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 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 214 195 119
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -76
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 569 625 990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.15% 1.19% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.63% 6.00% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 360 430
Median daily rate £350 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 69 103
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.92 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% -0.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £12.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £35.30 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +0.95%
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
10114 10410 10475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.42% 19.77% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6274 6344 5824
Median daily rate £410 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +0.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 351 486 437
Median hourly rate £27.75 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -10 187 £413 +22.89% 74
South East -4 118 £350 -3.44% 54
North East +44 80 £330 +17.85% 8
East of England -3 53 £275 -20.00% 13
West Midlands -15 41 £335 -25.55% 14
Yorkshire -7 37 £350 +55.55% 14
North West -27 28 £225 -40.00% 27
South West +15 25 £244 -34.86% 15
East Midlands -13 7 £238 -26.92% 19
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 938 (75.52%) Microsoft
2 814 (65.54%) Windows
3 668 (53.78%) MCSE
4 625 (50.32%) Active Directory
5 449 (36.15%) ITIL
6 448 (36.07%) Windows Server
7 401 (32.29%) VMware
8 313 (25.20%) MS Excel
9 289 (23.27%) SQL Server
10 286 (23.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 285 (22.95%) Security Cleared
12 279 (22.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 263 (21.18%) Citrix
14 259 (20.85%) MCSA
15 256 (20.61%) DNS
16 255 (20.53%) SQL
17 247 (19.89%) PowerShell
18 245 (19.73%) MS Office
18 245 (19.73%) MCP
19 239 (19.24%) Degree
20 230 (18.52%) MS Exchange
21 226 (18.20%) VMware Infrastructure
22 218 (17.55%) Cisco
23 204 (16.43%) HP
24 203 (16.34%) SharePoint
25 198 (15.94%) SC Cleared
26 195 (15.70%) Cisco Certification
27 190 (15.30%) Office 365
28 188 (15.14%) DHCP
29 178 (14.33%) SCCM

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
1 230 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 203 (16.34%) SharePoint
3 137 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 123 (9.90%) Skype for Business
5 101 (8.13%) IIS
6 93 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 58 (4.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 48 (3.86%) IBM Notes
9 45 (3.62%) SharePoint 2010
10 42 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
11 39 (3.14%) OpenStack
12 36 (2.90%) Apache
13 28 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
14 27 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 24 (1.93%) Office Communications Server
16 15 (1.21%) Tomcat
17 10 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
18 9 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
19 8 (0.64%) WebSphere
20 7 (0.56%) CMS
Applications
1 313 (25.20%) MS Excel
2 245 (19.73%) MS Office
3 31 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.64%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.64%) MS Project
7 1 (0.081%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.081%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.081%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 51 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.16%) Eikon
4 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.081%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.081%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.081%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.081%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.081%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.081%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.081%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.081%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.081%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.081%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 190 (15.30%) Office 365
2 95 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (3.38%) IaaS
4 38 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
5 36 (2.90%) PaaS
6 35 (2.82%) SaaS
7 14 (1.13%) OneDrive
8 13 (1.05%) HP Helion
9 11 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.56%) Yammer
11 6 (0.48%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.40%) Rackspace Cloud
13 3 (0.24%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.24%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.16%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 256 (20.61%) DNS
2 188 (15.14%) DHCP
3 156 (12.56%) Firewall
4 129 (10.39%) TCP/IP
5 118 (9.50%) SAN
6 91 (7.33%) Internet
7 90 (7.25%) WAN
8 81 (6.52%) LAN
9 73 (5.88%) Skype
10 42 (3.38%) Network Security
11 41 (3.30%) VPN
12 31 (2.50%) SSL
13 30 (2.42%) MPLS
14 29 (2.33%) LDAP
15 27 (2.17%) Wireless
16 25 (2.01%) NetScaler
17 23 (1.85%) Kerberos
18 20 (1.61%) Ethernet
18 20 (1.61%) HTTP
18 20 (1.61%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (23.27%) SQL Server
2 70 (5.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 61 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 56 (4.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 33 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 29 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 27 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (1.77%) MySQL
10 20 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
11 15 (1.21%) Oracle Database
12 12 (0.97%) Relational Database
13 11 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
15 8 (0.64%) MongoDB
15 8 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
17 6 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
17 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 6 (0.48%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 36 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (2.74%) Visual Studio
3 25 (2.01%) MSI
4 10 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (0.64%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.48%) JIRA
7 5 (0.40%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.32%) Maven
9 3 (0.24%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.24%) Travis CI
9 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.16%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.16%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.16%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.16%) JMeter
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.16%) Selenium
10 2 (0.16%) TestDirector
General
1 139 (11.19%) Finance
2 49 (3.95%) Banking
3 27 (2.17%) Retail
4 26 (2.09%) Law
4 26 (2.09%) Legal
5 23 (1.85%) Advertising
6 16 (1.29%) Local Government
6 16 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.21%) Marketing
8 12 (0.97%) Back Office
8 12 (0.97%) German Language
8 12 (0.97%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.56%) Military
11 6 (0.48%) Billing
11 6 (0.48%) French Language
11 6 (0.48%) Portuguese Language
11 6 (0.48%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.40%) Automotive
12 5 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 150 (12.08%) Analyst
2 146 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 118 (9.50%) Architect
4 116 (9.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 94 (7.57%) Developer
6 74 (5.96%) Desktop Support
7 69 (5.56%) Consultant
8 68 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
9 67 (5.39%) Infrastructure Architect
10 64 (5.15%) Support Analyst
11 60 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support
12 59 (4.75%) Administrator
13 57 (4.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 55 (4.43%) Server Engineer
15 54 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
16 51 (4.11%) Service Analyst
17 44 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
18 39 (3.14%) DBA
19 38 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 35 (2.82%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (9.58%) .NET
2 53 (4.27%) ASP.NET
3 51 (4.11%) XML
4 46 (3.70%) HTML
5 41 (3.30%) Web Services
6 35 (2.82%) Middleware
7 29 (2.33%) CSS
8 23 (1.85%) jQuery
9 16 (1.29%) WCF
10 15 (1.21%) .NET Framework
11 14 (1.13%) LAMP
12 13 (1.05%) Ajax
12 13 (1.05%) REST
13 10 (0.81%) AngularJS
13 10 (0.81%) SOAP
14 8 (0.64%) HTML5
14 8 (0.64%) JSP
14 8 (0.64%) WSDL
14 8 (0.64%) XSD
15 7 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 128 (10.31%) Computer Science
2 119 (9.58%) Data Centre
3 104 (8.37%) Clustering
4 96 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
5 82 (6.60%) Blackberry
6 70 (5.64%) Management Information System
7 41 (3.30%) PKI
8 31 (2.50%) NHS
8 31 (2.50%) Replication
9 23 (1.85%) Client/Server
10 21 (1.69%) Private Cloud
11 20 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.29%) User Experience
13 15 (1.21%) CMDB
14 13 (1.05%) Smartphone
14 13 (1.05%) Visualisation
15 12 (0.97%) AS400
15 12 (0.97%) Public Cloud
16 11 (0.89%) Mainframe
17 9 (0.72%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 814 (65.54%) Windows
2 448 (36.07%) Windows Server
3 286 (23.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 279 (22.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 170 (13.69%) Windows 7
6 167 (13.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 136 (10.95%) Linux
8 61 (4.91%) Windows XP
9 56 (4.51%) Apple iOS
10 53 (4.27%) Unix
11 48 (3.86%) Windows 8
12 47 (3.78%) Windows 10
13 39 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 36 (2.90%) Android
15 24 (1.93%) Solaris
16 14 (1.13%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.89%) Windows Phone
18 10 (0.81%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.81%) Mac OS X
19 9 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (36.15%) ITIL
2 159 (12.80%) Migration
3 85 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (6.52%) Change Management
5 79 (6.36%) ITIL V3
6 77 (6.20%) Project Management
7 76 (6.12%) Service Delivery
8 75 (6.04%) Problem Management
9 68 (5.48%) CRM
10 66 (5.31%) PRINCE2
11 63 (5.07%) Load Balancing
12 61 (4.91%) Incident Management
13 57 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
14 55 (4.43%) Service Management
15 54 (4.35%) High Availability
16 49 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
17 44 (3.54%) TOGAF
18 42 (3.38%) Virtual Environments
19 41 (3.30%) Time Management
20 36 (2.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 255 (20.53%) SQL
2 247 (19.89%) PowerShell
3 100 (8.05%) C#
4 67 (5.39%) JavaScript
5 53 (4.27%) VBScript
6 51 (4.11%) Java
6 51 (4.11%) T-SQL
7 27 (2.17%) C++
8 24 (1.93%) C
9 21 (1.69%) Bash Shell
10 18 (1.45%) Python
11 17 (1.37%) PHP
12 14 (1.13%) VB
13 12 (0.97%) Perl
14 10 (0.81%) Ruby
15 8 (0.64%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.56%) VBA
17 4 (0.32%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.32%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.24%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 668 (53.78%) MCSE
2 285 (22.95%) Security Cleared
3 259 (20.85%) MCSA
4 245 (19.73%) MCP
5 239 (19.24%) Degree
6 198 (15.94%) SC Cleared
7 195 (15.70%) Cisco Certification
8 177 (14.25%) MCITP
9 134 (10.79%) CCNA
10 124 (9.98%) MCTS
11 90 (7.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 72 (5.80%) ITIL Certification
13 71 (5.72%) MCDST
14 60 (4.83%) MCSD
15 59 (4.75%) Citrix Certification
16 57 (4.59%) CCNP
17 53 (4.27%) CCA
18 51 (4.11%) A+ Certification
19 37 (2.98%) DV Cleared
20 32 (2.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.12%) SLA
2 26 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 21 (1.69%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.05%) QA
6 10 (0.81%) HL7
7 9 (0.72%) Government Security Classifications
8 6 (0.48%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.32%) COBIT
10 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.081%) ISO27002
System Software
1 625 (50.32%) Active Directory
2 226 (18.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (9.50%) Hyper-V
4 91 (7.33%) vSphere
5 85 (6.84%) XenApp
6 48 (3.86%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (3.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 38 (3.06%) XenDesktop
9 33 (2.66%) Virtual Servers
10 30 (2.42%) Terminal Services
11 28 (2.25%) VMware ESX
12 18 (1.45%) UAG
13 17 (1.37%) Xen
14 15 (1.21%) Firmware
14 15 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
15 11 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 11 (0.89%) Docker
15 11 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
16 8 (0.64%) BitLocker
16 8 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 178 (14.33%) SCCM
2 98 (7.89%) SCOM
3 52 (4.19%) Microsoft Clustering
4 43 (3.46%) WSUS
5 40 (3.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 32 (2.58%) Backup Exec
7 31 (2.50%) OpenView
8 29 (2.33%) Perfmon
9 28 (2.25%) NetBackup
10 20 (1.61%) Puppet
11 19 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 15 (1.21%) HP SIM
12 15 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
13 14 (1.13%) AirWatch
13 14 (1.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 13 (1.05%) WMI
15 12 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
15 12 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
15 12 (0.97%) PowerCLI
16 10 (0.81%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 938 (75.52%) Microsoft
2 401 (32.29%) VMware
3 263 (21.18%) Citrix
4 218 (17.55%) Cisco
5 204 (16.43%) HP
6 95 (7.65%) Oracle
7 58 (4.67%) Dell
8 50 (4.03%) NetApp
9 48 (3.86%) Lotus
10 47 (3.78%) Red Hat
11 43 (3.46%) Symantec
12 37 (2.98%) Apple
13 34 (2.74%) IBM
14 30 (2.42%) Intel Security
15 26 (2.09%) Juniper
16 25 (2.01%) CheckPoint
17 23 (1.85%) SAP
18 21 (1.69%) ServiceNow
19 19 (1.53%) Avaya
19 19 (1.53%) EMC
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