Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 224 251
Rank change year-on-year -21 +27 +29
Contract jobs citing MCP 12 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.30% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 1.92% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 11
City of London median daily rate £369 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.06% +38.46% +62.50%
10th Percentile £185 £313 £160
90th Percentile £495 £450 £413
Central London median daily rate £350 £450 £325
% change year-on-year -22.22% +38.46% +62.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £14.04 - £17.50
10th Percentile £13.31 - £16.25
90th Percentile £14.76 - £18.75
Central London median hourly rate £14.04 - £17.25

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 993 1042 1366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.87% 15.56% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 731 999
City of London median daily rate £488 £450 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +1.81% +4.00%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £262
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 28
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +3.54% +20.33%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.16 £11.23
90th Percentile £29.64 £29.38 £38.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MCP.

1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (66.67%) MCSE
4 8 (66.67%) Degree
5 7 (58.33%) VMware
5 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (58.33%) Change Control
5 7 (58.33%) CCNA
5 7 (58.33%) ITIL
5 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (50.00%) Cisco
6 6 (50.00%) Office 365
6 6 (50.00%) Veeam
6 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Licensing
7 5 (41.67%) Mimecast
7 5 (41.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (41.67%) Software Licensing
7 5 (41.67%) People Management
7 5 (41.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (41.67%) Problem Management
7 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
7 5 (41.67%) Budget Control
7 5 (41.67%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (41.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange

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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (50.00%) Office 365
2 5 (41.67%) Mimecast
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MSTest
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Deskside Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Deskside Support
2 1 (8.33%) Deskside Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (8.33%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Tester
2 1 (8.33%) IT Technician
2 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Technician
2 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) Ajax
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) LINQ
2 1 (8.33%) NHibernate
2 1 (8.33%) SAP Basis
2 1 (8.33%) WCF
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Licensing
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (8.33%) AIX
6 1 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Unix
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Change Control
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Budget Control
2 5 (41.67%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
2 5 (41.67%) People Management
2 5 (41.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (41.67%) Problem Management
2 5 (41.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Software Licensing
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix
3 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) OOP
3 1 (8.33%) QMS
3 1 (8.33%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 8 (66.67%) MCSE
3 7 (58.33%) CCNA
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (41.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (16.67%) MCSA
6 1 (8.33%) CCNP
6 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) ISEB
6 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (8.33%) MCITP
6 1 (8.33%) MCPD
6 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Backup Exec
1 5 (41.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Veeam
4 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
4 5 (41.67%) Sophos
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) Dell
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) Lumension
6 1 (8.33%) SAP
6 1 (8.33%) Symantec