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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 344 313 330
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +17
Contract jobs citing MCP 59 82 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.69% 2.23% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 34
Average daily rate
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£225 £238 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -40.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £110 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £339 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £238
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +26.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 33 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 £22.00 £26.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.84%
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
3495 3681 3252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.77% 16.27% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2260 2532 1932
Average daily rate £413 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 117 130
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -4 8 £231 -15.90% 7
Twickenham - 2 - -
Bromley - 1 - - 1
Enfield - 1 - - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 84 (70.59%) Windows
2 83 (69.75%) Microsoft
3 78 (65.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 61 (51.26%) MCSE
5 55 (46.22%) ITIL
6 54 (45.38%) Active Directory
7 44 (36.97%) VMware
8 39 (32.77%) Windows 7
9 32 (26.89%) MS Excel
10 29 (24.37%) MS Exchange
11 23 (19.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (19.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (18.49%) Cisco
12 22 (18.49%) MS Office
12 22 (18.49%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (17.65%) CCNA
13 21 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (17.65%) Office 365
14 20 (16.81%) Firewall
14 20 (16.81%) A+ Certification
15 17 (14.29%) MCTS
16 16 (13.45%) MCITP
16 16 (13.45%) Finance
16 16 (13.45%) Citrix
16 16 (13.45%) MCSA
17 15 (12.61%) TCP/IP
17 15 (12.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (12.61%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2010
18 14 (11.76%) DNS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 29 (24.37%) MS Exchange
2 15 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (8.40%) SharePoint
4 10 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (5.04%) Lync
7 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.52%) IIS
9 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.84%) CMS
10 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 32 (26.89%) MS Excel
2 22 (18.49%) MS Office
3 2 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.84%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.65%) Office 365
2 4 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.52%) SaaS
3 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.68%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.84%) IaaS
5 1 (0.84%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.81%) Firewall
2 15 (12.61%) TCP/IP
3 14 (11.76%) DNS
4 11 (9.24%) NAS
4 11 (9.24%) SAN
5 10 (8.40%) LAN
6 9 (7.56%) Internet
7 8 (6.72%) VPN
8 6 (5.04%) DHCP
9 5 (4.20%) WAN
10 4 (3.36%) Wireless
10 4 (3.36%) VoIP
10 4 (3.36%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (2.52%) FCoE
11 3 (2.52%) iSCSI
11 3 (2.52%) VLAN
12 2 (1.68%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.68%) WLAN
12 2 (1.68%) Network Security
12 2 (1.68%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.84%) QlikView
5 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.84%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.84%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (0.84%) Moq
2 1 (0.84%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.84%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.84%) NUnit
2 1 (0.84%) Selenium
2 1 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (13.45%) Finance
2 4 (3.36%) Banking
3 3 (2.52%) Electronics
3 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.84%) Law
5 1 (0.84%) Legal
5 1 (0.84%) Retail
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
5 1 (0.84%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.84%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 37 (31.09%) Analyst
2 21 (17.65%) Service Analyst
2 21 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 14 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 10 (8.40%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (8.40%) Desktop Support
6 8 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (5.88%) Administrator
7 7 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) IT Support
9 5 (4.20%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Senior Support Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Desktop Analyst
10 4 (3.36%) DBA
10 4 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.36%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.36%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.20%) Web Services
1 5 (4.20%) ASP.NET
1 5 (4.20%) .NET
2 4 (3.36%) XML
2 4 (3.36%) LAMP
2 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (2.52%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.68%) WCF
4 2 (1.68%) WF
4 2 (1.68%) jQuery
4 2 (1.68%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.84%) Ajax
5 1 (0.84%) DAO
5 1 (0.84%) CAML
5 1 (0.84%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.72%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.36%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.36%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.52%) Private Cloud
3 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Cloud
3 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.68%) iPhone
4 2 (1.68%) CMDB
4 2 (1.68%) Clustering
5 1 (0.84%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.84%) Replication
5 1 (0.84%) PKI
5 1 (0.84%) PDA
5 1 (0.84%) Statistics
5 1 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 84 (70.59%) Windows
2 39 (32.77%) Windows 7
3 23 (19.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (12.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (11.76%) Linux
7 9 (7.56%) Windows XP
8 7 (5.88%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.52%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.52%) Solaris
10 2 (1.68%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.68%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.68%) Android
11 1 (0.84%) VMS
11 1 (0.84%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (46.22%) ITIL
2 11 (9.24%) Migration
3 9 (7.56%) PRINCE2
4 7 (5.88%) Project Management
5 6 (5.04%) Workflow
6 5 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.20%) Asset Management
6 5 (4.20%) Service Management
6 5 (4.20%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.36%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.36%) MVC
7 4 (3.36%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.36%) Fault Management
7 4 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.52%) High Availability
8 3 (2.52%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.68%) UML
9 2 (1.68%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (1.68%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.40%) SQL
1 10 (8.40%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.20%) C#
3 3 (2.52%) Perl
4 1 (0.84%) C
4 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.84%) VBScript
4 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (65.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (51.26%) MCSE
3 22 (18.49%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (17.65%) CCNA
5 20 (16.81%) A+ Certification
6 17 (14.29%) MCTS
7 16 (13.45%) MCITP
7 16 (13.45%) MCSA
8 15 (12.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (10.92%) Degree
10 10 (8.40%) Security Cleared
11 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared
12 7 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (5.04%) DV Cleared
14 5 (4.20%) VCAP
14 5 (4.20%) MCDST
14 5 (4.20%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (3.36%) MCSD
15 4 (3.36%) CCA
15 4 (3.36%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.84%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (45.38%) Active Directory
2 23 (19.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.92%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.72%) vSphere
5 6 (5.04%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.20%) XenApp
7 4 (3.36%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (2.52%) NFS
9 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.84%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.84%) KVM
10 1 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.84%) Xen
10 1 (0.84%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (10.92%) SCCM
2 4 (3.36%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.36%) Casper Suite
3 2 (1.68%) Nagios
3 2 (1.68%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.84%) SCOM
4 1 (0.84%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.84%) WMI
4 1 (0.84%) WSUS
4 1 (0.84%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 83 (69.75%) Microsoft
2 44 (36.97%) VMware
3 22 (18.49%) Cisco
4 16 (13.45%) Citrix
5 11 (9.24%) Apple
6 8 (6.72%) NetApp
7 7 (5.88%) HP
8 6 (5.04%) Symantec
9 5 (4.20%) Oracle
9 5 (4.20%) Remedy
9 5 (4.20%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.52%) Dell
10 3 (2.52%) EMC
10 3 (2.52%) IBM
10 3 (2.52%) Mercator
10 3 (2.52%) McAfee
11 2 (1.68%) CODA
11 2 (1.68%) Juniper
11 2 (1.68%) Sybase
11 2 (1.68%) Google
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