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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 August 2022 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 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 569 516 375
Rank change year-on-year -53 -141 +174
Contract jobs citing MCP 35 20 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.089% 0.064% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.39% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 5
10th Percentile £345 £230 £138
25th Percentile £513 £363 £180
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £200
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +137.50% -11.11%
75th Percentile £538 £539 £239
90th Percentile £575 £540 £411
England median daily rate £438 £340 £230
% change year-on-year +28.68% +47.83% -29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £19.73 - -
Median hourly rate £21.23 £15.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +41.50% - -
75th Percentile £22.72 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £13.66 £14.26 £17.25
% change year-on-year -4.17% -17.36% +18.97%

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 6,511 5,161 3,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.47% 16.50% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,555 3,441 2,183
10th Percentile £388 £350 £325
25th Percentile £463 £435 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £553 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.24% +5.00% -2.91%
75th Percentile £670 £638 £590
90th Percentile £750 £713 £663
England median daily rate £550 £500 £485
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.09% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 80 43
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.95 £16.50
25th Percentile £25.68 £20.52 £22.00
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.31 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +23.71% -13.39% +20.69%
75th Percentile £54.06 £48.94 £46.69
90th Percentile £67.50 £63.88 £48.57
England median hourly rate £45.00 £29.81 £33.68
% change year-on-year +50.94% -11.47% -10.20%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in London

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for MCP in London

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MCP in London over the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for MCP in London

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend 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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -14 20 £525 +128.26% 2
West London +1 1 - - 1
East London - 1 £350 - 2
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for MCP.

1 33 (94.29%) Microsoft
2 29 (82.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (82.86%) Microsoft 365
3 26 (74.29%) Active Directory
3 26 (74.29%) ITIL
4 24 (68.57%) Azure
5 22 (62.86%) SCCM
5 22 (62.86%) PRINCE2
6 21 (60.00%) MCSE
6 21 (60.00%) MCSA
6 21 (60.00%) PowerShell
6 21 (60.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (51.43%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (51.43%) CCNA
7 18 (51.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 18 (51.43%) Degree
7 18 (51.43%) Migration
7 18 (51.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (17.14%) Social Skills
8 6 (17.14%) Citrix
8 6 (17.14%) Service Management
9 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
9 5 (14.29%) Windows
9 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
9 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
9 5 (14.29%) ServiceNow
10 4 (11.43%) Process Improvement
10 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
10 4 (11.43%) Customer Service

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 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 29 (82.86%) Microsoft 365
2 24 (68.57%) Azure
3 21 (60.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (8.57%) Google Workspace
4 3 (8.57%) OneDrive
5 2 (5.71%) AWS
5 2 (5.71%) SaaS
6 1 (2.86%) Power Platform
6 1 (2.86%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) LAN
1 4 (11.43%) WAN
2 1 (2.86%) DHCP
2 1 (2.86%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.86%) SAN
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) VLAN
2 1 (2.86%) VPN
2 1 (2.86%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Big Data
1 1 (2.86%) Data Hub
1 1 (2.86%) Power BI
1 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
1 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (17.14%) Social Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (57.14%) Architect
2 18 (51.43%) Azure Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft 365 Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) IT Support
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.57%) PKI
3 2 (5.71%) Legacy Systems
3 2 (5.71%) User Experience
4 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.57%) Android
3 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
3 3 (8.57%) Mac OS
4 2 (5.71%) Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) ITIL
2 22 (62.86%) PRINCE2
3 18 (51.43%) Migration
4 6 (17.14%) Service Management
5 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 4 (11.43%) Agile
6 4 (11.43%) Change Management
6 4 (11.43%) Customer Service
6 4 (11.43%) Process Improvement
6 4 (11.43%) Project Management
7 3 (8.57%) Decision-Making
7 3 (8.57%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (8.57%) Programme Delivery
7 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.57%) Six Sigma
8 2 (5.71%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (5.71%) IT Strategy
8 2 (5.71%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.43%) VB
3 1 (2.86%) C
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (82.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (60.00%) MCSA
2 21 (60.00%) MCSE
3 18 (51.43%) CCNA
3 18 (51.43%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (51.43%) Degree
3 18 (51.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 18 (51.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (8.57%) MOS
4 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (5.71%) AWS Certification
5 2 (5.71%) Azure Certification
5 2 (5.71%) CISSP
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.71%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (2.86%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) Accessibility
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) WCAG
3 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 26 (74.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) vSphere
2 1 (2.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (62.86%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.86%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (94.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) Citrix
3 5 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 3 (8.57%) Google
5 2 (5.71%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) VMware
6 1 (2.86%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.86%) Commvault
6 1 (2.86%) Lotus
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle
6 1 (2.86%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.86%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.86%) Sophos
6 1 (2.86%) Veeam