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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 107 106 113
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.26% 0.44% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% 1.68% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 16
Median daily rate - £423 £139
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +203.95%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £315 £223
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +41.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Median hourly rate £17.06 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +26.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.93%
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
495 654 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.55% 26.02% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 300 314
Median daily rate £400 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 62 11
Median hourly rate £17.06 £30.90 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.78% +81.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 3 December 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 -2 3 - - 4
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) MCSA
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Local Government
4 2 (28.57%) Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) Use Case
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (28.57%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (28.57%) Yammer
4 2 (28.57%) OneDrive
4 2 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 1 (14.29%) Business Forecasting
5 1 (14.29%) Presales
5 1 (14.29%) Power BI
5 1 (14.29%) Mimecast
5 1 (14.29%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (14.29%) Aruba
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
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
2 1 (14.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) MPLS
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Power BI
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Local Government
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Management Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
1 2 (28.57%) Use Case
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Forecasting
2 1 (14.29%) Presales
2 1 (14.29%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Aruba
2 1 (14.29%) Cadence
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Sophos
2 1 (14.29%) VMware