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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 223 180 160
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 561 727 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.13% 1.37% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.55% 7.08% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 423 413
Median daily rate £349 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 75 85
Median hourly rate £23.03 £16.67 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.15% -1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.15 £39.75 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.84 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+51.60% +6.07%
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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
10113 10263 9625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.44% 19.40% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6344 6225 5527
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 491 409
Median hourly rate £27.61 £23.75 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% +19.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -39 183 £400 +24.03% 74
South East -31 115 £325 -10.34% 60
North East +18 61 £295 +7.27% 9
East of England -10 53 £280 -18.54% 12
West Midlands -5 48 £400 +8.84% 19
Yorkshire -19 38 £331 +10.41% 22
North West -34 28 £275 -19.11% 33
South West +5 23 £273 -24.82% 20
East Midlands -3 11 £265 -19.08% 8
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 912 (75.81%) Microsoft
2 771 (64.09%) Windows
3 615 (51.12%) MCSE
4 583 (48.46%) Active Directory
5 434 (36.08%) ITIL
6 392 (32.59%) Windows Server
7 390 (32.42%) VMware
8 296 (24.61%) MS Excel
9 279 (23.19%) SQL Server
10 275 (22.86%) Citrix
11 274 (22.78%) Security Cleared
12 268 (22.28%) MCSA
13 262 (21.78%) SQL
14 260 (21.61%) DNS
15 248 (20.62%) Windows Server 2008
16 243 (20.20%) MS Office
17 239 (19.87%) PowerShell
18 235 (19.53%) MCP
19 229 (19.04%) Windows Server 2012
20 228 (18.95%) MS Exchange
20 228 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
21 216 (17.96%) Degree
22 201 (16.71%) HP
23 195 (16.21%) Cisco
24 193 (16.04%) SC Cleared
25 185 (15.38%) SharePoint
26 184 (15.30%) DHCP
27 183 (15.21%) Windows 7
28 177 (14.71%) MCITP
29 175 (14.55%) 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
1 228 (18.95%) MS Exchange
2 185 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 122 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 92 (7.65%) Skype for Business
5 85 (7.07%) IIS
6 75 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 57 (4.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 42 (3.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 40 (3.33%) IBM Notes
10 38 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 33 (2.74%) Apache
12 32 (2.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 23 (1.91%) OpenStack
14 21 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
15 19 (1.58%) Office Communications Server
16 13 (1.08%) Tomcat
17 9 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
18 8 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
19 7 (0.58%) CMS
19 7 (0.58%) JBoss
Applications
1 296 (24.61%) MS Excel
2 243 (20.20%) MS Office
3 28 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (1.00%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.67%) MS Project
7 1 (0.083%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.083%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.083%) Simulink
7 1 (0.083%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 40 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.083%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.083%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.083%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.083%) Eikon
5 1 (0.083%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.083%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.083%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.083%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.083%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.083%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.083%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.083%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 149 (12.39%) Office 365
2 85 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (2.16%) IaaS
5 21 (1.75%) PaaS
6 17 (1.41%) SaaS
7 16 (1.33%) OneDrive
8 7 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.50%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.50%) Yammer
10 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.42%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 260 (21.61%) DNS
2 184 (15.30%) DHCP
3 153 (12.72%) Firewall
4 134 (11.14%) SAN
5 129 (10.72%) TCP/IP
6 92 (7.65%) WAN
