Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 291 352 355
Rank change year-on-year +61 +3 -46
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 180 285 320
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.72% 0.67% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.84% 4.06% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 196 208
Median daily rate £385 £425 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +16.84% +2.46%
10th Percentile £146 £158 £159
90th Percentile £571 £625 £549
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 10
Median hourly rate £26.48 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.37% +1.60% +33.24%
10th Percentile £22.60 £18.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £43.18 £34.51 £20.50
England median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £16.01
% change year-on-year +2.94% +16.80% -6.15%

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 4,691 7,023 8,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.64% 16.51% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,066 4,480 5,318
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £303 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £680 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 148 228
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -21.82%
10th Percentile £20.30 £14.55 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.75 £58.53 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.37 £24.00
% change year-on-year +11.57% +30.71% -16.30%

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 4 April 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Certification in London over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

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 4 April 2020. 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 +47 24 £408 -4.12% 26
East London +64 12 £285 -41.54% 5
South London +35 10 £425 +220.75% 4
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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.

1 137 (76.11%) Microsoft
2 116 (64.44%) Windows
3 103 (57.22%) Active Directory
4 84 (46.67%) MCSE
5 79 (43.89%) Azure
6 74 (41.11%) Office 365
7 69 (38.33%) Windows Server
8 61 (33.89%) VMware
9 60 (33.33%) PowerShell
10 53 (29.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 51 (28.33%) ITIL
12 49 (27.22%) MCSA
13 46 (25.56%) DNS
14 45 (25.00%) Windows 10
15 44 (24.44%) SQL Server
16 39 (21.67%) SQL
16 39 (21.67%) DHCP
17 37 (20.56%) DevOps
18 34 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
19 33 (18.33%) SCCM
20 32 (17.78%) .NET
20 32 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
21 31 (17.22%) MS Exchange
22 30 (16.67%) SAN
22 30 (16.67%) Migration
22 30 (16.67%) Finance
23 27 (15.00%) Linux
24 26 (14.44%) C#
25 25 (13.89%) Citrix
26 24 (13.33%) Cisco

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 31 (17.22%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.56%) SharePoint
3 14 (7.78%) IIS
4 13 (7.22%) Skype for Business
5 11 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.67%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.11%) Apache
9 2 (1.11%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.11%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.56%) Confluence
10 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.56%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 32 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.11%) Chatbot
4 2 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.11%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.56%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 79 (43.89%) Azure
2 74 (41.11%) Office 365
3 21 (11.67%) AWS
4 20 (11.11%) PaaS
5 17 (9.44%) Power Platform
6 14 (7.78%) IaaS
7 13 (7.22%) Mimecast
7 13 (7.22%) SaaS
8 11 (6.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (5.00%) OpenShift
11 8 (4.44%) GitHub
12 7 (3.89%) Serverless
13 6 (3.33%) PowerApps
14 5 (2.78%) Azure Functions
14 5 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (2.78%) GCP
15 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Flow
15 3 (1.67%) npm
15 3 (1.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 46 (25.56%) DNS
2 39 (21.67%) DHCP
3 30 (16.67%) SAN
4 19 (10.56%) Firewall
5 18 (10.00%) LAN
6 14 (7.78%) WAN
7 13 (7.22%) Skype
8 11 (6.11%) VPN
9 9 (5.00%) TCP/IP
10 8 (4.44%) Network Security
11 7 (3.89%) VoIP
12 6 (3.33%) Kerberos
13 5 (2.78%) IPv4
13 5 (2.78%) NetScaler
14 4 (2.22%) PBX
14 4 (2.22%) PSTN
14 4 (2.22%) SMTP
15 3 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
15 3 (1.67%) VPLS
16 2 (1.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.89%) Power BI
3 13 (7.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.78%) Cosmos DB
6 5 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (2.22%) DTS
7 4 (2.22%) Essbase
7 4 (2.22%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.22%) OLAP
7 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.67%) Big Data
8 3 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.67%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (9.44%) Visual Studio
2 13 (7.22%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (4.44%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (4.44%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (3.89%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.67%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 2 (1.11%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.11%) GitLab
7 2 (1.11%) JIRA
7 2 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.11%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.56%) Hudson
General
1 30 (16.67%) Finance
2 12 (6.67%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.22%) Back Office
3 4 (2.22%) Marketing
4 3 (1.67%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.67%) Law
5 2 (1.11%) Banking
5 2 (1.11%) French Language
5 2 (1.11%) Legal
5 2 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.56%) Front Office
6 1 (0.56%) German Language
6 1 (0.56%) Local Government
6 1 (0.56%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.56%) Police
6 1 (0.56%) Publishing
6 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (16.11%) Support Engineer
2 20 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (10.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (10.00%) Developer
5 16 (8.89%) Azure Engineer
6 14 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (7.78%) Service Desk Support
7 13 (7.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (6.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (6.11%) Analyst
8 11 (6.11%) IT Support
9 10 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (5.56%) Consultant
9 10 (5.56%) SQL Developer
9 10 (5.56%) Technical Support
10 9 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
10 9 (5.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.44%) SSIS Developer
11 8 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (17.78%) .NET
2 19 (10.56%) ASP.NET
3 10 (5.56%) HTML
4 9 (5.00%) React
5 6 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (3.33%) Node.js
6 5 (2.78%) ADO
6 5 (2.78%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.78%) Web Services
7 3 (1.67%) .NET Core
7 3 (1.67%) CSS
7 3 (1.67%) WinForms
8 2 (1.11%) ASP.NET Core
8 2 (1.11%) JSON
8 2 (1.11%) PySpark
8 2 (1.11%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (1.11%) XML
9 1 (0.56%) LDAP
9 1 (0.56%) WSH
9 1 (0.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.00%) Replication
2 17 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (6.67%) Hedge funds
5 11 (6.11%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.33%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.22%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.22%) HP StoreVirtual
7 4 (2.22%) NHS
7 4 (2.22%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.22%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.67%) CMDB
8 3 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.67%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.67%) User Experience
8 3 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.11%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 116 (64.44%) Windows
2 69 (38.33%) Windows Server
3 53 (29.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 27 (15.00%) Linux
6 24 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 24 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (12.78%) Windows Server 2016
8 14 (7.78%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (2.78%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.22%) CentOS
10 4 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.67%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.67%) VMS
12 1 (0.56%) Android
12 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.56%) Fedora
12 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (28.33%) ITIL
2 37 (20.56%) DevOps
3 30 (16.67%) Migration
4 24 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 19 (10.56%) ITIL V3
7 16 (8.89%) Configuration Management
8 15 (8.33%) High Availability
9 14 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (7.22%) Infrastructure as Code
10 13 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (6.11%) Mentoring
12 10 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (5.56%) Project Management
12 10 (5.56%) Service Management
13 9 (5.00%) Computer Science
13 9 (5.00%) CRM
13 9 (5.00%) Data Protection
13 9 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 60 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 39 (21.67%) SQL
3 26 (14.44%) C#
4 24 (13.33%) Python
5 17 (9.44%) JavaScript
6 15 (8.33%) Java
7 11 (6.11%) Bash Shell
7 11 (6.11%) T-SQL
8 10 (5.56%) Go
9 9 (5.00%) VBScript
10 8 (4.44%) C++
11 6 (3.33%) VB
11 6 (3.33%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.22%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.67%) C
14 2 (1.11%) Groovy
14 2 (1.11%) Scala
15 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 84 (46.67%) MCSE
2 49 (27.22%) MCSA
3 24 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 22 (12.22%) Degree
5 20 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 19 (10.56%) MCITP
6 19 (10.56%) MCP
7 16 (8.89%) SC Cleared
8 15 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (7.78%) CCNA
10 12 (6.67%) CCA
10 12 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
11 10 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (5.00%) MCTS
13 6 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (2.78%) A+ Certification
15 4 (2.22%) CISSP
15 4 (2.22%) DV Cleared
16 3 (1.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.44%) SLA
2 5 (2.78%) Government Security Classifications
3 4 (2.22%) NCSC
4 3 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (1.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 103 (57.22%) Active Directory
2 34 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (12.78%) Hyper-V
4 18 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (8.33%) Docker
6 11 (6.11%) vSphere
6 11 (6.11%) XenApp
7 10 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (3.33%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.56%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.56%) NFS
10 1 (0.56%) Samba
10 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.56%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (18.33%) SCCM
2 21 (11.67%) Ansible
3 20 (11.11%) Terraform
4 14 (7.78%) Kubernetes
5 13 (7.22%) Puppet
6 12 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (6.67%) SCOM
7 8 (4.44%) WSUS
8 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (2.78%) AirWatch
9 5 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.67%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.67%) FortiGate
11 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (1.67%) PowerCLI
12 2 (1.11%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (1.11%) Jamf Pro
12 2 (1.11%) Salt
12 2 (1.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 137 (76.11%) Microsoft
2 61 (33.89%) VMware
3 25 (13.89%) Citrix
4 24 (13.33%) Cisco
5 22 (12.22%) HP
6 10 (5.56%) Oracle
7 9 (5.00%) NetApp
8 8 (4.44%) Dell
8 8 (4.44%) EMC
9 6 (3.33%) Symantec
10 5 (2.78%) Lumension
10 5 (2.78%) Sophos
11 4 (2.22%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.22%) Google
11 4 (2.22%) Hyperion
11 4 (2.22%) Splunk
11 4 (2.22%) Sybase
12 3 (1.67%) ESRI
12 3 (1.67%) Juniper
12 3 (1.67%) Meridio