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 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 184 166 161
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 675 740 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.38% 1.45% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.36% 7.71% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 444 378
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 £177 £147 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 76 70
Median hourly rate £21.33 £20.75 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.79% +30.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £40.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.96%
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
10607 9603 9465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.63% 18.84% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6674 5689 5527
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% +6.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 484 438
Median hourly rate £27.90 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +12.50%

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 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 1 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 1 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 -56 184 £400 +33.33% 70
South East -8 160 £355 -2.06% 54
North East +20 138 £315 +5.00% 5
West Midlands +4 48 £400 +39.13% 18
East of England -24 39 £190 -44.72% 11
North West -52 39 £315 -0.39% 17
South West +10 32 £400 +6.66% 30
Yorkshire -26 21 £289 -3.75% 28
East Midlands -1 11 £319 +4.50% 10
Midlands - 1 £475 - 1
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 888 (74.56%) Microsoft
2 801 (67.25%) Windows
3 614 (51.55%) MCSE
4 587 (49.29%) Active Directory
5 452 (37.95%) ITIL
6 394 (33.08%) Windows Server
7 390 (32.75%) VMware
8 312 (26.20%) MS Excel
9 283 (23.76%) Citrix
10 280 (23.51%) MCSA
11 264 (22.17%) SQL
12 263 (22.08%) DNS
13 258 (21.66%) MS Office
14 256 (21.49%) PowerShell
15 252 (21.16%) SQL Server
16 251 (21.07%) VMware Infrastructure
17 250 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
18 245 (20.57%) Security Cleared
19 236 (19.82%) MS Exchange
20 218 (18.30%) Windows Server 2012
21 216 (18.14%) Degree
22 209 (17.55%) MCP
23 202 (16.96%) HP
24 193 (16.20%) MCITP
25 190 (15.95%) Windows 7
26 184 (15.45%) Cisco
27 173 (14.53%) DHCP
28 170 (14.27%) SCCM
29 169 (14.19%) Cisco Certification
30 168 (14.11%) SC Cleared

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
1 236 (19.82%) MS Exchange
2 166 (13.94%) SharePoint
3 124 (10.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 95 (7.98%) IIS
5 74 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 74 (6.21%) Skype for Business
6 44 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 43 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 37 (3.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 35 (2.94%) IBM Notes
10 31 (2.60%) Apache
11 27 (2.27%) OpenStack
12 26 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2003
13 25 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (1.18%) Tomcat
15 11 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
16 8 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
17 7 (0.59%) JBoss
17 7 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
18 6 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 312 (26.20%) MS Excel
2 258 (21.66%) MS Office
3 22 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.34%) InfoPath
5 9 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.67%) MS Project
7 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.084%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.084%) Simulink
8 1 (0.084%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 40 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.17%) Eikon
4 1 (0.084%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.084%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.084%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.084%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.084%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.084%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.084%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.084%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.084%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.084%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.084%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.084%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.084%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 153 (12.85%) Office 365
2 92 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (2.02%) IaaS
