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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 205 162 143
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 235 327 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.02% 1.35% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.11% 8.71% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 188 185
Average daily rate
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£350 £369 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.14% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £210 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £520 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 37
Average hourly rate £15.77 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.30 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £24.50 £44.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.41 £15.13 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -19.03%
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
3848 3756 3256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.69% 15.49% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2673 2432 2052
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 85 129
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.08% +1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.40 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +1 56 £383 +2.00% 48
Hounslow - 6 - -
Croydon +1 4 £475 +95.87%
Enfield - - - - 1
Hayes - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 390 (73.72%) Microsoft
2 345 (65.22%) Windows
3 264 (49.91%) MCSE
4 217 (41.02%) Active Directory
5 179 (33.84%) VMware
6 151 (28.54%) MS Excel
7 148 (27.98%) ITIL
8 144 (27.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 142 (26.84%) MCITP
10 136 (25.71%) MS Exchange
11 125 (23.63%) Citrix
12 119 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 119 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 110 (20.79%) Windows 7
14 104 (19.66%) Finance
15 100 (18.90%) Exchange Server 2010
16 99 (18.71%) MS Office
17 93 (17.58%) HP
18 90 (17.01%) SQL Server
19 88 (16.64%) Windows Server 2012
20 84 (15.88%) MCP
21 81 (15.31%) Cisco
22 80 (15.12%) SharePoint
23 79 (14.93%) DNS
24 78 (14.74%) PowerShell
25 75 (14.18%) SQL
26 73 (13.80%) MCSA
27 69 (13.04%) .NET
27 69 (13.04%) TCP/IP
28 66 (12.48%) DHCP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 136 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 100 (18.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (15.12%) SharePoint
4 61 (11.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 52 (9.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 46 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (5.67%) Lync
8 26 (4.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 26 (4.91%) IIS
9 25 (4.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 19 (3.59%) SharePoint 2013
11 18 (3.40%) Apache
11 18 (3.40%) Tomcat
12 15 (2.84%) WebSphere
13 11 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (2.08%) JBoss
14 7 (1.32%) IBM HTTP Server
14 7 (1.32%) WebLogic
14 7 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (1.32%) Documentum
Applications
1 151 (28.54%) MS Excel
2 99 (18.71%) MS Office
3 14 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.46%) MS Project
5 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.57%) SPSS
7 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.38%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (4.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.46%) assyst
3 6 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.57%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.19%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.91%) Office 365
2 6 (1.13%) SaaS
3 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (14.93%) DNS
2 69 (13.04%) TCP/IP
3 66 (12.48%) DHCP
4 62 (11.72%) Firewall
5 61 (11.53%) SAN
6 51 (9.64%) Internet
7 42 (7.94%) LAN
8 40 (7.56%) WAN
9 27 (5.10%) Wireless
10 24 (4.54%) NetScaler
11 22 (4.16%) Intranet
12 21 (3.97%) VPN
13 16 (3.02%) Network Security
14 15 (2.84%) FTP
15 14 (2.65%) SSL
16 12 (2.27%) VoIP
17 10 (1.89%) VLAN
18 9 (1.70%) iSCSI
18 9 (1.70%) HTTP
19 8 (1.51%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (17.01%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (6.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (4.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 23 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (3.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (2.27%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.89%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.51%) MySQL
11 7 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (0.95%) Big Data
13 5 (0.95%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.95%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.76%) Spotfire
15 3 (0.57%) SAP HANA
15 3 (0.57%) Apache Hive
15 3 (0.57%) PerformancePoint
15 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (3.97%) Visual Studio
2 17 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.13%) Subversion
3 6 (1.13%) MSTest
4 5 (0.95%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.76%) CruiseControl
5 4 (0.76%) JIRA
6 3 (0.57%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.38%) NUnit
7 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
General
1 104 (19.66%) Finance
2 46 (8.70%) Banking
3 27 (5.10%) Law
4 24 (4.54%) Marketing
5 19 (3.59%) Advertising
6 18 (3.40%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.89%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.89%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.51%) Legal
8 8 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.51%) Front Office
9 7 (1.32%) Back Office
10 6 (1.13%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.95%) French Language
12 4 (0.76%) Retail
12 4 (0.76%) Mandarin Language
12 4 (0.76%) International Banking
13 2 (0.38%) Games
14 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 96 (18.15%) Analyst
2 52 (9.83%) Developer
2 52 (9.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 51 (9.64%) Support Engineer
