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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / London
Rank 370 357 351
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing MCP 35 54 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.07% 1.37% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 33
Median daily rate £363 £165 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+119.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £385 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £293 £290
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 12
Median hourly rate £14.04 £17.75 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.92% +9.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £18.75 £13.28
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +41.21%

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
3264 3929 3634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.85% 18.63% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2274 2698 2410
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 60 84
Median hourly rate £26.19 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.64% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 20 February 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
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 20 February 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
City of London -10 4 £431 +153.67% 1
Croydon - 4 - -
Romford - 1 £145 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 68 (86.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (77.22%) Windows
3 58 (73.42%) Active Directory
4 50 (63.29%) Microsoft
5 44 (55.70%) MCSE
6 39 (49.37%) ITIL
7 31 (39.24%) Citrix
8 29 (36.71%) MCSA
8 29 (36.71%) Windows 7
9 28 (35.44%) MS Office
10 23 (29.11%) MS Excel
10 23 (29.11%) Internet
10 23 (29.11%) Blackberry
11 20 (25.32%) Apple
11 20 (25.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (25.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (25.32%) MCDST
11 20 (25.32%) Windows Server
12 19 (24.05%) Cisco
13 18 (22.78%) Management Information System
13 18 (22.78%) Windows 8
14 17 (21.52%) TCP/IP
14 17 (21.52%) MCITP
14 17 (21.52%) Security Cleared
14 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
15 16 (20.25%) Finance
16 15 (18.99%) LAN
17 14 (17.72%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (17.72%) Time Management
17 14 (17.72%) Degree

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 11 (13.92%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (7.59%) IBM Notes
3 6 (7.59%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.33%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.53%) Apache
6 2 (2.53%) EPiServer
6 2 (2.53%) IIS
6 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.27%) GroupWise
7 1 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (35.44%) MS Office
2 23 (29.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.53%) Eikon
2 1 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (13.92%) Office 365
3 6 (7.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.80%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.53%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (2.53%) IaaS
7 1 (1.27%) PaaS
7 1 (1.27%) SaaS
7 1 (1.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (29.11%) Internet
2 17 (21.52%) TCP/IP
3 15 (18.99%) LAN
4 13 (16.46%) Ethernet
4 13 (16.46%) Wireless
5 12 (15.19%) DNS
6 11 (13.92%) Firewall
7 9 (11.39%) VPN
7 9 (11.39%) WAN
7 9 (11.39%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (7.59%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (7.59%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (6.33%) DHCP
10 4 (5.06%) MPLS
10 4 (5.06%) Skype
10 4 (5.06%) SSL
10 4 (5.06%) VLAN
11 3 (3.80%) IP Telephony
11 3 (3.80%) Network Security
12 2 (2.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.53%) MySQL
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.27%) MSI
General
1 16 (20.25%) Finance
2 13 (16.46%) Retail
3 5 (6.33%) Legal
4 2 (2.53%) Games
5 1 (1.27%) Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Desktop Support
2 15 (18.99%) Analyst
3 12 (15.19%) Support Analyst
3 12 (15.19%) Support Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Desktop Analyst
4 10 (12.66%) Desktop Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 8 (10.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (10.13%) Architect
5 8 (10.13%) Consultant
6 7 (8.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) IT Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Technical Architect
8 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 4 (5.06%) Active Directory Architect
9 4 (5.06%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) .NET
2 2 (2.53%) LAMP
3 1 (1.27%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.27%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.11%) Blackberry
2 18 (22.78%) Management Information System
3 13 (16.46%) Client/Server
4 9 (11.39%) Replication
5 7 (8.86%) NHS
5 7 (8.86%) PKI
6 6 (7.59%) Clustering
6 6 (7.59%) Data Centre
7 4 (5.06%) Smartphone
8 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (2.53%) Private Cloud
9 2 (2.53%) User Experience
9 2 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (2.53%) Virtual Team
10 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
10 1 (1.27%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 61 (77.22%) Windows
2 29 (36.71%) Windows 7
3 20 (25.32%) Windows Server
3 20 (25.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (25.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (22.78%) Windows 8
5 13 (16.46%) Apple iOS
5 13 (16.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.33%) VMS
7 4 (5.06%) Linux
7 4 (5.06%) Unix
8 3 (3.80%) Android
9 2 (2.53%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (49.37%) ITIL
2 14 (17.72%) Time Management
3 13 (16.46%) Change Management
3 13 (16.46%) Identity Management
3 13 (16.46%) Validation
4 12 (15.19%) Configuration Management
4 12 (15.19%) Migration
5 6 (7.59%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.33%) Build Automation
6 5 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.06%) High Availability
7 4 (5.06%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (5.06%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.06%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.06%) Server Building
8 3 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.80%) Coaching
8 3 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.80%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.92%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.33%) Java
3 4 (5.06%) C#
4 3 (3.80%) C
4 3 (3.80%) SQL
5 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.53%) PHP
5 2 (2.53%) Python
6 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 68 (86.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (55.70%) MCSE
3 29 (36.71%) MCSA
4 20 (25.32%) MCDST
5 17 (21.52%) MCITP
5 17 (21.52%) Security Cleared
6 14 (17.72%) Degree
6 14 (17.72%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (16.46%) ACDT
7 13 (16.46%) ACHDS
7 13 (16.46%) ACTC
7 13 (16.46%) MCSM
7 13 (16.46%) Network+ Certification
8 11 (13.92%) MCTS
8 11 (13.92%) SC Cleared
9 7 (8.86%) CCNA
9 7 (8.86%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (7.59%) A+ Certification
11 5 (6.33%) CCNP
12 4 (5.06%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 58 (73.42%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.46%) Virtual Servers
3 8 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.06%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.06%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.80%) XenApp
6 2 (2.53%) UAG
6 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.27%) NDS
Systems Management
1 11 (13.92%) SCCM
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (5.06%) Puppet
4 3 (3.80%) WSUS
5 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.27%) SCOM
6 1 (1.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 50 (63.29%) Microsoft
2 31 (39.24%) Citrix
3 20 (25.32%) Apple
4 19 (24.05%) Cisco
5 12 (15.19%) VMware
6 6 (7.59%) Lotus
7 5 (6.33%) Forcepoint
7 5 (6.33%) Oracle
7 5 (6.33%) Sophos
8 2 (2.53%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.53%) FactSet
8 2 (2.53%) Google
8 2 (2.53%) Symantec
9 1 (1.27%) Capita
9 1 (1.27%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.27%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.27%) Polycom
9 1 (1.27%) Remedy
9 1 (1.27%) Reuters
9 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow
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