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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 151 128 141
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 26 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.76% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 5.01% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 45
Median daily rate £409 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.67% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £219 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £585 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.33 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.59%
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
475 519 874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.01% 15.20% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 385 662
Median daily rate £450 £450 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 12
Median hourly rate £18.10 £19.10 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.23% +36.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £17.50 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.10 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016, 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 40 (75.47%) Microsoft
2 32 (60.38%) MCSE
3 26 (49.06%) Windows
4 25 (47.17%) ITIL
5 23 (43.40%) Finance
6 19 (35.85%) Active Directory
7 18 (33.96%) Migration
8 15 (28.30%) VMware
8 15 (28.30%) Windows Server
9 13 (24.53%) SharePoint
9 13 (24.53%) Banking
9 13 (24.53%) SCCM
10 12 (22.64%) MCITP
10 12 (22.64%) Citrix
11 11 (20.75%) MS Office
12 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
12 10 (18.87%) MCSA
12 10 (18.87%) Linux
12 10 (18.87%) Cisco
12 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (16.98%) PowerShell
13 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (16.98%) Firewall
14 8 (15.09%) CCNA
14 8 (15.09%) DNS
14 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (15.09%) MCP
14 8 (15.09%) SQL
14 8 (15.09%) Degree
14 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012

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 13 (24.53%) SharePoint
2 8 (15.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (13.21%) Skype for Business
4 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
5 3 (5.66%) MS Project Server
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.77%) Apache
6 2 (3.77%) CMS
6 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.77%) IIS
6 2 (3.77%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.89%) GroupWise
7 1 (1.89%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (20.75%) MS Office
2 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.66%) InfoPath
4 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.43%) Office 365
3 4 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.89%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) Firewall
2 8 (15.09%) DNS
3 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.55%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (7.55%) SAN
5 3 (5.66%) DHCP
5 3 (5.66%) LAN
5 3 (5.66%) SSL
6 2 (3.77%) FTP
6 2 (3.77%) ISDN
6 2 (3.77%) Kerberos
6 2 (3.77%) Network Security
6 2 (3.77%) PBX
6 2 (3.77%) PSTN
6 2 (3.77%) Skype
6 2 (3.77%) SSH
6 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.77%) VLAN
6 2 (3.77%) WAN
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.77%) MySQL
4 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.89%) Power BI
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MSI
1 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 23 (43.40%) Finance
2 13 (24.53%) Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Law
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (13.21%) Administrator
2 6 (11.32%) Analyst
2 6 (11.32%) Architect
2 6 (11.32%) Technical Leader
3 5 (9.43%) Desktop Support
3 5 (9.43%) SharePoint Support
3 5 (9.43%) Technical Support
4 4 (7.55%) DBA
4 4 (7.55%) Server Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Service Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) SQL DBA
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (3.77%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) .NET
1 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
1 3 (5.66%) HTML
2 2 (3.77%) LAMP
3 1 (1.89%) COM
3 1 (1.89%) CSS
3 1 (1.89%) Middleware
3 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Clustering
1 5 (9.43%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.55%) Replication
3 3 (5.66%) NHS
3 3 (5.66%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.77%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (49.06%) Windows
2 15 (28.30%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.87%) Linux
3 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.32%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.77%) Android
8 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) ITIL
2 18 (33.96%) Migration
3 7 (13.21%) ITIL V3
4 6 (11.32%) Capacity Management
4 6 (11.32%) Change Management
4 6 (11.32%) Mentoring
4 6 (11.32%) Workflow
5 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (9.43%) Coaching
5 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
5 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.55%) Database Security
6 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.66%) ITSM
7 3 (5.66%) Project Management
8 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.77%) PRINCE
8 2 (3.77%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) PowerShell
2 8 (15.09%) SQL
3 5 (9.43%) C
4 4 (7.55%) C#
5 3 (5.66%) VBScript
6 2 (3.77%) C++
6 2 (3.77%) Java
6 2 (3.77%) PHP
7 1 (1.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.89%) VB
7 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (60.38%) MCSE
2 12 (22.64%) MCITP
3 10 (18.87%) MCSA
4 8 (15.09%) CCNA
4 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (15.09%) Degree
4 8 (15.09%) MCP
5 6 (11.32%) CCA
5 6 (11.32%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (9.43%) MCTS
7 4 (7.55%) IBM Certification
7 4 (7.55%) MCDST
7 4 (7.55%) OCP
7 4 (7.55%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (3.77%) MCSD
8 2 (3.77%) MOS
8 2 (3.77%) PMI Certification
8 2 (3.77%) PMP
8 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (3.77%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) COBIT
1 1 (1.89%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 19 (35.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.66%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.66%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.89%) UAG
6 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.89%) vSphere
6 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (24.53%) SCCM
2 6 (11.32%) SCOM
3 3 (5.66%) WSUS
4 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.77%) Puppet
5 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.89%) DameWare
5 1 (1.89%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) MIIS
5 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.89%) Sysprep
5 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 40 (75.47%) Microsoft
2 15 (28.30%) VMware
3 12 (22.64%) Citrix
4 10 (18.87%) Cisco
5 5 (9.43%) IBM
6 4 (7.55%) Oracle
6 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.77%) Apple
7 2 (3.77%) Avaya
7 2 (3.77%) Symantec
8 1 (1.89%) Altiris
8 1 (1.89%) Brocade
8 1 (1.89%) BT
8 1 (1.89%) Dell
8 1 (1.89%) F5
8 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.89%) Juniper
8 1 (1.89%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.89%) Polycom
8 1 (1.89%) Rackspace