The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 186 180 182
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing MCP 24 17 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 0.27% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.04% 1.71% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 17
Average daily rate £250 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £141 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £475 £705
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £230
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £22.00 £28.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.80% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1176 993 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.22% 15.93% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 641 650
Average daily rate £412 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 37
Average hourly rate £22.00 £48.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.87% +143.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCP
London

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 36 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (83.33%) Windows
3 27 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 24 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 24 (57.14%) Citrix
5 22 (52.38%) ITIL
6 21 (50.00%) MCSE
7 17 (40.48%) VMware
8 14 (33.33%) MCSA
8 14 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (30.95%) SQL
9 13 (30.95%) MS Office
9 13 (30.95%) Finance
10 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
11 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
12 10 (23.81%) XenApp
12 10 (23.81%) Degree
13 9 (21.43%) vSphere
13 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
13 9 (21.43%) Blackberry
14 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (19.05%) IIS
14 8 (19.05%) .NET
14 8 (19.05%) SAN
14 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
15 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
15 7 (16.67%) Service Management
15 7 (16.67%) Law
15 7 (16.67%) Clustering
15 7 (16.67%) Load Balancing

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (19.05%) IIS
2 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.76%) MS Project Server
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.38%) Lync
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (30.95%) MS Office
2 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.76%) MS Project
5 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) SAN
1 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.52%) Internet
2 4 (9.52%) DNS
2 4 (9.52%) WAN
2 4 (9.52%) LAN
3 3 (7.14%) VPN
3 3 (7.14%) IP Telephony
3 3 (7.14%) Network Security
4 2 (4.76%) Firewall
4 2 (4.76%) DHCP
4 2 (4.76%) VoIP
5 1 (2.38%) SMTP
5 1 (2.38%) SNMP
5 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.38%) IMAP
5 1 (2.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.76%) CruiseControl
4 2 (4.76%) Subversion
5 1 (2.38%) InstallShield
5 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Law
3 6 (14.29%) Banking
4 5 (11.90%) Legal
5 2 (4.76%) Advertising
6 1 (2.38%) Front Office
6 1 (2.38%) Back Office
6 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support
7 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
4 4 (9.52%) HTML
5 3 (7.14%) ADO.NET
5 3 (7.14%) CSS
5 3 (7.14%) Web Services
5 3 (7.14%) jQuery
5 3 (7.14%) WCF
6 2 (4.76%) Ajax
6 2 (4.76%) WPF
6 2 (4.76%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (4.76%) CSS3
6 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.76%) HTML5
6 2 (4.76%) XHTML
7 1 (2.38%) XML
7 1 (2.38%) XSL
7 1 (2.38%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 7 (16.67%) Clustering
3 3 (7.14%) CMDB
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) CESG
4 1 (2.38%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.38%) FMCG
4 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.38%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Contract for Difference
4 1 (2.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (83.33%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (11.90%) Linux
6 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.76%) UNIX
9 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
9 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) ITIL
2 7 (16.67%) Service Management
2 7 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 5 (11.90%) OO
4 4 (9.52%) TDD
4 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
4 4 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (9.52%) MVC
4 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.52%) OOD
5 3 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.76%) Multithreading
6 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
6 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.38%) CRM
7 1 (2.38%) UML
7 1 (2.38%) ITSM
7 1 (2.38%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.76%) C
3 2 (4.76%) VB
4 1 (2.38%) VBA
4 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (50.00%) MCSE
3 14 (33.33%) MCSA
4 10 (23.81%) Degree
5 6 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (11.90%) MCTS
6 5 (11.90%) MCITP
7 4 (9.52%) MCDST
7 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
7 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (9.52%) CCA
7 4 (9.52%) MCAD
8 3 (7.14%) MCSD
8 3 (7.14%) CCNP
8 3 (7.14%) CCNA
8 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
8 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (4.76%) CCEA
9 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.38%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 14 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (23.81%) XenApp
4 9 (21.43%) vSphere
5 6 (14.29%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.76%) XenServer
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 24 (57.14%) Citrix
3 17 (40.48%) VMware
4 6 (14.29%) McAfee
4 6 (14.29%) NetApp
5 5 (11.90%) Cisco
5 5 (11.90%) Bloomberg
6 4 (9.52%) Reuters
7 3 (7.14%) EMC
8 2 (4.76%) CQG
8 2 (4.76%) Dell
9 1 (2.38%) Novell
9 1 (2.38%) HP
9 1 (2.38%) Remedy
9 1 (2.38%) NEC
9 1 (2.38%) Wyse
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