The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 185 195 200
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs citing MCP 12 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.43% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 2.86% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 11
Average daily rate
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£263 £255 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £189 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £433 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £229 £200
% change year-on-year
+19.89% +14.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 9
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £13.34
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +18.11%
MCP
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
916 1084 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.51% 14.94% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 745 722
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 36
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.45% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.49 £48.00 £39.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the City of London region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the City of London region.

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 17 (60.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 14 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 13 (46.43%) Citrix
7 11 (39.29%) ITIL
8 10 (35.71%) MCSA
8 10 (35.71%) Cisco
9 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
9 9 (32.14%) MCSE
9 9 (32.14%) VMware
10 7 (25.00%) Finance
10 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (25.00%) Blackberry
11 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (17.86%) SCCM
12 5 (17.86%) MCTS
12 5 (17.86%) XenApp
12 5 (17.86%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (17.86%) DNS
12 5 (17.86%) MS Office
13 4 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (14.29%) HP
13 4 (14.29%) Banking
13 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (14.29%) MCITP
13 4 (14.29%) CMDB
13 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.57%) IIS
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.57%) Lync
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.57%) WorkSite
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.86%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) VoIP
2 3 (10.71%) Firewall
3 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
3 2 (7.14%) VPN
3 2 (7.14%) DHCP
3 2 (7.14%) SAN
3 2 (7.14%) Internet
3 2 (7.14%) BIG-IP
3 2 (7.14%) VLAN
3 2 (7.14%) IMAP
4 1 (3.57%) NAS
4 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.57%) 3G
4 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.57%) SNMP
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) Broadband
4 1 (3.57%) POP3
4 1 (3.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) InstallShield
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Law
4 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
2 11 (39.29%) Support Analyst
3 8 (28.57%) Desktop Support
4 7 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 7 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Network Support
7 2 (7.14%) IT Support
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Network Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Network Support Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (14.29%) CMDB
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) PKI
5 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) FMCG
5 1 (3.57%) iPhone
5 1 (3.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.14%) UNIX
7 1 (3.57%) Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Phone
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.14%) Project Management
3 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.14%) Network Management
3 2 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL V2
4 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.57%) ETL
4 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE
4 1 (3.57%) Service Management
4 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.57%) ITSM
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) VBScript
2 1 (3.57%) VB
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (35.71%) MCSA
3 9 (32.14%) MCSE
4 5 (17.86%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (17.86%) MCTS
5 4 (14.29%) MCITP
5 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (10.71%) CCEA
6 3 (10.71%) CCNP
6 3 (10.71%) CCNA
6 3 (10.71%) Degree
7 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 2 (7.14%) CCEE
7 2 (7.14%) CCA
7 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.57%) SSCP
8 1 (3.57%) CISA
8 1 (3.57%) CISM
8 1 (3.57%) GIAC
8 1 (3.57%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) COBIT
2 1 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) XenApp
3 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.71%) XenServer
5 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
6 1 (3.57%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.57%) vSphere
6 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) Citrix
3 10 (35.71%) Cisco
4 9 (32.14%) VMware
5 4 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Dell
6 2 (7.14%) Remedy
6 2 (7.14%) F5
7 1 (3.57%) Becrypt
7 1 (3.57%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.57%) Draytek
7 1 (3.57%) Sophos
7 1 (3.57%) NEC
7 1 (3.57%) NetApp
7 1 (3.57%) Sage
7 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.57%) Symantec
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