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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 177 169 155
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 281 325 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.16% 1.29% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.46% 8.71% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 172 177
Average daily rate
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£390 £364 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.21% +6.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £212
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 21 24 32
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.14 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +3.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.54 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £24.28 £24.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.82 £17.49 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +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
3765 3731 3714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.51% 14.80% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2406 2344 2206
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £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 98 103 143
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.65 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -4 60 £431 +23.21% 34
Hammersmith -1 2 - -
Orpington +3 1 - -
Uxbridge -2 1 £475 -5.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -3 1 - -
Enfield - 1 £400 - 2
Harrow - - - - 1
Hayes - - - - 2
Hounslow - - - - 1
Barnet - - - - 1
Bexley - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - - 4
New Malden - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 391 (70.96%) Microsoft
2 366 (66.42%) Windows
3 286 (51.91%) MCSE
4 220 (39.93%) Active Directory
5 176 (31.94%) MCITP
6 169 (30.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 167 (30.31%) VMware
8 155 (28.13%) MS Exchange
9 151 (27.40%) ITIL
10 148 (26.86%) MS Excel
11 140 (25.41%) SQL Server
12 129 (23.41%) Citrix
13 116 (21.05%) SQL
14 112 (20.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 109 (19.78%) Windows 7
16 103 (18.69%) VMware Infrastructure
17 100 (18.15%) DNS
18 94 (17.06%) Finance
18 94 (17.06%) Exchange Server 2010
19 89 (16.15%) MCTS
20 88 (15.97%) MCP
21 87 (15.79%) MCSA
22 85 (15.43%) Windows Server 2012
23 84 (15.25%) SharePoint
24 81 (14.70%) Cisco
25 75 (13.61%) DHCP
25 75 (13.61%) MS Office
25 75 (13.61%) PowerShell
26 72 (13.07%) Degree
27 70 (12.70%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 155 (28.13%) MS Exchange
2 94 (17.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 84 (15.25%) SharePoint
4 64 (11.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 59 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 43 (7.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 41 (7.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 26 (4.72%) Lync
9 25 (4.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 24 (4.36%) IIS
11 19 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
12 18 (3.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (1.45%) Apache
14 7 (1.27%) Tomcat
15 6 (1.09%) WebSphere
15 6 (1.09%) IBM Notes
15 6 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.73%) Apache Pig
16 4 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
17 3 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 148 (26.86%) MS Excel
2 75 (13.61%) MS Office
3 8 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.27%) MS Project
5 6 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) SPSS
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.18%) assyst
3 6 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.36%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.18%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.18%) 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
1 100 (18.15%) DNS
2 75 (13.61%) DHCP
3 70 (12.70%) Firewall
4 69 (12.52%) TCP/IP
5 68 (12.34%) SAN
6 51 (9.26%) WAN
7 45 (8.17%) LAN
8 29 (5.26%) Internet
9 18 (3.27%) Network Security
10 17 (3.09%) Wireless
11 16 (2.90%) VoIP
12 14 (2.54%) Intranet
12 14 (2.54%) VPN
13 12 (2.18%) NAS
14 11 (2.00%) SMTP
14 11 (2.00%) IP Telephony
14 11 (2.00%) iSCSI
15 10 (1.81%) NetScaler
16 9 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (1.45%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (25.41%) SQL Server
2 67 (12.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (11.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (9.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 33 (5.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 33 (5.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (2.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 11 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 11 (2.00%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.63%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.45%) DTS
12 7 (1.27%) MySQL
12 7 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.91%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.73%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.73%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 30 (5.44%) Visual Studio
2 20 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.45%) Subversion
4 5 (0.91%) CruiseControl
4 5 (0.91%) TeamCity
4 5 (0.91%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.73%) MSTest
5 4 (0.73%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.73%) MSI
6 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.36%) JIRA
7 2 (0.36%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.18%) NUnit
8 1 (0.18%) Selenium
8 1 (0.18%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.18%) Moq
8 1 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 94 (17.06%) Finance
2 46 (8.35%) Banking
3 24 (4.36%) Law
4 23 (4.17%) Advertising
5 16 (2.90%) Marketing
6 15 (2.72%) Front Office
6 15 (2.72%) French Language
7 14 (2.54%) Spanish Language
7 14 (2.54%) Mandarin Language
8 13 (2.36%) Retail
8 13 (2.36%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.81%) Back Office
10 9 (1.63%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.45%) Legal
12 6 (1.09%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.73%) International Banking
14 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.54%) Games
15 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 96 (17.42%) Analyst
2 58 (10.53%) Developer
3 47 (8.53%) Support Engineer
4 43 (7.80%) Support Analyst
5 42 (7.62%) Consultant
6 39 (7.08%) Desktop Support
7 37 (6.72%) DBA
8 36 (6.53%) Administrator
9 34 (6.17%) Architect
10 33 (5.99%) SQL DBA
11 29 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
12 28 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
13 26 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 22 (3.99%) Server Engineer
15 21 (3.81%) Desktop Engineer
16 19 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
16 19 (3.45%) SQL Developer
16 19 (3.45%) SharePoint Developer
17 18 (3.27%) Trainer
18 17 (3.09%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (10.71%) .NET
2 36 (6.53%) HTML
3 35 (6.35%) ASP.NET
4 27 (4.90%) jQuery
5 24 (4.36%) CSS
6 22 (3.99%) Web Services
7 21 (3.81%) WCF
8 18 (3.27%) .NET Framework
8 18 (3.27%) XML
9 17 (3.09%) Middleware
10 12 (2.18%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (2.00%) XSLT
12 9 (1.63%) Ajax
12 9 (1.63%) HTML5
13 7 (1.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 6 (1.09%) KnockoutJS
14 6 (1.09%) WPF
14 6 (1.09%) WF
14 6 (1.09%) MDX
15 5 (0.91%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.34%) Blackberry
2 41 (7.44%) Clustering
3 30 (5.44%) Computer Science
4 27 (4.90%) Replication
5 18 (3.27%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.18%) Data Integration
7 11 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.63%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.63%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.09%) CMDB
9 6 (1.09%) Derivative
9 6 (1.09%) Grid Computing
9 6 (1.09%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.91%) Statistics
10 5 (0.91%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.91%) iPhone
10 5 (0.91%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.73%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 366 (66.42%) Windows
2 169 (30.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 112 (20.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 109 (19.78%) Windows 7
5 85 (15.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 44 (7.99%) Linux
8 20 (3.63%) Windows 8
9 17 (3.09%) UNIX
9 17 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (2.72%) Windows Vista
11 11 (2.00%) Mac OS X
12 10 (1.81%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (1.45%) Windows 2000
14 6 (1.09%) Solaris
15 3 (0.54%) Android
15 3 (0.54%) CentOS
15 3 (0.54%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.18%) VMS
16 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (27.40%) ITIL
2 47 (8.53%) Migration
3 37 (6.72%) Project Management
3 37 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (5.08%) CRM
5 28 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
6 23 (4.17%) Change Management
7 20 (3.63%) Configuration Management
7 20 (3.63%) Service Management
8 19 (3.45%) ETL
8 19 (3.45%) Service Delivery
8 19 (3.45%) MVC
8 19 (3.45%) Change Control
9 17 (3.09%) PRINCE2
9 17 (3.09%) Data Modelling
9 17 (3.09%) Information Security
9 17 (3.09%) Incident Management
9 17 (3.09%) Problem Management
10 16 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 116 (21.05%) SQL
2 75 (13.61%) PowerShell
3 49 (8.89%) T-SQL
4 46 (8.35%) C#
5 34 (6.17%) JavaScript
6 15 (2.72%) Perl
7 14 (2.54%) VB
8 9 (1.63%) Python
9 8 (1.45%) VBScript
9 8 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.27%) VBA
10 7 (1.27%) Java
11 5 (0.91%) C++
11 5 (0.91%) C
12 4 (0.73%) C-shell
12 4 (0.73%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.73%) Korn
12 4 (0.73%) Jython
12 4 (0.73%) PHP
13 3 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 286 (51.91%) MCSE
2 176 (31.94%) MCITP
3 89 (16.15%) MCTS
4 88 (15.97%) MCP
5 87 (15.79%) MCSA
6 72 (13.07%) Degree
7 59 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
8 47 (8.53%) CCNA
9 42 (7.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 27 (4.90%) MCSD
11 23 (4.17%) CCNP
12 22 (3.99%) CISSP
13 20 (3.63%) MCT
14 19 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
15 17 (3.09%) MCDBA
16 16 (2.90%) Security Cleared
16 16 (2.90%) MCDST
16 16 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (2.72%) CCA
17 15 (2.72%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.44%) SLA
2 13 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.81%) QA
4 8 (1.45%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 220 (39.93%) Active Directory
2 103 (18.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.44%) XenApp
4 39 (7.08%) vSphere
5 38 (6.90%) Hyper-V
6 35 (6.35%) VMware ESX
7 12 (2.18%) XenServer
8 11 (2.00%) Terminal Services
8 11 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.81%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.81%) NFS
9 10 (1.81%) ISA Server
10 7 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.91%) Xen
11 5 (0.91%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (0.91%) vCloud
12 4 (0.73%) HDFS
12 4 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 64 (11.62%) SCCM
2 31 (5.63%) SCOM
3 21 (3.81%) Backup Exec
4 10 (1.81%) BladeLogic
5 9 (1.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 8 (1.45%) Data Guard
6 8 (1.45%) SCVMM
6 8 (1.45%) WMI
6 8 (1.45%) MAILsweeper
7 6 (1.09%) SCOrch
7 6 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (0.91%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.91%) Puppet
9 4 (0.73%) Oozie
9 4 (0.73%) WSUS
9 4 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.54%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (0.54%) ZENworks
10 3 (0.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 391 (70.96%) Microsoft
2 167 (30.31%) VMware
3 129 (23.41%) Citrix
4 81 (14.70%) Cisco
5 53 (9.62%) HP
6 36 (6.53%) Symantec
7 23 (4.17%) Oracle
8 22 (3.99%) Avaya
9 20 (3.63%) SolarWinds
10 19 (3.45%) NetApp
10 19 (3.45%) Juniper
11 18 (3.27%) Apple
11 18 (3.27%) Dell
11 18 (3.27%) EMC
11 18 (3.27%) IBM
12 13 (2.36%) F5
13 12 (2.18%) CheckPoint
13 12 (2.18%) Red Hat
13 12 (2.18%) Reuters
13 12 (2.18%) Bloomberg
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £297 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Up to £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Upon Application
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
British Film Institute
Rate: From £34,446 to £40,296 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 15 days ago