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 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
London / City of London
Rank 141 116 146
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 1.02% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% 6.49% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 36
Median daily rate £375 £338 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -17.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £181 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £496 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +7.79%

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
433 478 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.77% 15.66% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 346 625
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £627 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 11
Median hourly rate £17.89 £22.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.70% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.96 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £37.08 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (56.82%) MCSE
3 20 (45.45%) ITIL
4 19 (43.18%) Finance
5 17 (38.64%) Windows
6 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
6 14 (31.82%) Migration
7 12 (27.27%) Banking
8 11 (25.00%) Windows Server
9 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
9 9 (20.45%) SharePoint
10 8 (18.18%) Linux
10 8 (18.18%) VMware
10 8 (18.18%) MCITP
10 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
10 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (15.91%) SCCM
11 7 (15.91%) Degree
11 7 (15.91%) Firewall
11 7 (15.91%) MCSA
11 7 (15.91%) SQL
11 7 (15.91%) CCNA
11 7 (15.91%) Cisco
11 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (13.64%) Citrix
12 6 (13.64%) CCA
12 6 (13.64%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (13.64%) MS Office
12 6 (13.64%) Change Management

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 9 (20.45%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 4 (9.09%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.55%) CMS
4 2 (4.55%) MS Project Server
5 1 (2.27%) Apache
5 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.27%) GroupWise
5 1 (2.27%) IIS
5 1 (2.27%) NetWeaver
5 1 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Office
2 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.09%) Office 365
3 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.55%) GitHub
4 2 (4.55%) IaaS
4 2 (4.55%) PaaS
4 2 (4.55%) SaaS
5 1 (2.27%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) Firewall
2 5 (11.36%) DNS
2 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.82%) LAN
3 3 (6.82%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (6.82%) SAN
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.55%) DHCP
4 2 (4.55%) ISDN
4 2 (4.55%) PBX
4 2 (4.55%) PSTN
4 2 (4.55%) Skype
4 2 (4.55%) SSL
4 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.55%) WAN
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.27%) FTP
5 1 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.27%) VPN
5 1 (2.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) Power BI
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Bitbucket
1 2 (4.55%) MSI
1 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 19 (43.18%) Finance
2 12 (27.27%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (13.64%) Administrator
2 5 (11.36%) Architect
2 5 (11.36%) SharePoint Support
2 5 (11.36%) Technical Leader
2 5 (11.36%) Technical Support
3 4 (9.09%) Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) DBA
3 4 (9.09%) SQL DBA
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
3 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
4 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (4.55%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
1 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.27%) CSS
1 1 (2.27%) HTML
1 1 (2.27%) LAMP
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Replication
2 4 (9.09%) Clustering
2 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.55%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) PKI
4 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Windows
2 11 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (18.18%) Linux
4 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.55%) Android
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) ITIL
2 14 (31.82%) Migration
3 6 (13.64%) Change Management
3 6 (13.64%) ITIL V3
3 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
3 6 (13.64%) Workflow
4 5 (11.36%) Capacity Management
4 5 (11.36%) Coaching
4 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
4 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (11.36%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.09%) Database Security
5 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (6.82%) DevOps
7 2 (4.55%) Patch Management
7 2 (4.55%) Presales
7 2 (4.55%) PRINCE
7 2 (4.55%) Project Management
7 2 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.91%) SQL
3 5 (11.36%) C
4 2 (4.55%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) PHP
5 1 (2.27%) VB
5 1 (2.27%) VBA
5 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (56.82%) MCSE
2 8 (18.18%) MCITP
3 7 (15.91%) CCNA
3 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (15.91%) Degree
3 7 (15.91%) MCSA
4 6 (13.64%) CCA
4 6 (13.64%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (11.36%) MCP
6 4 (9.09%) IBM Certification
6 4 (9.09%) MCTS
6 4 (9.09%) OCP
6 4 (9.09%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
8 2 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (4.55%) MCDST
8 2 (4.55%) MCSD
8 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
8 2 (4.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) COBIT
1 1 (2.27%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) SCOM
2 2 (4.55%) WSUS
3 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.27%) Puppet
3 1 (2.27%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 33 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) VMware
3 7 (15.91%) Cisco
4 6 (13.64%) Citrix
5 4 (9.09%) IBM
5 4 (9.09%) Oracle
5 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.55%) Avaya
6 2 (4.55%) Nuix
7 1 (2.27%) Apple
7 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.27%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.27%) Polycom
7 1 (2.27%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.27%) SAP
7 1 (2.27%) Symantec
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £0 to £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago