The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK / England
Rank 480 451 400
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -51
Contract jobs citing MCP 93 153 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.33% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.59% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 77 105
Median daily rate £325 £330 £204
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +61.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £130 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £454 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £323 £241
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +33.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £22.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.90%

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

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
8418 9631 9391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.26% 21.04% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5341 5911 5560
Median daily rate £420 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 450 434
Median hourly rate £29.00 £36.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.54% +95.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in England

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in England

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in England

MCP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

MCP Hourly Rate Histogram in England

MCP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the England region over the 3 months to 23 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
London -3 41 £233 +36.76% 13
South East -17 22 £350 +1.44% 10
East of England +13 12 £300 +62.16% 9
North West +26 6 £120 -68.00% 5
West Midlands -15 5 £255 +70.00% 4
Yorkshire +2 3 - -
East Midlands +2 3 - - 1
South West +2 1 - - 6
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for MCP.

1 170 (70.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 163 (67.92%) Microsoft
3 151 (62.92%) Windows
4 148 (61.67%) Active Directory
5 108 (45.00%) MCSE
6 90 (37.50%) ITIL
7 70 (29.17%) Windows Server
8 69 (28.75%) MS Office
9 60 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 55 (22.92%) MCSA
10 55 (22.92%) Citrix
11 52 (21.67%) Cisco
12 50 (20.83%) MS Excel
13 48 (20.00%) VMware
13 48 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 47 (19.58%) Security Cleared
15 46 (19.17%) Finance
15 46 (19.17%) Cisco Certification
16 45 (18.75%) CCNA
17 41 (17.08%) Windows Server 2008
18 39 (16.25%) Internet
19 38 (15.83%) DNS
20 37 (15.42%) Windows Server 2003
21 36 (15.00%) Degree
22 34 (14.17%) TCP/IP
23 33 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
24 31 (12.92%) Firewall
24 31 (12.92%) Management Information System
24 31 (12.92%) SCCM
25 29 (12.08%) MCTS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 28 (11.67%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (6.25%) IBM Notes
4 12 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (4.17%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (3.33%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.08%) IIS
8 4 (1.67%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.83%) Apache
9 2 (0.83%) CMS
9 2 (0.83%) GroupWise
9 2 (0.83%) Kentico
10 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 69 (28.75%) MS Office
2 50 (20.83%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.83%) Eikon
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.42%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (9.58%) Office 365
3 11 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.92%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.25%) IaaS
5 3 (1.25%) Yammer
6 2 (0.83%) PaaS
6 2 (0.83%) SaaS
7 1 (0.42%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 39 (16.25%) Internet
2 38 (15.83%) DNS
3 34 (14.17%) TCP/IP
4 31 (12.92%) Firewall
5 26 (10.83%) LAN
6 23 (9.58%) VPN
7 19 (7.92%) WAN
8 18 (7.50%) Wireless
9 16 (6.67%) Kerberos
9 16 (6.67%) LDAP
9 16 (6.67%) X.500
10 15 (6.25%) Ethernet
11 12 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (4.58%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (4.17%) DHCP
14 9 (3.75%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (2.92%) Intrusion Detection
15 7 (2.92%) SSL
15 7 (2.92%) WLAN
16 6 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.08%) Big Data
3 5 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.83%) MySQL
7 1 (0.42%) DTS
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.42%) MS Access
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.25%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.42%) JIRA
2 1 (0.42%) Moq
2 1 (0.42%) MSI
2 1 (0.42%) NUnit
2 1 (0.42%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (19.17%) Finance
2 13 (5.42%) Retail
3 9 (3.75%) Legal
3 9 (3.75%) Local Government
4 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.67%) Marketing
4 4 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.83%) Automotive
5 2 (0.83%) Banking
5 2 (0.83%) Games
5 2 (0.83%) German Language
5 2 (0.83%) Law
5 2 (0.83%) Publishing
6 1 (0.42%) Advertising
6 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (23.75%) Analyst
2 43 (17.92%) Desktop Support
3 32 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 25 (10.42%) Support Engineer
5 21 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (8.75%) Windows Engineer
6 19 (7.92%) Desktop Analyst
6 19 (7.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 18 (7.50%) Active Directory Engineer
7 18 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
8 17 (7.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (7.08%) Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
9 16 (6.67%) Service Analyst
10 12 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 12 (5.00%) IT Support
10 12 (5.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
11 11 (4.58%) Consultant
12 9 (3.75%) Administrator
12 9 (3.75%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.75%) .NET
2 3 (1.25%) AngularJS
2 3 (1.25%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.25%) XML
3 2 (0.83%) jQuery
3 2 (0.83%) LAMP
3 2 (0.83%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.42%) Ajax
4 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.42%) HTML
4 1 (0.42%) Middleware
4 1 (0.42%) NHibernate
4 1 (0.42%) ODBC
4 1 (0.42%) SAML
4 1 (0.42%) WAP
4 1 (0.42%) WCF
4 1 (0.42%) Web Services
4 1 (0.42%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (12.92%) Management Information System
3 29 (12.08%) Blackberry
4 25 (10.42%) Replication
5 24 (10.00%) PKI
6 20 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 15 (6.25%) Client/Server
8 12 (5.00%) NHS
9 11 (4.58%) Clustering
9 11 (4.58%) Data Centre
10 9 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (3.33%) Fat Client
11 8 (3.33%) Thin Client
12 7 (2.92%) Smartphone
13 6 (2.50%) User Experience
14 5 (2.08%) CMDB
14 5 (2.08%) Statistics
15 3 (1.25%) Driving Licence
15 3 (1.25%) Enterprise Cloud
15 3 (1.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 151 (62.92%) Windows
2 70 (29.17%) Windows Server
3 60 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 48 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (17.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (15.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (9.58%) Windows 8
8 16 (6.67%) Apple iOS
8 16 (6.67%) Unix
9 13 (5.42%) Linux
10 12 (5.00%) Windows 10
11 6 (2.50%) Windows XP
12 5 (2.08%) VMS
13 3 (1.25%) Android
13 3 (1.25%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (37.50%) ITIL
2 26 (10.83%) Change Management
3 21 (8.75%) Problem Management
4 20 (8.33%) Validation
5 19 (7.92%) Migration
6 18 (7.50%) Incident Management
7 17 (7.08%) Configuration Management
7 17 (7.08%) Data Analysis
7 17 (7.08%) Service Delivery
8 16 (6.67%) Identity Management
8 16 (6.67%) Time Management
9 14 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (5.83%) Performance Monitoring
9 14 (5.83%) Service Management
10 12 (5.00%) ITIL V3
11 11 (4.58%) Line Management
12 10 (4.17%) Identity Access Management
13 9 (3.75%) Security Monitoring
13 9 (3.75%) System Testing
14 7 (2.92%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.17%) PowerShell
2 12 (5.00%) SQL
3 9 (3.75%) C#
4 7 (2.92%) Java
5 3 (1.25%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.25%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.25%) Python
6 2 (0.83%) C
6 2 (0.83%) PHP
7 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.42%) VB
7 1 (0.42%) VB6
Qualifications
1 170 (70.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (45.00%) MCSE
3 55 (22.92%) MCSA
4 47 (19.58%) Security Cleared
5 46 (19.17%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (18.75%) CCNA
7 36 (15.00%) Degree
8 29 (12.08%) MCTS
9 27 (11.25%) MCDST
9 27 (11.25%) MCITP
10 24 (10.00%) SC Cleared
11 22 (9.17%) Citrix Certification
12 21 (8.75%) A+ Certification
13 18 (7.50%) CCA
14 17 (7.08%) Network+ Certification
15 16 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (6.25%) ACDT
16 15 (6.25%) ACHDS
16 15 (6.25%) ACTC
16 15 (6.25%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.58%) SLA
2 4 (1.67%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 148 (61.67%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
4 11 (4.58%) XenApp
5 7 (2.92%) Firmware
5 7 (2.92%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.08%) NDS
6 5 (2.08%) vSphere
7 4 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.67%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.25%) UAG
9 2 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.83%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.42%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 31 (12.92%) SCCM
2 12 (5.00%) Nessus
3 11 (4.58%) WSUS
4 8 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (2.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (2.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (2.08%) Puppet
7 5 (2.08%) SCOM
8 3 (1.25%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.25%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.83%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.83%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.42%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.42%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.42%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.42%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 163 (67.92%) Microsoft
2 55 (22.92%) Citrix
3 52 (21.67%) Cisco
4 48 (20.00%) VMware
5 20 (8.33%) Apple
6 15 (6.25%) Lotus
7 12 (5.00%) LANDesk
7 12 (5.00%) SolarWinds
8 11 (4.58%) HP
9 8 (3.33%) Oracle
10 7 (2.92%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.50%) Forcepoint
11 6 (2.50%) Sophos
12 5 (2.08%) Novell
13 4 (1.67%) Intel Security
13 4 (1.67%) Wyse
14 3 (1.25%) Bloomberg
14 3 (1.25%) EPiServer
14 3 (1.25%) Polycom
14 3 (1.25%) Remedy
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