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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 345 333 330
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing MCP 63 80 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.76% 2.05% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 43
Average daily rate
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£160 £225 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.96% -27.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £110 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £210
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 8
Average hourly rate £16.88 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.64 £15.00 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £26.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
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
3585 3896 3381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.10% 16.48% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2306 2620 2045
Average daily rate £413 £410 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 114 111
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.79 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 +3 9 £174 -30.50% 6
Twickenham - 2 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 80 (70.18%) Windows
2 78 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 76 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (45.61%) MCSE
5 49 (42.98%) ITIL
6 45 (39.47%) Active Directory
7 42 (36.84%) Windows 7
8 39 (34.21%) VMware
9 32 (28.07%) MS Excel
10 26 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (21.05%) Cisco
11 24 (21.05%) MCITP
12 23 (20.18%) A+ Certification
13 22 (19.30%) MS Office
14 21 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (17.54%) Citrix
15 20 (17.54%) Firewall
16 18 (15.79%) Finance
16 18 (15.79%) MCTS
16 18 (15.79%) MS Exchange
16 18 (15.79%) Office 365
17 17 (14.91%) Windows Server 2012
17 17 (14.91%) MCSA
17 17 (14.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 16 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
19 15 (13.16%) SharePoint
19 15 (13.16%) CCNA
20 14 (12.28%) Internet
20 14 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.16%) SharePoint
3 14 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.39%) Lync
7 4 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.75%) IIS
9 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.88%) CMS
10 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (28.07%) MS Excel
2 22 (19.30%) MS Office
3 2 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.88%) MS Project
4 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.88%) Agresso
1 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.79%) Office 365
2 3 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.75%) Google Apps
3 2 (1.75%) SaaS
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.54%) Firewall
2 14 (12.28%) Internet
3 13 (11.40%) DNS
4 12 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 10 (8.77%) DHCP
6 9 (7.89%) Wireless
7 8 (7.02%) NAS
8 7 (6.14%) VPN
8 7 (6.14%) LAN
9 5 (4.39%) SAN
9 5 (4.39%) FTP
10 4 (3.51%) VoIP
10 4 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.75%) VLAN
11 2 (1.75%) WLAN
11 2 (1.75%) WAN
11 2 (1.75%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.88%) PABX
12 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.88%) QlikView
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.88%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.88%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (0.88%) Moq
2 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.88%) NUnit
2 1 (0.88%) Selenium
General
1 18 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (2.63%) Electronics
2 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (0.88%) Front Office
3 1 (0.88%) Law
3 1 (0.88%) Legal
3 1 (0.88%) Retail
3 1 (0.88%) Japanese Language
3 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (35.96%) Analyst
2 20 (17.54%) Support Analyst
3 19 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 19 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (13.16%) Support Engineer
5 11 (9.65%) Desktop Support
6 9 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (7.02%) Help Desk Analyst
8 7 (6.14%) IT Support
8 7 (6.14%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.39%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 5 (4.39%) Senior Support Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 5 (4.39%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET
1 5 (4.39%) Web Services
1 5 (4.39%) .NET
2 4 (3.51%) LAMP
2 4 (3.51%) XML
2 4 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (2.63%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.75%) jQuery
4 2 (1.75%) WCF
4 2 (1.75%) WF
4 2 (1.75%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.88%) EDI
5 1 (0.88%) CSS
5 1 (0.88%) HTML
5 1 (0.88%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.39%) Private Cloud
2 5 (4.39%) Smartcard
2 5 (4.39%) Thin Client
2 5 (4.39%) Fat Client
2 5 (4.39%) Smartphone
3 4 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.75%) CMDB
4 2 (1.75%) Replication
4 2 (1.75%) Clustering
4 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.75%) iPhone
5 1 (0.88%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) EPoS
5 1 (0.88%) NHS
5 1 (0.88%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 80 (70.18%) Windows
2 42 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 24 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (14.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (9.65%) Linux
7 9 (7.89%) Windows XP
8 7 (6.14%) Windows Vista
9 5 (4.39%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.75%) Android
11 1 (0.88%) VMS
11 1 (0.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (42.98%) ITIL
2 11 (9.65%) Migration
3 9 (7.89%) PRINCE2
4 8 (7.02%) Project Management
5 6 (5.26%) Workflow
5 6 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.39%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.39%) High Availability
6 5 (4.39%) Configuration Management
6 5 (4.39%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.51%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.51%) Fault Management
7 4 (3.51%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.51%) MVC
7 4 (3.51%) Service Management
7 4 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.63%) Change Control
9 2 (1.75%) Time Management
9 2 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.75%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.77%) SQL
2 6 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.39%) C#
4 1 (0.88%) C
4 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.88%) VBScript
4 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (45.61%) MCSE
3 24 (21.05%) MCITP
4 23 (20.18%) A+ Certification
5 18 (15.79%) MCTS
6 17 (14.91%) MCSA
6 17 (14.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (13.16%) CCNA
9 10 (8.77%) MCDST
10 9 (7.89%) Security Cleared
11 8 (7.02%) Degree
11 8 (7.02%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (6.14%) SC Cleared
13 6 (5.26%) DV Cleared
14 5 (4.39%) RHCT
15 4 (3.51%) Network+ Certification
15 4 (3.51%) CCNP
15 4 (3.51%) CCA
15 4 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (0.88%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) COBIT
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (39.47%) Active Directory
2 26 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.40%) Hyper-V
4 10 (8.77%) vSphere
5 6 (5.26%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.51%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (2.63%) XenApp
8 2 (1.75%) Xen
8 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.88%) KVM
9 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (8.77%) SCCM
2 3 (2.63%) Casper Suite
3 2 (1.75%) Nagios
4 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.88%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.88%) SCOM
4 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.88%) WMI
Vendors
1 78 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 39 (34.21%) VMware
3 24 (21.05%) Cisco
4 20 (17.54%) Citrix
5 9 (7.89%) Apple
6 8 (7.02%) HP
7 7 (6.14%) Red Hat
8 6 (5.26%) Reuters
8 6 (5.26%) Bloomberg
9 5 (4.39%) CQG
9 5 (4.39%) Mercator
9 5 (4.39%) NetApp
9 5 (4.39%) IBM
9 5 (4.39%) Dell
10 3 (2.63%) Remedy
10 3 (2.63%) McAfee
10 3 (2.63%) EMC
11 2 (1.75%) Google
11 2 (1.75%) Sybase
11 2 (1.75%) Oracle
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