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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 135 128 120
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 65 102 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.11% 1.42% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.34% 9.70% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 60 63
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £238 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £435 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.55 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.61% -11.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% +11.12%
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
886 1052 1071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.11% 14.63% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 730 715
Average daily rate £438 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 40
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.60 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.02% +9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.98 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.43 £48.00 £34.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

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 September 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 September 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.

1 107 (73.29%) Microsoft
2 85 (58.22%) Windows
3 65 (44.52%) MCSE
4 49 (33.56%) Active Directory
5 45 (30.82%) SQL Server
5 45 (30.82%) MCITP
6 40 (27.40%) SQL
7 39 (26.71%) ITIL
8 37 (25.34%) VMware
9 36 (24.66%) MS Exchange
10 35 (23.97%) MS Excel
11 33 (22.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 33 (22.60%) Windows 7
12 32 (21.92%) Citrix
13 28 (19.18%) MCSA
14 27 (18.49%) Finance
14 27 (18.49%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (17.81%) Cisco
16 25 (17.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 24 (16.44%) MCTS
18 23 (15.75%) DNS
19 22 (15.07%) SharePoint
20 21 (14.38%) Windows Server 2003
20 21 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2010
21 20 (13.70%) SAN
22 19 (13.01%) Blackberry
22 19 (13.01%) Linux
22 19 (13.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 19 (13.01%) SQL Server 2008
23 18 (12.33%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 36 (24.66%) MS Exchange
2 22 (15.07%) SharePoint
3 21 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (9.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (6.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (6.16%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (5.48%) IIS
8 6 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.74%) Apache Pig
9 4 (2.74%) Apache
9 4 (2.74%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.74%) WebSphere
10 3 (2.05%) Lync
11 2 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.68%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.68%) Documentum
12 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 35 (23.97%) MS Excel
2 18 (12.33%) MS Office
3 3 (2.05%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (4.79%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.68%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.75%) DNS
2 20 (13.70%) SAN
3 16 (10.96%) DHCP
4 12 (8.22%) TCP/IP
4 12 (8.22%) Firewall
5 11 (7.53%) WAN
6 6 (4.11%) LAN
6 6 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (3.42%) Internet
8 4 (2.74%) Extranet
8 4 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (2.74%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (2.74%) VPN
9 3 (2.05%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.05%) SMTP
9 3 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.05%) Wireless
9 3 (2.05%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.05%) VLAN
10 2 (1.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (30.82%) SQL Server
2 25 (17.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (13.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (13.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (11.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (8.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (6.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (3.42%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.74%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.74%) MySQL
8 4 (2.74%) Mahout
8 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.74%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.05%) Big Data
9 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.68%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.42%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.74%) CruiseControl
3 4 (2.74%) Subversion
3 4 (2.74%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.37%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.37%) MSI
5 1 (0.68%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.68%) JIRA
5 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 27 (18.49%) Finance
2 12 (8.22%) Banking
3 5 (3.42%) Retail
4 4 (2.74%) International Banking
4 4 (2.74%) Law
5 3 (2.05%) Legal
5 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.37%) Front Office
6 2 (1.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (15.75%) Developer
2 22 (15.07%) Analyst
3 18 (12.33%) Administrator
4 16 (10.96%) Desktop Support
5 14 (9.59%) Support Analyst
6 11 (7.53%) Trainer
6 11 (7.53%) SQL Developer
7 10 (6.85%) Architect
8 9 (6.16%) DBA
8 9 (6.16%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 9 (6.16%) Desktop Analyst
8 9 (6.16%) SharePoint Developer
9 8 (5.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (5.48%) Consultant
10 7 (4.79%) Support Engineer
11 6 (4.11%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (4.11%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.11%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (4.11%) SQL DBA
11 6 (4.11%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.59%) .NET
2 9 (6.16%) jQuery
3 7 (4.79%) HTML
4 5 (3.42%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.42%) Software Packaging
4 5 (3.42%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.42%) CSS
4 5 (3.42%) Web Services
5 4 (2.74%) XML
6 3 (2.05%) XSLT
6 3 (2.05%) Middleware
6 3 (2.05%) LAMP
6 3 (2.05%) WCF
7 2 (1.37%) WF
7 2 (1.37%) Ajax
7 2 (1.37%) MDX
8 1 (0.68%) Java EE
8 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.68%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.01%) Blackberry
2 16 (10.96%) Clustering
3 15 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.16%) Replication
5 7 (4.79%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.79%) Data Integration
6 6 (4.11%) iPhone
7 5 (3.42%) EqualLogic
7 5 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.42%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.74%) CMDB
8 4 (2.74%) PKI
8 4 (2.74%) iPad
9 3 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (2.05%) Derivative
9 3 (2.05%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.37%) Kindle
10 2 (1.37%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.68%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.68%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 85 (58.22%) Windows
2 33 (22.60%) Windows Server 2008
2 33 (22.60%) Windows 7
3 21 (14.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (13.01%) Linux
5 15 (10.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (7.53%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.74%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.05%) Android
9 3 (2.05%) UNIX
10 2 (1.37%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.37%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.37%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.71%) ITIL
2 18 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (6.85%) Change Management
3 10 (6.85%) CRM
3 10 (6.85%) Migration
4 9 (6.16%) Data Modelling
4 9 (6.16%) ETL
4 9 (6.16%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (5.48%) Project Management
6 7 (4.79%) Configuration Management
6 7 (4.79%) Data Transformation
7 6 (4.11%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.11%) Unit Testing
7 6 (4.11%) Service Delivery
7 6 (4.11%) Asset Management
7 6 (4.11%) ERP
8 5 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.42%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.42%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.40%) SQL
2 18 (12.33%) T-SQL
3 16 (10.96%) PowerShell
4 9 (6.16%) C#
5 5 (3.42%) C
6 4 (2.74%) Java
6 4 (2.74%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.74%) VB
7 3 (2.05%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.05%) VBScript
8 1 (0.68%) C++
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
8 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) Jython
8 1 (0.68%) Korn
8 1 (0.68%) C-shell
8 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.68%) VBA
8 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 65 (44.52%) MCSE
2 45 (30.82%) MCITP
3 28 (19.18%) MCSA
4 24 (16.44%) MCTS
5 17 (11.64%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (10.27%) MCP
6 15 (10.27%) Degree
7 14 (9.59%) CCNA
8 12 (8.22%) MCT
9 11 (7.53%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (4.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (3.42%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (3.42%) MCSD
12 4 (2.74%) A+ Certification
12 4 (2.74%) LPIC
12 4 (2.74%) MCDST
13 3 (2.05%) CCNP
13 3 (2.05%) RHCE
13 3 (2.05%) MOS
13 3 (2.05%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.85%) SLA
2 3 (2.05%) QA
2 3 (2.05%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (33.56%) Active Directory
2 27 (18.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.90%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.53%) XenApp
5 9 (6.16%) VMware ESX
6 5 (3.42%) ISA Server
6 5 (3.42%) vSphere
7 4 (2.74%) HDFS
7 4 (2.74%) NFS
8 3 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.37%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.37%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.37%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.68%) UAG
10 1 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (8.22%) SCCM
2 7 (4.79%) SCOM
3 5 (3.42%) MAILsweeper
3 5 (3.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (2.74%) Oozie
4 4 (2.74%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.74%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.05%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (2.05%) WSUS
6 2 (1.37%) ZENworks
6 2 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.37%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.37%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.68%) SCSM
7 1 (0.68%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.68%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 107 (73.29%) Microsoft
2 37 (25.34%) VMware
3 32 (21.92%) Citrix
4 26 (17.81%) Cisco
5 16 (10.96%) HP
6 10 (6.85%) IBM
7 9 (6.16%) Symantec
8 8 (5.48%) Oracle
9 6 (4.11%) McAfee
10 5 (3.42%) Remedy
10 5 (3.42%) SonicWALL
10 5 (3.42%) Dell
10 5 (3.42%) NetApp
11 4 (2.74%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.74%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.74%) Sophos
11 4 (2.74%) Cloudera
12 3 (2.05%) Wyse
12 3 (2.05%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.37%) Apple
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