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 19 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK / England
Rank 478 477 415
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -62
Contract jobs citing MCP 83 134 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.28% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 1.32% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 69 104
Median daily rate £338 £213 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.82% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £286 £276
% change year-on-year
+13.53% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 35
Median hourly rate £14.04 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.02% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £22.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £18.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +38.88%

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
8516 10136 9582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.71% 21.32% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5443 6336 5574
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 411 456
Median hourly rate £30.91 £35.80 £20.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.65% +70.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 19 February 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
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 19 February 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 -2 35 £363 +116.41% 7
South East -1 23 £325 -1.51% 12
East of England +12 7 £375 +102.70% 8
North West +27 6 £130 -59.21% 6
Yorkshire +18 4 - -
East Midlands +3 4 £375 - 3
West Midlands +3 3 £125 -16.66%
South West +6 1 - - 3
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 (72.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 152 (64.68%) Microsoft
3 146 (62.13%) Windows
3 146 (62.13%) Active Directory
4 107 (45.53%) MCSE
5 93 (39.57%) ITIL
6 70 (29.79%) Windows Server
7 63 (26.81%) MS Office
8 55 (23.40%) Citrix
9 53 (22.55%) MCSA
10 52 (22.13%) Windows 7
11 51 (21.70%) Security Cleared
11 51 (21.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 50 (21.28%) VMware
13 46 (19.57%) Cisco
14 45 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 43 (18.30%) Finance
16 42 (17.87%) MS Excel
17 38 (16.17%) Cisco Certification
18 37 (15.74%) CCNA
19 36 (15.32%) MCTS
20 35 (14.89%) MCITP
20 35 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
20 35 (14.89%) Internet
21 34 (14.47%) Windows Server 2003
21 34 (14.47%) DNS
21 34 (14.47%) Degree
22 29 (12.34%) SCCM
22 29 (12.34%) LAN
22 29 (12.34%) Management Information System

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 (11.91%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (5.53%) IBM Notes
4 13 (5.53%) Skype for Business
5 10 (4.26%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.13%) IIS
7 5 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.70%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.85%) Apache
9 2 (0.85%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.85%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.43%) Confluence
10 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 63 (26.81%) MS Office
2 42 (17.87%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.55%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.85%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (10.21%) Office 365
3 9 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.98%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.70%) IaaS
7 3 (1.28%) Yammer
8 2 (0.85%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.85%) PaaS
8 2 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.89%) Internet
2 34 (14.47%) DNS
3 29 (12.34%) LAN
4 27 (11.49%) Firewall
4 27 (11.49%) TCP/IP
5 23 (9.79%) VPN
5 23 (9.79%) WAN
6 16 (6.81%) Kerberos
6 16 (6.81%) LDAP
6 16 (6.81%) Wireless
6 16 (6.81%) X.500
7 13 (5.53%) Ethernet
8 11 (4.68%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (4.26%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (3.40%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (3.40%) DHCP
11 7 (2.98%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (2.98%) SSL
11 7 (2.98%) VoIP
11 7 (2.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.13%) Big Data
5 4 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.85%) MySQL
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.43%) DTS
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.13%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.85%) JIRA
3 1 (0.43%) Moq
3 1 (0.43%) MSI
3 1 (0.43%) NUnit
3 1 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.43%) Subversion
3 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (18.30%) Finance
2 13 (5.53%) Retail
3 8 (3.40%) Legal
4 7 (2.98%) Local Government
5 4 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.28%) Marketing
7 2 (0.85%) Banking
7 2 (0.85%) Games
7 2 (0.85%) Publishing
7 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (27.66%) Analyst
2 40 (17.02%) Support Analyst
3 39 (16.60%) Desktop Support
4 25 (10.64%) Support Engineer
5 23 (9.79%) Desktop Analyst
5 23 (9.79%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 20 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (8.51%) Windows Engineer
7 19 (8.09%) Active Directory Engineer
8 17 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (7.23%) Service Desk Analyst
8 17 (7.23%) Systems Engineer
9 16 (6.81%) Service Analyst
10 14 (5.96%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (5.11%) Windows Systems Engineer
12 11 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 11 (4.68%) Consultant
12 11 (4.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 11 (4.68%) IT Support
13 10 (4.26%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.40%) .NET
2 2 (0.85%) Ajax
2 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (0.85%) LAMP
2 2 (0.85%) Middleware
2 2 (0.85%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.85%) WCF
2 2 (0.85%) Web Services
3 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (0.43%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.43%) JSON
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 1 (0.43%) NHibernate
3 1 (0.43%) Node.js
3 1 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (12.34%) Management Information System
3 25 (10.64%) PKI
3 25 (10.64%) Replication
4 23 (9.79%) Blackberry
5 20 (8.51%) Computer Science
6 13 (5.53%) Client/Server
6 13 (5.53%) NHS
7 12 (5.11%) Clustering
8 10 (4.26%) Data Centre
9 8 (3.40%) Fat Client
9 8 (3.40%) Thin Client
9 8 (3.40%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (2.55%) CMDB
10 6 (2.55%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (2.55%) User Experience
11 5 (2.13%) iPad
11 5 (2.13%) Smartphone
11 5 (2.13%) Statistics
12 4 (1.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 146 (62.13%) Windows
2 70 (29.79%) Windows Server
3 52 (22.13%) Windows 7
4 51 (21.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (14.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (9.36%) Windows 8
8 19 (8.09%) Unix
9 17 (7.23%) Linux
10 13 (5.53%) Apple iOS
11 11 (4.68%) Windows 10
12 5 (2.13%) VMS
12 5 (2.13%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.70%) Android
14 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.85%) Solaris
15 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (39.57%) ITIL
2 25 (10.64%) Change Management
3 23 (9.79%) Incident Management
4 20 (8.51%) Problem Management
5 19 (8.09%) Configuration Management
6 18 (7.66%) Service Management
6 18 (7.66%) Validation
7 16 (6.81%) Migration
7 16 (6.81%) Time Management
8 15 (6.38%) ITIL V3
9 14 (5.96%) Identity Management
9 14 (5.96%) Service Delivery
10 13 (5.53%) Data Analysis
10 13 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (4.26%) Identity Access Management
11 10 (4.26%) Line Management
11 10 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (3.83%) Security Monitoring
13 8 (3.40%) Coaching
13 8 (3.40%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.09%) PowerShell
2 12 (5.11%) SQL
3 8 (3.40%) C#
4 5 (2.13%) Java
5 4 (1.70%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.70%) Python
6 3 (1.28%) C
6 3 (1.28%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.85%) PHP
8 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.43%) VB
8 1 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 170 (72.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 107 (45.53%) MCSE
3 53 (22.55%) MCSA
4 51 (21.70%) Security Cleared
5 38 (16.17%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (15.74%) CCNA
7 36 (15.32%) MCTS
8 35 (14.89%) MCITP
9 34 (14.47%) Degree
10 27 (11.49%) SC Cleared
11 24 (10.21%) MCDST
12 22 (9.36%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (7.66%) A+ Certification
14 17 (7.23%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (6.38%) Network+ Certification
16 13 (5.53%) ACDT
16 13 (5.53%) ACHDS
16 13 (5.53%) ACTC
16 13 (5.53%) CCA
16 13 (5.53%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.21%) SLA
2 2 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 146 (62.13%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.53%) Virtual Servers
4 8 (3.40%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.40%) XenApp
5 6 (2.55%) Firmware
6 5 (2.13%) NDS
7 4 (1.70%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.70%) UAG
8 3 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.28%) vSphere
9 2 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.43%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 29 (12.34%) SCCM
2 12 (5.11%) Nessus
3 10 (4.26%) WSUS
4 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (2.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (2.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (2.55%) Puppet
7 4 (1.70%) SCOM
8 3 (1.28%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.28%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.85%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.43%) DameWare
10 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.43%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 152 (64.68%) Microsoft
2 55 (23.40%) Citrix
3 50 (21.28%) VMware
4 46 (19.57%) Cisco
5 21 (8.94%) Apple
6 13 (5.53%) Lotus
7 12 (5.11%) HP
7 12 (5.11%) LANDesk
7 12 (5.11%) SolarWinds
8 7 (2.98%) Oracle
8 7 (2.98%) Remedy
9 6 (2.55%) BMC
9 6 (2.55%) Forcepoint
9 6 (2.55%) ServiceNow
9 6 (2.55%) Sophos
10 5 (2.13%) Novell
10 5 (2.13%) Wyse
11 4 (1.70%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.28%) Intel Security
12 3 (1.28%) Varonis
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