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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 102 126 125
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1029 816 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.93% 1.70% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.63% 9.97% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 470 434
Average daily rate
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£348 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 83 70
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.27 £25.80 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £16.84 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.73% -0.94%
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
10690 8183 9140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.05% 17.08% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6077 4745 4859
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 341 525
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.68 £22.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% -17.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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
South East +2 292 £325 -13.33% 111
London -27 282 £375 +3.09% 111
North West +27 66 £350 +48.93% 54
East of England -30 47 £350 +16.66% 22
East Midlands +2 33 £425 +165.62% 20
West Midlands -3 33 £305 +34.80% 24
South West -37 31 £338 +3.84% 44
Yorkshire 0 27 £285 -9.52% 35
North East -18 25 £260 -8.77% 11
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1296 (75.26%) Microsoft
2 1096 (63.65%) Windows
3 804 (46.69%) MCSE
4 676 (39.26%) Active Directory
5 579 (33.62%) MS Excel
6 513 (29.79%) ITIL
7 495 (28.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 475 (27.58%) VMware
9 405 (23.52%) MS Exchange
10 399 (23.17%) MCITP
11 369 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 322 (18.70%) Citrix
13 318 (18.47%) MCP
14 304 (17.65%) SQL Server
15 286 (16.61%) CRM
16 277 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
17 273 (15.85%) SQL
18 267 (15.51%) HP
19 266 (15.45%) Windows 7
20 250 (14.52%) Security Cleared
21 246 (14.29%) DNS
22 240 (13.94%) Windows Server 2012
23 222 (12.89%) MS Office
23 222 (12.89%) Cisco
24 216 (12.54%) MCSA
25 213 (12.37%) SAN
26 210 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
27 204 (11.85%) Firewall
28 197 (11.44%) DHCP
29 196 (11.38%) SharePoint

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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
1 405 (23.52%) MS Exchange
2 210 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 196 (11.38%) SharePoint
4 147 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 137 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2003
6 115 (6.68%) IIS
7 78 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 70 (4.07%) SharePoint 2010
9 61 (3.54%) Lync
10 57 (3.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 40 (2.32%) SharePoint 2013
12 26 (1.51%) Apache
13 25 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
14 22 (1.28%) IBM Notes
15 18 (1.05%) WebSphere
16 16 (0.93%) Tomcat
17 14 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
18 11 (0.64%) JBoss
19 10 (0.58%) Documentum
19 10 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 579 (33.62%) MS Excel
2 222 (12.89%) MS Office
3 30 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.93%) MS Project
6 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.058%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.058%) SPSS
8 1 (0.058%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 60 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.99%) assyst
3 14 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.35%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.12%) 3000 Xtra
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.058%) Magento
9 1 (0.058%) CODA-Financials
9 1 (0.058%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.058%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.14%) Office 365
2 24 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.64%) IaaS
5 5 (0.29%) SaaS
6 1 (0.058%) GitHub
6 1 (0.058%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 246 (14.29%) DNS
2 213 (12.37%) SAN
3 204 (11.85%) Firewall
4 197 (11.44%) DHCP
5 187 (10.86%) TCP/IP
6 115 (6.68%) WAN
7 112 (6.50%) LAN
8 68 (3.95%) Internet
9 63 (3.66%) Wireless
10 60 (3.48%) VPN
11 41 (2.38%) VoIP
12 34 (1.97%) NAS
13 31 (1.80%) Network Security
14 26 (1.51%) VLAN
15 25 (1.45%) NetScaler
16 24 (1.39%) SMTP
17 22 (1.28%) Intranet
18 21 (1.22%) IP Telephony
18 21 (1.22%) MPLS
19 20 (1.16%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 113 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 100 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 73 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 66 (3.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 59 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 49 (2.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
9 18 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (1.05%) Relational Database
10 15 (0.87%) MySQL
11 14 (0.81%) Oracle Database
12 13 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (0.75%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 10 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (0.58%) EDRMS
14 10 (0.58%) OLTP
14 10 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 42 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (2.03%) Visual Studio
3 22 (1.28%) MSI
4 10 (0.58%) InstallShield
5 9 (0.52%) Subversion
6 8 (0.46%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (0.46%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.41%) CruiseControl
8 6 (0.35%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.35%) MSTest
9 4 (0.23%) AdminStudio
9 4 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (0.17%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.17%) JIRA
11 2 (0.12%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.12%) NUnit
11 2 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 182 (10.57%) Finance
2 61 (3.54%) Banking
3 39 (2.26%) Telecoms
4 33 (1.92%) Marketing
5 32 (1.86%) Advertising
6 26 (1.51%) Law
7 19 (1.10%) Retail
8 18 (1.05%) Front Office
9 16 (0.93%) Military
10 15 (0.87%) Spanish Language
11 14 (0.81%) Back Office
12 13 (0.75%) Investment Banking
13 12 (0.70%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.70%) French Language
13 12 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
14 10 (0.58%) Legal
15 7 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.23%) Local Government
16 4 (0.23%) International Banking
17 3 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 263 (15.27%) Analyst
2 232 (13.47%) Technical Support
3 176 (10.22%) Support Engineer
4 122 (7.08%) Support Analyst
5 119 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 113 (6.56%) Consultant
7 109 (6.33%) Developer
8 87 (5.05%) Administrator
9 83 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
10 73 (4.24%) Desktop Support
11 62 (3.60%) Architect
12 59 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
13 58 (3.37%) Service Analyst
13 58 (3.37%) Service Desk Analyst
13 58 (3.37%) Server Engineer
14 55 (3.19%) DBA
15 52 (3.02%) 1st Line Support
15 52 (3.02%) SQL DBA
15 52 (3.02%) Wintel Engineer
16 50 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (8.89%) .NET
2 91 (5.28%) HTML
3 78 (4.53%) ASP.NET
4 68 (3.95%) XML
5 57 (3.31%) Web Services
6 47 (2.73%) WCF
7 27 (1.57%) JSP
7 27 (1.57%) CSS
7 27 (1.57%) Middleware
8 25 (1.45%) .NET Framework
9 23 (1.34%) Software Packaging
10 18 (1.05%) Silverlight
10 18 (1.05%) jQuery
10 18 (1.05%) SOAP
11 17 (0.99%) Reactive Extensions
11 17 (0.99%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 15 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (0.75%) JMS
14 12 (0.70%) WinForms
14 12 (0.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 136 (7.90%) Clustering
2 108 (6.27%) Blackberry
3 102 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (3.14%) Replication
5 45 (2.61%) Computer Science
6 43 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 28 (1.63%) PKI
8 23 (1.34%) Thin Client
8 23 (1.34%) Fat Client
9 21 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 18 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
11 17 (0.99%) iPad
12 14 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.75%) iPhone
14 12 (0.70%) CMDB
15 10 (0.58%) Statistics
16 9 (0.52%) Mainframe
17 8 (0.46%) EPoS
18 7 (0.41%) NHS
18 7 (0.41%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1096 (63.65%) Windows
2 495 (28.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 369 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 266 (15.45%) Windows 7
5 240 (13.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 158 (9.18%) Linux
7 157 (9.12%) Windows XP
8 96 (5.57%) UNIX
9 60 (3.48%) Windows 8
10 50 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 46 (2.67%) Windows Vista
12 35 (2.03%) Windows 2000
13 30 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
14 15 (0.87%) Windows NT
15 13 (0.75%) Android
15 13 (0.75%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.70%) Solaris
17 9 (0.52%) Apple iOS
18 8 (0.46%) VMS
19 5 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (29.79%) ITIL
2 286 (16.61%) CRM
3 144 (8.36%) Migration
4 93 (5.40%) Project Management
5 86 (4.99%) Service Management
6 83 (4.82%) Incident Management
7 73 (4.24%) Change Management
8 72 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 72 (4.18%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (3.31%) Configuration Management
10 50 (2.90%) Service Delivery
11 47 (2.73%) Performance Tuning
12 45 (2.61%) Workflow
13 44 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
14 43 (2.50%) Load Balancing
15 41 (2.38%) Time Management
16 39 (2.26%) Validation
17 37 (2.15%) Problem Management
18 36 (2.09%) Change Control
18 36 (2.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 273 (15.85%) SQL
2 192 (11.15%) PowerShell
3 97 (5.63%) C#
4 71 (4.12%) JavaScript
5 69 (4.01%) T-SQL
6 59 (3.43%) VBScript
7 38 (2.21%) VB
8 21 (1.22%) C
9 19 (1.10%) Shell Script
10 18 (1.05%) Perl
11 17 (0.99%) Korn
12 15 (0.87%) Java
13 13 (0.75%) C++
14 12 (0.70%) VB.NET
14 12 (0.70%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.64%) C-shell
15 11 (0.64%) Jython
15 11 (0.64%) VBA
15 11 (0.64%) Python
16 9 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 804 (46.69%) MCSE
2 399 (23.17%) MCITP
3 318 (18.47%) MCP
4 250 (14.52%) Security Cleared
5 216 (12.54%) MCSA
6 186 (10.80%) MCTS
7 185 (10.74%) Cisco Certification
8 173 (10.05%) SC Cleared
9 164 (9.52%) Degree
10 150 (8.71%) CCNA
11 120 (6.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 68 (3.95%) MCDST
12 68 (3.95%) DV Cleared
13 58 (3.37%) CCNP
14 43 (2.50%) A+ Certification
15 40 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
15 40 (2.32%) Citrix Certification
16 34 (1.97%) MCSD
17 30 (1.74%) ISTQB
18 29 (1.68%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (6.79%) SLA
2 22 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.75%) QA
4 9 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.17%) BS7799
7 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.058%) HL7
7 1 (0.058%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.058%) Data Quality
System Software
1 676 (39.26%) Active Directory
2 277 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (7.96%) Hyper-V
4 101 (5.87%) XenApp
5 100 (5.81%) vSphere
6 78 (4.53%) VMware ESX
7 39 (2.26%) ISA Server
8 37 (2.15%) Terminal Services
9 34 (1.97%) XenDesktop
10 33 (1.92%) XenServer
11 32 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
12 20 (1.16%) UAG
13 18 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
13 18 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 17 (0.99%) NFS
15 15 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
16 13 (0.75%) Xen
17 11 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
18 10 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
19 8 (0.46%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 189 (10.98%) SCCM
2 106 (6.16%) SCOM
3 80 (4.65%) Backup Exec
4 27 (1.57%) NetBackup
5 23 (1.34%) WSUS
6 22 (1.28%) BladeLogic
7 21 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
8 17 (0.99%) OVSD
9 16 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 15 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 15 (0.87%) Nagios
10 15 (0.87%) SCOrch
11 14 (0.81%) Nessus
12 13 (0.75%) OpenView
13 10 (0.58%) SCVMM
13 10 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 9 (0.52%) Puppet
14 9 (0.52%) HP SIM
14 9 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1296 (75.26%) Microsoft
2 475 (27.58%) VMware
3 322 (18.70%) Citrix
4 267 (15.51%) HP
5 222 (12.89%) Cisco
6 102 (5.92%) Symantec
7 76 (4.41%) Oracle
8 60 (3.48%) EMC
9 59 (3.43%) Red Hat
10 58 (3.37%) McAfee
11 56 (3.25%) IBM
12 54 (3.14%) Apple
12 54 (3.14%) NetApp
13 52 (3.02%) Dell
14 46 (2.67%) Juniper
15 42 (2.44%) SolarWinds
16 38 (2.21%) Remedy
17 36 (2.09%) Avaya
18 30 (1.74%) Sophos
19 29 (1.68%) CheckPoint
Herefordshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £200 - £295 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
County Durham
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £259 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
NES Global Talent
Rate: £25 to £30 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Intapeople
Rate: €125 to €175 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £110 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £14 - £16 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Rossendale, Lancashire
CRL
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £139 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
H&R Talent
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago