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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 198 168 159
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 624 695 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.27% 1.41% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.96% 7.37% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 428 373
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £162 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 62 88
Median hourly rate £18.28 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.52% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £37.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +16.66%
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
10462 9425 9537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.25% 19.14% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6545 5499 5630
Median daily rate £405 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 464 491
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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
South East -29 175 £381 +17.30% 54
London -58 163 £375 +15.83% 64
North East +21 98 £317 -2.61% 11
North West -51 42 £275 -13.72% 23
South West +8 39 £400 +6.66% 21
East of England -2 35 £190 -45.71% 18
West Midlands -11 35 £325 +8.33% 15
Yorkshire -20 19 £289 -3.75% 22
East Midlands +11 16 £275 -9.09% 8
Midlands - 1 £475 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 882 (74.49%) Microsoft
2 757 (63.94%) Windows
3 601 (50.76%) MCSE
4 598 (50.51%) Active Directory
5 447 (37.75%) ITIL
6 366 (30.91%) VMware
7 364 (30.74%) Windows Server
8 319 (26.94%) MS Excel
9 284 (23.99%) Citrix
10 280 (23.65%) MCSA
11 259 (21.88%) MS Office
12 248 (20.95%) SQL
13 242 (20.44%) MS Exchange
14 236 (19.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 235 (19.85%) PowerShell
16 234 (19.76%) DNS
17 231 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
18 229 (19.34%) SQL Server
19 224 (18.92%) Security Cleared
20 214 (18.07%) MCP
21 210 (17.74%) Windows Server 2012
22 206 (17.40%) MCITP
23 203 (17.15%) Degree
24 201 (16.98%) Windows 7
24 201 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
25 191 (16.13%) Cisco
26 185 (15.63%) HP
27 168 (14.19%) SharePoint
27 168 (14.19%) SCCM
28 158 (13.34%) CCNA

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
1 242 (20.44%) MS Exchange
2 168 (14.19%) SharePoint
3 116 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 83 (7.01%) IIS
5 75 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 60 (5.07%) Skype for Business
7 56 (4.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 47 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2007
9 40 (3.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 31 (2.62%) IBM Notes
11 30 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
12 28 (2.36%) OpenStack
13 25 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
14 19 (1.60%) Apache
15 12 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (1.01%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.68%) JBoss
16 8 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
16 8 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
17 7 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 319 (26.94%) MS Excel
2 259 (21.88%) MS Office
3 17 (1.44%) InfoPath
4 14 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.51%) MS Project
6 4 (0.34%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.084%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 37 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.17%) Sage 1000
4 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.084%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.084%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.084%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.084%) Eikon
5 1 (0.084%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.084%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.084%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.084%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.084%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.084%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 136 (11.49%) Office 365
2 92 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.77%) IaaS
5 17 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (1.35%) OneDrive
7 14 (1.18%) PaaS
8 11 (0.93%) SaaS
9 9 (0.76%) Yammer
10 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.25%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.25%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.084%) GitHub
12 1 (0.084%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.084%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.084%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 234 (19.76%) DNS
2 149 (12.58%) DHCP
3 132 (11.15%) Firewall
4 130 (10.98%) TCP/IP
5 108 (9.12%) SAN
6 82 (6.93%) LAN
7 81 (6.84%) VPN
7 81 (6.84%) WAN
8 57 (4.81%) Internet
9 40 (3.38%) Skype
10 38 (3.21%) VoIP
11 31 (2.62%) LDAP
12 26 (2.20%) Wireless
13 23 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
14 22 (1.86%) SSL
14 22 (1.86%) VLAN
15 20 (1.69%) Kerberos
15 20 (1.69%) Network Security
16 19 (1.60%) HTTP
17 18 (1.52%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (19.34%) SQL Server
2 74 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 67 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 44 (3.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 33 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 32 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 22 (1.86%) Relational Database
9 20 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
11 15 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 13 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
12 13 (1.10%) MySQL
13 8 (0.68%) MS Access
13 8 (0.68%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.68%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
15 6 (0.51%) GIS
15 6 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 42 (3.55%) Visual Studio
2 34 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.01%) JIRA
4 11 (0.93%) MSI
5 10 (0.84%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.76%) Maven
6 9 (0.76%) Subversion
7 7 (0.59%) Ant
7 7 (0.59%) Hudson
8 5 (0.42%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.34%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.25%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.25%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.17%) AdminStudio
11 2 (0.17%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.17%) Selenium
11 2 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 140 (11.82%) Finance
2 48 (4.05%) Banking
3 34 (2.87%) Legal
4 33 (2.79%) Law
5 22 (1.86%) German Language
6 19 (1.60%) Marketing
7 17 (1.44%) Local Government
8 16 (1.35%) French Language
9 15 (1.27%) Advertising
10 14 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 12 (1.01%) Military
11 12 (1.01%) Retail
12 10 (0.84%) Telecoms
13 9 (0.76%) Back Office
13 9 (0.76%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.68%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.59%) Billing
16 6 (0.51%) Portuguese Language
17 4 (0.34%) Automotive
17 4 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 173 (14.61%) Analyst
2 168 (14.19%) Support Engineer
3 107 (9.04%) Developer
4 90 (7.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 89 (7.52%) Desktop Support
6 77 (6.50%) Support Analyst
7 65 (5.49%) Architect
7 65 (5.49%) Consultant
8 63 (5.32%) Service Analyst
9 57 (4.81%) Wintel Engineer
10 56 (4.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 54 (4.56%) Server Engineer
12 51 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support
13 50 (4.22%) Service Desk Analyst
14 48 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
15 47 (3.97%) Windows Engineer
16 43 (3.63%) Desktop Engineer
17 39 (3.29%) Administrator
17 39 (3.29%) IT Support
18 37 (3.13%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (11.23%) .NET
2 72 (6.08%) XML
3 66 (5.57%) ASP.NET
4 62 (5.24%) HTML
5 45 (3.80%) CSS
5 45 (3.80%) Web Services
6 36 (3.04%) jQuery
7 30 (2.53%) .NET Framework
8 25 (2.11%) WCF
9 24 (2.03%) Ajax
10 17 (1.44%) XHTML
11 16 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (1.35%) Middleware
12 15 (1.27%) Autofac
12 15 (1.27%) Entity Framework
13 13 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 12 (1.01%) Ninject
15 11 (0.93%) LLBLGen Pro
15 11 (0.93%) REST
15 11 (0.93%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 117 (9.88%) Computer Science
2 103 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 103 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 66 (5.57%) Clustering
4 61 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (4.65%) Management Information System
6 42 (3.55%) PKI
7 41 (3.46%) Replication
8 24 (2.03%) Driving Licence
9 19 (1.60%) Smartphone
10 17 (1.44%) NHS
11 16 (1.35%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
12 14 (1.18%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.18%) Public Cloud
13 13 (1.10%) iPad
13 13 (1.10%) Statistics
13 13 (1.10%) User Experience
14 12 (1.01%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 757 (63.94%) Windows
2 364 (30.74%) Windows Server
3 231 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 210 (17.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 201 (16.98%) Windows 7
6 146 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 138 (11.66%) Linux
8 74 (6.25%) Windows XP
9 61 (5.15%) Unix
10 53 (4.48%) Windows 8
11 44 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 44 (3.72%) Windows 10
12 31 (2.62%) Apple iOS
13 17 (1.44%) VMS
13 17 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
14 16 (1.35%) Android
15 12 (1.01%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.84%) Windows Vista
17 9 (0.76%) Solaris
17 9 (0.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (37.75%) ITIL
2 148 (12.50%) Migration
3 85 (7.18%) Service Management
4 72 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (5.57%) ITIL V3
6 65 (5.49%) Service Delivery
7 61 (5.15%) Project Management
8 58 (4.90%) Incident Management
9 56 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
10 55 (4.65%) Problem Management
11 52 (4.39%) Change Management
11 52 (4.39%) CRM
12 49 (4.14%) Configuration Management
13 42 (3.55%) Business Intelligence
14 41 (3.46%) Time Management
15 39 (3.29%) High Availability
15 39 (3.29%) Workflow
16 38 (3.21%) Load Balancing
16 38 (3.21%) PRINCE2
17 35 (2.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 248 (20.95%) SQL
2 235 (19.85%) PowerShell
3 109 (9.21%) C#
4 82 (6.93%) JavaScript
5 74 (6.25%) VBScript
6 58 (4.90%) T-SQL
7 34 (2.87%) Java
8 28 (2.36%) Python
9 27 (2.28%) C
10 26 (2.20%) VB
11 18 (1.52%) VB.NET
12 17 (1.44%) C++
12 17 (1.44%) Ruby
13 14 (1.18%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.18%) VBA
14 13 (1.10%) PHP
15 11 (0.93%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.68%) Perl
17 7 (0.59%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 601 (50.76%) MCSE
2 280 (23.65%) MCSA
3 224 (18.92%) Security Cleared
4 214 (18.07%) MCP
5 206 (17.40%) MCITP
6 203 (17.15%) Degree
7 201 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
8 158 (13.34%) CCNA
9 142 (11.99%) SC Cleared
10 120 (10.14%) MCTS
11 101 (8.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 86 (7.26%) MCDST
13 69 (5.83%) MCSD
14 51 (4.31%) ITIL Certification
15 41 (3.46%) CCNP
15 41 (3.46%) DV Cleared
16 39 (3.29%) CISSP
17 35 (2.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 30 (2.53%) A+ Certification
19 25 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.41%) SLA
2 24 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 19 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.76%) QA
5 6 (0.51%) HL7
5 6 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.25%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.084%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.084%) JSP 440
System Software
1 598 (50.51%) Active Directory
2 236 (19.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (10.22%) Hyper-V
4 102 (8.61%) vSphere
5 94 (7.94%) XenApp
6 36 (3.04%) XenDesktop
7 31 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 31 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (2.53%) VMware ESX
9 20 (1.69%) UAG
10 18 (1.52%) Docker
11 16 (1.35%) XenServer
12 13 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 12 (1.01%) Terminal Server
14 10 (0.84%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.84%) Xen
15 9 (0.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 8 (0.68%) Brightmail
17 7 (0.59%) ISA Server
17 7 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 168 (14.19%) SCCM
2 76 (6.42%) SCOM
3 56 (4.73%) WSUS
4 48 (4.05%) NetBackup
5 39 (3.29%) Backup Exec
6 25 (2.11%) Puppet
7 23 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
8 20 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 15 (1.27%) Perfmon
9 15 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 14 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 14 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (1.01%) Ansible
12 12 (1.01%) OpenView
12 12 (1.01%) SCVMM
13 10 (0.84%) WMI
14 8 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 8 (0.68%) Windows Intune
15 7 (0.59%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 882 (74.49%) Microsoft
2 366 (30.91%) VMware
3 284 (23.99%) Citrix
4 191 (16.13%) Cisco
5 185 (15.63%) HP
6 84 (7.09%) Dell
7 71 (6.00%) Oracle
8 65 (5.49%) NetApp
9 56 (4.73%) Red Hat
10 45 (3.80%) Symantec
11 36 (3.04%) IBM
12 35 (2.96%) EMC
13 33 (2.79%) Apple
14 32 (2.70%) Lotus
15 31 (2.62%) Intel Security
16 27 (2.28%) Remedy
17 22 (1.86%) Sophos
18 21 (1.77%) CommVault
19 20 (1.69%) AppSense
20 19 (1.60%) ServiceNow
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.00 - £24.12 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £280 - £305 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £330 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 14 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Milton Keynes
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 11 days ago