Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 October 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)
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 492 506
Rank change year-on-year -55 +14 -58
Contract jobs citing MCP 71 115 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 1.48% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 77 56
London median daily rate £263 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.23% +30.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £137 £130 £138
90th Percentile £488 £480 £450
England median daily rate £275 £288 £278
% change year-on-year -4.35% +3.60% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 14
London median hourly rate £14.04 £14.04 £20.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.02% -31.05% +16.31%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.97 £12.02
90th Percentile £27.50 £16.49 £23.23
England median hourly rate £14.50 £17.06 £16.50
% change year-on-year -15.01% +3.39% +1.38%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7379 7749 7366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.41% 17.30% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4883 5051 4858
London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 104 150
London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.02 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.66% -8.36% +15.28%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.37 £12.45
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.76 £52.17
England median hourly rate £26.87 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% +13.33% +14.36%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in London

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCP in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in London

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in London over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCP in London

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in London

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in London over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MCP in London

MCP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the London region over the 6 months to 17 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -8 9 £350 -22.22% 5
West London +9 4 £306 +111.21% 5
South London - 4 £275 -
East London -13 2 £190 +18.75% 2
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 London region with a requirement for MCP.

1 61 (85.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (77.46%) Windows
3 49 (69.01%) Microsoft
4 45 (63.38%) Active Directory
5 34 (47.89%) MCSE
6 32 (45.07%) Windows 7
7 31 (43.66%) Finance
8 29 (40.85%) Blackberry
9 28 (39.44%) MCSA
9 28 (39.44%) Microsoft Office
10 26 (36.62%) ITIL
10 26 (36.62%) Citrix
11 23 (32.39%) TCP/IP
12 22 (30.99%) MCDST
13 20 (28.17%) Oracle
14 19 (26.76%) Apple
15 18 (25.35%) Network+ Certification
15 18 (25.35%) Wireless
15 18 (25.35%) Degree
16 17 (23.94%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (23.94%) Apple iOS
16 17 (23.94%) Internet
16 17 (23.94%) Virtual Servers
17 16 (22.54%) MCSM
17 16 (22.54%) Change Management
17 16 (22.54%) Java
17 16 (22.54%) LAN
17 16 (22.54%) Cisco
17 16 (22.54%) Time Management
17 16 (22.54%) ACHDS

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 13 (18.31%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.90%) IBM Notes
3 5 (7.04%) CMS
3 5 (7.04%) Kentico
3 5 (7.04%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (7.04%) Umbraco
4 4 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.63%) Skype for Business
5 3 (4.23%) IIS
6 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.41%) Apache
7 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.41%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (39.44%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.41%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.41%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Eikon
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.41%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Office 365
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.41%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.41%) SaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (32.39%) TCP/IP
2 18 (25.35%) Wireless
3 17 (23.94%) Internet
4 16 (22.54%) LAN
5 15 (21.13%) Ethernet
6 9 (12.68%) DNS
7 7 (9.86%) DHCP
8 6 (8.45%) Firewall
9 5 (7.04%) SAN
10 4 (5.63%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (5.63%) IP Telephony
10 4 (5.63%) VPN
10 4 (5.63%) WAN
11 1 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.41%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.41%) Skype
11 1 (1.41%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.82%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 31 (43.66%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Desktop Support
2 13 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (15.49%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (14.08%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (12.68%) Analyst
6 8 (11.27%) Support Engineer
7 7 (9.86%) Developer
8 6 (8.45%) .NET Developer
8 6 (8.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (8.45%) C# Developer
8 6 (8.45%) Support Analyst
8 6 (8.45%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (7.04%) CMS Developer
9 5 (7.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Desktop Technician
9 5 (7.04%) Integration Developer
10 4 (5.63%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 4 (5.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (4.23%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) .NET
2 6 (8.45%) AngularJS
2 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET
2 6 (8.45%) jQuery
2 6 (8.45%) XML
3 3 (4.23%) Web Services
4 1 (1.41%) CSS
4 1 (1.41%) HTML
4 1 (1.41%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.41%) XMPP
4 1 (1.41%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (40.85%) Blackberry
2 15 (21.13%) Client/Server
3 12 (16.90%) Management Information System
4 11 (15.49%) Data Centre
5 6 (8.45%) NHS
5 6 (8.45%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.82%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.41%) Handset
8 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (1.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (77.46%) Windows
2 32 (45.07%) Windows 7
3 17 (23.94%) Apple iOS
3 17 (23.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (18.31%) Windows Server
6 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (7.04%) Linux
8 4 (5.63%) Android
8 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
9 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.82%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.41%) AIX
11 1 (1.41%) CentOS
11 1 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.41%) SUSE
11 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.62%) ITIL
2 16 (22.54%) Change Management
2 16 (22.54%) Time Management
3 15 (21.13%) Validation
4 6 (8.45%) MVC
5 5 (7.04%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (7.04%) Change Control
5 5 (7.04%) Identity Management
5 5 (7.04%) Incident Management
5 5 (7.04%) SOA
5 5 (7.04%) Web Development
6 4 (5.63%) ITSM
6 4 (5.63%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.63%) Server Building
6 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.23%) CRM
7 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.23%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.82%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.54%) Java
2 9 (12.68%) SQL
3 8 (11.27%) C#
4 2 (2.82%) VB
4 2 (2.82%) VBScript
5 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.41%) REXX
5 1 (1.41%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 61 (85.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (47.89%) MCSE
3 28 (39.44%) MCSA
4 22 (30.99%) MCDST
5 18 (25.35%) Degree
5 18 (25.35%) Network+ Certification
6 16 (22.54%) ACHDS
6 16 (22.54%) MCSM
7 15 (21.13%) A+ Certification
7 15 (21.13%) ACDT
7 15 (21.13%) ACTC
8 10 (14.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (8.45%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (7.04%) CCNA
10 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (5.63%) MCDBA
11 4 (5.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (4.23%) MCITP
13 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 45 (63.38%) Active Directory
2 17 (23.94%) Virtual Servers
3 15 (21.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (9.86%) vSphere
5 3 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.23%) XenApp
6 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.82%) XenServer
7 1 (1.41%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) SCCM
2 4 (5.63%) DameWare
3 2 (2.82%) HP SIM
3 2 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.82%) WSUS
4 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 49 (69.01%) Microsoft
2 26 (36.62%) Citrix
3 20 (28.17%) Oracle
4 19 (26.76%) Apple
5 16 (22.54%) Cisco
6 15 (21.13%) VMware
7 12 (16.90%) Lotus
8 7 (9.86%) ServiceNow
9 6 (8.45%) HP
10 5 (7.04%) Sitecore
11 4 (5.63%) Sophos
12 3 (4.23%) Bloomberg
12 3 (4.23%) McAfee
12 3 (4.23%) MobileIron
12 3 (4.23%) Polycom
12 3 (4.23%) Reuters
12 3 (4.23%) Veeam
13 2 (2.82%) CheckPoint
13 2 (2.82%) FactSet
13 2 (2.82%) Fidessa