The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 285 266 207
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -59
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 148 166 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.67% 0.74% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.11% 4.42% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 103 165
Median daily rate £325 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £148 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 8
Median hourly rate £16.33 £13.17 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.95% -16.48%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.33 £17.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+13.70% +0.47%
Microsoft Certification
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3605 3754 3940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.37% 16.81% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2307 2487 2740
Median daily rate £451 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 64 67
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £13.17 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £24.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in London

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the London region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in London

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the London region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in London

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the London region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in London

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 6 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
City of London -7 14 £425 +6.91% 11
Teddington - 5 - -
Canary Wharf - 4 £160 -
Croydon -15 3 £425 -15.00%
Uxbridge - 2 £415 - 1
Harrow - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 251 (73.82%) Microsoft
2 226 (66.47%) Windows
3 188 (55.29%) Active Directory
4 186 (54.71%) MCSE
5 112 (32.94%) ITIL
6 111 (32.65%) Windows Server
7 95 (27.94%) Citrix
8 91 (26.76%) VMware
9 87 (25.59%) MCSA
10 84 (24.71%) MCP
11 79 (23.24%) MS Excel
12 77 (22.65%) Finance
13 75 (22.06%) MS Office
13 75 (22.06%) Cisco
14 72 (21.18%) Degree
15 70 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 67 (19.71%) MS Exchange
17 66 (19.41%) Windows Server 2012
18 61 (17.94%) Office 365
19 59 (17.35%) MCITP
20 58 (17.06%) Windows 7
21 56 (16.47%) PowerShell
22 54 (15.88%) SCCM
22 54 (15.88%) Firewall
23 52 (15.29%) Cisco Certification
24 49 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
25 48 (14.12%) SQL Server
26 47 (13.82%) TCP/IP
27 46 (13.53%) CCNA
28 44 (12.94%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 67 (19.71%) MS Exchange
2 36 (10.59%) SharePoint
3 29 (8.53%) Skype for Business
4 28 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (6.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (4.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 13 (3.82%) IBM Notes
8 12 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (3.24%) IIS
10 5 (1.47%) MS Project Server
11 4 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.18%) CMS
11 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.88%) Apache
12 3 (0.88%) Confluence
12 3 (0.88%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.88%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.59%) Kentico
13 2 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 79 (23.24%) MS Excel
2 75 (22.06%) MS Office
3 5 (1.47%) InfoPath
3 5 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.88%) Eikon
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 61 (17.94%) Office 365
2 49 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.94%) IaaS
5 9 (2.65%) PaaS
6 8 (2.35%) SaaS
7 5 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.47%) Rackspace Cloud
8 4 (1.18%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.88%) G Suite
10 2 (0.59%) GitHub
11 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 54 (15.88%) Firewall
2 47 (13.82%) TCP/IP
3 42 (12.35%) DNS
4 37 (10.88%) Internet
5 31 (9.12%) DHCP
6 27 (7.94%) LAN
6 27 (7.94%) Wireless
7 25 (7.35%) SAN
8 20 (5.88%) Ethernet
9 19 (5.59%) WAN
10 18 (5.29%) Network Security
11 15 (4.41%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (4.12%) Skype
12 14 (4.12%) VPN
13 9 (2.65%) VLAN
14 8 (2.35%) Kerberos
14 8 (2.35%) NAS
14 8 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (2.06%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.53%) Oracle Database
5 11 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.18%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.18%) MySQL
7 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.88%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.59%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.59%) OLAP
9 2 (0.59%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.76%) JIRA
3 5 (1.47%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.18%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.88%) CruiseControl
5 3 (0.88%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.88%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.59%) Moq
6 2 (0.59%) MSI
6 2 (0.59%) NUnit
6 2 (0.59%) Selenium
7 1 (0.29%) Ant
7 1 (0.29%) AppScan
7 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.29%) JUnit
7 1 (0.29%) Maven
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.29%) WiX
General
1 77 (22.65%) Finance
2 29 (8.53%) Banking
3 15 (4.41%) Retail
4 11 (3.24%) Law
5 10 (2.94%) Legal
6 9 (2.65%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.47%) Advertising
8 4 (1.18%) Back Office
8 4 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.88%) Billing
9 3 (0.88%) Games
10 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (14.12%) Architect
2 43 (12.65%) Analyst
3 38 (11.18%) Support Engineer
4 36 (10.59%) Desktop Support
5 29 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (7.94%) Developer
6 27 (7.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 23 (6.76%) Administrator
7 23 (6.76%) Support Analyst
8 21 (6.18%) Consultant
9 20 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (5.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 17 (5.00%) Service Analyst
11 17 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
12 16 (4.71%) Desktop Engineer
13 14 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (4.12%) Active Directory Engineer
13 14 (4.12%) Service Desk Analyst
14 13 (3.82%) DBA
15 12 (3.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.29%) .NET
2 18 (5.29%) ASP.NET
3 17 (5.00%) HTML
4 12 (3.53%) jQuery
5 10 (2.94%) Web Services
6 9 (2.65%) AngularJS
7 8 (2.35%) WCF
8 6 (1.76%) CSS
8 6 (1.76%) Middleware
9 5 (1.47%) XML
10 4 (1.18%) CSS3
10 4 (1.18%) HTML5
10 4 (1.18%) OAuth
10 4 (1.18%) SAML
11 3 (0.88%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.88%) LAMP
11 3 (0.88%) Node.js
11 3 (0.88%) WF
12 2 (0.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 27 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (7.94%) Data Centre
3 23 (6.76%) Management Information System
4 20 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 19 (5.59%) Clustering
6 18 (5.29%) Client/Server
7 12 (3.53%) Replication
8 10 (2.94%) NHS
8 10 (2.94%) PKI
9 7 (2.06%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.47%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.47%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.18%) Cloud Native
12 4 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.88%) iPad
14 2 (0.59%) BYOD
14 2 (0.59%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.59%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 226 (66.47%) Windows
2 111 (32.65%) Windows Server
3 70 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (19.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (17.06%) Windows 7
6 28 (8.24%) Linux
7 25 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (7.06%) Apple iOS
9 22 (6.47%) Windows 8
10 17 (5.00%) Windows 10
11 13 (3.82%) Windows XP
12 9 (2.65%) Android
13 8 (2.35%) Mac OS X
14 7 (2.06%) VMS
15 5 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (1.47%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.47%) Unix
16 2 (0.59%) Solaris
17 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (32.94%) ITIL
2 44 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (12.06%) Migration
4 37 (10.88%) Change Management
5 26 (7.65%) Time Management
6 19 (5.59%) ITIL V3
7 17 (5.00%) Identity Management
7 17 (5.00%) Network Management
7 17 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 17 (5.00%) Security Management
7 17 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
7 17 (5.00%) Validation
8 16 (4.71%) Infrastructure Management
8 16 (4.71%) Project Management
8 16 (4.71%) Scrum
9 15 (4.41%) Content Management
10 14 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (4.12%) Network Security Management
10 14 (4.12%) TDD
11 13 (3.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 56 (16.47%) PowerShell
2 43 (12.65%) SQL
3 32 (9.41%) C#
4 23 (6.76%) Java
5 14 (4.12%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.94%) VBScript
7 8 (2.35%) C
7 8 (2.35%) C++
8 6 (1.76%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.47%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.47%) Python
10 4 (1.18%) PHP
10 4 (1.18%) VB
11 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 186 (54.71%) MCSE
2 87 (25.59%) MCSA
3 84 (24.71%) MCP
4 72 (21.18%) Degree
5 59 (17.35%) MCITP
6 52 (15.29%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (13.53%) CCNA
8 40 (11.76%) Security Cleared
9 39 (11.47%) MCTS
10 33 (9.71%) MCDST
11 23 (6.76%) SC Cleared
12 22 (6.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 21 (6.18%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (5.88%) A+ Certification
14 20 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
14 20 (5.88%) MCSD
14 20 (5.88%) Network+ Certification
15 19 (5.59%) ACDT
15 19 (5.59%) ACHDS
15 19 (5.59%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.76%) SLA
2 11 (3.24%) Government Security Classifications
3 10 (2.94%) QA
4 8 (2.35%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.18%) COBIT
5 4 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.29%) GCP
6 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 188 (55.29%) Active Directory
2 40 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (10.59%) Hyper-V
4 23 (6.76%) Virtual Servers
4 23 (6.76%) XenApp
5 13 (3.82%) VMware ESX
6 12 (3.53%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.94%) vSphere
8 6 (1.76%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.47%) BitLocker
9 5 (1.47%) UAG
9 5 (1.47%) Xen
10 4 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.88%) Docker
11 3 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.88%) NFS
11 3 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.59%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 54 (15.88%) SCCM
2 26 (7.65%) SCOM
3 12 (3.53%) WSUS
4 10 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.35%) Puppet
7 7 (2.06%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.47%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.47%) Casper Suite
9 4 (1.18%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.18%) MIIS
9 4 (1.18%) WMI
10 3 (0.88%) Ansible
10 3 (0.88%) Nagios
10 3 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.88%) OpenView
11 2 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 251 (73.82%) Microsoft
2 95 (27.94%) Citrix
3 91 (26.76%) VMware
4 75 (22.06%) Cisco
5 34 (10.00%) HP
6 32 (9.41%) Apple
7 26 (7.65%) Oracle
8 16 (4.71%) CheckPoint
9 15 (4.41%) Dell
9 15 (4.41%) NetApp
10 14 (4.12%) Symantec
11 13 (3.82%) Lotus
12 12 (3.53%) IBM
13 9 (2.65%) Remedy
14 8 (2.35%) Forcepoint
15 7 (2.06%) Google
15 7 (2.06%) Sophos
15 7 (2.06%) Veeam
16 6 (1.76%) Bloomberg
16 6 (1.76%) EMC
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