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 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 332 314 305
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -9
Contract jobs citing MCP 54 87 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.40% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.53% 2.38% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 48
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£168 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.90% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £151 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £239 £225
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £10.93 £18.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.75 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.75 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +14.58%
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
3527 3654 3026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.05% 16.72% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2392 2305 1880
Average daily rate £425 £415 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 76 121
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -2.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.13 £40.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the London region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 11 £190 -49.33% 7
Docklands, London - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Enfield - - - -
Hayes - - - - 2
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 95 (74.80%) Windows
2 89 (70.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 84 (66.14%) Microsoft
4 51 (40.16%) MCSE
5 50 (39.37%) Active Directory
6 47 (37.01%) Windows 7
7 46 (36.22%) MS Office
8 43 (33.86%) ITIL
9 38 (29.92%) VMware
10 36 (28.35%) MS Excel
11 35 (27.56%) MCITP
12 34 (26.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 33 (25.98%) Windows Server 2003
14 32 (25.20%) Citrix
15 27 (21.26%) Finance
16 25 (19.69%) Cisco
16 25 (19.69%) Blackberry
17 23 (18.11%) A+ Certification
18 22 (17.32%) Internet
18 22 (17.32%) MS Exchange
19 21 (16.54%) SharePoint
20 20 (15.75%) MCSA
20 20 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
21 19 (14.96%) CCNA
21 19 (14.96%) Cisco Certification
22 18 (14.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 18 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
23 16 (12.60%) Firewall
23 16 (12.60%) DNS
24 15 (11.81%) DHCP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 22 (17.32%) MS Exchange
2 21 (16.54%) SharePoint
3 12 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.72%) IBM Notes
6 4 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.36%) Lync
8 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.79%) IIS
8 1 (0.79%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 46 (36.22%) MS Office
2 36 (28.35%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.79%) 3000 Xtra
1 1 (0.79%) Agresso
1 1 (0.79%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.94%) Office 365
2 2 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.79%) IaaS
3 1 (0.79%) SaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.32%) Internet
2 16 (12.60%) Firewall
2 16 (12.60%) DNS
3 15 (11.81%) DHCP
4 13 (10.24%) Wireless
5 10 (7.87%) FTP
5 10 (7.87%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.51%) LAN
7 6 (4.72%) NAS
8 5 (3.94%) SAN
9 4 (3.15%) WAN
9 4 (3.15%) Junos
10 3 (2.36%) VoIP
11 2 (1.57%) BIG-IP
11 2 (1.57%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.79%) VPN
12 1 (0.79%) POP3
12 1 (0.79%) IPv4
12 1 (0.79%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) Star Schema
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (21.26%) Finance
2 4 (3.15%) Legal
3 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.36%) Banking
4 2 (1.57%) Law
4 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Front Office
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (39.37%) Analyst
2 34 (26.77%) Support Analyst
3 25 (19.69%) Support Engineer
4 24 (18.90%) Desktop Support
5 14 (11.02%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 14 (11.02%) Desktop Analyst
6 13 (10.24%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (10.24%) Service Analyst
7 11 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (8.66%) Help Desk Support
7 11 (8.66%) Help Desk Analyst
8 10 (7.87%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (7.87%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 10 (7.87%) IT Support
9 9 (7.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 8 (6.30%) IT Support Engineer
10 8 (6.30%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (4.72%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.94%) Web Services
2 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (2.36%) .NET
2 3 (2.36%) XML
2 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.57%) WCF
3 2 (1.57%) WF
3 2 (1.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 1 (0.79%) MAPI
4 1 (0.79%) ADO.NET
4 1 (0.79%) CSS
4 1 (0.79%) EDI
4 1 (0.79%) jQuery
4 1 (0.79%) CAML
4 1 (0.79%) DAO
4 1 (0.79%) Ajax
4 1 (0.79%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.69%) Blackberry
2 12 (9.45%) Smartphone
3 10 (7.87%) Smartcard
3 10 (7.87%) Thin Client
3 10 (7.87%) Fat Client
4 9 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.36%) CMDB
6 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.57%) Replication
6 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.57%) FMCG
7 1 (0.79%) EPoS
7 1 (0.79%) NHS
7 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.79%) PDA
7 1 (0.79%) Statistics
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 95 (74.80%) Windows
2 47 (37.01%) Windows 7
3 34 (26.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (25.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (11.81%) Windows XP
7 11 (8.66%) Windows Vista
8 6 (4.72%) Mac OS X
8 6 (4.72%) Mac OS
9 4 (3.15%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.36%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.36%) UNIX
10 3 (2.36%) Linux
11 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.79%) Android
12 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (33.86%) ITIL
2 11 (8.66%) Project Management
2 11 (8.66%) PRINCE2
3 10 (7.87%) Incident Management
4 9 (7.09%) Problem Management
4 9 (7.09%) Migration
5 8 (6.30%) Asset Management
6 7 (5.51%) Service Management
7 6 (4.72%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.72%) High Availability
8 5 (3.94%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (3.94%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.15%) ITSM
9 4 (3.15%) Change Control
10 3 (2.36%) Data Protection
10 3 (2.36%) MVC
10 3 (2.36%) Workflow
11 2 (1.57%) Risk Assessment
11 2 (1.57%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.30%) C
2 4 (3.15%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.36%) C#
3 3 (2.36%) SQL
4 2 (1.57%) VBScript
5 1 (0.79%) VBA
5 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 89 (70.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (40.16%) MCSE
3 35 (27.56%) MCITP
4 23 (18.11%) A+ Certification
5 20 (15.75%) MCSA
6 19 (14.96%) CCNA
6 19 (14.96%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (14.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
9 13 (10.24%) MCDST
10 12 (9.45%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (9.45%) MCTS
11 10 (7.87%) CCA
11 10 (7.87%) Citrix Certification
11 10 (7.87%) CCNP
12 8 (6.30%) Degree
12 8 (6.30%) SC Cleared
13 6 (4.72%) RHCT
13 6 (4.72%) DV Cleared
14 4 (3.15%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) SLA
2 2 (1.57%) COBIT
2 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (39.37%) Active Directory
2 20 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.24%) vSphere
4 7 (5.51%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.15%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (3.15%) XenApp
6 2 (1.57%) Xen
6 2 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.57%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.57%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.79%) XenServer
7 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.79%) NFS
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (9.45%) SCCM
2 4 (3.15%) SCOM
3 3 (2.36%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.57%) WSUS
4 2 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.57%) Nagios
4 2 (1.57%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.79%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.79%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.79%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 84 (66.14%) Microsoft
2 38 (29.92%) VMware
3 32 (25.20%) Citrix
4 25 (19.69%) Cisco
5 13 (10.24%) HP
6 11 (8.66%) Reuters
6 11 (8.66%) Bloomberg
7 10 (7.87%) CQG
8 8 (6.30%) Red Hat
8 8 (6.30%) Dell
9 6 (4.72%) Lotus
9 6 (4.72%) Mercator
9 6 (4.72%) Symantec
9 6 (4.72%) McAfee
9 6 (4.72%) IBM
10 5 (3.94%) NetApp
11 3 (2.36%) EMC
11 3 (2.36%) SAP
11 3 (2.36%) Apple
12 2 (1.57%) Altiris
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