Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 27 May 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
England > London
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 386 290 291
Rank change year-on-year -96 +1 -59
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 274 320 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.60% 0.81% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.53% 4.73% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 221 232
London median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% +4.62%
10th Percentile £160 £125 £155
90th Percentile £613 £538 £488
England median daily rate £350 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 19
London median hourly rate £19.50 £14.04 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.94% -9.45% -13.79%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.10 £21.50 £121.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% -

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,761 6,765 7,658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.02% 17.02% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,992 4,561 5,325
London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 139 100
London median hourly rate £21.25 £25.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +33.33% +0.24%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.69 £11.94
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.05
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in London over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in London over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in London

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 27 May 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
Central London -64 54 £415 +12.54% 28
West London -27 20 £340 - 20
South London -49 13 £800 +125.35% 3
North London +9 12 £450 -10.00% 3
East London -17 3 £230 -45.88% 17
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 186 (67.88%) Microsoft
2 182 (66.42%) Windows
3 162 (59.12%) MCSE
4 148 (54.01%) Active Directory
5 108 (39.42%) ITIL
6 95 (34.67%) Windows Server
7 94 (34.31%) VMware
8 90 (32.85%) Office 365
9 73 (26.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 72 (26.28%) MCSA
11 64 (23.36%) MCP
12 61 (22.26%) Windows 10
13 58 (21.17%) Microsoft Azure
13 58 (21.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 57 (20.80%) Windows Server 2012
15 54 (19.71%) Windows 7
15 54 (19.71%) SCCM
16 53 (19.34%) Citrix
17 51 (18.61%) Cisco
18 50 (18.25%) Microsoft Office
19 46 (16.79%) Migration
19 46 (16.79%) MCITP
20 43 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
21 41 (14.96%) SQL Server
21 41 (14.96%) Finance
21 41 (14.96%) Data Centre
22 40 (14.60%) CCNA
23 39 (14.23%) SQL
23 39 (14.23%) MS Exchange
24 38 (13.87%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 39 (14.23%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.93%) Skype for Business
3 16 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.47%) IIS
4 15 (5.47%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.73%) Apache
8 2 (0.73%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.73%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.36%) JBoss
9 1 (0.36%) nginx
9 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (18.25%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.73%) Workfront
3 1 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Eikon
3 1 (0.36%) Magento
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 90 (32.85%) Office 365
2 58 (21.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (5.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.92%) Mimecast
6 7 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (2.19%) PaaS
7 6 (2.19%) Yammer
8 5 (1.82%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.46%) IaaS
10 3 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.73%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.73%) G Suite
11 2 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.36%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.36%) GitHub
12 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (13.87%) Firewall
2 36 (13.14%) LAN
3 35 (12.77%) DNS
4 31 (11.31%) VPN
5 30 (10.95%) WAN
6 27 (9.85%) DHCP
7 24 (8.76%) Internet
8 21 (7.66%) TCP/IP
9 20 (7.30%) SAN
10 18 (6.57%) MPLS
11 16 (5.84%) BGP
11 16 (5.84%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (5.84%) OSPF
12 14 (5.11%) VPLS
13 13 (4.74%) Skype
13 13 (4.74%) VoIP
14 12 (4.38%) DMZ
14 12 (4.38%) Wireless
15 11 (4.01%) SSL
16 8 (2.92%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.96%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.55%) MySQL
6 6 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.19%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.19%) Power BI
7 4 (1.46%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.09%) Big Data
8 3 (1.09%) OLTP
8 3 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.73%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.55%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.55%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.82%) Moq
3 5 (1.82%) NUnit
4 4 (1.46%) WiX
5 3 (1.09%) MSTest
5 3 (1.09%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.73%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.73%) JIRA
6 2 (0.73%) MSI
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.73%) Selenium
6 2 (0.73%) Subversion
7 1 (0.36%) Hudson
7 1 (0.36%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.36%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.36%) WinRunner
General
1 41 (14.96%) Finance
2 15 (5.47%) Banking
3 12 (4.38%) Legal
4 10 (3.65%) Back Office
5 9 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.19%) Law
6 6 (2.19%) Publishing
7 5 (1.82%) Advertising
7 5 (1.82%) Retail
8 4 (1.46%) Marketing
9 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.73%) Billing
10 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.36%) Electronics
11 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.36%) French Language
11 1 (0.36%) Games
11 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 36 (13.14%) Architect
2 31 (11.31%) Analyst
3 29 (10.58%) Consultant
3 29 (10.58%) Desktop Support
