The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / London
Rank 363 360 372
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing MCP 40 56 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 1.48% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 27
Median daily rate £225 £170 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £323 £223
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +44.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 5
Median hourly rate £100.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+400.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.10 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £22.00 £21.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3156 3786 3630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.51% 18.03% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2173 2507 2500
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 69 64
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the London region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in London

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the London region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in London

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the London region.

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in London

MCP
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the London region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

MCP Hourly Rate Histogram in London

MCP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the London region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon - 4 - -
City of London -16 3 £363 +126.56% 2
Brentford - 2 £175 -
Docklands, London - 2 £150 -
Romford - 1 £145 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 London region with a requirement for MCP.

1 76 (84.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (74.44%) Windows
3 62 (68.89%) Active Directory
4 59 (65.56%) Microsoft
5 50 (55.56%) MCSE
6 38 (42.22%) MS Office
7 37 (41.11%) ITIL
8 35 (38.89%) Citrix
9 34 (37.78%) Windows 7
10 31 (34.44%) MS Excel
11 29 (32.22%) MCSA
12 27 (30.00%) Cisco
12 27 (30.00%) Blackberry
13 26 (28.89%) Internet
13 26 (28.89%) MCDST
14 22 (24.44%) TCP/IP
15 21 (23.33%) Finance
15 21 (23.33%) Degree
16 20 (22.22%) Management Information System
16 20 (22.22%) Apple
17 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (21.11%) Windows Server
18 18 (20.00%) Windows 8
18 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 16 (17.78%) Security Cleared
19 16 (17.78%) Time Management
19 16 (17.78%) Apple iOS
20 15 (16.67%) MCSM
20 15 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
20 15 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in 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 8 (8.89%) IBM Notes
1 8 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.22%) Apache
5 2 (2.22%) CMS
5 2 (2.22%) Kentico
5 2 (2.22%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.11%) GroupWise
6 1 (1.11%) IIS
6 1 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 38 (42.22%) MS Office
2 31 (34.44%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Eikon
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.78%) Office 365
3 5 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.11%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (1.11%) IaaS
5 1 (1.11%) PaaS
5 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (28.89%) Internet
2 22 (24.44%) TCP/IP
3 15 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 15 (16.67%) Firewall
3 15 (16.67%) LAN
3 15 (16.67%) Wireless
4 13 (14.44%) DNS
5 10 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (10.00%) VPN
6 9 (10.00%) WAN
6 9 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (4.44%) DHCP
8 4 (4.44%) MPLS
8 4 (4.44%) SSL
8 4 (4.44%) VLAN
9 3 (3.33%) IP Telephony
9 3 (3.33%) Network Security
10 2 (2.22%) FTP
10 2 (2.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) MySQL
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.11%) MSI
General
1 21 (23.33%) Finance
2 11 (12.22%) Retail
3 6 (6.67%) Legal
4 2 (2.22%) Games
4 2 (2.22%) Law
5 1 (1.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (27.78%) Desktop Support
2 15 (16.67%) Analyst
3 12 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 12 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 11 (12.22%) Desktop Engineer
5 10 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
5 10 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 9 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (8.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (7.78%) Architect
8 7 (7.78%) Consultant
9 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (6.67%) Developer
9 6 (6.67%) IT Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) Technical Architect
10 5 (5.56%) Administrator
10 5 (5.56%) C# Developer
10 5 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
10 5 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.67%) .NET
2 3 (3.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.22%) jQuery
3 2 (2.22%) LAMP
3 2 (2.22%) XML
4 1 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.11%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (30.00%) Blackberry
2 20 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 15 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 9 (10.00%) Replication
5 7 (7.78%) Data Centre
5 7 (7.78%) Smartphone
6 6 (6.67%) NHS
6 6 (6.67%) PKI
7 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (5.56%) Clustering
8 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.22%) Private Cloud
9 2 (2.22%) User Experience
9 2 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
10 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (1.11%) Fixed Income
10 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (74.44%) Windows
2 34 (37.78%) Windows 7
3 19 (21.11%) Windows Server
3 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (17.78%) Apple iOS
6 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.56%) VMS
8 4 (4.44%) Linux
8 4 (4.44%) Unix
9 3 (3.33%) Mac OS
9 3 (3.33%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.22%) Android
10 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (41.11%) ITIL
2 16 (17.78%) Time Management
3 15 (16.67%) Change Management
3 15 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 15 (16.67%) Validation
4 11 (12.22%) Configuration Management
5 8 (8.89%) Migration
5 8 (8.89%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.56%) Build Automation
6 5 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.44%) Data Analysis
7 4 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.44%) High Availability
7 4 (4.44%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (4.44%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.44%) Patch Management
7 4 (4.44%) Server Building
8 3 (3.33%) MVC
8 3 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.56%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.78%) Java
3 6 (6.67%) C#
4 4 (4.44%) SQL
5 2 (2.22%) C
5 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 76 (84.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (55.56%) MCSE
3 29 (32.22%) MCSA
4 26 (28.89%) MCDST
5 21 (23.33%) Degree
6 16 (17.78%) Security Cleared
7 15 (16.67%) ACDT
7 15 (16.67%) ACHDS
7 15 (16.67%) ACTC
7 15 (16.67%) CCNA
7 15 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (16.67%) MCSM
7 15 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
8 13 (14.44%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (13.33%) MCITP
10 10 (11.11%) SC Cleared
11 8 (8.89%) A+ Certification
12 7 (7.78%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (7.78%) MCTS
13 5 (5.56%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (68.89%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
3 7 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.44%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.33%) XenApp
6 2 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.11%) NDS
7 1 (1.11%) UAG
7 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (15.56%) SCCM
2 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (4.44%) WSUS
4 3 (3.33%) Puppet
5 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.11%) SCOM
6 1 (1.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 59 (65.56%) Microsoft
2 35 (38.89%) Citrix
3 27 (30.00%) Cisco
4 20 (22.22%) Apple
5 12 (13.33%) VMware
6 8 (8.89%) Lotus
7 7 (7.78%) Oracle
8 5 (5.56%) Forcepoint
8 5 (5.56%) Sophos
9 4 (4.44%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.33%) EPiServer
11 2 (2.22%) Bloomberg
11 2 (2.22%) FactSet
11 2 (2.22%) Google
11 2 (2.22%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.22%) Symantec
12 1 (1.11%) MobileIron
12 1 (1.11%) Remedy
12 1 (1.11%) Reuters
12 1 (1.11%) ServiceNow
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