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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 400 358 334
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -24
Contract jobs citing MCP 28 59 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 1.62% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 29
Median daily rate £325 £225 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £148 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £344 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £263 £287
% change year-on-year
+18.09% -8.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 34
Median hourly rate £14.90 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.85% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+42.20% +3.44%
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
3656 3639 3722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.58% 16.08% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2539 2357 2540
Median daily rate £450 £415 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £568 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 96 125
Median hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.72 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +33 4 £190 -13.63% 5
Brentford - 1 £140 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 62 (76.54%) ITIL
2 60 (74.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (65.43%) Windows
4 50 (61.73%) Microsoft
5 47 (58.02%) Active Directory
6 38 (46.91%) MCSE
7 35 (43.21%) MS Office
8 32 (39.51%) Windows 7
9 30 (37.04%) Citrix
10 27 (33.33%) Blackberry
11 24 (29.63%) Finance
11 24 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (27.16%) SCCM
13 21 (25.93%) Degree
13 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (23.46%) MCSA
14 19 (23.46%) MS Excel
14 19 (23.46%) MCDST
15 15 (18.52%) Office 365
16 14 (17.28%) XenApp
17 13 (16.05%) Service Management
17 13 (16.05%) VMware
17 13 (16.05%) MS Exchange
18 12 (14.81%) Smartphone
18 12 (14.81%) Windows 2000 Server
19 11 (13.58%) Windows XP
19 11 (13.58%) LAN
19 11 (13.58%) A+ Certification
19 11 (13.58%) Windows Server
20 10 (12.35%) ITIL Certification

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 13 (16.05%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.41%) IBM Notes
3 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.94%) IIS
5 3 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.70%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.23%) CMS
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 35 (43.21%) MS Office
2 19 (23.46%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.52%) Office 365
2 4 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.47%) IaaS
5 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.23%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.23%) SaaS
5 1 (1.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.58%) LAN
2 9 (11.11%) Wireless
3 8 (9.88%) Internet
3 8 (9.88%) VPN
4 7 (8.64%) WAN
5 4 (4.94%) DHCP
5 4 (4.94%) DNS
5 4 (4.94%) SAN
5 4 (4.94%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.70%) Extranet
6 3 (3.70%) VLAN
6 3 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.47%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.47%) Firewall
7 2 (2.47%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.47%) NAS
7 2 (2.47%) VoIP
7 2 (2.47%) WLAN
8 1 (1.23%) ADSL
8 1 (1.23%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) SQLPlus
3 2 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 24 (29.63%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Legal
3 7 (8.64%) Banking
3 7 (8.64%) Law
4 3 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.47%) Front Office
5 2 (2.47%) Retail
6 1 (1.23%) Advertising
6 1 (1.23%) Billing
6 1 (1.23%) Marketing
6 1 (1.23%) Publishing
6 1 (1.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (43.21%) Analyst
2 23 (28.40%) Desktop Support
3 20 (24.69%) Service Analyst
4 18 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 18 (22.22%) Support Analyst
5 16 (19.75%) Desktop Analyst
6 14 (17.28%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 14 (17.28%) Support Engineer
7 9 (11.11%) Service Desk Support
8 7 (8.64%) Citrix Analyst
8 7 (8.64%) Citrix Support
8 7 (8.64%) Citrix Support Analyst
9 6 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (7.41%) Applications Engineer
9 6 (7.41%) ITIL Service Analyst
9 6 (7.41%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (7.41%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 6 (7.41%) Support Manager
10 5 (6.17%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (6.17%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.23%) jQuery
2 1 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 12 (14.81%) Smartphone
3 5 (6.17%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.17%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.47%) iPhone
5 2 (2.47%) PKI
5 2 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.23%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.23%) iPad
6 1 (1.23%) NHS
6 1 (1.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (65.43%) Windows
2 32 (39.51%) Windows 7
3 24 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (14.81%) Windows 2000 Server
6 11 (13.58%) Windows Server
6 11 (13.58%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.17%) Apple iOS
7 5 (6.17%) Windows 8
7 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.70%) VMS
9 2 (2.47%) Android
9 2 (2.47%) Linux
9 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.47%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (76.54%) ITIL
2 13 (16.05%) Service Management
3 10 (12.35%) PRINCE2
4 7 (8.64%) Document Management
5 6 (7.41%) Change Management
5 6 (7.41%) Incident Management
5 6 (7.41%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.17%) ITIL V3
7 4 (4.94%) Business Continuity
7 4 (4.94%) Change Control
8 3 (3.70%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.70%) Migration
8 3 (3.70%) Programme Management
8 3 (3.70%) Target Operating Model
9 2 (2.47%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.47%) BCP
9 2 (2.47%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.47%) PRINCE
9 2 (2.47%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.47%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.41%) PowerShell
1 6 (7.41%) SQL
2 3 (3.70%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.47%) C#
3 2 (2.47%) Java
4 1 (1.23%) C
4 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (74.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (46.91%) MCSE
3 21 (25.93%) Degree
4 19 (23.46%) MCDST
4 19 (23.46%) MCSA
5 11 (13.58%) A+ Certification
6 10 (12.35%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (9.88%) MCITP
8 6 (7.41%) CCNA
8 6 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (6.17%) MCTS
10 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
11 3 (3.70%) BC Cleared
11 3 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
13 1 (1.23%) CESG Certified Professional
13 1 (1.23%) CRISC
13 1 (1.23%) MCPD
13 1 (1.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 47 (58.02%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.28%) XenApp
3 9 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.47%) Terminal Server
5 2 (2.47%) vSphere
6 1 (1.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (27.16%) SCCM
2 5 (6.17%) WMI
3 4 (4.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.70%) SCOM
5 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (61.73%) Microsoft
2 30 (37.04%) Citrix
3 13 (16.05%) VMware
4 10 (12.35%) Cisco
5 7 (8.64%) Lotus
6 5 (6.17%) HP
6 5 (6.17%) iManage
7 4 (4.94%) Symantec
8 3 (3.70%) Dell
9 2 (2.47%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.47%) Adobe
9 2 (2.47%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.47%) Compaq
9 2 (2.47%) Intel Security
9 2 (2.47%) Mitel
9 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.47%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.23%) LogLogic
10 1 (1.23%) LogRhythm
10 1 (1.23%) MuleSoft
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