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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 208 171 157
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 604 687 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.19% 1.36% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.66% 6.96% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 427 363
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 58 96
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.50 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £40.00 £25.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+29.27% +10.00%
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
10676 9868 9787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.95% 19.47% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6760 5664 5654
Median daily rate £405 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +6.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 478 497
Median hourly rate £26.50 £22.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% +16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.50 £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 4 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 4 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 4 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 -8 209 £375 +20.48% 60
London -66 166 £325 -1.51% 81
North West -18 49 £263 -18.19% 16
West Midlands -13 40 £313 -10.71% 22
North East -2 38 £277 -16.21% 6
East of England 0 35 £325 - 15
South West +8 27 £375 +3.44% 15
East Midlands +21 22 £228 -24.16% 9
Yorkshire -20 16 £339 +12.91% 32
Midlands -6 1 £475 +5.55% 1
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 833 (74.31%) Microsoft
2 711 (63.43%) Windows
3 571 (50.94%) Active Directory
4 548 (48.88%) MCSE
5 413 (36.84%) ITIL
6 327 (29.17%) VMware
7 324 (28.90%) Windows Server
8 293 (26.14%) MS Excel
9 278 (24.80%) MCSA
10 247 (22.03%) Citrix
11 246 (21.94%) MS Exchange
12 243 (21.68%) MS Office
13 220 (19.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 214 (19.09%) SQL
15 212 (18.91%) Windows Server 2008
16 207 (18.47%) MCP
17 204 (18.20%) Windows Server 2012
18 203 (18.11%) Windows 7
19 200 (17.84%) MCITP
20 199 (17.75%) PowerShell
21 196 (17.48%) SQL Server
22 192 (17.13%) DNS
23 187 (16.68%) Cisco Certification
24 184 (16.41%) Security Cleared
25 181 (16.15%) Degree
26 173 (15.43%) Cisco
27 170 (15.17%) SharePoint
28 169 (15.08%) HP
29 160 (14.27%) SCCM
30 150 (13.38%) 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
1 246 (21.94%) MS Exchange
2 170 (15.17%) SharePoint
3 107 (9.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 71 (6.33%) IIS
5 57 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 56 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 48 (4.28%) Skype for Business
8 45 (4.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 40 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 33 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
10 33 (2.94%) IBM Notes
11 25 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 18 (1.61%) OpenStack
13 17 (1.52%) Apache
14 13 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (0.89%) Tomcat
17 8 (0.71%) IBM Domino
18 7 (0.62%) JBoss
18 7 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 293 (26.14%) MS Excel
2 243 (21.68%) MS Office
3 19 (1.69%) InfoPath
4 12 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.54%) Acrobat
5 6 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.36%) MS Project
6 4 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.089%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 36 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.18%) Sage 1000
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.18%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.089%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.089%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.089%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.089%) Eikon
6 1 (0.089%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.089%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.089%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.089%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.089%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 129 (11.51%) Office 365
2 89 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (1.34%) IaaS
6 14 (1.25%) OneDrive
7 8 (0.71%) Yammer
8 7 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.54%) PaaS
10 4 (0.36%) SaaS
11 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.18%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.18%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.089%) GitHub
12 1 (0.089%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.089%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.089%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.089%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 192 (17.13%) DNS
2 121 (10.79%) DHCP
3 117 (10.44%) Firewall
4 110 (9.81%) TCP/IP
5 89 (7.94%) SAN
6 86 (7.67%) VPN
7 85 (7.58%) LAN
8 82 (7.31%) WAN
9 55 (4.91%) Internet
10 38 (3.39%) Skype
11 37 (3.30%) VoIP
12 27 (2.41%) LDAP
13 24 (2.14%) VLAN
14 23 (2.05%) Kerberos
14 23 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
14 23 (2.05%) Wireless
15 20 (1.78%) Network Security
16 19 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
17 16 (1.43%) X.500
18 15 (1.34%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 71 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 57 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 33 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 19 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.52%) Relational Database
10 16 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 15 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
12 13 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
13 11 (0.98%) MySQL
13 11 (0.98%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.80%) NoSQL
15 8 (0.71%) MS Access
16 7 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (0.62%) GIS
16 7 (0.62%) MongoDB
16 7 (0.62%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 36 (3.21%) Visual Studio
2 28 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.07%) JIRA
4 10 (0.89%) MSI
5 9 (0.80%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.80%) Subversion
6 8 (0.71%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.71%) Maven
7 7 (0.62%) Ant
7 7 (0.62%) Hudson
8 5 (0.45%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.36%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.36%) InstallShield
9 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.27%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.18%) AdminStudio
11 2 (0.18%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.18%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.18%) NUnit
11 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 137 (12.22%) Finance
2 53 (4.73%) Banking
3 32 (2.85%) Law
4 29 (2.59%) Legal
5 20 (1.78%) German Language
6 17 (1.52%) Local Government
7 16 (1.43%) Advertising
7 16 (1.43%) Marketing
8 15 (1.34%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.25%) French Language
10 13 (1.16%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 12 (1.07%) Military
12 11 (0.98%) Retail
13 8 (0.71%) Billing
14 7 (0.62%) Back Office
15 6 (0.54%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.45%) Publishing
17 4 (0.36%) Portuguese Language
18 3 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 176 (15.70%) Analyst
2 164 (14.63%) Support Engineer
3 108 (9.63%) Developer
4 91 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 90 (8.03%) Desktop Support
6 82 (7.31%) Support Analyst
7 70 (6.24%) Consultant
8 63 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
8 63 (5.62%) Service Analyst
9 54 (4.82%) Architect
10 52 (4.64%) 3rd Line Support
11 50 (4.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 48 (4.28%) Server Engineer
13 46 (4.10%) IT Support
13 46 (4.10%) Wintel Engineer
14 44 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
15 42 (3.75%) Desktop Engineer
15 42 (3.75%) Windows Engineer
16 39 (3.48%) Active Directory Engineer
17 37 (3.30%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (11.24%) .NET
2 64 (5.71%) HTML
3 61 (5.44%) ASP.NET
4 56 (5.00%) XML
5 47 (4.19%) CSS
6 44 (3.93%) Web Services
7 36 (3.21%) jQuery
8 29 (2.59%) .NET Framework
9 25 (2.23%) WCF
10 23 (2.05%) Ajax
11 17 (1.52%) XHTML
12 16 (1.43%) Entity Framework
13 15 (1.34%) Middleware
14 14 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (1.25%) Autofac
15 12 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 11 (0.98%) Ninject
17 10 (0.89%) LLBLGen Pro
17 10 (0.89%) NHibernate
17 10 (0.89%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 99 (8.83%) Blackberry
2 91 (8.12%) Computer Science
3 84 (7.49%) Data Centre
4 52 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (4.55%) Clustering
6 50 (4.46%) Management Information System
7 42 (3.75%) PKI
8 40 (3.57%) Replication
9 27 (2.41%) Driving Licence
10 16 (1.43%) iPad
11 14 (1.25%) Statistics
11 14 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
12 13 (1.16%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
12 13 (1.16%) NHS
13 12 (1.07%) EMC VNX
13 12 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.07%) Fat Client
13 12 (1.07%) Thin Client
14 11 (0.98%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 711 (63.43%) Windows
2 324 (28.90%) Windows Server
3 212 (18.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 204 (18.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 203 (18.11%) Windows 7
6 137 (12.22%) Linux
7 129 (11.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 87 (7.76%) Windows XP
9 64 (5.71%) Unix
10 58 (5.17%) Windows 8
11 48 (4.28%) Windows 10
12 43 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (2.59%) Apple iOS
