Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 396 320 303
Rank change year-on-year -76 -17 +51
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 191 81 223
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.51% 0.46% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.39% 2.43% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 61 167
10th Percentile £213 £200 £143
25th Percentile £363 £313 £224
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £420 £375
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -7.41%
75th Percentile £575 £525 £488
90th Percentile £636 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
10th Percentile - - £28.25
25th Percentile £13.25 - £30.90
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £36.44
75th Percentile £13.75 - £43.09
90th Percentile - - £46.41
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% -14.29% -

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 5,627 3,335 5,390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.99% 19.10% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,733 2,351 3,815
10th Percentile £360 £313 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £600
90th Percentile £738 £666 £688
England median daily rate £521 £475 £467
% change year-on-year +9.63% +1.71% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 48 87
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.09 £18.31
25th Percentile £26.38 £25.16 £22.17
Median hourly rate £44.50 £35.75 £38.00
Median % change year-on-year +24.48% -5.92% +68.89%
75th Percentile £49.25 £54.25 £50.63
90th Percentile £60.53 £60.00 £52.70
England median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.75% +23.08% +28.28%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in London

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in London over the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -46 25 £450 +17.65% 20
West London -19 8 £544 +8.75% 14
North London +3 4 £400 +25.79% 4
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 158 (82.72%) Microsoft
2 107 (56.02%) Windows
3 99 (51.83%) Azure
4 90 (47.12%) Active Directory
5 83 (43.46%) Microsoft 365
6 76 (39.79%) MCSE
7 69 (36.13%) Windows Server
8 65 (34.03%) ITIL
9 56 (29.32%) VMware
10 49 (25.65%) Social Skills
11 48 (25.13%) Cisco
12 43 (22.51%) MCSA
13 42 (21.99%) PowerShell
14 35 (18.32%) DNS
14 35 (18.32%) Finance
15 33 (17.28%) Citrix
15 33 (17.28%) Cisco Certification
15 33 (17.28%) Windows 10
16 32 (16.75%) Migration
17 31 (16.23%) Degree
17 31 (16.23%) Change Management
18 30 (15.71%) MCITP
18 30 (15.71%) DevOps
18 30 (15.71%) Security Cleared
18 30 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
18 30 (15.71%) SCCM
19 29 (15.18%) Azure Active Directory
20 28 (14.66%) CCNA
21 27 (14.14%) Firewall
21 27 (14.14%) SC Cleared

