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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 194 191 198
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing MCP 6 40 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.54% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 3.60% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 11
Average daily rate
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£160 £255 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.25% -29.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £161 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £438 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Average hourly rate - £22.69 £16.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.79 £16.20 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +17.81%
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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
906 1112 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.38% 15.11% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 777 699
Average daily rate £448 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 39 38
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.69 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% +29.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.74 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 25 (96.15%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
3 16 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
5 14 (53.85%) Citrix
6 11 (42.31%) Windows 7
7 10 (38.46%) MCSE
7 10 (38.46%) ITIL
8 8 (30.77%) VMware
8 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
8 8 (30.77%) Cisco
8 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (30.77%) Blackberry
8 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (26.92%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (26.92%) Finance
10 6 (23.08%) MCTS
10 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (23.08%) MS Office
10 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (19.23%) XenApp
11 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
11 5 (19.23%) MCSA
11 5 (19.23%) DNS
11 5 (19.23%) MCITP
11 5 (19.23%) Banking
12 4 (15.38%) SCCM
12 4 (15.38%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Office
2 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) Firewall
3 2 (7.69%) NetScaler
3 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
3 2 (7.69%) VLAN
3 2 (7.69%) Network Security
3 2 (7.69%) SAN
3 2 (7.69%) LAN
3 2 (7.69%) VoIP
3 2 (7.69%) WAN
3 2 (7.69%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.85%) SNMP
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) SMTP
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) Broadband
4 1 (3.85%) IMAP
4 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.85%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Support Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Desktop Support
3 5 (19.23%) Service Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Server Support
6 2 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) XSL
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) WCF
2 1 (3.85%) LINQ
2 1 (3.85%) jQuery
2 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.54%) CMDB
3 2 (7.69%) PKI
4 1 (3.85%) FMCG
4 1 (3.85%) CESG
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) iPhone
4 1 (3.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (96.15%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Windows 7
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.69%) UNIX
5 1 (3.85%) Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.85%) Android
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (7.69%) Project Management
2 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.85%) CRM
3 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.85%) Service Management
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) ITSM
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) VBScript
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (38.46%) MCSE
3 7 (26.92%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (23.08%) MCTS
5 5 (19.23%) MCSA
5 5 (19.23%) MCITP
6 4 (15.38%) CCA
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (11.54%) CCEA
7 3 (11.54%) CCNP
7 3 (11.54%) CCNA
7 3 (11.54%) Degree
7 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (7.69%) CCEE
8 2 (7.69%) MCDST
8 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (3.85%) MCAD
9 1 (3.85%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) XenApp
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) XenServer
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.85%) NFS
5 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.85%) Terminal Server
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 14 (53.85%) Citrix
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 8 (30.77%) Cisco
4 4 (15.38%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) Reuters
5 3 (11.54%) Bloomberg
6 2 (7.69%) Dell
6 2 (7.69%) Remedy
6 2 (7.69%) CQG
7 1 (3.85%) Sophos
7 1 (3.85%) Symantec
7 1 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) Sage
7 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.85%) Draytek
7 1 (3.85%) NEC
7 1 (3.85%) Becrypt
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