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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 144 145 103
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -42
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 56 64 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.99% 0.94% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.57% 6.18% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 73
Average daily rate
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£383 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 11
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.41 £15.13 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -19.03%
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
852 1035 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.10% 15.23% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 708 607
Average daily rate £420 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 36
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £41.53 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 85 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 68 (56.67%) Windows
3 53 (44.17%) MCSE
4 39 (32.50%) Active Directory
5 38 (31.67%) Windows 7
6 36 (30.00%) MS Excel
7 33 (27.50%) Finance
8 32 (26.67%) ITIL
9 31 (25.83%) VMware
10 29 (24.17%) SQL
10 29 (24.17%) MCITP
11 28 (23.33%) Citrix
12 27 (22.50%) SQL Server
13 26 (21.67%) MS Exchange
14 25 (20.83%) MS Office
15 22 (18.33%) MCSA
15 22 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
16 20 (16.67%) Cisco
17 19 (15.83%) Blackberry
17 19 (15.83%) Migration
17 19 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
18 17 (14.17%) PowerShell
18 17 (14.17%) XenApp
18 17 (14.17%) Degree
18 17 (14.17%) Linux
19 16 (13.33%) MCP
19 16 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
19 16 (13.33%) SAN
19 16 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
20 14 (11.67%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 26 (21.67%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (11.67%) SharePoint
4 9 (7.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (5.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (5.00%) Tomcat
7 5 (4.17%) Apache
7 5 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (4.17%) Lync
8 4 (3.33%) WebSphere
8 4 (3.33%) IIS
9 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.67%) Apache Pig
10 2 (1.67%) WorkSite
10 2 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.83%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.83%) JBoss
Applications
1 36 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 25 (20.83%) MS Office
3 3 (2.50%) MS Project
4 2 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.83%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.83%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.83%) Agresso
4 1 (0.83%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.33%) SAN
2 14 (11.67%) DNS
3 13 (10.83%) Firewall
4 12 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 12 (10.00%) DHCP
5 9 (7.50%) Internet
6 6 (5.00%) Wireless
7 5 (4.17%) LAN
7 5 (4.17%) WAN
8 4 (3.33%) NetScaler
8 4 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (3.33%) SSL
8 4 (3.33%) VPN
8 4 (3.33%) Ethernet
8 4 (3.33%) FTP
9 3 (2.50%) SNMP
9 3 (2.50%) SMTP
9 3 (2.50%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (2.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.17%) MySQL
6 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.33%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.50%) Big Data
8 2 (1.67%) Mahout
8 2 (1.67%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.67%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.67%) SSDT
8 2 (1.67%) OLTP
8 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.33%) CruiseControl
2 4 (3.33%) Subversion
3 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.67%) JIRA
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 33 (27.50%) Finance
2 13 (10.83%) Banking
3 5 (4.17%) Law
4 4 (3.33%) International Banking
4 4 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.67%) Marketing
5 2 (1.67%) Legal
5 2 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (20.83%) Analyst
2 16 (13.33%) Developer
3 14 (11.67%) Desktop Support
4 13 (10.83%) Support Analyst
5 10 (8.33%) Administrator
5 10 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.67%) DBA
6 8 (6.67%) SQL DBA
7 7 (5.83%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) Desktop Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) Consultant
8 6 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.00%) Architect
8 6 (5.00%) Trainer
9 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.17%) SQL Developer
9 5 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Team Leader
9 5 (4.17%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.67%) .NET
2 6 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.33%) Software Packaging
3 4 (3.33%) WCF
3 4 (3.33%) Web Services
4 3 (2.50%) LAMP
4 3 (2.50%) XML
4 3 (2.50%) HTML
4 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.50%) CSS
5 2 (1.67%) WPF
5 2 (1.67%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.67%) jQuery
5 2 (1.67%) JMS
6 1 (0.83%) WinForms
6 1 (0.83%) Middleware
6 1 (0.83%) MAPI
6 1 (0.83%) XSD
6 1 (0.83%) XSLT
6 1 (0.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.83%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.67%) Replication
3 7 (5.83%) Clustering
4 6 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.00%) iPhone
4 6 (5.00%) iPad
5 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.33%) PKI
7 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.50%) CMDB
7 3 (2.50%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.67%) SecurID
8 2 (1.67%) Statistics
8 2 (1.67%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.67%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.67%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 68 (56.67%) Windows
2 38 (31.67%) Windows 7
3 19 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (14.17%) Linux
5 12 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 11 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.50%) Android
9 3 (2.50%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.67%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.67%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.67%) UNIX
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.67%) ITIL
2 19 (15.83%) Migration
3 13 (10.83%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (7.50%) CRM
4 9 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (5.83%) Configuration Management
5 7 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (5.83%) Incident Management
6 5 (4.17%) Asset Management
6 5 (4.17%) ERP
6 5 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.17%) Change Control
7 4 (3.33%) Network Management
7 4 (3.33%) Unit Testing
7 4 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (3.33%) Project Management
7 4 (3.33%) Change Management
8 3 (2.50%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.50%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.17%) SQL
2 17 (14.17%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.17%) C#
4 10 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.00%) C
6 5 (4.17%) VBA
6 5 (4.17%) VBScript
6 5 (4.17%) VB
7 4 (3.33%) Java
7 4 (3.33%) VB6
8 3 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.50%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.67%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.83%) Jython
10 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.83%) C-shell
10 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.83%) Korn
10 1 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 53 (44.17%) MCSE
2 29 (24.17%) MCITP
3 22 (18.33%) MCSA
4 17 (14.17%) Degree
5 16 (13.33%) MCP
5 16 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (10.00%) MCTS
7 11 (9.17%) CCNA
8 9 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (5.83%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (5.00%) MCDST
10 6 (5.00%) MCT
11 5 (4.17%) A+ Certification
11 5 (4.17%) CCNP
12 4 (3.33%) CCEE
12 4 (3.33%) LPIC
12 4 (3.33%) CCEA
12 4 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (2.50%) MOS
13 3 (2.50%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.00%) SLA
2 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.67%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 39 (32.50%) Active Directory
2 22 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (14.17%) XenApp
4 6 (5.00%) XenDesktop
4 6 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.17%) Xen
6 4 (3.33%) NFS
7 3 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.67%) HDFS
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.67%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.67%) vSphere
8 2 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.83%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.83%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.83%) UAG
Systems Management
1 12 (10.00%) SCCM
2 7 (5.83%) SCOM
3 5 (4.17%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.50%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (2.50%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (1.67%) EdgeSight
6 2 (1.67%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.67%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.67%) Oozie
6 2 (1.67%) WSUS
6 2 (1.67%) Puppet
6 2 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.83%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.83%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.83%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 85 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 31 (25.83%) VMware
3 28 (23.33%) Citrix
4 20 (16.67%) Cisco
5 12 (10.00%) HP
6 11 (9.17%) Reuters
7 7 (5.83%) Wyse
7 7 (5.83%) Symantec
7 7 (5.83%) IBM
7 7 (5.83%) Oracle
8 6 (5.00%) Bloomberg
8 6 (5.00%) NetApp
9 5 (4.17%) McAfee
9 5 (4.17%) FactSet
10 4 (3.33%) Sophos
11 3 (2.50%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.50%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.50%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.67%) Cloudera
12 2 (1.67%) F5
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