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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 207 175 159
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 530 631 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.12% 1.34% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.29% 6.62% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 351 318
Average daily rate £345 £325 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 69 89
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.77 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% +3.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £12.90 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £29.20 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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
10012 9534 8820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.22% 20.25% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6240 5589 4833
Average daily rate £403 £400 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 443 405
Average hourly rate £36.75 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -22 169 £340 +4.61% 109
South East -34 140 £345 +4.54% 97
Yorkshire +5 48 £388 +14.81% 24
West Midlands -11 38 £233 -22.50% 29
North West -7 37 £281 +7.14% 43
South West +4 34 £350 -6.66% 26
East of England -12 32 £325 +18.18% 32
East Midlands -7 29 £221 -42.53% 12
Midlands +1 2 - - 1
North East -29 2 - - 3
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 821 (76.16%) Microsoft
2 678 (62.89%) Windows
3 543 (50.37%) Active Directory
4 534 (49.54%) MCSE
5 400 (37.11%) ITIL
6 311 (28.85%) Windows Server
7 291 (26.99%) VMware
8 254 (23.56%) MS Excel
9 240 (22.26%) MCSA
10 237 (21.99%) MS Exchange
11 231 (21.43%) MS Office
12 224 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 222 (20.59%) Citrix
14 216 (20.04%) Windows 7
15 201 (18.65%) Windows Server 2012
16 197 (18.27%) MCP
17 196 (18.18%) SQL
18 191 (17.72%) Cisco Certification
19 187 (17.35%) Cisco
20 184 (17.07%) MCITP
21 181 (16.79%) VMware Infrastructure
22 180 (16.70%) SQL Server
23 161 (14.94%) CCNA
23 161 (14.94%) Finance
24 152 (14.10%) Security Cleared
25 146 (13.54%) DNS
26 144 (13.36%) SCCM
27 128 (11.87%) SharePoint
27 128 (11.87%) Windows Server 2003
27 128 (11.87%) Migration

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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
1 237 (21.99%) MS Exchange
2 128 (11.87%) SharePoint
3 97 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 63 (5.84%) IIS
5 57 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 52 (4.82%) Skype for Business
7 48 (4.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 44 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
9 38 (3.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 32 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
11 23 (2.13%) IBM Notes
12 22 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
13 14 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (1.21%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.83%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.74%) IBM Domino
17 6 (0.56%) CMS
17 6 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
18 5 (0.46%) Apache
18 5 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 254 (23.56%) MS Excel
2 231 (21.43%) MS Office
3 30 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.93%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.56%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.093%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 30 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.37%) Relativity
4 4 (0.37%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.19%) assyst
7 1 (0.093%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.093%) SAP CCM
7 1 (0.093%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 103 (9.55%) Office 365
2 62 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.46%) IaaS
5 5 (0.46%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.37%) Yammer
7 3 (0.28%) SaaS
8 2 (0.19%) PaaS
9 1 (0.093%) GitHub
9 1 (0.093%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.093%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.093%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 146 (13.54%) DNS
2 116 (10.76%) TCP/IP
3 107 (9.93%) DHCP
4 106 (9.83%) Firewall
5 105 (9.74%) LAN
6 101 (9.37%) WAN
7 82 (7.61%) SAN
8 68 (6.31%) VPN
9 46 (4.27%) Internet
10 45 (4.17%) VoIP
11 35 (3.25%) VLAN
12 31 (2.88%) Skype
13 28 (2.60%) Wireless
14 22 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (1.86%) Remote Desktop
16 19 (1.76%) Cisco Nexus
17 18 (1.67%) LDAP
18 17 (1.58%) NetScaler
18 17 (1.58%) Network Security
19 13 (1.21%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (16.70%) SQL Server
2 66 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 65 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (4.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 36 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 27 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (1.30%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 12 (1.11%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (0.93%) OLAP
12 9 (0.83%) GIS
13 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (0.65%) QlikView
14 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
15 6 (0.56%) Big Data
15 6 (0.56%) MySQL
15 6 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 20 (1.86%) Visual Studio
2 18 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (1.30%) JIRA
4 13 (1.21%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.93%) MSI
6 9 (0.83%) Ant
6 9 (0.83%) Hudson
6 9 (0.83%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.83%) Maven
6 9 (0.83%) Subversion
7 4 (0.37%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.28%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.28%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.19%) Moq
9 2 (0.19%) NUnit
9 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.19%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.093%) tSQLt
General
1 161 (14.94%) Finance
2 42 (3.90%) Banking
3 29 (2.69%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.04%) Law
4 22 (2.04%) Legal
5 17 (1.58%) Local Government
6 14 (1.30%) Advertising
6 14 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.21%) German Language
7 13 (1.21%) Marketing
8 10 (0.93%) French Language
8 10 (0.93%) Retail
9 9 (0.83%) Billing
10 8 (0.74%) Back Office
10 8 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.65%) Military
11 7 (0.65%) Publishing
12 5 (0.46%) Korean Language
13 4 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 189 (17.53%) Analyst
2 128 (11.87%) Support Engineer
3 98 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 93 (8.63%) Developer
5 91 (8.44%) Support Analyst
6 81 (7.51%) Desktop Support
7 75 (6.96%) Architect
8 73 (6.77%) Service Analyst
9 66 (6.12%) Consultant
10 65 (6.03%) 2nd Line Support
11 57 (5.29%) IT Support
11 57 (5.29%) Service Desk Analyst
12 48 (4.45%) 3rd Line Support
12 48 (4.45%) IT Engineer
13 47 (4.36%) 1st Line Support
14 41 (3.80%) Windows Engineer
15 34 (3.15%) Service Desk Support
16 32 (2.97%) Desktop Engineer
17 29 (2.69%) IT Analyst
17 29 (2.69%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (8.81%) .NET
2 48 (4.45%) Web Services
3 45 (4.17%) HTML
4 40 (3.71%) ASP.NET
5 36 (3.34%) XML
6 32 (2.97%) CSS
7 23 (2.13%) jQuery
8 22 (2.04%) WCF
9 21 (1.95%) .NET Framework
10 15 (1.39%) Ajax
11 11 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (0.93%) Entity Framework
12 10 (0.93%) XHTML
13 9 (0.83%) SOAP
14 8 (0.74%) HTML5
15 7 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
15 7 (0.65%) Autofac
15 7 (0.65%) Middleware
16 6 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 6 (0.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 92 (8.53%) Blackberry
2 85 (7.88%) Data Centre
3 44 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 44 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 40 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
6 34 (3.15%) PKI
7 32 (2.97%) Driving Licence
7 32 (2.97%) Replication
8 29 (2.69%) Clustering
9 19 (1.76%) CESG
9 19 (1.76%) Client/Server
10 17 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.58%) iPad
11 16 (1.48%) NHS
12 14 (1.30%) CESG CLAS
13 12 (1.11%) Fat Client
13 12 (1.11%) Thin Client
14 10 (0.93%) EMC VNX
15 9 (0.83%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 678 (62.89%) Windows
2 311 (28.85%) Windows Server
3 224 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 216 (20.04%) Windows 7
5 201 (18.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 128 (11.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 92 (8.53%) Linux
8 87 (8.07%) Windows XP
9 62 (5.75%) Windows 8
10 47 (4.36%) Unix
11 38 (3.53%) Windows 10
12 29 (2.69%) Windows Vista
13 23 (2.13%) Apple iOS
14 20 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
16 14 (1.30%) VMS
17 13 (1.21%) Android
17 13 (1.21%) Mac OS X
17 13 (1.21%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (37.11%) ITIL
2 128 (11.87%) Migration
3 93 (8.63%) Service Management
4 73 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (4.64%) Configuration Management
6 44 (4.08%) Change Management
6 44 (4.08%) CRM
7 43 (3.99%) Information Security
8 41 (3.80%) Incident Management
8 41 (3.80%) Time Management
9 40 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
10 37 (3.43%) ITIL V3
10 37 (3.43%) Service Delivery
11 35 (3.25%) Root Cause Analysis
12 34 (3.15%) PRINCE2
13 33 (3.06%) Continuous Improvement
14 32 (2.97%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (2.97%) Project Management
15 30 (2.78%) Scrum
15 30 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 196 (18.18%) SQL
2 127 (11.78%) PowerShell
3 66 (6.12%) C#
4 48 (4.45%) JavaScript
5 34 (3.15%) VBScript
6 33 (3.06%) T-SQL
7 18 (1.67%) Python
8 17 (1.58%) Java
8 17 (1.58%) VB.NET
9 14 (1.30%) C
9 14 (1.30%) Ruby
10 11 (1.02%) VB
11 7 (0.65%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.65%) VBA
12 4 (0.37%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.37%) VB6
13 2 (0.19%) AWK
13 2 (0.19%) Perl
13 2 (0.19%) sed
Qualifications
1 534 (49.54%) MCSE
2 240 (22.26%) MCSA
3 197 (18.27%) MCP
4 191 (17.72%) Cisco Certification
5 184 (17.07%) MCITP
6 161 (14.94%) CCNA
7 152 (14.10%) Security Cleared
8 124 (11.50%) Degree
9 97 (9.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 91 (8.44%) SC Cleared
11 83 (7.70%) MCTS
12 75 (6.96%) MCDST
13 54 (5.01%) DV Cleared
14 47 (4.36%) CISSP
15 45 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
16 38 (3.53%) Citrix Certification
17 36 (3.34%) A+ Certification
18 33 (3.06%) CCNP
19 30 (2.78%) MCSD
20 26 (2.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.66%) SLA
2 24 (2.23%) PCI DSS
3 20 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.74%) QA
6 6 (0.56%) ISO 9000
7 5 (0.46%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.28%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.093%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 543 (50.37%) Active Directory
2 181 (16.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (8.91%) vSphere
4 79 (7.33%) Hyper-V
5 73 (6.77%) XenApp
6 46 (4.27%) XenDesktop
7 28 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 24 (2.23%) VMware ESX
8 24 (2.23%) XenServer
9 21 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (1.30%) Terminal Server
11 10 (0.93%) Docker
12 9 (0.83%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 8 (0.74%) vCloud
14 7 (0.65%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.56%) NFS
16 5 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (0.46%) MetaFrame
16 5 (0.46%) Terminal Services
17 4 (0.37%) UAG
Systems Management
1 144 (13.36%) SCCM
2 63 (5.84%) SCOM
3 44 (4.08%) WSUS
4 32 (2.97%) NetBackup
5 27 (2.50%) Backup Exec
6 24 (2.23%) Puppet
7 18 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
7 18 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
8 14 (1.30%) Ansible
8 14 (1.30%) Nagios
8 14 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 9 (0.83%) Cacti
11 8 (0.74%) SCVMM
12 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 7 (0.65%) Sysprep
13 6 (0.56%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 6 (0.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 821 (76.16%) Microsoft
2 291 (26.99%) VMware
3 222 (20.59%) Citrix
4 187 (17.35%) Cisco
5 126 (11.69%) HP
6 68 (6.31%) Dell
7 61 (5.66%) Oracle
8 48 (4.45%) Symantec
9 41 (3.80%) NetApp
10 31 (2.88%) Apple
11 30 (2.78%) EMC
11 30 (2.78%) Intel Security
12 28 (2.60%) Sophos
13 26 (2.41%) Red Hat
14 24 (2.23%) Lotus
15 21 (1.95%) Remedy
16 20 (1.86%) IBM
17 18 (1.67%) CommVault
17 18 (1.67%) SolarWinds
18 16 (1.48%) Intel
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