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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 140 136 133
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 60 97 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.02% 1.32% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.62% 8.72% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 56 56
Average daily rate
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£431 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.21% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £195 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £450 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 11
Average hourly rate £13.75 £22.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £17.85 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £26.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.82 £17.49 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +12.83%
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
906 1112 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.38% 15.11% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 777 699
Average daily rate £448 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 39 38
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.69 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% +29.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.74 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 99 (72.26%) Microsoft
2 76 (55.47%) Windows
3 63 (45.99%) MCSE
4 46 (33.58%) MCITP
5 45 (32.85%) SQL Server
6 42 (30.66%) Active Directory
7 36 (26.28%) SQL
7 36 (26.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (24.09%) ITIL
9 32 (23.36%) MS Excel
10 31 (22.63%) VMware
11 30 (21.90%) Citrix
12 29 (21.17%) MS Exchange
13 27 (19.71%) Windows 7
14 26 (18.98%) MCTS
14 26 (18.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 24 (17.52%) Finance
16 23 (16.79%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (16.06%) SharePoint
18 21 (15.33%) MCSA
18 21 (15.33%) Cisco
18 21 (15.33%) SQL Server 2008
18 21 (15.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 20 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (14.60%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (14.60%) T-SQL
20 19 (13.87%) Exchange Server 2010
21 18 (13.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 18 (13.14%) DNS
22 16 (11.68%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 29 (21.17%) MS Exchange
2 22 (16.06%) SharePoint
3 19 (13.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (10.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 13 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (6.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (6.57%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (5.11%) IIS
9 6 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (4.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (2.92%) Apache Pig
10 4 (2.92%) Apache
11 2 (1.46%) Lync
11 2 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.73%) Documentum
12 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
Applications
1 32 (23.36%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.03%) MS Office
3 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.73%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.65%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.73%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.73%) Magento
3 1 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.19%) Office 365
2 1 (0.73%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.14%) DNS
2 14 (10.22%) SAN
3 11 (8.03%) WAN
4 10 (7.30%) TCP/IP
5 9 (6.57%) DHCP
6 7 (5.11%) Firewall
7 5 (3.65%) LAN
7 5 (3.65%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.92%) Network Security
9 3 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.19%) IP Telephony
9 3 (2.19%) SMTP
9 3 (2.19%) Extranet
10 2 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.46%) NAS
10 2 (1.46%) Internet
10 2 (1.46%) VPN
10 2 (1.46%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.73%) HTTP
11 1 (0.73%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (32.85%) SQL Server
2 26 (18.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (15.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (15.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (13.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (10.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (8.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.65%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.92%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.92%) Mahout
8 4 (2.92%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.19%) Big Data
9 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.73%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.38%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.92%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.92%) Subversion
3 4 (2.92%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.46%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.46%) MSI
5 1 (0.73%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.73%) JIRA
General
1 24 (17.52%) Finance
2 12 (8.76%) Banking
3 5 (3.65%) Retail
4 4 (2.92%) International Banking
5 3 (2.19%) Law
5 3 (2.19%) Legal
5 3 (2.19%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.46%) Advertising
6 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.46%) Front Office
6 2 (1.46%) Back Office
7 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (18.25%) Developer
2 16 (11.68%) Administrator
3 15 (10.95%) Analyst
4 12 (8.76%) SQL Developer
5 11 (8.03%) Desktop Support
6 10 (7.30%) Architect
6 10 (7.30%) Support Analyst
6 10 (7.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 9 (6.57%) SharePoint Developer
7 9 (6.57%) DBA
7 9 (6.57%) Trainer
8 8 (5.84%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Senior SQL Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.84%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.38%) SharePoint Administrator
