Period
to 17 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 183 161
Rank change year-on-year -27 -22 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 44 56 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.64% 0.90% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.77% 6.31% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 49 56
City of London median daily rate £475 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% +5.26% -1.72%
10th Percentile £256 £105 £203
90th Percentile £675 £528 £516
Central London median daily rate £425 £375 £356
% change year-on-year +13.33% +5.26% -3.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 - £20.00
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 - £20.00

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 922 887 1,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.38% 14.28% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 605 743
City of London median daily rate £503 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £311 £273 £263
90th Percentile £700 £644 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 21 12
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.89 £26.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.56% -32.86% +36.62%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.75 £16.16
90th Percentile £39.48 £25.04 £80.73
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.83 £26.64
% change year-on-year +4.89% -33.08% +36.62%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 27 (61.36%) Windows
2 26 (59.09%) MCSE
3 24 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 23 (52.27%) Finance
5 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 20 (45.45%) ITIL
7 16 (36.36%) VMware
7 16 (36.36%) Office 365
8 15 (34.09%) Windows Server
9 14 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (29.55%) Migration
11 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (25.00%) Banking
12 11 (25.00%) SCCM
12 11 (25.00%) MCSA
13 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
13 10 (22.73%) Windows 7
13 10 (22.73%) Windows 10
14 9 (20.45%) Citrix
14 9 (20.45%) DNS
15 8 (18.18%) McAfee
16 7 (15.91%) SAN
16 7 (15.91%) C
16 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
17 6 (13.64%) Virtual Desktop
17 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
17 6 (13.64%) MCP
17 6 (13.64%) Hitachi

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) nginx
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) ReMetrica
1 2 (4.55%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (36.36%) Office 365
2 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (2.27%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.27%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (2.27%) Datadog
4 1 (2.27%) G Suite
4 1 (2.27%) IaaS
4 1 (2.27%) PaaS
4 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) DNS
2 7 (15.91%) SAN
3 5 (11.36%) DHCP
3 5 (11.36%) Firewall
4 3 (6.82%) Internet
4 3 (6.82%) Kerberos
4 3 (6.82%) LAN
4 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.82%) VPN
4 3 (6.82%) WAN
5 2 (4.55%) DMZ
5 2 (4.55%) Skype
5 2 (4.55%) Wireless
6 1 (2.27%) GoToMeeting
6 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.27%) Multicast
6 1 (2.27%) NAS
6 1 (2.27%) Network Security
6 1 (2.27%) SSH
6 1 (2.27%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) MySQL
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.55%) Big Data
4 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.27%) Data Lake
5 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.27%) HDInsight
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.27%) phpMyAdmin
5 1 (2.27%) Power BI
5 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) MSTest
2 1 (2.27%) Subversion
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.27%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 23 (52.27%) Finance
2 11 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Publishing
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) International Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Architect
2 6 (13.64%) Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Desktop Support
3 5 (11.36%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Active Directory Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Active Directory Specialist
5 3 (6.82%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.82%) IT Support
5 3 (6.82%) Migration Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Azure Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Azure Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Risk Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) .NET
1 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
1 3 (6.82%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) jQuery
2 2 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.27%) Ajax
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (2.27%) CSS
3 1 (2.27%) Gearman
3 1 (2.27%) HTML5
3 1 (2.27%) LAMP
3 1 (2.27%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.27%) LINQ
3 1 (2.27%) NHibernate
3 1 (2.27%) WCF
3 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (9.09%) Public Cloud
4 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.82%) PKI
5 2 (4.55%) Cloud Native
5 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.27%) Handset
6 1 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.27%) iPhone
6 1 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.27%) Replication
6 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (61.36%) Windows
2 15 (34.09%) Windows Server
3 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (22.73%) Windows 10
4 10 (22.73%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.36%) Apple iOS
5 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.09%) Linux
7 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.27%) Android
8 1 (2.27%) CentOS
8 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) ITIL
2 13 (29.55%) Migration
3 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (11.36%) Investment Management
5 5 (11.36%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (9.09%) Coaching
6 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.82%) Software Deployment
7 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
8 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.55%) Change Control
8 2 (4.55%) Change Management
8 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.55%) High Availability
8 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.55%) Project Management
8 2 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) C
2 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.82%) C#
3 3 (6.82%) SQL
3 3 (6.82%) VBScript
4 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.55%) Python
4 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.27%) Korn
5 1 (2.27%) Perl
5 1 (2.27%) PHP
5 1 (2.27%) R
5 1 (2.27%) U-SQL
5 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (59.09%) MCSE
2 11 (25.00%) MCSA
3 6 (13.64%) MCP
4 5 (11.36%) MCDST
4 5 (11.36%) MCITP
5 3 (6.82%) Degree
5 3 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.55%) CCNA
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.55%) MCSD
6 2 (4.55%) MCTS
6 2 (4.55%) MOS
7 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.27%) MCPD
7 1 (2.27%) OCP
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.64%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.82%) vSphere
4 3 (6.82%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.55%) BitLocker
5 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.27%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (25.00%) SCCM
2 4 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.55%) DatAdvantage
3 2 (4.55%) SCOM
3 2 (4.55%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.27%) Ansible
4 1 (2.27%) CSIRT
4 1 (2.27%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 24 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (36.36%) VMware
3 9 (20.45%) Citrix
4 8 (18.18%) McAfee
5 6 (13.64%) EMC
5 6 (13.64%) Hitachi
5 6 (13.64%) Wyse
6 5 (11.36%) Bloomberg
6 5 (11.36%) Reuters
7 3 (6.82%) Apple
8 2 (4.55%) Cisco
8 2 (4.55%) IBM
8 2 (4.55%) Oracle
8 2 (4.55%) Splunk
8 2 (4.55%) Varonis
9 1 (2.27%) Dell
9 1 (2.27%) HP
9 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.27%) Remedy
9 1 (2.27%) Sun