Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 232 210
Rank change year-on-year -17 -22 +64
Contract jobs citing MCP 11 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.12% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.13% 0.87% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 17
City of London median daily rate £300 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.84% +5.56% +91.49%
Central London median daily rate £288 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -23.33% +3.23% +65.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £14.04 -
Central London median hourly rate - £14.04 -

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 972 916 1,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.92% 13.96% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 629 792
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £290 £285 £275
90th Percentile £699 £675 £636
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 22 12
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £20.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.64% -11.93% +13.90%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.32 £16.36
90th Percentile £28.99 £29.77 £80.73
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £21.78
% change year-on-year - -14.14% +16.47%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018, 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 (90.91%) Microsoft
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 5 (45.45%) ITIL
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (36.36%) MCSE
5 4 (36.36%) SLA
5 4 (36.36%) Mac OS X
5 4 (36.36%) Apple
5 4 (36.36%) Service Management
5 4 (36.36%) ITSM
5 4 (36.36%) MCTS
6 3 (27.27%) MCITP
6 3 (27.27%) SCCM
6 3 (27.27%) Wireless
6 3 (27.27%) A+ Certification
6 3 (27.27%) MCSA
6 3 (27.27%) DNS
6 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
6 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (27.27%) ServiceNow
7 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
7 2 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (18.18%) PMO
7 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation

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 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) ReMetrica
1 2 (18.18%) SAP GTS
1 2 (18.18%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) Wireless
3 2 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) FTP
4 1 (9.09%) Skype
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (9.09%) German Language
2 1 (9.09%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Desktop Support
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support
3 2 (18.18%) Mac Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Desktop Support
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Mac Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Multilingual Support
4 1 (9.09%) Salesforce Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 1 (9.09%) iPhone
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Mac OS X
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Mac OS X Server
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Android
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) ITSM
2 4 (36.36%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
3 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V2
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (36.36%) MCSE
2 4 (36.36%) MCTS
3 3 (27.27%) A+ Certification
3 3 (27.27%) MCITP
3 3 (27.27%) MCSA
4 2 (18.18%) ACSP
4 2 (18.18%) ACTC
5 1 (9.09%) CCNA
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (9.09%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
2 2 (18.18%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Apple
3 3 (27.27%) ServiceNow
4 2 (18.18%) Ivanti
4 2 (18.18%) SAP
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) Qualtrics
5 1 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (9.09%) Samsung
5 1 (9.09%) Tableau