Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 132 193 208
Rank change year-on-year +61 +15 -36
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 41 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.53% 0.64% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% 4.81% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 39
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +19.30%
10th Percentile £184 £156 £246
90th Percentile £546 £575 £625
Central London median daily rate £450 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +16.13% -8.82% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 496 853 948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.56% 13.34% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 601 695
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £281 £305 £303
90th Percentile £638 £688 £695
Central London median daily rate £483 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -3.50% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 41
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.82 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.00% +32.74% +4.56%
10th Percentile £20.53 £12.25 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.40 £41.18 £38.50
Median hourly rate £33.75 £21.18 £19.50
% change year-on-year +59.35% +8.62% +9.38%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the City of London over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 12 (75.00%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 6 (37.50%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (31.25%) Azure
6 4 (25.00%) Fat Client
6 4 (25.00%) Office 365
6 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) MCSE
6 4 (25.00%) Thin Client
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Essbase
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Hyperion
7 3 (18.75%) HP
7 3 (18.75%) Citrix
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (18.75%) MCSA
7 3 (18.75%) C#
7 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
7 3 (18.75%) VB
7 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle

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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Azure
2 4 (25.00%) Office 365
3 3 (18.75%) Power Platform
4 1 (6.25%) AWS
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Stack
4 1 (6.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DHCP
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) NAS
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
1 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
2 1 (6.25%) Skype
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) VPLS
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (18.75%) DTS
1 3 (18.75%) Essbase
1 3 (18.75%) OLAP
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle OLAP
1 3 (18.75%) Power BI
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2016
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Applications Developer
1 3 (18.75%) Applications Support
1 3 (18.75%) Developer
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Developer
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Developer
1 3 (18.75%) SSIS Developer
2 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) Azure DevOps
2 2 (12.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) IT Support
2 2 (12.50%) Platform Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
2 2 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Junior IT Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 2 (12.50%) Node.js
4 1 (6.25%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 4 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) FlexPod
3 1 (6.25%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (12.50%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) ITSM
3 1 (6.25%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 3 (18.75%) VB
3 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
4 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) MCSE
2 3 (18.75%) CCNA
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) MCITP
2 3 (18.75%) MCSA
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.25%) CCA
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.25%) MCP
4 1 (6.25%) MCTS
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
1 2 (12.50%) Terraform
2 1 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Hyperion
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) Sybase
5 2 (12.50%) Dell
5 2 (12.50%) EMC
6 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
6 1 (6.25%) Adobe
6 1 (6.25%) Meraki
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) NVIDIA
6 1 (6.25%) ShoreTel