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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 388 394 369
Rank change year-on-year +6 -25  
Contract jobs citing MCP 28 37 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 1.01% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 31
Median daily rate £356 £323 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.46% +19.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £463 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £305 £285
% change year-on-year +3.27% +7.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 11
Median hourly rate - £14.47 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.32%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £15.50
% change year-on-year -24.98% +37.61%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3454 3658 3657
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.66% 16.85% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2262 2532 2352
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 43 99
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.51% -24.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing MCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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
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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +2 4 £388 +19.23% 2
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 62 (80.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (75.32%) Microsoft
3 51 (66.23%) Windows
4 43 (55.84%) Active Directory
5 36 (46.75%) ITIL
6 27 (35.06%) MCSE
7 24 (31.17%) Windows 7
8 20 (25.97%) Citrix
9 19 (24.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (23.38%) Cisco
10 18 (23.38%) MCSA
11 17 (22.08%) VMware
11 17 (22.08%) MCITP
11 17 (22.08%) Windows Server
12 16 (20.78%) Finance
12 16 (20.78%) C#
12 16 (20.78%) Microsoft Office
13 15 (19.48%) Blackberry
14 14 (18.18%) Office 365
15 13 (16.88%) Hyper-V
15 13 (16.88%) SCCM
15 13 (16.88%) Migration
15 13 (16.88%) ITSM
16 12 (15.58%) Configuration Management
16 12 (15.58%) SQL
16 12 (15.58%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (15.58%) Windows 8
17 11 (14.29%) PowerShell
17 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

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 8 (10.39%) Skype for Business
2 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (7.79%) IIS
3 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
4 5 (6.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (5.19%) IBM Notes
6 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.60%) CMS
7 2 (2.60%) Kentico
7 2 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (2.60%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.30%) Confluence
8 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.30%) SAS
8 1 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (20.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.18%) Office 365
2 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.49%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (5.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.90%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.60%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (2.60%) IaaS
6 2 (2.60%) SaaS
7 1 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.30%) PaaS
7 1 (1.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) Cisco IOS
2 8 (10.39%) Firewall
3 7 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (7.79%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (7.79%) Internet
4 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.49%) DHCP
5 5 (6.49%) LAN
5 5 (6.49%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (6.49%) Skype
5 5 (6.49%) Wireless
6 4 (5.19%) SAN
6 4 (5.19%) WAN
7 3 (3.90%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.60%) MPLS
8 2 (2.60%) Network Security
8 2 (2.60%) SSL
8 2 (2.60%) VLAN
8 2 (2.60%) VPN
8 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Law
3 4 (5.19%) Retail
4 3 (3.90%) Front Office
5 2 (2.60%) Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Analyst
2 15 (19.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (15.58%) Support Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Desktop Support
5 8 (10.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (10.39%) Architect
5 8 (10.39%) Developer
6 6 (7.79%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (6.49%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.49%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) IT Support
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Support Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) .NET
2 6 (7.79%) AngularJS
2 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET
2 6 (7.79%) jQuery
2 6 (7.79%) XML
3 4 (5.19%) CSS
3 4 (5.19%) HTML
3 4 (5.19%) Web Services
3 4 (5.19%) XSL
4 1 (1.30%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.30%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Blackberry
2 10 (12.99%) Clustering
3 7 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.49%) iPad
4 5 (6.49%) iPhone
4 5 (6.49%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.19%) NHS
6 3 (3.90%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.90%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (2.60%) EPoS
7 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.60%) PKI
7 2 (2.60%) Replication
7 2 (2.60%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (66.23%) Windows
2 24 (31.17%) Windows 7
3 19 (24.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (22.08%) Windows Server
5 12 (15.58%) Windows 8
6 11 (14.29%) Linux
6 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (12.99%) Android
8 8 (10.39%) Windows 10
9 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (7.79%) CentOS
10 6 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
11 3 (3.90%) Unix
12 1 (1.30%) AIX
12 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (46.75%) ITIL
2 13 (16.88%) ITSM
2 13 (16.88%) Migration
3 12 (15.58%) Configuration Management
4 10 (12.99%) ITIL V3
4 10 (12.99%) Service Management
5 7 (9.09%) CRM
6 6 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.79%) MVC
6 6 (7.79%) Network Management
6 6 (7.79%) Service Design
7 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.49%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (5.19%) Change Management
8 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.19%) Performance Management
8 4 (5.19%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.19%) Server Building
8 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.19%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.78%) C#
2 12 (15.58%) SQL
3 11 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 8 (10.39%) Python
5 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.19%) VB
6 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.60%) C
6 2 (2.60%) Java
Qualifications
1 62 (80.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (35.06%) MCSE
3 18 (23.38%) MCSA
4 17 (22.08%) MCITP
5 12 (15.58%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (12.99%) MCDST
6 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
6 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
6 10 (12.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (10.39%) MCTS
8 6 (7.79%) Degree
8 6 (7.79%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (6.49%) CCNA
10 3 (3.90%) ACDT
10 3 (3.90%) ACHDS
10 3 (3.90%) ACTC
10 3 (3.90%) CCNP
10 3 (3.90%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (3.90%) PMI Certification
10 3 (3.90%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 43 (55.84%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.88%) Hyper-V
3 12 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.19%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (5.19%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (5.19%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.90%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.90%) XenApp
6 2 (2.60%) UAG
7 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (16.88%) SCCM
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (7.79%) PowerCLI
2 6 (7.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.60%) Puppet
3 2 (2.60%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.60%) WSUS
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco CME
4 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 58 (75.32%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.97%) Citrix
3 18 (23.38%) Cisco
4 17 (22.08%) VMware
5 9 (11.69%) HP
6 8 (10.39%) Apple
6 8 (10.39%) Oracle
7 6 (7.79%) Lumension
7 6 (7.79%) Red Hat
7 6 (7.79%) SolarWinds
7 6 (7.79%) Splunk
7 6 (7.79%) Symantec
8 5 (6.49%) MobileIron
9 4 (5.19%) Lotus
9 4 (5.19%) McAfee
9 4 (5.19%) Polycom
9 4 (5.19%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.60%) Avaya
10 2 (2.60%) Dell
10 2 (2.60%) EMC
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