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 17 (8.90%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.24%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.14%) IIS
4 5 (2.62%) ArcGIS
5 4 (2.09%) Confluence
5 4 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.57%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.05%) Site Server
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.52%) CMS
8 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (7.85%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.62%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.09%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 99 (51.83%) Azure
2 83 (43.46%) Microsoft 365
3 29 (15.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (10.99%) IaaS
5 20 (10.47%) AWS
6 16 (8.38%) PaaS
7 9 (4.71%) Power Platform
8 7 (3.66%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (3.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 6 (3.14%) OneDrive
10 5 (2.62%) Azure Monitor
10 5 (2.62%) Azure Storage
11 4 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (2.09%) Azure Sentinel
11 4 (2.09%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 4 (2.09%) SaaS
12 3 (1.57%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (1.57%) Azure Pipelines
12 3 (1.57%) GCP
12 3 (1.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (18.32%) DNS
2 27 (14.14%) Firewall
3 20 (10.47%) SAN
4 18 (9.42%) DHCP
5 17 (8.90%) TCP/IP
6 13 (6.81%) NetScaler
7 11 (5.76%) Network Security
7 11 (5.76%) VPN
8 10 (5.24%) Junos
9 8 (4.19%) VoIP
10 7 (3.66%) Kerberos
10 7 (3.66%) LAN
11 6 (3.14%) FTP
11 6 (3.14%) SMTP
11 6 (3.14%) SSL
11 6 (3.14%) VLAN
11 6 (3.14%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.62%) Internet
13 4 (2.09%) IPv4
13 4 (2.09%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.19%) Power BI
2 8 (4.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (3.66%) Big Data
4 6 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.62%) GIS
5 5 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.09%) Data Lake
6 4 (2.09%) QlikView
7 3 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.57%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.52%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (2.09%) JIRA
2 3 (1.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.05%) Subversion
3 2 (1.05%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.52%) GitLab
4 1 (0.52%) Gradle
4 1 (0.52%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.52%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.52%) Maven
4 1 (0.52%) Moq
4 1 (0.52%) NUnit
General
1 49 (25.65%) Social Skills
2 35 (18.32%) Finance
3 21 (10.99%) Public Sector
4 11 (5.76%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.71%) Electronics
5 9 (4.71%) Marketing
6 8 (4.19%) Manufacturing
6 8 (4.19%) Retail
7 7 (3.66%) Banking
8 6 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (3.14%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (2.09%) Local Government
9 4 (2.09%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (1.57%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (1.57%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.57%) Law
11 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.52%) Front Office
12 1 (0.52%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (13.09%) Analyst
2 24 (12.57%) Architect
2 24 (12.57%) Azure Engineer
3 20 (10.47%) Consultant
4 19 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (8.90%) Support Engineer
6 14 (7.33%) Wintel Engineer
7 11 (5.76%) Administrator
8 10 (5.24%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.71%) Azure Architect
9 9 (4.71%) Desktop Support
9 9 (4.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 8 (4.19%) Azure Consultant
11 7 (3.66%) Citrix Analyst
11 7 (3.66%) Server Engineer
12 6 (3.14%) Desktop Engineer
12 6 (3.14%) SQL DBA
12 6 (3.14%) Support Specialist
12 6 (3.14%) Technical Specialist
12 6 (3.14%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.14%) REST
2 4 (2.09%) JSON
2 4 (2.09%) LDAP
2 4 (2.09%) Web Services
3 3 (1.57%) .NET
3 3 (1.57%) Azure Blueprints
3 3 (1.57%) SAML
4 2 (1.05%) .NET Core
4 2 (1.05%) HTML
4 2 (1.05%) SPNEGO
5 1 (0.52%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.52%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.52%) HTML5
5 1 (0.52%) OAuth
5 1 (0.52%) OpenID
5 1 (0.52%) React
5 1 (0.52%) RESTful
5 1 (0.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.42%) Replication
2 11 (5.76%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.62%) NHS
4 5 (2.62%) PKI
5 4 (2.09%) Clustering
5 4 (2.09%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.09%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.09%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.57%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (1.57%) Learning Management System
6 3 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.05%) User Experience
8 1 (0.52%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.52%) Handset
8 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 107 (56.02%) Windows
2 69 (36.13%) Windows Server
3 33 (17.28%) Windows 10
4 26 (13.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (9.95%) Windows Server 2016
6 18 (9.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (8.38%) Linux
8 10 (5.24%) Windows 7
9 9 (4.71%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (2.09%) Android
10 4 (2.09%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.09%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.57%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.05%) Unix
12 2 (1.05%) VMS
13 1 (0.52%) CentOS
13 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (34.03%) ITIL
2 32 (16.75%) Migration
3 31 (16.23%) Change Management
4 30 (15.71%) DevOps
5 26 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (12.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 22 (11.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 20 (10.47%) Infrastructure as Code
9 19 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (8.90%) Project Delivery
11 14 (7.33%) Analytics
11 14 (7.33%) CI/CD
11 14 (7.33%) Problem Management
12 13 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (6.28%) High Availability
13 12 (6.28%) Incident Management
13 12 (6.28%) Service Management
14 11 (5.76%) Cybersecurity
14 11 (5.76%) Data Migration
15 10 (5.24%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (21.99%) PowerShell
2 20 (10.47%) SQL
3 11 (5.76%) C#
4 10 (5.24%) Python
5 8 (4.19%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.62%) C
6 5 (2.62%) VB
7 3 (1.57%) Bicep
8 2 (1.05%) Bash
8 2 (1.05%) VBA
9 1 (0.52%) Go
9 1 (0.52%) Java
9 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.52%) R
9 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 76 (39.79%) MCSE
2 43 (22.51%) MCSA
3 33 (17.28%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (16.23%) Degree
5 30 (15.71%) MCITP
5 30 (15.71%) Security Cleared
6 28 (14.66%) CCNA
7 27 (14.14%) SC Cleared
8 17 (8.90%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (8.90%) MCTS
9 14 (7.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (5.24%) JNCIA
11 9 (4.71%) MCP
12 7 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (3.14%) CISSP
13 6 (3.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (3.14%) Server+ Certification
14 5 (2.62%) A+ Certification
14 5 (2.62%) CCA
14 5 (2.62%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.99%) SLA
2 11 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.05%) GDPR
4 2 (1.05%) GxP
4 2 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.52%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.52%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.52%) NIST
5 1 (0.52%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 90 (47.12%) Active Directory
2 30 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.90%) XenApp
4 11 (5.76%) XenDesktop
5 10 (5.24%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.66%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (3.14%) DFS Replication
7 6 (3.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.62%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (2.62%) VMware NSX
9 4 (2.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (2.09%) OpenAM
9 4 (2.09%) vSphere
10 3 (1.57%) Docker
10 3 (1.57%) NFS
10 3 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.57%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.57%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.05%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 30 (15.71%) SCCM
2 16 (8.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 16 (8.38%) Terraform
3 11 (5.76%) Ansible
4 10 (5.24%) ZABBIX
5 7 (3.66%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 6 (3.14%) Kubernetes
7 5 (2.62%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (2.09%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (2.09%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.09%) SCOM
8 4 (2.09%) VxRail
9 3 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.05%) Control-M
10 2 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.05%) Nagios
10 2 (1.05%) Netcool
10 2 (1.05%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 158 (82.72%) Microsoft
2 56 (29.32%) VMware
3 48 (25.13%) Cisco
4 33 (17.28%) Citrix
5 19 (9.95%) CheckPoint
6 14 (7.33%) ServiceNow
7 12 (6.28%) Veeam
8 10 (5.24%) Juniper
9 8 (4.19%) Dell
9 8 (4.19%) McAfee
9 8 (4.19%) Oracle
10 7 (3.66%) EMC
10 7 (3.66%) HP
10 7 (3.66%) Polycom
10 7 (3.66%) SAP
10 7 (3.66%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.14%) Apple
12 5 (2.62%) ESRI
12 5 (2.62%) Lumension
12 5 (2.62%) Sophos