The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
UK / England
Rank 236 206 178
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 412 562 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.00% 1.17% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.79% 5.49% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 318 359
Median daily rate £344 £333 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 62 64
Median hourly rate £15.75 £16.92 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% +12.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.78 £45.00 £47.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
8605 10228 9674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.79% 21.38% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5490 6475 5634
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 389 436
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +61.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +84.44%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in England

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the England region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in England

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the England region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in England

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the England region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in England

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the England region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the England region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -15 160 £391 +23.71% 63
South East -21 117 £325 -7.14% 47
Yorkshire +19 33 £350 -11.39% 17
East of England -16 27 £375 +15.38% 28
North West +7 21 £490 +78.18% 27
East Midlands -1 21 £320 +40.65% 6
West Midlands -13 15 £338 +42.10% 19
North East -3 8 £290 - 1
South West -23 7 £311 -11.28% 13
Midlands +3 1 £275 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 660 (72.93%) Microsoft
2 592 (65.41%) Windows
3 503 (55.58%) MCSE
4 488 (53.92%) Active Directory
5 357 (39.45%) Windows Server
6 296 (32.71%) ITIL
7 281 (31.05%) VMware
8 241 (26.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 225 (24.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 191 (21.10%) MS Excel
11 187 (20.66%) MCSA
12 186 (20.55%) PowerShell
13 185 (20.44%) Cisco
14 178 (19.67%) MCP
15 177 (19.56%) MS Exchange
16 175 (19.34%) Cisco Certification
17 174 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
18 169 (18.67%) Office 365
19 166 (18.34%) SQL Server
20 157 (17.35%) MCITP
21 155 (17.13%) Security Cleared
22 144 (15.91%) MS Office
23 137 (15.14%) Windows 7
24 136 (15.03%) SharePoint
25 134 (14.81%) Degree
26 130 (14.36%) DNS
27 128 (14.14%) Finance
28 127 (14.03%) SQL
29 126 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
30 124 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 177 (19.56%) MS Exchange
2 136 (15.03%) SharePoint
3 116 (12.82%) Skype for Business
4 105 (11.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 71 (7.85%) IIS
6 56 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (3.87%) SharePoint 2013
8 22 (2.43%) OpenStack
9 20 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 19 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (1.77%) IBM Notes
12 13 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (1.44%) Office Communications Server
13 10 (1.10%) Apache
14 9 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.77%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.66%) CMS
16 6 (0.66%) MS Project Server
17 5 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 191 (21.10%) MS Excel
2 144 (15.91%) MS Office
3 16 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (2.87%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) Eikon
6 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 169 (18.67%) Office 365
2 124 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (4.64%) IaaS
5 37 (4.09%) PaaS
6 34 (3.76%) SaaS
7 25 (2.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (1.77%) OneDrive
9 13 (1.44%) HP Helion
10 8 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.77%) Yammer
12 6 (0.66%) GitHub
12 6 (0.66%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.33%) Google App Engine
16 2 (0.22%) AWS OpsWorks
17 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
17 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 130 (14.36%) DNS
2 122 (13.48%) Firewall
3 98 (10.83%) Skype
4 97 (10.72%) LAN
5 92 (10.17%) DHCP
6 86 (9.50%) WAN
7 83 (9.17%) SAN
8 67 (7.40%) TCP/IP
9 49 (5.41%) VPN
10 48 (5.30%) Internet
11 40 (4.42%) VoIP
12 35 (3.87%) Wireless
13 33 (3.65%) MPLS
14 28 (3.09%) Kerberos
15 26 (2.87%) NAS
15 26 (2.87%) Network Security
16 22 (2.43%) LDAP
17 21 (2.32%) Remote Desktop
17 21 (2.32%) SSL
18 18 (1.99%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (18.34%) SQL Server
2 46 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 42 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 22 (2.43%) Oracle Database
9 18 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (0.88%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.77%) MySQL
14 6 (0.66%) Big Data
14 6 (0.66%) PowerPivot
15 5 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 5 (0.55%) NoSQL
15 5 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (1.88%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.22%) JIRA
4 10 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.10%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.55%) CruiseControl
8 4 (0.44%) MSI
8 4 (0.44%) NUnit
8 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.33%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.33%) Moq
9 3 (0.33%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.22%) Selenium
10 2 (0.22%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.22%) WiX
General
1 128 (14.14%) Finance
2 31 (3.43%) Retail
3 27 (2.98%) Banking
4 26 (2.87%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.21%) Legal
6 16 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.33%) Back Office
7 12 (1.33%) Military
8 10 (1.10%) Law
9 7 (0.77%) Advertising
10 6 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.55%) Games
11 5 (0.55%) Local Government
11 5 (0.55%) Marketing
12 3 (0.33%) Front Office
12 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Billing
