The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 73 69 70
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.12% 0.51% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 2.51% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 10
Median daily rate - £263 £259
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £220
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.50 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.75 £14.28
% change year-on-year
-7.46% +17.31%

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

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
284 199 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 33.37% 20.24% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 116 139
Median daily rate £440 £401 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.86% +14.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £218 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 30
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +34.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.67 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 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
Milton Keynes +7 1 - -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (50.00%) German Language
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Automotive
3 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) B2C
3 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Email Filtering
3 2 (50.00%) Web Filtering
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Unisys
4 1 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (25.00%) BMC
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (50.00%) Automotive
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) German Language
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Deskside Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Deskside Support
2 1 (25.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) B2C
1 2 (50.00%) Email Filtering
1 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (50.00%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) BMC
2 1 (25.00%) Unisys
2 1 (25.00%) VMware