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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 175 173 165
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 294 332 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.20% 1.32% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.76% 8.86% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 181 172
Average daily rate
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£375 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 25
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £10.75 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £23.38 £25.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +11.12%
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
3788 3747 3737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.47% 14.91% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2488 2396 2228
Average daily rate £425 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 87 140
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -11 64 £400 +10.34% 39
Croydon -10 3 £475 +52.97% 1
Uxbridge -6 2 £383 -23.50%
Enfield - 1 £400 - 1
Harrow - - - - 1
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 420 (72.66%) Microsoft
2 385 (66.61%) Windows
3 291 (50.35%) MCSE
4 243 (42.04%) Active Directory
5 178 (30.80%) VMware
6 170 (29.41%) ITIL
7 169 (29.24%) MCITP
8 166 (28.72%) MS Exchange
9 160 (27.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 154 (26.64%) MS Excel
11 141 (24.39%) SQL Server
12 134 (23.18%) Citrix
13 119 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 117 (20.24%) SQL
15 113 (19.55%) Windows 7
16 112 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
17 102 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
18 101 (17.47%) DNS
19 96 (16.61%) MCSA
20 93 (16.09%) Finance
21 92 (15.92%) SharePoint
22 88 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
23 85 (14.71%) Cisco
24 83 (14.36%) DHCP
25 82 (14.19%) MCP
25 82 (14.19%) MS Office
26 81 (14.01%) MCTS
27 79 (13.67%) PowerShell
28 78 (13.49%) TCP/IP
28 78 (13.49%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 166 (28.72%) MS Exchange
2 102 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 92 (15.92%) SharePoint
4 65 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 61 (10.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 47 (8.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 37 (6.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 31 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
9 30 (5.19%) IIS
10 28 (4.84%) Lync
11 22 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
12 21 (3.63%) SharePoint Server
13 17 (2.94%) Tomcat
14 15 (2.60%) Apache
14 15 (2.60%) WebSphere
15 7 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (1.04%) IBM Notes
16 6 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
17 5 (0.87%) WebLogic
17 5 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 154 (26.64%) MS Excel
2 82 (14.19%) MS Office
3 13 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.90%) MS Project
5 7 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) SPSS
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 24 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.42%) assyst
3 8 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.52%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.17%) Magento
7 1 (0.17%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.77%) Office 365
2 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.17%) SaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 101 (17.47%) DNS
2 83 (14.36%) DHCP
3 78 (13.49%) TCP/IP
3 78 (13.49%) SAN
4 77 (13.32%) Firewall
5 58 (10.03%) WAN
6 56 (9.69%) LAN
7 36 (6.23%) Internet
8 24 (4.15%) VPN
9 20 (3.46%) Intranet
10 19 (3.29%) Network Security
11 17 (2.94%) Wireless
12 16 (2.77%) VoIP
13 14 (2.42%) iSCSI
14 13 (2.25%) NetScaler
15 12 (2.08%) Extranet
16 11 (1.90%) SMTP
17 10 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (1.73%) Fibre Channel
17 10 (1.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 65 (11.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 60 (10.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (9.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (6.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 31 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 30 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 12 (2.08%) MySQL
9 11 (1.90%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (1.73%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (1.56%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (1.56%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.21%) DTS
14 5 (0.87%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.69%) Big Data
15 4 (0.69%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 31 (5.36%) Visual Studio
2 22 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.21%) Subversion
4 6 (1.04%) MSTest
5 5 (0.87%) CruiseControl
5 5 (0.87%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.69%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.69%) MSI
7 3 (0.52%) NUnit
7 3 (0.52%) JIRA
8 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.35%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.17%) Moq
9 1 (0.17%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.17%) Selenium
9 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 93 (16.09%) Finance
2 48 (8.30%) Banking
3 26 (4.50%) Advertising
4 25 (4.33%) Law
5 20 (3.46%) Marketing
6 15 (2.60%) Front Office
6 15 (2.60%) French Language
7 14 (2.42%) Spanish Language
7 14 (2.42%) Mandarin Language
7 14 (2.42%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.90%) Retail
8 11 (1.90%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.38%) Back Office
9 8 (1.38%) Legal
10 6 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.69%) International Banking
11 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.52%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 103 (17.82%) Analyst
2 61 (10.55%) Developer
3 48 (8.30%) Consultant
3 48 (8.30%) Support Engineer
4 45 (7.79%) Desktop Support
5 41 (7.09%) Support Analyst
6 36 (6.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 35 (6.06%) Administrator
7 35 (6.06%) Architect
8 33 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
8 33 (5.71%) DBA
9 29 (5.02%) SQL DBA
10 25 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support
11 24 (4.15%) SharePoint Developer
12 23 (3.98%) Desktop Engineer
13 21 (3.63%) Trainer
14 20 (3.46%) Desktop Analyst
15 19 (3.29%) IT Support
15 19 (3.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 19 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (11.59%) .NET
2 40 (6.92%) ASP.NET
3 38 (6.57%) HTML
4 27 (4.67%) jQuery
4 27 (4.67%) Web Services
5 24 (4.15%) WCF
6 22 (3.81%) CSS
7 21 (3.63%) XML
8 18 (3.11%) Middleware
9 16 (2.77%) .NET Framework
10 14 (2.42%) XSLT
11 11 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (1.56%) JMS
12 9 (1.56%) Ajax
12 9 (1.56%) HTML5
12 9 (1.56%) WF
13 6 (1.04%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (1.04%) MDX
13 6 (1.04%) WPF
13 6 (1.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 48 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (7.44%) Clustering
4 35 (6.06%) Replication
5 32 (5.54%) Computer Science
6 19 (3.29%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.56%) Data Integration
9 8 (1.38%) iPhone
10 7 (1.21%) PKI
10 7 (1.21%) CMDB
11 6 (1.04%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.04%) iPad
11 6 (1.04%) Derivative
11 6 (1.04%) Grid Computing
11 6 (1.04%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.04%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.87%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 385 (66.61%) Windows
2 160 (27.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 119 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 113 (19.55%) Windows 7
5 88 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (10.55%) Windows XP
7 58 (10.03%) Linux
8 27 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (4.33%) Windows 8
10 18 (3.11%) UNIX
11 12 (2.08%) Windows Vista
12 11 (1.90%) Mac OS X
12 11 (1.90%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (1.56%) Windows 2000
14 6 (1.04%) Solaris
15 5 (0.87%) Android
16 3 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.52%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.52%) CentOS
17 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (29.41%) ITIL
2 45 (7.79%) Migration
3 41 (7.09%) Project Management
4 36 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (5.19%) Change Management
5 30 (5.19%) CRM
6 29 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
6 29 (5.02%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
8 22 (3.81%) Configuration Management
9 21 (3.63%) Incident Management
10 20 (3.46%) PRINCE2
10 20 (3.46%) Change Control
11 19 (3.29%) Information Security
12 18 (3.11%) Service Delivery
12 18 (3.11%) Workflow
12 18 (3.11%) MVC
12 18 (3.11%) Service Management
13 17 (2.94%) Problem Management
14 16 (2.77%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 117 (20.24%) SQL
2 79 (13.67%) PowerShell
3 53 (9.17%) C#
4 49 (8.48%) T-SQL
5 39 (6.75%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.25%) Shell Script
6 13 (2.25%) Perl
7 12 (2.08%) VB
8 10 (1.73%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.56%) Java
9 9 (1.56%) Python
9 9 (1.56%) Jython
9 9 (1.56%) Korn
9 9 (1.56%) C-shell
10 8 (1.38%) C++
10 8 (1.38%) VBScript
11 7 (1.21%) C
12 6 (1.04%) VBA
13 4 (0.69%) Scala
13 4 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 291 (50.35%) MCSE
2 169 (29.24%) MCITP
3 96 (16.61%) MCSA
4 82 (14.19%) MCP
5 81 (14.01%) MCTS
6 74 (12.80%) Cisco Certification
7 71 (12.28%) Degree
8 62 (10.73%) CCNA
9 45 (7.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 26 (4.50%) MCSD
11 25 (4.33%) CCNP
12 24 (4.15%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (3.98%) MCT
14 21 (3.63%) Citrix Certification
15 20 (3.46%) CISSP
16 17 (2.94%) CCA
17 16 (2.77%) Security Cleared
17 16 (2.77%) CEH
18 15 (2.60%) A+ Certification
19 14 (2.42%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.88%) SLA
2 15 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.73%) QA
4 5 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 243 (42.04%) Active Directory
2 112 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (8.82%) XenApp
4 41 (7.09%) Hyper-V
5 40 (6.92%) vSphere
6 37 (6.40%) VMware ESX
7 15 (2.60%) XenServer
8 13 (2.25%) NFS
9 11 (1.90%) Terminal Services
9 11 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (1.56%) ISA Server
11 8 (1.38%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (1.21%) VMware Server
13 6 (1.04%) Xen
14 5 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (0.69%) HDFS
16 3 (0.52%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.52%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 63 (10.90%) SCCM
2 31 (5.36%) SCOM
3 27 (4.67%) Backup Exec
4 12 (2.08%) MAILsweeper
5 10 (1.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 10 (1.73%) BladeLogic
6 9 (1.56%) Puppet
7 8 (1.38%) SCOrch
7 8 (1.38%) Data Guard
7 8 (1.38%) MIMEsweeper
8 7 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (1.21%) WMI
8 7 (1.21%) WSUS
9 4 (0.69%) Oozie
9 4 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.69%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.69%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 420 (72.66%) Microsoft
2 178 (30.80%) VMware
3 134 (23.18%) Citrix
4 85 (14.71%) Cisco
5 73 (12.63%) HP
6 41 (7.09%) Symantec
7 32 (5.54%) Oracle
8 28 (4.84%) IBM
9 23 (3.98%) NetApp
10 21 (3.63%) SolarWinds
11 20 (3.46%) EMC
12 19 (3.29%) Red Hat
13 18 (3.11%) Apple
13 18 (3.11%) Avaya
13 18 (3.11%) Dell
14 16 (2.77%) Juniper
15 12 (2.08%) Remedy
16 11 (1.90%) McAfee
16 11 (1.90%) Sophos
16 11 (1.90%) CheckPoint
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