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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 175 174 172
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 286 293 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.22% 1.24% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.81% 7.85% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 182 155
Average daily rate
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£300 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £550 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.60% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 28
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £18.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% +1.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £32.00 £26.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -8.18%
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
3663 3734 3536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.56% 15.83% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2407 2400 2158
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 112 124
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £15.00 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £44.75 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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 85 £388 -8.82% 27
Bromley - 5 £250 - 1
Uxbridge +2 2 £160 -66.31% 1
Westminster +1 2 £180 -52.00%
Croydon -15 2 £525 +61.53% 1
Mayfair - 2 £329 -
Wembley - 2 £300 -
Docklands, London -5 1 - -
Canary Wharf -13 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 406 (76.60%) Microsoft
2 370 (69.81%) Windows
3 323 (60.94%) MCSE
4 257 (48.49%) Active Directory
5 219 (41.32%) VMware
6 182 (34.34%) ITIL
7 138 (26.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 134 (25.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 129 (24.34%) MS Excel
10 126 (23.77%) Cisco
11 117 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
12 114 (21.51%) MCSA
13 112 (21.13%) MCITP
14 111 (20.94%) Citrix
15 107 (20.19%) Windows 7
16 102 (19.25%) MS Exchange
17 101 (19.06%) SQL Server
18 99 (18.68%) MS Office
19 94 (17.74%) SQL
20 90 (16.98%) SAN
21 89 (16.79%) Cisco Certification
22 87 (16.42%) LAN
23 85 (16.04%) Finance
24 81 (15.28%) Linux
25 78 (14.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 73 (13.77%) WAN
27 70 (13.21%) CCNA
27 70 (13.21%) MCP
28 68 (12.83%) Windows Server 2003
29 67 (12.64%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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
1 102 (19.25%) MS Exchange
2 43 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 38 (7.17%) Lync
4 36 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (3.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 18 (3.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 17 (3.21%) IIS
9 15 (2.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.13%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.94%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
15 2 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.19%) Commerce Server
16 1 (0.19%) WorkSite
Applications
1 129 (24.34%) MS Excel
2 99 (18.68%) MS Office
3 13 (2.45%) MS Project
3 13 (2.45%) MS Visio
3 13 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.57%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.38%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 27 (5.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.09%) Office 365
2 16 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.08%) SaaS
4 5 (0.94%) PaaS
4 5 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.57%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.38%) IaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 90 (16.98%) SAN
2 87 (16.42%) LAN
3 73 (13.77%) WAN
4 67 (12.64%) DNS
5 60 (11.32%) TCP/IP
6 57 (10.75%) Firewall
7 48 (9.06%) DHCP
8 38 (7.17%) VPN
9 24 (4.53%) VLAN
10 23 (4.34%) Cisco IOS
10 23 (4.34%) Internet
11 22 (4.15%) NAS
12 15 (2.83%) NetScaler
13 13 (2.45%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (2.45%) IPv4
13 13 (2.45%) Network Security
14 10 (1.89%) iSCSI
14 10 (1.89%) MPLS
14 10 (1.89%) VoIP
15 9 (1.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (19.06%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (6.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (5.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 24 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.13%) Big Data
9 6 (1.13%) OLAP
10 5 (0.94%) QlikView
11 4 (0.75%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.75%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.75%) MS Access
11 4 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.57%) Spotfire
12 3 (0.57%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 10 (1.89%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.75%) JIRA
3 4 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.38%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.38%) MSI
5 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.19%) NUnit
5 1 (0.19%) Selenium
5 1 (0.19%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.19%) Moq
5 1 (0.19%) SpecFlow
General
1 85 (16.04%) Finance
2 36 (6.79%) Banking
3 24 (4.53%) Legal
4 18 (3.40%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.26%) Advertising
6 11 (2.08%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.08%) French Language
7 10 (1.89%) Law
8 9 (1.70%) Marketing
9 8 (1.51%) Retail
10 7 (1.32%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.94%) German Language
11 5 (0.94%) Back Office
12 4 (0.75%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.75%) Publishing
13 3 (0.57%) Electronics
14 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.19%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.19%) Front Office
15 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 86 (16.23%) Analyst
2 59 (11.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 50 (9.43%) Support Engineer
4 46 (8.68%) Support Analyst
5 42 (7.92%) Developer
5 42 (7.92%) Administrator
6 38 (7.17%) Server Engineer
7 30 (5.66%) Desktop Support
8 29 (5.47%) 2nd Line Support
9 28 (5.28%) 3rd Line Support
10 27 (5.09%) Systems Administrator
11 24 (4.53%) Desktop Analyst
12 23 (4.34%) Consultant
13 22 (4.15%) Architect
14 21 (3.96%) Service Analyst
14 21 (3.96%) Service Desk Analyst
15 20 (3.77%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 20 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
16 19 (3.58%) IT Support
17 18 (3.40%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (9.25%) .NET
2 20 (3.77%) XML
3 16 (3.02%) Web Services
4 13 (2.45%) ASP.NET
4 13 (2.45%) .NET Framework
5 9 (1.70%) WCF
6 8 (1.51%) Application Packaging
6 8 (1.51%) CSS
6 8 (1.51%) HTML
7 6 (1.13%) jQuery
8 5 (0.94%) LINQ
9 4 (0.75%) MDX
9 4 (0.75%) Entity Framework
9 4 (0.75%) COM
9 4 (0.75%) JMS
9 4 (0.75%) LAMP
10 3 (0.57%) JSP
10 3 (0.57%) SOAP
10 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.19%) Data Centre
2 40 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (6.60%) Blackberry
4 25 (4.72%) Clustering
5 22 (4.15%) Video Conferencing
6 15 (2.83%) Replication
6 15 (2.83%) PKI
7 13 (2.45%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.89%) NHS
8 10 (1.89%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.51%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.51%) iPad
9 8 (1.51%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (1.51%) CESG
10 7 (1.32%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.32%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.13%) iPhone
11 6 (1.13%) EqualLogic
12 5 (0.94%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.75%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 370 (69.81%) Windows
2 138 (26.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 134 (25.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 107 (20.19%) Windows 7
5 81 (15.28%) Linux
6 68 (12.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 44 (8.30%) Windows 8
8 35 (6.60%) Windows XP
9 30 (5.66%) UNIX
10 17 (3.21%) Android
11 15 (2.83%) Ubuntu
12 11 (2.08%) Data ONTAP
13 10 (1.89%) Debian
13 10 (1.89%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.51%) Solaris
15 5 (0.94%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.75%) CentOS
16 4 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.75%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (34.34%) ITIL
2 60 (11.32%) Project Management
3 52 (9.81%) Migration
4 34 (6.42%) CRM
5 30 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (5.09%) PRINCE2
7 24 (4.53%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (4.53%) Server Building
8 21 (3.96%) Change Management
9 20 (3.77%) Service Management
9 20 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (3.58%) Service Delivery
11 17 (3.21%) Problem Management
12 16 (3.02%) Patch Management
13 15 (2.83%) Change Control
13 15 (2.83%) ETL
14 14 (2.64%) Data Analysis
14 14 (2.64%) Analytics
15 13 (2.45%) Incident Management
16 12 (2.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 94 (17.74%) SQL
2 67 (12.64%) PowerShell
3 27 (5.09%) C#
4 24 (4.53%) T-SQL
5 15 (2.83%) Java
6 14 (2.64%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.89%) VBScript
8 9 (1.70%) Perl
9 6 (1.13%) C
10 5 (0.94%) R
11 4 (0.75%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.75%) Python
11 4 (0.75%) VB
12 3 (0.57%) X++
12 3 (0.57%) XMLA
13 2 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.38%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.38%) VBA
13 2 (0.38%) PHP
13 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 323 (60.94%) MCSE
2 114 (21.51%) MCSA
3 112 (21.13%) MCITP
4 89 (16.79%) Cisco Certification
5 78 (14.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 70 (13.21%) CCNA
6 70 (13.21%) MCP
7 51 (9.62%) MCTS
8 42 (7.92%) Degree
9 41 (7.74%) Security Cleared
10 31 (5.85%) Citrix Certification
10 31 (5.85%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (5.47%) MCDST
12 23 (4.34%) A+ Certification
13 22 (4.15%) CCNP
13 22 (4.15%) SC Cleared
14 17 (3.21%) CCA
15 16 (3.02%) CISSP
16 10 (1.89%) VCAP
16 10 (1.89%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.91%) SLA
2 18 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.32%) QA
4 6 (1.13%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.94%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.38%) BS7799
7 1 (0.19%) GxP
7 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 257 (48.49%) Active Directory
2 117 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (11.70%) vSphere
4 43 (8.11%) XenApp
5 35 (6.60%) Hyper-V
6 23 (4.34%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (2.83%) VMware ESX
8 13 (2.45%) XenDesktop
9 11 (2.08%) VMware Server
9 11 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (1.89%) vCloud
11 7 (1.32%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.94%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.75%) NFS
14 3 (0.57%) XenServer
14 3 (0.57%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.38%) KVM
15 2 (0.38%) Postfix
15 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (8.68%) SCCM
2 23 (4.34%) SCOM
3 14 (2.64%) Backup Exec
4 13 (2.45%) Tivoli
5 9 (1.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (1.13%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.94%) HP SIM
7 5 (0.94%) Puppet
7 5 (0.94%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.75%) SnapVault
8 4 (0.75%) Casper Suite
8 4 (0.75%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.57%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.57%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.57%) WMI
9 3 (0.57%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.38%) WSUS
10 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 406 (76.60%) Microsoft
2 219 (41.32%) VMware
3 126 (23.77%) Cisco
4 111 (20.94%) Citrix
5 53 (10.00%) HP
6 45 (8.49%) NetApp
7 29 (5.47%) Apple
7 29 (5.47%) Dell
8 22 (4.15%) IBM
9 20 (3.77%) Symantec
10 17 (3.21%) Juniper
11 14 (2.64%) Oracle
12 13 (2.45%) McAfee
12 13 (2.45%) AppSense
12 13 (2.45%) 3PAR
13 12 (2.26%) Red Hat
14 11 (2.08%) EMC
15 10 (1.89%) CommVault
15 10 (1.89%) Polycom
16 9 (1.70%) Remedy
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £18 - £19 Per Hour Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £280.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £280.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Imageframe Ltd
Rate: £200 per day - 6 month contract with option to extend
Posted: 20 days ago