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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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 408 380 315
Rank change year-on-year -28 -65 +56
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 167 121 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.45% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 2.72% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 91 64
10th Percentile £183 £215 £185
25th Percentile £380 £356 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +11.18% +9.68%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £538
90th Percentile £636 £575 £572
England median daily rate £450 £445 £420
% change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
10th Percentile - - £21.80
25th Percentile £24.69 £55.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate £25.09 £60.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year -58.19% +140.00% -8.27%
75th Percentile £25.48 £65.00 £31.88
90th Percentile - - £36.00
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +3.33% -22.08% +10.00%

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 6,073 4,442 3,478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.62% 16.61% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,279 2,988 2,393
10th Percentile £382 £346 £313
25th Percentile £463 £425 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £588
90th Percentile £750 £713 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 67 50
10th Percentile £22.63 £18.47 £18.25
25th Percentile £25.68 £23.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate £43.24 £37.50 £34.34
Median % change year-on-year +15.31% +9.21% +14.46%
75th Percentile £49.50 £49.80 £47.81
90th Percentile £67.50 £59.15 £51.95
England median hourly rate £42.50 £34.54 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.05% +25.60% -17.66%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -11 43 £525 +2.44% 21
West London -13 5 £275 -47.62% 7
East London -8 4 £350 +48.94% 7
South London - 1 £475 - 2
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 148 (88.62%) Microsoft
2 87 (52.10%) Azure
3 82 (49.10%) MCSE
4 80 (47.90%) ITIL
5 70 (41.92%) Microsoft 365
6 68 (40.72%) Windows
7 62 (37.13%) Active Directory
8 61 (36.53%) MCSA
9 49 (29.34%) Degree
10 47 (28.14%) SCCM
10 47 (28.14%) PowerShell
11 46 (27.54%) Cisco Certification
12 40 (23.95%) Migration
13 39 (23.35%) CCNA
13 39 (23.35%) Social Skills
14 38 (22.75%) Finance
15 35 (20.96%) Windows Server
16 34 (20.36%) Azure Active Directory
16 34 (20.36%) MCP
17 32 (19.16%) PRINCE2
18 30 (17.96%) Agile
19 29 (17.37%) Cisco
20 26 (15.57%) Windows 10
21 25 (14.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
21 25 (14.97%) SLA
21 25 (14.97%) VMware
22 23 (13.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
23 21 (12.57%) Business Intelligence
23 21 (12.57%) Change Management
23 21 (12.57%) DevOps

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 13 (7.78%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.59%) IIS
3 8 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (3.59%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.20%) Confluence
6 1 (0.60%) CMS
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (11.98%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.20%) Fidessa
3 1 (0.60%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 87 (52.10%) Azure
2 70 (41.92%) Microsoft 365
3 34 (20.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (8.38%) PaaS
5 13 (7.78%) AWS
5 13 (7.78%) IaaS
6 8 (4.79%) GitHub
6 8 (4.79%) Power Platform
7 6 (3.59%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (3.59%) OneDrive
7 6 (3.59%) SaaS
8 4 (2.40%) Azure Sentinel
8 4 (2.40%) Azure Service Bus
8 4 (2.40%) Power Automate
8 4 (2.40%) PowerApps
8 4 (2.40%) Serverless
9 3 (1.80%) Azure Monitor
9 3 (1.80%) Google Tag Manager
9 3 (1.80%) Google Workspace
10 2 (1.20%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.38%) Firewall
2 11 (6.59%) SAN
2 11 (6.59%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.99%) Network Security
4 9 (5.39%) DNS
5 8 (4.79%) LAN
5 8 (4.79%) WAN
6 7 (4.19%) NetScaler
6 7 (4.19%) VoIP
7 4 (2.40%) DHCP
7 4 (2.40%) Junos
7 4 (2.40%) SSL
7 4 (2.40%) Wireless
8 2 (1.20%) Skype
9 1 (0.60%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.60%) IPv4
9 1 (0.60%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.60%) NAS
9 1 (0.60%) VLAN
9 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.79%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.59%) Power BI
3 6 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.40%) Power Query
4 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.20%) MySQL
5 2 (1.20%) QlikView
6 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.60%) Big Data
6 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.19%) JIRA
2 6 (3.59%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.80%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.20%) NUnit
5 2 (1.20%) ReSharper
5 2 (1.20%) Spinnaker
5 2 (1.20%) StyleCop
5 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.20%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.60%) GitLab
6 1 (0.60%) Gradle
6 1 (0.60%) Jaeger
6 1 (0.60%) Maven
6 1 (0.60%) SonarQube
General
1 39 (23.35%) Social Skills
2 38 (22.75%) Finance
3 16 (9.58%) Public Sector
4 13 (7.78%) Telecoms
5 12 (7.19%) Marketing
6 10 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (5.99%) Banking
6 10 (5.99%) Manufacturing
7 9 (5.39%) Electronics
8 8 (4.79%) Documentation Skills
9 5 (2.99%) Legal
9 5 (2.99%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (2.40%) Italian Language
10 4 (2.40%) Spanish Language
11 3 (1.80%) French Language
11 3 (1.80%) Law
12 2 (1.20%) Aviation
12 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
12 2 (1.20%) German Language
12 2 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (28.14%) Architect
2 26 (15.57%) Azure Architect
3 22 (13.17%) Analyst
4 20 (11.98%) Consultant
5 15 (8.98%) Azure Engineer
6 12 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.59%) Wintel Engineer
8 10 (5.99%) Developer
9 8 (4.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (4.79%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.79%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) Desktop Support
10 7 (4.19%) IT Engineer
11 6 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (3.59%) Data Centre Analyst
11 6 (3.59%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
11 6 (3.59%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
11 6 (3.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (3.59%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.39%) .NET
2 6 (3.59%) CSS
3 5 (2.99%) jQuery
3 5 (2.99%) SOAP
4 4 (2.40%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.40%) HTML
4 4 (2.40%) JSON
5 3 (1.80%) Ajax
5 3 (1.80%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.80%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 3 (1.80%) CSS3
5 3 (1.80%) REST
5 3 (1.80%) RESTful
5 3 (1.80%) Web Services
5 3 (1.80%) XML
5 3 (1.80%) YAML
6 2 (1.20%) Caliburn.Micro
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.19%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.59%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.39%) iPhone
4 8 (4.79%) PKI
5 7 (4.19%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.59%) NHS
6 6 (3.59%) Replication
6 6 (3.59%) User Experience
7 5 (2.99%) BYOD
7 5 (2.99%) iPad
7 5 (2.99%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.80%) Legacy Systems
9 3 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.20%) Cloud Native
10 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 68 (40.72%) Windows
2 35 (20.96%) Windows Server
3 26 (15.57%) Windows 10
4 18 (10.78%) Linux
4 18 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (8.98%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (4.19%) Apple iOS
8 6 (3.59%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.99%) Android
9 5 (2.99%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.60%) CentOS
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.60%) VMS
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (47.90%) ITIL
2 40 (23.95%) Migration
3 32 (19.16%) PRINCE2
4 30 (17.96%) Agile
5 21 (12.57%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (12.57%) Change Management
5 21 (12.57%) DevOps
6 19 (11.38%) CI/CD
7 17 (10.18%) Incident Management
8 16 (9.58%) Problem Management
8 16 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (8.98%) Infrastructure as Code
10 14 (8.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 13 (7.78%) ITIL V3
11 13 (7.78%) Service Management
12 12 (7.19%) Analytics
12 12 (7.19%) TOGAF
13 11 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (6.59%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 47 (28.14%) PowerShell
2 20 (11.98%) SQL
3 9 (5.39%) C#
4 7 (4.19%) Python
5 6 (3.59%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.99%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.40%) VBScript
8 3 (1.80%) VB
9 2 (1.20%) Bash
9 2 (1.20%) C
9 2 (1.20%) Java
10 1 (0.60%) Go
10 1 (0.60%) PHP
10 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 82 (49.10%) MCSE
2 61 (36.53%) MCSA
3 49 (29.34%) Degree
4 46 (27.54%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (23.35%) CCNA
6 34 (20.36%) MCP
7 25 (14.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 23 (13.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 16 (9.58%) MCITP
10 15 (8.98%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (7.19%) MCTS
11 12 (7.19%) SC Cleared
11 12 (7.19%) Security Cleared
12 10 (5.99%) TOGAF Certification
13 9 (5.39%) CISSP
13 9 (5.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (4.19%) CCA
14 7 (4.19%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (3.59%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (14.97%) SLA
2 9 (5.39%) GDPR
2 9 (5.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.80%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.80%) QA
4 2 (1.20%) WCAG
5 1 (0.60%) COBIT
5 1 (0.60%) DICOM
5 1 (0.60%) GRC
5 1 (0.60%) HL7
5 1 (0.60%) NIST
5 1 (0.60%) NIST 800
System Software
1 62 (37.13%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.19%) XenApp
4 8 (4.79%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (3.59%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.99%) vSphere
6 5 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.40%) BitLocker
7 4 (2.40%) Docker
8 3 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.60%) NFS
10 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.60%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (28.14%) SCCM
2 15 (8.98%) Terraform
3 12 (7.19%) SCOM
4 8 (4.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.40%) Ansible
5 4 (2.40%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.80%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.80%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.80%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.80%) WSUS
7 2 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.20%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.20%) SCSM
7 2 (1.20%) vRealize
8 1 (0.60%) Avamar
8 1 (0.60%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 148 (88.62%) Microsoft
2 29 (17.37%) Cisco
3 25 (14.97%) VMware
4 20 (11.98%) Citrix
5 11 (6.59%) ServiceNow
6 9 (5.39%) SAP
7 7 (4.19%) CheckPoint
7 7 (4.19%) Google
8 5 (2.99%) Apple
8 5 (2.99%) Veeam
9 4 (2.40%) Dell
9 4 (2.40%) HP
9 4 (2.40%) Juniper
9 4 (2.40%) Okta
9 4 (2.40%) Oracle
10 3 (1.80%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.80%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.80%) Ivanti
10 3 (1.80%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.80%) SolarWinds