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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 198 161 140
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 259 320 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.09% 1.31% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.73% 8.76% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 183 192
Average daily rate
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£350 £371 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% -0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £203 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 31 28
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £11.50 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £24.00 £32.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -19.73%
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
3847 3654 3315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.20% 14.95% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2689 2384 2092
Average daily rate £425 £410 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 84 121
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £41.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the London region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +8 63 £375 +3.44% 45
Croydon -6 7 £475 +31.03% 1
Hounslow - 4 - -
Uxbridge -1 1 £290 -11.45%
Docklands, London - 1 £150 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 390 (73.31%) Microsoft
2 353 (66.35%) Windows
3 274 (51.50%) MCSE
4 218 (40.98%) Active Directory
5 181 (34.02%) VMware
6 158 (29.70%) ITIL
7 153 (28.76%) MS Excel
8 149 (28.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 139 (26.13%) MS Exchange
10 135 (25.38%) MCITP
11 120 (22.56%) Citrix
12 118 (22.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 116 (21.80%) Windows Server 2003
14 109 (20.49%) Windows 7
15 99 (18.61%) Finance
15 99 (18.61%) Exchange Server 2010
16 94 (17.67%) Windows Server 2012
16 94 (17.67%) MS Office
17 93 (17.48%) SQL Server
18 89 (16.73%) HP
19 88 (16.54%) DNS
20 87 (16.35%) MCP
21 83 (15.60%) SharePoint
22 78 (14.66%) Cisco
23 76 (14.29%) SQL
23 76 (14.29%) PowerShell
24 73 (13.72%) MCSA
24 73 (13.72%) TCP/IP
25 72 (13.53%) DHCP
26 66 (12.41%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 139 (26.13%) MS Exchange
2 99 (18.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 83 (15.60%) SharePoint
4 63 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 54 (10.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 46 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (5.83%) SharePoint 2010
8 30 (5.64%) Lync
9 29 (5.45%) IIS
10 25 (4.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 23 (4.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 18 (3.38%) Apache
13 17 (3.20%) Tomcat
14 15 (2.82%) WebSphere
15 12 (2.26%) SharePoint Server
16 11 (2.07%) JBoss
17 7 (1.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 7 (1.32%) Documentum
17 7 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
17 7 (1.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 153 (28.76%) MS Excel
2 94 (17.67%) MS Office
3 15 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.44%) MS Project
5 6 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.38%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.44%) assyst
3 5 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.56%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.19%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.19%) Agresso
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.32%) Office 365
2 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.94%) SaaS
4 2 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.19%) IaaS
5 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 88 (16.54%) DNS
2 73 (13.72%) TCP/IP
3 72 (13.53%) DHCP
4 66 (12.41%) Firewall
4 66 (12.41%) SAN
5 48 (9.02%) Internet
5 48 (9.02%) LAN
6 46 (8.65%) WAN
7 29 (5.45%) Wireless
8 22 (4.14%) NetScaler
8 22 (4.14%) Intranet
9 21 (3.95%) VPN
10 18 (3.38%) Network Security
11 14 (2.63%) FTP
12 13 (2.44%) SSL
13 12 (2.26%) VoIP
14 11 (2.07%) iSCSI
15 10 (1.88%) VLAN
16 9 (1.69%) HTTP
17 8 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (4.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (1.88%) MySQL
8 10 (1.88%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.50%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.32%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.13%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.94%) Big Data
12 5 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.56%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.56%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.56%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 23 (4.32%) Visual Studio
2 18 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.13%) Subversion
3 6 (1.13%) MSTest
4 5 (0.94%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.75%) JIRA
5 4 (0.75%) CruiseControl
5 4 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.75%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.56%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.38%) NUnit
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
General
1 99 (18.61%) Finance
2 48 (9.02%) Banking
3 26 (4.89%) Marketing
4 25 (4.70%) Law
5 21 (3.95%) Advertising
6 17 (3.20%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.26%) Front Office
8 11 (2.07%) Back Office
9 10 (1.88%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.50%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.50%) Retail
10 8 (1.50%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.50%) Spanish Language
11 7 (1.32%) French Language
11 7 (1.32%) Legal
12 6 (1.13%) Mandarin Language
13 4 (0.75%) International Banking
14 3 (0.56%) Games
15 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 100 (18.80%) Analyst
2 47 (8.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (8.83%) Support Engineer
3 45 (8.46%) Developer
4 43 (8.08%) Consultant
5 42 (7.89%) Desktop Support
6 37 (6.95%) Support Analyst
7 33 (6.20%) Architect
8 31 (5.83%) Systems Engineer
9 24 (4.51%) Administrator
10 20 (3.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 20 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
11 18 (3.38%) SharePoint Developer
12 17 (3.20%) IT Support
12 17 (3.20%) DBA
12 17 (3.20%) Desktop Engineer
12 17 (3.20%) Server Engineer
13 16 (3.01%) SQL DBA
14 15 (2.82%) Service Analyst
14 15 (2.82%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (11.28%) .NET
2 31 (5.83%) HTML
3 30 (5.64%) ASP.NET
4 24 (4.51%) Web Services
5 18 (3.38%) XML
6 17 (3.20%) WCF
6 17 (3.20%) CSS
7 16 (3.01%) .NET Framework
7 16 (3.01%) Middleware
8 12 (2.26%) JMS
8 12 (2.26%) jQuery
9 11 (2.07%) XSLT
10 8 (1.50%) HTML5
11 7 (1.32%) Java EE
12 6 (1.13%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (0.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 5 (0.94%) Software Packaging
13 5 (0.94%) WF
13 5 (0.94%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.40%) Blackberry
2 38 (7.14%) Replication
3 31 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.70%) Clustering
5 21 (3.95%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.38%) Thin Client
6 18 (3.38%) Fat Client
7 13 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.88%) Smartphone
8 10 (1.88%) Smartcard
8 10 (1.88%) CMDB
9 9 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.50%) iPhone
11 7 (1.32%) iPad
11 7 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.32%) PKI
12 6 (1.13%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.94%) EPoS
13 5 (0.94%) Statistics
14 4 (0.75%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 353 (66.35%) Windows
2 149 (28.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 116 (21.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 109 (20.49%) Windows 7
5 94 (17.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (11.09%) Windows XP
7 57 (10.71%) Linux
8 27 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (4.70%) Windows 8
10 18 (3.38%) UNIX
11 15 (2.82%) Windows Vista
12 8 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (1.13%) Android
14 5 (0.94%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.75%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.56%) CentOS
16 3 (0.56%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.56%) Solaris
16 3 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (29.70%) ITIL
2 54 (10.15%) Migration
3 39 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (6.95%) Project Management
5 30 (5.64%) CRM
6 29 (5.45%) Configuration Management
6 29 (5.45%) Change Management
7 24 (4.51%) Incident Management
8 23 (4.32%) Change Control
9 22 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (3.76%) Information Security
11 18 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (3.20%) Problem Management
13 16 (3.01%) Penetration Testing
14 15 (2.82%) Ethical Hacking
15 14 (2.63%) MVC
15 14 (2.63%) PRINCE2
15 14 (2.63%) Information Assurance
15 14 (2.63%) Cyber Security
16 13 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 76 (14.29%) SQL
1 76 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 45 (8.46%) C#
3 34 (6.39%) JavaScript
4 29 (5.45%) T-SQL
5 15 (2.82%) Shell Script
6 13 (2.44%) VB
7 12 (2.26%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.07%) C-shell
8 11 (2.07%) Korn
8 11 (2.07%) Jython
9 9 (1.69%) Java
9 9 (1.69%) Python
10 8 (1.50%) VBScript
11 7 (1.32%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.32%) Perl
12 6 (1.13%) VBA
12 6 (1.13%) C
13 5 (0.94%) C++
14 4 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 274 (51.50%) MCSE
2 135 (25.38%) MCITP
3 87 (16.35%) MCP
4 73 (13.72%) MCSA
5 63 (11.84%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (11.28%) MCTS
7 59 (11.09%) Degree
8 51 (9.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 50 (9.40%) CCNA
10 28 (5.26%) A+ Certification
11 26 (4.89%) MCDST
12 23 (4.32%) CCNP
13 21 (3.95%) Citrix Certification
14 20 (3.76%) CISSP
15 18 (3.38%) Security Cleared
16 17 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (3.20%) CEH
17 15 (2.82%) CCA
18 14 (2.63%) GIAC
18 14 (2.63%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.20%) SLA
2 15 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.13%) QA
4 3 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 218 (40.98%) Active Directory
2 118 (22.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (10.71%) XenApp
4 51 (9.59%) Hyper-V
5 45 (8.46%) vSphere
6 28 (5.26%) VMware ESX
7 16 (3.01%) XenServer
8 14 (2.63%) Xen
9 13 (2.44%) XenDesktop
10 11 (2.07%) NFS
11 9 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (1.13%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (0.75%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.75%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
16 3 (0.56%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 54 (10.15%) SCCM
2 30 (5.64%) SCOM
3 23 (4.32%) Backup Exec
4 10 (1.88%) BladeLogic
4 10 (1.88%) Puppet
5 8 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (1.32%) WMI
7 6 (1.13%) MIMEsweeper
7 6 (1.13%) MAILsweeper
7 6 (1.13%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.94%) HP SIM
8 5 (0.94%) WSUS
9 4 (0.75%) DameWare
9 4 (0.75%) Nagios
9 4 (0.75%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.75%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.75%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 390 (73.31%) Microsoft
2 181 (34.02%) VMware
3 120 (22.56%) Citrix
4 89 (16.73%) HP
5 78 (14.66%) Cisco
6 38 (7.14%) Symantec
7 31 (5.83%) IBM
8 30 (5.64%) NetApp
9 28 (5.26%) Oracle
10 26 (4.89%) Red Hat
11 22 (4.14%) Dell
12 20 (3.76%) EMC
13 19 (3.57%) Reuters
14 18 (3.38%) Veeam
15 15 (2.82%) SolarWinds
15 15 (2.82%) Juniper
16 14 (2.63%) Altiris
16 14 (2.63%) Bloomberg
17 12 (2.26%) McAfee
17 12 (2.26%) Sophos
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Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Sothebys Institute
Rate: £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
CPS Group
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
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City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
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Rate: competitive
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London
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