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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 106 111 111
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.15% 0.36% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 1.45% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 14
Median daily rate - £321 £202
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +59.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £280 £263
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £13.28
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +31.80%

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
520 620 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.52% 24.54% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 322 306
Median daily rate £395 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 34 26
Median hourly rate £15.50 £49.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.36% +56.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £7.68 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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 25 February 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
Reading +10 1 - -
Bracknell +2 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) MCSA
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) Yammer
5 2 (28.57%) OneDrive
5 2 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 2 (28.57%) Local Government
5 2 (28.57%) Marketing
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Use Case
5 2 (28.57%) SCCM
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (28.57%) Office 365
5 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (14.29%) User Experience
6 1 (14.29%) Software Asset Management
6 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Presales
6 1 (14.29%) Snow
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Asset Management

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 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
1 2 (28.57%) OneDrive
1 2 (28.57%) Yammer
General
1 2 (28.57%) Local Government
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Management Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support
2 1 (14.29%) Software Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Presales
3 1 (14.29%) Software Asset Management
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Snow