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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 139 137 110
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 47 65 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.95% 1.09% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.08% 6.55% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 53
Average daily rate
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£390 £338 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £221 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £497 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.85 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.36% -55.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £14.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £23.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -18.91%
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
773 992 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.59% 16.59% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 671 580
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 31
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £32.24 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 29 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 78 (67.24%) Microsoft
2 70 (60.34%) Windows
3 50 (43.10%) MCSE
4 41 (35.34%) Active Directory
5 37 (31.90%) VMware
6 36 (31.03%) Windows 7
7 33 (28.45%) MCITP
7 33 (28.45%) Finance
8 29 (25.00%) Citrix
8 29 (25.00%) ITIL
9 28 (24.14%) MS Excel
9 28 (24.14%) SQL
10 27 (23.28%) MS Exchange
11 24 (20.69%) SQL Server
11 24 (20.69%) MS Office
11 24 (20.69%) Migration
12 22 (18.97%) MCSA
12 22 (18.97%) Cisco
13 21 (18.10%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (16.38%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (16.38%) SAN
15 18 (15.52%) Blackberry
15 18 (15.52%) MCP
15 18 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2010
16 17 (14.66%) PowerShell
16 17 (14.66%) XenApp
16 17 (14.66%) Firewall
17 16 (13.79%) Linux
18 15 (12.93%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 27 (23.28%) MS Exchange
2 18 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (11.21%) SharePoint
4 9 (7.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (6.90%) Tomcat
6 6 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.17%) Apache
7 5 (4.31%) IIS
7 5 (4.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (3.45%) WebSphere
8 4 (3.45%) Lync
8 4 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.72%) WorkSite
9 2 (1.72%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.86%) Documentum
10 1 (0.86%) JBoss
Applications
1 28 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 24 (20.69%) MS Office
3 3 (2.59%) MS Project
4 2 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.86%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (7.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (5.17%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (4.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (2.59%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.86%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.86%) Agresso
5 1 (0.86%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.86%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) Office 365
2 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.38%) SAN
2 17 (14.66%) Firewall
3 13 (11.21%) TCP/IP
3 13 (11.21%) DNS
4 11 (9.48%) DHCP
5 9 (7.76%) Internet
6 7 (6.03%) SSL
7 6 (5.17%) Wireless
7 6 (5.17%) FTP
8 5 (4.31%) LAN
8 5 (4.31%) WAN
9 4 (3.45%) VLAN
9 4 (3.45%) NetScaler
9 4 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (3.45%) SMTP
10 3 (2.59%) SNMP
10 3 (2.59%) VPN
10 3 (2.59%) Ethernet
10 3 (2.59%) VoIP
10 3 (2.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (6.03%) MySQL
5 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.59%) Big Data
8 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.72%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.72%) Mahout
8 2 (1.72%) SSDT
9 1 (0.86%) OLTP
9 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.72%) JIRA
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.86%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 33 (28.45%) Finance
2 8 (6.90%) Banking
3 5 (4.31%) Law
4 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.72%) Marketing
5 2 (1.72%) Retail
5 2 (1.72%) Legal
5 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.86%) Advertising
6 1 (0.86%) Electronics
6 1 (0.86%) Back Office
6 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (18.10%) Analyst
2 13 (11.21%) Developer
3 11 (9.48%) Desktop Support
3 11 (9.48%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.62%) Support Analyst
5 9 (7.76%) DBA
5 9 (7.76%) SQL DBA
6 8 (6.90%) Trainer
7 7 (6.03%) Administrator
7 7 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (5.17%) Consultant
9 5 (4.31%) Architect
9 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Desktop Analyst
10 4 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.48%) .NET
2 5 (4.31%) Web Services
2 5 (4.31%) Application Packaging
2 5 (4.31%) WCF
3 4 (3.45%) XML
3 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.59%) LAMP
5 2 (1.72%) jQuery
5 2 (1.72%) WPF
5 2 (1.72%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.72%) SOAP
5 2 (1.72%) JMS
6 1 (0.86%) MAPI
6 1 (0.86%) Middleware
6 1 (0.86%) XSD
6 1 (0.86%) XSLT
6 1 (0.86%) WinForms
6 1 (0.86%) Java EE
6 1 (0.86%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.52%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.03%) Replication
2 7 (6.03%) Clustering
3 6 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.17%) iPad
4 5 (4.31%) iPhone
5 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.59%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.59%) PKI
6 3 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.72%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.72%) CMDB
7 2 (1.72%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.72%) Statistics
7 2 (1.72%) SecurID
7 2 (1.72%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.72%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 70 (60.34%) Windows
2 36 (31.03%) Windows 7
3 21 (18.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (13.79%) Linux
5 12 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (9.48%) Windows XP
7 10 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.45%) Android
9 4 (3.45%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.45%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.59%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.72%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.72%) UNIX
12 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.00%) ITIL
2 24 (20.69%) Migration
3 13 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (8.62%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (7.76%) CRM
6 7 (6.03%) ERP
7 6 (5.17%) Change Management
7 6 (5.17%) Project Management
8 4 (3.45%) Unit Testing
8 4 (3.45%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.45%) Network Management
9 3 (2.59%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.59%) Data Modelling
9 3 (2.59%) Scrum
9 3 (2.59%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.59%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.59%) TDD
9 3 (2.59%) Asset Management
9 3 (2.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.14%) SQL
2 17 (14.66%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.62%) C#
4 9 (7.76%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.31%) VBScript
5 5 (4.31%) VB
5 5 (4.31%) VBA
6 4 (3.45%) VB6
6 4 (3.45%) Java
7 3 (2.59%) C
7 3 (2.59%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.86%) Jython
9 1 (0.86%) R
9 1 (0.86%) C-shell
9 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.86%) Korn
Qualifications
1 50 (43.10%) MCSE
2 33 (28.45%) MCITP
3 22 (18.97%) MCSA
4 19 (16.38%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (15.52%) MCP
6 14 (12.07%) Degree
7 13 (11.21%) CCNA
8 11 (9.48%) MCTS
9 8 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (6.90%) MCT
9 8 (6.90%) CCNP
10 7 (6.03%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (6.03%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (4.31%) A+ Certification
11 5 (4.31%) Security Cleared
11 5 (4.31%) MCDST
12 4 (3.45%) CCIE
12 4 (3.45%) CCEA
13 3 (2.59%) RHCE
13 3 (2.59%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (35.34%) Active Directory
2 19 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (14.66%) XenApp
4 6 (5.17%) XenDesktop
4 6 (5.17%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.17%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.31%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (4.31%) Xen
6 4 (3.45%) NFS
7 3 (2.59%) vSphere
7 3 (2.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.72%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.72%) HDFS
8 2 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.72%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.86%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.86%) UAG
9 1 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (12.93%) SCCM
2 7 (6.03%) SCOM
3 5 (4.31%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.45%) Puppet
4 4 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (2.59%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (2.59%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (1.72%) WSUS
6 2 (1.72%) EdgeSight
6 2 (1.72%) Oozie
6 2 (1.72%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.72%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.86%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.86%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.86%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 78 (67.24%) Microsoft
2 37 (31.90%) VMware
3 29 (25.00%) Citrix
4 22 (18.97%) Cisco
5 13 (11.21%) HP
6 11 (9.48%) Reuters
7 10 (8.62%) NetApp
8 7 (6.03%) Symantec
9 6 (5.17%) Oracle
9 6 (5.17%) Bloomberg
9 6 (5.17%) CheckPoint
9 6 (5.17%) IBM
9 6 (5.17%) EMC
10 5 (4.31%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.31%) McAfee
10 5 (4.31%) Wyse
10 5 (4.31%) AppSense
10 5 (4.31%) FactSet
11 4 (3.45%) Sophos
11 4 (3.45%) Juniper
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