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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 188 160 163
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 270 351 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.11% 1.38% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.21% 9.29% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 182 172
Average daily rate
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£400 £358 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.88% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 29
Average hourly rate £19.43 £19.60 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.89% +0.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.64 £11.40 £14.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £24.20 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.49 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-8.51% +12.83%
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
3747 3777 3703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.47% 14.87% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2423 2383 2212
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 103 136
Average hourly rate £20.25 £22.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.95% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 -11 56 £438 +25.00% 37
Orpington +3 1 - -
Hammersmith 0 1 - -
Uxbridge -4 1 £475 -5.00% 1
Enfield - 1 £400 - 2
Harrow - - - - 2
Hayes - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - - 2
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 400 (71.81%) Microsoft
2 365 (65.53%) Windows
3 282 (50.63%) MCSE
4 216 (38.78%) Active Directory
5 173 (31.06%) MCITP
6 165 (29.62%) VMware
7 164 (29.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 153 (27.47%) MS Exchange
8 153 (27.47%) ITIL
9 148 (26.57%) MS Excel
10 143 (25.67%) SQL Server
11 123 (22.08%) Citrix
12 116 (20.83%) SQL
13 112 (20.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 106 (19.03%) Windows 7
15 100 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
16 98 (17.59%) DNS
17 92 (16.52%) Exchange Server 2010
18 89 (15.98%) Finance
18 89 (15.98%) MCTS
19 88 (15.80%) SharePoint
19 88 (15.80%) Windows Server 2012
20 85 (15.26%) MCSA
20 85 (15.26%) MCP
21 80 (14.36%) Cisco
22 77 (13.82%) PowerShell
23 76 (13.64%) DHCP
24 73 (13.11%) MS Office
25 72 (12.93%) Degree
26 71 (12.75%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 153 (27.47%) MS Exchange
2 92 (16.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 88 (15.80%) SharePoint
4 64 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 59 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 45 (8.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 37 (6.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 29 (5.21%) Lync
9 27 (4.85%) IIS
10 26 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 20 (3.59%) SharePoint 2013
12 19 (3.41%) SharePoint Server
13 12 (2.15%) Apache
14 11 (1.97%) Tomcat
15 9 (1.62%) WebSphere
16 7 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (1.08%) IBM Notes
18 4 (0.72%) Apache Pig
19 3 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 148 (26.57%) MS Excel
2 73 (13.11%) MS Office
3 11 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.80%) MS Project
5 6 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) SPSS
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.33%) assyst
3 6 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.54%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.97%) Office 365
2 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 98 (17.59%) DNS
2 76 (13.64%) DHCP
3 71 (12.75%) Firewall
4 69 (12.39%) SAN
5 66 (11.85%) TCP/IP
6 50 (8.98%) WAN
7 43 (7.72%) LAN
8 27 (4.85%) Internet
9 19 (3.41%) Network Security
10 16 (2.87%) Intranet
10 16 (2.87%) VoIP
11 15 (2.69%) Wireless
12 12 (2.15%) VPN
13 11 (1.97%) SMTP
13 11 (1.97%) iSCSI
13 11 (1.97%) NAS
13 11 (1.97%) NetScaler
14 10 (1.80%) IP Telephony
14 10 (1.80%) Extranet
15 9 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (25.67%) SQL Server
2 66 (11.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (11.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (9.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 33 (5.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 32 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (2.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 11 (1.97%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (1.62%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.62%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (1.62%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.44%) MySQL
13 7 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.26%) DTS
14 5 (0.90%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.72%) Apache Hive
15 4 (0.72%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 31 (5.57%) Visual Studio
2 21 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.44%) Subversion
4 5 (0.90%) CruiseControl
4 5 (0.90%) TeamCity
4 5 (0.90%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.72%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.72%) MSTest
5 4 (0.72%) MSI
6 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.54%) JIRA
7 2 (0.36%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.18%) NUnit
8 1 (0.18%) Selenium
8 1 (0.18%) Moq
8 1 (0.18%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 89 (15.98%) Finance
2 47 (8.44%) Banking
3 23 (4.13%) Advertising
3 23 (4.13%) Law
4 16 (2.87%) Marketing
5 15 (2.69%) Front Office
5 15 (2.69%) French Language
6 14 (2.51%) Spanish Language
6 14 (2.51%) Mandarin Language
7 13 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 12 (2.15%) Retail
9 10 (1.80%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.80%) Back Office
10 7 (1.26%) Legal
11 6 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.72%) International Banking
13 3 (0.54%) Games
13 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 94 (16.88%) Analyst
2 62 (11.13%) Developer
3 47 (8.44%) Consultant
4 45 (8.08%) Support Engineer
5 40 (7.18%) Support Analyst
6 39 (7.00%) Desktop Support
7 37 (6.64%) DBA
8 36 (6.46%) Administrator
9 35 (6.28%) Architect
10 33 (5.92%) SQL DBA
11 30 (5.39%) Systems Engineer
12 28 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 26 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support
14 21 (3.77%) Server Engineer
14 21 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
15 20 (3.59%) SharePoint Developer
16 19 (3.41%) SQL Developer
16 19 (3.41%) Trainer
17 18 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
18 17 (3.05%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (11.31%) .NET
2 38 (6.82%) ASP.NET
2 38 (6.82%) HTML
3 27 (4.85%) jQuery
4 26 (4.67%) Web Services
5 24 (4.31%) CSS
6 23 (4.13%) WCF
7 19 (3.41%) XML
8 18 (3.23%) .NET Framework
9 16 (2.87%) Middleware
10 12 (2.15%) XSLT
10 12 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (1.62%) HTML5
11 9 (1.62%) Ajax
12 7 (1.26%) WF
12 7 (1.26%) JMS
12 7 (1.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 6 (1.08%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (1.08%) WPF
13 6 (1.08%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.34%) Blackberry
2 38 (6.82%) Clustering
3 30 (5.39%) Computer Science
4 26 (4.67%) Replication
5 19 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.15%) Data Integration
7 11 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.26%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.26%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.08%) iPhone
9 6 (1.08%) CMDB
9 6 (1.08%) Derivative
9 6 (1.08%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.08%) Grid Computing
9 6 (1.08%) PKI
10 5 (0.90%) Statistics
10 5 (0.90%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.90%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.72%) iPad
11 4 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 365 (65.53%) Windows
2 164 (29.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 112 (20.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 106 (19.03%) Windows 7
5 88 (15.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (10.23%) Windows XP
7 51 (9.16%) Linux
8 21 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (3.59%) Windows 8
10 18 (3.23%) UNIX
11 13 (2.33%) Windows Vista
12 11 (1.97%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.62%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (1.44%) Windows 2000
15 6 (1.08%) Solaris
16 3 (0.54%) CentOS
16 3 (0.54%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.54%) Android
17 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (27.47%) ITIL
2 46 (8.26%) Migration
3 40 (7.18%) Project Management
4 37 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (5.57%) CRM
6 30 (5.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 28 (5.03%) Performance Tuning
8 25 (4.49%) Change Management
9 20 (3.59%) Service Management
9 20 (3.59%) Change Control
10 19 (3.41%) Service Delivery
10 19 (3.41%) ETL
10 19 (3.41%) MVC
11 18 (3.23%) Information Security
11 18 (3.23%) Incident Management
11 18 (3.23%) Configuration Management
11 18 (3.23%) Problem Management
12 17 (3.05%) Data Modelling
12 17 (3.05%) PRINCE2
12 17 (3.05%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 116 (20.83%) SQL
2 77 (13.82%) PowerShell
3 50 (8.98%) T-SQL
3 50 (8.98%) C#
4 37 (6.64%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.69%) Perl
6 13 (2.33%) VB
7 11 (1.97%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.62%) Python
8 9 (1.62%) Java
9 8 (1.44%) VBScript
10 7 (1.26%) C-shell
10 7 (1.26%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.26%) Jython
10 7 (1.26%) Korn
11 6 (1.08%) VBA
11 6 (1.08%) C++
12 5 (0.90%) C
13 4 (0.72%) PHP
13 4 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 282 (50.63%) MCSE
2 173 (31.06%) MCITP
3 89 (15.98%) MCTS
4 85 (15.26%) MCSA
4 85 (15.26%) MCP
5 72 (12.93%) Degree
6 61 (10.95%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (8.80%) CCNA
8 40 (7.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 27 (4.85%) MCSD
10 24 (4.31%) CCNP
11 21 (3.77%) MCT
11 21 (3.77%) CISSP
12 19 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
14 17 (3.05%) MCDBA
14 17 (3.05%) Security Cleared
15 15 (2.69%) CCA
15 15 (2.69%) CEH
16 13 (2.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.39%) SLA
2 14 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.80%) QA
4 7 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 216 (38.78%) Active Directory
2 100 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (7.72%) XenApp
4 39 (7.00%) Hyper-V
5 36 (6.46%) vSphere
6 33 (5.92%) VMware ESX
7 13 (2.33%) XenServer
8 12 (2.15%) Terminal Services
9 11 (1.97%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.80%) NFS
10 10 (1.80%) ISA Server
11 7 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.26%) XenDesktop
12 6 (1.08%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (0.90%) Xen
13 5 (0.90%) vCloud
14 4 (0.72%) HDFS
15 3 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 61 (10.95%) SCCM
2 32 (5.75%) SCOM
3 22 (3.95%) Backup Exec
4 10 (1.80%) BladeLogic
5 9 (1.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 8 (1.44%) SCVMM
6 8 (1.44%) Data Guard
6 8 (1.44%) Puppet
6 8 (1.44%) MAILsweeper
6 8 (1.44%) WMI
7 6 (1.08%) WSUS
7 6 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.08%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.90%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.72%) Oozie
9 4 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.54%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.54%) Opsview
10 3 (0.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 400 (71.81%) Microsoft
2 165 (29.62%) VMware
3 123 (22.08%) Citrix
4 80 (14.36%) Cisco
5 62 (11.13%) HP
6 37 (6.64%) Symantec
7 27 (4.85%) Oracle
8 21 (3.77%) IBM
8 21 (3.77%) Avaya
8 21 (3.77%) SolarWinds
9 20 (3.59%) NetApp
10 18 (3.23%) EMC
10 18 (3.23%) Apple
11 17 (3.05%) Dell
12 16 (2.87%) Red Hat
12 16 (2.87%) Juniper
13 14 (2.51%) F5
14 12 (2.15%) Remedy
15 10 (1.80%) CheckPoint
16 9 (1.62%) Reuters
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £140 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Up to £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
West London
British Film Institute
Rate: From £34,446 to £40,296 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago