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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 210 190 165
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 248 273 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.05% 1.13% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.85% 7.29% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 176 182
Average daily rate
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£323 £398 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.86% +12.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 27
Average hourly rate £19.25 £19.43 £19.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% -0.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £15.64 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £38.50 £24.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -8.54%
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
3621 3745 3754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.29% 15.45% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2404 2414 2381
Average daily rate £435 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £599
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 84 98
Average hourly rate £21.64 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.65% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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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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 +33 82 £400 -5.88% 32
Bromley - 4 £250 -
Croydon - 4 £511 -
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Uxbridge +7 2 £160 -66.31%
Westminster +2 2 £180 -52.00%
Canary Wharf -8 2 £525 -7.07%
Docklands, London -8 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 374 (74.21%) Microsoft
2 361 (71.63%) Windows
3 309 (61.31%) MCSE
4 243 (48.21%) Active Directory
5 197 (39.09%) VMware
6 174 (34.52%) ITIL
7 130 (25.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 127 (25.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 116 (23.02%) MS Excel
10 115 (22.82%) MCSA
11 111 (22.02%) Cisco
12 101 (20.04%) MS Office
13 100 (19.84%) Citrix
14 98 (19.44%) Windows 7
15 96 (19.05%) SQL
16 95 (18.85%) MS Exchange
17 93 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
18 91 (18.06%) SQL Server
19 90 (17.86%) LAN
20 87 (17.26%) Finance
21 85 (16.87%) Cisco Certification
22 84 (16.67%) MCITP
23 82 (16.27%) SAN
24 79 (15.67%) Linux
25 78 (15.48%) WAN
26 73 (14.48%) DNS
26 73 (14.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
27 72 (14.29%) TCP/IP
28 68 (13.49%) Windows Server 2003
29 67 (13.29%) PowerShell

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (18.85%) MS Exchange
2 47 (9.33%) SharePoint
3 38 (7.54%) Lync
4 37 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (4.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 21 (4.17%) IIS
9 19 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (1.19%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.79%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.20%) WorkSite
16 1 (0.20%) Commerce Server
16 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 116 (23.02%) MS Excel
2 101 (20.04%) MS Office
3 13 (2.58%) MS Project
3 13 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.38%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.60%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.40%) MicroStation
6 2 (0.40%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 23 (4.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.56%) Office 365
2 19 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.79%) SaaS
4 5 (0.99%) PaaS
5 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.40%) IaaS
6 2 (0.40%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 90 (17.86%) LAN
2 82 (16.27%) SAN
3 78 (15.48%) WAN
4 73 (14.48%) DNS
5 72 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 55 (10.91%) DHCP
7 49 (9.72%) Firewall
8 31 (6.15%) VPN
9 25 (4.96%) VLAN
10 20 (3.97%) Cisco IOS
11 17 (3.37%) NAS
12 16 (3.17%) Internet
13 15 (2.98%) NetScaler
14 14 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (2.78%) IPv4
15 13 (2.58%) Network Security
16 11 (2.18%) iSCSI
16 11 (2.18%) VoIP
17 10 (1.98%) MPLS
18 9 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (4.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 24 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.39%) OLAP
8 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.19%) Big Data
10 4 (0.79%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.79%) MySQL
10 4 (0.79%) MS Access
10 4 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.60%) QlikView
12 2 (0.40%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Power View
12 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.40%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (1.98%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.40%) NUnit
3 2 (0.40%) JIRA
3 2 (0.40%) MSI
3 2 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.20%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.20%) Selenium
4 1 (0.20%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.20%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.20%) Moq
4 1 (0.20%) SpecFlow
General
1 87 (17.26%) Finance
2 31 (6.15%) Banking
3 22 (4.37%) Legal
4 13 (2.58%) Advertising
4 13 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.18%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.18%) French Language
6 10 (1.98%) Marketing
7 9 (1.79%) Law
8 7 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.39%) Retail
8 7 (1.39%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.99%) German Language
10 4 (0.79%) Publishing
11 3 (0.60%) Back Office
12 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 78 (15.48%) Analyst
2 60 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (9.13%) Support Engineer
4 43 (8.53%) Support Analyst
5 36 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 36 (7.14%) Administrator
5 36 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 33 (6.55%) Developer
7 29 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support
8 28 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 28 (5.56%) Consultant
8 28 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
9 24 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 20 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
10 20 (3.97%) Architect
11 19 (3.77%) DBA
12 18 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
12 18 (3.57%) SQL DBA
13 16 (3.17%) Desktop Engineer
13 16 (3.17%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.34%) .NET
2 14 (2.78%) XML
3 12 (2.38%) Web Services
4 9 (1.79%) Application Packaging
5 7 (1.39%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.39%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.19%) WCF
7 5 (0.99%) jQuery
7 5 (0.99%) HTML
7 5 (0.99%) CSS
8 4 (0.79%) LAMP
9 3 (0.60%) COM
10 2 (0.40%) JMS
10 2 (0.40%) WPF
10 2 (0.40%) MDX
10 2 (0.40%) Apache Thrift
11 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
11 1 (0.20%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.20%) LINQ
11 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.92%) Data Centre
2 42 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 31 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.37%) Clustering
5 21 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
6 17 (3.37%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.78%) Replication
7 14 (2.78%) PKI
8 10 (1.98%) iPad
9 9 (1.79%) NHS
10 8 (1.59%) CESG
10 8 (1.59%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (1.59%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.39%) iPhone
11 7 (1.39%) EqualLogic
12 6 (1.19%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.19%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.79%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.79%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 361 (71.63%) Windows
2 130 (25.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 127 (25.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 98 (19.44%) Windows 7
5 79 (15.67%) Linux
6 68 (13.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (8.13%) Windows 8
8 27 (5.36%) Windows XP
9 26 (5.16%) UNIX
10 18 (3.57%) Android
11 16 (3.17%) Ubuntu
12 11 (2.18%) Data ONTAP
13 10 (1.98%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.59%) Debian
14 8 (1.59%) Solaris
15 6 (1.19%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.79%) CentOS
16 4 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.79%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (34.52%) ITIL
2 53 (10.52%) Migration
3 51 (10.12%) Project Management
4 27 (5.36%) PRINCE2
4 27 (5.36%) CRM
5 24 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (4.56%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (4.17%) Change Management
8 20 (3.97%) Service Delivery
8 20 (3.97%) Server Building
9 19 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (3.37%) Change Control
11 16 (3.17%) Patch Management
11 16 (3.17%) Service Management
12 14 (2.78%) Data Analysis
13 13 (2.58%) Problem Management
13 13 (2.58%) Configuration Management
13 13 (2.58%) ETL
14 10 (1.98%) Workflow
14 10 (1.98%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 96 (19.05%) SQL
2 67 (13.29%) PowerShell
3 22 (4.37%) C#
4 20 (3.97%) T-SQL
5 12 (2.38%) VBScript
5 12 (2.38%) Java
6 9 (1.79%) Perl
6 9 (1.79%) Python
7 8 (1.59%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.39%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.79%) VB
10 3 (0.60%) X++
11 2 (0.40%) R
11 2 (0.40%) C
11 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.40%) VBA
11 2 (0.40%) PHP
11 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.20%) Lua
12 1 (0.20%) XAML
Qualifications
1 309 (61.31%) MCSE
2 115 (22.82%) MCSA
3 85 (16.87%) Cisco Certification
4 84 (16.67%) MCITP
5 73 (14.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 66 (13.10%) CCNA
7 64 (12.70%) MCP
8 47 (9.33%) Degree
9 37 (7.34%) MCTS
10 33 (6.55%) Security Cleared
10 33 (6.55%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (5.75%) Citrix Certification
12 28 (5.56%) MCDST
13 27 (5.36%) A+ Certification
14 24 (4.76%) CCNP
15 16 (3.17%) SC Cleared
16 15 (2.98%) CCA
17 13 (2.58%) CISSP
18 10 (1.98%) Network+ Certification
18 10 (1.98%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.16%) SLA
2 16 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.19%) QA
4 5 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.99%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.40%) BS7799
7 1 (0.20%) GxP
System Software
1 243 (48.21%) Active Directory
2 93 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (13.10%) vSphere
4 39 (7.74%) XenApp
5 29 (5.75%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (5.16%) Hyper-V
7 15 (2.98%) VMware ESX
7 15 (2.98%) XenDesktop
8 12 (2.38%) vCloud
9 10 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.39%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.19%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.79%) NFS
12 4 (0.79%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.60%) UAG
14 2 (0.40%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.40%) Postfix
14 2 (0.40%) XenServer
14 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.20%) Samba
Systems Management
1 53 (10.52%) SCCM
2 22 (4.37%) SCOM
3 17 (3.37%) Backup Exec
4 16 (3.17%) Tivoli
5 10 (1.98%) Puppet
6 7 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.39%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.19%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 6 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (0.99%) Nagios
8 5 (0.99%) Ansible
9 4 (0.79%) Casper Suite
9 4 (0.79%) SnapVault
9 4 (0.79%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.79%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.79%) WMI
9 4 (0.79%) WSUS
10 3 (0.60%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 374 (74.21%) Microsoft
2 197 (39.09%) VMware
3 111 (22.02%) Cisco
4 100 (19.84%) Citrix
5 46 (9.13%) HP
6 41 (8.13%) NetApp
7 30 (5.95%) Dell
8 25 (4.96%) Apple
9 22 (4.37%) Symantec
10 18 (3.57%) Juniper
11 16 (3.17%) IBM
12 15 (2.98%) Oracle
12 15 (2.98%) Red Hat
12 15 (2.98%) AppSense
13 12 (2.38%) CheckPoint
14 11 (2.18%) Polycom
14 11 (2.18%) 3PAR
15 10 (1.98%) LANDesk
15 10 (1.98%) McAfee
16 9 (1.79%) Remedy
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Posted: 16 hours ago
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City, London
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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