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 24 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 449 440 366
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -74
Contract jobs citing MCP 184 177 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.72% 1.79% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 73 96
Median daily rate £300 £250 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £140 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £434 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £248 £230
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 53 55
Median hourly rate £18.60 £17.00 £17.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.41% -0.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £21.91 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.67 £15.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+39.77% -1.58%
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
10698 9908 9125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.43% 19.21% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6717 5990 5234
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 486 399
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.05 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 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
London +8 69 £338 +16.37% 31
South East -11 33 £294 +19.79% 26
East of England +25 26 £240 +37.14% 4
North East -29 19 £330 +3.52% 3
North West -7 17 £306 +40.80% 8
South West +9 11 £180 -37.39% 8
West Midlands -31 4 £125 -60.00% 2
Yorkshire -7 3 £124 -20.16% 7
East Midlands 0 2 - - 2
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for MCP.

1 232 (74.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 226 (72.67%) Microsoft
3 206 (66.24%) Windows
4 175 (56.27%) Active Directory
5 158 (50.80%) ITIL
6 136 (43.73%) MCSE
7 129 (41.48%) MS Office
8 98 (31.51%) MS Excel
9 90 (28.94%) Windows 7
10 81 (26.05%) Windows Server
11 70 (22.51%) SCCM
12 64 (20.58%) MS Exchange
12 64 (20.58%) Finance
12 64 (20.58%) VMware
13 61 (19.61%) Citrix
14 58 (18.65%) Cisco Certification
14 58 (18.65%) CCNA
14 58 (18.65%) MCSA
14 58 (18.65%) Degree
15 54 (17.36%) TCP/IP
16 53 (17.04%) Security Cleared
17 50 (16.08%) Blackberry
17 50 (16.08%) DNS
17 50 (16.08%) HP
17 50 (16.08%) LAN
18 49 (15.76%) Cisco
19 48 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
20 47 (15.11%) WAN
21 44 (14.15%) MCDST
22 41 (13.18%) Windows Server 2008

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 64 (20.58%) MS Exchange
2 27 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (5.14%) SharePoint
4 15 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (4.50%) IBM Notes
6 13 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (3.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (3.54%) IIS
8 8 (2.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.64%) CMS
9 2 (0.64%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.64%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.64%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.32%) Apache
10 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.32%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 129 (41.48%) MS Office
2 98 (31.51%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.25%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.32%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.32%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.64%) Eikon
2 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.32%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.32%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 40 (12.86%) Office 365
2 11 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.22%) Mimecast
4 8 (2.57%) OneDrive
5 7 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.25%) IaaS
6 4 (1.29%) SaaS
7 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.64%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.64%) PaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (17.36%) TCP/IP
2 50 (16.08%) DNS
2 50 (16.08%) LAN
3 47 (15.11%) WAN
4 34 (10.93%) DHCP
4 34 (10.93%) Firewall
5 30 (9.65%) Internet
6 22 (7.07%) Wireless
7 21 (6.75%) VPN
8 14 (4.50%) SAN
9 13 (4.18%) Ethernet
10 9 (2.89%) Kerberos
10 9 (2.89%) WLAN
11 8 (2.57%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (2.25%) Extranet
12 7 (2.25%) LDAP
12 7 (2.25%) X.500
13 6 (1.93%) IP Telephony
13 6 (1.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.61%) SQLPlus
7 3 (0.96%) MySQL
7 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.64%) MS Access
9 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.32%) OLAP
9 1 (0.32%) OLTP
9 1 (0.32%) Power BI
9 1 (0.32%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (2.25%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.61%) MSI
3 4 (1.29%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.64%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.64%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.64%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.64%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.32%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.32%) Subversion
5 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.32%) tSQLt
General
1 64 (20.58%) Finance
2 26 (8.36%) Legal
3 23 (7.40%) Law
4 11 (3.54%) Banking
5 7 (2.25%) Local Government
5 7 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.93%) Billing
6 6 (1.93%) Retail
7 2 (0.64%) Advertising
7 2 (0.64%) Back Office
7 2 (0.64%) Front Office
7 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.64%) Military
7 2 (0.64%) Publishing
7 2 (0.64%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 112 (36.01%) Analyst
2 52 (16.72%) Support Analyst
