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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 352 341 341
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 60 80 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.62% 2.11% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 38
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£298 £245 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -2.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £142 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £470 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £230 £250
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 17
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £15.00 £15.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £31.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.87 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +0.73%
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
3712 3791 3630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.62% 15.90% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2408 2428 2203
Average daily rate £425 £420 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 105 125
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 5 August 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
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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 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 15 £363 +47.95% 6
Bromley - 1 - -
Enfield - 1 - -
Greenwich - 1 £130 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 93 (77.50%) Microsoft
2 83 (69.17%) Windows
3 69 (57.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 63 (52.50%) ITIL
5 56 (46.67%) Active Directory
6 53 (44.17%) MCSE
7 42 (35.00%) VMware
8 39 (32.50%) Windows 7
9 28 (23.33%) MS Exchange
10 27 (22.50%) MS Excel
11 26 (21.67%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (20.83%) CCNA
13 24 (20.00%) Citrix
13 24 (20.00%) MS Office
14 20 (16.67%) A+ Certification
14 20 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (15.83%) SCCM
15 19 (15.83%) Cisco
15 19 (15.83%) LAN
15 19 (15.83%) MCSA
15 19 (15.83%) Office 365
16 18 (15.00%) DNS
17 17 (14.17%) TCP/IP
17 17 (14.17%) Linux
17 17 (14.17%) Data Centre
18 15 (12.50%) Firewall
18 15 (12.50%) SAN
18 15 (12.50%) Apple
18 15 (12.50%) Remedy
18 15 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 28 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (7.50%) Lync
4 6 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.33%) IIS
7 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (22.50%) MS Excel
2 24 (20.00%) MS Office
3 5 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.83%) Office 365
2 9 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.50%) SaaS
5 2 (1.67%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.83%) LAN
2 18 (15.00%) DNS
3 17 (14.17%) TCP/IP
4 15 (12.50%) SAN
4 15 (12.50%) Firewall
5 14 (11.67%) VPN
6 12 (10.00%) WAN
6 12 (10.00%) VLAN
7 11 (9.17%) DHCP
8 10 (8.33%) NAS
8 10 (8.33%) NetScaler
9 6 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (5.00%) WLAN
10 5 (4.17%) Internet
10 5 (4.17%) iSCSI
11 4 (3.33%) FCoE
11 4 (3.33%) ADSL
11 4 (3.33%) Wireless
12 3 (2.50%) VoIP
13 2 (1.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.83%) QlikView
4 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) NUnit
1 1 (0.83%) Selenium
1 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
1 1 (0.83%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (0.83%) Moq
1 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (10.00%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Banking
2 5 (4.17%) French Language
2 5 (4.17%) German Language
3 4 (3.33%) Publishing
4 3 (2.50%) Advertising
4 3 (2.50%) Electronics
5 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 35 (29.17%) Analyst
2 18 (15.00%) Service Analyst
2 18 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 13 (10.83%) Support Analyst
5 12 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
7 9 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (7.50%) Desktop Support
8 7 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Administrator
10 5 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) Applications Support
11 4 (3.33%) DBA
11 4 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.33%) Applications Support Analyst
11 4 (3.33%) Desktop Analyst
11 4 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
11 4 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (3.33%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.33%) LAMP
2 3 (2.50%) .NET
2 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.50%) XML
3 2 (1.67%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.83%) jQuery
4 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.83%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.83%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.17%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.50%) Blackberry
3 9 (7.50%) PKI
4 8 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.50%) iPhone
6 3 (2.50%) Clustering
7 2 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.83%) iPad
8 1 (0.83%) CMDB
8 1 (0.83%) Statistics
8 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 83 (69.17%) Windows
2 39 (32.50%) Windows 7
3 20 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (14.17%) Linux
5 11 (9.17%) Windows XP
6 10 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 9 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (5.83%) Android
8 7 (5.83%) Mac OS X
9 5 (4.17%) UNIX
10 4 (3.33%) Windows Vista
10 4 (3.33%) Solaris
10 4 (3.33%) Windows Phone
10 4 (3.33%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.83%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (52.50%) ITIL
2 13 (10.83%) PRINCE2
3 9 (7.50%) Service Management
3 9 (7.50%) Migration
4 4 (3.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (3.33%) Identity Management
4 4 (3.33%) Fault Management
4 4 (3.33%) Change Control
4 4 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (3.33%) Software Deployment
5 3 (2.50%) Functional Testing
5 3 (2.50%) Data Centre Operations
5 3 (2.50%) Change Management
5 3 (2.50%) Project Management
6 2 (1.67%) BCP
6 2 (1.67%) ITSM
6 2 (1.67%) Workflow
6 2 (1.67%) Business Continuity
6 2 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (1.67%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.83%) SQL
2 12 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.33%) Perl
4 3 (2.50%) C#
5 2 (1.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.83%) VBA
6 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 69 (57.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (44.17%) MCSE
3 26 (21.67%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (20.83%) CCNA
5 20 (16.67%) A+ Certification
6 19 (15.83%) MCSA
7 14 (11.67%) Degree
8 11 (9.17%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (8.33%) CCEA
9 10 (8.33%) CCEE
9 10 (8.33%) MCTS
10 9 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (5.83%) MCITP
12 6 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (3.33%) MCDST
13 4 (3.33%) NCDA
13 4 (3.33%) VCAP
13 4 (3.33%) CCNP
13 4 (3.33%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) SLA
1 4 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.67%) XenApp
4 11 (9.17%) Hyper-V
5 10 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (3.33%) NFS
7 3 (2.50%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.67%) vSphere
9 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.83%) KVM
9 1 (0.83%) Xen
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (15.83%) SCCM
2 4 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (3.33%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.33%) SnapVault
3 3 (2.50%) Casper Suite
4 2 (1.67%) Opsview
5 1 (0.83%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.83%) WMI
5 1 (0.83%) WSUS
5 1 (0.83%) vMotion
Vendors
1 93 (77.50%) Microsoft
2 42 (35.00%) VMware
3 24 (20.00%) Citrix
4 19 (15.83%) Cisco
5 15 (12.50%) Apple
5 15 (12.50%) Remedy
6 9 (7.50%) AppSense
7 6 (5.00%) HP
7 6 (5.00%) Symantec
8 5 (4.17%) ServiceNow
8 5 (4.17%) McAfee
8 5 (4.17%) NetApp
9 4 (3.33%) Dell
9 4 (3.33%) Polycom
10 3 (2.50%) Oracle
11 2 (1.67%) CODA
11 2 (1.67%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.67%) Google
11 2 (1.67%) Veeam
11 2 (1.67%) Splunk
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