Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 304 312 293
Rank change year-on-year +8 -19 -66
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 367 315 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.78% 0.76% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.55% 4.56% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 214 217
London median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +11.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £155 £132 £139
90th Percentile £538 £538 £503
England median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 20
London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.33 £14.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.55% +11.93% -7.51%
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £23.30 £36.17
England median hourly rate £14.50 £17.06 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.01% +0.35% +1.98%

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 8,058 6,908 7,658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.16% 16.72% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,335 4,541 5,174
London median daily rate £490 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £257 £275 £263
90th Percentile £669 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £409
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.91% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 127 125
London median hourly rate £22.02 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.07% +10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £13.60 £12.55 £12.02
90th Percentile £53.10 £50.00 £44.43
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.83
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.50% +41.21%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -6 79 £373 -0.67% 34
West London -12 27 £325 +66.67% 23
North London +1 11 £375 +87.50% 1
South London -47 11 £825 +94.12% 6
East London -12 5 £230 +43.75% 16
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 238 (64.85%) Microsoft
2 230 (62.67%) Windows
3 221 (60.22%) MCSE
4 181 (49.32%) Active Directory
5 146 (39.78%) ITIL
6 113 (30.79%) VMware
7 112 (30.52%) Windows Server
8 104 (28.34%) Office 365
9 97 (26.43%) MCSA
10 87 (23.71%) MCP
11 85 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 82 (22.34%) Citrix
13 81 (22.07%) Microsoft Azure
14 79 (21.53%) Windows Server 2012
15 77 (20.98%) Windows Server 2008
16 74 (20.16%) Windows 7
17 72 (19.62%) Finance
18 67 (18.26%) Microsoft Office
19 66 (17.98%) Cisco
20 65 (17.71%) Windows 10
21 64 (17.44%) SCCM
22 59 (16.08%) PowerShell
23 57 (15.53%) LAN
24 56 (15.26%) Cisco Certification
25 54 (14.71%) MS Exchange
26 53 (14.44%) SQL
26 53 (14.44%) CCNA
27 51 (13.90%) Degree
28 50 (13.62%) MCITP
29 49 (13.35%) 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 54 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.54%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.09%) IIS
4 14 (3.81%) Skype for Business
5 13 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.36%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.82%) CMS
9 3 (0.82%) Kentico
9 3 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.82%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.54%) Apache
10 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 67 (18.26%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.82%) Eikon
3 2 (0.54%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.54%) Workfront
4 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.27%) Relativity
4 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 104 (28.34%) Office 365
2 81 (22.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (3.00%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.09%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.09%) PaaS
7 3 (0.82%) IaaS
8 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.27%) Akamai
9 1 (0.27%) Datadog
9 1 (0.27%) G Suite
9 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.27%) Serverless
9 1 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (15.53%) LAN
2 49 (13.35%) Firewall
3 48 (13.08%) WAN
4 46 (12.53%) DNS
5 41 (11.17%) TCP/IP
6 36 (9.81%) Internet
6 36 (9.81%) VPN
7 34 (9.26%) SAN
8 31 (8.45%) DHCP
9 22 (5.99%) Wireless
10 18 (4.90%) BGP
10 18 (4.90%) MPLS
10 18 (4.90%) VoIP
11 16 (4.36%) OSPF
12 15 (4.09%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (3.81%) VPLS
14 13 (3.54%) Skype
14 13 (3.54%) SSL
15 12 (3.27%) DMZ
16 11 (3.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.09%) MySQL
6 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.82%) Power BI
7 3 (0.82%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.54%) Big Data
8 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 11 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.18%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.09%) MSTest
3 4 (1.09%) NUnit
3 4 (1.09%) WiX
4 3 (0.82%) JIRA
4 3 (0.82%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.82%) Moq
4 3 (0.82%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.54%) MSI
5 2 (0.54%) Selenium
6 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.27%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.27%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.27%) Subversion
6 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 72 (19.62%) Finance
2 26 (7.08%) Banking
3 13 (3.54%) Legal
3 13 (3.54%) Publishing
4 9 (2.45%) Advertising
4 9 (2.45%) Law
5 8 (2.18%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.91%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.63%) German Language
8 3 (0.82%) Retail
9 2 (0.54%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (13.62%) Analyst
2 44 (11.99%) Desktop Support
2 44 (11.99%) Support Engineer
3 38 (10.35%) Consultant
4 36 (9.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 34 (9.26%) Architect
6 33 (8.99%) Developer
7 24 (6.54%) 3rd Line Support
8 22 (5.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 20 (5.45%) Support Analyst
10 18 (4.90%) Desktop Engineer
11 17 (4.63%) .NET Developer
11 17 (4.63%) Azure Consultant
12 16 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support
13 15 (4.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 14 (3.81%) Administrator
14 14 (3.81%) Desktop Analyst
15 13 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 13 (3.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 13 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.45%) .NET
2 17 (4.63%) ASP.NET
3 14 (3.81%) Web Services
4 13 (3.54%) jQuery
5 12 (3.27%) .NET Framework
6 9 (2.45%) AngularJS
6 9 (2.45%) XML
7 7 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (1.91%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (1.91%) WCF
7 7 (1.91%) WPF
8 6 (1.63%) HTML
9 5 (1.36%) Ajax
9 5 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 5 (1.36%) CSS
9 5 (1.36%) Software Packaging
10 4 (1.09%) REST
11 3 (0.82%) 802.1X
11 3 (0.82%) HTML5
11 3 (0.82%) ReactiveX
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.53%) Data Centre
2 30 (8.17%) Blackberry
3 27 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (6.81%) Computer Science
5 23 (6.27%) Management Information System
6 20 (5.45%) PKI
7 11 (3.00%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.45%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (1.91%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.91%) Replication
9 7 (1.91%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Licensing
11 5 (1.36%) BYOD
12 4 (1.09%) Clustering
12 4 (1.09%) EMC VNX
12 4 (1.09%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.09%) Fintech
12 4 (1.09%) iPhone
12 4 (1.09%) Thin Client
12 4 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 230 (62.67%) Windows
2 112 (30.52%) Windows Server
3 79 (21.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 77 (20.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (20.16%) Windows 7
6 65 (17.71%) Windows 10
7 28 (7.63%) Linux
8 14 (3.81%) Apple iOS
9 13 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.45%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.18%) Unix
12 6 (1.63%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.09%) Android
15 3 (0.82%) CatOS
15 3 (0.82%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.27%) Mesosphere
17 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (39.78%) ITIL
2 42 (11.44%) Migration
3 29 (7.90%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (7.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (6.81%) Change Management
5 23 (6.27%) Software Deployment
6 22 (5.99%) Service Management
7 17 (4.63%) Configuration Management
7 17 (4.63%) Root Cause Analysis
7 17 (4.63%) Validation
8 15 (4.09%) Capacity Planning
8 15 (4.09%) Incident Management
8 15 (4.09%) ITIL V3
9 14 (3.81%) Change Control
9 14 (3.81%) Network Architecture
9 14 (3.81%) PRINCE2
9 14 (3.81%) Time Management
10 13 (3.54%) MVC
10 13 (3.54%) TOGAF
11 12 (3.27%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (16.08%) PowerShell
2 53 (14.44%) SQL
3 26 (7.08%) C#
4 19 (5.18%) VBScript
5 13 (3.54%) Java
6 12 (3.27%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.27%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.91%) C
8 5 (1.36%) Python
9 4 (1.09%) VBA
10 3 (0.82%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.82%) VB
11 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.54%) Ruby
11 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 221 (60.22%) MCSE
2 97 (26.43%) MCSA
3 87 (23.71%) MCP
4 56 (15.26%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (14.44%) CCNA
6 51 (13.90%) Degree
7 50 (13.62%) MCITP
8 39 (10.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 21 (5.72%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (5.72%) MCDST
10 19 (5.18%) CISSP
10 19 (5.18%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (4.63%) MCTS
11 17 (4.63%) Security Cleared
12 15 (4.09%) CCIE
13 12 (3.27%) CCNP
13 12 (3.27%) CEH
13 12 (3.27%) Citrix Certification
13 12 (3.27%) SC Cleared
13 12 (3.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.17%) SLA
2 13 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.63%) QA
4 2 (0.54%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 181 (49.32%) Active Directory
2 85 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (9.54%) vSphere
4 26 (7.08%) Hyper-V
5 22 (5.99%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (5.18%) VMware Workstation
7 17 (4.63%) XenDesktop
8 15 (4.09%) BitLocker
9 10 (2.72%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (2.45%) XenApp
11 7 (1.91%) Docker
11 7 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.91%) vCloud
12 5 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (1.36%) XenServer
13 4 (1.09%) NFS
13 4 (1.09%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.82%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.54%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 64 (17.44%) SCCM
2 14 (3.81%) SCOM
3 12 (3.27%) WSUS
4 10 (2.72%) Backup Exec
5 8 (2.18%) DameWare
5 8 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.63%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.09%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.82%) Ansible
9 3 (0.82%) Nagios
9 3 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.82%) vRealize
10 2 (0.54%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.54%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 238 (64.85%) Microsoft
2 113 (30.79%) VMware
3 82 (22.34%) Citrix
4 66 (17.98%) Cisco
5 31 (8.45%) Apple
5 31 (8.45%) CheckPoint
6 28 (7.63%) HP
7 18 (4.90%) NetApp
8 17 (4.63%) Oracle
9 15 (4.09%) Juniper
10 14 (3.81%) Fortinet
10 14 (3.81%) Veeam
11 12 (3.27%) Bloomberg
11 12 (3.27%) Reuters
12 11 (3.00%) SolarWinds
13 10 (2.72%) EMC
13 10 (2.72%) FactSet
13 10 (2.72%) Sophos
13 10 (2.72%) Symantec
14 9 (2.45%) Dell