4.17%) ITSM
7 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.17%) Software Deployment
7 3 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (2.78%) Change Control
8 2 (2.78%) Database Mirroring
8 2 (2.78%) Database Security
8 2 (2.78%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.78%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.22%) SQL
2 9 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 8 (11.11%) C#
4 4 (5.56%) VBScript
5 3 (4.17%) C++
5 3 (4.17%) Java
6 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.78%) C
6 2 (2.78%) Python
6 2 (2.78%) VB
6 2 (2.78%) VB6
6 2 (2.78%) XAML
7 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (62.50%) MCSE
2 17 (23.61%) MCP
3 14 (19.44%) MCDST
4 13 (18.06%) MCITP
5 9 (12.50%) CCNA
5 9 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (12.50%) MCTS
6 8 (11.11%) MCSA
7 6 (8.33%) Degree
8 4 (5.56%) CISSP
8 4 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (4.17%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (2.78%) A+ Certification
10 2 (2.78%) CEH
10 2 (2.78%) IBM Certification
10 2 (2.78%) MCDBA
10 2 (2.78%) MCSD
10 2 (2.78%) OCP
10 2 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 37 (51.39%) Active Directory
2 17 (23.61%) XenApp
3 12 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.94%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.56%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.17%) UAG
7 2 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.78%) vSphere
8 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (25.00%) SCCM
2 5 (6.94%) SCOM
3 2 (2.78%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.78%) IBM BigFix
3 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Intune
4 1 (1.39%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.39%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.39%) MIIS
Vendors
1 50 (69.44%) Microsoft
2 21 (29.17%) Citrix
2 21 (29.17%) VMware
3 10 (13.89%) Dell
4 9 (12.50%) Cisco
5 6 (8.33%) Oracle
6 5 (6.94%) IBM
6 5 (6.94%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.17%) Adobe
7 3 (4.17%) Juniper
7 3 (4.17%) Kaspersky
7 3 (4.17%) Lotus
7 3 (4.17%) NetApp
7 3 (4.17%) Qualys
8 2 (2.78%) Altiris
8 2 (2.78%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.78%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.78%) HP
8 2 (2.78%) Novell
8 2 (2.78%) Reuters
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