Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 226 215
Rank change year-on-year -4 -11 +49
Contract jobs citing MCP 17 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.24% 0.081% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.73% 0.57% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 4
City of London median daily rate £348 £500 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.50% +194.12% +4.62%
10th Percentile £176 £338 £147
90th Percentile £435 £590 £291
Central London median daily rate £325 £431 £165
% change year-on-year -24.64% +161.36% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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 981 872 1,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.81% 14.20% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 608 741
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £266 £240
90th Percentile £683 £646 £650
Central London median daily rate £498 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 19
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.94 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.04% -14.56% +37.61%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.13 £16.15
90th Percentile £44.35 £20.88 £33.28
Central London median hourly rate £22.02 £17.69 £20.50
% change year-on-year +24.43% -13.70% +19.01%

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 February 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 22 February 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 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
3 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
4 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
5 10 (58.82%) VMware
6 9 (52.94%) MCSE
6 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (47.06%) Degree
7 8 (47.06%) Cisco
7 8 (47.06%) ITIL
7 8 (47.06%) Finance
7 8 (47.06%) Office 365
8 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (41.18%) CCNA
8 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (41.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
8 7 (41.18%) Backup Exec
8 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
8 7 (41.18%) Veeam
8 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (41.18%) Change Control
8 7 (41.18%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (35.29%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (35.29%) Budget Control
9 6 (35.29%) NetBackup
9 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
9 6 (35.29%) Problem Management
9 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint

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 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Domino
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Office 365
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (35.29%) Mimecast
4 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DHCP
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
1 2 (11.76%) LAN
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) Intranet
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MSTest
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Deskside Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Deskside Support
4 1 (5.88%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) IT Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
2 3 (17.65%) Ajax
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) HTML5
2 3 (17.65%) jQuery
2 3 (17.65%) LINQ
2 3 (17.65%) NHibernate
2 3 (17.65%) WCF
2 3 (17.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Licensing
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) iPad
3 1 (5.88%) iPhone
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Unix
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Change Control
2 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
2 7 (41.18%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (35.29%) Budget Control
3 6 (35.29%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (35.29%) People Management
3 6 (35.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (35.29%) Problem Management
3 6 (35.29%) Software Licensing
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
4 3 (17.65%) MVC
4 3 (17.65%) OOP
4 3 (17.65%) SDLC
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) UML
5 1 (5.88%) Invoice Processing
5 1 (5.88%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (52.94%) MCSE
3 8 (47.06%) Degree
4 7 (41.18%) CCNA
4 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (41.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (35.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (17.65%) MCPD
6 3 (17.65%) MCSA
7 1 (5.88%) CCNP
7 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.88%) ISEB
7 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
7 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (5.88%) MCITP
7 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.76%) vSphere
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Backup Exec
2 6 (35.29%) NetBackup
3 3 (17.65%) SCCM
4 1 (5.88%) AirWatch
4 1 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) VMware
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco
4 7 (41.18%) Veeam
5 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
5 6 (35.29%) Sophos
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle
6 2 (11.76%) Symantec
7 1 (5.88%) Apple
7 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg
7 1 (5.88%) Charles River
7 1 (5.88%) Dell
7 1 (5.88%) FactSet
7 1 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (5.88%) Intel
7 1 (5.88%) Lumension
7 1 (5.88%) NetApp
7 1 (5.88%) Sybase