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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 124 140 114
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 66 71 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.21% 1.10% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.08% 6.07% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 47 45
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £187 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £313 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 17
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 £14.75 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -4.76%
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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
817 1170 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.02% 18.06% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 811 648
Average daily rate £425 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 36
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £42.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.45 £39.80 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 83 (73.45%) Microsoft
2 69 (61.06%) MCSE
3 67 (59.29%) Windows
4 50 (44.25%) Active Directory
5 48 (42.48%) VMware
6 36 (31.86%) ITIL
7 35 (30.97%) Cisco
7 35 (30.97%) Citrix
8 29 (25.66%) MS Exchange
8 29 (25.66%) Finance
8 29 (25.66%) VMware Infrastructure
9 28 (24.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (23.89%) MS Excel
10 27 (23.89%) MCSA
11 26 (23.01%) SAN
12 25 (22.12%) MCITP
12 25 (22.12%) Windows 7
13 23 (20.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 22 (19.47%) Migration
15 21 (18.58%) SQL Server
16 17 (15.04%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (15.04%) MS Office
16 17 (15.04%) XenApp
16 17 (15.04%) Degree
17 16 (14.16%) SQL
17 16 (14.16%) Linux
18 15 (13.27%) TCP/IP
18 15 (13.27%) HP
19 14 (12.39%) Cisco Certification
19 14 (12.39%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 29 (25.66%) MS Exchange
2 14 (12.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.96%) SharePoint
4 8 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (4.42%) IIS
5 5 (4.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.54%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.65%) Apache
7 3 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.65%) Lync
7 3 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (23.89%) MS Excel
2 17 (15.04%) MS Office
3 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (7.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (6.19%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (4.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.88%) Agresso
4 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.88%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.08%) Office 365
2 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.77%) Google Apps
3 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (23.01%) SAN
2 15 (13.27%) TCP/IP
3 14 (12.39%) LAN
4 11 (9.73%) WAN
4 11 (9.73%) Firewall
5 9 (7.96%) VPN
6 8 (7.08%) Ethernet
7 6 (5.31%) Internet
7 6 (5.31%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (5.31%) SSL
8 5 (4.42%) NetScaler
8 5 (4.42%) NAS
8 5 (4.42%) DNS
8 5 (4.42%) FTP
9 4 (3.54%) SMTP
9 4 (3.54%) DHCP
9 4 (3.54%) VoIP
9 4 (3.54%) Wireless
9 4 (3.54%) VLAN
10 2 (1.77%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.54%) MySQL
5 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.77%) Spotfire
7 2 (1.77%) QlikView
7 2 (1.77%) Big Data
7 2 (1.77%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.88%) SSDT
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.88%) Triplestore
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.88%) JIRA
2 1 (0.88%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (25.66%) Finance
2 9 (7.96%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Advertising
4 3 (2.65%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Law
4 3 (2.65%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.65%) Back Office
4 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.77%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Front Office
6 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (16.81%) Analyst
2 16 (14.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (9.73%) Developer
3 11 (9.73%) Support Analyst
4 9 (7.96%) Trainer
5 8 (7.08%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (6.19%) Consultant
6 7 (6.19%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) Server Administrator
7 6 (5.31%) Windows Administrator
7 6 (5.31%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.31%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.31%) Administrator
7 6 (5.31%) IT Support
8 5 (4.42%) Windows Server Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.96%) .NET
2 6 (5.31%) Application Packaging
3 5 (4.42%) Web Services
3 5 (4.42%) XML
4 2 (1.77%) ODBC
4 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.77%) OLE
4 2 (1.77%) MDX
4 2 (1.77%) WCF
4 2 (1.77%) SOAP
4 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.88%) WPF
5 1 (0.88%) LINQ
5 1 (0.88%) WinForms
5 1 (0.88%) COM
5 1 (0.88%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Clustering
2 11 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.85%) Blackberry
4 8 (7.08%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (5.31%) Replication
6 5 (4.42%) Fat Client
6 5 (4.42%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.42%) Thin Client
7 4 (3.54%) NHS
7 4 (3.54%) iPhone
8 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.77%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.77%) iPad
9 2 (1.77%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.77%) BYOD
10 1 (0.88%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 67 (59.29%) Windows
2 28 (24.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (22.12%) Windows 7
4 23 (20.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (15.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (14.16%) Linux
7 8 (7.08%) Windows XP
7 8 (7.08%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.31%) Debian
9 5 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.65%) Android
10 3 (2.65%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.77%) UNIX
11 2 (1.77%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (31.86%) ITIL
2 22 (19.47%) Migration
3 11 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (9.73%) CRM
3 11 (9.73%) Project Management
4 8 (7.08%) ERP
5 7 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (5.31%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.42%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.42%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.42%) Analytics
7 5 (4.42%) Service Management
7 5 (4.42%) Change Management
8 4 (3.54%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.54%) Change Control
9 3 (2.65%) Project Planning
9 3 (2.65%) Logistics
9 3 (2.65%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.16%) SQL
2 10 (8.85%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.19%) C#
4 4 (3.54%) VB
5 3 (2.65%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.65%) VBScript
5 3 (2.65%) R
5 3 (2.65%) VBA
5 3 (2.65%) VB6
6 2 (1.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (1.77%) C
6 2 (1.77%) Java
7 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.88%) Perl
7 1 (0.88%) PHP
7 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.88%) Lua
7 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 69 (61.06%) MCSE
2 27 (23.89%) MCSA
3 25 (22.12%) MCITP
4 17 (15.04%) Degree
5 14 (12.39%) MCP
5 14 (12.39%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (11.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (8.85%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (8.85%) MCTS
8 9 (7.96%) Citrix Certification
8 9 (7.96%) CCNA
9 8 (7.08%) MCT
10 7 (6.19%) CCNP
11 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
11 5 (4.42%) CCA
12 4 (3.54%) CCIE
12 4 (3.54%) CCEA
13 3 (2.65%) MCDST
13 3 (2.65%) NVQ Level 3
13 3 (2.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) SLA
1 4 (3.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.77%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (44.25%) Active Directory
2 29 (25.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (15.04%) XenApp
4 10 (8.85%) vSphere
5 8 (7.08%) VMware Server
6 7 (6.19%) Hyper-V
7 5 (4.42%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (3.54%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.65%) Xen
9 3 (2.65%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.65%) vCloud
10 2 (1.77%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.77%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.88%) XenServer
11 1 (0.88%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.88%) UAG
11 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (9.73%) SCCM
2 6 (5.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (4.42%) Puppet
4 4 (3.54%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.54%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.77%) SCOM
5 2 (1.77%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.88%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 83 (73.45%) Microsoft
2 48 (42.48%) VMware
3 35 (30.97%) Cisco
3 35 (30.97%) Citrix
4 15 (13.27%) HP
5 10 (8.85%) Red Hat
6 9 (7.96%) Reuters
7 8 (7.08%) IBM
8 7 (6.19%) NetApp
8 7 (6.19%) Wyse
8 7 (6.19%) 3PAR
9 6 (5.31%) AppSense
9 6 (5.31%) EMC
9 6 (5.31%) Bloomberg
9 6 (5.31%) Juniper
10 4 (3.54%) Apple
10 4 (3.54%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.54%) CommVault
11 3 (2.65%) FactSet
12 2 (1.77%) SolarWinds
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