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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 149 179 198
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +19
Contract jobs citing MCP 17 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.50% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.05% 1.38% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 7
Median daily rate £450 £325 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +62.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.57 £14.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+0.44% -13.43%
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
557 723 914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.53% 15.88% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 539 650
Median daily rate £450 £433 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 14
Median hourly rate £16.33 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £21.25 £26.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 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 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 17 (77.27%) Active Directory
3 13 (59.09%) CCNA
3 13 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (59.09%) MS Excel
4 12 (54.55%) Cisco
5 11 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 10 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (45.45%) CheckPoint
6 10 (45.45%) Firewall
6 10 (45.45%) Finance
7 8 (36.36%) ITIL
7 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (31.82%) Windows
9 6 (27.27%) VMware
9 6 (27.27%) SCCM
10 5 (22.73%) MCSE
10 5 (22.73%) MS Office
11 4 (18.18%) Citrix
12 3 (13.64%) Service Management
12 3 (13.64%) Migration
12 3 (13.64%) MCDST
12 3 (13.64%) SLA
12 3 (13.64%) DNS
12 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
12 3 (13.64%) Smartphone
12 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (13.64%) vSphere
13 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
13 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure

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 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (59.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (22.73%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
1 10 (45.45%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) DHCP
3 2 (9.09%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.55%) ADSL
4 1 (4.55%) Broadband
4 1 (4.55%) FTP
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) SSH
4 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Administrator
1 9 (40.91%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (31.82%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) IT Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) IT Support
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (4.55%) IT Support Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Service Support Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) LAMP
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Smartphone
2 2 (9.09%) NHS
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) Change Control
3 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Escalation Management
4 1 (4.55%) ITSM
4 1 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Operations Management
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Release Management
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) PHP
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) CCNA
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (22.73%) MCSE
4 3 (13.64%) MCDST
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (9.09%) MCITP
5 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.55%) A+ Certification
6 1 (4.55%) CCA
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (4.55%) MCSA
6 1 (4.55%) MCTS
6 1 (4.55%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (77.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.64%) vSphere
3 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 12 (54.55%) Cisco
3 10 (45.45%) CheckPoint
4 6 (27.27%) VMware
5 4 (18.18%) Citrix
6 1 (4.55%) Brocade
6 1 (4.55%) F5
6 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
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