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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 201 191 177
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 242 268 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.09% 1.13% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.75% 6.88% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 153 140
Average daily rate
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£330 £340 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £188 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £313 £295
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 37
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.33 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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
3585 3896 3381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.10% 16.48% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2306 2620 2045
Average daily rate £413 £410 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 114 111
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.79 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
City of London +12 64 £350 +7.69% 31
Croydon +9 14 £350 -10.25% 1
Feltham - 2 - -
Uxbridge +3 1 - -
Northwood - 1 £160 -
Hillingdon - 1 £135 -
Lewisham - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 335 (73.14%) Microsoft
2 303 (66.16%) Windows
3 254 (55.46%) MCSE
4 217 (47.38%) Active Directory
5 189 (41.27%) VMware
6 144 (31.44%) MCITP
7 138 (30.13%) ITIL
8 131 (28.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 126 (27.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 122 (26.64%) Cisco
11 110 (24.02%) MS Excel
12 106 (23.14%) Citrix
13 101 (22.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 99 (21.62%) Finance
15 95 (20.74%) MS Exchange
16 90 (19.65%) Windows 7
17 87 (19.00%) MCSA
18 81 (17.69%) Cisco Certification
19 76 (16.59%) MCP
19 76 (16.59%) Windows Server 2003
20 74 (16.16%) MS Office
21 73 (15.94%) SAN
22 70 (15.28%) SQL
22 70 (15.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 68 (14.85%) HP
24 66 (14.41%) SQL Server
25 59 (12.88%) .NET
25 59 (12.88%) Linux
26 58 (12.66%) CCNA
26 58 (12.66%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 95 (20.74%) MS Exchange
2 57 (12.45%) SharePoint
3 55 (12.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 29 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 27 (5.90%) Lync
7 24 (5.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 21 (4.59%) IIS
9 19 (4.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.09%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.87%) Apache
13 4 (0.87%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.87%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.44%) SAS
16 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.22%) WorkSite
Applications
1 110 (24.02%) MS Excel
2 74 (16.16%) MS Office
3 12 (2.62%) MS Project
3 12 (2.62%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.44%) SPSS
6 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.22%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 37 (8.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.18%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.22%) Agresso
5 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.46%) Office 365
2 13 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.40%) SaaS
4 6 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.66%) PaaS
6 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.44%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.44%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (15.94%) SAN
2 58 (12.66%) DNS
3 57 (12.45%) Firewall
4 56 (12.23%) TCP/IP
5 46 (10.04%) LAN
6 39 (8.52%) WAN
7 38 (8.30%) DHCP
8 36 (7.86%) Internet
9 29 (6.33%) VPN
10 19 (4.15%) NetScaler
11 16 (3.49%) NAS
12 14 (3.06%) VoIP
12 14 (3.06%) VLAN
13 13 (2.84%) SSL
14 12 (2.62%) Wireless
14 12 (2.62%) Network Security
15 11 (2.40%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (2.40%) SMTP
16 9 (1.97%) FTP
16 9 (1.97%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.09%) Spotfire
7 5 (1.09%) MySQL
7 5 (1.09%) Big Data
7 5 (1.09%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.87%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.87%) OLTP
8 4 (0.87%) QlikView
9 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.66%) OLAP
9 3 (0.66%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (2.62%) Visual Studio
2 9 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (0.87%) JIRA
3 4 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.22%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.22%) Selenium
5 1 (0.22%) NUnit
5 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.22%) Moq
5 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 99 (21.62%) Finance
2 28 (6.11%) Banking
3 20 (4.37%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.84%) Law
4 13 (2.84%) Legal
5 12 (2.62%) Marketing
6 9 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.53%) Spanish Language
7 7 (1.53%) Advertising
8 6 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.31%) Back Office
8 6 (1.31%) Retail
9 4 (0.87%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.66%) Electronics
11 2 (0.44%) French Language
12 1 (0.22%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 61 (13.32%) Analyst
2 50 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 48 (10.48%) Developer
4 46 (10.04%) Support Engineer
5 29 (6.33%) Support Analyst
6 25 (5.46%) Consultant
7 24 (5.24%) Desktop Support
8 22 (4.80%) Administrator
8 22 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support
8 22 (4.80%) Architect
9 21 (4.59%) Server Engineer
10 18 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
10 18 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
10 18 (3.93%) Service Analyst
10 18 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support
11 17 (3.71%) IT Support
12 16 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (2.84%) Microsoft Developer
14 12 (2.62%) 1st Line Support
15 11 (2.40%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (12.88%) .NET
2 30 (6.55%) XML
3 28 (6.11%) ASP.NET
3 28 (6.11%) Web Services
4 23 (5.02%) SOAP
5 18 (3.93%) .NET Framework
5 18 (3.93%) WCF
6 15 (3.28%) HTML
7 14 (3.06%) CSS
8 12 (2.62%) Entity Framework
8 12 (2.62%) JSP
8 12 (2.62%) LINQ
9 7 (1.53%) jQuery
10 6 (1.31%) Application Packaging
11 5 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (0.87%) JMS
12 4 (0.87%) LAMP
12 4 (0.87%) WinForms
12 4 (0.87%) WPF
13 3 (0.66%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.55%) Blackberry
2 24 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.93%) Computer Science
3 18 (3.93%) Clustering
4 14 (3.06%) Replication
5 13 (2.84%) PKI
6 12 (2.62%) Thin Client
6 12 (2.62%) Fat Client
7 11 (2.40%) NHS
8 10 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.97%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.53%) CMDB
11 5 (1.09%) Smartphone
11 5 (1.09%) Smartcard
11 5 (1.09%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.09%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.09%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.87%) iPhone
12 4 (0.87%) EqualLogic
12 4 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 303 (66.16%) Windows
2 131 (28.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 101 (22.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 90 (19.65%) Windows 7
5 76 (16.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 59 (12.88%) Linux
7 34 (7.42%) Windows XP
8 28 (6.11%) UNIX
9 19 (4.15%) Windows 8
10 12 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.97%) Windows Vista
12 8 (1.75%) Android
13 7 (1.53%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (1.31%) Debian
15 4 (0.87%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (30.13%) ITIL
2 53 (11.57%) Project Management
3 51 (11.14%) Migration
4 42 (9.17%) CRM
5 31 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (5.24%) Change Management
8 20 (4.37%) PRINCE2
9 18 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (3.49%) Service Management
10 16 (3.49%) Problem Management
11 15 (3.28%) Configuration Management
11 15 (3.28%) Service Delivery
11 15 (3.28%) Analytics
12 14 (3.06%) Incident Management
13 13 (2.84%) TOGAF
13 13 (2.84%) ERP
14 12 (2.62%) Capacity Planning
14 12 (2.62%) ITIL V3
14 12 (2.62%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 70 (15.28%) SQL
2 53 (11.57%) PowerShell
3 30 (6.55%) C#
4 27 (5.90%) JavaScript
5 22 (4.80%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.62%) C
7 9 (1.97%) Java
8 5 (1.09%) VBScript
8 5 (1.09%) VB
8 5 (1.09%) R
9 4 (0.87%) VBA
10 3 (0.66%) VB6
10 3 (0.66%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.44%) Python
11 2 (0.44%) Perl
11 2 (0.44%) PHP
11 2 (0.44%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.22%) X++
12 1 (0.22%) Lua
Qualifications
1 254 (55.46%) MCSE
2 144 (31.44%) MCITP
3 87 (19.00%) MCSA
4 81 (17.69%) Cisco Certification
5 76 (16.59%) MCP
6 70 (15.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 58 (12.66%) CCNA
8 51 (11.14%) MCTS
9 47 (10.26%) Degree
10 43 (9.39%) Security Cleared
11 37 (8.08%) Citrix Certification
12 30 (6.55%) SC Cleared
13 25 (5.46%) CCA
14 20 (4.37%) CCNP
15 19 (4.15%) MCDST
16 15 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (3.06%) A+ Certification
18 12 (2.62%) DV Cleared
18 12 (2.62%) CCEA
19 10 (2.18%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.46%) SLA
2 8 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.53%) QA
4 6 (1.31%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.09%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.22%) GxP
System Software
1 217 (47.38%) Active Directory
2 126 (27.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (9.61%) XenApp
4 43 (9.39%) Hyper-V
5 33 (7.21%) vSphere
6 15 (3.28%) VMware ESX
7 13 (2.84%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.18%) Xen
9 9 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (1.97%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.75%) VMware Server
11 7 (1.53%) ISA Server
11 7 (1.53%) vCloud
12 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.87%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.66%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.66%) XenServer
15 2 (0.44%) Sendmail
15 2 (0.44%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 42 (9.17%) SCCM
2 19 (4.15%) SCOM
3 8 (1.75%) HP SIM
3 8 (1.75%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.53%) Puppet
5 6 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (1.09%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.09%) Legato
7 4 (0.87%) SCDPM
7 4 (0.87%) Casper Suite
7 4 (0.87%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.44%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.44%) Nagios
9 2 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 335 (73.14%) Microsoft
2 189 (41.27%) VMware
3 122 (26.64%) Cisco
4 106 (23.14%) Citrix
5 68 (14.85%) HP
6 44 (9.61%) NetApp
7 32 (6.99%) EMC
8 22 (4.80%) Dell
8 22 (4.80%) Red Hat
9 21 (4.59%) IBM
10 19 (4.15%) Apple
11 17 (3.71%) Juniper
12 16 (3.49%) Symantec
13 14 (3.06%) Reuters
14 13 (2.84%) 3PAR
15 11 (2.40%) Bloomberg
16 10 (2.18%) Oracle
16 10 (2.18%) CheckPoint
16 10 (2.18%) AppSense
17 9 (1.97%) McAfee
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £100 - £150 per day + negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
The Royal College of General Practitioners
Rate: Up to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £20 - £21 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Lewisham
Venturi
Rate: £24 - £25 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £220 - £300 per annum + DOE
Posted: 23 days ago