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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 192 186 183
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing MCP 13 15 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.26% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 1.52% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 17
Average daily rate
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£341 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £137 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £341 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £248 £280
% change year-on-year
+12.93% -11.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £15.63 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+7.20% +2.45%
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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
775 989 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.46% 16.93% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 718 729
Average daily rate £438 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 60
Average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.26 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.03 £53.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
1 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 16 (69.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (65.22%) Windows
4 11 (47.83%) MCSE
5 9 (39.13%) MCSA
5 9 (39.13%) ITIL
5 9 (39.13%) VMware
6 7 (30.43%) VPN
6 7 (30.43%) Cisco
6 7 (30.43%) Citrix
7 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
7 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
7 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
8 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
8 5 (21.74%) VLAN
8 5 (21.74%) SCCM
8 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
9 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (17.39%) Android
9 4 (17.39%) XenApp
9 4 (17.39%) Office 365
9 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
9 4 (17.39%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (17.39%) Finance
9 4 (17.39%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (17.39%) CCEA
9 4 (17.39%) Mac OS X
9 4 (17.39%) Apple
9 4 (17.39%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.70%) Lync
3 2 (8.70%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
3 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (8.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.04%) SaaS
3 2 (8.70%) Google Apps
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) VPN
2 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
3 5 (21.74%) VLAN
4 4 (17.39%) DNS
4 4 (17.39%) DHCP
4 4 (17.39%) LAN
4 4 (17.39%) WLAN
5 3 (13.04%) WAN
5 3 (13.04%) Firewall
5 3 (13.04%) Wireless
6 2 (8.70%) SAN
6 2 (8.70%) NAS
6 2 (8.70%) VoIP
6 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
6 2 (8.70%) ADSL
6 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
7 1 (4.35%) FCoE
7 1 (4.35%) Network Security
7 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Publishing
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Front Office
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) IT Support
3 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (4.35%) IT Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) PKI
2 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.70%) iPhone
4 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
3 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Mac OS X
3 4 (17.39%) Android
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Phone
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.35%) Solaris
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.35%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
3 3 (13.04%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.35%) Wealth Management
5 1 (4.35%) Cyber Security
5 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (4.35%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) ITSM
5 1 (4.35%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (47.83%) MCSE
3 9 (39.13%) MCSA
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (17.39%) CCEA
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (13.04%) Degree
5 3 (13.04%) CCEE
6 2 (8.70%) MCITP
6 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (8.70%) CCNA
7 1 (4.35%) CCA
7 1 (4.35%) CCNP
7 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
7 1 (4.35%) MCTS
7 1 (4.35%) CCSA
7 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
2 2 (8.70%) QA
3 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) XenApp
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.35%) XenServer
5 1 (4.35%) vSphere
5 1 (4.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.35%) SnapVault
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) VMware
3 7 (30.43%) Cisco
3 7 (30.43%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) Apple
5 3 (13.04%) Polycom
6 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow
6 2 (8.70%) Google
6 2 (8.70%) AppSense
6 2 (8.70%) Remedy
6 2 (8.70%) McAfee
6 2 (8.70%) Dell
7 1 (4.35%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) Avaya
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (4.35%) Mitel
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.35%) Reuters
7 1 (4.35%) Bloomberg
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