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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 253 211 189
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 177 255 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.83% 1.09% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.90% 6.99% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 183 174
Median daily rate £399 £318 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.59% -15.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £140 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £337 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 23
Median hourly rate £14.90 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.04% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £16.84 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £35.80 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.06 £18.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+31.83% +17.74%
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
3613 3646 3792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.92% 15.60% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2509 2340 2530
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 95 121
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.23 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +29.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.01 £15.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £52.17 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +34.00%

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 25 June 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
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 25 June 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 +15 41 £425 +17.24% 17
Croydon -19 4 £433 +1.88% 1
Romford - 1 - - 1
Paddington - 1 £700 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 237 (73.37%) Microsoft
2 221 (68.42%) Windows
3 180 (55.73%) MCSE
4 170 (52.63%) Active Directory
5 117 (36.22%) ITIL
6 111 (34.37%) Windows Server
7 95 (29.41%) VMware
8 88 (27.24%) MCSA
9 80 (24.77%) MS Office
9 80 (24.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 79 (24.46%) Citrix
11 76 (23.53%) SQL
12 75 (23.22%) Windows 7
13 73 (22.60%) MS Excel
13 73 (22.60%) Degree
14 70 (21.67%) MS Exchange
15 66 (20.43%) Cisco
15 66 (20.43%) SQL Server
16 62 (19.20%) PowerShell
17 60 (18.58%) VMware Infrastructure
17 60 (18.58%) Finance
18 55 (17.03%) Migration
19 54 (16.72%) SCCM
20 53 (16.41%) MCP
21 52 (16.10%) Windows Server 2012
22 49 (15.17%) DNS
22 49 (15.17%) Firewall
23 46 (14.24%) Cisco Certification
24 45 (13.93%) Office 365
25 44 (13.62%) CCNA

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 70 (21.67%) MS Exchange
2 39 (12.07%) SharePoint
3 35 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (10.22%) Skype for Business
5 21 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (4.64%) IIS
7 12 (3.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (3.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (2.79%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.24%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.93%) Apache
12 3 (0.93%) CMS
12 3 (0.93%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.93%) Zimbra
13 2 (0.62%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 80 (24.77%) MS Office
2 73 (22.60%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.17%) MS Project
4 5 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.62%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (4.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.62%) Eikon
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.31%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.31%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.31%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.31%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.31%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (13.93%) Office 365
2 31 (9.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.10%) OneDrive
5 7 (2.17%) IaaS
5 7 (2.17%) Yammer
6 6 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.86%) PaaS
6 6 (1.86%) SaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.31%) GitHub
7 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.31%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 49 (15.17%) DNS
1 49 (15.17%) Firewall
2 31 (9.60%) TCP/IP
3 30 (9.29%) SAN
4 24 (7.43%) DHCP
5 21 (6.50%) VPN
6 19 (5.88%) Internet
7 17 (5.26%) LAN
7 17 (5.26%) LDAP
8 15 (4.64%) WAN
9 14 (4.33%) Network Security
9 14 (4.33%) Skype
10 13 (4.02%) Wireless
11 12 (3.72%) VoIP
12 10 (3.10%) Extranet
13 9 (2.79%) VLAN
14 7 (2.17%) SSH
14 7 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (1.86%) Ethernet
15 6 (1.86%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (20.43%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.64%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.48%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.55%) MS Access
9 5 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.55%) SQLPlus
10 4 (1.24%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.93%) GIS
11 3 (0.93%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.93%) MySQL
11 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.79%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.24%) JIRA
4 3 (0.93%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.93%) MSI
5 2 (0.62%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.62%) NUnit
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.62%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.31%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.31%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.31%) Maven
6 1 (0.31%) Moq
6 1 (0.31%) NSubstitute
6 1 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.31%) Selenium
6 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.31%) Subversion
6 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 60 (18.58%) Finance
2 25 (7.74%) Banking
3 21 (6.50%) Legal
4 12 (3.72%) Law
5 6 (1.86%) Back Office
5 6 (1.86%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.55%) Advertising
6 5 (1.55%) Marketing
6 5 (1.55%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.24%) Billing
7 4 (1.24%) French Language
7 4 (1.24%) German Language
7 4 (1.24%) Portuguese Language
8 3 (0.93%) Retail
8 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.62%) Front Office
9 2 (0.62%) Publishing
10 1 (0.31%) Electronics
10 1 (0.31%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 55 (17.03%) Analyst
2 38 (11.76%) Developer
3 37 (11.46%) Support Engineer
4 33 (10.22%) Desktop Support
5 24 (7.43%) Windows Engineer
6 22 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (6.81%) Support Analyst
7 21 (6.50%) Service Analyst
8 20 (6.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 20 (6.19%) Desktop Engineer
9 18 (5.57%) Server Engineer
9 18 (5.57%) Systems Engineer
10 17 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
11 16 (4.95%) Administrator
11 16 (4.95%) Architect
12 14 (4.33%) DBA
13 13 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support
13 13 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (4.02%) Technical Support
14 12 (3.72%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.69%) .NET
2 30 (9.29%) ASP.NET
3 26 (8.05%) HTML
4 21 (6.50%) jQuery
5 19 (5.88%) Web Services
6 14 (4.33%) .NET Framework
6 14 (4.33%) Ajax
7 13 (4.02%) XML
8 12 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (3.72%) WCF
9 11 (3.41%) XHTML
10 10 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 10 (3.10%) Autofac
10 10 (3.10%) Entity Framework
10 10 (3.10%) Ninject
11 9 (2.79%) LLBLGen Pro
11 9 (2.79%) NHibernate
11 9 (2.79%) StructureMap
12 8 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 8 (2.48%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.38%) Blackberry
2 32 (9.91%) Computer Science
3 31 (9.60%) Data Centre
4 17 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.72%) Clustering
6 10 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.79%) Inversion of Control
7 9 (2.79%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.86%) PKI
8 6 (1.86%) Replication
8 6 (1.86%) Statistics
9 5 (1.55%) IVR
9 5 (1.55%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.24%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.24%) iPhone
10 4 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.24%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 221 (68.42%) Windows
2 111 (34.37%) Windows Server
3 80 (24.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (23.22%) Windows 7
5 52 (16.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (13.00%) Linux
7 37 (11.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (8.36%) Windows 8
9 24 (7.43%) Windows XP
10 18 (5.57%) Windows 10
11 15 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (4.02%) Unix
13 12 (3.72%) Mac OS X
14 10 (3.10%) Apple iOS
15 9 (2.79%) VMS
16 8 (2.48%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (2.17%) Android
17 7 (2.17%) Windows Phone
18 6 (1.86%) Mac OS
18 6 (1.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (36.22%) ITIL
2 55 (17.03%) Migration
3 28 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (7.74%) Change Management
5 24 (7.43%) ITIL V3
6 20 (6.19%) Project Management
7 19 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 17 (5.26%) CRM
8 17 (5.26%) Web Development
9 16 (4.95%) Time Management
10 15 (4.64%) Data Migration
10 15 (4.64%) MVC
11 14 (4.33%) Business Continuity
11 14 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (4.33%) Scrum
11 14 (4.33%) TDD
12 13 (4.02%) Problem Management
12 13 (4.02%) Service Management
13 12 (3.72%) Capacity Management
13 12 (3.72%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 76 (23.53%) SQL
2 62 (19.20%) PowerShell
3 38 (11.76%) C#
4 24 (7.43%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.95%) Java
5 16 (4.95%) T-SQL
6 14 (4.33%) VBScript
7 8 (2.48%) VBA
8 7 (2.17%) C
8 7 (2.17%) C++
9 6 (1.86%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.86%) Python
10 4 (1.24%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.93%) VB
11 3 (0.93%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.62%) Perl
12 2 (0.62%) VB6
12 2 (0.62%) XAML
13 1 (0.31%) Ruby
13 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 180 (55.73%) MCSE
2 88 (27.24%) MCSA
3 73 (22.60%) Degree
4 53 (16.41%) MCP
5 46 (14.24%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (13.62%) CCNA
7 37 (11.46%) MCITP
8 34 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 32 (9.91%) MCTS
10 22 (6.81%) MCDST
11 15 (4.64%) CISSP
11 15 (4.64%) MCSD
12 14 (4.33%) A+ Certification
12 14 (4.33%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (4.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 13 (4.02%) Security Cleared
14 11 (3.41%) CCNP
14 11 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (3.41%) MCPD
15 10 (3.10%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.10%) SLA
2 4 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.93%) QA
4 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.31%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 170 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 60 (18.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (10.53%) XenApp
4 32 (9.91%) Hyper-V
5 18 (5.57%) vSphere
6 13 (4.02%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (3.10%) VMware ESX
7 10 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.79%) UAG
9 8 (2.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (2.17%) XenDesktop
11 6 (1.86%) BitLocker
11 6 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.93%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.62%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.62%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.62%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (16.72%) SCCM
2 39 (12.07%) SCOM
3 14 (4.33%) WSUS
4 13 (4.02%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.17%) IBM BigFix
5 7 (2.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 6 (1.86%) MIIS
7 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.55%) WMI
8 4 (1.24%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.93%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.93%) vMotion
10 2 (0.62%) Casper Suite
10 2 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 237 (73.37%) Microsoft
2 95 (29.41%) VMware
3 79 (24.46%) Citrix
4 66 (20.43%) Cisco
5 37 (11.46%) Dell
6 32 (9.91%) Oracle
7 30 (9.29%) HP
8 26 (8.05%) NetApp
9 25 (7.74%) Symantec
10 16 (4.95%) Red Hat
11 15 (4.64%) Apple
11 15 (4.64%) IBM
12 11 (3.41%) EMC
13 9 (2.79%) Lotus
14 7 (2.17%) Avaya
14 7 (2.17%) Bloomberg
14 7 (2.17%) Intel Security
14 7 (2.17%) Reuters
15 6 (1.86%) Google
15 6 (1.86%) Juniper
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