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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 261 192 188
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 159 262 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.73% 1.14% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.41% 7.09% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 196 172
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £145 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £481 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 29
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.35 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.50% +4.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £14.27 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £24.43 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +14.75%
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
3609 3695 3778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.59% 16.09% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2505 2401 2576
Median daily rate £450 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £568 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 96 126
Median hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.72 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 May 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 +13 37 £413 +17.85% 21
Croydon -15 5 £433 +23.71% 1
Romford - 2 - -
Wembley +5 1 £425 +41.66%
Northwood - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 253 (73.76%) Microsoft
2 217 (63.27%) Windows
3 183 (53.35%) MCSE
4 180 (52.48%) Active Directory
5 123 (35.86%) ITIL
6 100 (29.15%) Windows Server
7 94 (27.41%) VMware
8 91 (26.53%) MS Office
9 87 (25.36%) MS Excel
10 84 (24.49%) Citrix
11 81 (23.62%) MCSA
11 81 (23.62%) SQL
12 78 (22.74%) MS Exchange
13 77 (22.45%) Degree
14 75 (21.87%) Windows Server 2008
15 74 (21.57%) Windows 7
16 72 (20.99%) Cisco
17 68 (19.83%) SQL Server
18 65 (18.95%) Migration
18 65 (18.95%) Finance
19 60 (17.49%) MCP
20 58 (16.91%) Cisco Certification
21 55 (16.03%) CCNA
21 55 (16.03%) SCCM
22 53 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
22 53 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
23 50 (14.58%) PowerShell
24 47 (13.70%) MCITP
25 46 (13.41%) .NET
26 45 (13.12%) Firewall

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 78 (22.74%) MS Exchange
2 43 (12.54%) SharePoint
3 33 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (8.16%) Skype for Business
5 15 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (3.50%) IIS
8 10 (2.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (2.33%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.75%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.17%) Apache
12 4 (1.17%) ArcGIS
12 4 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.17%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.87%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.87%) Zimbra
Applications
1 91 (26.53%) MS Office
2 87 (25.36%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.75%) MS Project
4 4 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (4.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.29%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.29%) Eikon
4 1 (0.29%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.29%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.29%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (11.66%) Office 365
2 25 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.33%) IaaS
4 8 (2.33%) OneDrive
5 7 (2.04%) SaaS
5 7 (2.04%) Yammer
6 6 (1.75%) PaaS
7 5 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.29%) GitHub
8 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 45 (13.12%) Firewall
2 38 (11.08%) DNS
3 26 (7.58%) SAN
4 23 (6.71%) TCP/IP
4 23 (6.71%) VPN
5 17 (4.96%) LAN
6 16 (4.66%) DHCP
6 16 (4.66%) Internet
7 15 (4.37%) WAN
8 14 (4.08%) Network Security
9 13 (3.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (3.50%) Extranet
10 12 (3.50%) LDAP
10 12 (3.50%) Skype
11 9 (2.62%) VoIP
11 9 (2.62%) Wireless
12 8 (2.33%) VLAN
13 7 (2.04%) NetScaler
13 7 (2.04%) SSH
14 5 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (19.83%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (4.66%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.62%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (2.04%) GIS
9 7 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.46%) MS Access
10 5 (1.46%) SQLPlus
11 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.87%) MySQL
12 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 15 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.75%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.46%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.17%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.17%) JIRA
5 2 (0.58%) MSI
5 2 (0.58%) NUnit
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.29%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.29%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.29%) Moq
6 1 (0.29%) NSubstitute
6 1 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.29%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.29%) Subversion
6 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 65 (18.95%) Finance
2 24 (7.00%) Banking
3 18 (5.25%) Legal
4 12 (3.50%) Law
5 8 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.04%) Advertising
7 6 (1.75%) Marketing
8 5 (1.46%) Spanish Language
9 4 (1.17%) French Language
9 4 (1.17%) German Language
9 4 (1.17%) Portuguese Language
9 4 (1.17%) Retail
10 3 (0.87%) Back Office
10 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.58%) Front Office
11 2 (0.58%) Publishing
12 1 (0.29%) Electronics
12 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.29%) Games
12 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 62 (18.08%) Analyst
2 43 (12.54%) Developer
3 38 (11.08%) Support Engineer
4 37 (10.79%) Desktop Support
5 29 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 28 (8.16%) Support Analyst
7 23 (6.71%) Service Analyst
8 20 (5.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 18 (5.25%) Desktop Engineer
9 18 (5.25%) Service Desk Analyst
10 17 (4.96%) Architect
10 17 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
11 16 (4.66%) Desktop Analyst
11 16 (4.66%) Windows Engineer
12 15 (4.37%) .NET Developer
12 15 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (4.37%) Administrator
12 15 (4.37%) Consultant
12 15 (4.37%) Server Engineer
13 13 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (13.41%) .NET
2 38 (11.08%) ASP.NET
3 26 (7.58%) Web Services
4 24 (7.00%) HTML
5 19 (5.54%) .NET Framework
5 19 (5.54%) jQuery
6 17 (4.96%) Ajax
7 14 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (4.08%) WCF
7 14 (4.08%) XHTML
7 14 (4.08%) XML
8 12 (3.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 12 (3.50%) Autofac
8 12 (3.50%) Entity Framework
8 12 (3.50%) Ninject
9 11 (3.21%) LLBLGen Pro
9 11 (3.21%) NHibernate
9 11 (3.21%) StructureMap
10 9 (2.62%) CSS
11 8 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.54%) Blackberry
2 37 (10.79%) Computer Science
3 34 (9.91%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.66%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.66%) Replication
5 12 (3.50%) EMC VNX
5 12 (3.50%) Smartphone
6 11 (3.21%) Inversion of Control
6 11 (3.21%) N-Tier
7 9 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.62%) Clustering
8 7 (2.04%) PKI
9 6 (1.75%) Statistics
9 6 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.17%) iPad
10 4 (1.17%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.87%) iPhone
11 3 (0.87%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 217 (63.27%) Windows
2 100 (29.15%) Windows Server
3 75 (21.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 74 (21.57%) Windows 7
5 53 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (11.95%) Linux
7 40 (11.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (6.71%) Windows XP
9 22 (6.41%) Windows 8
10 15 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (4.37%) Windows 10
10 15 (4.37%) Windows 2000 Server
11 11 (3.21%) Mac OS X
12 10 (2.92%) Unix
13 9 (2.62%) VMS
14 7 (2.04%) Apple iOS
14 7 (2.04%) Windows Phone
15 6 (1.75%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.75%) Solaris
16 5 (1.46%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (35.86%) ITIL
2 65 (18.95%) Migration
3 27 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (7.29%) Time Management
5 20 (5.83%) Change Management
5 20 (5.83%) Data Migration
5 20 (5.83%) ITIL V3
5 20 (5.83%) Project Management
6 18 (5.25%) Web Development
7 17 (4.96%) CRM
7 17 (4.96%) MVC
7 17 (4.96%) PRINCE2
8 15 (4.37%) Configuration Management
8 15 (4.37%) Scrum
8 15 (4.37%) TDD
9 13 (3.79%) Business Continuity
9 13 (3.79%) Problem Management
9 13 (3.79%) Service Management
10 12 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (3.50%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 81 (23.62%) SQL
2 50 (14.58%) PowerShell
3 42 (12.24%) C#
4 26 (7.58%) JavaScript
5 19 (5.54%) T-SQL
6 15 (4.37%) Java
7 11 (3.21%) C
7 11 (3.21%) VB.NET
8 9 (2.62%) VBScript
9 8 (2.33%) VBA
10 6 (1.75%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.46%) C++
12 4 (1.17%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.17%) Python
12 4 (1.17%) VB
13 2 (0.58%) Perl
13 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.58%) VB6
13 2 (0.58%) XAML
14 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 183 (53.35%) MCSE
2 81 (23.62%) MCSA
3 77 (22.45%) Degree
4 60 (17.49%) MCP
5 58 (16.91%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (16.03%) CCNA
7 47 (13.70%) MCITP
8 36 (10.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 26 (7.58%) MCDST
10 25 (7.29%) MCTS
11 24 (7.00%) Security Cleared
12 17 (4.96%) MCSD
13 15 (4.37%) CISSP
14 14 (4.08%) SC Cleared
15 13 (3.79%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (3.50%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (3.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 12 (3.50%) MCPD
17 11 (3.21%) A+ Certification
17 11 (3.21%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.92%) SLA
2 4 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (0.87%) QA
4 2 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 180 (52.48%) Active Directory
2 53 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (11.08%) XenApp
4 28 (8.16%) Hyper-V
5 23 (6.71%) vSphere
6 11 (3.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (2.62%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 8 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (2.04%) UAG
9 7 (2.04%) VMware ESX
9 7 (2.04%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.87%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.87%) XenServer
12 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.58%) KVM
12 2 (0.58%) Postfix
12 2 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 55 (16.03%) SCCM
2 39 (11.37%) SCOM
3 12 (3.50%) Backup Exec
4 10 (2.92%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.04%) WSUS
6 6 (1.75%) IBM BigFix
6 6 (1.75%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (1.46%) WMI
8 4 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.87%) MIIS
9 3 (0.87%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.58%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.58%) Cacti
10 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.58%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.58%) vMotion
10 2 (0.58%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 253 (73.76%) Microsoft
2 94 (27.41%) VMware
3 84 (24.49%) Citrix
4 72 (20.99%) Cisco
5 32 (9.33%) Dell
6 29 (8.45%) Oracle
7 26 (7.58%) HP
8 24 (7.00%) NetApp
9 20 (5.83%) EMC
10 19 (5.54%) Symantec
11 16 (4.66%) Red Hat
12 14 (4.08%) IBM
13 11 (3.21%) Apple
14 9 (2.62%) CommVault
14 9 (2.62%) Lotus
14 9 (2.62%) SolarWinds
15 7 (2.04%) Bloomberg
15 7 (2.04%) Google
16 6 (1.75%) Intel Security
16 6 (1.75%) Reuters
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