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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 182 195 177
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Contract jobs citing MCP 15 6 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.10% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.86% 0.66% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 18
Average daily rate
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£325 £160 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -37.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £144 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £267 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £23.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.79 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-13.61% -1.26%
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
805 904 1094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.94% 15.32% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 634 764
Average daily rate £430 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 38
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -29.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.46 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £31.67 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015, 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 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 19 (79.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (75.00%) Windows
4 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 15 (62.50%) ITIL
6 13 (54.17%) MCSE
7 11 (45.83%) MCSA
7 11 (45.83%) TCP/IP
7 11 (45.83%) Citrix
8 8 (33.33%) DNS
8 8 (33.33%) LAN
8 8 (33.33%) WAN
8 8 (33.33%) DHCP
8 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 8 (33.33%) VMware
9 7 (29.17%) SCCM
9 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
9 7 (29.17%) VPN
9 7 (29.17%) PRINCE2
10 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 6 (25.00%) VLAN
11 5 (20.83%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (20.83%) Android
11 5 (20.83%) Service Management
11 5 (20.83%) McAfee
11 5 (20.83%) WLAN
11 5 (20.83%) Cisco
11 5 (20.83%) Mac OS X
11 5 (20.83%) Apple
11 5 (20.83%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (16.67%) Lync
4 3 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (8.33%) IIS
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) TCP/IP
2 8 (33.33%) WAN
2 8 (33.33%) DHCP
2 8 (33.33%) LAN
2 8 (33.33%) DNS
3 7 (29.17%) VPN
4 6 (25.00%) VLAN
5 5 (20.83%) WLAN
6 4 (16.67%) ADSL
6 4 (16.67%) SAN
7 3 (12.50%) iSCSI
8 2 (8.33%) NAS
8 2 (8.33%) Firewall
8 2 (8.33%) Wireless
8 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
9 1 (4.17%) FCoE
9 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (4.17%) Network Security
9 1 (4.17%) VoIP
9 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (16.67%) Publishing
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Applications Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Video Conferencing
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 3 (12.50%) PKI
4 2 (8.33%) Clustering
5 1 (4.17%) Statistics
5 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (4.17%) iPhone
5 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
3 5 (20.83%) Mac OS X
3 5 (20.83%) Android
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Phone
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Vista
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.17%) Solaris
7 1 (4.17%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) PRINCE2
3 5 (20.83%) Service Management
4 4 (16.67%) Identity Management
5 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Software Deployment
5 3 (12.50%) Change Control
6 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (8.33%) Process Management
7 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.17%) ITSM
7 1 (4.17%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
7 1 (4.17%) BCP
7 1 (4.17%) Network Management
7 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VBA
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (54.17%) MCSE
3 11 (45.83%) MCSA
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (12.50%) CCEA
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (12.50%) MCDST
4 3 (12.50%) CCEE
5 2 (8.33%) Degree
5 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (4.17%) NCDA
6 1 (4.17%) VCAP
6 1 (4.17%) MCITP
6 1 (4.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) XenApp
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.33%) vSphere
4 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.17%) XenServer
5 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (8.33%) vMotion
4 1 (4.17%) SnapVault
4 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) Citrix
3 8 (33.33%) VMware
4 5 (20.83%) McAfee
4 5 (20.83%) Apple
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco
5 4 (16.67%) Dell
5 4 (16.67%) Polycom
5 4 (16.67%) Remedy
6 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
6 3 (12.50%) HP
7 2 (8.33%) AppSense
8 1 (4.17%) Google
8 1 (4.17%) Sophos
8 1 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (4.17%) Symantec
8 1 (4.17%) NetApp
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