Period
to 20 March 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 20 March 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 227 238 216
Rank change year-on-year +11 -22 -4
Contract jobs citing MCP 13 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.19% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.37% 1.62% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 6
City of London median daily rate £181 £348 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.84% -30.50% +222.58%
10th Percentile £144 £176 £341
90th Percentile £299 £435 £581
Central London median daily rate £175 £325 £438
% change year-on-year -46.15% -25.71% +169.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £20.92 - -
Central London median hourly rate £20.92 - -

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 948 985 872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.04% 13.86% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 700 602
City of London median daily rate £498 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £238 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £688 £644
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 17
City of London median hourly rate £19.67 £22.26 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.61% +19.02% -14.25%
10th Percentile £12.78 £14.90 £13.20
90th Percentile £37.10 £41.43 £25.26
Central London median hourly rate £20.91 £27.09 £18.35
% change year-on-year -22.80% +47.63% -15.81%

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 20 March 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 20 March 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
4 8 (61.54%) ITIL
5 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
5 7 (53.85%) Cisco
5 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (53.85%) Wireless
5 7 (53.85%) SCCM
5 7 (53.85%) Office 365
6 6 (46.15%) iPad
6 6 (46.15%) DNS
6 6 (46.15%) DHCP
7 5 (38.46%) MCSE
7 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
8 4 (30.77%) Smartphone
8 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (30.77%) Software Packaging
8 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
8 4 (30.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (30.77%) Line Management
8 4 (30.77%) Skype
8 4 (30.77%) Ticket Management
8 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
8 4 (30.77%) VPN
8 4 (30.77%) Citrix
8 4 (30.77%) Internet
9 3 (23.08%) Apple
9 3 (23.08%) A+ Certification

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 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.69%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) LatentZero
1 1 (7.69%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Wireless
2 6 (46.15%) DHCP
2 6 (46.15%) DNS
3 4 (30.77%) Internet
3 4 (30.77%) Skype
3 4 (30.77%) VPN
4 2 (15.38%) Intranet
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall
5 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Hudson
General
1 2 (15.38%) Billing
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) German Language
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Desktop Support
1 7 (53.85%) Support Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support
3 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) ICT Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Mac Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Mac Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) iPad
2 4 (30.77%) Smartphone
3 2 (15.38%) iPhone
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.69%) Android
5 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
5 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (7.69%) Unix
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Line Management
2 4 (30.77%) Ticket Management
3 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
3 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Invoice Processing
3 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (7.69%) Contract Negotiation
4 1 (7.69%) ITSM
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.69%) Server Management
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (38.46%) MCSE
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (23.08%) A+ Certification
4 3 (23.08%) MCTS
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (15.38%) MCITP
6 1 (7.69%) ACSP
6 1 (7.69%) ACTC
6 1 (7.69%) CNE
6 1 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (7.69%) MCDST
6 1 (7.69%) MCSA
6 1 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (7.69%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PMO
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) Apple
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) Bloomberg
6 1 (7.69%) Charles River
6 1 (7.69%) CommVault
6 1 (7.69%) Dell
6 1 (7.69%) FactSet
6 1 (7.69%) Ivanti
6 1 (7.69%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle
6 1 (7.69%) SAP
6 1 (7.69%) Sophos
6 1 (7.69%) Sybase
6 1 (7.69%) Symantec