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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 120 124 134
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 45 87 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.34% 1.49% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.73% 10.01% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 52 45
Median daily rate £425 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £202 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £311
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +12.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Median hourly rate - £17.98 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+54.28% +10.23%
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
582 869 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.31% 14.83% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 641 646
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 16
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% +2.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.61 £38.43 £33.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.30% +26.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 62 (78.48%) Microsoft
2 56 (70.89%) Windows
3 48 (60.76%) MCSE
4 39 (49.37%) Active Directory
5 32 (40.51%) VMware
6 28 (35.44%) ITIL
6 28 (35.44%) Windows Server
7 24 (30.38%) Migration
8 23 (29.11%) Finance
9 21 (26.58%) MS Office
10 20 (25.32%) SQL
10 20 (25.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (24.05%) MS Excel
12 18 (22.78%) SQL Server
13 17 (21.52%) Cisco
13 17 (21.52%) MCITP
14 16 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (20.25%) Firewall
15 15 (18.99%) Citrix
15 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (17.72%) Windows 7
16 14 (17.72%) SharePoint
16 14 (17.72%) MS Exchange
16 14 (17.72%) PowerShell
17 13 (16.46%) SCCM
17 13 (16.46%) Banking
17 13 (16.46%) Dell
17 13 (16.46%) Linux
17 13 (16.46%) Skype for Business
18 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure

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 14 (17.72%) MS Exchange
1 14 (17.72%) SharePoint
2 13 (16.46%) Skype for Business
3 8 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (5.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.80%) Apache
6 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.80%) IIS
6 3 (3.80%) MS Project Server
6 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.80%) Zimbra
7 2 (2.53%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (26.58%) MS Office
2 19 (24.05%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.06%) MS Project
4 3 (3.80%) InfoPath
5 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (15.19%) Office 365
2 3 (3.80%) OneDrive
2 3 (3.80%) Yammer
3 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.25%) Firewall
2 12 (15.19%) DNS
3 10 (12.66%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.86%) Network Security
5 6 (7.59%) Kerberos
5 6 (7.59%) LDAP
5 6 (7.59%) Skype
6 4 (5.06%) Extranet
6 4 (5.06%) Internet
6 4 (5.06%) VoIP
7 3 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (3.80%) CTI
7 3 (3.80%) H.323
7 3 (3.80%) PBX
7 3 (3.80%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (3.80%) SAN
7 3 (3.80%) Unified Communications
7 3 (3.80%) VPN
8 2 (2.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.53%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.27%) MySQL
5 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.53%) MSI
3 1 (1.27%) JIRA
General
1 23 (29.11%) Finance
2 13 (16.46%) Banking
3 7 (8.86%) Legal
4 2 (2.53%) French Language
4 2 (2.53%) German Language
4 2 (2.53%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (2.53%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.27%) Law
5 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (12.66%) Analyst
1 10 (12.66%) DBA
2 8 (10.13%) Server Engineer
3 7 (8.86%) Administrator
3 7 (8.86%) SQL DBA
4 6 (7.59%) Desktop Support
5 5 (6.33%) Architect
5 5 (6.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Security Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Senior Server Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Technical Support
5 5 (6.33%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) .NET
2 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET
3 6 (7.59%) HTML
4 3 (3.80%) XMPP
5 2 (2.53%) WAP
5 2 (2.53%) Web Services
5 2 (2.53%) WinForms
5 2 (2.53%) WPF
5 2 (2.53%) XML
5 2 (2.53%) XML Messaging
5 2 (2.53%) XSLT
6 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.27%) Ajax
6 1 (1.27%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.27%) COM
6 1 (1.27%) LAMP
6 1 (1.27%) Middleware
6 1 (1.27%) SAML
6 1 (1.27%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Blackberry
1 7 (8.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.06%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) IVR
3 3 (3.80%) Replication
4 2 (2.53%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.53%) PKI
4 2 (2.53%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.27%) Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) NHS
5 1 (1.27%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.27%) RIA
5 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (70.89%) Windows
2 28 (35.44%) Windows Server
3 20 (25.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (17.72%) Windows 7
6 13 (16.46%) Linux
7 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (10.13%) Windows 8
9 6 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (6.33%) Windows 10
11 4 (5.06%) Windows Phone
12 3 (3.80%) CentOS
12 3 (3.80%) Mac OS X
12 3 (3.80%) Unix
13 2 (2.53%) Android
13 2 (2.53%) Mac OS
13 2 (2.53%) VMS
13 2 (2.53%) Windows NT
13 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
14 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.44%) ITIL
2 24 (30.38%) Migration
3 7 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (8.86%) Capacity Management
4 6 (7.59%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (7.59%) PRINCE2
4 6 (7.59%) Server Virtualisation
5 5 (6.33%) Business Continuity
5 5 (6.33%) ITIL V3
5 5 (6.33%) Software Deployment
6 4 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.06%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.06%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (5.06%) Project Management
7 3 (3.80%) Change Management
7 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (3.80%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.80%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.80%) Service Management
7 3 (3.80%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.32%) SQL
2 14 (17.72%) PowerShell
3 10 (12.66%) C#
4 9 (11.39%) VBScript
5 6 (7.59%) C++
5 6 (7.59%) Java
6 3 (3.80%) C
7 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.53%) Python
7 2 (2.53%) VB
7 2 (2.53%) VB6
7 2 (2.53%) XAML
8 1 (1.27%) PHP
8 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (60.76%) MCSE
2 17 (21.52%) MCITP
3 11 (13.92%) Degree
4 10 (12.66%) MCP
5 9 (11.39%) CCNA
5 9 (11.39%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (11.39%) MCSA
6 8 (10.13%) MCTS
7 6 (7.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (6.33%) MCDST
9 4 (5.06%) CISSP
9 4 (5.06%) OCP
9 4 (5.06%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (3.80%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (3.80%) IBM Certification
10 3 (3.80%) Security+ Certification
11 2 (2.53%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.53%) CEH
11 2 (2.53%) MOS
11 2 (2.53%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) SLA
2 2 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 39 (49.37%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.13%) VMware ESX
4 7 (8.86%) XenApp
5 6 (7.59%) Hyper-V
6 5 (6.33%) UAG
7 4 (5.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.80%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (3.80%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.53%) BitLocker
9 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (2.53%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.53%) vSphere
10 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (16.46%) SCCM
2 11 (13.92%) SCOM
3 4 (5.06%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.06%) IBM BigFix
3 4 (5.06%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 3 (3.80%) MIIS
5 2 (2.53%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.27%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.27%) DameWare
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.27%) Puppet
6 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (78.48%) Microsoft
2 32 (40.51%) VMware
3 17 (21.52%) Cisco
4 15 (18.99%) Citrix
5 13 (16.46%) Dell
6 8 (10.13%) IBM
7 7 (8.86%) Red Hat
8 6 (7.59%) Oracle
9 4 (5.06%) Juniper
9 4 (5.06%) Symantec
10 3 (3.80%) Adobe
10 3 (3.80%) Avaya
10 3 (3.80%) Bloomberg
10 3 (3.80%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.80%) Kaspersky
10 3 (3.80%) NetApp
10 3 (3.80%) Qualys
10 3 (3.80%) Reuters
11 2 (2.53%) Altiris
11 2 (2.53%) Novell
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