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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 328 327 302
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -25
Contract jobs citing MCP 72 78 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.02% 2.07% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 48
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£150 £225 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £152 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £386 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £260 £200
% change year-on-year
+1.15% +29.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 7
Average hourly rate £16.88 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.22 £15.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £22.00 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £12.25
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +8.16%
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
3566 3777 3203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.53% 16.67% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2325 2448 1961
Average daily rate £413 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 106 100
Average hourly rate £20.31 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.68% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +12 10 £193 -14.44% 7
Docklands, London - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Brentford - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 91 (70.54%) Windows
2 88 (68.22%) Microsoft
3 87 (67.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (43.41%) MCSE
5 51 (39.53%) Windows 7
6 49 (37.98%) ITIL
7 48 (37.21%) Active Directory
8 40 (31.01%) VMware
9 36 (27.91%) MS Excel
10 33 (25.58%) A+ Certification
11 30 (23.26%) MS Office
11 30 (23.26%) MCITP
12 26 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 26 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (19.38%) Cisco
13 25 (19.38%) Citrix
14 23 (17.83%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (17.83%) Finance
15 22 (17.05%) SharePoint
16 21 (16.28%) Internet
16 21 (16.28%) Firewall
17 20 (15.50%) MS Exchange
18 19 (14.73%) MCSA
18 19 (14.73%) Blackberry
18 19 (14.73%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
19 18 (13.95%) DNS
19 18 (13.95%) CCNA
19 18 (13.95%) MCTS
20 17 (13.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (17.05%) SharePoint
2 20 (15.50%) MS Exchange
3 14 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.88%) Lync
7 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.78%) IIS
9 1 (0.78%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.78%) CMS
9 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (27.91%) MS Excel
2 30 (23.26%) MS Office
3 2 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Agresso
1 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.78%) 3000 Xtra
1 1 (0.78%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.18%) Office 365
2 2 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.78%) IaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.28%) Internet
1 21 (16.28%) Firewall
2 18 (13.95%) DNS
3 15 (11.63%) DHCP
4 14 (10.85%) Wireless
5 11 (8.53%) TCP/IP
6 10 (7.75%) FTP
7 9 (6.98%) NAS
8 7 (5.43%) SAN
8 7 (5.43%) LAN
9 6 (4.65%) VPN
10 4 (3.10%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (2.33%) WAN
12 2 (1.55%) VoIP
13 1 (0.78%) WLAN
13 1 (0.78%) POP3
13 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.78%) PABX
13 1 (0.78%) VLAN
13 1 (0.78%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.78%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (17.83%) Finance
2 4 (3.10%) Banking
3 3 (2.33%) Electronics
4 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.55%) Retail
4 2 (1.55%) Marketing
4 2 (1.55%) Front Office
5 1 (0.78%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Law
5 1 (0.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (37.98%) Analyst
2 25 (19.38%) Support Analyst
3 21 (16.28%) Service Analyst
3 21 (16.28%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (15.50%) Support Engineer
5 14 (10.85%) Desktop Support
6 13 (10.08%) Help Desk Analyst
7 12 (9.30%) Help Desk Support
8 11 (8.53%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (7.75%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (7.75%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 9 (6.98%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 9 (6.98%) IT Support
11 8 (6.20%) IT Support Engineer
11 8 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (5.43%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 7 (5.43%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (5.43%) Desktop Analyst
13 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 5 (3.88%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.88%) Web Services
2 4 (3.10%) .NET
2 4 (3.10%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.10%) LAMP
3 3 (2.33%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.33%) XML
3 3 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.55%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.55%) WCF
4 2 (1.55%) WF
5 1 (0.78%) jQuery
5 1 (0.78%) CAML
5 1 (0.78%) DAO
5 1 (0.78%) Ajax
5 1 (0.78%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.78%) EDI
5 1 (0.78%) MAPI
5 1 (0.78%) CSS
5 1 (0.78%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.73%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.75%) Thin Client
2 10 (7.75%) Smartcard
2 10 (7.75%) Smartphone
2 10 (7.75%) Fat Client
3 8 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.88%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.33%) Replication
7 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.55%) Clustering
7 2 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.55%) CMDB
8 1 (0.78%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.78%) PDA
8 1 (0.78%) Statistics
8 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.78%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.78%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 91 (70.54%) Windows
2 51 (39.53%) Windows 7
3 26 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (17.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (14.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (9.30%) Windows Vista
7 10 (7.75%) Linux
7 10 (7.75%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.65%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.55%) Android
9 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.78%) UNIX
10 1 (0.78%) VMS
10 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (37.98%) ITIL
2 12 (9.30%) Migration
3 11 (8.53%) PRINCE2
4 9 (6.98%) Project Management
5 8 (6.20%) Asset Management
5 8 (6.20%) Incident Management
6 7 (5.43%) Service Management
7 6 (4.65%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.65%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.88%) Workflow
8 5 (3.88%) High Availability
8 5 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.10%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (3.10%) Fault Management
9 4 (3.10%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.33%) ITSM
10 3 (2.33%) MVC
10 3 (2.33%) Change Control
11 2 (1.55%) Programme Management
11 2 (1.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.20%) SQL
2 5 (3.88%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.10%) C#
4 2 (1.55%) C
4 2 (1.55%) VBA
5 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 87 (67.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (43.41%) MCSE
3 33 (25.58%) A+ Certification
4 30 (23.26%) MCITP
5 19 (14.73%) MCSA
6 18 (13.95%) CCNA
6 18 (13.95%) MCTS
6 18 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (13.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (11.63%) MCDST
9 14 (10.85%) Security Cleared
10 8 (6.20%) Degree
10 8 (6.20%) SC Cleared
10 8 (6.20%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (4.65%) DV Cleared
12 5 (3.88%) RHCT
13 4 (3.10%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (3.10%) CCA
13 4 (3.10%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (2.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.78%) COBIT
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 48 (37.21%) Active Directory
2 26 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.08%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.75%) vSphere
5 6 (4.65%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.10%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.55%) Xen
7 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.55%) XenApp
8 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.78%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (8.53%) SCCM
2 2 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.55%) Nagios
2 2 (1.55%) Casper Suite
3 1 (0.78%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.78%) WMI
3 1 (0.78%) SCOM
3 1 (0.78%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 88 (68.22%) Microsoft
2 40 (31.01%) VMware
3 25 (19.38%) Cisco
3 25 (19.38%) Citrix
4 12 (9.30%) Reuters
4 12 (9.30%) Bloomberg
5 10 (7.75%) CQG
6 9 (6.98%) HP
7 7 (5.43%) Red Hat
7 7 (5.43%) Apple
8 5 (3.88%) Mercator
8 5 (3.88%) Dell
8 5 (3.88%) IBM
8 5 (3.88%) NetApp
9 3 (2.33%) Symantec
9 3 (2.33%) Remedy
9 3 (2.33%) McAfee
9 3 (2.33%) EMC
10 2 (1.55%) Oracle
10 2 (1.55%) Sybase
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