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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 236 224 123
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -101
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 486 561 970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.05% 1.10% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.18% 5.38% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 342 424
Median daily rate £335 £328 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.29% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 63 98
Median hourly rate £17.06 £15.77 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.16% -7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.94 £10.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £30.25 £33.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -
Microsoft Certification
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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
9382 10425 11010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.23% 20.51% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5862 6352 6284
Median daily rate £420 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £373
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 513 501
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -11 153 £325 - 63
South East -4 117 £384 +5.86% 56
North East +20 71 £340 +7.93% 7
East of England +5 32 £300 - 13
North West -6 31 £246 -33.44% 27
West Midlands -43 27 £328 +9.16% 12
Yorkshire -21 23 £400 +77.77% 17
South West +11 22 £320 -10.80% 21
East Midlands -9 16 £400 +247.82% 9
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 802 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 665 (63.58%) Windows
3 566 (54.11%) MCSE
4 525 (50.19%) Active Directory
5 368 (35.18%) Windows Server
6 345 (32.98%) ITIL
7 319 (30.50%) VMware
8 249 (23.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 239 (22.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 228 (21.80%) MS Excel
11 216 (20.65%) Cisco
12 214 (20.46%) MCSA
13 211 (20.17%) MCP
13 211 (20.17%) SQL Server
14 198 (18.93%) Security Cleared
15 194 (18.55%) Degree
16 190 (18.16%) MS Office
17 185 (17.69%) MS Exchange
18 184 (17.59%) Citrix
19 183 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
20 177 (16.92%) DNS
21 176 (16.83%) SQL
22 167 (15.97%) VMware Infrastructure
23 164 (15.68%) SharePoint
24 163 (15.58%) Office 365
25 157 (15.01%) PowerShell
26 154 (14.72%) MCITP
27 151 (14.44%) Windows 7
28 139 (13.29%) DHCP
29 138 (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
1 185 (17.69%) MS Exchange
2 164 (15.68%) SharePoint
3 105 (10.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 105 (10.04%) Skype for Business
4 65 (6.21%) IIS
5 63 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 48 (4.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 41 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 36 (3.44%) IBM Notes
9 23 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 22 (2.10%) OpenStack
11 21 (2.01%) Apache
12 19 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
12 19 (1.82%) Office Communications Server
13 13 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 10 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.67%) CMS
16 6 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.57%) Tomcat
17 5 (0.48%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 228 (21.80%) MS Excel
2 190 (18.16%) MS Office
3 24 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
4 21 (2.01%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.67%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.19%) MS Project
8 1 (0.096%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.096%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.096%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 36 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (2.87%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.29%) Eikon
5 1 (0.096%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.096%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.096%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 163 (15.58%) Office 365
2 93 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (3.25%) IaaS
5 31 (2.96%) PaaS
6 28 (2.68%) SaaS
7 15 (1.43%) OneDrive
8 13 (1.24%) HP Helion
9 7 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.67%) Yammer
10 5 (0.48%) Rackspace Cloud
11 4 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.29%) G Suite
12 3 (0.29%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.29%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.096%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.096%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 177 (16.92%) DNS
2 139 (13.29%) DHCP
3 121 (11.57%) Firewall
4 97 (9.27%) TCP/IP
5 92 (8.80%) SAN
6 88 (8.41%) WAN
7 87 (8.32%) LAN
8 80 (7.65%) Internet
9 79 (7.55%) Skype
10 39 (3.73%) Wireless
11 38 (3.63%) MPLS
12 33 (3.15%) Kerberos
12 33 (3.15%) LDAP
12 33 (3.15%) VPN
13 31 (2.96%) Network Security
14 25 (2.39%) VoIP
15 24 (2.29%) NAS
16 23 (2.20%) Unified Communications
17 22 (2.10%) Ethernet
18 19 (1.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (20.17%) SQL Server
2 62 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 61 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 53 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 38 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 36 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 31 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (1.91%) Oracle Database
8 20 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 15 (1.43%) MySQL
11 8 (0.76%) PerformancePoint
11 8 (0.76%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (0.67%) PowerPivot
13 6 (0.57%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.48%) DTS
14 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (2.01%) Visual Studio
3 17 (1.63%) MSI
4 10 (0.96%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.67%) JIRA
6 7 (0.67%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.38%) NUnit
9 3 (0.29%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.29%) Moq
9 3 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.29%) Selenium
9 3 (0.29%) Travis CI
9 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.19%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.19%) Maven
10 2 (0.19%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 129 (12.33%) Finance
2 42 (4.02%) Banking
3 35 (3.35%) Retail
4 21 (2.01%) Advertising
4 21 (2.01%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.53%) Legal
6 15 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.15%) Law
7 12 (1.15%) Local Government
8 11 (1.05%) Back Office
9 10 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.96%) Military
10 8 (0.76%) Marketing
10 8 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.57%) German Language
12 4 (0.38%) Billing
12 4 (0.38%) Games
13 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.29%) Automotive
14 1 (0.096%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 120 (11.47%) Analyst
2 114 (10.90%) Architect
3 109 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 109 (10.42%) Support Engineer
4 87 (8.32%) Developer
5 71 (6.79%) Consultant
6 65 (6.21%) Infrastructure Architect
7 61 (5.83%) Desktop Support
8 60 (5.74%) Windows Engineer
9 53 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support
9 53 (5.07%) Administrator
9 53 (5.07%) Support Analyst
10 46 (4.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 42 (4.02%) Service Analyst
12 37 (3.54%) DBA
13 36 (3.44%) Service Desk Analyst
14 34 (3.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 34 (3.25%) SQL DBA
15 33 (3.15%) Active Directory Engineer
16 32 (3.06%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (7.74%) .NET
2 38 (3.63%) ASP.NET
3 34 (3.25%) HTML
3 34 (3.25%) Web Services
4 29 (2.77%) XML
5 25 (2.39%) Middleware
6 23 (2.20%) CSS
7 20 (1.91%) jQuery
8 16 (1.53%) WCF
9 14 (1.34%) SOAP
10 12 (1.15%) AngularJS
11 9 (0.86%) .NET Framework
11 9 (0.86%) Ajax
11 9 (0.86%) LAMP
11 9 (0.86%) REST
12 8 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (0.67%) HTML5
14 5 (0.48%) CSS3
14 5 (0.48%) SAML
14 5 (0.48%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 94 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (8.80%) Data Centre
3 84 (8.03%) Computer Science
4 76 (7.27%) Clustering
5 66 (6.31%) Blackberry
6 57 (5.45%) Management Information System
7 47 (4.49%) PKI
7 47 (4.49%) Replication
8 32 (3.06%) NHS
9 25 (2.39%) Client/Server
10 21 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.43%) Private Cloud
11 15 (1.43%) Smartphone
12 12 (1.15%) CMDB
13 11 (1.05%) Visualisation
14 10 (0.96%) Driving Licence
14 10 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
15 8 (0.76%) AS400
15 8 (0.76%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 665 (63.58%) Windows
2 368 (35.18%) Windows Server
3 249 (23.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 239 (22.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 151 (14.44%) Windows 7
6 138 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 117 (11.19%) Linux
8 55 (5.26%) Windows 10
9 51 (4.88%) Windows 8
10 50 (4.78%) Apple iOS
11 42 (4.02%) Windows XP
12 38 (3.63%) Unix
13 34 (3.25%) Android
14 22 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 20 (1.91%) Solaris
16 14 (1.34%) Ubuntu
17 12 (1.15%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.67%) VMS
18 7 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
19 5 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (32.98%) ITIL
2 128 (12.24%) Migration
3 94 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (6.60%) Change Management
5 66 (6.31%) Project Management
6 62 (5.93%) Problem Management
7 61 (5.83%) Service Delivery
8 55 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 55 (5.26%) ITIL V3
9 53 (5.07%) PRINCE2
10 51 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 49 (4.68%) CRM
12 42 (4.02%) Performance Monitoring
13 41 (3.92%) Incident Management
14 38 (3.63%) DevOps
14 38 (3.63%) Service Management
15 37 (3.54%) Load Balancing
15 37 (3.54%) Time Management
16 36 (3.44%) High Availability
17 30 (2.87%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 176 (16.83%) SQL
2 157 (15.01%) PowerShell
3 78 (7.46%) C#
4 48 (4.59%) JavaScript
5 34 (3.25%) Java
5 34 (3.25%) T-SQL
6 28 (2.68%) VBScript
7 20 (1.91%) C++
8 18 (1.72%) C
9 15 (1.43%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.24%) Python
11 10 (0.96%) PHP
12 8 (0.76%) Perl
12 8 (0.76%) Ruby
13 7 (0.67%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.67%) VB
14 5 (0.48%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.38%) Ada
15 4 (0.38%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 566 (54.11%) MCSE
2 214 (20.46%) MCSA
3 211 (20.17%) MCP
4 198 (18.93%) Security Cleared
5 194 (18.55%) Degree
6 183 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
7 154 (14.72%) MCITP
8 128 (12.24%) SC Cleared
9 122 (11.66%) CCNA
10 106 (10.13%) MCTS
11 70 (6.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 65 (6.21%) Citrix Certification
13 60 (5.74%) CCA
14 58 (5.54%) MCDST
15 57 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
16 43 (4.11%) CCNP
17 40 (3.82%) A+ Certification
17 40 (3.82%) MCSD
18 37 (3.54%) CCIE
19 29 (2.77%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.02%) SLA
2 21 (2.01%) QA
3 20 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 18 (1.72%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.86%) Government Security Classifications
7 4 (0.38%) COBIT
7 4 (0.38%) HL7
7 4 (0.38%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.096%) GCP
10 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.096%) ISO27002
System Software
1 525 (50.19%) Active Directory
2 167 (15.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (8.80%) Hyper-V
4 62 (5.93%) vSphere
5 53 (5.07%) XenApp
6 38 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (3.06%) Virtual Servers
8 25 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 23 (2.20%) XenDesktop
10 21 (2.01%) VMware ESX
11 20 (1.91%) Terminal Services
12 17 (1.63%) Firmware
13 14 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
14 10 (0.96%) Xen
15 7 (0.67%) BitLocker
15 7 (0.67%) Docker
16 5 (0.48%) NDS
16 5 (0.48%) UAG
16 5 (0.48%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 137 (13.10%) SCCM
2 65 (6.21%) SCOM
3 33 (3.15%) Microsoft Clustering
4 26 (2.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 24 (2.29%) WSUS
6 20 (1.91%) Backup Exec
7 19 (1.82%) NetBackup
7 19 (1.82%) OpenView
7 19 (1.82%) Puppet
8 15 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (1.24%) Perfmon
10 9 (0.86%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.86%) HP SIM
10 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 8 (0.76%) Nessus
12 7 (0.67%) Ansible
13 6 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 802 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 319 (30.50%) VMware
3 216 (20.65%) Cisco
4 184 (17.59%) Citrix
5 131 (12.52%) HP
6 73 (6.98%) Oracle
7 41 (3.92%) Apple
7 41 (3.92%) NetApp
8 36 (3.44%) Lotus
9 29 (2.77%) Symantec
10 27 (2.58%) Dell
11 26 (2.49%) CheckPoint
12 25 (2.39%) SolarWinds
13 22 (2.10%) Red Hat
14 20 (1.91%) Intel Security
15 19 (1.82%) IBM
16 18 (1.72%) Juniper
17 17 (1.63%) SAP
18 16 (1.53%) Veeam
19 15 (1.43%) EMC
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