The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 189 169 150
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 270 262 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.12% 1.21% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.73% 7.94% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 142 175
Average daily rate £340 £359 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.22% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 35
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.80 £16.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £135.00 £26.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4011 3299 3943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.58% 15.27% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2680 1982 2317
Average daily rate £411 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 109 115
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.66 £135.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
England

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -31 73 £325 -18.75% 33
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £308 - 1
Croydon -10 3 £390 -
Canary Wharf +25 2 - -
Docklands, London -2 2 £520 +48.57%
Barnet - 2 £160 -
Enfield - 1 £300 - 1
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £350 - 1
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Romford - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 2
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexleyheath - - - -
Brentford - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 388 (70.55%) Windows
2 370 (67.27%) Microsoft
3 301 (54.73%) MCSE
4 246 (44.73%) Active Directory
5 188 (34.18%) ITIL
6 187 (34.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 177 (32.18%) VMware
8 164 (29.82%) MCITP
8 164 (29.82%) MS Exchange
9 144 (26.18%) SQL
10 142 (25.82%) MCP
10 142 (25.82%) Citrix
11 131 (23.82%) MS Excel
12 128 (23.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 121 (22.00%) SQL Server
13 121 (22.00%) Windows 7
14 117 (21.27%) VMware Infrastructure
15 110 (20.00%) DNS
16 106 (19.27%) MS Office
17 90 (16.36%) Finance
18 89 (16.18%) Cisco
19 88 (16.00%) Blackberry
20 86 (15.64%) DHCP
20 86 (15.64%) MCSA
21 80 (14.55%) PowerShell
22 77 (14.00%) MCTS
23 73 (13.27%) SharePoint
24 70 (12.73%) Windows XP
24 70 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
25 67 (12.18%) Cisco Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 164 (29.82%) MS Exchange
2 73 (13.27%) SharePoint
3 70 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 63 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 62 (11.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 57 (10.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 29 (5.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 28 (5.09%) Lync
9 23 (4.18%) IIS
10 20 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (2.73%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2000
13 7 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (1.27%) MS Project Server
14 6 (1.09%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
16 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.55%) WorkSite
16 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
17 2 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 131 (23.82%) MS Excel
2 106 (19.27%) MS Office
3 16 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.45%) MS Project
5 6 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.73%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.55%) Office 365
2 3 (0.55%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 110 (20.00%) DNS
2 86 (15.64%) DHCP
3 63 (11.45%) TCP/IP
4 57 (10.36%) WAN
5 50 (9.09%) Firewall
6 48 (8.73%) SAN
7 47 (8.55%) LAN
8 32 (5.82%) Internet
8 32 (5.82%) SMTP
9 27 (4.91%) VPN
10 21 (3.82%) Wireless
11 14 (2.55%) Network Security
12 12 (2.18%) VLAN
12 12 (2.18%) VoIP
12 12 (2.18%) NetScaler
13 11 (2.00%) Unified Communications
14 10 (1.82%) IP Telephony
14 10 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (1.45%) NAS
16 7 (1.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 62 (11.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (9.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (4.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 20 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (2.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 12 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.27%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.73%) MySQL
12 4 (0.73%) PerformancePoint
12 4 (0.73%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.55%) VLDB
13 3 (0.55%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.55%) IDOL
14 2 (0.36%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 27 (4.91%) Visual Studio
2 18 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.64%) InstallShield
4 6 (1.09%) MSI
5 5 (0.91%) Rhino Mocks
5 5 (0.91%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.73%) Subversion
7 3 (0.55%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.55%) NUnit
7 3 (0.55%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.36%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.36%) Moq
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Continuum
9 1 (0.18%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.18%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 90 (16.36%) Finance
2 47 (8.55%) Banking
3 45 (8.18%) Law
4 41 (7.45%) Legal
5 19 (3.45%) Advertising
6 14 (2.55%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.00%) Retail
8 10 (1.82%) Back Office
9 9 (1.64%) Marketing
10 8 (1.45%) Investment Banking
11 6 (1.09%) French Language
12 5 (0.91%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.91%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.91%) Mandarin Language
13 4 (0.73%) Games
14 3 (0.55%) Local Government
15 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.36%) Front Office
16 1 (0.18%) Publishing
16 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 88 (16.00%) Analyst
2 61 (11.09%) Developer
3 51 (9.27%) Support Analyst
4 50 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 48 (8.73%) Consultant
6 38 (6.91%) Architect
7 35 (6.36%) 2nd Line Support
8 31 (5.64%) Administrator
8 31 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (5.27%) DBA
10 28 (5.09%) 3rd Line Support
10 28 (5.09%) Desktop Support
11 26 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
12 25 (4.55%) SQL DBA
13 24 (4.36%) SQL Developer
14 20 (3.64%) Messaging Consultant
15 18 (3.27%) Desktop Engineer
15 18 (3.27%) Service Analyst
16 17 (3.09%) Service Desk Analyst
17 16 (2.91%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (10.18%) .NET
2 27 (4.91%) ASP.NET
2 27 (4.91%) jQuery
3 16 (2.91%) .NET Framework
3 16 (2.91%) Web Services
3 16 (2.91%) HTML
4 15 (2.73%) XML
4 15 (2.73%) CSS
4 15 (2.73%) Application Packaging
5 12 (2.18%) WCF
6 10 (1.82%) Ajax
6 10 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (1.45%) HTML5
8 7 (1.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 7 (1.27%) Middleware
9 6 (1.09%) WPF
9 6 (1.09%) LINQ
10 5 (0.91%) CSS3
10 5 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 5 (0.91%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 88 (16.00%) Blackberry
2 40 (7.27%) Clustering
3 34 (6.18%) Management Information System
4 24 (4.36%) Replication
5 19 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.36%) Fat Client
6 13 (2.36%) Thin Client
7 10 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.82%) EqualLogic
8 9 (1.64%) Data Integration
8 9 (1.64%) PKI
9 7 (1.27%) Smartcard
9 7 (1.27%) Statistics
10 5 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.91%) GIS
11 4 (0.73%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.73%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.73%) CMDB
11 4 (0.73%) NHS
11 4 (0.73%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 388 (70.55%) Windows
2 187 (34.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 128 (23.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 121 (22.00%) Windows 7
5 70 (12.73%) Windows XP
6 52 (9.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (4.73%) Linux
8 19 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 19 (3.45%) Windows Vista
9 16 (2.91%) UNIX
10 15 (2.73%) Windows 2000
11 14 (2.55%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.27%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.55%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.55%) Android
13 3 (0.55%) AIX
14 2 (0.36%) Solaris
14 2 (0.36%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (34.18%) ITIL
2 56 (10.18%) Migration
3 38 (6.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 34 (6.18%) Project Management
5 33 (6.00%) Service Delivery
6 32 (5.82%) Service Management
6 32 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (5.09%) Load Balancing
8 26 (4.73%) Performance Tuning
9 24 (4.36%) Change Control
9 24 (4.36%) Server Monitoring
10 21 (3.82%) Incident Management
11 20 (3.64%) Document Management
12 19 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
13 17 (3.09%) CRM
13 17 (3.09%) Workflow
14 16 (2.91%) Asset Management
14 16 (2.91%) Problem Management
15 15 (2.73%) Performance Monitoring
15 15 (2.73%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 144 (26.18%) SQL
2 80 (14.55%) PowerShell
3 40 (7.27%) T-SQL
3 40 (7.27%) C#
4 30 (5.45%) VB
5 15 (2.73%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.64%) VBScript
6 9 (1.64%) C
7 7 (1.27%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.73%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.73%) VBA
8 4 (0.73%) Perl
9 1 (0.18%) Java
9 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.18%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 301 (54.73%) MCSE
2 164 (29.82%) MCITP
3 142 (25.82%) MCP
4 86 (15.64%) MCSA
5 77 (14.00%) MCTS
6 67 (12.18%) Cisco Certification
7 61 (11.09%) Degree
8 53 (9.64%) CCNA
9 43 (7.82%) MCDST
10 34 (6.18%) Citrix Certification
11 33 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 31 (5.64%) CCNP
13 27 (4.91%) Security Cleared
14 24 (4.36%) CCA
15 22 (4.00%) MCSD
15 22 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (3.27%) MCDBA
17 17 (3.09%) CCEA
18 16 (2.91%) SC Cleared
19 15 (2.73%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.27%) SLA
2 11 (2.00%) QA
3 6 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.73%) COBIT
6 3 (0.55%) HL7
7 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 246 (44.73%) Active Directory
2 117 (21.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (10.91%) vSphere
4 47 (8.55%) XenApp
5 42 (7.64%) VMware ESX
6 37 (6.73%) Hyper-V
7 26 (4.73%) XenDesktop
8 19 (3.45%) ISA Server
9 18 (3.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (1.64%) UAG
12 7 (1.27%) Terminal Server
13 6 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (1.09%) XenServer
14 5 (0.91%) IAG
14 5 (0.91%) vCloud
14 5 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.91%) NFS
15 4 (0.73%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 65 (11.82%) SCCM
2 32 (5.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 30 (5.45%) MAILsweeper
4 25 (4.55%) SCOM
5 19 (3.45%) Backup Exec
6 11 (2.00%) WSUS
7 9 (1.64%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.09%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.09%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.73%) AppDNA
10 4 (0.73%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 2 (0.36%) MIMEsweeper
12 2 (0.36%) ZENworks
12 2 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.36%) Legato
Vendors
1 370 (67.27%) Microsoft
2 177 (32.18%) VMware
3 142 (25.82%) Citrix
4 89 (16.18%) Cisco
5 47 (8.55%) Symantec
6 41 (7.45%) HP
7 29 (5.27%) Dell
8 28 (5.09%) RightFax
8 28 (5.09%) Clearswift
8 28 (5.09%) Open Text
9 24 (4.36%) Websense
10 22 (4.00%) Oracle
11 20 (3.64%) AppSense
11 20 (3.64%) Altiris
11 20 (3.64%) NetApp
12 18 (3.27%) Bloomberg
13 17 (3.09%) Reuters
14 16 (2.91%) EMC
15 13 (2.36%) Juniper
16 12 (2.18%) Remedy
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
IT HR
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £350 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £400 - £540 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 20 days ago
Wimbledon
Premier Group
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago