Period
to 16 April 2021

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 16 April 2021 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
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 427 439 565
Rank change year-on-year +12 +126 -21
Contract jobs citing MCP 13 28 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.059% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.60% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 41
10th Percentile £161 £147 £130
25th Percentile £190 £163 £153
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £294 £200 £191
Median % change year-on-year +46.88% +4.58% -40.23%
75th Percentile £444 £238 £388
90th Percentile £469 £443 £525
England median daily rate £203 £200 £200
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £20.92
England median hourly rate £16.75 £15.85 £14.75
% change year-on-year +5.68% +7.46% -1.67%

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 4,012 4,630 6,992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.26% 19.26% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,749 3,187 4,635
10th Percentile £325 £300 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
England median daily rate £485 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +2.05% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 71 116
10th Percentile £17.50 £18.00 £13.13
25th Percentile £24.00 £21.43 £18.36
Median hourly rate £36.50 £42.50 £29.50
Median % change year-on-year -14.12% +44.07% +40.48%
75th Percentile £50.00 £49.38 £47.09
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £27.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +46.79% -0.91% +27.91%

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 16 April 2021.

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 16 April 2021. 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 +54 4 £213 +6.25% 2
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) Azure
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) MCSE
4 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
4 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
5 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (30.77%) Skype
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
5 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (30.77%) VoIP
5 4 (30.77%) Degree
5 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
6 3 (23.08%) MCTS
6 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) ITSM
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) Creative Thinking
6 3 (23.08%) Business Case
6 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (23.08%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
6 3 (23.08%) Video Conferencing

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 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Azure
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) OneDrive
4 1 (7.69%) Power Automate
4 1 (7.69%) Power Platform
4 1 (7.69%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Skype
1 4 (30.77%) VoIP
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) Softphone
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) PABX
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
1 1 (7.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) MSTest
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Public Sector
1 1 (7.69%) Social Science
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Desktop Support
2 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Technician
2 3 (23.08%) Desktop Technician
2 3 (23.08%) Support Technician
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Telephony Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
3 2 (15.38%) Android
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
4 1 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
1 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 3 (23.08%) Business Case
2 3 (23.08%) Creative Thinking
2 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) ITSM
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
2 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (38.46%) MCSE
3 4 (30.77%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) MCTS
5 2 (15.38%) MCSA
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 1 (7.69%) ISEB
6 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (7.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Mitel
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) VMware