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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 152 132 118
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 738 798 862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.45% 1.64% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.81% 9.33% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 382 442
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 94 88
Average hourly rate £16.92 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.82 £17.49 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +12.83%
Microsoft Certification
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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
9453 8554 9332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.55% 17.58% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5410 4742 4877
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 442 580
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.26 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -8 281 £390 +7.21% 114
South East +12 224 £300 -7.69% 127
North West +8 62 £300 +20.00% 42
East of England -39 50 £350 +27.27% 33
South West -36 30 £325 +2.36% 19
West Midlands -29 27 £288 +8.49% 25
Yorkshire +4 26 £290 -21.35% 23
East Midlands -16 22 £350 +75.00% 41
North East -19 6 £325 +14.03% 6
Midlands - 1 - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1000 (70.62%) Microsoft
2 984 (69.49%) Windows
3 745 (52.61%) MCSE
4 613 (43.29%) Active Directory
5 458 (32.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 451 (31.85%) ITIL
7 449 (31.71%) VMware
8 382 (26.98%) MS Excel
9 381 (26.91%) MCITP
10 356 (25.14%) MS Exchange
11 321 (22.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 313 (22.10%) Citrix
13 307 (21.68%) MCP
14 297 (20.97%) SQL Server
15 277 (19.56%) VMware Infrastructure
16 270 (19.07%) SQL
17 264 (18.64%) Windows 7
18 240 (16.95%) DNS
19 217 (15.32%) Cisco
20 212 (14.97%) MS Office
20 212 (14.97%) HP
21 200 (14.12%) MCSA
22 197 (13.91%) SAN
23 196 (13.84%) Exchange Server 2010
24 190 (13.42%) MCTS
25 186 (13.14%) SCCM
25 186 (13.14%) SharePoint
25 186 (13.14%) Windows Server 2012
26 184 (12.99%) Firewall
27 181 (12.78%) DHCP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 356 (25.14%) MS Exchange
2 196 (13.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 186 (13.14%) SharePoint
4 125 (8.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 111 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2003
6 84 (5.93%) IIS
7 83 (5.86%) SharePoint 2010
8 61 (4.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 51 (3.60%) Lync
10 48 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
11 39 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 25 (1.77%) SharePoint Server
13 24 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (1.06%) IBM Notes
15 9 (0.64%) Apache
16 7 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
16 7 (0.49%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.42%) WebSphere
18 5 (0.35%) JOnAS
18 5 (0.35%) Documentum
Applications
1 382 (26.98%) MS Excel
2 212 (14.97%) MS Office
3 22 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.64%) MS Project
6 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.071%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.071%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 53 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.13%) assyst
3 10 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.42%) SAP SD
6 5 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.071%) Changepoint
9 1 (0.071%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.071%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.071%) 3000 Xtra
9 1 (0.071%) Magento
9 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.82%) Office 365
2 17 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.64%) IaaS
5 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.14%) SaaS
7 1 (0.071%) GitHub
7 1 (0.071%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 240 (16.95%) DNS
2 197 (13.91%) SAN
3 184 (12.99%) Firewall
4 181 (12.78%) DHCP
5 148 (10.45%) TCP/IP
6 109 (7.70%) LAN
6 109 (7.70%) WAN
7 65 (4.59%) Wireless
8 58 (4.10%) Internet
9 57 (4.03%) VPN
10 51 (3.60%) VoIP
11 29 (2.05%) Network Security
12 27 (1.91%) NAS
13 25 (1.77%) IP Telephony
14 22 (1.55%) VLAN
14 22 (1.55%) MPLS
15 19 (1.34%) SMTP
15 19 (1.34%) NetScaler
16 18 (1.27%) Intranet
16 18 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 129 (9.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 116 (8.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 78 (5.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 77 (5.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 65 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 50 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 27 (1.91%) SQL Server 2000
9 18 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 16 (1.13%) Oracle Database
11 15 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
12 14 (0.99%) MySQL
13 12 (0.85%) Relational Database
14 11 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.78%) DTS
15 10 (0.71%) EDRMS
16 9 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.64%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (3.32%) Visual Studio
2 35 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (1.41%) MSI
4 10 (0.71%) Subversion
5 9 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (0.56%) InstallShield
7 7 (0.49%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.49%) CruiseControl
7 7 (0.49%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.35%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.28%) AdminStudio
9 4 (0.28%) MSTest
10 3 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (0.21%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.14%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.14%) JIRA
12 1 (0.071%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.071%) Selenium
12 1 (0.071%) SpecFlow
General
1 169 (11.94%) Finance
2 56 (3.95%) Banking
3 35 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.26%) Front Office
5 30 (2.12%) Back Office
5 30 (2.12%) Advertising
6 24 (1.69%) Law
7 20 (1.41%) Marketing
8 18 (1.27%) Retail
9 15 (1.06%) French Language
10 14 (0.99%) Mandarin Language
10 14 (0.99%) Spanish Language
11 13 (0.92%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.71%) Legal
13 9 (0.64%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.56%) Military
15 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.28%) Electronics
16 4 (0.28%) International Banking
17 3 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 247 (17.44%) Analyst
2 177 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 117 (8.26%) Developer
4 109 (7.70%) Support Analyst
5 105 (7.42%) Consultant
6 98 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 83 (5.86%) Administrator
8 81 (5.72%) 3rd Line Support
9 62 (4.38%) Desktop Support
10 61 (4.31%) Service Analyst
10 61 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
11 60 (4.24%) Service Desk Analyst
12 57 (4.03%) Architect
13 56 (3.95%) DBA
14 55 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
15 54 (3.81%) Server Engineer
16 52 (3.67%) SQL DBA
17 42 (2.97%) 1st Line Support
18 39 (2.75%) Systems Administrator
19 36 (2.54%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (11.65%) .NET
2 83 (5.86%) HTML
3 81 (5.72%) ASP.NET
4 62 (4.38%) XML
5 50 (3.53%) Web Services
6 40 (2.82%) CSS
6 40 (2.82%) WCF
7 32 (2.26%) .NET Framework
8 31 (2.19%) jQuery
9 27 (1.91%) JSP
10 22 (1.55%) Software Packaging
10 22 (1.55%) Middleware
11 17 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (1.20%) XSLT
12 16 (1.13%) SOAP
12 16 (1.13%) Silverlight
13 14 (0.99%) Reactive Extensions
13 14 (0.99%) Managed Extensibility Framework
14 12 (0.85%) Ajax
14 12 (0.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 103 (7.27%) Clustering
2 97 (6.85%) Blackberry
3 53 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 49 (3.46%) Computer Science
5 39 (2.75%) Replication
6 23 (1.62%) PKI
6 23 (1.62%) Statistics
7 20 (1.41%) Thin Client
7 20 (1.41%) Fat Client
8 17 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 14 (0.99%) Data Integration
9 14 (0.99%) iPad
10 13 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
11 12 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.78%) NHS
13 9 (0.64%) Smartphone
13 9 (0.64%) EqualLogic
13 9 (0.64%) iPhone
14 8 (0.56%) CMDB
15 7 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 984 (69.49%) Windows
2 458 (32.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 321 (22.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 264 (18.64%) Windows 7
5 186 (13.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 155 (10.95%) Windows XP
7 127 (8.97%) Linux
8 84 (5.93%) UNIX
9 42 (2.97%) Windows 8
10 33 (2.33%) Windows Vista
11 32 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (2.12%) Windows 2000
13 23 (1.62%) Windows 2000 Server
14 15 (1.06%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.85%) Windows NT
16 7 (0.49%) Solaris
17 6 (0.42%) Android
18 5 (0.35%) VMS
19 3 (0.21%) Apple iOS
19 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (31.85%) ITIL
2 130 (9.18%) Migration
3 90 (6.36%) Project Management
4 89 (6.29%) Service Management
5 75 (5.30%) Incident Management
6 70 (4.94%) CRM
7 64 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 63 (4.45%) Service Delivery
9 61 (4.31%) Workflow
10 57 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
11 51 (3.60%) Change Management
12 44 (3.11%) Load Balancing
13 43 (3.04%) Configuration Management
13 43 (3.04%) Performance Tuning
14 36 (2.54%) ITSM
15 35 (2.47%) Capacity Planning
16 33 (2.33%) PRINCE2
16 33 (2.33%) MVC
16 33 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
16 33 (2.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 270 (19.07%) SQL
2 161 (11.37%) PowerShell
3 103 (7.27%) C#
4 71 (5.01%) JavaScript
5 68 (4.80%) T-SQL
6 37 (2.61%) VBScript
7 32 (2.26%) VB
8 20 (1.41%) Java
9 19 (1.34%) Perl
10 18 (1.27%) C
11 12 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 12 (0.85%) C++
12 10 (0.71%) VBA
13 9 (0.64%) VB.NET
13 9 (0.64%) Python
14 7 (0.49%) Korn
14 7 (0.49%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.42%) ABAP
16 4 (0.28%) PHP
16 4 (0.28%) Jython
Qualifications
1 745 (52.61%) MCSE
2 381 (26.91%) MCITP
3 307 (21.68%) MCP
4 200 (14.12%) MCSA
5 190 (13.42%) MCTS
6 177 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 177 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 165 (11.65%) Degree
8 139 (9.82%) CCNA
9 112 (7.91%) SC Cleared
10 109 (7.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 68 (4.80%) MCDST
12 49 (3.46%) CCNP
13 46 (3.25%) DV Cleared
14 39 (2.75%) MCSD
15 36 (2.54%) A+ Certification
16 34 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
17 33 (2.33%) CISSP
18 31 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
19 30 (2.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (8.62%) SLA
2 17 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.06%) QA
4 9 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.21%) BS7799
8 1 (0.071%) HL7
8 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
System Software
1 613 (43.29%) Active Directory
2 277 (19.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (8.69%) Hyper-V
4 104 (7.34%) vSphere
5 100 (7.06%) XenApp
6 74 (5.23%) VMware ESX
7 44 (3.11%) XenServer
8 40 (2.82%) XenDesktop
9 29 (2.05%) ISA Server
10 25 (1.77%) Terminal Services
11 22 (1.55%) UAG
11 22 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
12 21 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (0.92%) NFS
14 11 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (0.64%) vCloud
15 9 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
16 8 (0.56%) Xen
16 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 7 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 186 (13.14%) SCCM
2 93 (6.57%) SCOM
3 64 (4.52%) Backup Exec
4 19 (1.34%) WSUS
5 18 (1.27%) NetBackup
5 18 (1.27%) SCVMM
6 15 (1.06%) BladeLogic
7 14 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 14 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (0.92%) OVSD
8 13 (0.92%) Nessus
9 11 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 11 (0.78%) SCOrch
9 11 (0.78%) OpenView
10 9 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 9 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
10 9 (0.64%) WMI
10 9 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.56%) MAILsweeper
11 8 (0.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1000 (70.62%) Microsoft
2 449 (31.71%) VMware
3 313 (22.10%) Citrix
4 217 (15.32%) Cisco
5 212 (14.97%) HP
6 97 (6.85%) Symantec
7 66 (4.66%) Dell
8 60 (4.24%) Oracle
9 54 (3.81%) McAfee
10 53 (3.74%) EMC
11 48 (3.39%) Juniper
12 44 (3.11%) Apple
13 43 (3.04%) NetApp
14 36 (2.54%) Avaya
15 35 (2.47%) IBM
16 34 (2.40%) Red Hat
17 33 (2.33%) SolarWinds
18 30 (2.12%) CheckPoint
19 25 (1.77%) Remedy
20 24 (1.69%) Sophos
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