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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 127 128 146
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 44 83 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.25% 1.51% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% 9.96% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 52 43
Median daily rate £425 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £202 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £17.24 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.92 £15.82
% change year-on-year
+50.88% +6.93%
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
616 833 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.52% 15.12% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 605 632
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 16
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £12.50 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.05 £45.81 £32.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 64 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 45 (56.25%) Windows
3 43 (53.75%) MCSE
4 35 (43.75%) Active Directory
5 29 (36.25%) ITIL
5 29 (36.25%) VMware
6 28 (35.00%) Migration
7 26 (32.50%) Finance
8 25 (31.25%) Windows Server
9 22 (27.50%) SQL Server
10 20 (25.00%) SQL
10 20 (25.00%) MCITP
11 18 (22.50%) Cisco
12 17 (21.25%) MS Excel
12 17 (21.25%) MS Office
12 17 (21.25%) Banking
13 16 (20.00%) SharePoint
13 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (18.75%) Skype for Business
14 15 (18.75%) Firewall
15 14 (17.50%) MS Exchange
15 14 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (17.50%) PowerShell
16 13 (16.25%) Citrix
16 13 (16.25%) Office 365
17 12 (15.00%) Linux
18 11 (13.75%) IBM
18 11 (13.75%) Dell
18 11 (13.75%) SCCM
18 11 (13.75%) SCOM

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 16 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 15 (18.75%) Skype for Business
3 14 (17.50%) MS Exchange
4 9 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (8.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (5.00%) IIS
8 3 (3.75%) Apache
8 3 (3.75%) MS Project Server
8 3 (3.75%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (2.50%) IBM Notes
9 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
9 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
9 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
10 1 (1.25%) CMS
10 1 (1.25%) GroupWise
10 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.25%) Zimbra
Applications
1 17 (21.25%) MS Excel
1 17 (21.25%) MS Office
2 4 (5.00%) MS Project
3 3 (3.75%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.25%) Office 365
2 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.50%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.50%) Yammer
4 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.25%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.75%) Firewall
2 10 (12.50%) DNS
3 8 (10.00%) Network Security
4 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.50%) Kerberos
5 6 (7.50%) Skype
6 5 (6.25%) LDAP
7 4 (5.00%) Extranet
7 4 (5.00%) PBX
7 4 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (5.00%) Unified Communications
7 4 (5.00%) VoIP
8 3 (3.75%) CTI
8 3 (3.75%) H.323
8 3 (3.75%) SAN
9 2 (2.50%) Internet
9 2 (2.50%) SSL
9 2 (2.50%) VLAN
9 2 (2.50%) WAN
9 2 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.25%) MySQL
5 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.25%) MSI
General
1 26 (32.50%) Finance
2 17 (21.25%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Legal
4 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.50%) French Language
5 2 (2.50%) German Language
5 2 (2.50%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (2.50%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (15.00%) DBA
2 9 (11.25%) Administrator
2 9 (11.25%) SQL DBA
3 8 (10.00%) Analyst
3 8 (10.00%) Architect
3 8 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Technical Leader
5 5 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Senior Server Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Technical Support
6 4 (5.00%) Migration Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) .NET
2 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (8.75%) HTML
4 3 (3.75%) Web Services
4 3 (3.75%) XMPP
5 2 (2.50%) WAP
6 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.25%) Ajax
6 1 (1.25%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.25%) COM
6 1 (1.25%) CSS
6 1 (1.25%) LAMP
6 1 (1.25%) Middleware
6 1 (1.25%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.25%) WinForms
6 1 (1.25%) WPF
6 1 (1.25%) XML
6 1 (1.25%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.50%) Replication
3 4 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.00%) Clustering
4 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.75%) IVR
4 3 (3.75%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.50%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.50%) NHS
5 2 (2.50%) PKI
5 2 (2.50%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) RIA
6 1 (1.25%) User Experience
6 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (56.25%) Windows
2 25 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (15.00%) Linux
5 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (11.25%) Windows 7
7 7 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (7.50%) Windows 8
9 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (5.00%) Windows Phone
11 3 (3.75%) Android
11 3 (3.75%) Unix
12 2 (2.50%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.50%) VMS
12 2 (2.50%) Windows 10
12 2 (2.50%) Windows NT
13 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.25%) CentOS
13 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.25%) ITIL
2 28 (35.00%) Migration
3 10 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 7 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (7.50%) Database Security
5 6 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (7.50%) Incident Management
5 6 (7.50%) ITIL V3
5 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (6.25%) Project Management
6 5 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
6 5 (6.25%) Workflow
7 4 (5.00%) Business Continuity
7 4 (5.00%) Change Management
7 4 (5.00%) Coaching
7 4 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.00%) SQL
2 14 (17.50%) PowerShell
3 10 (12.50%) C#
4 8 (10.00%) VBScript
5 6 (7.50%) C
5 6 (7.50%) C++
5 6 (7.50%) Java
6 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.50%) Python
6 2 (2.50%) VBA
7 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.25%) PHP
7 1 (1.25%) VB
7 1 (1.25%) VB6
7 1 (1.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 43 (53.75%) MCSE
2 20 (25.00%) MCITP
3 9 (11.25%) Degree
3 9 (11.25%) MCP
4 8 (10.00%) CCNA
4 8 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (10.00%) MCSA
5 7 (8.75%) OCP
5 7 (8.75%) Oracle Certification
6 6 (7.50%) IBM Certification
6 6 (7.50%) MCTS
6 6 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (6.25%) CCA
7 5 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (3.75%) CISSP
8 3 (3.75%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (3.75%) MCDST
8 3 (3.75%) MOS
8 3 (3.75%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (2.50%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) COBIT
1 1 (1.25%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (1.25%) QA
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 6 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 5 (6.25%) UAG
6 4 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (5.00%) XenApp
7 3 (3.75%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.50%) BitLocker
8 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.50%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.50%) vSphere
9 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) SCCM
1 11 (13.75%) SCOM
2 4 (5.00%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.00%) IBM BigFix
2 4 (5.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 3 (3.75%) MIIS
4 2 (2.50%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.25%) DameWare
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.25%) Puppet
5 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (36.25%) VMware
3 18 (22.50%) Cisco
4 13 (16.25%) Citrix
5 11 (13.75%) Dell
5 11 (13.75%) IBM
6 8 (10.00%) Oracle
6 8 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.00%) Avaya
7 4 (5.00%) Symantec
8 3 (3.75%) Juniper
8 3 (3.75%) NetApp
8 3 (3.75%) Qualys
9 2 (2.50%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.50%) HP
9 2 (2.50%) Lotus
9 2 (2.50%) Novell
9 2 (2.50%) Samsung
10 1 (1.25%) BT
10 1 (1.25%) Sophos
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