Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 318 333 315
Rank change year-on-year +15 -18 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 242 334 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.70% 0.72% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.09% 4.44% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 234 253
London median daily rate £400 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% +12.50% -9.68%
10th Percentile £147 £161 £144
90th Percentile £575 £564 £538
England median daily rate £375 £370 £328
% change year-on-year +1.35% +12.98% -3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 11
London median hourly rate £46.40 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.92% +4.28% +14.55%
10th Percentile £44.16 £18.60 £13.31
90th Percentile £48.63 £25.50 £28.24
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.41 £14.65
% change year-on-year +9.13% +18.84% -30.24%

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 5,916 7,529 8,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.21% 16.14% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,001 4,843 5,381
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.55%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £470 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +4.44% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 193 171
London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.08 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.35% +12.00% +10.26%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.45 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -1.96%

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 9 December 2019.

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
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 9 December 2019. 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 +16 54 £388 +6.90% 67
South London +47 11 £425 +123.68% 6
East London +33 4 £146 -16.57% 25
North London +14 4 £450 +221.43% 3
West London -5 4 £200 -33.55% 53
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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.

1 195 (80.58%) Microsoft
2 149 (61.57%) Windows
3 133 (54.96%) MCSE
4 126 (52.07%) Active Directory
5 96 (39.67%) Office 365
6 88 (36.36%) Azure
7 86 (35.54%) Windows Server
8 76 (31.40%) VMware
9 73 (30.17%) MCSA
10 58 (23.97%) ITIL
11 57 (23.55%) PowerShell
12 51 (21.07%) SCCM
12 51 (21.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 47 (19.42%) SQL
14 46 (19.01%) DNS
15 42 (17.36%) Microsoft Office
16 41 (16.94%) MS Exchange
17 40 (16.53%) Citrix
17 40 (16.53%) Finance
18 38 (15.70%) Migration
18 38 (15.70%) Degree
18 38 (15.70%) Windows 10
19 37 (15.29%) Windows 7
19 37 (15.29%) MCP
20 36 (14.88%) DevOps
21 35 (14.46%) DHCP
22 34 (14.05%) SharePoint
22 34 (14.05%) Security Cleared
22 34 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
23 32 (13.22%) 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 41 (16.94%) MS Exchange
2 34 (14.05%) SharePoint
3 17 (7.02%) Confluence
4 16 (6.61%) Skype for Business
5 14 (5.79%) IIS
6 13 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.24%) Apache
10 2 (0.83%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.41%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.41%) SAS
11 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 42 (17.36%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 96 (39.67%) Office 365
2 88 (36.36%) Azure
3 22 (9.09%) AWS
4 20 (8.26%) Power Platform
5 18 (7.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (6.20%) PowerApps
7 14 (5.79%) PaaS
8 13 (5.37%) Microsoft Flow
9 10 (4.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (3.72%) OpenShift
10 9 (3.72%) SaaS
11 8 (3.31%) GCP
11 8 (3.31%) IaaS
12 7 (2.89%) GitHub
13 5 (2.07%) Mimecast
14 3 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (1.24%) OneDrive
14 3 (1.24%) Serverless
15 1 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
15 1 (0.41%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 46 (19.01%) DNS
2 35 (14.46%) DHCP
3 32 (13.22%) LAN
4 31 (12.81%) WAN
5 25 (10.33%) SAN
6 24 (9.92%) Firewall
7 13 (5.37%) Skype
7 13 (5.37%) TCP/IP
8 12 (4.96%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (4.96%) Kerberos
9 11 (4.55%) VPN
10 8 (3.31%) VoIP
11 7 (2.89%) Wireless
12 5 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (1.65%) HTTP
13 4 (1.65%) NAS
13 4 (1.65%) PBX
13 4 (1.65%) PSTN
13 4 (1.65%) VLAN
14 3 (1.24%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.72%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (3.72%) Cosmos DB
2 9 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.89%) Power BI
4 5 (2.07%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.83%) DTS
6 2 (0.83%) Essbase
6 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.41%) Big Data
7 1 (0.41%) HBase
Development Applications
1 17 (7.02%) JIRA
2 8 (3.31%) InstallShield
2 8 (3.31%) MSI
3 5 (2.07%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.07%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.65%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.41%) Hudson
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.41%) PowerBuilder
General
1 40 (16.53%) Finance
2 5 (2.07%) Banking
2 5 (2.07%) Law
2 5 (2.07%) Legal
3 4 (1.65%) Financial Institution
3 4 (1.65%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.24%) French Language
5 2 (0.83%) Dutch Language
5 2 (0.83%) German Language
5 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.41%) Front Office
6 1 (0.41%) Games
6 1 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.41%) Marketing
6 1 (0.41%) Publishing
6 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (15.70%) Support Engineer
2 26 (10.74%) Analyst
3 24 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (6.61%) IT Support
5 15 (6.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 15 (6.20%) 3rd Line Support
5 15 (6.20%) Architect
5 15 (6.20%) Consultant