9 6 (4.38%) Desktop Analyst
9 6 (4.38%) SQL DBA
9 6 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.22%) .NET
2 10 (7.30%) jQuery
3 8 (5.84%) HTML
4 6 (4.38%) .NET Framework
4 6 (4.38%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.38%) CSS
4 6 (4.38%) Web Services
5 5 (3.65%) XML
5 5 (3.65%) Software Packaging
6 4 (2.92%) WCF
7 3 (2.19%) XSLT
7 3 (2.19%) Middleware
8 2 (1.46%) WF
8 2 (1.46%) MDX
8 2 (1.46%) Ajax
9 1 (0.73%) WinForms
9 1 (0.73%) JMS
9 1 (0.73%) XSD
9 1 (0.73%) XSL
9 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.95%) Blackberry
2 13 (9.49%) Clustering
3 9 (6.57%) Data Integration
4 7 (5.11%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.38%) Replication
6 5 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.65%) EqualLogic
7 4 (2.92%) iPhone
8 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.19%) Fixed Income
8 3 (2.19%) Derivative
8 3 (2.19%) CMDB
9 2 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.46%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.46%) iPad
9 2 (1.46%) Kindle
9 2 (1.46%) PKI
10 1 (0.73%) Handset
10 1 (0.73%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.73%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 76 (55.47%) Windows
2 36 (26.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (19.71%) Windows 7
4 23 (16.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (11.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (10.22%) Linux
7 9 (6.57%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.92%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.19%) UNIX
9 3 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.46%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.46%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.46%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.73%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.09%) ITIL
2 20 (14.60%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (8.76%) Migration
4 11 (8.03%) Data Modelling
4 11 (8.03%) ETL
5 10 (7.30%) Change Management
6 9 (6.57%) CRM
6 9 (6.57%) Data Transformation
7 8 (5.84%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (5.84%) Project Management
8 7 (5.11%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.38%) Unit Testing
9 6 (4.38%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.65%) Service Management
10 5 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.65%) Asset Management
10 5 (3.65%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (3.65%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (3.65%) Problem Management
11 4 (2.92%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 36 (26.28%) SQL
2 20 (14.60%) T-SQL
3 14 (10.22%) PowerShell
4 9 (6.57%) C#
5 5 (3.65%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.92%) Java
6 4 (2.92%) VB
7 3 (2.19%) C
8 2 (1.46%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.46%) VBScript
9 1 (0.73%) Jython
9 1 (0.73%) Python
9 1 (0.73%) PHP
9 1 (0.73%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.73%) C++
9 1 (0.73%) VBA
9 1 (0.73%) C-shell
9 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.73%) Korn
Qualifications
1 63 (45.99%) MCSE
2 46 (33.58%) MCITP
3 26 (18.98%) MCTS
4 21 (15.33%) MCSA
5 16 (11.68%) MCP
5 16 (11.68%) Degree
6 11 (8.03%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (7.30%) MCT
8 7 (5.11%) CCNA
8 7 (5.11%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (4.38%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (4.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (3.65%) MCSD
10 5 (3.65%) CCNP
10 5 (3.65%) CCA
11 4 (2.92%) MCDST
11 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
11 4 (2.92%) LPIC
12 3 (2.19%) CISM
12 3 (2.19%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.84%) SLA
2 3 (2.19%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.19%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.19%) QA
3 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (30.66%) Active Directory
2 20 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.03%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.38%) XenApp
4 6 (4.38%) vSphere
5 5 (3.65%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.65%) ISA Server
6 4 (2.92%) HDFS
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.46%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.46%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.73%) NFS
8 1 (0.73%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.73%) vCloud
8 1 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.73%) XenServer
8 1 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (6.57%) SCCM
2 5 (3.65%) SCOM
3 4 (2.92%) Oozie
4 2 (1.46%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.46%) ZENworks
4 2 (1.46%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.73%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.73%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.73%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.73%) SCSM
5 1 (0.73%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.73%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.73%) WSUS
5 1 (0.73%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.73%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.73%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 99 (72.26%) Microsoft
2 31 (22.63%) VMware
3 30 (21.90%) Citrix
4 21 (15.33%) Cisco
5 9 (6.57%) HP
6 6 (4.38%) Dell
6 6 (4.38%) IBM
7 5 (3.65%) Oracle
7 5 (3.65%) Remedy
7 5 (3.65%) SonicWALL
8 4 (2.92%) Cloudera
8 4 (2.92%) Symantec
8 4 (2.92%) Juniper
8 4 (2.92%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.19%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.19%) Reuters
9 3 (2.19%) Bloomberg
9 3 (2.19%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.46%) RightFax
10 2 (1.46%) Bomgar
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