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 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 164 150 139
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 687 717 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.36% 1.45% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.08% 7.43% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 363 353
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 £160 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £295
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 96 78
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -14.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.23 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.29 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
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
9698 9656 7887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.14% 19.47% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5561 5586 4262
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 488 435
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -21.73%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -8 254 £330 -3.64% 98
South East +9 206 £311 -11.07% 75
North West -13 64 £321 +28.34% 54
East of England -14 44 £325 +30.00% 26
West Midlands -12 42 £350 +40.00% 29
Yorkshire +2 34 £300 -4.00% 33
South West -27 20 £363 +11.53% 35
East Midlands -30 11 £300 - 10
North East -2 7 £330 +34.69% 18
Midlands - 3 £450 - 1
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 955 (73.12%) Microsoft
2 839 (64.24%) Windows
3 679 (51.99%) MCSE
4 617 (47.24%) Active Directory
5 445 (34.07%) ITIL
6 411 (31.47%) VMware
7 371 (28.41%) MCITP
8 337 (25.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 290 (22.21%) MS Excel
10 278 (21.29%) MS Exchange
11 261 (19.98%) Cisco
12 246 (18.84%) Windows 7
13 245 (18.76%) VMware Infrastructure
14 239 (18.30%) MCSA
15 238 (18.22%) Citrix
16 235 (17.99%) Windows Server 2003
17 233 (17.84%) MCP
17 233 (17.84%) SQL
18 231 (17.69%) Windows Server 2012
19 219 (16.77%) SQL Server
20 216 (16.54%) Security Cleared
21 208 (15.93%) Cisco Certification
22 200 (15.31%) DNS
23 194 (14.85%) MS Office
24 192 (14.70%) HP
25 164 (12.56%) .NET
25 164 (12.56%) SharePoint
26 161 (12.33%) PowerShell
27 159 (12.17%) Migration
28 156 (11.94%) LAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 278 (21.29%) MS Exchange
2 164 (12.56%) SharePoint
3 125 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 92 (7.04%) IIS
5 83 (6.36%) Lync
6 64 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 57 (4.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 56 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 56 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 53 (4.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 40 (3.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 26 (1.99%) Office Communications Server
12 21 (1.61%) IBM Notes
13 16 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.69%) SAS
16 7 (0.54%) GroupWise
17 6 (0.46%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.46%) Apache
18 5 (0.38%) Documentum
Applications
1 290 (22.21%) MS Excel
2 194 (14.85%) MS Office
3 35 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.92%) MS Project
6 9 (0.69%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.15%) SPSS
9 1 (0.077%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 67 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.077%) Primavera
6 1 (0.077%) Agresso
6 1 (0.077%) Magento
6 1 (0.077%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.077%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.077%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 74 (5.67%) Office 365
2 30 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.38%) SaaS
4 12 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.61%) Mimecast
7 7 (0.54%) IaaS
8 4 (0.31%) PaaS
9 3 (0.23%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.077%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 200 (15.31%) DNS
2 156 (11.94%) LAN
3 150 (11.49%) SAN
4 142 (10.87%) Firewall
5 141 (10.80%) DHCP
6 130 (9.95%) WAN
7 129 (9.88%) TCP/IP
8 78 (5.97%) VPN
9 72 (5.51%) Internet
10 57 (4.36%) VoIP
11 41 (3.14%) VLAN
12 35 (2.68%) NAS
13 31 (2.37%) Wireless
14 27 (2.07%) Network Security
15 26 (1.99%) SSL
16 25 (1.91%) SMTP
17 23 (1.76%) MPLS
18 22 (1.68%) NetScaler
19 16 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
19 16 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 63 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 47 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (1.30%) Oracle Database
9 16 (1.23%) MySQL
9 16 (1.23%) OLAP
10 15 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (0.92%) OLAP Cube
12 8 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.54%) QlikView
14 6 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.46%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.46%) OLTP
15 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (0.38%) Big Data
15 5 (0.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (3.06%) Visual Studio
2 34 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.69%) MSI
3 9 (0.69%) JIRA
4 8 (0.61%) Subversion
5 5 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.38%) ClearCase
5 5 (0.38%) ClearQuest
5 5 (0.38%) Fiddler
5 5 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.23%) WinRunner
6 3 (0.23%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.15%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.15%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.15%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (0.15%) NUnit
8 1 (0.077%) Ant
8 1 (0.077%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.077%) InstallShield
General
1 147 (11.26%) Finance
2 46 (3.52%) Telecoms
3 37 (2.83%) Banking
4 33 (2.53%) Legal
5 27 (2.07%) Law
6 20 (1.53%) Retail
7 14 (1.07%) Marketing
7 14 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.07%) Advertising
8 10 (0.77%) Local Government
9 7 (0.54%) Back Office
9 7 (0.54%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.46%) Military
10 6 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.31%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.23%) Publishing
12 3 (0.23%) Electronics
12 3 (0.23%) Automotive
12 3 (0.23%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.077%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 173 (13.25%) Analyst
2 153 (11.72%) Support Engineer
3 117 (8.96%) Developer
4 112 (8.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 96 (7.35%) Consultant
6 76 (5.82%) Support Analyst
7 74 (5.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 74 (5.67%) Architect
8 71 (5.44%) 3rd Line Support
9 69 (5.28%) Desktop Support
10 67 (5.13%) Administrator
11 59 (4.52%) Server Engineer
12 49 (3.75%) Service Analyst
12 49 (3.75%) Service Desk Analyst
13 42 (3.22%) Field Engineer
13 42 (3.22%) Wintel Engineer
14 36 (2.76%) IT Support
15 35 (2.68%) Network Engineer
16 33 (2.53%) Systems Administrator
17 31 (2.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (12.56%) .NET
2 96 (7.35%) HTML
3 91 (6.97%) ASP.NET
4 83 (6.36%) XML
5 48 (3.68%) Web Services
6 47 (3.60%) JSP
7 40 (3.06%) .NET Framework
8 38 (2.91%) jQuery
9 32 (2.45%) CSS
10 28 (2.14%) WCF
11 25 (1.91%) SOAP
12 23 (1.76%) Application Packaging
13 22 (1.68%) Entity Framework
13 22 (1.68%) LINQ
14 17 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
14 17 (1.30%) HTML5
15 11 (0.84%) KnockoutJS
16 10 (0.77%) WPF
16 10 (0.77%) Middleware
17 9 (0.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 80 (6.13%) Clustering
2 69 (5.28%) Blackberry
3 67 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 36 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
7 28 (2.14%) Replication
8 22 (1.68%) PKI
9 19 (1.45%) NHS
10 18 (1.38%) Fat Client
10 18 (1.38%) Thin Client
10 18 (1.38%) Private Cloud
11 15 (1.15%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.61%) iPad
13 8 (0.61%) iPhone
14 7 (0.54%) Open Source
14 7 (0.54%) EqualLogic
14 7 (0.54%) Smartphone
15 6 (0.46%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 839 (64.24%) Windows
2 337 (25.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 246 (18.84%) Windows 7
4 235 (17.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 231 (17.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 143 (10.95%) Linux
7 105 (8.04%) Windows XP
8 79 (6.05%) UNIX
9 48 (3.68%) Windows 8
10 23 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (1.61%) Android
12 18 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
13 17 (1.30%) Windows Vista
14 12 (0.92%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.77%) Windows 2000
16 8 (0.61%) Solaris
17 7 (0.54%) Debian
17 7 (0.54%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.46%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.46%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (34.07%) ITIL
2 159 (12.17%) Migration
3 105 (8.04%) Project Management
4 99 (7.58%) CRM
5 81 (6.20%) Service Management
6 73 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (4.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 57 (4.36%) Change Management
9 52 (3.98%) ITIL V3
9 52 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
10 51 (3.91%) Service Delivery
11 50 (3.83%) Incident Management
12 44 (3.37%) Configuration Management
12 44 (3.37%) Problem Management
13 42 (3.22%) PRINCE2
13 42 (3.22%) High Availability
14 39 (2.99%) TOGAF
15 37 (2.83%) Security Testing
15 37 (2.83%) Knowledge Management
16 34 (2.60%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 233 (17.84%) SQL
2 161 (12.33%) PowerShell
3 91 (6.97%) C#
4 87 (6.66%) JavaScript
5 50 (3.83%) VBScript
6 46 (3.52%) T-SQL
7 20 (1.53%) VB
8 19 (1.45%) C
9 14 (1.07%) Java
10 13 (1.00%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.54%) PHP
12 5 (0.38%) VB6
12 5 (0.38%) VBA
12 5 (0.38%) R
13 3 (0.23%) Perl
13 3 (0.23%) C++
13 3 (0.23%) Python
13 3 (0.23%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.15%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 679 (51.99%) MCSE
2 371 (28.41%) MCITP
3 239 (18.30%) MCSA
4 233 (17.84%) MCP
5 216 (16.54%) Security Cleared
6 208 (15.93%) Cisco Certification
7 154 (11.79%) SC Cleared
8 147 (11.26%) MCTS
9 145 (11.10%) CCNA
10 133 (10.18%) Degree
11 129 (9.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 67 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
13 61 (4.67%) DV Cleared
14 56 (4.29%) MCDST
15 55 (4.21%) A+ Certification
16 54 (4.13%) CCNP
17 44 (3.37%) CCA
18 41 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
19 39 (2.99%) ISTQB
20 34 (2.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (7.20%) SLA
2 24 (1.84%) QA
3 19 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.69%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.61%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.15%) HL7
9 1 (0.077%) GxP
9 1 (0.077%) COBIT
System Software
1 617 (47.24%) Active Directory
2 245 (18.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (9.11%) Hyper-V
4 94 (7.20%) XenApp
5 85 (6.51%) vSphere
6 45 (3.45%) VMware ESX
7 36 (2.76%) XenDesktop
8 25 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (1.45%) Terminal Services
10 18 (1.38%) ISA Server
11 14 (1.07%) Xen
11 14 (1.07%) XenServer
11 14 (1.07%) vCloud
11 14 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
12 13 (1.00%) Terminal Server
13 9 (0.69%) UAG
13 9 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (0.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 140 (10.72%) SCCM
2 73 (5.59%) SCOM
3 24 (1.84%) Backup Exec
4 14 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (0.92%) Tivoli
6 11 (0.84%) WSUS
7 10 (0.77%) WMI
7 10 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (0.77%) SCSM
8 9 (0.69%) NetBackup
8 9 (0.69%) HP SIM
9 8 (0.61%) Puppet
9 8 (0.61%) Nagios
10 7 (0.54%) AirWatch
10 7 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.46%) BladeLogic
11 6 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (0.46%) MOM
12 5 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 955 (73.12%) Microsoft
2 411 (31.47%) VMware
3 261 (19.98%) Cisco
4 238 (18.22%) Citrix
5 192 (14.70%) HP
6 70 (5.36%) NetApp
7 59 (4.52%) McAfee
8 49 (3.75%) Oracle
9 46 (3.52%) Dell
9 46 (3.52%) EMC
10 45 (3.45%) Symantec
11 43 (3.29%) Juniper
12 39 (2.99%) IBM
13 35 (2.68%) Red Hat
14 28 (2.14%) Apple
15 23 (1.76%) Avaya
15 23 (1.76%) Lotus
16 22 (1.68%) Sophos
17 21 (1.61%) CheckPoint
17 21 (1.61%) AppSense
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Norfolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £150 - 180 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £20 - £25 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £490 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £400 per week
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £11 - £12 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago