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 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 282 199 202
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 165 251 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.72% 1.12% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.29% 7.00% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 185 155
Median daily rate £325 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 31
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £28.33 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+42.20% -
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
3844 3586 3899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.83% 16.06% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2719 2311 2630
Median daily rate £450 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 85 125
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.37% +4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 3 May 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
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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the London region over the 3 months to 3 May 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 +4 37 £313 -10.71% 17
Croydon -23 4 £433 +23.71%
Romford - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £240 - 1
Northwood 0 1 - -
Wembley - 1 £425 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £375 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 246 (73.65%) Microsoft
2 213 (63.77%) Windows
3 175 (52.40%) MCSE
4 170 (50.90%) Active Directory
5 118 (35.33%) ITIL
6 95 (28.44%) Windows Server
7 92 (27.54%) VMware
8 86 (25.75%) MS Office
8 86 (25.75%) Citrix
9 83 (24.85%) MCSA
10 82 (24.55%) MS Exchange
11 77 (23.05%) MS Excel
11 77 (23.05%) Degree
12 73 (21.86%) SQL
13 72 (21.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 71 (21.26%) Windows 7
15 65 (19.46%) Cisco
16 64 (19.16%) SQL Server
17 59 (17.66%) Finance
18 57 (17.07%) Migration
19 54 (16.17%) MCP
20 53 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
21 52 (15.57%) SCCM
21 52 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
21 52 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
22 49 (14.67%) CCNA
22 49 (14.67%) SharePoint
23 47 (14.07%) PowerShell
24 45 (13.47%) .NET
25 42 (12.57%) MCITP

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 82 (24.55%) MS Exchange
2 49 (14.67%) SharePoint
3 30 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (6.89%) Skype for Business
5 22 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (4.49%) IIS
7 14 (4.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (2.10%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.80%) Apache
11 6 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.80%) IBM Notes
12 4 (1.20%) ArcGIS
12 4 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.20%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (0.90%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.90%) Zimbra
14 2 (0.60%) Node.js
Applications
1 86 (25.75%) MS Office
2 77 (23.05%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.20%) MS Project
3 4 (1.20%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.30%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.30%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.30%) Eikon
4 1 (0.30%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.30%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.30%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.30%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (11.38%) Office 365
2 24 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.10%) OneDrive
5 6 (1.80%) Yammer
6 5 (1.50%) IaaS
7 4 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.60%) PaaS
8 2 (0.60%) SaaS
9 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.30%) GitHub
9 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (11.68%) Firewall
2 30 (8.98%) DNS
3 28 (8.38%) SAN
4 25 (7.49%) TCP/IP
5 24 (7.19%) VPN
6 19 (5.69%) LAN
7 17 (5.09%) WAN
8 14 (4.19%) Internet
8 14 (4.19%) Network Security
9 13 (3.89%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (3.59%) DHCP
10 12 (3.59%) Skype
11 11 (3.29%) VLAN
12 10 (2.99%) NetScaler
13 9 (2.69%) LDAP
14 8 (2.40%) Extranet
14 8 (2.40%) Wireless
15 7 (2.10%) SSH
15 7 (2.10%) VoIP
16 5 (1.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (19.16%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (5.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (4.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (3.59%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.69%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (2.40%) GIS
9 5 (1.50%) MS Access
9 5 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.20%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.20%) MySQL
10 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.90%) SQLPlus
12 2 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.50%) Eclipse
2 5 (1.50%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.20%) ClearCase
3 4 (1.20%) JIRA
4 2 (0.60%) MSI
4 2 (0.60%) NUnit
4 2 (0.60%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.30%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.30%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.30%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.30%) Moq
5 1 (0.30%) NSubstitute
5 1 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.30%) Subversion
5 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 59 (17.66%) Finance
2 22 (6.59%) Banking
3 13 (3.89%) Law
4 12 (3.59%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.59%) Legal
5 8 (2.40%) Advertising
6 6 (1.80%) Marketing
7 5 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.20%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.90%) French Language
9 3 (0.90%) German Language
9 3 (0.90%) Portuguese Language
9 3 (0.90%) Retail
10 2 (0.60%) Back Office
10 2 (0.60%) Front Office
10 2 (0.60%) Games
10 2 (0.60%) Publishing
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
11 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (19.76%) Analyst
2 42 (12.57%) Developer
3 37 (11.08%) Support Engineer
4 35 (10.48%) Desktop Support
5 30 (8.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (8.68%) Support Analyst
7 25 (7.49%) Service Analyst
8 19 (5.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 18 (5.39%) Desktop Engineer
9 18 (5.39%) Windows Engineer
10 17 (5.09%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (5.09%) Service Desk Analyst
10 17 (5.09%) Systems Engineer
11 16 (4.79%) Consultant
12 15 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (4.49%) Desktop Analyst
12 15 (4.49%) Server Engineer
13 14 (4.19%) Architect
14 13 (3.89%) .NET Developer
14 13 (3.89%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.47%) .NET
2 34 (10.18%) ASP.NET
3 27 (8.08%) Web Services
4 23 (6.89%) HTML
5 18 (5.39%) .NET Framework
6 17 (5.09%) jQuery
7 15 (4.49%) Ajax
8 13 (3.89%) WCF
8 13 (3.89%) XHTML
8 13 (3.89%) XML
9 12 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (3.59%) Entity Framework
10 11 (3.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 11 (3.29%) Autofac
10 11 (3.29%) Ninject
11 10 (2.99%) LLBLGen Pro
11 10 (2.99%) NHibernate
11 10 (2.99%) StructureMap
12 8 (2.40%) CSS
13 7 (2.10%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.98%) Blackberry
2 34 (10.18%) Computer Science
3 29 (8.68%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.89%) Replication
5 12 (3.59%) EMC VNX
5 12 (3.59%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.99%) Inversion of Control
6 10 (2.99%) N-Tier
7 9 (2.69%) Clustering
8 8 (2.40%) iPad
9 6 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.50%) PKI
10 5 (1.50%) Statistics
11 4 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.20%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.90%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.90%) iPhone
12 3 (0.90%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.90%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 213 (63.77%) Windows
2 95 (28.44%) Windows Server
3 72 (21.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 71 (21.26%) Windows 7
5 52 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (11.08%) Linux
8 24 (7.19%) Windows XP
9 23 (6.89%) Windows 8
10 15 (4.49%) Windows 2000 Server
11 13 (3.89%) Mac OS X
11 13 (3.89%) Windows 10
12 11 (3.29%) Unix
13 9 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (2.10%) VMS
15 6 (1.80%) CentOS
16 5 (1.50%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.50%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.90%) Android
17 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (35.33%) ITIL
2 57 (17.07%) Migration
3 27 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (6.89%) Data Migration
5 22 (6.59%) Time Management
6 20 (5.99%) Change Management
7 17 (5.09%) Project Management
8 16 (4.79%) CRM
8 16 (4.79%) ITIL V3
8 16 (4.79%) PRINCE2
8 16 (4.79%) Web Development
9 15 (4.49%) Configuration Management
9 15 (4.49%) MVC
10 14 (4.19%) TDD
11 13 (3.89%) Scrum
11 13 (3.89%) Service Management
12 11 (3.29%) Business Continuity
12 11 (3.29%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (3.29%) OOP
12 11 (3.29%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (21.86%) SQL
2 47 (14.07%) PowerShell
3 40 (11.98%) C#
4 27 (8.08%) JavaScript
5 20 (5.99%) T-SQL
6 12 (3.59%) Java
7 11 (3.29%) VB.NET
7 11 (3.29%) VBScript
8 8 (2.40%) C
9 7 (2.10%) VBA
10 6 (1.80%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.20%) C++
11 4 (1.20%) Python
11 4 (1.20%) VB
12 2 (0.60%) Perl
12 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.60%) VB6
12 2 (0.60%) XAML
13 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 175 (52.40%) MCSE
2 83 (24.85%) MCSA
3 77 (23.05%) Degree
4 54 (16.17%) MCP
5 53 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (14.67%) CCNA
7 42 (12.57%) MCITP
8 36 (10.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (7.49%) Security Cleared
10 23 (6.89%) MCDST
11 22 (6.59%) MCTS
12 17 (5.09%) MCSD
13 15 (4.49%) Citrix Certification
13 15 (4.49%) SC Cleared
14 13 (3.89%) CISSP
14 13 (3.89%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (3.59%) MCPD
16 11 (3.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 10 (2.99%) CCA
17 10 (2.99%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.19%) SLA
2 3 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.90%) QA
3 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 170 (50.90%) Active Directory
2 52 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (12.57%) XenApp
4 26 (7.78%) Hyper-V
5 24 (7.19%) vSphere
6 10 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (2.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 9 (2.69%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (1.80%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.50%) UAG
10 5 (1.50%) XenServer
11 3 (0.90%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.90%) NFS
11 3 (0.90%) Samba
11 3 (0.90%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.60%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 52 (15.57%) SCCM
2 36 (10.78%) SCOM
3 10 (2.99%) NetBackup
4 9 (2.69%) Backup Exec
5 8 (2.40%) WSUS
6 5 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
6 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (1.20%) IBM BigFix
7 4 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 4 (1.20%) WMI
8 3 (0.90%) Cacti
8 3 (0.90%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.90%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.60%) Puppet
9 2 (0.60%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.60%) vMotion
9 2 (0.60%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.60%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 246 (73.65%) Microsoft
2 92 (27.54%) VMware
3 86 (25.75%) Citrix
4 65 (19.46%) Cisco
5 32 (9.58%) Dell
6 27 (8.08%) HP
7 24 (7.19%) Oracle
8 20 (5.99%) EMC
9 17 (5.09%) NetApp
10 15 (4.49%) Symantec
11 11 (3.29%) Red Hat
12 10 (2.99%) SolarWinds
13 9 (2.69%) Apple
13 9 (2.69%) CommVault
14 8 (2.40%) Google
14 8 (2.40%) IBM
15 7 (2.10%) Bloomberg
15 7 (2.10%) Intel Security
15 7 (2.10%) Lotus
16 6 (1.80%) Reuters
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