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 20 January 2017 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
London / City of London
Rank 151 138 181
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +43
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.42% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 2.70% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Median daily rate £363 £160 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+126.56% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £148 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £172 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £16.75 £14.28
% change year-on-year
-5.97% +17.31%

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
431 482 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.63% 15.69% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 349 626
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £638 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 11
Median hourly rate £17.89 £22.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.70% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.96 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £37.08 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +100.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MCP.

1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (66.67%) PowerShell
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (55.56%) CCNA
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
4 5 (55.56%) Firewall
4 5 (55.56%) Finance
5 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
6 3 (33.33%) MS Office
6 3 (33.33%) MCSA
7 2 (22.22%) Windows
7 2 (22.22%) Linux
7 2 (22.22%) MCSE
7 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 2 (22.22%) DNS
7 2 (22.22%) NHS
7 2 (22.22%) VMware
7 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
7 2 (22.22%) Degree
7 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
7 2 (22.22%) SCCM
8 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
8 1 (11.11%) Android
8 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) FTP
3 1 (11.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Administrator
1 4 (44.44%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Azure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Server Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Smartphone
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
1 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) ITSM
1 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
1 1 (11.11%) Migration
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (11.11%) Operations Management
1 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CCNA
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) MCSA
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) CCA
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (11.11%) MCDST
4 1 (11.11%) RHCE
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Apple
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec
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