14 16 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
15 15 (1.34%) VMS
16 14 (1.25%) Windows Vista
17 13 (1.16%) Mac OS X
18 12 (1.07%) Android
19 11 (0.98%) Windows 2000
20 10 (0.89%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (36.84%) ITIL
2 138 (12.31%) Migration
3 96 (8.56%) Service Management
4 67 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (5.62%) Service Delivery
6 55 (4.91%) Project Management
7 54 (4.82%) Change Management
7 54 (4.82%) ITIL V3
8 52 (4.64%) Incident Management
9 51 (4.55%) CRM
10 50 (4.46%) Problem Management
11 49 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
12 48 (4.28%) Configuration Management
13 43 (3.84%) Business Intelligence
14 37 (3.30%) Time Management
15 36 (3.21%) Workflow
16 34 (3.03%) PRINCE2
17 33 (2.94%) Customer Engagement
18 32 (2.85%) High Availability
19 31 (2.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 214 (19.09%) SQL
2 199 (17.75%) PowerShell
3 100 (8.92%) C#
4 79 (7.05%) VBScript
5 75 (6.69%) JavaScript
6 54 (4.82%) T-SQL
7 34 (3.03%) Java
8 28 (2.50%) VB
9 24 (2.14%) C
9 24 (2.14%) Python
10 21 (1.87%) VB.NET
11 16 (1.43%) Ruby
12 14 (1.25%) C++
13 13 (1.16%) VBA
14 12 (1.07%) PHP
15 11 (0.98%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.98%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.62%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.45%) Perl
18 3 (0.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 548 (48.88%) MCSE
2 278 (24.80%) MCSA
3 207 (18.47%) MCP
4 200 (17.84%) MCITP
5 187 (16.68%) Cisco Certification
6 184 (16.41%) Security Cleared
7 181 (16.15%) Degree
8 150 (13.38%) CCNA
9 117 (10.44%) MCTS
10 106 (9.46%) SC Cleared
11 99 (8.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 74 (6.60%) MCDST
13 54 (4.82%) MCSD
14 49 (4.37%) DV Cleared
15 46 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
16 42 (3.75%) CISSP
17 33 (2.94%) CCNP
18 26 (2.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 25 (2.23%) Citrix Certification
20 24 (2.14%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (5.26%) SLA
2 24 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.05%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.89%) QA
6 6 (0.54%) ISO 9000
7 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.089%) JSP 440
System Software
1 571 (50.94%) Active Directory
2 220 (19.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (9.90%) Hyper-V
4 100 (8.92%) vSphere
5 79 (7.05%) XenApp
6 34 (3.03%) XenDesktop
7 28 (2.50%) VMware ESX
8 26 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (1.69%) UAG
11 17 (1.52%) XenServer
12 12 (1.07%) Terminal Server
13 11 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 11 (0.98%) Docker
14 9 (0.80%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 9 (0.80%) ISA Server
15 7 (0.62%) BitLocker
15 7 (0.62%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.54%) NFS
17 5 (0.45%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 160 (14.27%) SCCM
2 71 (6.33%) SCOM
3 60 (5.35%) WSUS
4 47 (4.19%) NetBackup
5 36 (3.21%) Backup Exec
6 27 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
7 26 (2.32%) Puppet
8 19 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
9 14 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 12 (1.07%) SCVMM
11 10 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (0.89%) Nagios
11 10 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (0.89%) Windows Intune
12 9 (0.80%) Ansible
12 9 (0.80%) OpenView
12 9 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (0.80%) WMI
13 8 (0.71%) vMotion
Vendors
1 833 (74.31%) Microsoft
2 327 (29.17%) VMware
3 247 (22.03%) Citrix
4 173 (15.43%) Cisco
5 169 (15.08%) HP
6 87 (7.76%) Dell
7 65 (5.80%) Oracle
8 55 (4.91%) NetApp
9 54 (4.82%) Red Hat
10 48 (4.28%) Symantec
11 34 (3.03%) Lotus
12 33 (2.94%) Intel Security
13 31 (2.77%) EMC
14 30 (2.68%) Apple
15 28 (2.50%) IBM
16 25 (2.23%) Remedy
17 23 (2.05%) Sophos
18 21 (1.87%) CommVault
19 15 (1.34%) ServiceNow
20 13 (1.16%) SolarWinds
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £10.86 - £15.48 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
zubito Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bankside Recruitment
Rate: £25,000 - £35,000 per year plus on-going training and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £170 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £100.00 - £130 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxford
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Oxford
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Oxford
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £275 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Oxford
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Exeter
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nottingham City Council
Rate: From £30,978 to £34,746 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago