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 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 196 187 177
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 263 268 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.13% 1.17% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.37% 7.35% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 168 148
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £175 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £306
% change year-on-year
+8.80% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 30
Average hourly rate £19.61 £17.50 £18.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.02% -6.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £22.50 £28.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -7.95%
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
3568 3644 3421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.29% 15.90% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2296 2398 2075
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 110 129
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.47 £15.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £38.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 2015.

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 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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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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 64 £375 - 33
Croydon -3 9 £500 +28.20% 2
Bromley - 3 £250 - 4
Uxbridge +4 2 £160 -61.21%
Wembley - 2 £300 - 1
Docklands, London -7 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £195 -
Lewisham - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 396 (76.01%) Microsoft
2 359 (68.91%) Windows
3 305 (58.54%) MCSE
4 252 (48.37%) Active Directory
5 217 (41.65%) VMware
6 173 (33.21%) ITIL
7 138 (26.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 130 (24.95%) Cisco
8 130 (24.95%) MCITP
9 127 (24.38%) MS Excel
10 122 (23.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 120 (23.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 112 (21.50%) Citrix
13 105 (20.15%) Windows 7
14 102 (19.58%) MS Exchange
15 99 (19.00%) MCSA
16 96 (18.43%) Cisco Certification
17 95 (18.23%) MS Office
18 87 (16.70%) Finance
19 84 (16.12%) SAN
20 82 (15.74%) SQL Server
20 82 (15.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 81 (15.55%) Linux
22 80 (15.36%) SQL
23 78 (14.97%) MCP
24 77 (14.78%) LAN
25 72 (13.82%) CCNA
26 71 (13.63%) Windows Server 2003
27 67 (12.86%) TCP/IP
28 64 (12.28%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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
1 102 (19.58%) MS Exchange
2 49 (9.40%) SharePoint
3 38 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (6.91%) Lync
5 32 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (4.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 20 (3.84%) IIS
9 16 (3.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (3.07%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.15%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.96%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.19%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.19%) Apache
15 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 127 (24.38%) MS Excel
2 95 (18.23%) MS Office
3 13 (2.50%) MS Project
3 13 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 12 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.38%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.38%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 31 (5.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.76%) Office 365
2 18 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.11%) SaaS
4 7 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.96%) PaaS
5 5 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.58%) IaaS
6 3 (0.58%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 84 (16.12%) SAN
2 77 (14.78%) LAN
3 67 (12.86%) TCP/IP
4 64 (12.28%) DNS
5 63 (12.09%) WAN
6 61 (11.71%) Firewall
7 44 (8.45%) DHCP
8 35 (6.72%) VPN
9 31 (5.95%) Internet
10 24 (4.61%) NAS
11 21 (4.03%) Cisco IOS
12 19 (3.65%) VLAN
13 18 (3.45%) Network Security
14 17 (3.26%) NetScaler
15 13 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (2.50%) VoIP
16 12 (2.30%) SSL
17 10 (1.92%) MPLS
17 10 (1.92%) SMTP
18 9 (1.73%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (4.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (4.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 20 (3.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.15%) Big Data
10 5 (0.96%) QlikView
10 5 (0.96%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.96%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.77%) MySQL
12 3 (0.58%) MS Access
12 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.58%) Spotfire
12 3 (0.58%) OLTP
12 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.38%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (2.11%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.96%) JIRA
2 5 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.38%) MSI
4 2 (0.38%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.19%) Moq
5 1 (0.19%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.19%) NUnit
5 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.19%) Selenium
5 1 (0.19%) Fiddler
General
1 87 (16.70%) Finance
2 35 (6.72%) Banking
3 18 (3.45%) Legal
4 17 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.11%) Advertising
6 10 (1.92%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.73%) Law
7 9 (1.73%) French Language
8 7 (1.34%) Spanish Language
9 6 (1.15%) Marketing
9 6 (1.15%) Back Office
9 6 (1.15%) Retail
10 5 (0.96%) German Language
11 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.58%) Electronics
11 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.38%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.19%) Front Office
13 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 80 (15.36%) Analyst
2 55 (10.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 54 (10.36%) Support Engineer
4 47 (9.02%) Support Analyst
5 44 (8.45%) Developer
6 36 (6.91%) Administrator
7 32 (6.14%) Desktop Support
8 30 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 30 (5.76%) Server Engineer
9 26 (4.99%) 2nd Line Support
9 26 (4.99%) Architect
10 24 (4.61%) Desktop Analyst
11 23 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
11 23 (4.41%) IT Support
12 22 (4.22%) Consultant
13 21 (4.03%) Service Analyst
13 21 (4.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 21 (4.03%) Service Desk Analyst
14 19 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
15 16 (3.07%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (9.79%) .NET
2 24 (4.61%) XML
3 23 (4.41%) Web Services
4 21 (4.03%) ASP.NET
5 18 (3.45%) .NET Framework
6 14 (2.69%) WCF
7 11 (2.11%) CSS
8 10 (1.92%) LINQ
8 10 (1.92%) Entity Framework
9 9 (1.73%) HTML
9 9 (1.73%) SOAP
10 8 (1.54%) Application Packaging
11 6 (1.15%) JSP
11 6 (1.15%) jQuery
12 5 (0.96%) JMS
13 4 (0.77%) LAMP
13 4 (0.77%) COM
13 4 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (0.58%) WPF
14 3 (0.58%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.98%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.37%) Blackberry
4 20 (3.84%) Video Conferencing
5 19 (3.65%) Clustering
6 16 (3.07%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.69%) Replication
8 13 (2.50%) PKI
9 12 (2.30%) Management Information System
10 11 (2.11%) NHS
11 7 (1.34%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.34%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.34%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.34%) EMC VNX
12 6 (1.15%) iPhone
12 6 (1.15%) iPad
13 5 (0.96%) EqualLogic
13 5 (0.96%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.77%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.77%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 359 (68.91%) Windows
2 138 (26.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 120 (23.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 105 (20.15%) Windows 7
5 81 (15.55%) Linux
6 71 (13.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (7.10%) Windows 8
8 35 (6.72%) UNIX
9 32 (6.14%) Windows XP
10 14 (2.69%) Android
11 9 (1.73%) Debian
12 8 (1.54%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.54%) Solaris
12 8 (1.54%) Mac OS X
13 7 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.15%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (0.96%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.58%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.58%) CentOS
17 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (33.21%) ITIL
2 60 (11.52%) Project Management
3 48 (9.21%) Migration
4 38 (7.29%) CRM
5 30 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (4.99%) PRINCE2
7 25 (4.80%) Change Management
7 25 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (4.22%) Server Building
9 19 (3.65%) Service Management
10 18 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (3.45%) Service Delivery
11 17 (3.26%) Problem Management
12 14 (2.69%) TOGAF
12 14 (2.69%) Analytics
13 13 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
13 13 (2.50%) Incident Management
13 13 (2.50%) Configuration Management
14 12 (2.30%) Data Analysis
14 12 (2.30%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 80 (15.36%) SQL
2 58 (11.13%) PowerShell
3 26 (4.99%) C#
4 25 (4.80%) T-SQL
5 22 (4.22%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.69%) C
7 11 (2.11%) Java
8 9 (1.73%) Perl
9 5 (0.96%) VBScript
9 5 (0.96%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.96%) R
10 4 (0.77%) Python
11 3 (0.58%) VB
11 3 (0.58%) XMLA
12 2 (0.38%) X++
12 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.19%) VB6
13 1 (0.19%) VBA
13 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 305 (58.54%) MCSE
2 130 (24.95%) MCITP
3 99 (19.00%) MCSA
4 96 (18.43%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (15.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 78 (14.97%) MCP
7 72 (13.82%) CCNA
8 50 (9.60%) MCTS
9 48 (9.21%) Security Cleared
10 44 (8.45%) Degree
11 36 (6.91%) Citrix Certification
12 28 (5.37%) SC Cleared
13 25 (4.80%) MCDST
13 25 (4.80%) CCNP
14 22 (4.22%) CCA
15 20 (3.84%) A+ Certification
15 20 (3.84%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (2.69%) DV Cleared
17 13 (2.50%) CISSP
18 12 (2.30%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.22%) SLA
2 14 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.92%) QA
4 7 (1.34%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.96%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.38%) BS7799
7 1 (0.19%) GxP
7 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 252 (48.37%) Active Directory
2 122 (23.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (9.60%) vSphere
4 45 (8.64%) XenApp
5 38 (7.29%) Hyper-V
6 17 (3.26%) VMware ESX
6 17 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (3.07%) XenDesktop
8 11 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (1.92%) VMware Server
10 9 (1.73%) vCloud
11 6 (1.15%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.96%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.96%) Xen
13 4 (0.77%) NFS
14 3 (0.58%) XenServer
14 3 (0.58%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.38%) KVM
15 2 (0.38%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 42 (8.06%) SCCM
2 25 (4.80%) SCOM
3 13 (2.50%) Backup Exec
4 9 (1.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (1.34%) Tivoli
5 7 (1.34%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.34%) Puppet
6 6 (1.15%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.96%) Casper Suite
7 5 (0.96%) HP SIM
7 5 (0.96%) Legato
8 4 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (0.77%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.77%) SnapVault
9 3 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.58%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.58%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.58%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 396 (76.01%) Microsoft
2 217 (41.65%) VMware
3 130 (24.95%) Cisco
4 112 (21.50%) Citrix
5 57 (10.94%) HP
6 51 (9.79%) NetApp
7 28 (5.37%) Apple
8 26 (4.99%) Dell
9 22 (4.22%) IBM
10 21 (4.03%) Symantec
11 18 (3.45%) EMC
11 18 (3.45%) Juniper
12 15 (2.88%) Oracle
12 15 (2.88%) Red Hat
13 14 (2.69%) AppSense
13 14 (2.69%) 3PAR
14 12 (2.30%) CheckPoint
15 11 (2.11%) McAfee
16 9 (1.73%) Remedy
16 9 (1.73%) CommVault
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City, London
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City, London
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City, London
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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Rate: £200 - £240 per day
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City, London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £17.26 - £18.70 per hour
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London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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City of London
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Rate: £350 - £500 per day
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London
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
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London
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