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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 150 204 191
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -13
Contract jobs citing MCP 16 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.73% 1.39% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 7
Median daily rate £426 £366 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.24% +49.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £205 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £250 £230
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.67 £15.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+39.77% -1.58%
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
586 864 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.23% 14.60% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 632 637
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 19
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% -0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £12.50 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.61 £38.64 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +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 27 July 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 27 July 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 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (55.00%) ITIL
4 10 (50.00%) Windows
4 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (40.00%) Cisco
5 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (40.00%) CCNA
6 7 (35.00%) MS Office
6 7 (35.00%) Finance
6 7 (35.00%) VMware
6 7 (35.00%) SCCM
6 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
7 6 (30.00%) Firewall
7 6 (30.00%) MCSE
8 5 (25.00%) Citrix
8 5 (25.00%) MCDST
9 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (20.00%) Smartphone
9 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
10 3 (15.00%) Service Management
10 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
10 3 (15.00%) Migration
10 3 (15.00%) SLA
10 3 (15.00%) DNS
10 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (15.00%) vSphere

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 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (35.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (30.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) Internet
3 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (5.00%) ADSL
4 1 (5.00%) Broadband
4 1 (5.00%) FTP
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) SSH
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Law
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Administrator
2 5 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) IT Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) IT Support
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) LAMP
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Smartphone
2 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Document Management
4 1 (5.00%) Escalation Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
4 1 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Management
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Release Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) PHP
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (40.00%) CCNA
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (30.00%) MCSE
4 5 (25.00%) MCDST
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (10.00%) MCITP
5 2 (10.00%) MCSA
5 2 (10.00%) MCTS
5 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (5.00%) MOS
6 1 (5.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) vSphere
4 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco
3 7 (35.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 5 (25.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) Brocade
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.00%) Mitel