3 51 (16.40%) Desktop Support
4 49 (15.76%) Support Engineer
5 48 (15.43%) Service Analyst
6 45 (14.47%) Service Desk Analyst
7 31 (9.97%) Desktop Analyst
8 29 (9.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 28 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (7.72%) 2nd Line Support
11 18 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support
12 16 (5.14%) IT Support
12 16 (5.14%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (4.50%) Developer
14 13 (4.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 13 (4.18%) Desktop Engineer
14 13 (4.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 13 (4.18%) IT Analyst
14 13 (4.18%) IT Engineer
15 12 (3.86%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.14%) .NET
2 11 (3.54%) Middleware
3 8 (2.57%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.25%) HTML
4 7 (2.25%) Web Services
5 5 (1.61%) jQuery
6 3 (0.96%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.96%) Ajax
6 3 (0.96%) CSS
6 3 (0.96%) XHTML
6 3 (0.96%) XML
7 2 (0.64%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.64%) HTML5
7 2 (0.64%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1 (0.32%) CSS3
8 1 (0.32%) Velocity
8 1 (0.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 50 (16.08%) Blackberry
2 35 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (9.97%) Computer Science
4 27 (8.68%) Management Information System
5 18 (5.79%) AS400
6 13 (4.18%) PKI
7 12 (3.86%) Data Centre
7 12 (3.86%) NHS
8 11 (3.54%) Smartphone
8 11 (3.54%) User Experience
9 9 (2.89%) Mainframe
9 9 (2.89%) Mathematics
9 9 (2.89%) Tandem
10 7 (2.25%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.25%) Replication
11 5 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.29%) CMDB
12 4 (1.29%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.29%) iPad
12 4 (1.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 206 (66.24%) Windows
2 90 (28.94%) Windows 7
3 81 (26.05%) Windows Server
4 41 (13.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (12.54%) Windows XP
6 31 (9.97%) Linux
7 29 (9.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (5.79%) Apple iOS
10 17 (5.47%) Unix
11 16 (5.14%) Windows 8
12 13 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (4.18%) Windows 10
13 9 (2.89%) Solaris
14 7 (2.25%) Android
15 5 (1.61%) VMS
16 3 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (50.80%) ITIL
2 41 (13.18%) Service Management
3 30 (9.65%) Service Delivery
4 25 (8.04%) ITIL V3
5 23 (7.40%) Change Management
6 22 (7.07%) Problem Management
7 21 (6.75%) ITSM
8 16 (5.14%) Root Cause Analysis
9 15 (4.82%) Asset Management
9 15 (4.82%) Incident Management
10 14 (4.50%) Document Management
11 13 (4.18%) Configuration Management
11 13 (4.18%) Mentoring
12 12 (3.86%) Coaching
12 12 (3.86%) Patch Management
13 11 (3.54%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (3.54%) Change Control
13 11 (3.54%) Project Management
13 11 (3.54%) Validation
13 11 (3.54%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.29%) PowerShell
1 32 (10.29%) SQL
2 14 (4.50%) C
3 13 (4.18%) C#
4 9 (2.89%) Java
5 8 (2.57%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.25%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.29%) VB
8 2 (0.64%) C++
8 2 (0.64%) VBScript
9 1 (0.32%) PHP
9 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 232 (74.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 136 (43.73%) MCSE
3 58 (18.65%) CCNA
3 58 (18.65%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (18.65%) Degree
3 58 (18.65%) MCSA
4 53 (17.04%) Security Cleared
5 44 (14.15%) MCDST
6 36 (11.58%) SC Cleared
7 30 (9.65%) ITIL Certification
8 27 (8.68%) MCITP
9 23 (7.40%) MCTS
10 20 (6.43%) A+ Certification
10 20 (6.43%) CCNP
11 15 (4.82%) MCDBA
11 15 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (3.54%) CCA
12 11 (3.54%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (2.89%) DV Cleared
14 7 (2.25%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (12.86%) SLA
2 7 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.29%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 175 (56.27%) Active Directory
2 48 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (8.36%) XenApp
4 18 (5.79%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.57%) Firmware
5 8 (2.57%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (2.57%) vSphere
6 5 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.96%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.96%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.64%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.64%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.64%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.64%) UAG
8 2 (0.64%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 70 (22.51%) SCCM
2 24 (7.72%) SCOM
3 22 (7.07%) WSUS
4 12 (3.86%) OpenView
5 9 (2.89%) Backup Exec
5 9 (2.89%) HP SIM
5 9 (2.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 9 (2.89%) WMI
6 8 (2.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.29%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.96%) DameWare
8 3 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.64%) Sysprep
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.32%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 226 (72.67%) Microsoft
2 64 (20.58%) VMware
3 61 (19.61%) Citrix
4 50 (16.08%) HP
5 49 (15.76%) Cisco
6 20 (6.43%) Oracle
7 19 (6.11%) IBM
8 16 (5.14%) Red Hat
9 13 (4.18%) Lotus
10 12 (3.86%) Apple
10 12 (3.86%) CheckPoint
10 12 (3.86%) SAP
10 12 (3.86%) Symantec
11 11 (3.54%) Avaya
11 11 (3.54%) Dell
12 9 (2.89%) Becrypt
12 9 (2.89%) iManage
13 5 (1.61%) Google
13 5 (1.61%) Hitachi
13 5 (1.61%) Intel
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