Period
to 18 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 213 233 244
Rank change year-on-year +20 +11 -12
Contract jobs citing MCP 13 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.22% 0.32% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 2.34% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 4
City of London median daily rate £200 £213 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -42.37% -18.06%
10th Percentile £105 £146 £185
90th Percentile £449 £623 £495
Central London median daily rate £170 £205 £325
% change year-on-year -17.07% -36.92% -27.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
City of London median hourly rate - £20.92 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +49.02% -
Central London median hourly rate - £20.92 £14.04
% change year-on-year - +49.02% -

MCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 846 939 1,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.48% 13.53% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 666 719
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -4.52% +10.56%
10th Percentile £300 £238 £300
90th Percentile £693 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 45 26
City of London median hourly rate £22.93 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.62% - -1.58%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.40 £13.31
90th Percentile £52.25 £25.50 £29.64
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +20.32% -1.58% -

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in the City of London

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCP in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in the City of London

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCP in the City of London

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MCP.

1 10 (76.92%) Windows
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (46.15%) DHCP
3 6 (46.15%) ITIL
4 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
4 5 (38.46%) DNS
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) Office 365
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (30.77%) MCSE
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
5 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (23.08%) Public Sector
6 3 (23.08%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) CCNA
6 3 (23.08%) WAN
6 3 (23.08%) SAP
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
6 3 (23.08%) Electronics
6 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
6 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (23.08%) Mac OS X

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) AWS
2 2 (15.38%) Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (7.69%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) DHCP
2 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
3 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) WAN
4 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (15.38%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security
5 1 (7.69%) Skype
5 1 (7.69%) VLAN
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MorphX
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (7.69%) PowerBuilder
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Electronics
2 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 3 (23.08%) Public Sector
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Desktop Support
2 5 (38.46%) Support Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (23.08%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (23.08%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 3 (23.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 3 (23.08%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Floorwalker
5 2 (15.38%) Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
6 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) DBA
6 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Programmer
6 1 (7.69%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Mac OS X
5 2 (15.38%) Mac OS
5 2 (15.38%) Unix
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Solaris
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
3 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Statistics
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) Document Management
5 1 (7.69%) High Availability
5 1 (7.69%) Information Retrieval
5 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
5 1 (7.69%) Operations Management
5 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
2 1 (7.69%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (30.77%) MCSE
3 3 (23.08%) CCNA
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.69%) MCDBA
4 1 (7.69%) MCDST
4 1 (7.69%) MCITP
4 1 (7.69%) MCSA
4 1 (7.69%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Meraki
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
3 1 (7.69%) VMware