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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 349 353 321
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -32
Contract jobs citing MCP 57 58 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.28% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 1.61% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 44
Average daily rate £165 £165 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £128 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £443 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £288 £246
% change year-on-year
+1.73% +16.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -21.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £14.53 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.00 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
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
3877 3595 3730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.25% 17.13% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2645 2400 2329
Average daily rate £450 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 80 79
Average hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the London region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +49 14 £170 -4.22% 3
Westminster - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £105 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 64 (68.82%) ITIL
1 64 (68.82%) Microsoft
2 62 (66.67%) Windows
3 59 (63.44%) Active Directory
4 52 (55.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (41.94%) MCSE
6 33 (35.48%) MS Office
7 31 (33.33%) Citrix
8 29 (31.18%) Windows 7
9 27 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (27.96%) Blackberry
11 24 (25.81%) SCCM
12 23 (24.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (24.73%) MS Exchange
13 21 (22.58%) Windows Server
14 20 (21.51%) Finance
14 20 (21.51%) MS Excel
15 18 (19.35%) Degree
15 18 (19.35%) Office 365
16 17 (18.28%) MCDST
16 17 (18.28%) VMware
17 16 (17.20%) Exchange Server 2010
17 16 (17.20%) XenApp
18 13 (13.98%) Skype for Business
18 13 (13.98%) SQL
18 13 (13.98%) A+ Certification
19 12 (12.90%) LAN
19 12 (12.90%) MCSA
19 12 (12.90%) Windows 2000 Server
20 10 (10.75%) SQL Server

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 23 (24.73%) MS Exchange
2 16 (17.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (13.98%) Skype for Business
4 8 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.45%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (5.38%) IIS
7 3 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.23%) IBM Notes
7 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.08%) Apache
Applications
1 33 (35.48%) MS Office
2 20 (21.51%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.08%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.35%) Office 365
2 5 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.90%) LAN
2 10 (10.75%) WAN
3 9 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 8 (8.60%) VPN
4 8 (8.60%) Wireless
5 6 (6.45%) DHCP
5 6 (6.45%) DNS
5 6 (6.45%) VLAN
6 5 (5.38%) SAN
7 4 (4.30%) IP Telephony
7 4 (4.30%) NetScaler
7 4 (4.30%) Network Security
8 3 (3.23%) Firewall
8 3 (3.23%) Internet
8 3 (3.23%) NAS
8 3 (3.23%) VoIP
8 3 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.15%) WLAN
10 1 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.08%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.08%) MS Access
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.08%) SQLPlus
General
1 20 (21.51%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Banking
3 3 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Front Office
4 2 (2.15%) German Language
4 2 (2.15%) Law
4 2 (2.15%) Legal
5 1 (1.08%) Advertising
5 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (44.09%) Analyst
2 28 (30.11%) Desktop Support
3 22 (23.66%) Support Analyst
4 20 (21.51%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 20 (21.51%) Service Analyst
5 17 (18.28%) 1st Line Support
5 17 (18.28%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (16.13%) Desktop Analyst
7 13 (13.98%) Service Desk Support
8 9 (9.68%) ITIL Service Analyst
8 9 (9.68%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (8.60%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (8.60%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 8 (8.60%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (7.53%) Citrix Analyst
10 7 (7.53%) Citrix Support
10 7 (7.53%) Citrix Support Analyst
10 7 (7.53%) First Line Help Desk Support
10 7 (7.53%) Help Desk Support
10 7 (7.53%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) .NET
1 2 (2.15%) XML
2 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.08%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.08%) HTML
2 1 (1.08%) ODBC
2 1 (1.08%) Web Services
2 1 (1.08%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.96%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.60%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.23%) iPhone
4 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.23%) PKI
5 2 (2.15%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.15%) NHS
5 2 (2.15%) Statistics
5 2 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.08%) Clustering
6 1 (1.08%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 62 (66.67%) Windows
2 29 (31.18%) Windows 7
3 27 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (24.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (22.58%) Windows Server
6 12 (12.90%) Windows 2000 Server
7 8 (8.60%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.30%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.23%) Windows 2000
9 3 (3.23%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.15%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.08%) Android
11 1 (1.08%) CentOS
11 1 (1.08%) Linux
11 1 (1.08%) SUSE
11 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.08%) VMS
11 1 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (68.82%) ITIL
2 9 (9.68%) Business Continuity
2 9 (9.68%) PRINCE2
3 7 (7.53%) Change Control
3 7 (7.53%) Service Delivery
3 7 (7.53%) Service Management
4 4 (4.30%) Asset Management
4 4 (4.30%) Change Management
5 3 (3.23%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.23%) Programme Management
5 3 (3.23%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (2.15%) Business Continuity Management
6 2 (2.15%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (2.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.15%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (2.15%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.15%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.15%) Software Asset Management
6 2 (2.15%) Software Licensing
6 2 (2.15%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.98%) SQL
2 5 (5.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.08%) C#
4 1 (1.08%) Java
4 1 (1.08%) VB
4 1 (1.08%) VBA
4 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (55.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (41.94%) MCSE
3 18 (19.35%) Degree
4 17 (18.28%) MCDST
5 13 (13.98%) A+ Certification
6 12 (12.90%) MCSA
7 9 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (7.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (5.38%) CCNA
9 5 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (4.30%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (4.30%) MCITP
10 4 (4.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (3.23%) BC Cleared
11 3 (3.23%) CCEA
11 3 (3.23%) CCEE
11 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
12 2 (2.15%) ECDL
12 2 (2.15%) HND
12 2 (2.15%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 59 (63.44%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.20%) XenApp
3 8 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (4.30%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.15%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.15%) vSphere
7 1 (1.08%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (25.81%) SCCM
2 4 (4.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (3.23%) SCOM
3 3 (3.23%) WMI
4 2 (2.15%) WSUS
5 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.08%) Opsview
5 1 (1.08%) vMotion
5 1 (1.08%) vRealize
Vendors
1 64 (68.82%) Microsoft
2 31 (33.33%) Citrix
3 17 (18.28%) VMware
4 9 (9.68%) Cisco
4 9 (9.68%) Symantec
5 5 (5.38%) ServiceNow
6 4 (4.30%) HP
6 4 (4.30%) Lotus
6 4 (4.30%) Remedy
7 3 (3.23%) AppSense
7 3 (3.23%) Dell
7 3 (3.23%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.15%) Adobe
8 2 (2.15%) Compaq
8 2 (2.15%) Mitel
9 1 (1.08%) Apple
9 1 (1.08%) CommVault
9 1 (1.08%) EMC
9 1 (1.08%) Sage
9 1 (1.08%) Siemens
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