Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 230 218
Rank change year-on-year -12 -12 +31
Contract jobs citing MCP 21 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.29% 0.22% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.13% 1.54% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 15
City of London median daily rate £198 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.04% -27.78% +40.63%
Central London median daily rate £198 £325 £450
% change year-on-year -39.04% -27.78% +81.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
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 987 1,036 1,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.83% 14.51% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 745 700
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £238 £298 £275
90th Percentile £675 £688 £632
Central London median daily rate £475 £483 £450
% change year-on-year -1.55% +7.22% +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 24 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.58% -0.52%
10th Percentile £13.30 £13.31 £16.16
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.08 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.78% +7.89% +1.60%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 15 (71.43%) Windows
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (66.67%) ITIL
3 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
5 9 (42.86%) Service Management
5 9 (42.86%) MCSE
6 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
6 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (38.10%) DNS
6 8 (38.10%) SCCM
6 8 (38.10%) Wireless
7 7 (33.33%) Cisco
7 7 (33.33%) Apple
8 6 (28.57%) DHCP
8 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 6 (28.57%) Office 365
9 5 (23.81%) SLA
9 5 (23.81%) Mac OS X
9 5 (23.81%) A+ Certification
9 5 (23.81%) iPad
10 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
10 4 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (19.05%) MCTS
10 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
10 4 (19.05%) Internet
10 4 (19.05%) ITSM
10 4 (19.05%) VPN
10 4 (19.05%) MCSA

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 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.76%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) SAP GTS
2 1 (4.76%) LatentZero
2 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) iTunes
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) DNS
1 8 (38.10%) Wireless
2 6 (28.57%) DHCP
2 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 4 (19.05%) Internet
3 4 (19.05%) Skype
3 4 (19.05%) VPN
4 2 (9.52%) Intranet
4 2 (9.52%) LAN
4 2 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (9.52%) WAN
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (4.76%) FTP
5 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Hudson
General
1 3 (14.29%) Banking
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Billing
2 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (4.76%) German Language
3 1 (4.76%) Italian Language
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Support Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Desktop Support
3 7 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) IT Support
4 3 (14.29%) Mac Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Support
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Mac Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (9.52%) IT Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) iPad
2 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 3 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (9.52%) iPhone
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
3 5 (23.81%) Mac OS X
4 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
5 3 (14.29%) Mac OS X Server
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
6 2 (9.52%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Android
7 1 (4.76%) Mac OS
7 1 (4.76%) Unix
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) ITIL
2 9 (42.86%) Service Management
3 4 (19.05%) ITSM
3 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
3 4 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 3 (14.29%) Line Management
4 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Release Management
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
4 3 (14.29%) Ticket Management
5 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
5 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (9.52%) Invoice Processing
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
5 2 (9.52%) People Management
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (42.86%) MCSE
3 5 (23.81%) A+ Certification
4 4 (19.05%) MCSA
4 4 (19.05%) MCTS
5 3 (14.29%) ACSP
5 3 (14.29%) ACTC
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (14.29%) MCITP
6 2 (9.52%) CCNA
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.76%) CNE
7 1 (4.76%) Degree
7 1 (4.76%) MCDST
7 1 (4.76%) MOS
7 1 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (4.76%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
2 3 (14.29%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Apple
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (14.29%) Citrix
3 3 (14.29%) Ivanti
3 3 (14.29%) SAP
3 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 2 (9.52%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg
5 1 (4.76%) Charles River
5 1 (4.76%) CommVault
5 1 (4.76%) Dell
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Remedy
5 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.76%) Sophos
5 1 (4.76%) Sybase
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec
5 1 (4.76%) Tableau
5 1 (4.76%) VMware