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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
London / City of London
Rank 153 138 182
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +44
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.47% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% 3.12% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Median daily rate £431 £165 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+161.36% -13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £149 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £173 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £280 £263
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £13.06
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +34.04%

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
442 481 815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.92% 15.05% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 349 603
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 17
Median hourly rate £15.98 £19.50 £19.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.05% +2.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £16.00 £13.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £33.80 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017, 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (60.00%) MCSA
3 3 (60.00%) NHS
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Retail
4 2 (40.00%) MCTS
4 2 (40.00%) MCITP
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) Skype
5 1 (20.00%) OneDrive
5 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
5 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (20.00%) Android
5 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management

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 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Skype
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (20.00%) SSH
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Online Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Server Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) NHS
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (20.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
3 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MCTS
4 1 (20.00%) RHCE
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Apple
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec
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