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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 339 332 342
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing MCP 72 93 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.95% 2.50% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 32
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£263 £255 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £149 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £432 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £271 £250 £270
% change year-on-year
+8.34% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.14 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.56% +4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.98 £15.94 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £23.75 £23.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.54 £16.10 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.98%
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
3687 3720 3779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.48% 14.82% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2358 2331 2241
Average daily rate £425 £420 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 105 147
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.65 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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 6 £160 -37.25% 3
Docklands, London - 4 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 119 (75.80%) Windows
2 112 (71.34%) Microsoft
3 92 (58.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 75 (47.77%) ITIL
5 74 (47.13%) Active Directory
6 55 (35.03%) MCSE
7 52 (33.12%) Citrix
7 52 (33.12%) Windows 7
8 49 (31.21%) MS Excel
8 49 (31.21%) VMware
9 47 (29.94%) MS Office
10 39 (24.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (22.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (22.29%) MS Exchange
13 34 (21.66%) VMware Infrastructure
14 31 (19.75%) DNS
15 30 (19.11%) Finance
16 29 (18.47%) MCITP
17 27 (17.20%) Cisco
18 26 (16.56%) SCCM
19 25 (15.92%) ITIL Certification
20 24 (15.29%) Blackberry
21 23 (14.65%) DHCP
22 21 (13.38%) Windows XP
22 21 (13.38%) MCSA
23 20 (12.74%) Firewall
24 19 (12.10%) MCTS
24 19 (12.10%) Degree
25 18 (11.46%) A+ Certification
25 18 (11.46%) Citrix Certification

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 35 (22.29%) MS Exchange
2 18 (11.46%) SharePoint
2 18 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (8.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (8.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.18%) IIS
6 4 (2.55%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.27%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.27%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.64%) Apache
8 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 49 (31.21%) MS Excel
2 47 (29.94%) MS Office
3 8 (5.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.18%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.27%) MS Project
5 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.64%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (0.64%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.55%) Office 365
2 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (19.75%) DNS
2 23 (14.65%) DHCP
3 20 (12.74%) Firewall
4 17 (10.83%) TCP/IP
5 13 (8.28%) SAN
6 11 (7.01%) VoIP
7 10 (6.37%) Internet
8 8 (5.10%) Wireless
9 7 (4.46%) IP Telephony
9 7 (4.46%) VPN
9 7 (4.46%) WAN
9 7 (4.46%) LAN
10 6 (3.82%) NetScaler
11 5 (3.18%) VLAN
11 5 (3.18%) FTP
12 4 (2.55%) IPv4
12 4 (2.55%) NAS
13 3 (1.91%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (1.27%) Network Security
14 2 (1.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.64%) QlikView
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.64%) Moq
3 1 (0.64%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.64%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.64%) NUnit
3 1 (0.64%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.64%) Subversion
3 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (19.11%) Finance
2 9 (5.73%) Banking
3 8 (5.10%) Retail
4 3 (1.91%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.91%) Legal
5 2 (1.27%) Advertising
5 2 (1.27%) Law
5 2 (1.27%) Back Office
6 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 69 (43.95%) Analyst
2 37 (23.57%) Support Analyst
2 37 (23.57%) Service Analyst
2 37 (23.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 30 (19.11%) Support Engineer
4 29 (18.47%) Desktop Support
5 20 (12.74%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (8.92%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (8.28%) Desktop Engineer
8 12 (7.64%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 12 (7.64%) Desktop Analyst
8 12 (7.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (6.37%) Server Engineer
9 10 (6.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (5.73%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (5.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.46%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 7 (4.46%) Technical Support
12 6 (3.82%) Technical Support Analyst
12 6 (3.82%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.46%) .NET
2 6 (3.82%) ASP.NET
2 6 (3.82%) HTML
3 5 (3.18%) XML
4 4 (2.55%) CSS
4 4 (2.55%) Web Services
4 4 (2.55%) XSLT
4 4 (2.55%) jQuery
5 3 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.91%) HTML5
6 2 (1.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (1.27%) LINQ
6 2 (1.27%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.27%) WCF
7 1 (0.64%) WPF
7 1 (0.64%) WF
7 1 (0.64%) XSL
7 1 (0.64%) VML
7 1 (0.64%) LAMP
7 1 (0.64%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.29%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.82%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.18%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.18%) PKI
3 5 (3.18%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.55%) Smartphone
4 4 (2.55%) Smartcard
4 4 (2.55%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.55%) CMDB
5 3 (1.91%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.27%) Clustering
6 2 (1.27%) Statistics
6 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.64%) CESG
7 1 (0.64%) PDA
7 1 (0.64%) FMCG
7 1 (0.64%) iPhone
7 1 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.64%) iPad
7 1 (0.64%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 119 (75.80%) Windows
2 52 (33.12%) Windows 7
3 39 (24.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (22.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (13.38%) Windows XP
6 16 (10.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.10%) Mac OS X
8 7 (4.46%) Windows Vista
9 5 (3.18%) Linux
9 5 (3.18%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (3.18%) UNIX
9 5 (3.18%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.55%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.55%) Android
11 2 (1.27%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (47.77%) ITIL
2 10 (6.37%) Project Management
2 10 (6.37%) Migration
3 7 (4.46%) Service Management
4 6 (3.82%) Incident Management
4 6 (3.82%) ITIL V3
5 5 (3.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (3.18%) Configuration Management
6 4 (2.55%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (2.55%) Workflow
6 4 (2.55%) Software Deployment
7 3 (1.91%) Problem Management
7 3 (1.91%) Unit Testing
7 3 (1.91%) Service Delivery
7 3 (1.91%) MVC
8 2 (1.27%) Load Balancing
8 2 (1.27%) Logistics
8 2 (1.27%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (1.27%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.19%) PowerShell
2 15 (9.55%) SQL
3 6 (3.82%) C#
3 6 (3.82%) VBScript
4 5 (3.18%) C
5 3 (1.91%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.27%) Perl
6 2 (1.27%) VB
6 2 (1.27%) VBA
7 1 (0.64%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.64%) PHP
7 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (58.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (35.03%) MCSE
3 29 (18.47%) MCITP
4 25 (15.92%) ITIL Certification
5 21 (13.38%) MCSA
6 19 (12.10%) Degree
6 19 (12.10%) MCTS
7 18 (11.46%) Citrix Certification
7 18 (11.46%) A+ Certification
8 17 (10.83%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (9.55%) CCNA
10 14 (8.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (6.37%) CCA
11 10 (6.37%) CCNP
12 8 (5.10%) CCEA
12 8 (5.10%) MCDST
13 7 (4.46%) CCEE
14 4 (2.55%) Security Cleared
14 4 (2.55%) NCDA
14 4 (2.55%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.10%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 74 (47.13%) Active Directory
2 34 (21.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (10.83%) XenApp
4 11 (7.01%) XenServer
5 8 (5.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (4.46%) vSphere
7 5 (3.18%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.18%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.55%) NFS
8 4 (2.55%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.91%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.64%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.64%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (16.56%) SCCM
2 4 (2.55%) SCOM
2 4 (2.55%) SCVMM
2 4 (2.55%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.64%) Nessus
5 1 (0.64%) WMI
5 1 (0.64%) WSUS
5 1 (0.64%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 112 (71.34%) Microsoft
2 52 (33.12%) Citrix
3 49 (31.21%) VMware
4 27 (17.20%) Cisco
5 15 (9.55%) Apple
6 13 (8.28%) HP
7 11 (7.01%) Reuters
7 11 (7.01%) Bloomberg
8 8 (5.10%) Remedy
8 8 (5.10%) Sophos
9 7 (4.46%) Symantec
10 6 (3.82%) CQG
10 6 (3.82%) Avaya
11 5 (3.18%) NetApp
11 5 (3.18%) McAfee
12 4 (2.55%) Lotus
12 4 (2.55%) Dell
13 3 (1.91%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.91%) F5
14 2 (1.27%) Veeam
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