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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 454 526 395
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -131
Contract jobs citing MCP 172 125 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.24% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.71% 1.21% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 50 89
Median daily rate £278 £270 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £129 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 42 43
Median hourly rate £18.28 £14.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.16 £12.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.25 £21.55 £23.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+51.72% -13.43%
MCP
UK

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
10046 10356 10314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.43% 19.65% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6211 6293 5760
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 496 428
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.18% +19.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.71 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 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
London +30 72 £400 +60.00% 29
South East +36 43 £150 -60.00% 16
East of England +19 20 £248 +54.68% 5
North West +22 11 £125 +8.69% 9
North East -14 10 £330 +4.76% 2
South West +21 8 £250 -41.52%
West Midlands -23 4 £320 +6.66% 4
Yorkshire +2 3 £80 -30.43% 3
East Midlands -8 3 - - 6
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 England region with a requirement for MCP.

1 240 (73.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 233 (71.47%) Microsoft
3 216 (66.26%) Windows
4 190 (58.28%) Active Directory
5 152 (46.63%) ITIL
6 133 (40.80%) MCSE
7 132 (40.49%) MS Office
8 102 (31.29%) MS Excel
9 87 (26.69%) Windows 7
10 85 (26.07%) Windows Server
11 75 (23.01%) Finance
12 72 (22.09%) Degree
13 68 (20.86%) Citrix
14 67 (20.55%) SCCM
15 59 (18.10%) CCNA
15 59 (18.10%) Cisco Certification
16 58 (17.79%) VMware
17 56 (17.18%) Cisco
17 56 (17.18%) TCP/IP
18 51 (15.64%) MCSA
19 50 (15.34%) MS Exchange
19 50 (15.34%) Security Cleared
20 48 (14.72%) MCDST
21 47 (14.42%) Blackberry
22 46 (14.11%) DNS
23 42 (12.88%) Office 365
23 42 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
24 41 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
24 41 (12.58%) SLA
24 41 (12.58%) Internet

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 50 (15.34%) MS Exchange
2 26 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (6.44%) IBM Notes
4 19 (5.83%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (3.07%) IIS
8 9 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (2.15%) Skype for Business
11 5 (1.53%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.23%) CMS
13 3 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.92%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.61%) Apache
14 2 (0.61%) Kentico
15 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
15 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 132 (40.49%) MS Office
2 102 (31.29%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.76%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.31%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.31%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.61%) Eikon
2 2 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 42 (12.88%) Office 365
2 17 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.07%) OneDrive
4 6 (1.84%) Mimecast
5 5 (1.53%) IaaS
6 3 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.92%) Yammer
7 2 (0.61%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (17.18%) TCP/IP
2 46 (14.11%) DNS
3 41 (12.58%) Internet
4 37 (11.35%) LAN
5 34 (10.43%) Firewall
6 33 (10.12%) WAN
7 28 (8.59%) DHCP
8 22 (6.75%) Wireless
9 17 (5.21%) Ethernet
10 16 (4.91%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (4.29%) VPN
12 13 (3.99%) SAN
13 9 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (2.76%) WLAN
14 8 (2.45%) Extranet
14 8 (2.45%) Kerberos
15 7 (2.15%) NAS
16 6 (1.84%) IP Telephony
16 6 (1.84%) LDAP
16 6 (1.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.23%) MySQL
6 4 (1.23%) SQLPlus
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.31%) MS Access
8 1 (0.31%) OLAP
8 1 (0.31%) OLTP
8 1 (0.31%) Power BI
8 1 (0.31%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (1.84%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.92%) MSI
3 2 (0.61%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.61%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.61%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.61%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.31%) Moq
4 1 (0.31%) NUnit
4 1 (0.31%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.31%) tSQLt
General
1 75 (23.01%) Finance
2 23 (7.06%) Legal
3 20 (6.13%) Law
4 10 (3.07%) Retail
5 9 (2.76%) Local Government
6 6 (1.84%) Banking
6 6 (1.84%) Billing
7 5 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.53%) Marketing
8 4 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.92%) Automotive
9 3 (0.92%) German Language
9 3 (0.92%) Publishing
10 2 (0.61%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.31%) Back Office
11 1 (0.31%) French Language
11 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 96 (29.45%) Analyst
2 61 (18.71%) Desktop Support
3 49 (15.03%) Support Analyst
4 47 (14.42%) Support Engineer
5 36 (11.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 33 (10.12%) Service Analyst
6 33 (10.12%) Service Desk Analyst
7 27 (8.28%) Desktop Analyst
7 27 (8.28%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 22 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (6.44%) Developer
10 18 (5.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 17 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (4.60%) Administrator
12 15 (4.60%) Desktop Engineer
12 15 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (4.29%) Office 365 Engineer
13 14 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
14 13 (3.99%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.06%) .NET
2 10 (3.07%) ASP.NET
2 10 (3.07%) Middleware
3 7 (2.15%) Web Services
4 6 (1.84%) jQuery
5 5 (1.53%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.53%) HTML
5 5 (1.53%) XML
6 3 (0.92%) Ajax
7 2 (0.61%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.61%) CSS
7 2 (0.61%) LAMP
7 2 (0.61%) XHTML
8 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (0.31%) NHibernate
8 1 (0.31%) ODBC
8 1 (0.31%) Velocity
8 1 (0.31%) WCF
8 1 (0.31%) XMPP
8 1 (0.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.42%) Blackberry
2 42 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (11.35%) Management Information System
4 30 (9.20%) Computer Science
5 16 (4.91%) NHS
6 14 (4.29%) Data Centre
7 13 (3.99%) AS400
8 12 (3.68%) Client/Server
8 12 (3.68%) PKI
8 12 (3.68%) Smartphone
9 11 (3.37%) User Experience
10 8 (2.45%) CMDB
10 8 (2.45%) Mainframe
10 8 (2.45%) Tandem
11 7 (2.15%) Clustering
11 7 (2.15%) Fat Client
11 7 (2.15%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.84%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.84%) Replication
13 5 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 216 (66.26%) Windows
2 87 (26.69%) Windows 7
3 85 (26.07%) Windows Server
4 41 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (11.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (10.12%) Windows XP
7 28 (8.59%) Linux
8 25 (7.67%) Apple iOS
9 24 (7.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (4.91%) Unix
11 15 (4.60%) Windows 8
12 13 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (3.99%) Windows 10
13 9 (2.76%) Solaris
14 5 (1.53%) Android
15 4 (1.23%) VMS
16 3 (0.92%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
18 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (46.63%) ITIL
2 38 (11.66%) Service Management
3 36 (11.04%) Service Delivery
4 31 (9.51%) Change Management
5 29 (8.90%) Problem Management
6 21 (6.44%) ITIL V3
7 19 (5.83%) Incident Management
8 17 (5.21%) Asset Management
8 17 (5.21%) Validation
9 16 (4.91%) Configuration Management
9 16 (4.91%) Root Cause Analysis
10 15 (4.60%) ITSM
11 14 (4.29%) Data Analysis
11 14 (4.29%) Migration
11 14 (4.29%) Patch Management
11 14 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
11 14 (4.29%) Time Management
12 13 (3.99%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (3.99%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.27%) PowerShell
2 32 (9.82%) SQL
3 20 (6.13%) C#
4 15 (4.60%) Java
5 11 (3.37%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.76%) C
7 6 (1.84%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.61%) C++
8 2 (0.61%) PHP
8 2 (0.61%) VB
9 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 240 (73.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 133 (40.80%) MCSE
3 72 (22.09%) Degree
4 59 (18.10%) CCNA
4 59 (18.10%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (15.64%) MCSA
6 50 (15.34%) Security Cleared
7 48 (14.72%) MCDST
8 34 (10.43%) ITIL Certification
9 31 (9.51%) A+ Certification
9 31 (9.51%) SC Cleared
10 27 (8.28%) MCTS
11 20 (6.13%) CCA
11 20 (6.13%) Citrix Certification
11 20 (6.13%) MCITP
12 17 (5.21%) CCNP
13 14 (4.29%) ACDT
13 14 (4.29%) ACHDS
13 14 (4.29%) ACTC
13 14 (4.29%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (12.58%) SLA
2 7 (2.15%) ISO 9000
2 7 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 190 (58.28%) Active Directory
2 37 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (7.98%) XenApp
4 14 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.29%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (3.68%) Firmware
6 8 (2.45%) vSphere
7 4 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.61%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 67 (20.55%) SCCM
2 29 (8.90%) SCOM
3 25 (7.67%) WSUS
4 9 (2.76%) OpenView
4 9 (2.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (2.45%) WMI
6 7 (2.15%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (1.53%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.53%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.53%) HP SIM
8 5 (1.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.92%) DatAdvantage
9 3 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.61%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.61%) Puppet
11 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 233 (71.47%) Microsoft
2 68 (20.86%) Citrix
3 58 (17.79%) VMware
4 56 (17.18%) Cisco
5 40 (12.27%) HP
6 25 (7.67%) Oracle
7 20 (6.13%) Lotus
8 18 (5.52%) Apple
9 16 (4.91%) CheckPoint
10 15 (4.60%) Red Hat
11 12 (3.68%) IBM
12 11 (3.37%) SAP
13 8 (2.45%) Dell
13 8 (2.45%) iManage
14 7 (2.15%) EPiServer
14 7 (2.15%) Symantec
15 6 (1.84%) Avaya
15 6 (1.84%) Intel Security
15 6 (1.84%) Sophos
16 5 (1.53%) 3PAR
Morden, Surrey
Candidate Source
Rate: £16.86 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Rate: £20000 Per Annum 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £27,000 to £27,000 per annum Temp to Perm - Long Term
Posted: 5 days ago
Andover
Spectrum IT
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Southampton
Southampton Solent University
Rate: £35,609 -£41,255 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago