The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Westminster region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Westminster region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 6 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Westminster 5.56% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 12.50% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £230
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
Qualifications Category
Westminster
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Westminster 44.44% 20.00% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £460 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCP
London

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Westminster

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Westminster region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Westminster

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Westminster

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Westminster 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSL
1 1 (100.00%) MCAD
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCPD
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Westminster by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Westminster 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 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCAD
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCPD
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft