Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 176 246 239
Rank change year-on-year +70 -7 -12
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 11 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.095% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 1.15% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 10
Median daily rate £200 £181 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -47.84% -30.50%
10th Percentile £185 £141 £176
90th Percentile £458 £308 £435
Central London median daily rate £200 £175 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% -46.15% -25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
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 637 956 981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.09% 14.17% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 681 693
Median daily rate £490 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £264 £241 £298
90th Percentile £675 £688 £711
Central London median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 34
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.65 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.09% -1.69% +12.30%
10th Percentile £19.01 £15.78 £14.53
90th Percentile £52.25 £37.80 £38.49
Median hourly rate £33.75 £21.18 £22.02
% change year-on-year +59.35% -3.79% +19.97%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCP in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for MCP in the City of London

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MCP in the City of London over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MCP in the City of London

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCP in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for MCP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security
4 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (25.00%) Statistics
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) X++
4 1 (25.00%) MorphX
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Azure
4 1 (25.00%) AWS
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics

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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) Skype
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MorphX
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (25.00%) Handset
1 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Availability Management
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Privileged Identity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Vendor Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (25.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow