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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 184 180 184
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing MCP 8 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.35% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 1.90% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 14
Average daily rate
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£231 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% -26.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £155 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £341 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £238
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +26.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.84%
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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
784 1105 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.45% 18.48% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 808 623
Average daily rate £426 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 53
Average hourly rate £20.88 £22.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.11% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £16.16 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £26.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Windows
4 8 (47.06%) MCSE
5 6 (35.29%) MCSA
6 5 (29.41%) ITIL
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco
6 5 (29.41%) VMware
6 5 (29.41%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
7 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (23.53%) Office 365
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
7 4 (23.53%) VPN
7 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
7 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
8 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
8 3 (17.65%) Linux
8 3 (17.65%) Citrix
8 3 (17.65%) Wireless
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (17.65%) SaaS
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (17.65%) Degree
8 3 (17.65%) VLAN
8 3 (17.65%) SCCM
9 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (11.76%) Incident Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
2 3 (17.65%) SaaS
3 2 (11.76%) Google Apps
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) VPN
2 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 3 (17.65%) Wireless
2 3 (17.65%) VLAN
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) VoIP
3 2 (11.76%) WLAN
3 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Front Office
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Mitel Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Build Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (11.76%) iPhone
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Android
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.76%) Mac OS X
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Workflow
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.88%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (47.06%) MCSE
3 6 (35.29%) MCSA
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (17.65%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (11.76%) MCTS
6 2 (11.76%) CCNA
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (11.76%) CCEA
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.88%) MCSD
7 1 (5.88%) CCNP
7 1 (5.88%) CCA
7 1 (5.88%) PMP
7 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
7 1 (5.88%) CCSA
7 1 (5.88%) CCEE
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Google
4 2 (11.76%) Apple
5 1 (5.88%) Reuters
5 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg
5 1 (5.88%) Remedy
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) Avaya
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) AppSense
5 1 (5.88%) Mitel
5 1 (5.88%) Polycom
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