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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
London / City of London
Rank 120 117 143
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 30 33 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.01% 1.05% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.83% 7.02% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 38
Median daily rate £350 £300 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -24.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £189 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £479 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £19.00 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-14.23% +21.52%

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
439 470 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.82% 14.98% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 339 601
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 16
Median hourly rate £15.98 £22.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.36% +6.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £16.20 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £33.44 £22.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017, 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 33 (70.21%) Microsoft
2 29 (61.70%) MCSE
3 26 (55.32%) Windows
4 23 (48.94%) Active Directory
5 20 (42.55%) Windows Server
6 19 (40.43%) Finance
7 17 (36.17%) ITIL
8 14 (29.79%) Migration
9 12 (25.53%) VMware
9 12 (25.53%) Office 365
9 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (21.28%) CCNA
11 9 (19.15%) MCSA
11 9 (19.15%) SCCM
11 9 (19.15%) PowerShell
12 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
13 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
13 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
13 7 (14.89%) Banking
13 7 (14.89%) MCITP
13 7 (14.89%) Degree
14 6 (12.77%) Firewall
14 6 (12.77%) Linux
14 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
14 6 (12.77%) MS Office
14 6 (12.77%) SQL
14 6 (12.77%) Citrix

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 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.51%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.13%) Apache
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.13%) CMS
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.13%) IIS
5 1 (2.13%) MS Project Server
5 1 (2.13%) NetWeaver
5 1 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Office
2 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.53%) Office 365
2 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.26%) GitHub
3 2 (4.26%) IaaS
3 2 (4.26%) OneDrive
3 2 (4.26%) PaaS
3 2 (4.26%) SaaS
4 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) Firewall
1 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.64%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (10.64%) SAN
3 4 (8.51%) DNS
3 4 (8.51%) LAN
3 4 (8.51%) Skype
3 4 (8.51%) Wireless
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (4.26%) DHCP
4 2 (4.26%) NAS
4 2 (4.26%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (4.26%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.13%) FTP
5 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.13%) SSH
5 1 (2.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) Power BI
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Bitbucket
1 2 (4.26%) MSI
2 1 (2.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (40.43%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Front Office
4 1 (2.13%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Support Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (14.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 5 (10.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Administrator
4 4 (8.51%) Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support
4 4 (8.51%) Server Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) XMPP
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.38%) Clustering
3 3 (6.38%) NHS
3 3 (6.38%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.13%) HP Storage
4 1 (2.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (55.32%) Windows
2 20 (42.55%) Windows Server
3 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
6 6 (12.77%) Linux
7 4 (8.51%) Windows 10
8 3 (6.38%) Android
8 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) ITIL
2 14 (29.79%) Migration
3 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (6.38%) Capacity Management
4 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.38%) Data Security
4 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (6.38%) Workflow
5 2 (4.26%) Application Packaging
5 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.26%) Change Management
5 2 (4.26%) Database Security
5 2 (4.26%) E-Discovery
5 2 (4.26%) Investment Management
5 2 (4.26%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.26%) Project Management
5 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.26%) Statistics
5 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) PowerShell
2 6 (12.77%) SQL
3 3 (6.38%) C
4 2 (4.26%) VBScript
5 1 (2.13%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (2.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) VB
5 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (61.70%) MCSE
2 10 (21.28%) CCNA
2 10 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (19.15%) MCSA
4 7 (14.89%) Degree
4 7 (14.89%) MCITP
5 5 (10.64%) MCP
5 5 (10.64%) MCTS
6 3 (6.38%) MCSD
6 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.26%) CCA
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (4.26%) IBM Certification
7 2 (4.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (4.26%) MCDST
7 2 (4.26%) OCP
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (48.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
2 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.51%) vSphere
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.26%) VMware Server
4 2 (4.26%) XenApp
4 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) SCCM
2 4 (8.51%) SCOM
3 3 (6.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (6.38%) WSUS
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.13%) Puppet
4 1 (2.13%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 33 (70.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.53%) VMware
3 6 (12.77%) Cisco
3 6 (12.77%) Citrix
4 4 (8.51%) Symantec
5 2 (4.26%) HP
5 2 (4.26%) IBM
5 2 (4.26%) Nuix
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle
5 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.13%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.13%) Apple
6 1 (2.13%) Avaya
6 1 (2.13%) Brocade
6 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.13%) F5
6 1 (2.13%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.13%) Polycom
6 1 (2.13%) Sage
6 1 (2.13%) SAP
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