Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 338 318 286
Rank change year-on-year -20 -32 -39
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 310 340 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.68% 0.76% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.22% 4.62% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 230 263
London median daily rate £333 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -12.50% +23.55%
10th Percentile £163 £140 £160
90th Percentile £563 £525 £525
England median daily rate £350 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +3.70% -0.74% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 10
London median hourly rate £25.00 £14.04 £14.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.09% -6.10% -16.85%
10th Percentile £18.56 £12.91 £12.72
90th Percentile £38.45 £28.09 £18.80
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.48% -20.24% +16.80%

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 7,347 7,361 7,813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.02% 16.53% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,761 4,845 5,172
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £281 £288 £268
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 159 93
London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.97% -1.58% -12.20%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.31 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £35.49
England median hourly rate £24.25 £28.08 £25.50
% change year-on-year -13.64% +10.12% +13.33%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +7 87 £363 +3.57% 36
West London -13 28 £301 -7.38% 19
East London -18 5 £175 -13.58% 15
North London -4 4 £140 -72.00% 3
South London -33 4 £200 -43.26% 3
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 233 (75.16%) Microsoft
2 218 (70.32%) Windows
3 162 (52.26%) Active Directory
4 148 (47.74%) MCSE
5 137 (44.19%) ITIL
6 120 (38.71%) Windows Server
7 115 (37.10%) Office 365
8 112 (36.13%) VMware
9 84 (27.10%) VMware Infrastructure
10 76 (24.52%) Windows 7
11 75 (24.19%) MCSA
12 74 (23.87%) Windows 10
13 72 (23.23%) Microsoft Azure
14 69 (22.26%) Microsoft Office
15 66 (21.29%) SCCM
16 64 (20.65%) Finance
17 63 (20.32%) Windows Server 2008
18 60 (19.35%) Migration
19 58 (18.71%) MCP
20 57 (18.39%) MS Exchange
21 56 (18.06%) SQL Server
22 53 (17.10%) PowerShell
23 50 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
24 47 (15.16%) Citrix
25 46 (14.84%) Cisco
25 46 (14.84%) DNS
26 45 (14.52%) SharePoint
27 41 (13.23%) TCP/IP
27 41 (13.23%) MCITP
28 40 (12.90%) LAN

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 57 (18.39%) MS Exchange
2 45 (14.52%) SharePoint
3 30 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (6.77%) Skype for Business
5 13 (4.19%) IIS
6 12 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.94%) K2 blackpearl
9 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.29%) Confluence
10 4 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.97%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.65%) Apache
12 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.65%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.65%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 69 (22.26%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (4.52%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (2.26%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.29%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.97%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 11 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.65%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.65%) SAP GTS
3 2 (0.65%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 115 (37.10%) Office 365
2 72 (23.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (5.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (3.87%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (3.55%) IaaS
6 11 (3.55%) PaaS
7 7 (2.26%) OneDrive
8 6 (1.94%) Mimecast
8 6 (1.94%) SaaS
8 6 (1.94%) Yammer
9 4 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.97%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.65%) G Suite
11 2 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.32%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (14.84%) DNS
2 41 (13.23%) TCP/IP
3 40 (12.90%) LAN
4 37 (11.94%) DHCP
4 37 (11.94%) Firewall
5 28 (9.03%) WAN
6 25 (8.06%) Internet
6 25 (8.06%) Wireless
7 24 (7.74%) VPN
8 21 (6.77%) SAN
9 15 (4.84%) VoIP
10 14 (4.52%) DMZ
10 14 (4.52%) Skype
11 10 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (3.23%) Kerberos
11 10 (3.23%) SMTP
12 9 (2.90%) SSL
13 8 (2.58%) ADSL
13 8 (2.58%) FCoE
13 8 (2.58%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (2.26%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.26%) Power BI
5 7 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.61%) MySQL
7 4 (1.29%) Big Data
7 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (0.97%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.97%) Electronic Patient Records
8 3 (0.97%) OLTP
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.97%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (3.87%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.29%) JIRA
3 4 (1.29%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.97%) Moq
4 3 (0.97%) MSI
4 3 (0.97%) NUnit
4 3 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.65%) Hudson
5 2 (0.65%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.65%) Subversion
5 2 (0.65%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.32%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.32%) MSTest
6 1 (0.32%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 64 (20.65%) Finance
2 27 (8.71%) Banking
3 13 (4.19%) Back Office
4 12 (3.87%) Law
5 9 (2.90%) Legal
6 7 (2.26%) Spanish Language
6 7 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.94%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.61%) Advertising
8 5 (1.61%) Games
8 5 (1.61%) Marketing
9 4 (1.29%) Retail
10 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.65%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.32%) Billing
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) International Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (16.13%) Support Engineer
2 40 (12.90%) Analyst
3 35 (11.29%) Architect
4 33 (10.65%) Desktop Support
5 26 (8.39%) IT Support
6 24 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (7.10%) Consultant
8 21 (6.77%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (6.13%) Support Analyst
10 18 (5.81%) Desktop Engineer
10 18 (5.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 17 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (5.16%) Developer
13 15 (4.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 15 (4.84%) Service Analyst
14 13 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 13 (4.19%) Administrator
14 13 (4.19%) IT Analyst
14 13 (4.19%) Service Desk Analyst
15 11 (3.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.06%) .NET
2 15 (4.84%) Web Services
3 10 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 10 (3.23%) HTML
4 9 (2.90%) SAML
5 8 (2.58%) CSS
5 8 (2.58%) Middleware
5 8 (2.58%) WCF
6 4 (1.29%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.29%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.97%) Entity Framework
7 3 (0.97%) WPF
8 2 (0.65%) HTML5
8 2 (0.65%) JMS
8 2 (0.65%) LAMP
8 2 (0.65%) MDX
8 2 (0.65%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.65%) WinForms
8 2 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.32%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.42%) Video Conferencing
3 20 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 20 (6.45%) Clustering
4 16 (5.16%) iPhone
5 13 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.55%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.55%) iPad
7 10 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.90%) Handset
9 8 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (2.58%) CLARiiON
9 8 (2.58%) Smartphone
10 7 (2.26%) Fat Client
10 7 (2.26%) Mobile App
10 7 (2.26%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.94%) Replication
12 5 (1.61%) CESG
12 5 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.61%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 218 (70.32%) Windows
2 120 (38.71%) Windows Server
3 76 (24.52%) Windows 7
4 74 (23.87%) Windows 10
5 63 (20.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (8.06%) Linux
8 18 (5.81%) Apple iOS
8 18 (5.81%) Mac OS X
9 17 (5.48%) Android
10 13 (4.19%) Mac OS
11 9 (2.90%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.26%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.61%) CentOS
15 4 (1.29%) Mac OS X Server
16 3 (0.97%) Unix
17 2 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (44.19%) ITIL
2 60 (19.35%) Migration
3 31 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 29 (9.35%) Service Management
5 28 (9.03%) Server Management
6 27 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (8.06%) Project Management
8 24 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (7.10%) Customer Requirements
10 19 (6.13%) PRINCE2
11 17 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (5.48%) Change Management
12 16 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (5.16%) ITSM
13 15 (4.84%) CRM
14 14 (4.52%) Mobile Device Management
14 14 (4.52%) TOGAF
15 13 (4.19%) Enterprise Architecture
16 12 (3.87%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 53 (17.10%) PowerShell
2 40 (12.90%) SQL
3 20 (6.45%) C#
4 13 (4.19%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.87%) C
6 7 (2.26%) Python
7 6 (1.94%) Java
7 6 (1.94%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 5 (1.61%) VB
8 5 (1.61%) VBA
8 5 (1.61%) VBScript
9 3 (0.97%) R
9 3 (0.97%) U-SQL
10 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.65%) C++
10 2 (0.65%) PHP
10 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 148 (47.74%) MCSE
2 75 (24.19%) MCSA
3 58 (18.71%) MCP
4 41 (13.23%) MCITP
5 38 (12.26%) Degree
6 33 (10.65%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (8.71%) MCTS
8 26 (8.39%) CCNA
9 25 (8.06%) Security Cleared
10 22 (7.10%) SC Cleared
11 19 (6.13%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (5.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (3.23%) A+ Certification
13 10 (3.23%) MCDST
14 8 (2.58%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 8 (2.58%) Novell Certification
15 7 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (2.26%) DBS Check
15 7 (2.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (2.26%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.71%) SLA
2 5 (1.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.29%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.65%) PMO
4 2 (0.65%) QA
5 1 (0.32%) COBIT
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 162 (52.26%) Active Directory
2 84 (27.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (10.65%) Hyper-V
4 20 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (4.84%) vSphere
6 13 (4.19%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (2.58%) IAG
8 8 (2.58%) UAG
9 7 (2.26%) BitLocker
10 6 (1.94%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (1.94%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.61%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.97%) XenApp
13 2 (0.65%) Firmware
13 2 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.32%) Docker
14 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 66 (21.29%) SCCM
2 16 (5.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 15 (4.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (4.52%) NetBackup
4 14 (4.52%) SCOM
5 13 (4.19%) AirWatch
5 13 (4.19%) XenMobile
6 12 (3.87%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (3.55%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (2.58%) WSUS
9 6 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (1.94%) PingFederate
9 6 (1.94%) Puppet
10 5 (1.61%) Terraform
11 4 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.97%) CASB
12 3 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.97%) CSIRT
12 3 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 233 (75.16%) Microsoft
2 112 (36.13%) VMware
3 47 (15.16%) Citrix
4 46 (14.84%) Cisco
5 38 (12.26%) Apple
6 26 (8.39%) EMC
7 23 (7.42%) McAfee
8 22 (7.10%) HP
9 16 (5.16%) Ivanti
9 16 (5.16%) ServiceNow
10 14 (4.52%) Symantec
11 13 (4.19%) Veeam
12 12 (3.87%) Bloomberg
13 11 (3.55%) Oracle
13 11 (3.55%) SAP
14 9 (2.90%) Hitachi
14 9 (2.90%) Polycom
14 9 (2.90%) Remedy
15 8 (2.58%) SolarWinds
16 7 (2.26%) Juniper