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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / London
Rank 253 240 202
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -38
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 154 172 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.79% 0.82% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.72% 4.38% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 104 142
Median daily rate £350 £335 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £158 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £484 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 18
Median hourly rate £18.52 £13.17 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.60% -16.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £17.55 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £19.00 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-14.23% +21.52%

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
3264 3929 3634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.85% 18.63% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2274 2698 2410
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 60 84
Median hourly rate £26.19 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.64% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -3 30 £350 +16.66% 17
Croydon +2 5 £500 - 1
Enfield - 3 - -
Romford - 1 £145 -
Hendon - 1 £250 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 232 (74.12%) Microsoft
2 213 (68.05%) Windows
3 180 (57.51%) MCSE
4 176 (56.23%) Active Directory
5 109 (34.82%) Windows Server
6 104 (33.23%) ITIL
7 88 (28.12%) VMware
8 76 (24.28%) Citrix
9 75 (23.96%) MS Excel
10 74 (23.64%) Office 365
11 70 (22.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 69 (22.04%) MCSA
13 68 (21.73%) MCP
13 68 (21.73%) Finance
14 66 (21.09%) MS Exchange
15 65 (20.77%) Cisco
15 65 (20.77%) Windows Server 2008
16 63 (20.13%) Cisco Certification
17 61 (19.49%) MS Office
17 61 (19.49%) PowerShell
18 58 (18.53%) Microsoft Azure
19 57 (18.21%) MCITP
20 55 (17.57%) SCCM
21 54 (17.25%) Windows 7
22 53 (16.93%) CCNA
23 51 (16.29%) SQL Server
23 51 (16.29%) Firewall
24 50 (15.97%) Degree
25 49 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
26 44 (14.06%) Migration

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 66 (21.09%) MS Exchange
2 38 (12.14%) SharePoint
3 33 (10.54%) Skype for Business
4 27 (8.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (5.75%) IIS
6 16 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (4.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (2.56%) IBM Notes
10 7 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.92%) Apache
11 6 (1.92%) MS Project Server
12 4 (1.28%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.28%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.64%) EPiServer
14 2 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 75 (23.96%) MS Excel
2 61 (19.49%) MS Office
3 6 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.64%) Eikon
3 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 74 (23.64%) Office 365
2 58 (18.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (6.71%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (5.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (5.11%) IaaS
6 13 (4.15%) PaaS
7 11 (3.51%) SaaS
8 8 (2.56%) OneDrive
9 5 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.60%) GitHub
10 2 (0.64%) AWS OpsWorks
11 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 51 (16.29%) Firewall
2 42 (13.42%) LAN
3 37 (11.82%) DNS
4 33 (10.54%) Internet
4 33 (10.54%) TCP/IP
5 32 (10.22%) WAN
6 29 (9.27%) SAN
7 25 (7.99%) Wireless
8 22 (7.03%) DHCP
8 22 (7.03%) Skype
9 19 (6.07%) VPN
10 15 (4.79%) Ethernet
11 13 (4.15%) Remote Desktop
12 11 (3.51%) Network Security
13 10 (3.19%) NAS
14 9 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (2.88%) VLAN
15 8 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (2.24%) Kerberos
17 6 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (16.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (4.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (3.51%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.96%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.96%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.96%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.64%) MySQL
11 2 (0.64%) OLAP
11 2 (0.64%) OLTP
11 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.60%) CruiseControl
3 5 (1.60%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.60%) JIRA
3 5 (1.60%) TeamCity
3 5 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (1.28%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.96%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.64%) Moq
6 2 (0.64%) MSI
6 2 (0.64%) NUnit
6 2 (0.64%) Selenium
6 2 (0.64%) WiX
General
1 68 (21.73%) Finance
2 18 (5.75%) Banking
2 18 (5.75%) Retail
3 14 (4.47%) Legal
4 9 (2.88%) Back Office
5 6 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.92%) Law
6 5 (1.60%) Advertising
7 4 (1.28%) Games
8 3 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.96%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 45 (14.38%) Analyst
2 43 (13.74%) Architect
3 40 (12.78%) Support Engineer
4 30 (9.58%) Desktop Support
5 26 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (7.03%) Consultant
7 21 (6.71%) Developer
7 21 (6.71%) Support Analyst
8 18 (5.75%) Infrastructure Architect
9 17 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 17 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (4.79%) Desktop Engineer
12 14 (4.47%) Systems Engineer
13 13 (4.15%) Administrator
13 13 (4.15%) IT Engineer
14 12 (3.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 12 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 12 (3.83%) Team Leader
14 12 (3.83%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.95%) .NET
2 16 (5.11%) ASP.NET
3 13 (4.15%) HTML
4 12 (3.83%) WCF
5 7 (2.24%) Middleware
6 5 (1.60%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.60%) CSS
6 5 (1.60%) jQuery
6 5 (1.60%) Web Services
6 5 (1.60%) WF
6 5 (1.60%) XMPP
7 4 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.28%) HTML5
7 4 (1.28%) OAuth
7 4 (1.28%) SAML
8 3 (0.96%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.96%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.96%) JMS
9 2 (0.64%) CSS3
9 2 (0.64%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.99%) Blackberry
1 25 (7.99%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.35%) Management Information System
3 21 (6.71%) Clustering
4 17 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.11%) Computer Science
5 16 (5.11%) Replication
6 14 (4.47%) Client/Server
7 11 (3.51%) NHS
7 11 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (2.88%) PKI
9 7 (2.24%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.60%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.28%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.96%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.96%) User Experience
12 3 (0.96%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.64%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
13 2 (0.64%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 213 (68.05%) Windows
2 109 (34.82%) Windows Server
3 70 (22.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (20.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (17.25%) Windows 7
6 25 (7.99%) Windows 8
6 25 (7.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (6.39%) Linux
8 18 (5.75%) Windows 10
9 14 (4.47%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.88%) Android
11 6 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.92%) Unix
12 5 (1.60%) VMS
13 3 (0.96%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.96%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.32%) CentOS
15 1 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (33.23%) ITIL
2 44 (14.06%) Migration
3 28 (8.95%) Change Management
4 27 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (6.07%) Time Management
6 15 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (4.79%) Configuration Management
6 15 (4.79%) Identity Management
6 15 (4.79%) Problem Management
7 14 (4.47%) CRM
7 14 (4.47%) Validation
7 14 (4.47%) Workflow
8 12 (3.83%) Scrum
8 12 (3.83%) TOGAF
9 11 (3.51%) DevOps
9 11 (3.51%) Project Management
9 11 (3.51%) Service Delivery
10 10 (3.19%) Line Management
10 10 (3.19%) Network Management
10 10 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 61 (19.49%) PowerShell
2 38 (12.14%) SQL
3 27 (8.63%) C#
4 14 (4.47%) Java
5 11 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.88%) VBScript
7 7 (2.24%) C
8 6 (1.92%) C++
9 5 (1.60%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.28%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.28%) Python
11 2 (0.64%) PHP
11 2 (0.64%) VB
12 1 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.32%) Perl
12 1 (0.32%) Ruby
12 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 180 (57.51%) MCSE
2 69 (22.04%) MCSA
3 68 (21.73%) MCP
4 63 (20.13%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (18.21%) MCITP
6 53 (16.93%) CCNA
7 50 (15.97%) Degree
8 37 (11.82%) Security Cleared
9 34 (10.86%) MCTS
10 27 (8.63%) MCDST
11 26 (8.31%) SC Cleared
12 20 (6.39%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (6.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (5.43%) MCSD
14 15 (4.79%) Citrix Certification
15 14 (4.47%) Network+ Certification
16 13 (4.15%) ACHDS
16 13 (4.15%) ACTC
16 13 (4.15%) CCIE
16 13 (4.15%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.71%) SLA
2 7 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.24%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.24%) QA
3 4 (1.28%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.32%) GCP
4 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.32%) PMBOK
System Software
1 176 (56.23%) Active Directory
2 49 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (13.10%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.79%) Virtual Servers
5 13 (4.15%) VMware ESX
6 11 (3.51%) XenApp
7 8 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.24%) vSphere
9 6 (1.92%) Terminal Services
9 6 (1.92%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.60%) UAG
11 3 (0.96%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.64%) Docker
12 2 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.64%) NFS
12 2 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.32%) NDS
13 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 55 (17.57%) SCCM
2 25 (7.99%) SCOM
3 11 (3.51%) NetBackup
4 10 (3.19%) WSUS
5 9 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (2.88%) Puppet
6 7 (2.24%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.92%) vMotion
7 6 (1.92%) WMI
8 5 (1.60%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.60%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.28%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.28%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.96%) Ansible
11 2 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.64%) SQL Sentry
11 2 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 232 (74.12%) Microsoft
2 88 (28.12%) VMware
3 76 (24.28%) Citrix
4 65 (20.77%) Cisco
5 25 (7.99%) HP
6 23 (7.35%) Apple
6 23 (7.35%) Oracle
7 15 (4.79%) Symantec
8 13 (4.15%) CheckPoint
8 13 (4.15%) EMC
9 11 (3.51%) NetApp
10 9 (2.88%) Forcepoint
11 8 (2.56%) Intel Security
11 8 (2.56%) Lotus
11 8 (2.56%) Sophos
12 7 (2.24%) SolarWinds
13 6 (1.92%) Intel
13 6 (1.92%) Remedy
14 5 (1.60%) CA
14 5 (1.60%) IBM
City, London
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