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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 118 109 111
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.21% 0.54% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% 2.25% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £325 £148 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+120.33% -65.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £248 £230
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 3
Median hourly rate £22.70 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.31% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.67 £15.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+39.77% -1.58%
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
659 622 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.55% 24.15% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 304 299
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 10
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

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 26 July 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 +4 5 £325 - 2
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (76.47%) Windows
3 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
4 11 (64.71%) HP
5 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
5 8 (47.06%) MCSE
5 8 (47.06%) ITIL
5 8 (47.06%) VMware
6 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
6 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
7 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
7 6 (35.29%) MS Visio
7 6 (35.29%) MS Office
7 6 (35.29%) MCSA
7 6 (35.29%) CCNA
7 6 (35.29%) SLA
7 6 (35.29%) Cisco
7 6 (35.29%) SAN
7 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (35.29%) WSUS
7 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
7 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
8 5 (29.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (29.41%) Firewall
8 5 (29.41%) Hitachi
8 5 (29.41%) IBM
8 5 (29.41%) Ethernet
8 5 (29.41%) Dell

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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (35.29%) MS Office
2 6 (35.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) SAN
1 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 5 (29.41%) Ethernet
2 5 (29.41%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) MPLS
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Power BI
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Support Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (35.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (11.76%) IT Support
7 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
7 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared Desktop Support
7 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Server Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
3 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (47.06%) MCSE
3 6 (35.29%) CCNA
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) MCSA
3 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) MCDBA
5 1 (5.88%) MCITP
5 1 (5.88%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) WSUS
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) HP
3 8 (47.06%) VMware
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco
5 5 (29.41%) Dell
5 5 (29.41%) Hitachi
5 5 (29.41%) IBM
5 5 (29.41%) Intel
6 1 (5.88%) Aruba
6 1 (5.88%) Cadence
6 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.88%) Google
6 1 (5.88%) Sophos