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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 152 131 142
Rank change year-on-year -21 +11 +54
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 37 19 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.89% 0.67% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.19% 4.16% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 16
10th Percentile £184 £393 £186
25th Percentile £201 £406 £249
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £493 £463
Median % change year-on-year +6.60% +6.49% +5.11%
75th Percentile £538 £523 £491
90th Percentile £575 £574 £539
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £463
% change year-on-year +2.44% +10.81% +15.63%

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 713 457 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.19% 16.07% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 304 352
10th Percentile £365 £303 £301
25th Percentile £482 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -1.96%
75th Percentile £639 £638 £588
90th Percentile £725 £716 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £487
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.91% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 7
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.30 £18.59
25th Percentile £39.50 £17.50 £22.74
Median hourly rate £47.00 £27.00 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year +74.07% -41.94% +125.24%
75th Percentile £57.88 £28.75 £52.25
90th Percentile £67.55 £35.00 £52.55
Central London median hourly rate £47.00 £22.00 £29.34
% change year-on-year +113.64% -25.01% +42.10%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022, 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 33 (89.19%) Microsoft
2 32 (86.49%) ITIL
3 29 (78.38%) MCSE
4 28 (75.68%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (72.97%) CCNA
5 27 (72.97%) PowerShell
6 26 (70.27%) MCSA
7 25 (67.57%) SCCM
8 23 (62.16%) Active Directory
8 23 (62.16%) Azure
9 21 (56.76%) MCP
9 21 (56.76%) Migration
9 21 (56.76%) Degree
10 20 (54.05%) Microsoft 365
11 19 (51.35%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (51.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 19 (51.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 19 (51.35%) PRINCE2
12 10 (27.03%) Time Management
12 10 (27.03%) ITIL V3
13 9 (24.32%) Windows
13 9 (24.32%) Cisco
14 8 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
15 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
16 6 (16.22%) Problem Management
16 6 (16.22%) CCENT
16 6 (16.22%) Power Management
16 6 (16.22%) Social Skills
17 5 (13.51%) MCTS
17 5 (13.51%) High Availability

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:

Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (62.16%) Azure
2 20 (54.05%) Microsoft 365
3 19 (51.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.41%) GitHub
5 1 (2.70%) AWS
5 1 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (2.70%) IaaS
5 1 (2.70%) PaaS
5 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) DHCP
1 1 (2.70%) DNS
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
1 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Big Data
1 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 6 (16.22%) Social Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Documentation Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Architect
2 20 (54.05%) Azure Architect
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Data Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Data Centre Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Data Centre Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) IT Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) IT Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) IT Operations Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Data Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Principal Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Security Architect
6 1 (2.70%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) Angular 2
1 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.70%) ARM Templates
1 1 (2.70%) CSS
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
1 1 (2.70%) JSON
1 1 (2.70%) REST
1 1 (2.70%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.70%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
3 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Windows 10
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2016
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2019
4 2 (5.41%) Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (86.49%) ITIL
2 21 (56.76%) Migration
3 19 (51.35%) PRINCE2
4 10 (27.03%) ITIL V3
4 10 (27.03%) Time Management
5 8 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (16.22%) Power Management
6 6 (16.22%) Problem Management
7 5 (13.51%) High Availability
8 4 (10.81%) Application Packaging
8 4 (10.81%) Asset Management
8 4 (10.81%) Patch Management
9 3 (8.11%) Agile
9 3 (8.11%) Analytics
10 2 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (5.41%) DevOps
10 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 2 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
10 2 (5.41%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.81%) VBScript
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (78.38%) MCSE
2 28 (75.68%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (72.97%) CCNA
4 26 (70.27%) MCSA
5 21 (56.76%) Degree
5 21 (56.76%) MCP
6 19 (51.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 19 (51.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (16.22%) CCENT
8 5 (13.51%) MCTS
9 4 (10.81%) CISSP
10 2 (5.41%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (2.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (2.70%) MCITP
11 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) GDPR
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (62.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) BitLocker
3 2 (5.41%) XenApp
3 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) NFS
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.70%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (67.57%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (2.70%) Terraform
3 1 (2.70%) vRealize
3 1 (2.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 33 (89.19%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) Cisco
3 2 (5.41%) Citrix
3 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) NetApp
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.70%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) Zerto