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 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 179 186 178
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing MCP 10 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% 1.79% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 9
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£193 £225 £221
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +1.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £138 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £405 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £223 £200
% change year-on-year
+17.97% +11.25%
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
839 1059 925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.34% 17.46% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 709 605
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £251 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £579 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 33
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.84% -46.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.03 £18.70 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £41.00 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 16 (76.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (57.14%) Windows
4 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
5 8 (38.10%) ITIL
5 8 (38.10%) MCSE
6 7 (33.33%) Finance
6 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 6 (28.57%) MCSA
7 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco
8 5 (23.81%) MS Office
8 5 (23.81%) VMware
9 4 (19.05%) Wireless
9 4 (19.05%) Degree
9 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
9 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
9 4 (19.05%) Citrix
9 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
10 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 3 (14.29%) VPN
10 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
10 3 (14.29%) A+ Certification
10 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (14.29%) Reuters
10 3 (14.29%) Bloomberg
10 3 (14.29%) Windows Vista
10 3 (14.29%) MCDST
10 3 (14.29%) MCTS

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
1 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (23.81%) MS Office
3 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Agresso
1 1 (4.76%) SAP ERP
1 1 (4.76%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Wireless
2 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) VPN
3 2 (9.52%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) Internet
3 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) DHCP
3 2 (9.52%) FTP
4 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.76%) VLAN
4 1 (4.76%) IMAP
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security
4 1 (4.76%) LAN
4 1 (4.76%) VoIP
4 1 (4.76%) WLAN
4 1 (4.76%) POP3
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Front Office
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Support Technician
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) Smartphone
2 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
2 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
2 2 (9.52%) Smartcard
3 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.76%) iPhone
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.52%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.76%) Wealth Management
5 1 (4.76%) Time Management
5 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Workflow
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (38.10%) MCSE
3 6 (28.57%) MCSA
4 4 (19.05%) Degree
5 3 (14.29%) MCDST
5 3 (14.29%) MCTS
5 3 (14.29%) MCITP
5 3 (14.29%) A+ Certification
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (9.52%) CCNA
6 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.76%) GPEN
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.76%) JNCIP
7 1 (4.76%) CCA
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.76%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) COBIT
2 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco
3 5 (23.81%) VMware
4 4 (19.05%) Citrix
5 3 (14.29%) Reuters
5 3 (14.29%) Bloomberg
6 2 (9.52%) CQG
7 1 (4.76%) SAP
7 1 (4.76%) Avaya
7 1 (4.76%) Juniper
7 1 (4.76%) Apple
7 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.76%) Mitel
7 1 (4.76%) Google
7 1 (4.76%) Polycom
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