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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 163 154 198
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +44
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.031% 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.76% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Median daily rate £600 £145 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+313.79% -27.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £315 £223
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +41.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.93%
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
471 525 897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.82% 15.14% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 393 677
Median daily rate £450 £444 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.46% +7.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 14
Median hourly rate £18.10 £19.10 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.23% +46.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £17.50 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.10 £17.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

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
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 4 December 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%) Microsoft
2 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
3 12 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (63.16%) CCNA
3 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
3 12 (63.16%) Cisco
3 12 (63.16%) PowerShell
4 10 (52.63%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (52.63%) CheckPoint
4 10 (52.63%) Firewall
4 10 (52.63%) Finance
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (31.58%) VMware
6 6 (31.58%) SCCM
7 5 (26.32%) ITIL
7 5 (26.32%) Windows
7 5 (26.32%) MCSE
8 4 (21.05%) MS Office
8 4 (21.05%) DNS
8 4 (21.05%) Citrix
8 4 (21.05%) Migration
9 3 (15.79%) MCDST
9 3 (15.79%) Smartphone
9 3 (15.79%) NHS
9 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (10.53%) 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 2 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (21.05%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco ASA
1 10 (52.63%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.53%) DHCP
4 2 (10.53%) FTP
4 2 (10.53%) IP Telephony
4 2 (10.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Administrator
1 9 (47.37%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Azure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) LAMP
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) NHS
1 3 (15.79%) Smartphone
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) Change Control
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Operations Management
3 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) CCNA
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (26.32%) MCSE
4 3 (15.79%) MCDST
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) MCSA
5 2 (10.53%) RHCE
5 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.26%) CCA
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (10.53%) vSphere
4 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (10.53%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco
3 10 (52.63%) CheckPoint
4 6 (31.58%) VMware
5 4 (21.05%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) Brocade
6 1 (5.26%) F5
6 1 (5.26%) Fortinet