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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 254 226 186
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -40
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 188 232 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.83% 0.99% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.67% 6.32% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 149 191
Median daily rate £425 £325 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -17.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £478 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 15
Median hourly rate £16.33 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £12.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.47 £20.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £17.00 £16.67
% change year-on-year
+27.94% +1.97%
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
4027 3672 3864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.80% 15.72% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2556 2450 2558
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 65 79
Median hourly rate £17.93 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.41% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.66 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -17 37 £425 +6.25% 16
Canary Wharf +6 9 £240 -54.28%
Croydon -6 9 £450 -11.98% 1
Uxbridge +3 3 - -
Teddington - 3 - - 1
Harrow - 1 - - 1
Romford - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 269 (73.70%) Microsoft
2 240 (65.75%) Windows
3 205 (56.16%) Active Directory
4 199 (54.52%) MCSE
5 129 (35.34%) ITIL
6 126 (34.52%) Windows Server
7 112 (30.68%) VMware
8 100 (27.40%) Citrix
9 93 (25.48%) MS Excel
10 87 (23.84%) Finance
11 86 (23.56%) MS Office
12 84 (23.01%) MCSA
13 81 (22.19%) MCP
14 78 (21.37%) Degree
14 78 (21.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 76 (20.82%) Cisco
16 73 (20.00%) PowerShell
17 70 (19.18%) MS Exchange
18 69 (18.90%) SQL Server
19 68 (18.63%) Firewall
20 66 (18.08%) MCITP
21 65 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
22 62 (16.99%) SQL
23 60 (16.44%) Windows 7
24 59 (16.16%) Migration
25 58 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
25 58 (15.89%) SCCM
26 57 (15.62%) DNS
27 54 (14.79%) Office 365
28 51 (13.97%) SharePoint

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 70 (19.18%) MS Exchange
2 51 (13.97%) SharePoint
3 43 (11.78%) Skype for Business
4 38 (10.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (7.12%) SharePoint 2013
6 24 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (4.38%) IBM Notes
7 16 (4.38%) IIS
7 16 (4.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (3.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.37%) CMS
11 5 (1.37%) MS Project Server
12 4 (1.10%) Apache
13 3 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.55%) SAS
14 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.55%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 93 (25.48%) MS Excel
2 86 (23.56%) MS Office
3 8 (2.19%) MS Project
3 8 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.37%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (3.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.55%) Eikon
4 1 (0.27%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.27%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.27%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.27%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 54 (14.79%) Office 365
2 46 (12.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.29%) IaaS
5 11 (3.01%) PaaS
5 11 (3.01%) SaaS
6 8 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.37%) OneDrive
7 5 (1.37%) Rackspace Cloud
8 4 (1.10%) Yammer
9 3 (0.82%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 68 (18.63%) Firewall
2 57 (15.62%) DNS
3 45 (12.33%) TCP/IP
4 37 (10.14%) DHCP
5 30 (8.22%) SAN
6 29 (7.95%) Internet
7 24 (6.58%) Network Security
8 18 (4.93%) LAN
9 17 (4.66%) WAN
9 17 (4.66%) Wireless
10 15 (4.11%) Ethernet
10 15 (4.11%) Skype
11 12 (3.29%) Extranet
11 12 (3.29%) Kerberos
12 10 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (2.74%) LDAP
12 10 (2.74%) VoIP
12 10 (2.74%) VPN
13 9 (2.47%) NAS
13 9 (2.47%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (18.90%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.01%) Oracle Database
2 11 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (1.92%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.64%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.64%) SQLPlus
8 5 (1.37%) MySQL
8 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.10%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.55%) Data Mart
11 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.19%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.82%) JIRA
4 2 (0.55%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.55%) MSI
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.55%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.27%) Ant
5 1 (0.27%) AppScan
5 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.27%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.27%) JUnit
5 1 (0.27%) Liquibase
5 1 (0.27%) Maven
5 1 (0.27%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.27%) WiX
General
1 87 (23.84%) Finance
2 38 (10.41%) Banking
3 17 (4.66%) Legal
4 15 (4.11%) Law
5 9 (2.47%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.47%) Retail
6 8 (2.19%) Advertising
6 8 (2.19%) Back Office
7 5 (1.37%) Billing
8 4 (1.10%) French Language
8 4 (1.10%) German Language
8 4 (1.10%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (1.10%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (13.97%) Analyst
2 43 (11.78%) Architect
3 35 (9.59%) Developer
4 30 (8.22%) Desktop Support
4 30 (8.22%) Windows Engineer
5 29 (7.95%) Support Engineer
6 26 (7.12%) Administrator
7 23 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 23 (6.30%) Support Analyst
8 22 (6.03%) Service Analyst
9 20 (5.48%) Infrastructure Architect
10 18 (4.93%) Consultant
10 18 (4.93%) Service Desk Analyst
11 17 (4.66%) Desktop Engineer
11 17 (4.66%) Server Engineer
12 16 (4.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 16 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support
13 15 (4.11%) DBA
13 15 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
14 13 (3.56%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.88%) .NET
2 28 (7.67%) ASP.NET
2 28 (7.67%) HTML
3 18 (4.93%) jQuery
4 10 (2.74%) Web Services
5 9 (2.47%) CSS
6 8 (2.19%) AngularJS
6 8 (2.19%) XML
7 7 (1.92%) WCF
8 6 (1.64%) Ajax
8 6 (1.64%) XMPP
9 5 (1.37%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.37%) HTML5
9 5 (1.37%) XHTML
10 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.10%) CSS3
10 4 (1.10%) Middleware
11 3 (0.82%) NHibernate
11 3 (0.82%) OAuth
11 3 (0.82%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.23%) Data Centre
2 40 (10.96%) Blackberry
3 24 (6.58%) Computer Science
4 23 (6.30%) Management Information System
5 20 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (4.93%) Clustering
7 14 (3.84%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.47%) NHS
8 9 (2.47%) PKI
9 8 (2.19%) Replication
10 6 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.64%) Smartphone
11 5 (1.37%) IVR
12 4 (1.10%) Device Driver
12 4 (1.10%) Fintech
12 4 (1.10%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.10%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.82%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 240 (65.75%) Windows
2 126 (34.52%) Windows Server
3 78 (21.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 65 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (16.44%) Windows 7
6 40 (10.96%) Linux
7 33 (9.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (6.30%) Apple iOS
8 23 (6.30%) Windows 8
9 20 (5.48%) Windows XP
10 19 (5.21%) Windows 10
11 15 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (3.29%) Unix
13 10 (2.74%) Android
14 8 (2.19%) VMS
14 8 (2.19%) Windows Phone
15 7 (1.92%) Mac OS X
15 7 (1.92%) Solaris
16 5 (1.37%) Mac OS
17 4 (1.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (35.34%) ITIL
2 59 (16.16%) Migration
3 38 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (9.59%) Change Management
5 31 (8.49%) ITIL V3
6 24 (6.58%) Project Management
7 22 (6.03%) Time Management
8 21 (5.75%) PRINCE2
9 19 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (5.21%) Problem Management
10 18 (4.93%) Scrum
11 16 (4.38%) Capacity Management
11 16 (4.38%) CRM
12 15 (4.11%) Service Management
12 15 (4.11%) Workflow
13 14 (3.84%) TDD
14 13 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (3.56%) Identity Management
14 13 (3.56%) Technical Architecture
14 13 (3.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 73 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 62 (16.99%) SQL
3 42 (11.51%) C#
4 29 (7.95%) Java
5 20 (5.48%) JavaScript
6 17 (4.66%) VBScript
7 13 (3.56%) C++
8 11 (3.01%) C
8 11 (3.01%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.64%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.64%) Python
10 5 (1.37%) VB
11 4 (1.10%) VBA
12 3 (0.82%) PHP
13 2 (0.55%) Perl
13 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 199 (54.52%) MCSE
2 84 (23.01%) MCSA
3 81 (22.19%) MCP
4 78 (21.37%) Degree
5 66 (18.08%) MCITP
6 50 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (11.78%) CCNA
8 41 (11.23%) MCTS
9 39 (10.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 31 (8.49%) MCDST
11 27 (7.40%) Security Cleared
12 24 (6.58%) A+ Certification
13 20 (5.48%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (5.21%) MCSD
15 18 (4.93%) Citrix Certification
15 18 (4.93%) Network+ Certification
16 17 (4.66%) CCA
17 14 (3.84%) ACDT
17 14 (3.84%) ACHDS
17 14 (3.84%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.03%) SLA
2 8 (2.19%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.92%) Government Security Classifications
4 6 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.37%) QA
6 4 (1.10%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.27%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 205 (56.16%) Active Directory
2 58 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (9.04%) Hyper-V
4 32 (8.77%) XenApp
5 24 (6.58%) Virtual Servers
6 17 (4.66%) vSphere
7 15 (4.11%) VMware ESX
8 13 (3.56%) XenDesktop
9 12 (3.29%) UAG
10 10 (2.74%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (2.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (2.19%) BitLocker
13 7 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (1.64%) Terminal Services
15 4 (1.10%) Xen
16 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
17 2 (0.55%) KVM
17 2 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 58 (15.89%) SCCM
2 46 (12.60%) SCOM
3 15 (4.11%) WSUS
4 12 (3.29%) Backup Exec
5 8 (2.19%) IBM BigFix
5 8 (2.19%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 8 (2.19%) WMI
6 7 (1.92%) MIIS
7 6 (1.64%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.10%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.10%) Casper Suite
9 4 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.82%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.82%) OpenView
10 3 (0.82%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.82%) Puppet
10 3 (0.82%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 269 (73.70%) Microsoft
2 112 (30.68%) VMware
3 100 (27.40%) Citrix
4 76 (20.82%) Cisco
5 41 (11.23%) HP
6 34 (9.32%) Oracle
7 33 (9.04%) Dell
8 25 (6.85%) IBM
8 25 (6.85%) Symantec
9 24 (6.58%) Apple
10 23 (6.30%) NetApp
11 16 (4.38%) Lotus
12 15 (4.11%) Red Hat
13 10 (2.74%) Avaya
13 10 (2.74%) CheckPoint
14 9 (2.47%) Remedy
15 8 (2.19%) EPiServer
15 8 (2.19%) iManage
16 7 (1.92%) EMC
16 7 (1.92%) Veritas
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