4 27 (9.85%) Support Engineer
5 26 (9.49%) Developer
6 20 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (5.84%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (5.11%) .NET Developer
8 14 (5.11%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (4.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 12 (4.38%) Administrator
9 12 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (4.38%) Service Analyst
9 12 (4.38%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (4.38%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.01%) Security Architect
11 10 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (3.65%) IT Engineer
11 10 (3.65%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.03%) .NET
2 17 (6.20%) Web Services
3 16 (5.84%) ASP.NET
4 10 (3.65%) .NET Framework
5 9 (3.28%) HTML
6 8 (2.92%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (2.92%) jQuery
6 8 (2.92%) WCF
7 7 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (2.55%) WPF
8 6 (2.19%) CSS
9 4 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 4 (1.46%) Software Packaging
9 4 (1.46%) XML
10 3 (1.09%) Ajax
10 3 (1.09%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.09%) HTML5
10 3 (1.09%) ReactiveX
10 3 (1.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.96%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 15 (5.47%) PKI
4 13 (4.74%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.92%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.19%) EMC VNX
7 6 (2.19%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.19%) Replication
8 5 (1.82%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.82%) Clustering
8 5 (1.82%) Handset
8 5 (1.82%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.46%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.46%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.09%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 182 (66.42%) Windows
2 95 (34.67%) Windows Server
3 61 (22.26%) Windows 10
4 58 (21.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (20.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (19.71%) Windows 7
7 16 (5.84%) Linux
8 9 (3.28%) Apple iOS
9 8 (2.92%) Android
10 7 (2.55%) Mac OS
10 7 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.82%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.82%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.09%) CentOS
12 3 (1.09%) Unix
12 3 (1.09%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.73%) CatOS
14 1 (0.36%) AIX
14 1 (0.36%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (39.42%) ITIL
2 46 (16.79%) Migration
3 26 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (8.03%) Service Management
5 20 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (5.11%) Network Architecture
6 14 (5.11%) TOGAF
7 13 (4.74%) CRM
7 13 (4.74%) ITIL V3
7 13 (4.74%) Software Deployment
8 12 (4.38%) Change Management
9 11 (4.01%) Configuration Management
9 11 (4.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (4.01%) Validation
10 10 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (3.65%) MVC
11 9 (3.28%) DevOps
11 9 (3.28%) Line Management
12 8 (2.92%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 39 (14.23%) SQL
2 35 (12.77%) PowerShell
3 21 (7.66%) C#
4 16 (5.84%) C
5 14 (5.11%) T-SQL
6 12 (4.38%) JavaScript
6 12 (4.38%) VBScript
7 5 (1.82%) Python
8 4 (1.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 4 (1.46%) VB
9 3 (1.09%) C++
9 3 (1.09%) Java
9 3 (1.09%) Ruby
9 3 (1.09%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.09%) VBA
10 2 (0.73%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.73%) R
11 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.36%) Go
11 1 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 162 (59.12%) MCSE
2 72 (26.28%) MCSA
3 64 (23.36%) MCP
4 46 (16.79%) MCITP
5 43 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (14.60%) CCNA
7 34 (12.41%) Degree
8 24 (8.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (8.03%) Security Cleared
10 20 (7.30%) SC Cleared
11 19 (6.93%) MCTS
12 17 (6.20%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (5.47%) CCIE
14 10 (3.65%) A+ Certification
14 10 (3.65%) MCDST
15 9 (3.28%) CISSP
16 8 (2.92%) Microsoft Certified Architect
17 7 (2.55%) CCSP
17 7 (2.55%) Master's Degree
17 7 (2.55%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.39%) SLA
2 5 (1.82%) QA
3 4 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 148 (54.01%) Active Directory
2 73 (26.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.66%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (6.57%) Hyper-V
4 18 (6.57%) vSphere
5 11 (4.01%) VMware Workstation
6 10 (3.65%) BitLocker
7 9 (3.28%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.55%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (2.19%) XenApp
10 5 (1.82%) Docker
10 5 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.46%) NFS
11 4 (1.46%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.46%) vCloud
12 3 (1.09%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.73%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.73%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 54 (19.71%) SCCM
2 9 (3.28%) WSUS
3 8 (2.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.92%) SCOM
4 6 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (2.19%) XenMobile
5 5 (1.82%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.82%) PingFederate
6 4 (1.46%) vRealize
7 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.09%) Nagios
7 3 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.09%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.73%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.73%) DameWare
8 2 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.73%) Nessus
8 2 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 186 (67.88%) Microsoft
2 94 (34.31%) VMware
3 53 (19.34%) Citrix
4 51 (18.61%) Cisco
5 25 (9.12%) CheckPoint
6 21 (7.66%) HP
7 18 (6.57%) Apple
8 17 (6.20%) Juniper
9 14 (5.11%) Fortinet
10 13 (4.74%) EMC
10 13 (4.74%) McAfee
11 11 (4.01%) Symantec
12 10 (3.65%) NetApp
12 10 (3.65%) Oracle
13 9 (3.28%) Meraki
13 9 (3.28%) Reuters
14 7 (2.55%) AppDynamics
14 7 (2.55%) Bloomberg
14 7 (2.55%) Mercator
14 7 (2.55%) Remedy