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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 138 127 128
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 64 67 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.10% 1.16% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.07% 6.96% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 47 45
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £306
% change year-on-year
+8.80% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 15
Average hourly rate £17.98 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.86% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.39 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £17.00 £90.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -7.95%
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
793 962 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.59% 16.71% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 693 718
Average daily rate £438 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 60
Average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £33.33 £53.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the City of London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 109 (82.58%) Microsoft
2 88 (66.67%) MCSE
3 79 (59.85%) Windows
4 64 (48.48%) Active Directory
5 51 (38.64%) VMware
6 50 (37.88%) ITIL
7 42 (31.82%) Cisco
8 35 (26.52%) Citrix
8 35 (26.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 33 (25.00%) MCSA
10 30 (22.73%) MS Excel
11 28 (21.21%) Finance
11 28 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 26 (19.70%) MS Office
14 25 (18.94%) SQL Server
14 25 (18.94%) MCITP
15 24 (18.18%) MS Exchange
16 23 (17.42%) Linux
17 22 (16.67%) SAN
18 21 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
18 21 (15.91%) LAN
18 21 (15.91%) Windows 7
19 19 (14.39%) TCP/IP
19 19 (14.39%) Windows Server 2003
20 17 (12.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 16 (12.12%) Project Management
21 16 (12.12%) DNS
21 16 (12.12%) WAN
21 16 (12.12%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 24 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.36%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.79%) Lync
6 4 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.03%) IIS
6 4 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.52%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.76%) Apache
8 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 26 (19.70%) MS Office
3 4 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.52%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.76%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.79%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.82%) Office 365
2 5 (3.79%) SaaS
3 3 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.52%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.76%) IaaS
5 1 (0.76%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.67%) SAN
2 21 (15.91%) LAN
3 19 (14.39%) TCP/IP
4 16 (12.12%) WAN
4 16 (12.12%) DNS
5 12 (9.09%) VPN
5 12 (9.09%) Firewall
5 12 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (8.33%) DHCP
7 9 (6.82%) NAS
7 9 (6.82%) VLAN
8 8 (6.06%) Internet
8 8 (6.06%) Ethernet
9 7 (5.30%) Network Security
10 5 (3.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (3.79%) VoIP
11 4 (3.03%) WLAN
11 4 (3.03%) OSPF
11 4 (3.03%) BGP
11 4 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.94%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.27%) MySQL
5 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.52%) Spotfire
6 2 (1.52%) QlikView
6 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.52%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.52%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.76%) Big Data
7 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.76%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.76%) Fiddler
General
1 28 (21.21%) Finance
2 15 (11.36%) Banking
3 6 (4.55%) Advertising
3 6 (4.55%) Legal
4 4 (3.03%) Back Office
4 4 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.03%) Retail
5 3 (2.27%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.27%) Law
6 2 (1.52%) Publishing
6 2 (1.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.76%) French Language
7 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.76%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 22 (16.67%) Analyst
2 17 (12.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (10.61%) Developer
4 13 (9.85%) IT Support
5 11 (8.33%) Administrator
6 10 (7.58%) Support Analyst
7 9 (6.82%) Server Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (5.30%) IT Support Analyst
8 7 (5.30%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) Server Administrator
8 7 (5.30%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) Service Analyst
8 7 (5.30%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.30%) Trainer
9 6 (4.55%) Consultant
9 6 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.79%) Windows Administrator
10 5 (3.79%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.09%) .NET
2 6 (4.55%) Web Services
2 6 (4.55%) XML
3 5 (3.79%) WCF
4 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.52%) ODBC
5 2 (1.52%) JMS
5 2 (1.52%) OLE
5 2 (1.52%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.52%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.52%) MDX
5 2 (1.52%) jQuery
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.76%) HTML
6 1 (0.76%) EDI
6 1 (0.76%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.76%) LINQ
6 1 (0.76%) COM
6 1 (0.76%) CSS
6 1 (0.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.61%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (9.09%) Clustering
3 11 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.82%) Blackberry
5 6 (4.55%) Thin Client
5 6 (4.55%) iPhone
5 6 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.55%) Fat Client
6 5 (3.79%) iPad
6 5 (3.79%) Replication
6 5 (3.79%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.79%) NHS
7 4 (3.03%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.52%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.52%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.52%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.52%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.76%) Informatics
9 1 (0.76%) PKI
9 1 (0.76%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 79 (59.85%) Windows
2 28 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (17.42%) Linux
5 21 (15.91%) Windows 7
6 19 (14.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (11.36%) Windows 8
8 9 (6.82%) Debian
9 7 (5.30%) Windows XP
10 6 (4.55%) UNIX
10 6 (4.55%) Android
11 5 (3.79%) Mac OS X
12 4 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (2.27%) Solaris
14 2 (1.52%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.52%) CentOS
14 2 (1.52%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (37.88%) ITIL
2 16 (12.12%) Project Management
3 14 (10.61%) Migration
4 12 (9.09%) CRM
4 12 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (7.58%) Server Building
6 8 (6.06%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.06%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.30%) Service Management
7 7 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.30%) Change Management
8 6 (4.55%) ITSM
8 6 (4.55%) ERP
8 6 (4.55%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (4.55%) Change Control
8 6 (4.55%) Analytics
9 5 (3.79%) Software Deployment
9 5 (3.79%) Project Planning
9 5 (3.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.36%) SQL
2 13 (9.85%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.82%) C#
4 5 (3.79%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.03%) Perl
5 4 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.27%) Python
6 3 (2.27%) C
7 2 (1.52%) Java
7 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.52%) R
7 2 (1.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (1.52%) XMLA
7 2 (1.52%) VBScript
8 1 (0.76%) VB
8 1 (0.76%) PHP
8 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.76%) VB6
8 1 (0.76%) Lua
Qualifications
1 88 (66.67%) MCSE
2 33 (25.00%) MCSA
3 25 (18.94%) MCITP
4 21 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (12.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (12.12%) MCP
7 15 (11.36%) Degree
8 13 (9.85%) CCNA
9 10 (7.58%) CCNP
9 10 (7.58%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (7.58%) Security Cleared
10 9 (6.82%) MCTS
11 7 (5.30%) MCSD
12 6 (4.55%) MCT
13 5 (3.79%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (3.03%) SC Cleared
15 3 (2.27%) DV Cleared
15 3 (2.27%) NVQ Level 3
15 3 (2.27%) CCEA
15 3 (2.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) SLA
2 4 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.03%) QA
3 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 64 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 35 (26.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.85%) XenApp
4 10 (7.58%) vSphere
5 9 (6.82%) VMware Server
6 5 (3.79%) Hyper-V
7 4 (3.03%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.27%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.27%) vCloud
9 2 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.52%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.52%) XenServer
10 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.76%) NFS
10 1 (0.76%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.76%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.76%) UAG
Systems Management
1 12 (9.09%) SCCM
2 8 (6.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (3.79%) Tivoli
3 5 (3.79%) Puppet
4 4 (3.03%) HP SIM
4 4 (3.03%) SCOM
5 2 (1.52%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.76%) WMI
6 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.76%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.76%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.76%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.76%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 109 (82.58%) Microsoft
2 51 (38.64%) VMware
3 42 (31.82%) Cisco
4 35 (26.52%) Citrix
5 14 (10.61%) HP
6 12 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 9 (6.82%) Dell
8 8 (6.06%) IBM
9 7 (5.30%) Apple
9 7 (5.30%) Bloomberg
9 7 (5.30%) 3PAR
10 6 (4.55%) McAfee
10 6 (4.55%) Wyse
11 5 (3.79%) AppSense
11 5 (3.79%) CommVault
11 5 (3.79%) NetApp
12 4 (3.03%) Juniper
12 4 (3.03%) CheckPoint
12 4 (3.03%) Reuters
12 4 (3.03%) Infoblox
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