The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 114 103 118
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Contract jobs citing MCP 8 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.34% 0.73% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.16% 3.54% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Median daily rate £350 £148 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+137.28% -67.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 1
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +7.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.67 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+31.30% +10.00%
MCP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
687 508 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.04% 20.58% 28.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 215 294
Median daily rate £395 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +7.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £21.55 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.56 £39.00 £26.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +12.50%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Berkshire region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading -12 8 £350 -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
3 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 15 (83.33%) Windows Server
4 14 (77.78%) HP
5 10 (55.56%) VMware
6 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (50.00%) MCSA
6 9 (50.00%) CCNA
6 9 (50.00%) Cisco
7 8 (44.44%) IBM
7 8 (44.44%) Ethernet
7 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
7 8 (44.44%) Linux
7 8 (44.44%) MCSE
7 8 (44.44%) ITIL
7 8 (44.44%) Dell
7 8 (44.44%) Intel
7 8 (44.44%) SAN
7 8 (44.44%) Hitachi
7 8 (44.44%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (44.44%) Firewall
7 8 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
8 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
9 6 (33.33%) MS Visio
9 6 (33.33%) MS Office
9 6 (33.33%) SLA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (33.33%) MS Office
2 6 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Ethernet
1 8 (44.44%) Fibre Channel
1 8 (44.44%) Firewall
1 8 (44.44%) SAN
1 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (38.89%) Support Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) Server Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
1 15 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (50.00%) CCNA
2 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (50.00%) MCSA
3 8 (44.44%) MCSE
3 8 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) MCDBA
5 1 (5.56%) MCITP
5 1 (5.56%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 14 (77.78%) HP
3 10 (55.56%) VMware
4 9 (50.00%) Cisco
5 8 (44.44%) Dell
5 8 (44.44%) Hitachi
5 8 (44.44%) IBM
5 8 (44.44%) Intel
6 1 (5.56%) Google