4 42 (7.94%) Desktop Support
5 39 (7.37%) Consultant
6 36 (6.81%) Support Analyst
7 30 (5.67%) Systems Engineer
7 30 (5.67%) Architect
8 20 (3.78%) Administrator
8 20 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (3.40%) SharePoint Developer
9 18 (3.40%) Desktop Engineer
9 18 (3.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 17 (3.21%) Service Analyst
10 17 (3.21%) Service Desk Analyst
10 17 (3.21%) Server Engineer
10 17 (3.21%) IT Support
11 15 (2.84%) SQL DBA
11 15 (2.84%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (13.04%) .NET
2 33 (6.24%) ASP.NET
3 30 (5.67%) HTML
3 30 (5.67%) Web Services
4 23 (4.35%) XML
5 22 (4.16%) WCF
6 17 (3.21%) CSS
6 17 (3.21%) .NET Framework
7 13 (2.46%) SOAP
8 12 (2.27%) Middleware
8 12 (2.27%) JMS
9 11 (2.08%) jQuery
10 8 (1.51%) JSP
10 8 (1.51%) XSLT
11 7 (1.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (1.32%) Java EE
12 6 (1.13%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (0.95%) WF
13 5 (0.95%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.02%) Blackberry
2 35 (6.62%) Replication
3 28 (5.29%) Clustering
4 25 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (3.59%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.40%) Fat Client
6 18 (3.40%) Thin Client
7 14 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.08%) CMDB
9 10 (1.89%) Smartcard
9 10 (1.89%) Smartphone
9 10 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.51%) PKI
11 7 (1.32%) iPad
11 7 (1.32%) iPhone
11 7 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.13%) EPoS
12 6 (1.13%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.76%) Statistics
14 3 (0.57%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 345 (65.22%) Windows
2 144 (27.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 119 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 110 (20.79%) Windows 7
5 88 (16.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (11.15%) Windows XP
7 53 (10.02%) Linux
8 26 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (4.35%) Windows 8
10 20 (3.78%) UNIX
11 15 (2.84%) Windows Vista
12 9 (1.70%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.32%) Android
14 5 (0.95%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.76%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.57%) Solaris
17 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (27.98%) ITIL
2 55 (10.40%) Migration
3 41 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (7.37%) Project Management
5 36 (6.81%) CRM
6 30 (5.67%) Change Management
7 25 (4.73%) Configuration Management
8 23 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 23 (4.35%) Change Control
9 22 (4.16%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (3.78%) Problem Management
11 19 (3.59%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (3.59%) Information Security
12 16 (3.02%) Penetration Testing
13 14 (2.65%) Cyber Security
13 14 (2.65%) Information Assurance
13 14 (2.65%) Workflow
13 14 (2.65%) Ethical Hacking
14 13 (2.46%) MVC
15 12 (2.27%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 78 (14.74%) PowerShell
2 75 (14.18%) SQL
3 46 (8.70%) C#
4 39 (7.37%) JavaScript
5 32 (6.05%) T-SQL
6 15 (2.84%) Shell Script
7 12 (2.27%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.08%) C-shell
8 11 (2.08%) Korn
8 11 (2.08%) Jython
8 11 (2.08%) VB
9 10 (1.89%) VBScript
10 8 (1.51%) Java
11 7 (1.32%) Python
11 7 (1.32%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.13%) VBA
12 6 (1.13%) C
13 5 (0.95%) Perl
14 4 (0.76%) C++
14 4 (0.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 264 (49.91%) MCSE
2 142 (26.84%) MCITP
3 84 (15.88%) MCP
4 73 (13.80%) MCSA
5 66 (12.48%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (11.34%) MCTS
7 58 (10.96%) Degree
8 50 (9.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 48 (9.07%) CCNA
10 29 (5.48%) A+ Certification
11 28 (5.29%) MCDST
12 26 (4.91%) Citrix Certification
13 22 (4.16%) CCNP
14 21 (3.97%) Security Cleared
15 17 (3.21%) CISSP
15 17 (3.21%) CCA
16 16 (3.02%) CEH
17 15 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
18 14 (2.65%) SC Cleared
18 14 (2.65%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.86%) SLA
2 15 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.95%) QA
4 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 217 (41.02%) Active Directory
2 119 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (11.34%) XenApp
4 48 (9.07%) Hyper-V
5 43 (8.13%) vSphere
6 25 (4.73%) VMware ESX
7 14 (2.65%) XenServer
7 14 (2.65%) XenDesktop
8 13 (2.46%) Xen
9 11 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.70%) NFS
11 6 (1.13%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.76%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.76%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 51 (9.64%) SCCM
2 27 (5.10%) SCOM
3 21 (3.97%) Backup Exec
4 10 (1.89%) Puppet
5 9 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.32%) BladeLogic
6 7 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (1.13%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.95%) HP SIM
8 5 (0.95%) WMI
8 5 (0.95%) WSUS
8 5 (0.95%) MIMEsweeper
8 5 (0.95%) MAILsweeper
9 4 (0.76%) DameWare
9 4 (0.76%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.76%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.76%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.57%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 390 (73.72%) Microsoft
2 179 (33.84%) VMware
3 125 (23.63%) Citrix
4 93 (17.58%) HP
5 81 (15.31%) Cisco
6 37 (6.99%) Symantec
7 33 (6.24%) NetApp
8 31 (5.86%) IBM
9 28 (5.29%) Oracle
10 27 (5.10%) Red Hat
11 24 (4.54%) EMC
12 23 (4.35%) Dell
13 20 (3.78%) Reuters
14 18 (3.40%) Veeam
15 15 (2.84%) Altiris
15 15 (2.84%) Bloomberg
16 13 (2.46%) McAfee
16 13 (2.46%) Juniper
17 12 (2.27%) Sophos
17 12 (2.27%) SolarWinds
London
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Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London Bridge
I4 Recruitment
Rate: market rates
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Posted: 26 days ago