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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 363 393 371
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -22
Contract jobs citing MCP 72 44 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.32% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 1.20% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 22 30
Median daily rate £400 £250 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £142 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 13
Median hourly rate £14.04 £19.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.93% +9.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+51.72% -13.43%
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
4027 3672 3864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.80% 15.72% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2556 2450 2558
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 65 79
Median hourly rate £17.93 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.41% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.66 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 September 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 September 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 +22 17 £450 +38.46% 5
Canary Wharf - 6 £160 -
Teddington - 3 - - 1
Brentford - 1 £145 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 81 (74.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (67.89%) Microsoft
3 71 (65.14%) Active Directory
4 70 (64.22%) Windows
5 54 (49.54%) ITIL
6 53 (48.62%) MS Excel
7 51 (46.79%) MCSE
8 49 (44.95%) MS Office
9 42 (38.53%) Finance
10 41 (37.61%) Degree
11 38 (34.86%) Citrix
12 30 (27.52%) MCSA
13 29 (26.61%) Blackberry
13 29 (26.61%) Windows 7
14 27 (24.77%) MCDST
15 26 (23.85%) Cisco
16 25 (22.94%) PowerShell
17 23 (21.10%) CCNA
17 23 (21.10%) Cisco Certification
17 23 (21.10%) Internet
18 22 (20.18%) VMware
18 22 (20.18%) TCP/IP
19 21 (19.27%) Windows Server
20 20 (18.35%) SCCM
21 19 (17.43%) Apple iOS
22 17 (15.60%) Service Management
22 17 (15.60%) Firewall
23 16 (14.68%) Change Management
23 16 (14.68%) A+ Certification
23 16 (14.68%) ITIL Certification

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 14 (12.84%) IBM Notes
2 8 (7.34%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.59%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.75%) CMS
5 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.75%) IIS
6 2 (1.83%) Apache
6 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.83%) Kentico
6 2 (1.83%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.83%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.83%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 53 (48.62%) MS Excel
2 49 (44.95%) MS Office
3 5 (4.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.92%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Eikon
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.26%) Office 365
2 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.83%) IaaS
5 1 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.92%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.92%) SaaS
5 1 (0.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.10%) Internet
2 22 (20.18%) TCP/IP
3 17 (15.60%) Firewall
4 15 (13.76%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (13.76%) Ethernet
5 14 (12.84%) Wireless
6 11 (10.09%) DNS
7 9 (8.26%) LAN
8 8 (7.34%) DHCP
8 8 (7.34%) VPN
9 7 (6.42%) WAN
10 6 (5.50%) IP Telephony
11 4 (3.67%) Extranet
11 4 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.83%) FTP
12 2 (1.83%) SSH
13 1 (0.92%) ADSL
13 1 (0.92%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.67%) SQLPlus
3 2 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.83%) MySQL
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 42 (38.53%) Finance
2 12 (11.01%) Legal
3 10 (9.17%) Law
4 6 (5.50%) Banking
4 6 (5.50%) Retail
5 5 (4.59%) Billing
6 1 (0.92%) Advertising
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
6 1 (0.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (21.10%) Analyst
2 21 (19.27%) Desktop Support
3 17 (15.60%) Support Engineer
4 13 (11.93%) Administrator
4 13 (11.93%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (11.01%) Developer
5 12 (11.01%) Service Analyst
5 12 (11.01%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (10.09%) Support Analyst
7 10 (9.17%) C# Developer
8 9 (8.26%) .NET Developer
8 9 (8.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (7.34%) Applications Engineer
9 8 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (6.42%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (5.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (5.50%) IT Support
11 6 (5.50%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.01%) .NET
2 4 (3.67%) AngularJS
2 4 (3.67%) jQuery
3 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.75%) XML
4 2 (1.83%) LAMP
4 2 (1.83%) Middleware
5 1 (0.92%) Ajax
5 1 (0.92%) CSS
5 1 (0.92%) HTML
5 1 (0.92%) XHTML
5 1 (0.92%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (26.61%) Blackberry
2 15 (13.76%) Management Information System
3 12 (11.01%) Client/Server
3 12 (11.01%) Data Centre
4 7 (6.42%) NHS
5 6 (5.50%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.50%) Smartphone
6 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.83%) Clustering
7 2 (1.83%) PKI
7 2 (1.83%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.92%) Fintech
8 1 (0.92%) iPad
8 1 (0.92%) iPhone
8 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 70 (64.22%) Windows
2 29 (26.61%) Windows 7
3 21 (19.27%) Windows Server
4 19 (17.43%) Apple iOS
5 14 (12.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (9.17%) Windows XP
8 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (6.42%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.67%) Linux
10 4 (3.67%) VMS
11 2 (1.83%) Android
11 2 (1.83%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (49.54%) ITIL
2 17 (15.60%) Service Management
3 16 (14.68%) Change Management
4 12 (11.01%) Time Management
4 12 (11.01%) Validation
5 9 (8.26%) Identity Management
6 8 (7.34%) Document Management
6 8 (7.34%) Problem Management
6 8 (7.34%) Service Delivery
7 7 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.42%) Change Control
7 7 (6.42%) Incident Management
7 7 (6.42%) ITIL V3
7 7 (6.42%) Migration
7 7 (6.42%) OOA/OOD
7 7 (6.42%) Scrum
7 7 (6.42%) TDD
7 7 (6.42%) UML
8 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 6 (5.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.94%) PowerShell
2 12 (11.01%) Java
3 11 (10.09%) C#
4 9 (8.26%) SQL
5 5 (4.59%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.83%) PHP
8 1 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 81 (74.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (46.79%) MCSE
3 41 (37.61%) Degree
4 30 (27.52%) MCSA
5 27 (24.77%) MCDST
6 23 (21.10%) CCNA
6 23 (21.10%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (14.68%) A+ Certification
7 16 (14.68%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (12.84%) ACDT
8 14 (12.84%) ACHDS
8 14 (12.84%) ACTC
8 14 (12.84%) MCSM
8 14 (12.84%) Network+ Certification
9 10 (9.17%) MCITP
10 7 (6.42%) MCAD
10 7 (6.42%) MCPD
10 7 (6.42%) MCSD
11 5 (4.59%) MCTS
11 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.01%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 71 (65.14%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.84%) Virtual Servers
3 12 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.59%) vSphere
4 5 (4.59%) XenApp
5 4 (3.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.83%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.92%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (18.35%) SCCM
2 9 (8.26%) SCOM
3 8 (7.34%) WMI
4 2 (1.83%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.83%) Puppet
5 1 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.92%) OpenView
5 1 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (67.89%) Microsoft
2 38 (34.86%) Citrix
3 26 (23.85%) Cisco
4 22 (20.18%) VMware
5 14 (12.84%) Apple
5 14 (12.84%) Lotus
6 12 (11.01%) CheckPoint
6 12 (11.01%) Oracle
7 8 (7.34%) iManage
8 7 (6.42%) EPiServer
9 5 (4.59%) HP
10 3 (2.75%) Bloomberg
10 3 (2.75%) Forcepoint
10 3 (2.75%) Reuters
10 3 (2.75%) Sophos
11 2 (1.83%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.83%) Dell
11 2 (1.83%) IBM
11 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.92%) F5
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