13 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) German Language
14 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 109 (12.04%) Analyst
2 106 (11.71%) Architect
3 84 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 81 (8.95%) Support Engineer
5 72 (7.96%) Consultant
6 55 (6.08%) Developer
7 54 (5.97%) Support Analyst
8 47 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 46 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
10 43 (4.75%) Desktop Support
11 41 (4.53%) Windows Engineer
12 37 (4.09%) Active Directory Engineer
12 37 (4.09%) Wintel Engineer
13 34 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
14 33 (3.65%) Server Engineer
15 32 (3.54%) IT Engineer
16 31 (3.43%) Administrator
17 29 (3.20%) DBA
17 29 (3.20%) Service Analyst
17 29 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (7.85%) .NET
2 37 (4.09%) ASP.NET
3 32 (3.54%) XML
4 28 (3.09%) HTML
5 27 (2.98%) CSS
6 26 (2.87%) Web Services
7 17 (1.88%) WCF
8 13 (1.44%) jQuery
9 11 (1.22%) AngularJS
9 11 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (1.10%) SOAP
11 7 (0.77%) HTML5
11 7 (0.77%) Middleware
12 6 (0.66%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.66%) REST
12 6 (0.66%) SAML
13 5 (0.55%) WF
14 4 (0.44%) OAuth
14 4 (0.44%) RESTful
14 4 (0.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.06%) Data Centre
2 61 (6.74%) Clustering
3 57 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (6.30%) Computer Science
4 47 (5.19%) PKI
5 46 (5.08%) Replication
6 43 (4.75%) Blackberry
6 43 (4.75%) Management Information System
7 28 (3.09%) NHS
8 18 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
9 16 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.44%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.44%) iPad
11 11 (1.22%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.10%) Smartphone
12 10 (1.10%) User Experience
13 9 (0.99%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.88%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.88%) Life Science
14 8 (0.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 592 (65.41%) Windows
2 357 (39.45%) Windows Server
3 241 (26.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 225 (24.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 137 (15.14%) Windows 7
6 126 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 96 (10.61%) Linux
8 53 (5.86%) Windows 10
9 42 (4.64%) Windows 8
10 35 (3.87%) Apple iOS
11 33 (3.65%) Android
12 29 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (3.09%) Windows XP
14 22 (2.43%) Unix
15 8 (0.88%) CentOS
16 6 (0.66%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.66%) Solaris
16 6 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.55%) VMS
18 3 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (32.71%) ITIL
2 115 (12.71%) Migration
3 67 (7.40%) Change Management
4 66 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (4.86%) DevOps
5 44 (4.86%) ITIL V3
5 44 (4.86%) PRINCE2
6 42 (4.64%) Project Management
6 42 (4.64%) Service Management
7 40 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 37 (4.09%) Problem Management
9 35 (3.87%) Load Balancing
10 34 (3.76%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (3.76%) Service Delivery
11 32 (3.54%) CRM
11 32 (3.54%) TOGAF
12 29 (3.20%) Configuration Management
12 29 (3.20%) High Availability
12 29 (3.20%) Performance Monitoring
13 28 (3.09%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 186 (20.55%) PowerShell
2 127 (14.03%) SQL
3 62 (6.85%) C#
4 34 (3.76%) VBScript
5 30 (3.31%) JavaScript
6 27 (2.98%) T-SQL
7 16 (1.77%) Python
8 15 (1.66%) Java
9 11 (1.22%) C
10 10 (1.10%) Bash Shell
11 9 (0.99%) VB
12 8 (0.88%) C++
13 7 (0.77%) Ada
13 7 (0.77%) Ada 83
13 7 (0.77%) Ada 95
14 6 (0.66%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.55%) Perl
15 5 (0.55%) Ruby
15 5 (0.55%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 503 (55.58%) MCSE
2 187 (20.66%) MCSA
3 178 (19.67%) MCP
4 175 (19.34%) Cisco Certification
5 157 (17.35%) MCITP
6 155 (17.13%) Security Cleared
7 134 (14.81%) Degree
8 121 (13.37%) CCNA
9 109 (12.04%) SC Cleared
10 83 (9.17%) MCTS
11 68 (7.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 51 (5.64%) ITIL Certification
13 42 (4.64%) CCNP
14 41 (4.53%) Citrix Certification
15 40 (4.42%) CCIE
15 40 (4.42%) MCDST
16 32 (3.54%) MCSD
17 29 (3.20%) CCA
18 21 (2.32%) A+ Certification
19 17 (1.88%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.97%) SLA
2 13 (1.44%) QA
3 10 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.22%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.22%) PMO
8 1 (0.11%) GCP
8 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.11%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 488 (53.92%) Active Directory
2 174 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (11.82%) Hyper-V
4 49 (5.41%) vSphere
5 45 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (3.31%) VMware ESX
7 23 (2.54%) XenApp
8 19 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
9 18 (1.99%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.44%) UAG
11 12 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.99%) Firmware
14 6 (0.66%) Docker
14 6 (0.66%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.66%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (0.55%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.55%) Terminal Server
15 5 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 99 (10.94%) SCCM
2 41 (4.53%) SCOM
3 25 (2.76%) NetBackup
4 23 (2.54%) Puppet
5 21 (2.32%) Microsoft Clustering
6 17 (1.88%) AirWatch
7 16 (1.77%) Backup Exec
8 14 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (1.44%) WSUS
10 12 (1.33%) Nessus
11 10 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
13 7 (0.77%) Ansible
13 7 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (0.77%) Nagios
13 7 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 7 (0.77%) vMotion
14 6 (0.66%) PowerCLI
14 6 (0.66%) WMI
Vendors
1 660 (72.93%) Microsoft
2 281 (31.05%) VMware
3 185 (20.44%) Cisco
4 122 (13.48%) Citrix
5 82 (9.06%) HP
6 56 (6.19%) Oracle
7 49 (5.41%) NetApp
8 35 (3.87%) SolarWinds
9 30 (3.31%) Apple
10 29 (3.20%) Symantec
11 26 (2.87%) EMC
12 23 (2.54%) Red Hat
13 20 (2.21%) Remedy
14 18 (1.99%) CheckPoint
15 16 (1.77%) Forcepoint
15 16 (1.77%) Lotus
16 15 (1.66%) Intel Security
17 14 (1.55%) Polycom
18 13 (1.44%) LANDesk
18 13 (1.44%) Veeam
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