5 19 (1.60%) PaaS
6 16 (1.34%) OneDrive
7 14 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (1.18%) SaaS
8 9 (0.76%) Yammer
9 6 (0.50%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
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
1 263 (22.08%) DNS
2 173 (14.53%) DHCP
3 143 (12.01%) Firewall
4 133 (11.17%) TCP/IP
5 125 (10.50%) SAN
6 80 (6.72%) WAN
7 76 (6.38%) LAN
8 72 (6.05%) VPN
9 63 (5.29%) Internet
10 46 (3.86%) Skype
11 35 (2.94%) LDAP
12 28 (2.35%) Wireless
13 26 (2.18%) SSL
13 26 (2.18%) VoIP
14 22 (1.85%) Network Security
15 21 (1.76%) Kerberos
15 21 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
16 20 (1.68%) HTTP
16 20 (1.68%) VLAN
17 17 (1.43%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (21.16%) SQL Server
2 64 (5.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 63 (5.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 53 (4.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 31 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (1.93%) Relational Database
9 21 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (1.51%) MySQL
11 17 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
13 11 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
14 8 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (0.67%) MongoDB
14 8 (0.67%) NoSQL
15 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (0.59%) MS Access
15 7 (0.59%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 48 (4.03%) Visual Studio
2 37 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (2.02%) MSI
4 15 (1.26%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.92%) JIRA
6 10 (0.84%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.76%) Maven
8 8 (0.67%) Subversion
9 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.50%) Ant
10 6 (0.50%) Hudson
11 5 (0.42%) InstallShield
12 4 (0.34%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.25%) Fiddler
13 3 (0.25%) Selenium
14 2 (0.17%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.17%) HP UFT
14 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
14 2 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
14 2 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 129 (10.83%) Finance
2 48 (4.03%) Banking
3 36 (3.02%) Legal
4 32 (2.69%) Law
5 23 (1.93%) German Language
6 21 (1.76%) Marketing
7 18 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.34%) Advertising
8 16 (1.34%) French Language
9 15 (1.26%) Local Government
10 12 (1.01%) Back Office
11 11 (0.92%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.84%) Retail
13 9 (0.76%) Military
14 8 (0.67%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.50%) Billing
15 6 (0.50%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.50%) Portuguese Language
16 4 (0.34%) Automotive
16 4 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 176 (14.78%) Analyst
2 168 (14.11%) Support Engineer
3 98 (8.23%) Developer
4 88 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 81 (6.80%) Desktop Support
6 70 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 66 (5.54%) Wintel Engineer
8 65 (5.46%) Consultant
8 65 (5.46%) Service Analyst
9 62 (5.21%) Server Engineer
9 62 (5.21%) Windows Engineer
10 60 (5.04%) Architect
11 55 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 53 (4.45%) 3rd Line Support
13 51 (4.28%) Service Desk Analyst
14 44 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support
14 44 (3.69%) Desktop Engineer
15 43 (3.61%) Administrator
16 38 (3.19%) Technical Support
17 37 (3.11%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (10.41%) .NET
2 68 (5.71%) XML
3 62 (5.21%) HTML
4 57 (4.79%) ASP.NET
5 43 (3.61%) CSS
6 40 (3.36%) Web Services
7 36 (3.02%) jQuery
8 28 (2.35%) Middleware
9 23 (1.93%) .NET Framework
10 21 (1.76%) WCF
11 20 (1.68%) Ajax
12 15 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (1.09%) REST
13 13 (1.09%) XHTML
14 12 (1.01%) Autofac
14 12 (1.01%) Entity Framework
15 11 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 10 (0.84%) Ninject
17 9 (0.76%) LLBLGen Pro
17 9 (0.76%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 130 (10.92%) Computer Science
2 105 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 89 (7.47%) Clustering
4 86 (7.22%) Blackberry
5 74 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (5.29%) Management Information System
7 39 (3.27%) PKI
8 29 (2.43%) Replication
9 24 (2.02%) Driving Licence
10 18 (1.51%) User Experience
11 17 (1.43%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.34%) Public Cloud
13 15 (1.26%) NHS
13 15 (1.26%) Private Cloud
14 14 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.18%) Mainframe
15 13 (1.09%) AS400
16 11 (0.92%) CMDB
16 11 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
17 10 (0.84%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 801 (67.25%) Windows
2 394 (33.08%) Windows Server
3 250 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 218 (18.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 190 (15.95%) Windows 7
6 162 (13.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 145 (12.17%) Linux
8 68 (5.71%) Windows XP
9 65 (5.46%) Unix
10 61 (5.12%) Windows 8
11 47 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 47 (3.95%) Windows 10
12 35 (2.94%) Apple iOS
13 26 (2.18%) Android
14 17 (1.43%) VMS
15 15 (1.26%) Mac OS X
16 14 (1.18%) Solaris
17 13 (1.09%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.92%) Mac OS
19 10 (0.84%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (37.95%) ITIL
2 144 (12.09%) Migration
3 79 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (6.63%) ITIL V3
4 75 (6.30%) Service Management
5 73 (6.13%) Project Management
5 73 (6.13%) Service Delivery
6 64 (5.37%) Change Management
7 62 (5.21%) Problem Management
8 61 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
9 59 (4.95%) CRM
10 56 (4.70%) Incident Management
11 54 (4.53%) High Availability
12 52 (4.37%) Load Balancing
13 48 (4.03%) Configuration Management
14 45 (3.78%) Business Intelligence
15 44 (3.69%) PRINCE2
16 41 (3.44%) Virtual Environments
16 41 (3.44%) Workflow
17 40 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 264 (22.17%) SQL
2 256 (21.49%) PowerShell
3 106 (8.90%) C#
4 86 (7.22%) JavaScript
5 78 (6.55%) VBScript
6 60 (5.04%) T-SQL
7 37 (3.11%) Java
8 36 (3.02%) Python
9 27 (2.27%) C
10 24 (2.02%) C++
11 23 (1.93%) Bash Shell
11 23 (1.93%) VB
12 17 (1.43%) Ruby
13 15 (1.26%) PHP
14 13 (1.09%) Perl
15 10 (0.84%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.76%) VBA
17 7 (0.59%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.50%) PL/SQL
19 3 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 614 (51.55%) MCSE
2 280 (23.51%) MCSA
3 245 (20.57%) Security Cleared
4 216 (18.14%) Degree
5 209 (17.55%) MCP
6 193 (16.20%) MCITP
7 169 (14.19%) Cisco Certification
8 168 (14.11%) SC Cleared
9 137 (11.50%) MCTS
10 136 (11.42%) CCNA
11 102 (8.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 78 (6.55%) MCDST
13 72 (6.05%) MCSD
14 57 (4.79%) ITIL Certification
15 47 (3.95%) CCNP
16 41 (3.44%) DV Cleared
17 38 (3.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 34 (2.85%) A+ Certification
19 33 (2.77%) Citrix Certification
20 25 (2.10%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.96%) SLA
2 27 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (1.09%) QA
5 11 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.59%) HL7
7 6 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.084%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.084%) JSP 440
System Software
1 587 (49.29%) Active Directory
2 251 (21.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (10.50%) Hyper-V
4 97 (8.14%) vSphere
5 89 (7.47%) XenApp
6 39 (3.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 35 (2.94%) VMware ESX
7 35 (2.94%) XenDesktop
8 34 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (1.85%) Terminal Services
9 22 (1.85%) UAG
9 22 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
11 18 (1.51%) Docker
12 15 (1.26%) Xen
13 14 (1.18%) XenServer
14 13 (1.09%) BitLocker
14 13 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 10 (0.84%) Terminal Server
16 9 (0.76%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 170 (14.27%) SCCM
2 82 (6.88%) SCOM
3 67 (5.63%) WSUS
4 58 (4.87%) Microsoft Clustering
5 40 (3.36%) Backup Exec
6 35 (2.94%) NetBackup
7 32 (2.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 27 (2.27%) OpenView
8 27 (2.27%) Perfmon
9 25 (2.10%) Puppet
10 22 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
11 18 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 16 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
12 16 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
13 14 (1.18%) Ansible
13 14 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 12 (1.01%) HP SIM
15 11 (0.92%) SCVMM
15 11 (0.92%) WMI
16 8 (0.67%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 888 (74.56%) Microsoft
2 390 (32.75%) VMware
3 283 (23.76%) Citrix
4 202 (16.96%) HP
5 184 (15.45%) Cisco
6 94 (7.89%) Oracle
7 83 (6.97%) Dell
8 69 (5.79%) NetApp
9 59 (4.95%) Red Hat
10 48 (4.03%) Symantec
11 38 (3.19%) IBM
12 35 (2.94%) Apple
12 35 (2.94%) Lotus
13 31 (2.60%) Intel Security
14 26 (2.18%) ServiceNow
15 24 (2.02%) EMC
16 23 (1.93%) Remedy
17 22 (1.85%) Juniper
18 21 (1.76%) AppSense
19 20 (1.68%) SAP
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