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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 122 145 130
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 41 60 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.23% 1.03% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.36% 7.80% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 42 56
Median daily rate £425 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.29% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £19.49 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.06 £18.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+30.05% +19.35%
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
557 769 1045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.76% 13.24% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 570 762
Median daily rate £475 £435 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% +4.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £596 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 17
Median hourly rate £20.89 £24.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.73% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £16.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.50 £47.50 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 53 (75.71%) Windows
1 53 (75.71%) Microsoft
2 42 (60.00%) MCSE
3 38 (54.29%) Active Directory
4 26 (37.14%) VMware
5 25 (35.71%) ITIL
6 24 (34.29%) Windows Server
7 22 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (30.00%) MS Office
9 20 (28.57%) Finance
10 19 (27.14%) SQL
11 18 (25.71%) MS Excel
11 18 (25.71%) Migration
11 18 (25.71%) Windows 7
12 17 (24.29%) SQL Server
13 15 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (21.43%) MCITP
14 14 (20.00%) Cisco
14 14 (20.00%) Citrix
14 14 (20.00%) Firewall
15 13 (18.57%) Dell
15 13 (18.57%) MS Exchange
15 13 (18.57%) PowerShell
15 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (17.14%) Skype for Business
16 12 (17.14%) SCCM
17 11 (15.71%) XenApp
17 11 (15.71%) Linux
17 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (15.71%) Office 365

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 (18.57%) MS Exchange
2 12 (17.14%) Skype for Business
3 8 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.29%) IIS
5 3 (4.29%) Zimbra
6 2 (2.86%) Apache
6 2 (2.86%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.86%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (30.00%) MS Office
2 18 (25.71%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.29%) MS Project
4 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.71%) Office 365
2 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.29%) OneDrive
3 3 (4.29%) Yammer
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.00%) Firewall
2 10 (14.29%) DNS
3 7 (10.00%) Skype
4 6 (8.57%) Internet
4 6 (8.57%) LDAP
4 6 (8.57%) Network Security
4 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.14%) Kerberos
6 4 (5.71%) VoIP
7 3 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (4.29%) CTI
7 3 (4.29%) Extranet
7 3 (4.29%) H.323
7 3 (4.29%) PBX
7 3 (4.29%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (4.29%) SAN
7 3 (4.29%) Unified Communications
7 3 (4.29%) VPN
8 2 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.43%) JIRA
1 1 (1.43%) MSI
1 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (28.57%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Banking
3 7 (10.00%) Legal
4 2 (2.86%) French Language
4 2 (2.86%) German Language
4 2 (2.86%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (2.86%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (14.29%) DBA
2 9 (12.86%) Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Desktop Support
4 7 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 6 (8.57%) Server Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Administrator
6 5 (7.14%) Architect
6 5 (7.14%) Security Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Server Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Citrix Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Exchange Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) .NET
2 8 (11.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.14%) HTML
4 3 (4.29%) XMPP
5 2 (2.86%) WAP
5 2 (2.86%) Web Services
5 2 (2.86%) WinForms
5 2 (2.86%) WPF
5 2 (2.86%) XML
5 2 (2.86%) XML Messaging
5 2 (2.86%) XSLT
6 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.43%) Ajax
6 1 (1.43%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.43%) SAML
6 1 (1.43%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.43%) WCF
6 1 (1.43%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 7 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.14%) Smartphone
4 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.29%) IVR
4 3 (4.29%) Replication
5 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.86%) PKI
5 2 (2.86%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.43%) Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.43%) RIA
6 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (75.71%) Windows
2 24 (34.29%) Windows Server
3 22 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (25.71%) Windows 7
5 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (15.71%) Linux
6 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 6 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (8.57%) Windows 10
9 5 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (4.29%) CentOS
10 3 (4.29%) Mac OS X
10 3 (4.29%) Unix
10 3 (4.29%) Windows Phone
11 2 (2.86%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.86%) VMS
11 2 (2.86%) Windows NT
12 1 (1.43%) Android
12 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) ITIL
2 18 (25.71%) Migration
3 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (8.57%) Capacity Management
3 6 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (8.57%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (5.71%) Business Continuity
4 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2
4 4 (5.71%) Software Deployment
5 3 (4.29%) CRM
5 3 (4.29%) Database Security
5 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (4.29%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.29%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (4.29%) Project Management
5 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.29%) Service Management
5 3 (4.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (2.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.14%) SQL
2 13 (18.57%) PowerShell
3 10 (14.29%) C#
4 8 (11.43%) VBScript
5 5 (7.14%) C++
5 5 (7.14%) Java
6 3 (4.29%) C
7 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.86%) Python
7 2 (2.86%) VB
7 2 (2.86%) VB6
7 2 (2.86%) XAML
8 1 (1.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (60.00%) MCSE
2 15 (21.43%) MCITP
3 10 (14.29%) Degree
3 10 (14.29%) MCP
4 9 (12.86%) CCNA
4 9 (12.86%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (12.86%) MCSA
4 9 (12.86%) MCTS
5 7 (10.00%) MCDST
6 5 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (5.71%) CISSP
7 4 (5.71%) OCP
7 4 (5.71%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (4.29%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (4.29%) IBM Certification
8 3 (4.29%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (2.86%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.86%) CEH
9 2 (2.86%) MCSD
9 2 (2.86%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 38 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 15 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (15.71%) XenApp
4 7 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.71%) UAG
7 3 (4.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (4.29%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (4.29%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.86%) BitLocker
8 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.86%) vSphere
9 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (17.14%) SCCM
2 9 (12.86%) SCOM
3 3 (4.29%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.29%) IBM BigFix
3 3 (4.29%) MIIS
3 3 (4.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (2.86%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.43%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (75.71%) Microsoft
2 26 (37.14%) VMware
3 14 (20.00%) Cisco
3 14 (20.00%) Citrix
4 13 (18.57%) Dell
5 7 (10.00%) IBM
5 7 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (8.57%) Oracle
7 3 (4.29%) Adobe
7 3 (4.29%) Avaya
7 3 (4.29%) Juniper
7 3 (4.29%) Kaspersky
7 3 (4.29%) NetApp
7 3 (4.29%) Qualys
7 3 (4.29%) Symantec
8 2 (2.86%) Altiris
8 2 (2.86%) Aspera
8 2 (2.86%) DevExpress
8 2 (2.86%) eSpeed
8 2 (2.86%) Fortinet
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