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 29 May 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 155 192 189
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -3
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.18% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 1.21% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 11
Median daily rate £190 £235 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £159 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £374 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £274 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.41% -8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+42.20% +3.44%
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
537 828 1112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.02% 14.69% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 634 816
Median daily rate £450 £427 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 18
Median hourly rate £21.78 £20.88 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% -5.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £16.16 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £34.00 £37.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 May 2016.

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 29 May 2016, 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 18 (94.74%) ITIL
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (89.47%) Windows 7
3 16 (84.21%) MS Office
4 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
4 14 (73.68%) MCSE
4 14 (73.68%) Blackberry
5 13 (68.42%) Citrix
5 13 (68.42%) MCDST
5 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (68.42%) SCCM
6 12 (63.16%) Smartphone
6 12 (63.16%) Windows 2000 Server
6 12 (63.16%) XenApp
6 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (63.16%) Finance
7 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.79%) MCITP
8 3 (15.79%) Internet
8 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
9 2 (10.53%) MCSA
9 2 (10.53%) Service Management
9 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (10.53%) Wireless
9 2 (10.53%) VMware
9 2 (10.53%) MCTS
9 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
10 1 (5.26%) Release Management

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 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (84.21%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
2 2 (10.53%) Wireless
3 1 (5.26%) ADSL
3 1 (5.26%) Broadband
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) Skype
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
General
1 12 (63.16%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Desktop Support
2 11 (57.89%) Analyst
3 9 (47.37%) Support Analyst
4 8 (42.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 8 (42.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (36.84%) Citrix Analyst
5 7 (36.84%) Citrix Support
5 7 (36.84%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 5 (26.32%) Support Manager
7 4 (21.05%) Desktop Manager
7 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support Manager
8 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
9 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
9 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
9 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
9 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 14 (73.68%) Blackberry
2 12 (63.16%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) Windows 7
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (63.16%) Windows 2000 Server
4 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Android
5 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
2 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Document Management
3 1 (5.26%) Escalation Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITSM
3 1 (5.26%) Release Management
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (73.68%) MCSE
3 13 (68.42%) MCDST
4 3 (15.79%) MCITP
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (10.53%) MCSA
5 2 (10.53%) MCTS
6 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (5.26%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (68.42%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Citrix
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) Mitel
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago