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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 180 188 188
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 10 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.36% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.22% 1.97% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 11
Average daily rate
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£174 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.77% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £105 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £218
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +37.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +6.00%
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
817 1170 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.02% 18.06% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 811 648
Average daily rate £425 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 36
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £42.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.45 £39.80 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 14 (70.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (60.00%) Windows
4 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (40.00%) MCSE
5 8 (40.00%) ITIL
6 7 (35.00%) Finance
7 6 (30.00%) MCSA
7 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco
7 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (25.00%) MS Office
8 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (25.00%) VMware
9 4 (20.00%) Wireless
9 4 (20.00%) Degree
9 4 (20.00%) VPN
9 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (15.00%) Citrix
10 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
10 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (15.00%) Linux
10 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
10 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
10 3 (15.00%) MCTS
10 3 (15.00%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.00%) IIS
5 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Agresso
1 1 (5.00%) SAP ERP
1 1 (5.00%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Google Apps
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) VPN
1 4 (20.00%) Wireless
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) VLAN
3 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) VoIP
3 2 (10.00%) WLAN
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) FTP
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support
4 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (10.00%) iPhone
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) CMDB
2 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (10.00%) Android
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.00%) Wealth Management
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (40.00%) MCSE
3 6 (30.00%) MCSA
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (20.00%) Degree
5 3 (15.00%) MCTS
6 2 (10.00%) MCITP
6 2 (10.00%) MCDST
6 2 (10.00%) A+ Certification
6 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (10.00%) CCNA
7 1 (5.00%) CCA
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (5.00%) CCEA
7 1 (5.00%) CISSP
7 1 (5.00%) MCSD
7 1 (5.00%) CCNP
7 1 (5.00%) PMP
7 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) COBIT
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco
3 5 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) Apple
5 2 (10.00%) Reuters
5 2 (10.00%) Bloomberg
5 2 (10.00%) Google
6 1 (5.00%) Polycom
6 1 (5.00%) CQG
6 1 (5.00%) Mitel
6 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.00%) SAP
6 1 (5.00%) Avaya
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper