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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 155 150 133
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 685 677 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.40% 1.42% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.12% 7.33% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 337 341
Average daily rate
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£313 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 100 81
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -14.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £25.84 £104.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
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
9615 9239 7529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.61% 19.34% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5560 5168 4036
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 478 432
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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 +4 247 £330 -4.34% 112
South East +29 240 £308 -5.38% 65
West Midlands +2 43 £375 +2.73% 32
North West -35 41 £300 +21.21% 62
East of England -15 40 £250 +6.38% 22
Yorkshire -6 32 £313 - 49
South West -28 21 £335 +3.07% 41
East Midlands -37 13 £300 +9.09% 15
North East -6 4 £285 +16.32% 8
Midlands - 4 £363 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

1 985 (71.58%) Microsoft
2 910 (66.13%) Windows
3 716 (52.03%) MCSE
4 646 (46.95%) Active Directory
5 465 (33.79%) ITIL
6 425 (30.89%) VMware
7 394 (28.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 385 (27.98%) MCITP
9 329 (23.91%) MS Exchange
10 298 (21.66%) MS Excel
11 281 (20.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 279 (20.28%) MCP
13 273 (19.84%) Citrix
14 268 (19.48%) Windows 7
15 263 (19.11%) Cisco
16 261 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
17 247 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
17 247 (17.95%) MCSA
18 245 (17.81%) SQL
18 245 (17.81%) Security Cleared
19 226 (16.42%) SQL Server
20 213 (15.48%) MS Office
21 207 (15.04%) Cisco Certification
22 195 (14.17%) DNS
23 194 (14.10%) HP
24 186 (13.52%) SC Cleared
25 182 (13.23%) SharePoint
26 173 (12.57%) Migration
27 171 (12.43%) PowerShell
28 162 (11.77%) .NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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
1 329 (23.91%) MS Exchange
2 182 (13.23%) SharePoint
3 149 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 94 (6.83%) IIS
5 93 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 91 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 84 (6.10%) Lync
8 75 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 61 (4.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 51 (3.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 50 (3.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 31 (2.25%) Office Communications Server
13 22 (1.60%) IBM Notes
14 18 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.73%) Apache
15 10 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
16 9 (0.65%) SAS
17 7 (0.51%) GroupWise
18 6 (0.44%) WebSphere
19 5 (0.36%) Documentum
Applications
1 298 (21.66%) MS Excel
2 213 (15.48%) MS Office
3 23 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.65%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.51%) MS Project
7 2 (0.15%) SPSS
7 2 (0.15%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 61 (4.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.073%) Magento
6 1 (0.073%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.073%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.073%) Agresso
6 1 (0.073%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.073%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 72 (5.23%) Office 365
2 27 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.87%) SaaS
4 11 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.51%) IaaS
7 1 (0.073%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 195 (14.17%) DNS
2 158 (11.48%) SAN
3 145 (10.54%) DHCP
4 143 (10.39%) Firewall
5 141 (10.25%) TCP/IP
6 139 (10.10%) LAN
7 119 (8.65%) WAN
8 77 (5.60%) Internet
9 70 (5.09%) VPN
10 60 (4.36%) VoIP
11 42 (3.05%) Wireless
11 42 (3.05%) NAS
12 37 (2.69%) VLAN
13 26 (1.89%) SSL
14 24 (1.74%) NetScaler
15 23 (1.67%) Network Security
15 23 (1.67%) SMTP
16 19 (1.38%) FTP
17 18 (1.31%) MPLS
18 16 (1.16%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 76 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 66 (4.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 61 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 50 (3.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 32 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (1.24%) OLAP
9 16 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (1.02%) MySQL
11 13 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (0.94%) Oracle Database
12 12 (0.87%) OLAP Cube
13 10 (0.73%) Relational Database
14 8 (0.58%) MS Access
15 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
15 7 (0.51%) OLTP
15 7 (0.51%) QlikView
15 7 (0.51%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (2.69%) Visual Studio
2 35 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.65%) MSI
3 9 (0.65%) JIRA
4 8 (0.58%) Subversion
5 5 (0.36%) Fiddler
5 5 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.36%) ClearQuest
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.36%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.22%) WinRunner
6 3 (0.22%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.22%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.15%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.15%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.15%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.073%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.073%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.073%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.073%) StarTeam
General
1 148 (10.76%) Finance
2 45 (3.27%) Telecoms
3 38 (2.76%) Banking
4 29 (2.11%) Legal
5 25 (1.82%) Law
6 19 (1.38%) Retail
7 18 (1.31%) Advertising
7 18 (1.31%) Marketing
8 13 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.80%) Local Government
10 8 (0.58%) Military
11 7 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.51%) Back Office
12 5 (0.36%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.36%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.29%) Publishing
14 3 (0.22%) Electronics
14 3 (0.22%) Automotive
14 3 (0.22%) Japanese Language
15 2 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 186 (13.52%) Analyst
2 182 (13.23%) Support Engineer
3 124 (9.01%) Developer
4 114 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 113 (8.21%) Consultant
6 86 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 80 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
7 80 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
8 78 (5.67%) Desktop Support
9 65 (4.72%) Architect
10 63 (4.58%) Administrator
11 56 (4.07%) Server Engineer
12 55 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
12 55 (4.00%) Service Analyst
13 47 (3.42%) Wintel Engineer
14 44 (3.20%) 1st Line Support
15 43 (3.13%) Field Engineer
16 42 (3.05%) IT Support
17 40 (2.91%) Desktop Engineer
18 37 (2.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (11.77%) .NET
2 106 (7.70%) HTML
3 93 (6.76%) ASP.NET
4 92 (6.69%) XML
5 48 (3.49%) Web Services
6 42 (3.05%) JSP
7 41 (2.98%) .NET Framework
8 38 (2.76%) jQuery
9 35 (2.54%) CSS
10 31 (2.25%) WCF
11 25 (1.82%) SOAP
12 22 (1.60%) Entity Framework
13 21 (1.53%) Application Packaging
13 21 (1.53%) LINQ
14 20 (1.45%) HTML5
15 18 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (1.02%) WPF
17 12 (0.87%) KnockoutJS
18 9 (0.65%) CSS3
19 8 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 95 (6.90%) Clustering
2 85 (6.18%) Blackberry
3 82 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 41 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 37 (2.69%) Replication
7 31 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
8 23 (1.67%) Fat Client
8 23 (1.67%) Thin Client
9 19 (1.38%) Private Cloud
10 18 (1.31%) NHS
11 14 (1.02%) Client/Server
12 13 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (0.94%) iPad
13 12 (0.87%) PKI
13 12 (0.87%) Smartphone
14 10 (0.73%) Smartcard
15 9 (0.65%) iPhone
16 7 (0.51%) CMDB
16 7 (0.51%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 910 (66.13%) Windows
2 394 (28.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 281 (20.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 268 (19.48%) Windows 7
5 247 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 146 (10.61%) Linux
7 121 (8.79%) Windows XP
8 80 (5.81%) UNIX
9 53 (3.85%) Windows 8
10 37 (2.69%) Windows Vista
11 30 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
13 19 (1.38%) Android
14 16 (1.16%) Windows 2000
15 12 (0.87%) Apple iOS
16 10 (0.73%) Solaris
17 8 (0.58%) AIX
18 6 (0.44%) Debian
18 6 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
18 6 (0.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (33.79%) ITIL
2 173 (12.57%) Migration
3 97 (7.05%) CRM
3 97 (7.05%) Project Management
4 95 (6.90%) Service Management
5 75 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (4.87%) Change Management
7 64 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 60 (4.36%) Service Delivery
9 55 (4.00%) Incident Management
10 52 (3.78%) ITIL V3
10 52 (3.78%) High Availability
10 52 (3.78%) Business Intelligence
11 47 (3.42%) PRINCE2
12 45 (3.27%) Configuration Management
12 45 (3.27%) Problem Management
13 39 (2.83%) Customer Engagement
14 36 (2.62%) Validation
15 35 (2.54%) Knowledge Management
16 34 (2.47%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 245 (17.81%) SQL
2 171 (12.43%) PowerShell
3 94 (6.83%) C#
4 91 (6.61%) JavaScript
5 59 (4.29%) VBScript
6 48 (3.49%) T-SQL
7 27 (1.96%) VB
8 22 (1.60%) C
9 18 (1.31%) VB.NET
10 13 (0.94%) Java
11 11 (0.80%) VBA
12 9 (0.65%) PHP
13 7 (0.51%) VB6
14 6 (0.44%) R
15 3 (0.22%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.22%) Python
15 3 (0.22%) C++
15 3 (0.22%) Perl
16 2 (0.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 2 (0.15%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 716 (52.03%) MCSE
2 385 (27.98%) MCITP
3 279 (20.28%) MCP
4 247 (17.95%) MCSA
5 245 (17.81%) Security Cleared
6 207 (15.04%) Cisco Certification
7 186 (13.52%) SC Cleared
8 157 (11.41%) MCTS
9 152 (11.05%) CCNA
10 139 (10.10%) Degree
11 134 (9.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 68 (4.94%) Citrix Certification
13 66 (4.80%) DV Cleared
14 64 (4.65%) A+ Certification
15 61 (4.43%) MCDST
16 58 (4.22%) CCNP
17 49 (3.56%) CCA
18 36 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
18 36 (2.62%) ISTQB
19 34 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (7.92%) SLA
2 21 (1.53%) QA
3 11 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.44%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.073%) HL7
7 1 (0.073%) COBIT
System Software
1 646 (46.95%) Active Directory
2 261 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (9.59%) Hyper-V
4 98 (7.12%) XenApp
5 79 (5.74%) vSphere
6 41 (2.98%) XenDesktop
7 39 (2.83%) VMware ESX
8 27 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 23 (1.67%) ISA Server
10 21 (1.53%) Terminal Services
11 18 (1.31%) Xen
12 17 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
13 16 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
14 15 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (0.94%) UAG
16 12 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
16 12 (0.87%) XenServer
17 11 (0.80%) vCloud
17 11 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 10 (0.73%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 141 (10.25%) SCCM
2 71 (5.16%) SCOM
3 33 (2.40%) Backup Exec
4 13 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (0.87%) HP SIM
5 12 (0.87%) NetBackup
5 12 (0.87%) Nagios
6 11 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 11 (0.80%) Tivoli
6 11 (0.80%) WSUS
6 11 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.73%) SCSM
7 10 (0.73%) WMI
8 9 (0.65%) OVSD
9 8 (0.58%) BladeLogic
10 7 (0.51%) OpenView
11 6 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (0.44%) Nessus
12 5 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.36%) MOM
Vendors
1 985 (71.58%) Microsoft
2 425 (30.89%) VMware
3 273 (19.84%) Citrix
4 263 (19.11%) Cisco
5 194 (14.10%) HP
6 61 (4.43%) McAfee
7 59 (4.29%) NetApp
8 51 (3.71%) Dell
8 51 (3.71%) Oracle
9 49 (3.56%) EMC
10 43 (3.13%) Red Hat
11 35 (2.54%) Symantec
12 34 (2.47%) Juniper
12 34 (2.47%) IBM
13 27 (1.96%) Avaya
14 26 (1.89%) Apple
14 26 (1.89%) Sophos
15 24 (1.74%) Lotus
16 23 (1.67%) Reuters
17 20 (1.45%) Remedy
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Essex
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The Royal Opera House
Rate: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £225 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £11/12ph
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £410 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London, South East, United Kingdom
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rate: Up to £30k
Posted: 10 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ICS Solutions
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Harrow
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 12 days ago