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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 186 182 202
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +20
Contract jobs citing MCP 11 35 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.49% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.24% 3.32% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 11
Average daily rate
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£190 £255 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.49% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £190 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £227 £235
% change year-on-year
+21.04% -3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 9
Average hourly rate - £15.55 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £15.25 £13.34
% change year-on-year
+9.83% +14.36%
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
889 1054 1071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.18% 14.68% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 728 719
Average daily rate £438 £425 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 40
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.60 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.02% +9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.98 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.43 £48.00 £34.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 15 (57.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
4 14 (53.85%) Windows 7
5 13 (50.00%) Citrix
6 10 (38.46%) MCSA
6 10 (38.46%) ITIL
7 9 (34.62%) Cisco
7 9 (34.62%) VMware
8 8 (30.77%) MCSE
9 7 (26.92%) Blackberry
9 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
9 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
10 6 (23.08%) Finance
10 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (19.23%) SCCM
11 5 (19.23%) XenApp
11 5 (19.23%) MCTS
11 5 (19.23%) DNS
11 5 (19.23%) MS Office
11 5 (19.23%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (15.38%) HP
12 4 (15.38%) MCITP
12 4 (15.38%) Banking
12 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (15.38%) CMDB
12 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.85%) WorkSite
5 1 (3.85%) Lync
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (19.23%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) VoIP
3 2 (7.69%) DHCP
3 2 (7.69%) VPN
3 2 (7.69%) Internet
3 2 (7.69%) SAN
3 2 (7.69%) BIG-IP
3 2 (7.69%) VLAN
3 2 (7.69%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.85%) IMAP
4 1 (3.85%) NAS
4 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.85%) Wireless
4 1 (3.85%) 3G
4 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.85%) SNMP
4 1 (3.85%) SMTP
4 1 (3.85%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Analyst
2 11 (42.31%) Support Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Desktop Support
4 7 (26.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 7 (26.92%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Server Support
7 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Network Support Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Network Support
7 2 (7.69%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) IT Support
8 1 (3.85%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Blackberry
2 4 (15.38%) CMDB
3 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) PKI
5 1 (3.85%) iPad
5 1 (3.85%) FMCG
5 1 (3.85%) iPhone
5 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Windows 7
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.69%) UNIX
7 1 (3.85%) Android
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Phone
7 1 (3.85%) Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
2 2 (7.69%) Project Management
2 2 (7.69%) Network Management
2 2 (7.69%) Change Control
2 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL V2
3 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (3.85%) ITSM
3 1 (3.85%) Service Management
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) VBScript
2 1 (3.85%) VB
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (38.46%) MCSA
3 8 (30.77%) MCSE
4 5 (19.23%) MCTS
4 5 (19.23%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (15.38%) MCITP
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (11.54%) CCEA
6 3 (11.54%) CCNP
6 3 (11.54%) CCNA
7 2 (7.69%) CCA
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (7.69%) CCEE
7 2 (7.69%) Degree
8 1 (3.85%) NCDA
8 1 (3.85%) NCIE
8 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.85%) GPEN
8 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) COBIT
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) XenApp
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.54%) XenServer
5 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.85%) vSphere
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
6 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.85%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.85%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) WSUS
3 1 (3.85%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 13 (50.00%) Citrix
3 9 (34.62%) Cisco
3 9 (34.62%) VMware
4 4 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) Remedy
5 2 (7.69%) Dell
5 2 (7.69%) F5
6 1 (3.85%) Draytek
6 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.85%) Becrypt
6 1 (3.85%) NEC
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) Sage
6 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) Sophos
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