Period
to 28 November 2021

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 28 November 2021 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
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 164 112 172
Rank change year-on-year -52 +60 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 22 12 47
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.56% 0.62% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.18% 3.54% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 33
10th Percentile £185 £325 £260
25th Percentile £210 £366 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £338 £525 £400
Median % change year-on-year -35.71% +31.25% -3.61%
75th Percentile £466 £538 £519
90th Percentile £588 " £623
Central London median daily rate £338 £488 £400
% change year-on-year -30.77% +21.88% +10.34%

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 526 339 859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.31% 17.53% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 232 676
10th Percentile £313 £274 £289
25th Percentile £425 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £595 £613
90th Percentile £689 £659 £694
Central London median daily rate £534 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +6.75% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 11
10th Percentile £19.48 £23.58 £10.50
25th Percentile £20.94 £32.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate £33.50 £36.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.84% +79.27% +9.63%
75th Percentile £42.00 £40.94 £38.51
90th Percentile £55.05 £46.00 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £33.50 £36.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.84% +63.33% +20.32%

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 28 November 2021.

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 28 November 2021, 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 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) Windows
3 9 (40.91%) MCSE
3 9 (40.91%) Finance
4 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft 365
5 7 (31.82%) Time Management
5 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (31.82%) CCNA
5 7 (31.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco
6 6 (27.27%) Azure
7 5 (22.73%) SCCM
7 5 (22.73%) ITIL
7 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
7 5 (22.73%) Social Skills
8 4 (18.18%) Azure Storage
8 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (18.18%) Critical Thinking
8 4 (18.18%) Regulatory Compliance
8 4 (18.18%) Compliance Audit
8 4 (18.18%) Power Management
8 4 (18.18%) Banking
8 4 (18.18%) Citrix
8 4 (18.18%) Change Management
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 4 (18.18%) MCSA
8 4 (18.18%) Remedy

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 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft 365
2 6 (27.27%) Azure
3 4 (18.18%) Azure Storage
4 3 (13.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (13.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (13.64%) IaaS
5 2 (9.09%) Power Platform
5 2 (9.09%) PowerApps
6 1 (4.55%) Azure Functions
6 1 (4.55%) Azure Logic Apps
6 1 (4.55%) Azure Sentinel
6 1 (4.55%) Power Automate
6 1 (4.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
1 3 (13.64%) SAN
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) PBX
2 2 (9.09%) VoIP
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.55%) Kerberos
3 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Power BI
3 1 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Social Skills
3 4 (18.18%) Banking
4 3 (13.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Azure Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Data Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Data Centre Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Data Centre Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support
2 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) IT Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) IT Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) IT Operations Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Core
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.55%) ARM Templates
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5 Canvas
2 1 (4.55%) REST
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (31.82%) Time Management
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
3 4 (18.18%) Change Management
3 4 (18.18%) Compliance Audit
3 4 (18.18%) Critical Thinking
3 4 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL V3
3 4 (18.18%) Power Management
3 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Regulatory Compliance
3 4 (18.18%) Security Patching
4 3 (13.64%) High Availability
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (13.64%) Project Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) MCSE
2 7 (31.82%) CCNA
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (18.18%) CCENT
3 4 (18.18%) MCSA
4 3 (13.64%) MCITP
4 3 (13.64%) MCTS
4 3 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
2 3 (13.64%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) PowerCLI
2 3 (13.64%) vCenter Server
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix
3 4 (18.18%) Remedy
4 3 (13.64%) 3PAR
4 3 (13.64%) HP
4 3 (13.64%) Nimble Storage
4 3 (13.64%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) Dialogic
5 2 (9.09%) Polycom
5 2 (9.09%) Siemens
5 2 (9.09%) Sonus
6 1 (4.55%) Cadence
6 1 (4.55%) MobileIron
6 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow