Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 196 161
Rank change year-on-year +4 -35 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 72 45 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.03% 0.66% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.49% 4.67% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 31 61
City of London median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £185 £115 £219
90th Percentile £600 £488 £525
Central London median daily rate £363 £375 £425
% change year-on-year -3.33% -11.76% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 £14.04 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.13% -14.03% -9.20%
10th Percentile £21.00 £13.31 £16.16
90th Percentile £25.50 £14.76 £16.49
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £14.04 £16.33
% change year-on-year +78.13% -14.03% -9.20%

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 961 964 1,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.75% 14.21% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 685 786
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £267 £300 £275
90th Percentile £677 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 25 12
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -9.50% +6.95%
10th Percentile £13.13 £13.31 £16.13
90th Percentile £25.50 £28.86 £79.73
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% +8.99%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 47 (65.28%) Windows
1 47 (65.28%) Microsoft
2 42 (58.33%) MCSE
3 38 (52.78%) ITIL
4 28 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 28 (38.89%) Finance
5 27 (37.50%) Office 365
6 25 (34.72%) Windows 7
7 22 (30.56%) MCSA
7 22 (30.56%) Windows Server
8 20 (27.78%) VMware
9 19 (26.39%) DNS
9 19 (26.39%) Windows 10
10 18 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
10 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (23.61%) Migration
11 17 (23.61%) TCP/IP
12 16 (22.22%) McAfee
12 16 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (20.83%) SCCM
13 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
13 15 (20.83%) WAN
13 15 (20.83%) LAN
14 14 (19.44%) SharePoint
14 14 (19.44%) DHCP
14 14 (19.44%) Banking
15 13 (18.06%) MCP
16 12 (16.67%) SLA
16 12 (16.67%) Apple
16 12 (16.67%) Problem-Solving

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 14 (19.44%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (4.17%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.39%) Apache
6 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.39%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.56%) InfoPath
3 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) ReMetrica
1 2 (2.78%) SAP GTS
1 2 (2.78%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (37.50%) Office 365
2 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.78%) IaaS
4 2 (2.78%) PaaS
4 2 (2.78%) SaaS
5 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.39%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (1.39%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (1.39%) G Suite
5 1 (1.39%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.39%) DNS
2 17 (23.61%) TCP/IP
3 15 (20.83%) LAN
3 15 (20.83%) WAN
4 14 (19.44%) DHCP
5 9 (12.50%) SAN
6 5 (6.94%) ADSL
6 5 (6.94%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (6.94%) VPN
6 5 (6.94%) WebEx
7 4 (5.56%) Firewall
7 4 (5.56%) Kerberos
7 4 (5.56%) Skype
7 4 (5.56%) Wireless
8 3 (4.17%) Broadband
8 3 (4.17%) DMZ
8 3 (4.17%) Internet
8 3 (4.17%) Network Security
9 2 (2.78%) Multicast
9 2 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.17%) MySQL
4 2 (2.78%) Power BI
4 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.39%) Big Data
5 1 (1.39%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.39%) HDInsight
5 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.39%) OLTP
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.39%) phpMyAdmin
5 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.39%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) InstallShield
1 2 (2.78%) MSI
2 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.39%) Subversion
2 1 (1.39%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 28 (38.89%) Finance
2 14 (19.44%) Banking
3 6 (8.33%) Spanish Language
4 3 (4.17%) Back Office
4 3 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.17%) Legal
5 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.78%) Law
5 2 (2.78%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.39%) Advertising
6 1 (1.39%) German Language
6 1 (1.39%) International Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 18 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 10 (13.89%) Desktop Support
3 9 (12.50%) IT Support
4 8 (11.11%) Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Architect
4 8 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) Consultant
5 7 (9.72%) IT Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) IT Support Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) Office 365 Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) SharePoint Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) .NET
1 5 (6.94%) HTML
2 4 (5.56%) CSS
3 2 (2.78%) Web Services
4 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.39%) Gearman
4 1 (1.39%) LAMP
4 1 (1.39%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 9 (12.50%) iPhone
3 7 (9.72%) Data Centre
4 6 (8.33%) iPad
5 4 (5.56%) Public Cloud
6 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.17%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.78%) Cloud Native
7 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.78%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.39%) Clustering
8 1 (1.39%) Handset
8 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (65.28%) Windows
2 25 (34.72%) Windows 7
3 22 (30.56%) Windows Server
4 19 (26.39%) Windows 10
5 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (15.28%) Mac OS X
7 7 (9.72%) Apple iOS
7 7 (9.72%) Linux
7 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (8.33%) Android
9 3 (4.17%) Mac OS
9 3 (4.17%) Unix
10 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.39%) CentOS
11 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.78%) ITIL
2 17 (23.61%) Migration
3 12 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (11.11%) Service Management
6 7 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (9.72%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (8.33%) Investment Management
8 5 (6.94%) Coaching
8 5 (6.94%) Decision-Making
8 5 (6.94%) Project Management
9 4 (5.56%) Analytics
9 4 (5.56%) ITSM
9 4 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (5.56%) TOGAF
10 3 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.17%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.17%) ITIL V3
10 3 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.28%) PowerShell
2 9 (12.50%) C
3 4 (5.56%) C#
3 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.17%) SQL
5 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.78%) Python
6 1 (1.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.39%) Korn
6 1 (1.39%) Perl
6 1 (1.39%) PHP
6 1 (1.39%) R
6 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.39%) U-SQL
6 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (58.33%) MCSE
2 22 (30.56%) MCSA
3 13 (18.06%) MCP
4 8 (11.11%) Degree
5 6 (8.33%) MCITP
6 5 (6.94%) CCNA
6 5 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (5.56%) MCTS
8 3 (4.17%) A+ Certification
8 3 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (4.17%) MCDST
9 2 (2.78%) ACSP
9 2 (2.78%) ACTC
9 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.39%) MOS
10 1 (1.39%) PMP
10 1 (1.39%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.67%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) PMO
3 1 (1.39%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 28 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (6.94%) BitLocker
5 5 (6.94%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.78%) vSphere
6 2 (2.78%) XenApp
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.39%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (20.83%) SCCM
2 10 (13.89%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (4.17%) DatAdvantage
3 3 (4.17%) SCOM
3 3 (4.17%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.78%) CSIRT
4 2 (2.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.39%) Ansible
5 1 (1.39%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 47 (65.28%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.78%) VMware
3 16 (22.22%) McAfee
4 12 (16.67%) Apple
5 11 (15.28%) Cisco
6 9 (12.50%) Citrix
7 8 (11.11%) EMC
7 8 (11.11%) Hitachi
8 7 (9.72%) Bloomberg
9 4 (5.56%) Ivanti
9 4 (5.56%) Reuters
9 4 (5.56%) ServiceNow
10 3 (4.17%) FactSet
10 3 (4.17%) IBM
10 3 (4.17%) Varonis
10 3 (4.17%) Wyse
11 2 (2.78%) Juniper
11 2 (2.78%) Novell
11 2 (2.78%) Oracle
11 2 (2.78%) SAP