Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 304 304 254
Rank change year-on-year 0 -50 -38
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 375 348 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.80% 0.77% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.79% 4.51% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 248 281
London median daily rate £350 £399 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.23% +24.61% -14.67%
10th Percentile £142 £144 £128
90th Percentile £538 £504 £500
England median daily rate £338 £340 £331
% change year-on-year -0.74% +2.64% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 23
London median hourly rate £18.70 £15.66 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.39% -10.50% +2.94%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.31 £12.00
90th Percentile £43.59 £18.99 £32.95
England median hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -23.81% +23.53% -

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 7835 7708 7478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.65% 17.16% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5215 4974 4935
London median daily rate £475 £459 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +1.94% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £626
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 113 138
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% -3.85% +12.68%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.60 £12.02
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.84 £46.90
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +8 70 £363 -14.71% 17
West London +2 24 £325 +35.42% 9
North London -6 7 £500 +233.33% 1
East London -12 4 £203 +12.50% 6
South London -39 2 £325 -25.71% 4
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 252 (67.20%) Windows
2 236 (62.93%) Microsoft
3 201 (53.60%) MCSE
4 173 (46.13%) Active Directory
5 153 (40.80%) ITIL
6 108 (28.80%) Office 365
6 108 (28.80%) Windows Server
7 99 (26.40%) VMware
8 97 (25.87%) Finance
9 92 (24.53%) Citrix
9 92 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
10 89 (23.73%) Windows 7
11 85 (22.67%) Microsoft Office
12 82 (21.87%) MCSA
13 73 (19.47%) MCP
14 70 (18.67%) SQL
15 69 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
15 69 (18.40%) PowerShell
16 67 (17.87%) MS Exchange
16 67 (17.87%) Windows Server 2012
17 65 (17.33%) SCCM
18 64 (17.07%) Degree
19 63 (16.80%) Windows 10
20 62 (16.53%) MCITP
21 61 (16.27%) Windows Server 2008
21 61 (16.27%) SQL Server
22 55 (14.67%) Cisco
23 48 (12.80%) DNS
23 48 (12.80%) LAN
24 47 (12.53%) TCP/IP

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 67 (17.87%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.40%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (4.53%) Skype for Business
5 12 (3.20%) IIS
6 11 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.93%) IBM Notes
7 10 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.33%) Apache
9 5 (1.33%) CMS
9 5 (1.33%) Kentico
9 5 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.33%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.33%) Umbraco
10 4 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.80%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 85 (22.67%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.47%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.80%) Eikon
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Relativity
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 108 (28.80%) Office 365
2 92 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (9.87%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.13%) IaaS
6 7 (1.87%) Mimecast
7 6 (1.60%) PaaS
7 6 (1.60%) SaaS
8 5 (1.33%) G Suite
9 3 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.80%) GitHub
10 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.53%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.27%) Akamai
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 48 (12.80%) DNS
1 48 (12.80%) LAN
2 47 (12.53%) TCP/IP
3 44 (11.73%) SAN
4 41 (10.93%) Firewall
5 37 (9.87%) DHCP
6 35 (9.33%) WAN
7 31 (8.27%) Wireless
8 28 (7.47%) VPN
9 25 (6.67%) Internet
10 17 (4.53%) Ethernet
11 12 (3.20%) Skype
11 12 (3.20%) VoIP
12 9 (2.40%) VLAN
13 8 (2.13%) SSL
14 7 (1.87%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (1.87%) NAS
14 7 (1.87%) Network Security
15 6 (1.60%) LDAP
16 5 (1.33%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (16.27%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (6.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (6.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (4.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.67%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (2.40%) QlikView
9 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.60%) OLAP
10 6 (1.60%) OLTP
11 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.07%) Big Data
12 4 (1.07%) Data Mart
12 4 (1.07%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
1 10 (2.67%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.33%) Metasploit
2 5 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.80%) Artifactory
3 3 (0.80%) Gerrit
3 3 (0.80%) GitLab
3 3 (0.80%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.80%) Maven
3 3 (0.80%) MSTest
3 3 (0.80%) WiX
4 2 (0.53%) JIRA
4 2 (0.53%) Moq
4 2 (0.53%) NUnit
4 2 (0.53%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.27%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.27%) YouTrack
General
1 97 (25.87%) Finance
2 38 (10.13%) Banking
3 18 (4.80%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.20%) Financial Institution
4 12 (3.20%) Law
5 10 (2.67%) Legal
6 9 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.13%) Advertising
8 6 (1.60%) Publishing
9 5 (1.33%) German Language
9 5 (1.33%) Retail
10 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.80%) Marketing
11 2 (0.53%) Electronics
11 2 (0.53%) French Language
12 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (14.13%) Analyst
1 53 (14.13%) Desktop Support
2 45 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 41 (10.93%) Developer
4 36 (9.60%) Architect
5 31 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (7.73%) Desktop Engineer
7 28 (7.47%) Consultant
8 23 (6.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 21 (5.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 21 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
9 21 (5.60%) Administrator
9 21 (5.60%) Support Analyst
10 17 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support
11 16 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
12 14 (3.73%) SQL Developer
13 13 (3.47%) Azure Consultant
13 13 (3.47%) IT Support
13 13 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
14 12 (3.20%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.87%) .NET
2 19 (5.07%) XML
3 11 (2.93%) ASP.NET
3 11 (2.93%) jQuery
4 10 (2.67%) WCF
4 10 (2.67%) Web Services
5 9 (2.40%) 802.1X
5 9 (2.40%) AngularJS
6 7 (1.87%) REST
7 6 (1.60%) MDX
7 6 (1.60%) SOAP
8 5 (1.33%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.33%) Middleware
8 5 (1.33%) OpenID
8 5 (1.33%) SAML
9 4 (1.07%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (1.07%) CSS
9 4 (1.07%) HTML
9 4 (1.07%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.27%) Blackberry
2 38 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.93%) Computer Science
3 26 (6.93%) Data Centre
4 19 (5.07%) PKI
4 19 (5.07%) Video Conferencing
5 18 (4.80%) Management Information System
6 17 (4.53%) Client/Server
7 14 (3.73%) BYOD
8 10 (2.67%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (2.40%) iPhone
10 8 (2.13%) NHS
10 8 (2.13%) Replication
11 7 (1.87%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.60%) Clustering
13 5 (1.33%) CESG
13 5 (1.33%) iPad
13 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Licensing
13 5 (1.33%) Smartphone
14 4 (1.07%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 252 (67.20%) Windows
2 108 (28.80%) Windows Server
3 89 (23.73%) Windows 7
4 67 (17.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (16.80%) Windows 10
6 61 (16.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (11.20%) Linux
8 31 (8.27%) Apple iOS
9 16 (4.27%) Android
10 13 (3.47%) Unix
11 12 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (2.13%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.87%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.60%) CentOS
15 6 (1.60%) VMS
15 6 (1.60%) Windows XP
16 5 (1.33%) Windows Vista
17 4 (1.07%) Solaris
18 3 (0.80%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (40.80%) ITIL
2 35 (9.33%) Migration
3 30 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (7.73%) Change Management
5 26 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (6.67%) Time Management
7 24 (6.40%) Project Management
8 22 (5.87%) Asset Management
9 21 (5.60%) PRINCE2
10 20 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (4.80%) Incident Management
12 17 (4.53%) Service Management
13 16 (4.27%) DevOps
13 16 (4.27%) TOGAF
13 16 (4.27%) Validation
13 16 (4.27%) Workflow
14 15 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
14 15 (4.00%) Configuration Management
15 14 (3.73%) ITIL V3
15 14 (3.73%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 70 (18.67%) SQL
2 69 (18.40%) PowerShell
3 24 (6.40%) C#
4 20 (5.33%) Java
5 11 (2.93%) VBScript
6 8 (2.13%) Python
7 7 (1.87%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 6 (1.60%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.07%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.80%) Ruby
11 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.53%) C
11 2 (0.53%) Perl
11 2 (0.53%) VB
11 2 (0.53%) VBA
11 2 (0.53%) X++
12 1 (0.27%) REXX
12 1 (0.27%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 201 (53.60%) MCSE
2 82 (21.87%) MCSA
3 73 (19.47%) MCP
4 64 (17.07%) Degree
5 62 (16.53%) MCITP
6 42 (11.20%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (10.40%) MCDST
8 35 (9.33%) CCNA
8 35 (9.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
9 25 (6.67%) MCTS
10 23 (6.13%) A+ Certification
10 23 (6.13%) Computer Science Degree
11 22 (5.87%) Network+ Certification
12 20 (5.33%) Security Cleared
13 18 (4.80%) MCSM
14 16 (4.27%) ACHDS
15 15 (4.00%) ACDT
15 15 (4.00%) ACTC
15 15 (4.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (12.27%) SLA
2 21 (5.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.60%) QA
4 2 (0.53%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 173 (46.13%) Active Directory
2 69 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (10.40%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.07%) vSphere
5 18 (4.80%) Virtual Servers
6 17 (4.53%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (2.93%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (2.93%) VMware Workstation
9 10 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (2.67%) XenApp
10 9 (2.40%) XenDesktop
11 6 (1.60%) BitLocker
11 6 (1.60%) Docker
12 4 (1.07%) XenServer
13 3 (0.80%) vCloud
14 2 (0.53%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.27%) NFS
15 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 65 (17.33%) SCCM
2 33 (8.80%) SCOM
3 12 (3.20%) Backup Exec
4 9 (2.40%) DameWare
4 9 (2.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.87%) WSUS
6 6 (1.60%) Ansible
6 6 (1.60%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.33%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (1.33%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.07%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.80%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.53%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.53%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.53%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 236 (62.93%) Microsoft
2 99 (26.40%) VMware
3 92 (24.53%) Citrix
4 55 (14.67%) Cisco
5 43 (11.47%) HP
6 38 (10.13%) Apple
7 26 (6.93%) Oracle
8 19 (5.07%) Sophos
9 17 (4.53%) Bloomberg
9 17 (4.53%) Red Hat
10 15 (4.00%) RedGate
10 15 (4.00%) Reuters
11 14 (3.73%) Veeam
12 12 (3.20%) CheckPoint
12 12 (3.20%) SolarWinds
13 11 (2.93%) Dell
13 11 (2.93%) EMC
13 11 (2.93%) Lotus
13 11 (2.93%) NetApp
14 9 (2.40%) Symantec