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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 240 216 184
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 171 216 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.80% 1.03% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.41% 6.01% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 136 150
Average daily rate £340 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 23
Average hourly rate £13.17 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £28.75 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.97% +5.13%
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
3877 3595 3730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.25% 17.13% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2645 2400 2329
Average daily rate £450 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 80 79
Average hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the London region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +29 30 £300 -28.57% 25
Ilford +4 3 £375 -
Wembley -1 2 £300 -40.00%
Westminster - 2 - -
Croydon -12 1 £500 +212.50% 1
Edgware - 1 £415 -
Romford - 1 - -
Ealing - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £105 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 257 (75.37%) Microsoft
2 237 (69.50%) Windows
3 177 (51.91%) MCSE
4 176 (51.61%) Active Directory
5 130 (38.12%) ITIL
6 109 (31.96%) Windows Server
7 91 (26.69%) MS Office
8 90 (26.39%) Citrix
9 89 (26.10%) MS Exchange
10 86 (25.22%) VMware
11 80 (23.46%) MS Excel
12 77 (22.58%) SQL
13 76 (22.29%) Finance
14 75 (21.99%) Cisco
15 72 (21.11%) Windows 7
16 71 (20.82%) MCSA
17 70 (20.53%) Degree
18 68 (19.94%) Windows Server 2008
19 67 (19.65%) SQL Server
20 62 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
21 55 (16.13%) CCNA
22 52 (15.25%) MCP
23 51 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
24 50 (14.66%) SCCM
25 48 (14.08%) Blackberry
26 47 (13.78%) SharePoint
27 45 (13.20%) Migration
28 44 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
29 41 (12.02%) MCITP
29 41 (12.02%) XenApp

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 89 (26.10%) MS Exchange
2 47 (13.78%) SharePoint
3 30 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (7.33%) IIS
5 23 (6.74%) Skype for Business
6 21 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (3.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (3.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (2.64%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.17%) Apache
11 4 (1.17%) ArcGIS
11 4 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.17%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.17%) WebSphere Portal
12 3 (0.88%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.59%) Node.js
13 2 (0.59%) Zimbra
Applications
1 91 (26.69%) MS Office
2 80 (23.46%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.17%) Relativity
2 4 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 37 (10.85%) Office 365
2 18 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.47%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.17%) Yammer
6 3 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.59%) IaaS
7 2 (0.59%) SaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.29%) GitHub
8 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.29%) PaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.85%) TCP/IP
2 36 (10.56%) VPN
3 34 (9.97%) LAN
4 33 (9.68%) Firewall
4 33 (9.68%) SAN
5 32 (9.38%) DNS
6 30 (8.80%) WAN
7 21 (6.16%) DHCP
8 20 (5.87%) VLAN
9 18 (5.28%) Internet
10 17 (4.99%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (3.81%) NetScaler
11 13 (3.81%) Wireless
12 12 (3.52%) Skype
12 12 (3.52%) VoIP
13 10 (2.93%) Network Security
14 8 (2.35%) SNMP
15 7 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (2.05%) SSH
15 7 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (19.65%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.93%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.64%) GIS
8 9 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (2.35%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.47%) Big Data
10 5 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.47%) MySQL
10 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.88%) OLAP
12 3 (0.88%) OLAP Cube
13 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.17%) ClearCase
2 4 (1.17%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.88%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.59%) JIRA
4 2 (0.59%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.29%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.29%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.29%) Moq
5 1 (0.29%) MSI
5 1 (0.29%) NSubstitute
5 1 (0.29%) NUnit
5 1 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.29%) Selenium
5 1 (0.29%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.29%) tSQLt
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 76 (22.29%) Finance
2 25 (7.33%) Banking
3 14 (4.11%) Law
4 13 (3.81%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.05%) Advertising
5 7 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.47%) Korean Language
6 5 (1.47%) Legal
6 5 (1.47%) Marketing
7 2 (0.59%) French Language
7 2 (0.59%) Front Office
7 2 (0.59%) German Language
7 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.59%) Publishing
7 2 (0.59%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 85 (24.93%) Analyst
2 40 (11.73%) Support Analyst
3 34 (9.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 31 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 31 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 30 (8.80%) Developer
6 27 (7.92%) Support Engineer
7 23 (6.74%) Consultant
8 21 (6.16%) Service Desk Analyst
9 20 (5.87%) 3rd Line Support
9 20 (5.87%) IT Support
10 18 (5.28%) Desktop Analyst
11 16 (4.69%) 1st Line Support
11 16 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
11 16 (4.69%) IT Analyst
12 15 (4.40%) Architect
13 14 (4.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 13 (3.81%) Desktop Engineer
14 13 (3.81%) IT Support Analyst
15 12 (3.52%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.68%) .NET
2 26 (7.62%) Web Services
3 18 (5.28%) ASP.NET
4 16 (4.69%) HTML
5 13 (3.81%) .NET Framework
6 12 (3.52%) XML
7 10 (2.93%) WCF
8 9 (2.64%) jQuery
9 8 (2.35%) CSS
9 8 (2.35%) Entity Framework
10 7 (2.05%) Ajax
10 7 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (2.05%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (2.05%) XHTML
11 6 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 6 (1.76%) Autofac
11 6 (1.76%) Ninject
11 6 (1.76%) SAML
12 5 (1.47%) LLBLGen Pro
12 5 (1.47%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.08%) Blackberry
2 29 (8.50%) Data Centre
3 25 (7.33%) Computer Science
4 19 (5.57%) Video Conferencing
5 15 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 14 (4.11%) Replication
7 11 (3.23%) EMC VNX
8 10 (2.93%) Client/Server
8 10 (2.93%) Clustering
8 10 (2.93%) iPad
9 6 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.76%) NHS
10 5 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.47%) iPhone
10 5 (1.47%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.47%) PDA
10 5 (1.47%) PKI
11 3 (0.88%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.88%) Statistics
11 3 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 237 (69.50%) Windows
2 109 (31.96%) Windows Server
3 72 (21.11%) Windows 7
4 68 (19.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (11.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (10.26%) Linux
8 21 (6.16%) Windows 8
9 15 (4.40%) Windows XP
10 13 (3.81%) Windows 2000 Server
11 12 (3.52%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.76%) Unix
12 6 (1.76%) Windows 10
13 5 (1.47%) Android
13 5 (1.47%) CentOS
13 5 (1.47%) VMS
14 4 (1.17%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.88%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (38.12%) ITIL
2 45 (13.20%) Migration
3 25 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (5.57%) Change Management
4 19 (5.57%) Data Migration
5 18 (5.28%) Time Management
6 14 (4.11%) Configuration Management
6 14 (4.11%) Service Management
7 13 (3.81%) PRINCE2
8 12 (3.52%) Information Security
8 12 (3.52%) Network Management
9 11 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (2.93%) CRM
10 10 (2.93%) ITSM
10 10 (2.93%) Process Management
11 9 (2.64%) Change Control
11 9 (2.64%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (2.64%) ITIL V3
11 9 (2.64%) MVC
11 9 (2.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (22.58%) SQL
2 29 (8.50%) PowerShell
3 24 (7.04%) C#
4 22 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 21 (6.16%) T-SQL
6 9 (2.64%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.05%) C
7 7 (2.05%) Java
7 7 (2.05%) VBScript
8 6 (1.76%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.76%) Python
9 5 (1.47%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.59%) VB
10 2 (0.59%) VBA
11 1 (0.29%) Ruby
11 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.29%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 177 (51.91%) MCSE
2 71 (20.82%) MCSA
3 70 (20.53%) Degree
4 62 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (16.13%) CCNA
6 52 (15.25%) MCP
7 41 (12.02%) MCITP
8 32 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 24 (7.04%) Citrix Certification
9 24 (7.04%) MCDST
9 24 (7.04%) Security Cleared
10 18 (5.28%) A+ Certification
11 16 (4.69%) CCA
12 15 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (4.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 15 (4.40%) MCTS
12 15 (4.40%) SC Cleared
13 13 (3.81%) CCNP
14 10 (2.93%) CCEE
14 10 (2.93%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.87%) SLA
2 8 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 176 (51.61%) Active Directory
2 44 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (12.02%) XenApp
4 29 (8.50%) vSphere
5 22 (6.45%) Hyper-V
6 19 (5.57%) XenDesktop
7 14 (4.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (3.52%) XenServer
9 9 (2.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 5 (1.47%) MetaFrame
10 5 (1.47%) Terminal Server
10 5 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.17%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.17%) vCloud
12 3 (0.88%) NFS
12 3 (0.88%) Samba
13 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.29%) KVM
13 1 (0.29%) Snort
13 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 50 (14.66%) SCCM
2 26 (7.62%) SCOM
3 10 (2.93%) NetBackup
4 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (1.76%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.47%) Ansible
6 5 (1.47%) Cacti
6 5 (1.47%) Nagios
6 5 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.47%) Puppet
6 5 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (1.47%) WSUS
7 4 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.17%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.88%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.88%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.88%) WMI
9 2 (0.59%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.59%) SCSM
Vendors
1 257 (75.37%) Microsoft
2 90 (26.39%) Citrix
3 86 (25.22%) VMware
4 75 (21.99%) Cisco
5 29 (8.50%) HP
6 24 (7.04%) Oracle
7 21 (6.16%) Dell
8 17 (4.99%) EMC
8 17 (4.99%) Symantec
9 14 (4.11%) CommVault
10 12 (3.52%) SolarWinds
11 11 (3.23%) CheckPoint
12 10 (2.93%) Google
12 10 (2.93%) Red Hat
13 8 (2.35%) Apple
13 8 (2.35%) Juniper
13 8 (2.35%) NetApp
14 7 (2.05%) Intel Security
15 6 (1.76%) AppSense
15 6 (1.76%) Remedy
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