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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / London
Rank 262 250 218
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 143 167 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 0.80% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.43% 4.45% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 96 138
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £494 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 11
Median hourly rate £23.00 £13.17 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.63% -16.48%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.79%

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
3231 3752 3601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.64% 17.94% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2200 2490 2495
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 69 61
Median hourly rate £30.75 £22.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.77% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.43 £13.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 18 January 2017.

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
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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -30 14 £375 +11.11% 16
Croydon -2 6 £303 -39.50%
Hendon - 1 £250 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 250 (76.69%) Microsoft
2 202 (61.96%) Windows
3 180 (55.21%) MCSE
4 174 (53.37%) Active Directory
5 105 (32.21%) ITIL
6 99 (30.37%) Windows Server
7 92 (28.22%) VMware
8 82 (25.15%) Citrix
9 79 (24.23%) MS Excel
10 77 (23.62%) MCP
11 76 (23.31%) MCSA
12 75 (23.01%) Cisco
13 69 (21.17%) MS Exchange
14 68 (20.86%) Finance
15 66 (20.25%) Windows Server 2012
16 64 (19.63%) Firewall
17 63 (19.33%) MS Office
18 62 (19.02%) Office 365
19 61 (18.71%) Degree
20 59 (18.10%) Cisco Certification
21 58 (17.79%) Windows Server 2008
22 55 (16.87%) Microsoft Azure
23 53 (16.26%) MCITP
24 52 (15.95%) PowerShell
24 52 (15.95%) Windows 7
25 51 (15.64%) SQL Server
26 49 (15.03%) CCNA
26 49 (15.03%) Security Cleared
27 46 (14.11%) SCCM
28 45 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure

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 69 (21.17%) MS Exchange
2 39 (11.96%) SharePoint
3 29 (8.90%) Skype for Business
4 26 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (7.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (4.60%) IIS
7 14 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (3.37%) IBM Notes
8 11 (3.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.84%) Apache
11 4 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.23%) CMS
11 4 (1.23%) MS Project Server
11 4 (1.23%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.23%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.92%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.61%) GroupWise
13 2 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 79 (24.23%) MS Excel
2 63 (19.33%) MS Office
3 4 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.61%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.61%) Eikon
3 2 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 62 (19.02%) Office 365
2 55 (16.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (4.29%) IaaS
5 13 (3.99%) PaaS
5 13 (3.99%) SaaS
6 11 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.23%) GitHub
7 4 (1.23%) OneDrive
7 4 (1.23%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.31%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 64 (19.63%) Firewall
2 43 (13.19%) DNS
3 37 (11.35%) LAN
3 37 (11.35%) TCP/IP
4 36 (11.04%) Internet
5 32 (9.82%) WAN
6 29 (8.90%) SAN
7 27 (8.28%) DHCP
8 22 (6.75%) Wireless
9 20 (6.13%) Network Security
10 19 (5.83%) VPN
11 18 (5.52%) Ethernet
11 18 (5.52%) Skype
12 14 (4.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (3.68%) NAS
14 9 (2.76%) VLAN
15 8 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (2.45%) Remote Desktop
16 7 (2.15%) SSL
16 7 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (15.64%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (3.99%) Oracle Database
5 11 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.23%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.92%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.61%) MySQL
11 2 (0.61%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.61%) OLAP
11 2 (0.61%) OLTP
11 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.15%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.53%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.53%) JIRA
4 4 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.92%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.92%) CruiseControl
5 3 (0.92%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.61%) Moq
6 2 (0.61%) MSI
6 2 (0.61%) NUnit
6 2 (0.61%) Selenium
7 1 (0.31%) Ant
7 1 (0.31%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.31%) Liquibase
7 1 (0.31%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 68 (20.86%) Finance
2 26 (7.98%) Banking
3 16 (4.91%) Retail
4 12 (3.68%) Legal
5 8 (2.45%) Back Office
5 8 (2.45%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.15%) Law
7 6 (1.84%) Advertising
8 5 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.23%) Games
10 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.61%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 57 (17.48%) Architect
2 45 (13.80%) Analyst
3 34 (10.43%) Support Engineer
4 33 (10.12%) Desktop Support
5 26 (7.98%) Infrastructure Architect
5 26 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (7.67%) Developer
7 23 (7.06%) Support Analyst
8 20 (6.13%) Administrator
9 19 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support
9 19 (5.83%) Consultant
10 17 (5.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 14 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
12 12 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support
12 12 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (3.68%) Team Leader
12 12 (3.68%) Technical Architect
13 11 (3.37%) Desktop Analyst
13 11 (3.37%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 11 (3.37%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.28%) .NET
2 15 (4.60%) ASP.NET
3 14 (4.29%) HTML
4 9 (2.76%) AngularJS
4 9 (2.76%) jQuery
4 9 (2.76%) Web Services
5 8 (2.45%) Middleware
6 7 (2.15%) CSS
6 7 (2.15%) WCF
7 6 (1.84%) HTML5
8 4 (1.23%) CSS3
8 4 (1.23%) OAuth
8 4 (1.23%) SAML
9 3 (0.92%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.92%) Node.js
9 3 (0.92%) WF
9 3 (0.92%) XML
10 2 (0.61%) Entity Framework
10 2 (0.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.90%) Blackberry
2 25 (7.67%) Management Information System
3 23 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.06%) Data Centre
4 19 (5.83%) Clustering
5 17 (5.21%) Client/Server
5 17 (5.21%) Replication
6 14 (4.29%) Computer Science
7 11 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (3.07%) NHS
8 10 (3.07%) PKI
9 8 (2.45%) Public Cloud
10 7 (2.15%) Smartphone
11 5 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.53%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.92%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.92%) User Experience
13 2 (0.61%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.61%) Fintech
13 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 202 (61.96%) Windows
2 99 (30.37%) Windows Server
3 66 (20.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 58 (17.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (15.95%) Windows 7
6 26 (7.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (7.67%) Linux
8 21 (6.44%) Windows 8
9 18 (5.52%) Apple iOS
10 14 (4.29%) Windows 10
11 7 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.15%) Unix
12 5 (1.53%) Android
12 5 (1.53%) VMS
13 4 (1.23%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.92%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.61%) Solaris
15 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.31%) CentOS
16 1 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (32.21%) ITIL
2 43 (13.19%) Migration
3 39 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (11.66%) Change Management
5 24 (7.36%) Time Management
6 21 (6.44%) Problem Management
7 18 (5.52%) Identity Management
8 17 (5.21%) Network Management
8 17 (5.21%) Security Management
8 17 (5.21%) Technical Architecture
8 17 (5.21%) Validation
9 16 (4.91%) DevOps
10 15 (4.60%) Content Management
10 15 (4.60%) ITIL V3
11 14 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (4.29%) Network Security Management
11 14 (4.29%) Scrum
11 14 (4.29%) Workflow
12 13 (3.99%) Configuration Management
12 13 (3.99%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 52 (15.95%) PowerShell
2 37 (11.35%) SQL
3 25 (7.67%) C#
4 17 (5.21%) Java
5 15 (4.60%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.45%) C
7 7 (2.15%) VBScript
8 5 (1.53%) C++
9 3 (0.92%) PHP
9 3 (0.92%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.92%) VB
10 2 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.61%) Python
11 1 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 180 (55.21%) MCSE
2 77 (23.62%) MCP
3 76 (23.31%) MCSA
4 61 (18.71%) Degree
5 59 (18.10%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (16.26%) MCITP
7 49 (15.03%) CCNA
7 49 (15.03%) Security Cleared
8 34 (10.43%) SC Cleared
9 31 (9.51%) MCDST
10 29 (8.90%) MCTS
11 22 (6.75%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (6.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (6.13%) Citrix Certification
13 19 (5.83%) MCSD
14 16 (4.91%) ACDT
14 16 (4.91%) ACHDS
14 16 (4.91%) ACTC
14 16 (4.91%) MCSM
14 16 (4.91%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.75%) SLA
2 11 (3.37%) Government Security Classifications
3 8 (2.45%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.45%) QA
4 6 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.31%) GCP
6 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.31%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 174 (53.37%) Active Directory
2 45 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (11.66%) Hyper-V
4 20 (6.13%) Virtual Servers
5 15 (4.60%) VMware ESX
6 13 (3.99%) XenApp
7 7 (2.15%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.84%) vSphere
9 5 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.53%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.92%) Docker
11 3 (0.92%) NFS
11 3 (0.92%) UAG
12 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.31%) NDS
13 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (14.11%) SCCM
2 17 (5.21%) SCOM
3 12 (3.68%) NetBackup
4 10 (3.07%) WSUS
5 7 (2.15%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.15%) Puppet
6 5 (1.53%) AirWatch
6 5 (1.53%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.53%) vMotion
6 5 (1.53%) WMI
7 4 (1.23%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.92%) Ansible
8 3 (0.92%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.61%) Nagios
9 2 (0.61%) OpenView
9 2 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 250 (76.69%) Microsoft
2 92 (28.22%) VMware
3 82 (25.15%) Citrix
4 75 (23.01%) Cisco
5 27 (8.28%) Oracle
6 26 (7.98%) Apple
7 25 (7.67%) HP
8 20 (6.13%) CheckPoint
9 14 (4.29%) NetApp
10 11 (3.37%) EMC
10 11 (3.37%) Lotus
11 10 (3.07%) IBM
11 10 (3.07%) Symantec
12 9 (2.76%) Forcepoint
12 9 (2.76%) Intel Security
13 8 (2.45%) Remedy
14 7 (2.15%) Palo Alto
14 7 (2.15%) Sophos
15 6 (1.84%) Dell
15 6 (1.84%) Red Hat
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