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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 386 377 341
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -36
Contract jobs citing MCP 37 58 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.25% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 1.59% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 31
Median daily rate £325 £280 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £430 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 31
Median hourly rate £14.47 £18.11 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.09% +3.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £16.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.81 £58.63 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £16.00 £14.67
% change year-on-year
+33.31% +9.06%
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
3613 3646 3792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.92% 15.60% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2509 2340 2530
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 95 121
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.23 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +29.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.01 £15.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £52.17 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +34.00%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +27 5 £325 -4.76% 4
Brentford - 2 £143 - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 53 (75.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (72.86%) ITIL
3 49 (70.00%) Windows
4 43 (61.43%) Microsoft
5 39 (55.71%) Active Directory
6 34 (48.57%) MCSE
7 30 (42.86%) MS Office
7 30 (42.86%) Windows 7
8 25 (35.71%) Degree
8 25 (35.71%) Blackberry
9 22 (31.43%) Citrix
10 19 (27.14%) MCSA
11 18 (25.71%) Finance
11 18 (25.71%) MS Excel
12 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (21.43%) MCDST
14 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (20.00%) Service Management
14 14 (20.00%) SCCM
15 11 (15.71%) Office 365
15 11 (15.71%) Wireless
15 11 (15.71%) MS Exchange
15 11 (15.71%) LAN
16 10 (14.29%) Windows XP
16 10 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (14.29%) VMware
16 10 (14.29%) Internet
16 10 (14.29%) Windows Server
17 9 (12.86%) VPN
17 9 (12.86%) SQL Server

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 (15.71%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.43%) IBM Notes
3 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.71%) IIS
3 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.43%) CMS
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (42.86%) MS Office
2 18 (25.71%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.43%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.71%) Office 365
2 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.86%) IaaS
5 1 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.43%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.43%) SaaS
5 1 (1.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) LAN
1 11 (15.71%) Wireless
2 10 (14.29%) Internet
3 9 (12.86%) VPN
4 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (10.00%) WAN
5 5 (7.14%) DHCP
5 5 (7.14%) DNS
5 5 (7.14%) Ethernet
6 4 (5.71%) SAN
7 3 (4.29%) Extranet
7 3 (4.29%) VLAN
7 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.86%) Firewall
8 2 (2.86%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.86%) NAS
8 2 (2.86%) VoIP
8 2 (2.86%) WLAN
9 1 (1.43%) ADSL
9 1 (1.43%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) SQLPlus
3 2 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Law
2 8 (11.43%) Legal
3 6 (8.57%) Banking
4 4 (5.71%) Billing
5 3 (4.29%) Retail
6 2 (2.86%) Front Office
6 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.43%) Advertising
7 1 (1.43%) Marketing
7 1 (1.43%) Publishing
7 1 (1.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (44.29%) Analyst
2 19 (27.14%) Service Analyst
3 18 (25.71%) Desktop Support
4 17 (24.29%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (21.43%) Support Analyst
5 15 (21.43%) Support Engineer
6 10 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
7 8 (11.43%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 6 (8.57%) Applications Engineer
9 5 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (7.14%) IT Support
9 5 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
9 5 (7.14%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 5 (7.14%) Service Manager
10 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support
10 4 (5.71%) IT Manager
10 4 (5.71%) ITIL Service Analyst
10 4 (5.71%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) .NET
2 2 (2.86%) jQuery
3 1 (1.43%) Ajax
3 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.43%) CSS
3 1 (1.43%) HTML
3 1 (1.43%) XHTML
3 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (35.71%) Blackberry
2 7 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.14%) Smartphone
4 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.29%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.86%) iPad
5 2 (2.86%) iPhone
5 2 (2.86%) NHS
5 2 (2.86%) PKI
6 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 49 (70.00%) Windows
2 30 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 10 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 8 (11.43%) Apple iOS
7 6 (8.57%) Windows 8
8 5 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (4.29%) VMS
9 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.86%) Android
10 2 (2.86%) Linux
10 2 (2.86%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.86%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (72.86%) ITIL
2 14 (20.00%) Service Management
3 8 (11.43%) Change Management
3 8 (11.43%) PRINCE2
4 7 (10.00%) Document Management
5 6 (8.57%) Incident Management
6 5 (7.14%) Change Control
6 5 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 5 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.71%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.86%) BCP
8 2 (2.86%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.86%) Migration
8 2 (2.86%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (2.86%) PRINCE
8 2 (2.86%) Scrum
8 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.86%) UML
8 2 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.71%) Java
4 3 (4.29%) C#
4 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.43%) C
5 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 53 (75.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (48.57%) MCSE
3 25 (35.71%) Degree
4 19 (27.14%) MCSA
5 15 (21.43%) MCDST
6 10 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (11.43%) A+ Certification
8 7 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (10.00%) MCITP
9 5 (7.14%) MCTS
10 4 (5.71%) ACDT
10 4 (5.71%) ACHDS
10 4 (5.71%) ACTC
10 4 (5.71%) CCNA
10 4 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (5.71%) MCSM
10 4 (5.71%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (2.86%) MCAD
11 2 (2.86%) MCPD
11 2 (2.86%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (55.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.00%) XenApp
3 4 (5.71%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.86%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.43%) vSphere
5 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (20.00%) SCCM
2 5 (7.14%) WMI
3 4 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (2.86%) SCOM
5 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (61.43%) Microsoft
2 22 (31.43%) Citrix
3 10 (14.29%) VMware
4 8 (11.43%) Lotus
5 7 (10.00%) Cisco
6 5 (7.14%) HP
6 5 (7.14%) iManage
7 4 (5.71%) Apple
7 4 (5.71%) Oracle
7 4 (5.71%) Symantec
8 3 (4.29%) Dell
9 2 (2.86%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.86%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.86%) Compaq
9 2 (2.86%) EPiServer
9 2 (2.86%) Intel Security
9 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.86%) Reuters
9 2 (2.86%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.43%) LogRhythm
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