Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 179 186 188
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 47 72 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.80% 1.03% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.51% 7.54% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 49 33
City of London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £260 £180 £200
90th Percentile £623 £575 £520
Central London median daily rate £400 £344 £350
% change year-on-year +16.36% -1.79% -17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 2
City of London median hourly rate - £24.07 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +71.46% -14.03%
Central London median hourly rate - £24.07 £14.04
% change year-on-year - +71.46% -14.03%

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 853 955 998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.49% 13.62% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 679 712
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £499
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -4.76% +10.83%
10th Percentile £296 £238 £300
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 45 26
City of London median hourly rate £22.93 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.62% - -1.58%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.40 £13.31
90th Percentile £52.25 £25.50 £29.64
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +20.32% -1.58% -

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019, 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 38 (80.85%) Microsoft
2 34 (72.34%) Windows
3 31 (65.96%) MCSE
4 28 (59.57%) Active Directory
5 24 (51.06%) ITIL
6 22 (46.81%) VMware
7 21 (44.68%) Office 365
8 18 (38.30%) Windows Server
9 16 (34.04%) Degree
9 16 (34.04%) Finance
10 15 (31.91%) MCSA
10 15 (31.91%) DNS
11 14 (29.79%) PowerShell
12 13 (27.66%) Citrix
13 12 (25.53%) DHCP
14 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (19.15%) Azure
15 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
15 9 (19.15%) SAN
16 8 (17.02%) MCP
16 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 7 (14.89%) SQL
17 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
17 7 (14.89%) WAN
17 7 (14.89%) XenDesktop
17 7 (14.89%) XenApp
17 7 (14.89%) ITIL V3
18 6 (12.77%) VMware ESXi
18 6 (12.77%) Windows 7
18 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills

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 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.38%) Confluence
2 3 (6.38%) IIS
2 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.38%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (44.68%) Office 365
2 9 (19.15%) Azure
3 4 (8.51%) AWS
4 2 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.26%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.13%) G Suite
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Flow
5 1 (2.13%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.13%) PaaS
5 1 (2.13%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.13%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.91%) DNS
2 12 (25.53%) DHCP
3 9 (19.15%) SAN
4 7 (14.89%) WAN
5 6 (12.77%) LAN
6 5 (10.64%) Firewall
6 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.38%) IP Telephony
7 3 (6.38%) Kerberos
7 3 (6.38%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (6.38%) Skype
7 3 (6.38%) VPN
8 2 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (4.26%) VoIP
8 2 (4.26%) Wireless
9 1 (2.13%) BGP
9 1 (2.13%) EIGRP
9 1 (2.13%) OSPF
9 1 (2.13%) TACACS
9 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.13%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (34.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Front Office
2 1 (2.13%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Support Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Desktop Support
4 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Architect
5 4 (8.51%) IT Support
6 3 (6.38%) Active Directory Specialist
6 3 (6.38%) DBA
6 3 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) IT Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) SQL DBA
6 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.26%) iPhone
3 2 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.26%) User Experience
3 2 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.13%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (72.34%) Windows
2 18 (38.30%) Windows Server
3 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.77%) Windows 10
4 6 (12.77%) Windows 7
5 5 (10.64%) Linux
5 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.38%) Mac OS X
6 3 (6.38%) Unix
7 2 (4.26%) Android
7 2 (4.26%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.13%) CentOS
8 1 (2.13%) Solaris
8 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (14.89%) ITIL V3
4 6 (12.77%) Service Management
5 5 (10.64%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
6 4 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (8.51%) Statistics
7 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.26%) Break/Fix
8 2 (4.26%) Change Management
8 2 (4.26%) CRM
8 2 (4.26%) DevOps
8 2 (4.26%) ITSM
8 2 (4.26%) Migration
8 2 (4.26%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (4.26%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.89%) SQL
3 4 (8.51%) VB
4 3 (6.38%) VBScript
5 2 (4.26%) C
5 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.13%) Perl
6 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (65.96%) MCSE
2 16 (34.04%) Degree
3 15 (31.91%) MCSA
4 8 (17.02%) MCP
5 4 (8.51%) MCITP
6 3 (6.38%) A+ Certification
7 2 (4.26%) CCIE
7 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (4.26%) MCDST
7 2 (4.26%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.13%) CCSA
8 1 (2.13%) CCVP
8 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.13%) MCTS
8 1 (2.13%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (59.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.89%) XenApp
2 7 (14.89%) XenDesktop
3 6 (12.77%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (6.38%) vSphere
6 1 (2.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (2.13%) Docker
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.13%) NFS
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.13%) vCloud
6 1 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) SCCM
2 4 (8.51%) Backup Exec
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (6.38%) DatAdvantage
4 2 (4.26%) FortiGate
4 2 (4.26%) Terraform
5 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.13%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.13%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) PowerCLI
5 1 (2.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 38 (80.85%) Microsoft
2 22 (46.81%) VMware
3 13 (27.66%) Citrix
4 6 (12.77%) Cisco
5 5 (10.64%) Symantec
6 3 (6.38%) EMC
6 3 (6.38%) Hitachi
6 3 (6.38%) Varonis
7 2 (4.26%) CommVault
7 2 (4.26%) HP
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle
7 2 (4.26%) Polycom
7 2 (4.26%) TOWER Software
8 1 (2.13%) Apple
8 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.13%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.13%) Juniper
8 1 (2.13%) McAfee
8 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (2.13%) SonicWALL