5 15 (6.20%) Developer
6 14 (5.79%) Desktop Support
6 14 (5.79%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (5.37%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (5.37%) Azure Engineer
8 12 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 12 (4.96%) Applications Support
8 12 (4.96%) Support Manager
9 11 (4.55%) IT Engineer
9 11 (4.55%) Support Analyst
10 10 (4.13%) Service Analyst
10 10 (4.13%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.44%) .NET
2 10 (4.13%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.72%) HTML
4 5 (2.07%) Web Services
5 4 (1.65%) CSS
5 4 (1.65%) React
6 3 (1.24%) JSON
6 3 (1.24%) LDAP
6 3 (1.24%) WinForms
6 3 (1.24%) XML
7 2 (0.83%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.83%) HTML5
7 2 (0.83%) RESTful
7 2 (0.83%) Swagger
7 2 (0.83%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.83%) XMPP
8 1 (0.41%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.41%) Angular 2
8 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.41%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.68%) Self-Motivation
2 20 (8.26%) Management Information System
3 19 (7.85%) Replication
4 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.48%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.48%) Clustering
5 6 (2.48%) User Experience
6 5 (2.07%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.24%) CMDB
8 3 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.24%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.83%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.83%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.83%) iPhone
9 2 (0.83%) NHS
9 2 (0.83%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.41%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 149 (61.57%) Windows
2 86 (35.54%) Windows Server
3 51 (21.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (15.70%) Windows 10
5 37 (15.29%) Windows 7
6 31 (12.81%) Linux
7 24 (9.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 7 (2.89%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.48%) CentOS
10 6 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.07%) Android
11 5 (2.07%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.24%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.24%) Unix
14 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.83%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.41%) VMS
15 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.97%) ITIL
2 38 (15.70%) Migration
3 36 (14.88%) DevOps
4 32 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (13.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 29 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (9.92%) Computer Science
7 23 (9.50%) ITIL V3
8 21 (8.68%) Infrastructure as Code
9 17 (7.02%) SDLC
10 15 (6.20%) Service Management
11 13 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (5.37%) Patch Management
11 13 (5.37%) Project Management
12 12 (4.96%) Server Virtualisation
13 11 (4.55%) Application Packaging
13 11 (4.55%) Configuration Management
14 9 (3.72%) CRM
14 9 (3.72%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 57 (23.55%) PowerShell
2 47 (19.42%) SQL
3 29 (11.98%) Python
4 15 (6.20%) C#
5 13 (5.37%) Perl
6 12 (4.96%) T-SQL
7 11 (4.55%) VBScript
8 10 (4.13%) Go
9 8 (3.31%) Java
9 8 (3.31%) VB
10 6 (2.48%) C++
10 6 (2.48%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.07%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.65%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.24%) C
14 2 (0.83%) Groovy
15 1 (0.41%) PHP
15 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 133 (54.96%) MCSE
2 73 (30.17%) MCSA
3 38 (15.70%) Degree
4 37 (15.29%) MCP
5 34 (14.05%) Security Cleared
6 31 (12.81%) SC Cleared
7 25 (10.33%) MCITP
8 24 (9.92%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (7.44%) CCNA
10 15 (6.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (5.37%) CCA
11 13 (5.37%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (4.13%) A+ Certification
14 9 (3.72%) MCTS
15 8 (3.31%) CCNP
16 7 (2.89%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (2.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 5 (2.07%) MCDST
17 5 (2.07%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.55%) SLA
2 5 (2.07%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.41%) HL7
3 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.41%) NCSC
3 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 126 (52.07%) Active Directory
2 34 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (11.57%) Hyper-V
4 25 (10.33%) XenApp
5 21 (8.68%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (6.20%) Docker
7 13 (5.37%) XenDesktop
8 12 (4.96%) vSphere
9 9 (3.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.41%) HDFS
12 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.41%) vCloud
12 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 51 (21.07%) SCCM
2 24 (9.92%) Terraform
3 17 (7.02%) Ansible
4 14 (5.79%) Kubernetes
5 12 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (4.96%) Puppet
5 12 (4.96%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (4.13%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (3.31%) Backup Exec
7 8 (3.31%) SCOM
8 6 (2.48%) FortiGate
9 5 (2.07%) DatAdvantage
9 5 (2.07%) WSUS
10 3 (1.24%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.24%) PowerCLI
11 2 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.83%) Salt
12 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 195 (80.58%) Microsoft
2 76 (31.40%) VMware
3 40 (16.53%) Citrix
4 26 (10.74%) Cisco
5 19 (7.85%) HP
6 14 (5.79%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (4.96%) EMC
7 12 (4.96%) NetApp
8 9 (3.72%) Splunk
9 8 (3.31%) Apple
9 8 (3.31%) Databricks
9 8 (3.31%) Oracle
10 6 (2.48%) Dell
10 6 (2.48%) Novell
10 6 (2.48%) ServiceNow
10 6 (2.48%) Symantec
11 5 (2.07%) Hitachi
11 5 (2.07%) McAfee
11 5 (2.07%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.07%) Varonis