Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 324 313 323
Rank change year-on-year -11 +10 -56
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 343 376 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.73% 0.79% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.53% 4.63% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 252 240
London median daily rate £400 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.68% +17.42%
10th Percentile £160 £143 £138
90th Percentile £574 £538 £539
England median daily rate £375 £325 £340
% change year-on-year +15.38% -4.41% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 5
London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +14.55% -3.97%
10th Percentile £18.60 £13.31 £13.99
90th Percentile £25.50 £28.24 £19.50
England median hourly rate £17.46 £14.65 £21.00
% change year-on-year +19.15% -30.24% +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 7,568 8,122 7,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.16% 17.09% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,868 5,409 4,999
London median daily rate £500 £480 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £270
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 173 118
London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £19.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.63% +11.03% -7.85%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.50 £11.28
90th Percentile £54.95 £48.75 £48.92
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 -4 90 £363 +3.57% 35
West London +5 27 £301 -7.38% 18
East London -23 6 £175 -13.58% 7
South London -16 4 £190 -41.54% 5
North London -8 1 £140 -72.68% 3
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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.

1 264 (76.97%) Microsoft
2 233 (67.93%) Windows
3 171 (49.85%) MCSE
4 155 (45.19%) Active Directory
5 142 (41.40%) ITIL
6 120 (34.99%) Office 365
6 120 (34.99%) Windows Server
7 112 (32.65%) VMware
8 89 (25.95%) MCSA
9 85 (24.78%) SCCM
9 85 (24.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 83 (24.20%) Windows 7
11 82 (23.91%) Windows 10
12 81 (23.62%) Microsoft Azure
13 75 (21.87%) PowerShell
14 70 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
15 66 (19.24%) Finance
16 62 (18.08%) Windows Server 2012
17 59 (17.20%) Cisco
18 58 (16.91%) MCP
18 58 (16.91%) SQL Server
19 56 (16.33%) Citrix
20 55 (16.03%) MS Exchange
21 54 (15.74%) Migration
22 53 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
23 51 (14.87%) SharePoint
23 51 (14.87%) DNS
24 49 (14.29%) SQL
25 47 (13.70%) TCP/IP
25 47 (13.70%) Firewall

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 55 (16.03%) MS Exchange
2 51 (14.87%) SharePoint
3 25 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (6.41%) Skype for Business
5 16 (4.66%) IIS
6 13 (3.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (2.33%) K2 blackpearl
9 6 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.17%) Confluence
10 4 (1.17%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.87%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.58%) Apache
12 2 (0.58%) CMS
13 1 (0.29%) Drupal
13 1 (0.29%) Site Server
Applications
1 70 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (6.71%) MS Visio
3 22 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (3.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (2.62%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.17%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (4.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.92%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.87%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 120 (34.99%) Office 365
2 81 (23.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (9.04%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (5.54%) IaaS
4 19 (5.54%) PaaS
5 16 (4.66%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (2.92%) SaaS
8 8 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (2.04%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.58%) G Suite
11 2 (0.58%) Yammer
12 1 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.29%) Boomi
12 1 (0.29%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.29%) iTunes
12 1 (0.29%) Serverless
12 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 51 (14.87%) DNS
2 47 (13.70%) Firewall
2 47 (13.70%) TCP/IP
3 42 (12.24%) LAN
4 36 (10.50%) WAN
5 34 (9.91%) VPN
6 32 (9.33%) DHCP
7 29 (8.45%) Internet
8 25 (7.29%) Wireless
9 21 (6.12%) Skype
10 20 (5.83%) SAN
11 18 (5.25%) DMZ
12 14 (4.08%) VoIP
13 12 (3.50%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (3.50%) SSL
14 10 (2.92%) ADSL
14 10 (2.92%) WebEx
15 9 (2.62%) Kerberos
16 8 (2.33%) FCoE
17 7 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (16.91%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (2.62%) Power BI
6 8 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.87%) Big Data
9 3 (0.87%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.87%) Electronic Patient Records
9 3 (0.87%) MySQL
9 3 (0.87%) OLAP
9 3 (0.87%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.58%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.29%) QlikView
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.46%) JIRA
3 4 (1.17%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.17%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.87%) MSI
5 2 (0.58%) Hudson
5 2 (0.58%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.29%) CodeSonar
6 1 (0.29%) git-flow
6 1 (0.29%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.29%) NUnit
6 1 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.29%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.29%) Selenium
6 1 (0.29%) Subversion
6 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.29%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 66 (19.24%) Finance
2 20 (5.83%) Banking
3 13 (3.79%) Financial Institution
4 11 (3.21%) Law
5 7 (2.04%) Spanish Language
6 6 (1.75%) Legal
7 5 (1.46%) Back Office
7 5 (1.46%) Retail
8 4 (1.17%) Games
8 4 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.87%) Marketing
10 2 (0.58%) Billing
10 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Military
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (15.45%) Support Engineer
2 45 (13.12%) Architect
3 41 (11.95%) Analyst
4 37 (10.79%) Desktop Support
5 28 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (7.29%) Desktop Engineer
6 25 (7.29%) IT Support
7 24 (7.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 21 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (5.83%) Support Analyst
10 19 (5.54%) Consultant
10 19 (5.54%) Developer
11 16 (4.66%) IT Analyst
12 15 (4.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 13 (3.79%) Service Analyst
14 12 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 12 (3.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 12 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (3.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.00%) .NET
2 14 (4.08%) Web Services
3 11 (3.21%) SAML
4 9 (2.62%) Middleware
5 7 (2.04%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.75%) CSS
7 5 (1.46%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.46%) HTML
8 4 (1.17%) Entity Framework
8 4 (1.17%) WCF
9 3 (0.87%) JMS
9 3 (0.87%) LAMP
9 3 (0.87%) MDX
9 3 (0.87%) OAuth
10 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.58%) jQuery
10 2 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.58%) REST
10 2 (0.58%) SOAP
10 2 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.91%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.71%) Clustering
3 18 (5.25%) Video Conferencing
4 17 (4.96%) iPhone
5 16 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (4.66%) Blackberry
6 15 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (4.08%) iPad
8 12 (3.50%) Mobile App
8 12 (3.50%) Smartphone
9 10 (2.92%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.33%) CLARiiON
10 8 (2.33%) Fat Client
10 8 (2.33%) Thin Client
11 7 (2.04%) Handset
12 6 (1.75%) Virtual Team
13 5 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.46%) PKI
13 5 (1.46%) User Experience
14 4 (1.17%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 233 (67.93%) Windows
2 120 (34.99%) Windows Server
3 83 (24.20%) Windows 7
4 82 (23.91%) Windows 10
5 62 (18.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (8.75%) Linux
8 19 (5.54%) Apple iOS
9 18 (5.25%) Android
9 18 (5.25%) Mac OS X
10 13 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.92%) Unix
12 9 (2.62%) Mac OS
12 9 (2.62%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.46%) Mac OS X Server
14 4 (1.17%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.58%) CentOS
15 2 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (41.40%) ITIL
2 54 (15.74%) Migration
3 42 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 39 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (8.16%) Service Management
6 27 (7.87%) Change Management
6 27 (7.87%) Project Management
7 23 (6.71%) ITSM
8 22 (6.41%) DevOps
9 21 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (5.83%) Server Management
11 19 (5.54%) Customer Requirements
12 18 (5.25%) ITIL V3
13 17 (4.96%) CRM
13 17 (4.96%) PRINCE2
13 17 (4.96%) Problem Management
14 16 (4.66%) Root Cause Analysis
14 16 (4.66%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 75 (21.87%) PowerShell
2 49 (14.29%) SQL
3 26 (7.58%) C#
4 11 (3.21%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.04%) C
5 7 (2.04%) Python
5 7 (2.04%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.04%) VB
6 6 (1.75%) Java
6 6 (1.75%) VBScript
7 5 (1.46%) VBA
8 3 (0.87%) PHP
9 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.58%) R
10 1 (0.29%) C++
10 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.29%) U-SQL
10 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 171 (49.85%) MCSE
2 89 (25.95%) MCSA
3 58 (16.91%) MCP
4 45 (13.12%) MCITP
5 39 (11.37%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (10.79%) Degree
7 28 (8.16%) CCNA
7 28 (8.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (7.87%) MCTS
9 22 (6.41%) Security Cleared
10 18 (5.25%) SC Cleared
11 16 (4.66%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (3.21%) CISSP
13 10 (2.92%) A+ Certification
13 10 (2.92%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (2.92%) Novell Certification
14 9 (2.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (2.62%) MCDST
15 8 (2.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (11.08%) SLA
2 5 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.17%) Government Security Classifications
3 4 (1.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (1.17%) QA
4 3 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.87%) PMO
5 1 (0.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.29%) GDPR
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 155 (45.19%) Active Directory
2 85 (24.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (9.91%) Hyper-V
4 30 (8.75%) vSphere
5 23 (6.71%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (4.08%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.92%) XenApp
8 9 (2.62%) BitLocker
8 9 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (2.33%) IAG
9 8 (2.33%) UAG
10 6 (1.75%) vCloud
10 6 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (1.46%) XenServer
12 4 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.87%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.87%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.58%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 85 (24.78%) SCCM
2 18 (5.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (4.66%) SCOM
3 16 (4.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 14 (4.08%) NetBackup
5 9 (2.62%) AirWatch
5 9 (2.62%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (2.62%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (2.33%) WSUS
7 7 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.75%) Puppet
8 6 (1.75%) XenMobile
9 5 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (1.46%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (1.46%) Terraform
10 3 (0.87%) CASB
10 3 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.87%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 264 (76.97%) Microsoft
2 112 (32.65%) VMware
3 59 (17.20%) Cisco
4 56 (16.33%) Citrix
5 40 (11.66%) Apple
6 31 (9.04%) HP
7 24 (7.00%) EMC
8 21 (6.12%) Ivanti
9 16 (4.66%) Veeam
10 15 (4.37%) McAfee
11 13 (3.79%) Bloomberg
11 13 (3.79%) ServiceNow
12 12 (3.50%) Remedy
12 12 (3.50%) SolarWinds
13 10 (2.92%) Google
13 10 (2.92%) Red Hat
14 9 (2.62%) CheckPoint
14 9 (2.62%) Sophos
15 8 (2.33%) Dell
15 8 (2.33%) Symantec