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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 150 153 129
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 775 707 789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.50% 1.43% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.87% 7.66% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 393 377
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £166 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £523 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.60% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 76 95
Average hourly rate £17.98 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £23.70 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -8.18%
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
9849 9227 8285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.06% 18.68% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5967 5264 4504
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 410 455
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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
London -1 286 £300 -24.05% 117
South East -25 178 £360 +30.90% 75
East of England +26 89 £350 +16.66% 25
North West +9 85 £325 +8.33% 40
Yorkshire +11 58 £290 +0.86% 24
South West -3 26 £375 +17.18% 16
North East -5 21 £280 -14.71% 3
West Midlands -4 18 £325 +23.80% 17
East Midlands -18 12 £305 -12.85% 12
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 1142 (78.38%) Microsoft
2 943 (64.72%) Windows
3 774 (53.12%) MCSE
4 660 (45.30%) Active Directory
5 521 (35.76%) ITIL
6 489 (33.56%) VMware
7 355 (24.37%) MCITP
8 353 (24.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 352 (24.16%) MS Excel
10 313 (21.48%) MCSA
11 307 (21.07%) Windows Server 2012
12 292 (20.04%) MS Exchange
13 291 (19.97%) VMware Infrastructure
14 283 (19.42%) Windows 7
15 271 (18.60%) Citrix
16 267 (18.33%) SQL
17 264 (18.12%) SQL Server
18 261 (17.91%) Cisco
19 238 (16.33%) MS Office
20 233 (15.99%) MCP
21 221 (15.17%) Security Cleared
22 214 (14.69%) Cisco Certification
23 207 (14.21%) DNS
24 200 (13.73%) LAN
24 200 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
25 190 (13.04%) HP
26 187 (12.83%) Migration
27 185 (12.70%) SCCM
28 183 (12.56%) PowerShell
29 177 (12.15%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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
1 292 (20.04%) MS Exchange
2 144 (9.88%) SharePoint
3 140 (9.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 116 (7.96%) Lync
5 91 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 87 (5.97%) IIS
7 77 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2007
8 56 (3.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 52 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 45 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
11 37 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
12 18 (1.24%) Office Communications Server
12 18 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.82%) IBM Notes
14 8 (0.55%) CMS
15 6 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.41%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.34%) SAS
17 4 (0.27%) Oracle Application Server
18 3 (0.21%) TPMS
Applications
1 352 (24.16%) MS Excel
2 238 (16.33%) MS Office
3 49 (3.36%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (1.17%) MS Project
6 8 (0.55%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.27%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.069%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.069%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 61 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.14%) Agresso
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.14%) SAP CCM
4 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.069%) Eikon
5 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.069%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.069%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 103 (7.07%) Office 365
2 44 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.10%) SaaS
4 12 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.48%) IaaS
7 6 (0.41%) PaaS
8 5 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.21%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.069%) Yammer
10 1 (0.069%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 207 (14.21%) DNS
2 200 (13.73%) LAN
3 177 (12.15%) SAN
4 163 (11.19%) WAN
5 149 (10.23%) DHCP
6 138 (9.47%) Firewall
7 134 (9.20%) TCP/IP
8 84 (5.77%) VPN
9 53 (3.64%) Internet
10 50 (3.43%) VLAN
11 35 (2.40%) NAS
12 30 (2.06%) MPLS
13 29 (1.99%) VoIP
13 29 (1.99%) Cisco IOS
14 27 (1.85%) NetScaler
15 26 (1.78%) Network Security
16 21 (1.44%) SMTP
17 19 (1.30%) iSCSI
18 18 (1.24%) Wireless
18 18 (1.24%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 79 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 78 (5.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 76 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 50 (3.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 38 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (1.10%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.89%) OLAP
11 10 (0.69%) MySQL
12 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (0.41%) OLTP
13 6 (0.41%) Big Data
13 6 (0.41%) QlikView
13 6 (0.41%) OLAP Cube
14 5 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.34%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.34%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 32 (2.20%) Visual Studio
2 25 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.62%) Subversion
3 9 (0.62%) JIRA
4 6 (0.41%) MSI
4 6 (0.41%) ClearCase
5 5 (0.34%) Ant
5 5 (0.34%) ClearQuest
6 4 (0.27%) Fiddler
6 4 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.14%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.14%) WinRunner
7 2 (0.14%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.14%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.14%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.069%) Selenium
8 1 (0.069%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.069%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.069%) NUnit
General
1 158 (10.84%) Finance
2 45 (3.09%) Legal
2 45 (3.09%) Banking
3 37 (2.54%) Retail
4 34 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 27 (1.85%) Law
6 17 (1.17%) Advertising
7 14 (0.96%) French Language
8 12 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.69%) Marketing
11 7 (0.48%) Local Government
11 7 (0.48%) German Language
11 7 (0.48%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.34%) Publishing
12 5 (0.34%) Back Office
13 4 (0.27%) Electronics
13 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 207 (14.21%) Analyst
2 163 (11.19%) Support Engineer
3 131 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 115 (7.89%) Developer
5 108 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 95 (6.52%) Consultant
7 88 (6.04%) Architect
8 85 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
9 84 (5.77%) Administrator
10 75 (5.15%) Server Engineer
11 71 (4.87%) 3rd Line Support
11 71 (4.87%) Desktop Support
12 63 (4.32%) Wintel Engineer
13 56 (3.84%) Service Analyst
14 51 (3.50%) Service Desk Analyst
15 45 (3.09%) DBA
15 45 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 43 (2.95%) SQL DBA
17 41 (2.81%) Infrastructure Architect
18 38 (2.61%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (9.75%) .NET
2 81 (5.56%) HTML
3 72 (4.94%) XML
4 63 (4.32%) ASP.NET
5 40 (2.75%) Web Services
6 34 (2.33%) jQuery
7 30 (2.06%) .NET Framework
8 25 (1.72%) Application Packaging
8 25 (1.72%) CSS
8 25 (1.72%) JSP
9 22 (1.51%) WCF
10 14 (0.96%) SOAP
11 13 (0.89%) LINQ
11 13 (0.89%) Entity Framework
12 12 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (0.82%) HTML5
13 11 (0.75%) Middleware
14 10 (0.69%) KnockoutJS
15 9 (0.62%) JSON
16 7 (0.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 112 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 88 (6.04%) Clustering
3 82 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (5.49%) Blackberry
5 45 (3.09%) Computer Science
6 42 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
7 36 (2.47%) Management Information System
8 33 (2.26%) Replication
9 26 (1.78%) Client/Server
10 25 (1.72%) PKI
11 21 (1.44%) NHS
12 20 (1.37%) Thin Client
12 20 (1.37%) Fat Client
13 17 (1.17%) iPad
14 14 (0.96%) EqualLogic
15 12 (0.82%) iPhone
16 11 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
18 8 (0.55%) CESG
19 7 (0.48%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 943 (64.72%) Windows
2 353 (24.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 307 (21.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 283 (19.42%) Windows 7
5 200 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 148 (10.16%) Linux
7 114 (7.82%) Windows XP
8 83 (5.70%) Windows 8
9 76 (5.22%) UNIX
10 27 (1.85%) Android
11 20 (1.37%) Mac OS X
12 17 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (1.10%) Ubuntu
14 15 (1.03%) Solaris
15 13 (0.89%) Windows Vista
16 12 (0.82%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
17 11 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
18 10 (0.69%) Debian
19 8 (0.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (35.76%) ITIL
2 187 (12.83%) Migration
3 109 (7.48%) Project Management
4 85 (5.83%) CRM
5 73 (5.01%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (4.19%) Service Management
7 59 (4.05%) Server Building
8 58 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
9 56 (3.84%) Change Management
10 54 (3.71%) Incident Management
11 53 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
12 52 (3.57%) PRINCE2
12 52 (3.57%) Service Delivery
13 51 (3.50%) Problem Management
14 50 (3.43%) ITIL V3
15 47 (3.23%) Configuration Management
16 46 (3.16%) Patch Management
17 44 (3.02%) High Availability
18 41 (2.81%) Change Control
19 37 (2.54%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 267 (18.33%) SQL
2 183 (12.56%) PowerShell
3 83 (5.70%) C#
4 62 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 62 (4.26%) VBScript
5 54 (3.71%) T-SQL
6 16 (1.10%) VB
6 16 (1.10%) Java
7 15 (1.03%) C
8 9 (0.62%) Perl
9 8 (0.55%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.34%) VBA
10 5 (0.34%) Python
10 5 (0.34%) VB6
10 5 (0.34%) R
11 4 (0.27%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.21%) XMLA
12 3 (0.21%) X++
13 2 (0.14%) PHP
13 2 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 774 (53.12%) MCSE
2 355 (24.37%) MCITP
3 313 (21.48%) MCSA
4 233 (15.99%) MCP
5 221 (15.17%) Security Cleared
6 214 (14.69%) Cisco Certification
7 173 (11.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 164 (11.26%) CCNA
9 146 (10.02%) MCTS
9 146 (10.02%) SC Cleared
10 117 (8.03%) Degree
11 71 (4.87%) ITIL Certification
12 70 (4.80%) Citrix Certification
13 68 (4.67%) MCDST
14 66 (4.53%) A+ Certification
15 64 (4.39%) CCNP
16 52 (3.57%) DV Cleared
17 39 (2.68%) MCSD
18 33 (2.26%) CCA
19 31 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (6.86%) SLA
2 30 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.03%) QA
3 15 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.21%) HL7
7 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.14%) BS7799
8 1 (0.069%) GxP
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.069%) COBIT
System Software
1 660 (45.30%) Active Directory
2 291 (19.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (9.13%) vSphere
4 124 (8.51%) Hyper-V
5 103 (7.07%) XenApp
6 52 (3.57%) VMware ESX
7 51 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
8 41 (2.81%) XenDesktop
9 27 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (1.44%) Terminal Services
11 16 (1.10%) XenServer
12 12 (0.82%) VMware Server
13 11 (0.75%) vCloud
13 11 (0.75%) DFS Replication
14 10 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
14 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (0.62%) Terminal Server
16 8 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 7 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 185 (12.70%) SCCM
2 91 (6.25%) SCOM
3 32 (2.20%) Backup Exec
4 19 (1.30%) WSUS
5 16 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
6 15 (1.03%) Tivoli
7 14 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 12 (0.82%) NetBackup
10 11 (0.75%) vMotion
10 11 (0.75%) HP SIM
11 10 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (0.69%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.62%) SCVMM
13 7 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (0.48%) SAP Afaria
14 6 (0.41%) SCDPM
14 6 (0.41%) Puppet
14 6 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
14 6 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1142 (78.38%) Microsoft
2 489 (33.56%) VMware
3 271 (18.60%) Citrix
4 261 (17.91%) Cisco
5 190 (13.04%) HP
6 83 (5.70%) Symantec
7 65 (4.46%) NetApp
8 61 (4.19%) Dell
9 52 (3.57%) McAfee
10 44 (3.02%) Oracle
11 41 (2.81%) EMC
12 40 (2.75%) Apple
13 35 (2.40%) IBM
14 29 (1.99%) Intel
14 29 (1.99%) CheckPoint
15 28 (1.92%) Juniper
16 26 (1.78%) AppSense
16 26 (1.78%) 3PAR
17 22 (1.51%) Red Hat
18 20 (1.37%) Sophos
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £289.25 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £18 - £19 Per Hour Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £280.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £280.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago