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 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 244 193 190
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 195 282 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.88% 1.19% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.06% 7.75% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 191 171
Median daily rate £400 £300 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -24.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £301
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 22
Median hourly rate £14.04 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.94% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.10 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £35.20 £31.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +14.28%
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
3853 3640 3681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.39% 15.42% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2609 2389 2385
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 95 113
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.01 £13.17 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.56 £52.17 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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 24 July 2016.

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 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +15 47 £423 +7.30% 16
Croydon -14 3 £433 -17.52% 3
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Romford - 1 - - 1
Paddington - 1 £700 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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.

1 256 (75.07%) Microsoft
2 234 (68.62%) Windows
3 191 (56.01%) MCSE
4 183 (53.67%) Active Directory
5 127 (37.24%) Windows Server
6 119 (34.90%) ITIL
7 107 (31.38%) VMware
8 95 (27.86%) Citrix
9 93 (27.27%) MCSA
10 85 (24.93%) MS Excel
10 85 (24.93%) MS Office
11 79 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 78 (22.87%) Degree
13 75 (21.99%) PowerShell
14 71 (20.82%) SQL
15 70 (20.53%) MS Exchange
15 70 (20.53%) Finance
16 69 (20.23%) Cisco
17 67 (19.65%) Windows 7
18 65 (19.06%) VMware Infrastructure
18 65 (19.06%) SQL Server
19 64 (18.77%) MCP
20 62 (18.18%) Migration
20 62 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
21 56 (16.42%) SCCM
22 55 (16.13%) DNS
23 54 (15.84%) Firewall
24 48 (14.08%) Cisco Certification
25 45 (13.20%) CCNA
25 45 (13.20%) Linux

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 70 (20.53%) MS Exchange
2 44 (12.90%) SharePoint
3 36 (10.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (10.56%) Skype for Business
4 22 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (4.40%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (4.11%) IIS
7 10 (2.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.64%) IBM Notes
8 9 (2.64%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.17%) Apache
9 4 (1.17%) MS Project Server
9 4 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.88%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.88%) Zimbra
11 2 (0.59%) Confluence
11 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 85 (24.93%) MS Excel
1 85 (24.93%) MS Office
2 8 (2.35%) MS Project
3 7 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.47%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.59%) Eikon
3 1 (0.29%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.29%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.29%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.29%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.29%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 45 (13.20%) Office 365
2 34 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.93%) IaaS
5 9 (2.64%) OneDrive
5 9 (2.64%) PaaS
5 9 (2.64%) SaaS
6 7 (2.05%) Yammer
7 4 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.88%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (16.13%) DNS
2 54 (15.84%) Firewall
3 43 (12.61%) TCP/IP
4 28 (8.21%) DHCP
5 27 (7.92%) SAN
6 21 (6.16%) VPN
7 20 (5.87%) Internet
8 18 (5.28%) LAN
8 18 (5.28%) WAN
9 17 (4.99%) LDAP
10 15 (4.40%) Network Security
10 15 (4.40%) Skype
11 12 (3.52%) VoIP
11 12 (3.52%) Wireless
12 11 (3.23%) Extranet
13 10 (2.93%) VLAN
14 8 (2.35%) Ethernet
14 8 (2.35%) NetScaler
14 8 (2.35%) SSH
15 7 (2.05%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (19.06%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.81%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.05%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.05%) SQLPlus
7 6 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.47%) MS Access
9 4 (1.17%) MySQL
9 4 (1.17%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.88%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.93%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.47%) JIRA
4 4 (1.17%) MSI
5 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.59%) Maven
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.29%) Ant
6 1 (0.29%) AppScan
6 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.29%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.29%) JUnit
6 1 (0.29%) Liquibase
6 1 (0.29%) NUnit
6 1 (0.29%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.29%) Subversion
6 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.29%) WiX
General
1 70 (20.53%) Finance
2 34 (9.97%) Banking
3 20 (5.87%) Legal
4 11 (3.23%) Law
5 8 (2.35%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.05%) Back Office
7 5 (1.47%) Advertising
7 5 (1.47%) Billing
7 5 (1.47%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.17%) French Language
8 4 (1.17%) German Language
8 4 (1.17%) Marketing
8 4 (1.17%) Portuguese Language
9 3 (0.88%) Retail
10 2 (0.59%) Front Office
10 2 (0.59%) Publishing
10 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (15.25%) Analyst
2 39 (11.44%) Support Engineer
3 37 (10.85%) Developer
4 32 (9.38%) Desktop Support
5 30 (8.80%) Windows Engineer
6 22 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (6.45%) Service Analyst
7 21 (6.16%) Architect
7 21 (6.16%) Support Analyst
8 20 (5.87%) Desktop Engineer
8 20 (5.87%) Server Engineer
9 19 (5.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 17 (4.99%) Administrator
10 17 (4.99%) Service Desk Analyst
11 16 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
12 14 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (3.81%) Applications Support
13 13 (3.81%) Consultant
13 13 (3.81%) DBA
13 13 (3.81%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.02%) .NET
2 26 (7.62%) ASP.NET
3 24 (7.04%) HTML
4 19 (5.57%) jQuery
5 14 (4.11%) Web Services
6 12 (3.52%) Ajax
7 11 (3.23%) XML
8 10 (2.93%) .NET Framework
8 10 (2.93%) WCF
9 9 (2.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (2.64%) XHTML
10 8 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 7 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 7 (2.05%) Autofac
11 7 (2.05%) Entity Framework
11 7 (2.05%) LLBLGen Pro
11 7 (2.05%) NHibernate
11 7 (2.05%) Ninject
11 7 (2.05%) StructureMap
12 6 (1.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.85%) Data Centre
2 36 (10.56%) Blackberry
3 35 (10.26%) Computer Science
4 18 (5.28%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.40%) Clustering
6 14 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.35%) PKI
8 7 (2.05%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (2.05%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.76%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.76%) Replication
9 6 (1.76%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.76%) Statistics
10 5 (1.47%) IVR
11 4 (1.17%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.17%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.17%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.17%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 234 (68.62%) Windows
2 127 (37.24%) Windows Server
3 79 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (19.65%) Windows 7
5 62 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (13.20%) Linux
7 36 (10.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (8.21%) Windows 8
9 27 (7.92%) Windows XP
10 19 (5.57%) Windows 10
11 14 (4.11%) Apple iOS
12 13 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (3.81%) Unix
13 11 (3.23%) Mac OS X
14 10 (2.93%) VMS
15 9 (2.64%) Android
16 8 (2.35%) Windows Phone
17 7 (2.05%) Solaris
18 6 (1.76%) Mac OS
19 5 (1.47%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (34.90%) ITIL
2 62 (18.18%) Migration
3 31 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (9.09%) Change Management
4 27 (7.92%) ITIL V3
5 24 (7.04%) Project Management
6 21 (6.16%) PRINCE2
7 17 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (4.99%) Service Management
8 16 (4.69%) Business Continuity
8 16 (4.69%) Scrum
9 15 (4.40%) Time Management
9 15 (4.40%) Web Development
10 14 (4.11%) CRM
11 13 (3.81%) Capacity Management
11 13 (3.81%) Data Migration
11 13 (3.81%) Problem Management
11 13 (3.81%) Software Deployment
12 12 (3.52%) Server Virtualisation
12 12 (3.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 75 (21.99%) PowerShell
2 71 (20.82%) SQL
3 37 (10.85%) C#
4 19 (5.57%) JavaScript
5 18 (5.28%) Java
6 16 (4.69%) T-SQL
6 16 (4.69%) VBScript
7 8 (2.35%) Bash Shell
7 8 (2.35%) C++
7 8 (2.35%) VBA
8 7 (2.05%) Python
9 6 (1.76%) VB
10 4 (1.17%) C
11 3 (0.88%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.59%) Perl
12 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.59%) VB6
12 2 (0.59%) XAML
13 1 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 191 (56.01%) MCSE
2 93 (27.27%) MCSA
3 78 (22.87%) Degree
4 64 (18.77%) MCP
5 48 (14.08%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (13.20%) CCNA
7 44 (12.90%) MCITP
8 37 (10.85%) MCTS
9 36 (10.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 21 (6.16%) MCDST
11 18 (5.28%) A+ Certification
12 15 (4.40%) CISSP
12 15 (4.40%) Citrix Certification
12 15 (4.40%) MCSD
12 15 (4.40%) Security Cleared
13 12 (3.52%) CCA
14 11 (3.23%) MCPD
14 11 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
15 10 (2.93%) CCNP
16 9 (2.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.23%) SLA
2 6 (1.76%) QA
3 4 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 183 (53.67%) Active Directory
2 65 (19.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (10.56%) XenApp
4 34 (9.97%) Hyper-V
5 19 (5.57%) vSphere
6 16 (4.69%) Virtual Servers
7 12 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (3.23%) UAG
8 11 (3.23%) VMware ESX
8 11 (3.23%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (2.64%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (2.35%) BitLocker
12 6 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (1.47%) Terminal Services
14 4 (1.17%) Xen
15 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.88%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.88%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.59%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 56 (16.42%) SCCM
2 41 (12.02%) SCOM
3 16 (4.69%) WSUS
4 14 (4.11%) Backup Exec
5 9 (2.64%) WMI
6 8 (2.35%) IBM BigFix
6 8 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (2.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 7 (2.05%) MIIS
8 5 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (1.17%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.17%) Casper Suite
9 4 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.17%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.88%) Nagios
10 3 (0.88%) Puppet
10 3 (0.88%) vMotion
11 2 (0.59%) OpenView
11 2 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 256 (75.07%) Microsoft
2 107 (31.38%) VMware
3 95 (27.86%) Citrix
4 69 (20.23%) Cisco
5 39 (11.44%) Dell
6 34 (9.97%) HP
7 31 (9.09%) Oracle
8 27 (7.92%) NetApp
9 25 (7.33%) Symantec
10 20 (5.87%) Apple
11 18 (5.28%) IBM
12 14 (4.11%) Red Hat
13 11 (3.23%) EMC
14 9 (2.64%) iManage
14 9 (2.64%) Lotus
15 8 (2.35%) Bloomberg
15 8 (2.35%) Reuters
16 7 (2.05%) Avaya
16 7 (2.05%) Juniper
16 7 (2.05%) ServiceNow
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