Period
to 9 December 2018

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 9 December 2018 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 185 192
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 -25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 77 70 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.09% 0.98% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.86% 6.76% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 40 37
City of London median daily rate £415 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £180 £178 £200
90th Percentile £525 £538 £566
Central London median daily rate £363 £350 £421
% change year-on-year +3.57% -16.91% +13.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 2
City of London median hourly rate £23.13 £14.04 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.80% -14.03% -14.03%
10th Percentile £18.70 £13.31 £16.16
90th Percentile £25.50 £14.76 £16.49
Central London median hourly rate £23.13 £14.04 £16.33
% change year-on-year +64.80% -14.03% -18.38%

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 980 1,036 1,017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.82% 14.50% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 745 704
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +0.56%
10th Percentile £238 £298 £275
90th Percentile £675 £688 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £483 £450
% change year-on-year -1.55% +7.22% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 24 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.58% -2.56%
10th Percentile £13.30 £13.31 £16.16
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.08 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.78% +7.89% +0.80%

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 9 December 2018.

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

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the City of London region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
Central London

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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 60 (77.92%) Microsoft
2 53 (68.83%) Windows
3 40 (51.95%) ITIL
4 32 (41.56%) MCSE
5 29 (37.66%) Windows 7
6 26 (33.77%) Finance
7 23 (29.87%) Office 365
8 21 (27.27%) Active Directory
9 20 (25.97%) TCP/IP
9 20 (25.97%) MCSA
9 20 (25.97%) Windows Server
10 19 (24.68%) Windows 10
10 19 (24.68%) SCCM
11 17 (22.08%) VMware
11 17 (22.08%) SharePoint
11 17 (22.08%) DNS
12 16 (20.78%) Microsoft Office
12 16 (20.78%) Apple
13 15 (19.48%) MCP
13 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (16.88%) Cisco
14 13 (16.88%) LAN
14 13 (16.88%) WAN
15 12 (15.58%) SLA
15 12 (15.58%) SQL
15 12 (15.58%) PowerShell
15 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Azure
16 11 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
16 11 (14.29%) SQL Server

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 17 (22.08%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.19%) IIS
3 4 (5.19%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (5.19%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.30%) Apache
4 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.30%) nginx
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (20.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.19%) InfoPath
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.90%) SAP GTS
2 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (29.87%) Office 365
2 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.60%) G Suite
4 2 (2.60%) IaaS
4 2 (2.60%) PaaS
5 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.30%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.30%) iTunes
5 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.97%) TCP/IP
2 17 (22.08%) DNS
3 13 (16.88%) LAN
3 13 (16.88%) WAN
4 10 (12.99%) DHCP
5 8 (10.39%) Internet
6 6 (7.79%) VPN
7 5 (6.49%) ADSL
7 5 (6.49%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (6.49%) WebEx
7 5 (6.49%) Wireless
8 4 (5.19%) DMZ
8 4 (5.19%) SAN
8 4 (5.19%) Skype
9 3 (3.90%) Broadband
9 3 (3.90%) Firewall
10 2 (2.60%) Network Security
10 2 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (2.60%) SSH
10 2 (2.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) Power BI
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.60%) MySQL
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.30%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.30%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.30%) OLAP
6 1 (1.30%) OLTP
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.30%) phpMyAdmin
6 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.30%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) InstallShield
1 2 (2.60%) MSI
2 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.30%) NUnit
2 1 (1.30%) Subversion
2 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.30%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (33.77%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Banking
3 6 (7.79%) Financial Institution
3 6 (7.79%) Spanish Language
4 3 (3.90%) Back Office
4 3 (3.90%) Legal
5 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.60%) Law
5 2 (2.60%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (1.30%) Billing
6 1 (1.30%) German Language
6 1 (1.30%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.30%) Retail
6 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 11 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 10 (12.99%) Desktop Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) IT Support
5 7 (9.09%) Consultant
5 7 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) IT Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) IT Support Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Office 365 Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) .NET
1 5 (6.49%) CSS
2 4 (5.19%) HTML
3 2 (2.60%) Web Services
4 1 (1.30%) Ajax
4 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.30%) Gearman
4 1 (1.30%) jQuery
4 1 (1.30%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.30%) LAMP
4 1 (1.30%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.30%) MDX
4 1 (1.30%) OAuth
4 1 (1.30%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) iPhone
1 9 (11.69%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (10.39%) Blackberry
3 7 (9.09%) iPad
4 6 (7.79%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.19%) Handset
5 4 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.90%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.90%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.60%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.30%) CESG
8 1 (1.30%) Clustering
8 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.30%) User Experience
8 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (68.83%) Windows
2 29 (37.66%) Windows 7
3 20 (25.97%) Windows Server
4 19 (24.68%) Windows 10
5 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (14.29%) Mac OS X
7 9 (11.69%) Linux
8 8 (10.39%) Apple iOS
9 5 (6.49%) Android
9 5 (6.49%) Unix
10 3 (3.90%) Mac OS
10 3 (3.90%) Mac OS X Server
10 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.30%) CentOS
12 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (51.95%) ITIL
2 11 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (14.29%) Service Management
3 10 (12.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (12.99%) Migration
4 7 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 7 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.49%) Change Management
6 5 (6.49%) Decision-Making
6 5 (6.49%) ITSM
6 5 (6.49%) Project Management
7 4 (5.19%) Analytics
7 4 (5.19%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.19%) Information Security
7 4 (5.19%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.19%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.19%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) PowerShell
1 12 (15.58%) SQL
2 6 (7.79%) C#
3 4 (5.19%) C
3 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.90%) Python
5 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.30%) Korn
6 1 (1.30%) Perl
6 1 (1.30%) PHP
6 1 (1.30%) VB
6 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (41.56%) MCSE
2 20 (25.97%) MCSA
3 15 (19.48%) MCP
4 8 (10.39%) Degree
5 6 (7.79%) CCNA
5 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (7.79%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (6.49%) MCTS
7 4 (5.19%) A+ Certification
7 4 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (3.90%) ACSP
8 3 (3.90%) ACTC
8 3 (3.90%) MCDST
8 3 (3.90%) MCITP
9 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.30%) VCAP
10 1 (1.30%) VCP5
10 1 (1.30%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.58%) SLA
2 3 (3.90%) PMO
3 2 (2.60%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.30%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 21 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.79%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.49%) BitLocker
5 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.19%) vSphere
6 3 (3.90%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.60%) VMware NSX
7 2 (2.60%) XenApp
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (24.68%) SCCM
2 6 (7.79%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.60%) SCOM
3 2 (2.60%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.60%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (2.60%) vRealize
3 2 (2.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 1 (1.30%) Ansible
4 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.30%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.30%) CSIRT
4 1 (1.30%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.30%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.30%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (77.92%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.08%) VMware
3 16 (20.78%) Apple
4 13 (16.88%) Cisco
5 9 (11.69%) McAfee
6 7 (9.09%) Citrix
7 5 (6.49%) EMC
7 5 (6.49%) Ivanti
8 4 (5.19%) Bloomberg
8 4 (5.19%) ServiceNow
8 4 (5.19%) Splunk
9 3 (3.90%) FactSet
9 3 (3.90%) Hitachi
9 3 (3.90%) HP
9 3 (3.90%) SAP
10 2 (2.60%) Dell
10 2 (2.60%) Google
10 2 (2.60%) IBM
10 2 (2.60%) Novell
10 2 (2.60%) Remedy