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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 202 167 147
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 213 273 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.01% 1.25% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.94% 7.56% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 154 167
Average daily rate
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£335 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £200 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 34
Average hourly rate £15.77 £18.35 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.05% -16.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £11.45 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.73 £23.55 £45.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -19.31%
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
3587 3613 2986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.09% 16.54% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2438 2290 1863
Average daily rate £425 £415 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 76 122
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -2.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.43 £39.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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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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 +1 48 £408 +20.74% 33
Hounslow - 5 - -
Wembley - 3 £500 - 1
Croydon -4 2 £475 - 2
Docklands, London - 2 £150 -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Enfield - - - - 2
Hayes - - - - 3
Bexley - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 361 (73.82%) Microsoft
2 328 (67.08%) Windows
3 237 (48.47%) MCSE
4 206 (42.13%) Active Directory
5 174 (35.58%) VMware
6 144 (29.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 142 (29.04%) MCITP
8 130 (26.58%) ITIL
9 126 (25.77%) MS Excel
10 121 (24.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 120 (24.54%) MS Exchange
12 116 (23.72%) VMware Infrastructure
13 115 (23.52%) Citrix
14 102 (20.86%) Windows 7
15 101 (20.65%) Finance
16 93 (19.02%) MS Office
17 91 (18.61%) HP
18 89 (18.20%) Exchange Server 2010
19 88 (18.00%) MCP
20 86 (17.59%) Cisco
20 86 (17.59%) Windows Server 2012
21 78 (15.95%) SharePoint
22 74 (15.13%) Cisco Certification
23 73 (14.93%) SQL Server
24 72 (14.72%) DNS
25 69 (14.11%) TCP/IP
25 69 (14.11%) MCSA
26 68 (13.91%) .NET
27 66 (13.50%) SQL
27 66 (13.50%) PowerShell

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 120 (24.54%) MS Exchange
2 89 (18.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 78 (15.95%) SharePoint
4 51 (10.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 49 (10.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 45 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 27 (5.52%) Lync
7 27 (5.52%) IIS
8 24 (4.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 22 (4.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 20 (4.09%) Tomcat
11 19 (3.89%) Apache
12 18 (3.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (3.07%) WebSphere
14 11 (2.25%) JBoss
15 8 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (1.43%) WebLogic
16 7 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
16 7 (1.43%) Documentum
16 7 (1.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 126 (25.77%) MS Excel
2 93 (19.02%) MS Office
3 13 (2.66%) MS Project
3 13 (2.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.41%) SPSS
5 2 (0.41%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 28 (5.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.84%) assyst
2 9 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.61%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.20%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.20%) Agresso
7 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.73%) Office 365
2 6 (1.23%) SaaS
3 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.41%) IaaS
6 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (14.72%) DNS
2 69 (14.11%) TCP/IP
3 59 (12.07%) Firewall
4 58 (11.86%) DHCP
5 56 (11.45%) SAN
6 47 (9.61%) Internet
7 41 (8.38%) LAN
8 37 (7.57%) WAN
9 25 (5.11%) NetScaler
10 23 (4.70%) Wireless
11 22 (4.50%) VPN
12 21 (4.29%) SSL
13 17 (3.48%) Network Security
14 16 (3.27%) Intranet
14 16 (3.27%) FTP
15 12 (2.45%) HTTP
15 12 (2.45%) VoIP
16 10 (2.04%) VLAN
16 10 (2.04%) SMTP
17 8 (1.64%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 19 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.84%) MySQL
9 8 (1.64%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (1.23%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.02%) Big Data
13 4 (0.82%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.61%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.61%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.61%) PerformancePoint
14 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.61%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 16 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (2.66%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (1.02%) JIRA
4 3 (0.61%) MSTest
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.41%) NUnit
5 2 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 101 (20.65%) Finance
2 29 (5.93%) Banking
3 24 (4.91%) Law
4 19 (3.89%) Marketing
5 17 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.07%) Advertising
7 10 (2.04%) Legal
8 9 (1.84%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.64%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.43%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.23%) Retail
11 6 (1.23%) Back Office
12 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.20%) Front Office
13 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.20%) Publishing
13 1 (0.20%) Electronics
13 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 74 (15.13%) Analyst
2 54 (11.04%) Developer
3 49 (10.02%) Support Engineer
3 49 (10.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (8.18%) Desktop Support
5 33 (6.75%) Consultant
5 33 (6.75%) Support Analyst
6 27 (5.52%) Architect
7 24 (4.91%) Systems Engineer
8 18 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (3.27%) IT Support
9 16 (3.27%) Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (3.27%) Service Analyst
9 16 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (3.07%) Desktop Engineer
11 14 (2.86%) Desktop Analyst
11 14 (2.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 14 (2.86%) Administrator
11 14 (2.86%) 1st Line Support
11 14 (2.86%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (13.91%) .NET
2 39 (7.98%) Web Services
3 36 (7.36%) ASP.NET
4 28 (5.73%) XML
5 25 (5.11%) WCF
6 22 (4.50%) HTML
7 20 (4.09%) SOAP
8 15 (3.07%) .NET Framework
9 14 (2.86%) CSS
10 13 (2.66%) JMS
11 11 (2.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 11 (2.25%) JSP
12 10 (2.04%) jQuery
13 8 (1.64%) LINQ
14 7 (1.43%) Middleware
14 7 (1.43%) Java EE
15 6 (1.23%) WF
16 5 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
16 5 (1.02%) XSLT
16 5 (1.02%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.82%) Blackberry
2 27 (5.52%) Replication
3 23 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.89%) Clustering
6 14 (2.86%) Fat Client
6 14 (2.86%) Thin Client
7 11 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.04%) Smartphone
8 10 (2.04%) Smartcard
9 9 (1.84%) CMDB
10 7 (1.43%) iPad
10 7 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.43%) PKI
11 6 (1.23%) iPhone
12 5 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.02%) EPoS
12 5 (1.02%) NHS
13 4 (0.82%) Statistics
14 3 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 328 (67.08%) Windows
2 144 (29.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 121 (24.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 102 (20.86%) Windows 7
5 86 (17.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (10.63%) Windows XP
7 50 (10.22%) Linux
8 28 (5.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (3.89%) Windows 8
10 16 (3.27%) UNIX
11 13 (2.66%) Windows Vista
12 10 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.43%) Android
14 4 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.82%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.61%) Solaris
16 2 (0.41%) VMS
16 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (26.58%) ITIL
2 58 (11.86%) Migration
3 39 (7.98%) Project Management
4 38 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (7.57%) Change Management
6 36 (7.36%) CRM
7 25 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (4.29%) Incident Management
9 20 (4.09%) Configuration Management
10 18 (3.68%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (3.48%) Change Control
11 17 (3.48%) Problem Management
12 15 (3.07%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (2.86%) Network Design
13 14 (2.86%) Asset Management
13 14 (2.86%) Workflow
13 14 (2.86%) PRINCE2
14 13 (2.66%) Information Security
15 12 (2.45%) TDD
15 12 (2.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 66 (13.50%) SQL
1 66 (13.50%) PowerShell
2 42 (8.59%) C#
3 37 (7.57%) JavaScript
4 32 (6.54%) T-SQL
5 12 (2.45%) Shell Script
5 12 (2.45%) Bash Shell
6 11 (2.25%) C-shell
6 11 (2.25%) Jython
6 11 (2.25%) Korn
7 10 (2.04%) C
8 9 (1.84%) Java
8 9 (1.84%) VBScript
9 7 (1.43%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.23%) VBA
10 6 (1.23%) VB
11 4 (0.82%) VB6
11 4 (0.82%) C++
11 4 (0.82%) Scala
12 3 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 237 (48.47%) MCSE
2 142 (29.04%) MCITP
3 88 (18.00%) MCP
4 74 (15.13%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (14.11%) MCSA
6 58 (11.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 54 (11.04%) CCNA
8 50 (10.22%) Degree
8 50 (10.22%) MCTS
9 30 (6.13%) Citrix Certification
9 30 (6.13%) Security Cleared
10 28 (5.73%) A+ Certification
11 26 (5.32%) MCDST
12 23 (4.70%) CCNP
13 22 (4.50%) CCA
14 21 (4.29%) SC Cleared
15 13 (2.66%) MCT
15 13 (2.66%) CCEA
15 13 (2.66%) CISSP
15 13 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.52%) SLA
2 10 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.43%) QA
4 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 206 (42.13%) Active Directory
2 116 (23.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (11.45%) XenApp
4 46 (9.41%) Hyper-V
5 42 (8.59%) vSphere
6 19 (3.89%) VMware ESX
7 15 (3.07%) XenDesktop
8 14 (2.86%) Xen
9 11 (2.25%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (1.84%) XenServer
10 9 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.23%) NFS
12 5 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (1.02%) ISA Server
12 5 (1.02%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.82%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.82%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.61%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 50 (10.22%) SCCM
2 23 (4.70%) SCOM
3 16 (3.27%) Backup Exec
4 10 (2.04%) Puppet
5 6 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (1.02%) HP SIM
6 5 (1.02%) SCDPM
6 5 (1.02%) SCOrch
6 5 (1.02%) MIMEsweeper
6 5 (1.02%) MAILsweeper
6 5 (1.02%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.82%) WSUS
7 4 (0.82%) Legato
7 4 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.61%) Oozie
8 3 (0.61%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.61%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 361 (73.82%) Microsoft
2 174 (35.58%) VMware
3 115 (23.52%) Citrix
4 91 (18.61%) HP
5 86 (17.59%) Cisco
6 39 (7.98%) NetApp
7 31 (6.34%) Red Hat
8 30 (6.13%) EMC
9 28 (5.73%) Symantec
10 25 (5.11%) IBM
11 24 (4.91%) Oracle
12 21 (4.29%) Dell
13 20 (4.09%) Reuters
14 16 (3.27%) Veeam
15 15 (3.07%) Bloomberg
16 13 (2.66%) McAfee
17 12 (2.45%) Altiris
18 11 (2.25%) Sophos
18 11 (2.25%) Juniper
19 10 (2.04%) CQG
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
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London
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