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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 362 363 340
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -23
Contract jobs citing MCP 69 63 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.27% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 1.73% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 35 26
Median daily rate £338 £290 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.37% +38.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £148 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £248 £228
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +8.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 29
Median hourly rate £14.04 £22.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.20% +25.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.67 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+39.77% -2.36%
MCP
England

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
3851 3637 3667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.38% 15.41% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2608 2380 2377
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 96 112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.01 £13.17 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.56 £52.17 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +29.72%

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 23 July 2016.

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
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 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
City of London +46 16 £426 +16.24% 2
Brentford - 3 £145 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 London region with a requirement for MCP.

1 64 (70.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (68.13%) Microsoft
2 62 (68.13%) Windows
3 60 (65.93%) Active Directory
4 57 (62.64%) ITIL
5 41 (45.05%) MS Office
6 40 (43.96%) MCSE
7 38 (41.76%) MS Excel
8 32 (35.16%) Degree
9 31 (34.07%) Citrix
10 30 (32.97%) Finance
11 27 (29.67%) Windows 7
12 25 (27.47%) Blackberry
13 24 (26.37%) MCSA
14 20 (21.98%) Service Management
14 20 (21.98%) PowerShell
15 19 (20.88%) SCCM
15 19 (20.88%) MCDST
15 19 (20.88%) VMware
15 19 (20.88%) Windows Server
16 16 (17.58%) Cisco
17 15 (16.48%) CCNA
17 15 (16.48%) Cisco Certification
18 14 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
18 14 (15.38%) TCP/IP
19 12 (13.19%) Internet
19 12 (13.19%) Change Management
19 12 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
19 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
20 11 (12.09%) Apple iOS

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 (8.79%) IBM Notes
1 8 (8.79%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.30%) IIS
3 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.20%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.10%) Apache
5 1 (1.10%) CMS
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.10%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (45.05%) MS Office
2 38 (41.76%) MS Excel
3 7 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.10%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.89%) Office 365
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.20%) IaaS
5 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.10%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.10%) SaaS
5 1 (1.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 12 (13.19%) Internet
3 10 (10.99%) Firewall
3 10 (10.99%) LAN
3 10 (10.99%) Wireless
4 8 (8.79%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (8.79%) DNS
4 8 (8.79%) Ethernet
4 8 (8.79%) VPN
4 8 (8.79%) WAN
5 7 (7.69%) DHCP
6 6 (6.59%) IP Telephony
7 3 (3.30%) Extranet
7 3 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.20%) VoIP
9 1 (1.10%) ADSL
9 1 (1.10%) FTP
9 1 (1.10%) Network Security
9 1 (1.10%) SSH
9 1 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) SQLPlus
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.10%) MySQL
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 30 (32.97%) Finance
2 11 (12.09%) Law
3 10 (10.99%) Legal
4 9 (9.89%) Banking
5 5 (5.49%) Billing
6 4 (4.40%) Retail
7 2 (2.20%) Front Office
7 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.10%) Advertising
8 1 (1.10%) Marketing
8 1 (1.10%) Publishing
8 1 (1.10%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (36.26%) Analyst
2 21 (23.08%) Service Analyst
3 19 (20.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (18.68%) Support Engineer
5 15 (16.48%) Desktop Support
6 13 (14.29%) Support Analyst
7 9 (9.89%) Applications Engineer
7 9 (9.89%) Desktop Analyst
8 8 (8.79%) Administrator
8 8 (8.79%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 6 (6.59%) Developer
10 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (5.49%) .NET Developer
11 5 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (5.49%) Applications Support
11 5 (5.49%) Applications Support Engineer
11 5 (5.49%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (5.49%) C# Developer
11 5 (5.49%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) .NET
2 2 (2.20%) jQuery
2 2 (2.20%) Middleware
3 1 (1.10%) Ajax
3 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.10%) CSS
3 1 (1.10%) HTML
3 1 (1.10%) LAMP
3 1 (1.10%) XHTML
3 1 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (27.47%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.79%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.59%) Smartphone
5 5 (5.49%) Client/Server
5 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.30%) NHS
8 2 (2.20%) Clustering
8 2 (2.20%) iPad
8 2 (2.20%) iPhone
8 2 (2.20%) PKI
9 1 (1.10%) Fintech
9 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.10%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 62 (68.13%) Windows
2 27 (29.67%) Windows 7
3 19 (20.88%) Windows Server
4 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (12.09%) Apple iOS
5 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (10.99%) Windows XP
7 6 (6.59%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.49%) VMS
8 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.30%) Linux
10 2 (2.20%) Android
10 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (62.64%) ITIL
2 20 (21.98%) Service Management
3 12 (13.19%) Change Management
4 9 (9.89%) Document Management
5 7 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.59%) Change Control
6 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 6 (6.59%) ITIL V3
6 6 (6.59%) Migration
7 5 (5.49%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.49%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.49%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (5.49%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.49%) Time Management
7 5 (5.49%) Validation
8 4 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.40%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (4.40%) Scrum
8 4 (4.40%) TDD
8 4 (4.40%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.98%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.79%) SQL
3 6 (6.59%) Java
3 6 (6.59%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.49%) C#
5 1 (1.10%) C
5 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (70.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (43.96%) MCSE
3 32 (35.16%) Degree
4 24 (26.37%) MCSA
5 19 (20.88%) MCDST
6 15 (16.48%) CCNA
6 15 (16.48%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (12.09%) A+ Certification
9 10 (10.99%) MCITP
10 7 (7.69%) ACDT
10 7 (7.69%) ACHDS
10 7 (7.69%) ACTC
10 7 (7.69%) MCSM
10 7 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
11 6 (6.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (5.49%) MCTS
12 5 (5.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (4.40%) MCAD
13 4 (4.40%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.79%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (65.93%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (5.49%) vSphere
4 5 (5.49%) XenApp
5 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.30%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.20%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (20.88%) SCCM
2 9 (9.89%) WMI
3 8 (8.79%) SCOM
4 2 (2.20%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.10%) OpenView
5 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.10%) Puppet
5 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 62 (68.13%) Microsoft
2 31 (34.07%) Citrix
3 19 (20.88%) VMware
4 16 (17.58%) Cisco
5 9 (9.89%) iManage
6 8 (8.79%) CheckPoint
6 8 (8.79%) Lotus
7 7 (7.69%) Apple
8 6 (6.59%) Oracle
9 4 (4.40%) EPiServer
9 4 (4.40%) HP
10 3 (3.30%) Bloomberg
10 3 (3.30%) Dell
10 3 (3.30%) Reuters
11 2 (2.20%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.20%) IBM
11 2 (2.20%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.20%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.10%) F5
12 1 (1.10%) LogLogic
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