7 79 (6.57%) LAN
8 74 (6.15%) Internet
9 50 (4.16%) VPN
10 46 (3.82%) Skype
11 35 (2.91%) Network Security
12 31 (2.58%) LDAP
13 27 (2.24%) NetScaler
14 26 (2.16%) SSL
15 21 (1.75%) NAS
15 21 (1.75%) Wireless
16 20 (1.66%) VoIP
16 20 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (1.58%) Kerberos
18 18 (1.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (23.19%) SQL Server
2 73 (6.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 65 (5.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (5.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 55 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 32 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 31 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (1.83%) MySQL
10 21 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
11 17 (1.41%) Relational Database
12 11 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
13 10 (0.83%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.75%) MongoDB
15 8 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (0.58%) NoSQL
16 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
17 6 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 40 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 40 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 28 (2.33%) MSI
3 13 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (0.58%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.58%) JIRA
6 6 (0.50%) Maven
7 5 (0.42%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.33%) Ant
8 4 (0.33%) Subversion
9 3 (0.25%) Hudson
10 2 (0.17%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.17%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.17%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.17%) JMeter
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.17%) Selenium
10 2 (0.17%) TestDirector
General
1 134 (11.14%) Finance
2 51 (4.24%) Banking
3 29 (2.41%) Law
3 29 (2.41%) Legal
4 24 (2.00%) Advertising
5 20 (1.66%) Manufacturing
5 20 (1.66%) Marketing
6 17 (1.41%) German Language
6 17 (1.41%) Local Government
7 14 (1.16%) Retail
8 13 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.83%) Back Office
10 9 (0.75%) French Language
11 8 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.67%) Military
12 6 (0.50%) Automotive
12 6 (0.50%) Billing
12 6 (0.50%) Portuguese Language
12 6 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 172 (14.30%) Analyst
2 152 (12.64%) Support Engineer
3 103 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 97 (8.06%) Developer
5 91 (7.56%) Architect
6 77 (6.40%) Desktop Support
7 74 (6.15%) Support Analyst
8 70 (5.82%) Consultant
9 67 (5.57%) Windows Engineer
10 62 (5.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 62 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
11 60 (4.99%) Server Engineer
11 60 (4.99%) Service Analyst
12 59 (4.90%) Wintel Engineer
13 53 (4.41%) Administrator
14 49 (4.07%) Service Desk Analyst
15 46 (3.82%) Infrastructure Architect
16 41 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 38 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
17 38 (3.16%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (9.39%) .NET
2 61 (5.07%) XML
3 55 (4.57%) HTML
4 49 (4.07%) ASP.NET
5 41 (3.41%) Web Services
6 37 (3.08%) CSS
7 34 (2.83%) Middleware
8 29 (2.41%) jQuery
9 19 (1.58%) .NET Framework
10 18 (1.50%) Ajax
11 15 (1.25%) WCF
12 13 (1.08%) LAMP
12 13 (1.08%) REST
13 10 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (0.83%) XHTML
14 8 (0.67%) AngularJS
14 8 (0.67%) JSP
14 8 (0.67%) SOAP
14 8 (0.67%) WSDL
14 8 (0.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 124 (10.31%) Computer Science
2 114 (9.48%) Data Centre
3 90 (7.48%) Clustering
4 86 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
5 82 (6.82%) Blackberry
6 63 (5.24%) Management Information System
7 45 (3.74%) PKI
8 33 (2.74%) Replication
9 25 (2.08%) NHS
10 20 (1.66%) Private Cloud
11 19 (1.58%) Client/Server
12 17 (1.41%) Public Cloud
13 16 (1.33%) Driving Licence
13 16 (1.33%) User Experience
14 14 (1.16%) CMDB
14 14 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.16%) Mainframe
14 14 (1.16%) Visualisation
15 13 (1.08%) AS400
16 12 (1.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 771 (64.09%) Windows
2 392 (32.59%) Windows Server
3 248 (20.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 229 (19.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 183 (15.21%) Windows 7
6 144 (11.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 140 (11.64%) Linux
8 66 (5.49%) Windows XP
9 64 (5.32%) Unix
10 54 (4.49%) Windows 8
11 45 (3.74%) Apple iOS
12 44 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 41 (3.41%) Windows 10
14 31 (2.58%) Android
15 24 (2.00%) Solaris
16 18 (1.50%) Ubuntu
17 12 (1.00%) Mac OS X
17 12 (1.00%) VMS
18 11 (0.91%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.91%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (36.08%) ITIL
2 138 (11.47%) Migration
3 89 (7.40%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (6.90%) ITIL V3
5 78 (6.48%) Project Management
6 77 (6.40%) Service Delivery
7 73 (6.07%) Problem Management
8 71 (5.90%) Change Management
9 65 (5.40%) Incident Management
10 64 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
11 59 (4.90%) High Availability
12 58 (4.82%) Service Management
13 57 (4.74%) CRM
14 54 (4.49%) Load Balancing
15 52 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
16 50 (4.16%) PRINCE2
17 44 (3.66%) Workflow
18 42 (3.49%) Configuration Management
19 40 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
20 34 (2.83%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 262 (21.78%) SQL
2 239 (19.87%) PowerShell
3 99 (8.23%) C#
4 81 (6.73%) JavaScript
5 69 (5.74%) VBScript
6 55 (4.57%) T-SQL
7 40 (3.33%) Java
8 27 (2.24%) C++
9 25 (2.08%) Python
10 24 (2.00%) C
11 23 (1.91%) Bash Shell
11 23 (1.91%) VB
12 18 (1.50%) PHP
13 14 (1.16%) Ruby
14 12 (1.00%) Perl
15 7 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.58%) VBA
16 6 (0.50%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.25%) ABAP
17 3 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 615 (51.12%) MCSE
2 274 (22.78%) Security Cleared
3 268 (22.28%) MCSA
4 235 (19.53%) MCP
5 216 (17.96%) Degree
6 193 (16.04%) SC Cleared
7 177 (14.71%) MCITP
8 166 (13.80%) Cisco Certification
9 120 (9.98%) CCNA
10 118 (9.81%) MCTS
11 103 (8.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 72 (5.99%) MCDST
13 63 (5.24%) MCSD
14 56 (4.66%) CCNP
15 55 (4.57%) ITIL Certification
16 46 (3.82%) A+ Certification
16 46 (3.82%) Citrix Certification
17 42 (3.49%) DV Cleared
18 39 (3.24%) CCA
19 36 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.32%) SLA
2 27 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 20 (1.66%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.25%) QA
6 10 (0.83%) HL7
7 9 (0.75%) Government Security Classifications
8 6 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.33%) COBIT
9 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.083%) ISO27002
System Software
1 583 (48.46%) Active Directory
2 228 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (10.22%) Hyper-V
4 96 (7.98%) XenApp
5 88 (7.32%) vSphere
6 42 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 35 (2.91%) XenDesktop
8 33 (2.74%) VMware ESX
9 28 (2.33%) Terminal Services
10 27 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
11 25 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (1.50%) UAG
12 18 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
13 15 (1.25%) Docker
14 14 (1.16%) Xen
15 13 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 12 (1.00%) Firmware
17 10 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
18 8 (0.67%) BitLocker
19 7 (0.58%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 175 (14.55%) SCCM
2 96 (7.98%) SCOM
3 53 (4.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 46 (3.82%) WSUS
5 34 (2.83%) Backup Exec
5 34 (2.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 32 (2.66%) NetBackup
7 31 (2.58%) OpenView
8 29 (2.41%) Perfmon
9 25 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 20 (1.66%) Puppet
11 16 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 15 (1.25%) HP SIM
12 15 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
13 14 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (1.08%) WMI
15 12 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
16 10 (0.83%) Ansible
16 10 (0.83%) SCVMM
17 8 (0.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 912 (75.81%) Microsoft
2 390 (32.42%) VMware
3 275 (22.86%) Citrix
4 201 (16.71%) HP
5 195 (16.21%) Cisco
6 92 (7.65%) Oracle
7 66 (5.49%) Dell
8 58 (4.82%) NetApp
9 55 (4.57%) Red Hat
10 42 (3.49%) Symantec
11 40 (3.33%) IBM
11 40 (3.33%) Lotus
12 37 (3.08%) Apple
13 29 (2.41%) Juniper
14 28 (2.33%) Intel Security
15 26 (2.16%) CheckPoint
16 24 (2.00%) EMC
17 22 (1.83%) SAP
17 22 (1.83%) ServiceNow
18 19 (1.58%) AppSense
London
X4 Group
Rate: £175 - 225 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
North London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TRG
Rate: 250-300 Per Day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Lucid Support Services Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 - £200 per day, Benefits There is an opportunity to work remotely
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £385 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Noir Consulting
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Andover
Spectrum IT
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
IT Alliance Group
Rate: From £43,700 to £43,700 per annum £ 38,000 plus 15% shift allowance (£
Posted: 24 days ago