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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 188 154 163
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 675 780 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.35% 1.51% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.31% 7.86% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 475 375
Median daily rate £330 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £140 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 77 75
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £35.20 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +13.38%
Microsoft Certification
UK

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
10697 9923 9103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.42% 19.23% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6715 5986 5215
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 487 400
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.36 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.22% +17.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +29.72%

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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -57 195 £400 +33.33% 80
South East -44 131 £335 -7.58% 61
North East +26 129 £313 +7.93% 2
East of England -13 52 £250 -31.03% 12
West Midlands +8 51 £400 +33.33% 12
North West -56 41 £325 - 17
South West +21 38 £400 +6.66% 22
Yorkshire -31 25 £290 +3.57% 35
East Midlands 0 10 £275 -9.83% 9
Midlands - 1 £475 -
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 921 (75.31%) Microsoft
2 820 (67.05%) Windows
3 635 (51.92%) MCSE
4 599 (48.98%) Active Directory
5 466 (38.10%) ITIL
6 407 (33.28%) Windows Server
7 400 (32.71%) VMware
8 316 (25.84%) MS Excel
9 297 (24.28%) Citrix
10 280 (22.89%) MCSA
11 278 (22.73%) DNS
12 271 (22.16%) SQL Server
13 269 (22.00%) SQL
14 266 (21.75%) Security Cleared
15 261 (21.34%) MS Office
16 258 (21.10%) PowerShell
17 255 (20.85%) Windows Server 2008
18 243 (19.87%) VMware Infrastructure
19 235 (19.22%) MS Exchange
20 232 (18.97%) MCP
21 230 (18.81%) Windows Server 2012
22 222 (18.15%) Degree
23 201 (16.43%) HP
24 196 (16.03%) Cisco
24 196 (16.03%) MCITP
25 192 (15.70%) Windows 7
26 185 (15.13%) SC Cleared
27 184 (15.04%) SCCM
27 184 (15.04%) SharePoint
27 184 (15.04%) DHCP

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
1 235 (19.22%) MS Exchange
2 184 (15.04%) SharePoint
3 122 (9.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 94 (7.69%) IIS
5 85 (6.95%) Skype for Business
6 73 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 47 (3.84%) SharePoint 2013
8 38 (3.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 38 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 36 (2.94%) IBM Notes
9 36 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
10 34 (2.78%) Apache
11 27 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
12 25 (2.04%) OpenStack
13 17 (1.39%) Office Communications Server
14 13 (1.06%) Tomcat
15 9 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.57%) JBoss
16 7 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 316 (25.84%) MS Excel
2 261 (21.34%) MS Office
3 24 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.39%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.65%) MS Project
7 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.082%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.082%) Simulink
7 1 (0.082%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 37 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.16%) Eikon
2 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.082%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.082%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.082%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.082%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.082%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.082%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.082%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.082%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.082%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.082%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.082%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.082%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.082%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 159 (13.00%) Office 365
2 93 (7.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (2.13%) IaaS
5 21 (1.72%) PaaS
6 17 (1.39%) OneDrive
7 16 (1.31%) SaaS
8 9 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.74%) Yammer
9 6 (0.49%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.33%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.082%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.082%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.082%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.082%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 278 (22.73%) DNS
2 184 (15.04%) DHCP
3 153 (12.51%) Firewall
4 137 (11.20%) TCP/IP
5 129 (10.55%) SAN
6 97 (7.93%) WAN
7 86 (7.03%) LAN
8 72 (5.89%) VPN
9 70 (5.72%) Internet
10 47 (3.84%) Skype
11 35 (2.86%) LDAP
12 29 (2.37%) Wireless
13 27 (2.21%) SSL
14 26 (2.13%) VoIP
15 23 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
16 22 (1.80%) NetScaler
16 22 (1.80%) VLAN
17 21 (1.72%) Kerberos
17 21 (1.72%) Network Security
18 20 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (22.16%) SQL Server
2 67 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 62 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 56 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 33 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 22 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (1.72%) Relational Database
10 19 (1.55%) MySQL
10 19 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.65%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.65%) NoSQL
14 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (0.57%) MS Access
14 7 (0.57%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.57%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 48 (3.92%) Visual Studio
2 39 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (2.37%) MSI
4 14 (1.14%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.82%) JIRA
6 9 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.65%) Maven
8 7 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (0.49%) Subversion
10 5 (0.41%) Ant
10 5 (0.41%) InstallShield
11 4 (0.33%) Hudson
12 3 (0.25%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.25%) Fiddler
13 2 (0.16%) AdminStudio
13 2 (0.16%) HP UFT
13 2 (0.16%) JMeter
13 2 (0.16%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.16%) TestDirector
General
1 136 (11.12%) Finance
2 58 (4.74%) Banking
3 37 (3.03%) Legal
4 33 (2.70%) Law
5 20 (1.64%) German Language
5 20 (1.64%) Marketing
6 18 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.39%) Local Government
8 16 (1.31%) Advertising
9 12 (0.98%) Back Office
9 12 (0.98%) French Language
10 11 (0.90%) Telecoms
11 10 (0.82%) Retail
12 9 (0.74%) Military
13 8 (0.65%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.65%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.49%) Billing
14 6 (0.49%) Portuguese Language
15 4 (0.33%) Automotive
16 3 (0.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 190 (15.54%) Analyst
2 166 (13.57%) Support Engineer
3 98 (8.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 97 (7.93%) Developer
5 85 (6.95%) Desktop Support
6 79 (6.46%) Support Analyst
7 71 (5.81%) Architect
8 70 (5.72%) Consultant
9 69 (5.64%) Service Analyst
9 69 (5.64%) Windows Engineer
10 66 (5.40%) Wintel Engineer
11 65 (5.31%) Server Engineer
12 59 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
13 57 (4.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 55 (4.50%) Service Desk Analyst
15 48 (3.92%) Administrator
16 44 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
17 43 (3.52%) Desktop Engineer
18 40 (3.27%) Technical Support
19 37 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (9.89%) .NET
2 70 (5.72%) XML
3 57 (4.66%) HTML
4 51 (4.17%) ASP.NET
5 38 (3.11%) CSS
6 37 (3.03%) Web Services
7 34 (2.78%) Middleware
8 32 (2.62%) jQuery
9 21 (1.72%) .NET Framework
10 20 (1.64%) WCF
11 18 (1.47%) Ajax
12 12 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (0.98%) REST
13 11 (0.90%) XHTML
14 10 (0.82%) LAMP
15 9 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 9 (0.74%) Autofac
15 9 (0.74%) Entity Framework
16 8 (0.65%) WSDL
16 8 (0.65%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 129 (10.55%) Computer Science
2 111 (9.08%) Data Centre
3 96 (7.85%) Clustering
4 83 (6.79%) Blackberry
5 74 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
6 69 (5.64%) Management Information System
7 42 (3.43%) PKI
8 30 (2.45%) Replication
9 21 (1.72%) Driving Licence
10 20 (1.64%) NHS
11 19 (1.55%) Client/Server
11 19 (1.55%) Private Cloud
12 18 (1.47%) Public Cloud
13 17 (1.39%) User Experience
14 14 (1.14%) CMDB
14 14 (1.14%) Mainframe
15 13 (1.06%) AS400
16 12 (0.98%) Visualisation
17 11 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
17 11 (0.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 820 (67.05%) Windows
2 407 (33.28%) Windows Server
3 255 (20.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 230 (18.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 192 (15.70%) Windows 7
6 160 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 149 (12.18%) Linux
8 69 (5.64%) Windows XP
9 67 (5.48%) Unix
10 65 (5.31%) Windows 8
11 48 (3.92%) Windows 10
12 43 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 41 (3.35%) Apple iOS
14 31 (2.53%) Android
15 18 (1.47%) Solaris
16 17 (1.39%) Ubuntu
17 15 (1.23%) VMS
18 13 (1.06%) Mac OS X
19 11 (0.90%) Mac OS
20 10 (0.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (38.10%) ITIL
2 144 (11.77%) Migration
3 84 (6.87%) ITIL V3
4 81 (6.62%) Project Management
5 79 (6.46%) Service Delivery
5 79 (6.46%) Service Management
6 75 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
7 73 (5.97%) Change Management
8 71 (5.81%) Problem Management
9 62 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
9 62 (5.07%) Incident Management
10 57 (4.66%) High Availability
11 55 (4.50%) CRM
12 53 (4.33%) Load Balancing
13 47 (3.84%) Business Intelligence
14 46 (3.76%) Configuration Management
14 46 (3.76%) PRINCE2
15 45 (3.68%) Workflow
16 40 (3.27%) Performance Tuning
17 36 (2.94%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 269 (22.00%) SQL
2 258 (21.10%) PowerShell
3 101 (8.26%) C#
4 79 (6.46%) JavaScript
4 79 (6.46%) VBScript
5 61 (4.99%) T-SQL
6 38 (3.11%) Java
7 31 (2.53%) Python
8 26 (2.13%) C
8 26 (2.13%) VB
9 24 (1.96%) C++
10 21 (1.72%) Bash Shell
11 16 (1.31%) PHP
12 14 (1.14%) Ruby
13 11 (0.90%) Perl
14 9 (0.74%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.74%) VBA
15 8 (0.65%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.41%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 635 (51.92%) MCSE
2 280 (22.89%) MCSA
3 266 (21.75%) Security Cleared
4 232 (18.97%) MCP
5 222 (18.15%) Degree
6 196 (16.03%) MCITP
7 185 (15.13%) SC Cleared
8 173 (14.15%) Cisco Certification
9 141 (11.53%) MCTS
10 136 (11.12%) CCNA
11 94 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 73 (5.97%) MCDST
13 69 (5.64%) MCSD
14 57 (4.66%) ITIL Certification
15 51 (4.17%) CCNP
16 42 (3.43%) DV Cleared
17 41 (3.35%) Citrix Certification
18 40 (3.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 39 (3.19%) A+ Certification
20 30 (2.45%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.21%) SLA
2 27 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 15 (1.23%) QA
5 12 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.57%) HL7
7 6 (0.49%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.082%) ISO27002
System Software
1 599 (48.98%) Active Directory
2 243 (19.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (10.63%) Hyper-V
4 93 (7.60%) XenApp
5 90 (7.36%) vSphere
6 42 (3.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 39 (3.19%) XenDesktop
8 29 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (2.29%) Terminal Services
9 28 (2.29%) VMware ESX
10 24 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (1.88%) UAG
12 22 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
13 16 (1.31%) Docker
13 16 (1.31%) Xen
14 14 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 13 (1.06%) BitLocker
16 12 (0.98%) Firmware
17 10 (0.82%) Terminal Server
17 10 (0.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 184 (15.04%) SCCM
2 89 (7.28%) SCOM
3 63 (5.15%) Microsoft Clustering
4 60 (4.91%) WSUS
5 35 (2.86%) Backup Exec
5 35 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 33 (2.70%) NetBackup
7 31 (2.53%) OpenView
8 29 (2.37%) Perfmon
9 21 (1.72%) Puppet
10 20 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 17 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
12 16 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
13 15 (1.23%) HP SIM
13 15 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 15 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
14 14 (1.14%) WMI
15 13 (1.06%) SCVMM
16 11 (0.90%) Ansible
17 9 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 921 (75.31%) Microsoft
2 400 (32.71%) VMware
3 297 (24.28%) Citrix
4 201 (16.43%) HP
5 196 (16.03%) Cisco
6 96 (7.85%) Oracle
7 75 (6.13%) Dell
8 67 (5.48%) NetApp
9 54 (4.42%) Red Hat
10 46 (3.76%) Symantec
11 37 (3.03%) IBM
12 36 (2.94%) Apple
12 36 (2.94%) Lotus
13 28 (2.29%) Juniper
14 26 (2.13%) Intel Security
14 26 (2.13%) ServiceNow
15 25 (2.04%) EMC
16 21 (1.72%) Remedy
17 20 (1.64%) AppSense
17 20 (1.64%) SAP
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