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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 136 179 186
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +7
Contract jobs citing MCP 14 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.25% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.99% 1.64% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 13
Average daily rate £170 £178 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% -52.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £149 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £465 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £263 £239
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +9.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +10.71%
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
469 791 1014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.90% 15.45% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 592 680
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £255 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 15
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -21.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.60 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.44 £22.00 £38.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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 9 February 2016, 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 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) MS Office
2 16 (84.21%) ITIL
2 16 (84.21%) MCSE
2 16 (84.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
3 14 (73.68%) Citrix
3 14 (73.68%) SCCM
3 14 (73.68%) Windows 7
4 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (68.42%) MCDST
4 13 (68.42%) Blackberry
4 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (63.16%) Finance
5 12 (63.16%) Windows 2000 Server
5 12 (63.16%) XenApp
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) MCSA
8 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
8 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
8 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 2 (10.53%) A+ Certification
8 2 (10.53%) ECDL
8 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
8 2 (10.53%) Change Control
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
8 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (5.26%) Network Management
9 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (84.21%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) Network Security
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) Skype
2 1 (5.26%) VLAN
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 12 (63.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Desktop Support
2 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Desktop Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Support Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Citrix Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Citrix Support
3 7 (36.84%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Desktop Manager
4 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support Manager
4 4 (21.05%) Support Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) IT Trainer
5 2 (10.53%) Trainer
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Applications Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Rollout Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Windows 7
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (63.16%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Change Control
2 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Network Management
3 1 (5.26%) Process Management
3 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) MCSE
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (68.42%) MCDST
3 3 (15.79%) MCSA
4 2 (10.53%) A+ Certification
4 2 (10.53%) ECDL
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.26%) MCITP
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (73.68%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) vMotion
2 1 (5.26%) WMI
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Citrix
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
3 1 (5.26%) Remedy
3 1 (5.26%) Sophos
3 1 (5.26%) VMware