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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 126 153
Rank change year-on-year -16 +27  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 23 43 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.70% 1.26% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.76% 7.56% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 35 42
Median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £340
% change year-on-year -1.53% -4.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £19.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.25
% change year-on-year -6.40% +31.83%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 483 569 769
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.65% 16.72% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 422 577
Median daily rate £475 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 19
Median hourly rate £18.70 £21.78 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.15% -11.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.75 £16.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £93.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 22 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 37 (67.27%) Microsoft
2 34 (61.82%) Windows
3 30 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 29 (52.73%) MCSE
5 23 (41.82%) Finance
6 19 (34.55%) Windows 7
6 19 (34.55%) Office 365
6 19 (34.55%) Windows Server
7 15 (27.27%) MCSA
8 12 (21.82%) VMware
8 12 (21.82%) Windows 10
9 11 (20.00%) ITIL
9 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (18.18%) CCNA
11 9 (16.36%) MCP
11 9 (16.36%) SharePoint
11 9 (16.36%) MS Exchange
11 9 (16.36%) SCCM
11 9 (16.36%) MCITP
11 9 (16.36%) Windows 8
11 9 (16.36%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
12 8 (14.55%) SLA
12 8 (14.55%) Cisco
13 7 (12.73%) Migration
13 7 (12.73%) vSphere
14 6 (10.91%) PowerShell

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 9 (16.36%) MS Exchange
1 9 (16.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.27%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.64%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) Apache
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.82%) Confluence
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.82%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.82%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 19 (34.55%) Office 365
2 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.09%) IaaS
3 5 (9.09%) SaaS
4 4 (7.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.64%) GitHub
5 2 (3.64%) OneDrive
5 2 (3.64%) PaaS
5 2 (3.64%) Yammer
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (10.91%) LAN
3 5 (9.09%) Skype
3 5 (9.09%) WAN
3 5 (9.09%) Wireless
4 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (5.45%) Firewall
5 3 (5.45%) VLAN
5 3 (5.45%) VoIP
5 3 (5.45%) VPN
6 2 (3.64%) Kerberos
6 2 (3.64%) SAN
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.82%) Internet
7 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.82%) PBX
7 1 (1.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Power BI
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.82%) MySQL
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.82%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) Subversion
2 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (41.82%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Retail
3 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.82%) Advertising
5 1 (1.82%) French Language
5 1 (1.82%) Front Office
5 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Law
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 10 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (16.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 8 (14.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Architect
5 6 (10.91%) Desktop Support
5 6 (10.91%) Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) IT Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Server Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.64%) SCCM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) .NET
2 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET
2 4 (7.27%) HTML
3 3 (5.45%) XMPP
4 2 (3.64%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.64%) CSS
4 2 (3.64%) jQuery
4 2 (3.64%) Web Services
4 2 (3.64%) XML
4 2 (3.64%) XSL
5 1 (1.82%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.82%) J2EE
5 1 (1.82%) JSP
5 1 (1.82%) SAML
5 1 (1.82%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.82%) Servlets
5 1 (1.82%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.45%) BYOD
3 3 (5.45%) NHS
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.82%) Fintech
5 1 (1.82%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.82%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) iPhone
5 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (61.82%) Windows
2 19 (34.55%) Windows 7
2 19 (34.55%) Windows Server
3 12 (21.82%) Windows 10
4 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (16.36%) Windows 8
7 5 (9.09%) Android
8 3 (5.45%) Linux
9 1 (1.82%) AIX
9 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.82%) Unix
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) ITIL
2 7 (12.73%) Migration
3 5 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 4 (7.27%) Asset Management
4 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (7.27%) DevOps
4 4 (7.27%) Workflow
5 3 (5.45%) CRM
5 3 (5.45%) Data Security
5 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (5.45%) High Availability
5 3 (5.45%) ITIL V3
5 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.64%) E-Discovery
6 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.64%) Network Management
6 2 (3.64%) Statistics
6 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.64%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.27%) SQL
3 2 (3.64%) C#
3 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.64%) VB
3 2 (3.64%) VBScript
3 2 (3.64%) X++
4 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (52.73%) MCSE
2 15 (27.27%) MCSA
3 10 (18.18%) CCNA
3 10 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (16.36%) MCITP
4 9 (16.36%) MCP
5 5 (9.09%) Degree
6 4 (7.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (5.45%) PMP
8 2 (3.64%) MCSD
8 2 (3.64%) MCTS
8 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
8 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.82%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.82%) CSSLP
9 1 (1.82%) MCDST
9 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (1.82%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 30 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.73%) vSphere
3 5 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (3.64%) VMware Server
5 2 (3.64%) XenApp
5 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) SCCM
2 4 (7.27%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (7.27%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.82%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco CME
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (67.27%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.82%) VMware
3 8 (14.55%) Cisco
4 5 (9.09%) Citrix
4 5 (9.09%) Symantec
5 4 (7.27%) Avaya
5 4 (7.27%) HP
6 3 (5.45%) AppSense
6 3 (5.45%) Oracle
7 2 (3.64%) Apple
7 2 (3.64%) CyberArk
7 2 (3.64%) Dell
7 2 (3.64%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.64%) McAfee
7 2 (3.64%) Nuix
7 2 (3.64%) Redback
7 2 (3.64%) Splunk
8 1 (1.82%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.82%) NICE Systems
8 1 (1.82%) Xerox
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