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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 395 397 363
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -34
Contract jobs citing MCP 41 35 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.15% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 0.93% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 40
Median daily rate £160 £213 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £130 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £315 £223
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +41.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 8
Median hourly rate £100.00 £17.50 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+471.42% +21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.17 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £22.00 £18.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
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
3554 3774 3968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.40% 16.61% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2259 2488 2772
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £373
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 69 66
Median hourly rate £32.25 £21.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.17 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £27.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 2 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the London region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

MCP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 December 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
Teddington - 5 - -
Brentford - 3 £160 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £160 -
City of London -9 1 £600 +313.79% 5
Docklands, London - 1 £150 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 83 (74.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (71.17%) Active Directory
3 77 (69.37%) Windows
4 71 (63.96%) Microsoft
5 55 (49.55%) MCSE
6 51 (45.95%) MS Excel
7 50 (45.05%) MS Office
8 46 (41.44%) ITIL
9 40 (36.04%) Citrix
10 39 (35.14%) Windows 7
11 38 (34.23%) Finance
12 35 (31.53%) Degree
13 33 (29.73%) Blackberry
13 33 (29.73%) MCSA
14 30 (27.03%) Cisco
14 30 (27.03%) MCDST
15 28 (25.23%) Internet
16 27 (24.32%) TCP/IP
17 23 (20.72%) Apple
18 22 (19.82%) CCNA
18 22 (19.82%) Cisco Certification
18 22 (19.82%) PowerShell
18 22 (19.82%) Windows Server
19 21 (18.92%) Management Information System
20 20 (18.02%) Change Management
20 20 (18.02%) Firewall
20 20 (18.02%) Apple iOS
21 19 (17.12%) MCSM
21 19 (17.12%) Virtual Servers
21 19 (17.12%) Wireless

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 12 (10.81%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.70%) Apache
2 3 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.70%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.80%) CMS
3 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.80%) Kentico
3 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.80%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.90%) GroupWise
4 1 (0.90%) IIS
4 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
Applications
1 51 (45.95%) MS Excel
2 50 (45.05%) MS Office
3 3 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.90%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Eikon
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.41%) Office 365
3 5 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (25.23%) Internet
2 27 (24.32%) TCP/IP
3 20 (18.02%) Firewall
4 19 (17.12%) Ethernet
4 19 (17.12%) Wireless
5 17 (15.32%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (15.32%) DNS
6 14 (12.61%) LAN
7 9 (8.11%) VPN
8 8 (7.21%) DHCP
9 7 (6.31%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (5.41%) IP Telephony
11 5 (4.50%) WAN
12 3 (2.70%) FTP
12 3 (2.70%) SSH
13 1 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.90%) Extranet
13 1 (0.90%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.70%) MySQL
3 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.80%) SQLPlus
General
1 38 (34.23%) Finance
2 13 (11.71%) Retail
3 8 (7.21%) Legal
4 6 (5.41%) Law
5 4 (3.60%) Banking
6 3 (2.70%) Billing
7 2 (1.80%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (23.42%) Desktop Support
2 18 (16.22%) Analyst
3 15 (13.51%) Support Engineer
4 13 (11.71%) Administrator
4 13 (11.71%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (9.01%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (8.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 9 (8.11%) Developer
6 9 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (8.11%) Support Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Service Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) C# Developer
8 7 (6.31%) Desktop Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) .NET Developer
9 6 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (5.41%) Consultant
10 5 (4.50%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.11%) .NET
2 3 (2.70%) AngularJS
2 3 (2.70%) jQuery
2 3 (2.70%) LAMP
3 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.80%) Middleware
3 2 (1.80%) XML
4 1 (0.90%) Ajax
4 1 (0.90%) CSS
4 1 (0.90%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.90%) HTML
4 1 (0.90%) XHTML
4 1 (0.90%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (29.73%) Blackberry
2 21 (18.92%) Management Information System
3 17 (15.32%) Client/Server
4 11 (9.91%) Data Centre
5 8 (7.21%) NHS
6 7 (6.31%) Smartphone
7 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (5.41%) Computer Science
8 5 (4.50%) PKI
8 5 (4.50%) Replication
9 3 (2.70%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.80%) Clustering
11 1 (0.90%) Fintech
11 1 (0.90%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.90%) iPad
11 1 (0.90%) iPhone
11 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 77 (69.37%) Windows
2 39 (35.14%) Windows 7
3 22 (19.82%) Windows Server
4 20 (18.02%) Apple iOS
5 15 (13.51%) Windows 8
6 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (6.31%) VMS
9 6 (5.41%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.70%) Linux
10 3 (2.70%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.80%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.90%) Android
12 1 (0.90%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (41.44%) ITIL
2 20 (18.02%) Change Management
3 18 (16.22%) Time Management
4 17 (15.32%) Validation
5 16 (14.41%) Identity Management
6 11 (9.91%) Service Delivery
7 10 (9.01%) Service Management
8 8 (7.21%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.31%) Migration
10 6 (5.41%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 6 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (4.50%) Asset Management
11 5 (4.50%) Build Automation
11 5 (4.50%) Change Control
11 5 (4.50%) OOA/OOD
11 5 (4.50%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (4.50%) Scrum
11 5 (4.50%) TDD
11 5 (4.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.82%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.91%) Java
3 8 (7.21%) C#
4 6 (5.41%) SQL
5 3 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.70%) PHP
5 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 83 (74.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (49.55%) MCSE
3 35 (31.53%) Degree
4 33 (29.73%) MCSA
5 30 (27.03%) MCDST
6 22 (19.82%) CCNA
6 22 (19.82%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (17.12%) ACDT
7 19 (17.12%) ACHDS
7 19 (17.12%) ACTC
7 19 (17.12%) MCSM
7 19 (17.12%) Network+ Certification
8 17 (15.32%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (11.71%) A+ Certification
10 11 (9.91%) Security Cleared
11 8 (7.21%) MCITP
12 7 (6.31%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (6.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (5.41%) MCSD
13 6 (5.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.81%) SLA
2 2 (1.80%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 79 (71.17%) Active Directory
2 19 (17.12%) Virtual Servers
3 12 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.50%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.60%) vSphere
5 4 (3.60%) XenApp
6 3 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.80%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.90%) NDS
8 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (17.12%) SCCM
2 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (6.31%) SCOM
3 4 (3.60%) WMI
4 3 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.70%) Puppet
5 2 (1.80%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.90%) OpenView
6 1 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (63.96%) Microsoft
2 40 (36.04%) Citrix
3 30 (27.03%) Cisco
4 23 (20.72%) Apple
5 19 (17.12%) VMware
6 12 (10.81%) CheckPoint
6 12 (10.81%) Lotus
7 11 (9.91%) Oracle
8 5 (4.50%) EPiServer
8 5 (4.50%) Forcepoint
8 5 (4.50%) Sophos
9 4 (3.60%) Bloomberg
9 4 (3.60%) iManage
10 3 (2.70%) Reuters
11 2 (1.80%) Dell
11 2 (1.80%) FactSet
11 2 (1.80%) Google
11 2 (1.80%) HP
11 2 (1.80%) Intel Security
12 1 (0.90%) ServiceNow
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