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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 118 148 126
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 83 60 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.54% 1.01% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.26% 6.61% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 45 63
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £217 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Average hourly rate £18.99 £15.00 £22.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.60% -32.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.14 £15.00 £17.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £15.00 £27.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £17.36
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -7.80%
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
809 908 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.03% 15.35% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 634 772
Average daily rate £438 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 39
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.75 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -30.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.46 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £31.43 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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.

1 106 (74.65%) Microsoft
2 94 (66.20%) MCSE
3 92 (64.79%) Windows
4 68 (47.89%) Active Directory
5 50 (35.21%) VMware
6 48 (33.80%) ITIL
7 35 (24.65%) MCSA
8 33 (23.24%) Cisco
8 33 (23.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 31 (21.83%) Citrix
9 31 (21.83%) MS Office
10 29 (20.42%) MS Excel
11 28 (19.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 26 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (18.31%) SQL Server
12 26 (18.31%) Finance
13 25 (17.61%) SQL
14 24 (16.90%) LAN
14 24 (16.90%) TCP/IP
14 24 (16.90%) PowerShell
15 23 (16.20%) WAN
16 22 (15.49%) Linux
16 22 (15.49%) DNS
16 22 (15.49%) Windows 7
17 21 (14.79%) Cisco Certification
18 20 (14.08%) MS Exchange
19 19 (13.38%) MCP
19 19 (13.38%) Windows Server 2003
20 18 (12.68%) SAN
21 17 (11.97%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 20 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.15%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.23%) Lync
5 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.52%) IIS
7 4 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 31 (21.83%) MS Office
2 29 (20.42%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.41%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.70%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.63%) Office 365
2 5 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.52%) SaaS
3 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.70%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.70%) IaaS
4 1 (0.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.90%) LAN
1 24 (16.90%) TCP/IP
2 23 (16.20%) WAN
3 22 (15.49%) DNS
4 18 (12.68%) SAN
5 15 (10.56%) DHCP
6 11 (7.75%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (6.34%) VPN
7 9 (6.34%) VLAN
8 8 (5.63%) Firewall
9 7 (4.93%) Network Security
10 6 (4.23%) Internet
10 6 (4.23%) NAS
11 5 (3.52%) iSCSI
11 5 (3.52%) WLAN
12 4 (2.82%) Ethernet
12 4 (2.82%) VoIP
12 4 (2.82%) ADSL
12 4 (2.82%) OSPF
12 4 (2.82%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.31%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (8.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 12 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.82%) OLAP
6 4 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (2.11%) MySQL
8 2 (1.41%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.41%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.70%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.70%) IDOL
9 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.41%) JIRA
3 2 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.70%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (18.31%) Finance
2 11 (7.75%) Banking
3 9 (6.34%) Legal
4 7 (4.93%) Advertising
5 6 (4.23%) Retail
6 5 (3.52%) Marketing
7 4 (2.82%) Publishing
7 4 (2.82%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.11%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.41%) Back Office
10 1 (0.70%) Law
10 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.70%) French Language
Job Titles
1 22 (15.49%) Analyst
2 17 (11.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (10.56%) Developer
4 12 (8.45%) Server Engineer
5 11 (7.75%) Administrator
5 11 (7.75%) IT Support
6 9 (6.34%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.63%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Consultant
8 7 (4.93%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (4.23%) SQL DBA
9 6 (4.23%) IT Support Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Desktop Analyst
9 6 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.23%) DBA
9 6 (4.23%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.23%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.27%) .NET
2 5 (3.52%) Web Services
3 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.82%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.82%) WCF
4 3 (2.11%) XML
5 2 (1.41%) JMS
5 2 (1.41%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.41%) jQuery
5 2 (1.41%) Apache Thrift
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.70%) MDX
6 1 (0.70%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.70%) LINQ
6 1 (0.70%) HTML
6 1 (0.70%) CSS
6 1 (0.70%) XSL
6 1 (0.70%) XSLT
6 1 (0.70%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.15%) Blackberry
1 13 (9.15%) Clustering
2 12 (8.45%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (5.63%) Replication
3 8 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.93%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.52%) iPad
5 5 (3.52%) Thin Client
5 5 (3.52%) iPhone
5 5 (3.52%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.82%) CESG
6 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.82%) NHS
7 2 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.41%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (1.41%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.41%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 92 (64.79%) Windows
2 28 (19.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 26 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (15.49%) Windows 7
4 22 (15.49%) Linux
5 19 (13.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (10.56%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.63%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.93%) Debian
9 6 (4.23%) Mac OS X
9 6 (4.23%) Android
10 5 (3.52%) UNIX
11 4 (2.82%) Windows Phone
12 3 (2.11%) Windows Vista
12 3 (2.11%) Solaris
13 2 (1.41%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.41%) CentOS
13 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.41%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (33.80%) ITIL
2 17 (11.97%) Migration
3 11 (7.75%) Project Management
4 10 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (6.34%) Change Control
6 8 (5.63%) Configuration Management
7 7 (4.93%) PRINCE2
7 7 (4.93%) CRM
7 7 (4.93%) Server Building
8 6 (4.23%) ETL
8 6 (4.23%) Service Management
8 6 (4.23%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.23%) Change Management
8 6 (4.23%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.23%) Software Deployment
9 5 (3.52%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.52%) ITSM
9 5 (3.52%) Identity Management
10 4 (2.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.61%) SQL
2 24 (16.90%) PowerShell
3 12 (8.45%) C#
4 9 (6.34%) T-SQL
5 7 (4.93%) Python
6 6 (4.23%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.23%) VBScript
7 5 (3.52%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.82%) Perl
8 4 (2.82%) Java
9 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.41%) VBA
10 1 (0.70%) VB6
10 1 (0.70%) Lua
10 1 (0.70%) PHP
10 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.70%) VB
10 1 (0.70%) C
Qualifications
1 94 (66.20%) MCSE
2 35 (24.65%) MCSA
3 21 (14.79%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (13.38%) MCP
5 14 (9.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (9.15%) MCITP
6 13 (9.15%) Degree
6 13 (9.15%) CCNA
7 12 (8.45%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (6.34%) CCNP
9 8 (5.63%) Security Cleared
10 7 (4.93%) RHCE
10 7 (4.93%) MCSD
11 5 (3.52%) CISSP
11 5 (3.52%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (2.82%) MCT
12 4 (2.82%) CCA
12 4 (2.82%) MCTS
12 4 (2.82%) CCEE
12 4 (2.82%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.82%) QA
2 4 (2.82%) SLA
3 3 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (47.89%) Active Directory
2 33 (23.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.15%) vSphere
4 11 (7.75%) XenApp
5 8 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.82%) vCloud
6 4 (2.82%) VMware Server
6 4 (2.82%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.11%) UAG
7 3 (2.11%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.41%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.41%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.70%) NFS
9 1 (0.70%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (11.97%) SCCM
2 10 (7.04%) Tivoli
3 8 (5.63%) SCOM
4 7 (4.93%) Puppet
5 6 (4.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 5 (3.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.82%) Ansible
7 4 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (2.82%) Nagios
8 3 (2.11%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.41%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.41%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.41%) WMI
9 2 (1.41%) vMotion
10 1 (0.70%) SnapVault
10 1 (0.70%) WSUS
10 1 (0.70%) MIMEsweeper
10 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 106 (74.65%) Microsoft
2 50 (35.21%) VMware
3 33 (23.24%) Cisco
4 31 (21.83%) Citrix
5 13 (9.15%) HP
6 12 (8.45%) Red Hat
7 11 (7.75%) Dell
8 8 (5.63%) McAfee
9 7 (4.93%) Bloomberg
9 7 (4.93%) LANDesk
9 7 (4.93%) Apple
10 5 (3.52%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.82%) Infoblox
11 4 (2.82%) CommVault
11 4 (2.82%) IBM
11 4 (2.82%) Polycom
11 4 (2.82%) AppSense
11 4 (2.82%) Reuters
11 4 (2.82%) Wyse
12 3 (2.11%) Remedy
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