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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
UK / England
Rank 253 219 172
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -47
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 371 519 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.90% 1.12% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.42% 5.30% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 310 351
Median daily rate £340 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 53 80
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £35.00 £29.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +7.79%

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
8385 9792 9567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.24% 21.04% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5301 6006 5691
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 454 445
Median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +89.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -6 140 £325 -7.14% 61
South East -24 95 £348 -0.71% 43
East of England +12 30 £313 +79.59% 14
Yorkshire -19 26 £350 -6.04% 12
North West +16 23 £350 +1.81% 21
East Midlands -7 16 £360 +213.04% 13
South West +11 14 £352 +2.02% 14
West Midlands -29 14 £350 +18.64% 13
North East -9 10 £290 +16.00% 4
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 694 (75.03%) Microsoft
2 572 (61.84%) Windows
3 512 (55.35%) MCSE
4 473 (51.14%) Active Directory
5 332 (35.89%) Windows Server
6 288 (31.14%) ITIL
7 283 (30.59%) VMware
8 231 (24.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 208 (22.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 205 (22.16%) MS Excel
11 201 (21.73%) MCSA
12 194 (20.97%) Cisco
13 176 (19.03%) MCP
14 175 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
15 174 (18.81%) Security Cleared
16 167 (18.05%) MS Exchange
17 159 (17.19%) SQL Server
18 155 (16.76%) Office 365
19 153 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
20 152 (16.43%) MCITP
20 152 (16.43%) Degree
21 149 (16.11%) MS Office
22 146 (15.78%) DNS
22 146 (15.78%) PowerShell
23 138 (14.92%) Windows 7
23 138 (14.92%) Citrix
24 137 (14.81%) SharePoint
25 125 (13.51%) SQL
26 123 (13.30%) Finance
27 122 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003

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
1 167 (18.05%) MS Exchange
2 137 (14.81%) SharePoint
3 104 (11.24%) Skype for Business
4 91 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 62 (6.70%) IIS
6 52 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 41 (4.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 28 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
9 23 (2.49%) OpenStack
10 22 (2.38%) IBM Notes
11 19 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
12 15 (1.62%) Office Communications Server
13 12 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 10 (1.08%) Apache
16 9 (0.97%) CMS
17 8 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
18 7 (0.76%) Tomcat
19 5 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
20 4 (0.43%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 205 (22.16%) MS Excel
2 149 (16.11%) MS Office
3 16 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 30 (3.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 28 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.22%) Eikon
4 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 155 (16.76%) Office 365
2 104 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (3.78%) IaaS
5 33 (3.57%) SaaS
6 31 (3.35%) PaaS
7 15 (1.62%) OneDrive
8 14 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (1.41%) HP Helion
10 7 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.76%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.65%) Yammer
12 4 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.43%) GitHub
12 4 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.43%) Rackspace Cloud
13 3 (0.32%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.11%) AWS OpsWorks
14 1 (0.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 146 (15.78%) DNS
2 120 (12.97%) Firewall
3 116 (12.54%) DHCP
4 92 (9.95%) LAN
5 90 (9.73%) Skype
6 86 (9.30%) WAN
7 80 (8.65%) TCP/IP
8 76 (8.22%) SAN
9 66 (7.14%) Internet
10 42 (4.54%) VPN
11 40 (4.32%) MPLS
12 39 (4.22%) Network Security
13 32 (3.46%) Wireless
14 26 (2.81%) Kerberos
15 25 (2.70%) LDAP
15 25 (2.70%) VoIP
16 24 (2.59%) NAS
17 23 (2.49%) Cisco Nexus
18 21 (2.27%) Ethernet
19 19 (2.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 31 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 25 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (2.59%) Oracle Database
8 21 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
10 8 (0.86%) MySQL
11 7 (0.76%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.65%) Big Data
12 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (0.65%) PowerPivot
13 5 (0.54%) DTS
13 5 (0.54%) PerformancePoint
14 4 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (1.95%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.19%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.08%) JIRA
5 9 (0.97%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.86%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.43%) NUnit
9 3 (0.32%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.32%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.32%) Moq
9 3 (0.32%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.22%) MSI
10 2 (0.22%) Selenium
10 2 (0.22%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.11%) LabVIEW
General
1 123 (13.30%) Finance
2 37 (4.00%) Banking
3 35 (3.78%) Retail
4 22 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.84%) Legal
6 15 (1.62%) Advertising
6 15 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.41%) Back Office
8 10 (1.08%) Military
9 9 (0.97%) Local Government
10 8 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.86%) Law
10 8 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.65%) Marketing
12 5 (0.54%) Games
12 5 (0.54%) German Language
13 2 (0.22%) Automotive
13 2 (0.22%) Billing
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 122 (13.19%) Architect
2 101 (10.92%) Analyst
3 89 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 80 (8.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 70 (7.57%) Consultant
6 67 (7.24%) Developer
7 63 (6.81%) Infrastructure Architect
8 52 (5.62%) Desktop Support
9 44 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
10 43 (4.65%) Support Analyst
11 40 (4.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 40 (4.32%) Administrator
12 37 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
13 34 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support
14 33 (3.57%) DBA
15 31 (3.35%) Service Analyst
15 31 (3.35%) SQL DBA
15 31 (3.35%) Wintel Engineer
16 28 (3.03%) IT Engineer
16 28 (3.03%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (7.46%) .NET
2 36 (3.89%) ASP.NET
3 30 (3.24%) HTML
3 30 (3.24%) Web Services
4 29 (3.14%) CSS
5 25 (2.70%) XML
6 16 (1.73%) jQuery
7 13 (1.41%) SOAP
7 13 (1.41%) WCF
8 12 (1.30%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (0.97%) HTML5
10 9 (0.97%) Middleware
11 8 (0.86%) .NET Framework
11 8 (0.86%) Ajax
11 8 (0.86%) REST
12 6 (0.65%) CSS3
12 6 (0.65%) LAMP
13 5 (0.54%) SAML
14 4 (0.43%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 77 (8.32%) Data Centre
2 69 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (6.27%) Blackberry
3 58 (6.27%) Computer Science
4 51 (5.51%) Clustering
5 49 (5.30%) PKI
6 48 (5.19%) Management Information System
6 48 (5.19%) Replication
7 26 (2.81%) NHS
8 22 (2.38%) Client/Server
9 19 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (1.41%) Smartphone
11 12 (1.30%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.30%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.08%) Driving Licence
13 9 (0.97%) User Experience
14 8 (0.86%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.86%) Visualisation
15 7 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 572 (61.84%) Windows
2 332 (35.89%) Windows Server
3 231 (24.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 208 (22.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 138 (14.92%) Windows 7
6 122 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 92 (9.95%) Linux
8 48 (5.19%) Windows 10
9 42 (4.54%) Apple iOS
10 37 (4.00%) Windows 8
11 32 (3.46%) Windows XP
12 28 (3.03%) Android
13 25 (2.70%) Unix
14 23 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (1.73%) Solaris
16 6 (0.65%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.54%) VMS
18 4 (0.43%) Windows Vista
19 3 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (31.14%) ITIL
2 118 (12.76%) Migration
3 83 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (7.35%) Change Management
5 53 (5.73%) Project Management
6 51 (5.51%) Problem Management
7 49 (5.30%) DevOps
8 47 (5.08%) PRINCE2
9 45 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
10 42 (4.54%) Service Delivery
11 40 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
12 37 (4.00%) ITIL V3
13 36 (3.89%) Service Management
14 34 (3.68%) CRM
14 34 (3.68%) Load Balancing
15 31 (3.35%) Time Management
16 30 (3.24%) Performance Monitoring
16 30 (3.24%) Validation
17 29 (3.14%) TOGAF
18 28 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 146 (15.78%) PowerShell
2 125 (13.51%) SQL
3 59 (6.38%) C#
4 38 (4.11%) JavaScript
5 24 (2.59%) VBScript
6 23 (2.49%) Java
7 22 (2.38%) T-SQL
8 14 (1.51%) C
9 12 (1.30%) C++
10 9 (0.97%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.76%) PHP
12 6 (0.65%) Ada
12 6 (0.65%) Ada 83
12 6 (0.65%) Ada 95
12 6 (0.65%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.65%) Python
12 6 (0.65%) VB
12 6 (0.65%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.54%) Ruby
14 4 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 512 (55.35%) MCSE
2 201 (21.73%) MCSA
3 176 (19.03%) MCP
4 175 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
5 174 (18.81%) Security Cleared
6 152 (16.43%) Degree
6 152 (16.43%) MCITP
7 119 (12.86%) SC Cleared
8 118 (12.76%) CCNA
9 78 (8.43%) MCTS
10 70 (7.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 52 (5.62%) MCDST
12 50 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
12 50 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
13 46 (4.97%) CCIE
14 43 (4.65%) CCNP
15 40 (4.32%) CCA
16 35 (3.78%) MCSD
17 33 (3.57%) A+ Certification
18 24 (2.59%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.30%) SLA
2 19 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.73%) QA
4 13 (1.41%) Government Security Classifications
5 11 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.43%) COBIT
7 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.32%) HL7
8 3 (0.32%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.11%) GCP
9 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.11%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 473 (51.14%) Active Directory
2 153 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (9.95%) Hyper-V
4 52 (5.62%) vSphere
5 42 (4.54%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (3.68%) XenApp
7 27 (2.92%) Virtual Servers
8 25 (2.70%) VMware ESX
9 12 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (1.30%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.08%) UAG
10 10 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.97%) Firmware
12 8 (0.86%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.76%) Docker
14 6 (0.65%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (0.54%) NDS
15 5 (0.54%) Xen
16 4 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 104 (11.24%) SCCM
2 40 (4.32%) SCOM
3 22 (2.38%) NetBackup
4 18 (1.95%) Puppet
5 17 (1.84%) Backup Exec
6 14 (1.51%) WSUS
7 13 (1.41%) AirWatch
7 13 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
8 12 (1.30%) Nessus
8 12 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 8 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.65%) Nagios
12 6 (0.65%) vMotion
13 5 (0.54%) Ansible
13 5 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 5 (0.54%) WMI
Vendors
1 694 (75.03%) Microsoft
2 283 (30.59%) VMware
3 194 (20.97%) Cisco
4 138 (14.92%) Citrix
5 91 (9.84%) HP
6 54 (5.84%) Oracle
7 38 (4.11%) NetApp
8 34 (3.68%) Apple
9 30 (3.24%) CheckPoint
10 26 (2.81%) SolarWinds
11 24 (2.59%) EMC
12 22 (2.38%) Intel Security
12 22 (2.38%) Lotus
13 20 (2.16%) Symantec
14 19 (2.05%) Red Hat
15 18 (1.95%) Remedy
16 17 (1.84%) Forcepoint
17 16 (1.73%) LANDesk
18 15 (1.62%) Veeam
19 14 (1.51%) Dell
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £0 to £140 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £19000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £0 to £140 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Billingham, Cleveland
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derbyshire
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £20 to £28 per hour 4 Months +
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago