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 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 70 69 79
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.55% 0.20% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.52% 0.89% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Median daily rate £500 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £450 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £296 £290
% change year-on-year
-7.17% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £18.75 £13.06
% change year-on-year
-21.33% +43.62%

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
330 225 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 36.18% 22.30% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 139 154
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 18
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -21.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +84.44%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 March 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 - 4 £500 -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (71.43%) Citrix
4 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (57.14%) MCSE
4 4 (57.14%) Unix
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (42.86%) Service Management
5 3 (42.86%) ITSM
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) HP
5 3 (42.86%) Linux
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) MS Office
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (42.86%) F5
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (42.86%) ServiceNow
5 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
5 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (42.86%) PowerShell

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 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) BIG-IP
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Messaging Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Communications Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Deskside Support
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Deskside Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Deskside Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Deskside Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) CMDB
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Handset
2 2 (28.57%) Smartphone
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
1 3 (42.86%) ITSM
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
1 3 (42.86%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
5 1 (14.29%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) F5
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) ServiceNow
4 2 (28.57%) Apple
4 2 (28.57%) Wyse
5 1 (14.29%) BMC
5 1 (14.29%) Unisys