Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 158 180 189
Rank change year-on-year +22 +9 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 38 72 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.77% 1.05% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.94% 7.68% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 50 37
City of London median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -17.65%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £180
90th Percentile £623 £527 £500
Central London median daily rate £375 £420 £350
% change year-on-year -10.71% +20.00% -16.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 2
City of London median hourly rate - £20.92 £17.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.90% +4.24%
Central London median hourly rate - £20.92 £17.02
% change year-on-year - +22.90% +4.24%

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 769 937 1,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.54% 13.72% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 652 746
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £289 £238 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 25
City of London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.98% -8.78% +11.72%
10th Percentile £11.77 £12.78 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.93 £34.13 £31.20
Central London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £21.00
% change year-on-year +28.98% -10.95% +17.04%

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 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 31 (81.58%) Microsoft
2 27 (71.05%) Windows
3 21 (55.26%) MCSE
3 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
4 18 (47.37%) ITIL
4 18 (47.37%) VMware
4 18 (47.37%) Finance
5 17 (44.74%) Windows Server
6 14 (36.84%) PowerShell
6 14 (36.84%) Office 365
7 13 (34.21%) MCSA
8 11 (28.95%) DNS
8 11 (28.95%) Degree
9 10 (26.32%) Citrix
10 9 (23.68%) DHCP
10 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
11 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (21.05%) ITIL V3
12 7 (18.42%) Windows 10
12 7 (18.42%) SQL
12 7 (18.42%) SAN
13 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
13 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (15.79%) Azure
13 6 (15.79%) XenApp
13 6 (15.79%) XenDesktop
14 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) Confluence
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
3 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (36.84%) Office 365
2 6 (15.79%) Azure
3 4 (10.53%) AWS
4 3 (7.89%) Power Platform
5 2 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.26%) Mimecast
6 1 (2.63%) G Suite
6 1 (2.63%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) DNS
2 9 (23.68%) DHCP
3 7 (18.42%) SAN
4 3 (7.89%) LAN
5 2 (5.26%) Firewall
5 2 (5.26%) Kerberos
5 2 (5.26%) Skype
5 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.26%) VPN
5 2 (5.26%) WAN
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.63%) GoToMeeting
6 1 (2.63%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.63%) WebEx
6 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (10.53%) DTS
3 4 (10.53%) Essbase
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (7.89%) OLAP
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (7.89%) Power BI
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.63%) OLTP
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.63%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
1 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (47.37%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Front Office
2 1 (2.63%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Applications Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Applications Support
4 4 (10.53%) Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) IT Support
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Developer
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Developer
4 4 (10.53%) SSIS Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Fat Client
2 4 (10.53%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.26%) iPhone
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.63%) Handset
4 1 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) iPad
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Windows Server
3 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (18.42%) Windows 10
5 4 (10.53%) Linux
5 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.26%) Android
7 2 (5.26%) Unix
8 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.63%) CentOS
8 1 (2.63%) Solaris
8 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) ITIL
2 8 (21.05%) ITIL V3
3 5 (13.16%) Service Management
4 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.26%) ITSM
5 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.26%) Migration
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.26%) Statistics
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.63%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.63%) Information Security
6 1 (2.63%) Operations Management
6 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) PowerShell
2 7 (18.42%) SQL
3 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
3 5 (13.16%) VB
4 4 (10.53%) C#
5 3 (7.89%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.26%) VBScript
7 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (55.26%) MCSE
2 13 (34.21%) MCSA
3 11 (28.95%) Degree
4 5 (13.16%) MCITP
5 4 (10.53%) MCP
6 2 (5.26%) A+ Certification
6 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.26%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (2.63%) CCA
7 1 (2.63%) CCIE
7 1 (2.63%) CCNA
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.63%) MCDBA
7 1 (2.63%) MCDST
7 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) XenApp
2 6 (15.79%) XenDesktop
3 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.63%) Docker
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Backup Exec
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) DatAdvantage
2 2 (5.26%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.26%) Terraform
3 1 (2.63%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.63%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 31 (81.58%) Microsoft
2 18 (47.37%) VMware
3 10 (26.32%) Citrix
4 5 (13.16%) Symantec
5 4 (10.53%) Cisco
5 4 (10.53%) Hyperion
5 4 (10.53%) Oracle
5 4 (10.53%) Sybase
6 2 (5.26%) CommVault
6 2 (5.26%) EMC
6 2 (5.26%) Hitachi
6 2 (5.26%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) Varonis
7 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.63%) McAfee
7 1 (2.63%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.63%) Polycom
7 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.63%) ShoreTel
7 1 (2.63%) Splunk