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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 462 447 394
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -53
Contract jobs citing MCP 147 177 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.35% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.57% 1.70% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 92 138
Median daily rate £263 £330 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +69.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £550 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £315 £223
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +41.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 37 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.89 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £21.55 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
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
9382 10425 11010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.23% 20.51% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5862 6352 6284
Median daily rate £420 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £373
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 513 501
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +2 41 £160 -24.70% 14
South East -8 41 £320 -14.66% 23
East of England +24 25 £238 -17.74% 4
North West +7 11 £120 - 10
North East -28 10 £315 -
West Midlands -35 9 £320 +113.33% 3
East Midlands -6 5 - - 5
Yorkshire +9 4 £80 -74.60% 1
South West +10 3 £325 +23.80% 5
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 211 (70.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 209 (69.44%) Microsoft
3 184 (61.13%) Windows
4 183 (60.80%) Active Directory
5 125 (41.53%) MCSE
6 121 (40.20%) ITIL
7 106 (35.22%) MS Office
8 78 (25.91%) MS Excel
9 77 (25.58%) Windows 7
9 77 (25.58%) Windows Server
10 67 (22.26%) Cisco
11 65 (21.59%) Cisco Certification
12 64 (21.26%) CCNA
13 61 (20.27%) Citrix
13 61 (20.27%) Finance
14 60 (19.93%) Degree
15 56 (18.60%) VMware
16 54 (17.94%) MCSA
17 52 (17.28%) Security Cleared
18 49 (16.28%) DNS
18 49 (16.28%) Internet
19 48 (15.95%) SCCM
20 46 (15.28%) TCP/IP
21 45 (14.95%) Analytical Skills
22 42 (13.95%) Firewall
23 41 (13.62%) Windows Server 2008
24 38 (12.62%) Blackberry
25 37 (12.29%) Management Information System
25 37 (12.29%) Windows Server 2012
25 37 (12.29%) MCDST

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 27 (8.97%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.31%) IBM Notes
3 17 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (4.32%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.33%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.66%) IIS
7 5 (1.66%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.00%) Apache
9 3 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.66%) CMS
10 2 (0.66%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.66%) Kentico
11 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.33%) ThingWorx
11 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 106 (35.22%) MS Office
2 78 (25.91%) MS Excel
3 14 (4.65%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.33%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.33%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Eikon
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.30%) Office 365
2 22 (7.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.33%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.66%) Yammer
6 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 49 (16.28%) DNS
1 49 (16.28%) Internet
2 46 (15.28%) TCP/IP
3 42 (13.95%) Firewall
4 34 (11.30%) LAN
5 25 (8.31%) Wireless
6 24 (7.97%) WAN
7 22 (7.31%) VPN
8 20 (6.64%) Kerberos
9 19 (6.31%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (6.31%) Ethernet
10 18 (5.98%) LDAP
10 18 (5.98%) X.500
11 15 (4.98%) WLAN
12 14 (4.65%) DHCP
13 11 (3.65%) SAN
14 9 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (2.66%) NAS
16 6 (1.99%) Intrusion Detection
16 6 (1.99%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.66%) Big Data
4 5 (1.66%) MySQL
5 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.66%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.33%) DTS
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.33%) MS Access
7 1 (0.33%) OLAP
7 1 (0.33%) OLTP
7 1 (0.33%) Power BI
7 1 (0.33%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.00%) MSI
2 2 (0.66%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.66%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.33%) JIRA
3 1 (0.33%) Moq
3 1 (0.33%) NUnit
3 1 (0.33%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.33%) tSQLt
3 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 61 (20.27%) Finance
2 17 (5.65%) Retail
3 12 (3.99%) Legal
4 10 (3.32%) Local Government
5 7 (2.33%) Law
6 6 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.99%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.66%) Banking
8 4 (1.33%) Marketing
9 3 (1.00%) Automotive
9 3 (1.00%) Billing
9 3 (1.00%) German Language
10 2 (0.66%) Games
10 2 (0.66%) Publishing
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (25.25%) Analyst
2 52 (17.28%) Desktop Support
3 35 (11.63%) Support Analyst
4 32 (10.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (10.30%) Support Engineer
6 26 (8.64%) Service Analyst
6 26 (8.64%) Service Desk Analyst
7 21 (6.98%) Desktop Analyst
7 21 (6.98%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 20 (6.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (6.64%) Active Directory Engineer
9 19 (6.31%) Windows Engineer
10 17 (5.65%) Administrator
11 14 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
11 14 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
12 13 (4.32%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (3.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 12 (3.99%) Developer
14 11 (3.65%) Consultant
14 11 (3.65%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.65%) .NET
2 7 (2.33%) Middleware
3 5 (1.66%) HTML
4 4 (1.33%) jQuery
5 3 (1.00%) Ajax
5 3 (1.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.00%) LAMP
5 3 (1.00%) Web Services
5 3 (1.00%) XML
6 2 (0.66%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.66%) CSS
6 2 (0.66%) XHTML
7 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (0.33%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.33%) NHibernate
7 1 (0.33%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.33%) Velocity
7 1 (0.33%) WCF
7 1 (0.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.95%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (12.62%) Blackberry
3 37 (12.29%) Management Information System
4 28 (9.30%) Computer Science
5 23 (7.64%) PKI
5 23 (7.64%) Replication
6 20 (6.64%) NHS
7 17 (5.65%) Client/Server
8 15 (4.98%) Data Centre
9 11 (3.65%) Smartphone
10 8 (2.66%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (2.33%) Fat Client
11 7 (2.33%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.99%) Clustering
13 5 (1.66%) AS400
13 5 (1.66%) CMDB
13 5 (1.66%) Mainframe
13 5 (1.66%) Statistics
13 5 (1.66%) Tandem
13 5 (1.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 184 (61.13%) Windows
2 77 (25.58%) Windows 7
2 77 (25.58%) Windows Server
3 41 (13.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (12.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (11.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (7.64%) Windows 8
7 22 (7.31%) Apple iOS
8 19 (6.31%) Unix
9 18 (5.98%) Linux
10 17 (5.65%) Windows 10
11 15 (4.98%) Windows XP
12 7 (2.33%) VMS
13 6 (1.99%) Solaris
14 4 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (1.00%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.66%) Android
16 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (40.20%) ITIL
2 31 (10.30%) Change Management
3 28 (9.30%) Service Delivery
4 25 (8.31%) Data Analysis
4 25 (8.31%) Service Management
5 24 (7.97%) Validation
6 23 (7.64%) Problem Management
7 21 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
8 20 (6.64%) Incident Management
8 20 (6.64%) Time Management
9 18 (5.98%) Migration
10 17 (5.65%) Asset Management
10 17 (5.65%) Identity Management
11 15 (4.98%) Strategic Planning
12 14 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (4.32%) Line Management
14 12 (3.99%) Configuration Management
14 12 (3.99%) Project Management
15 11 (3.65%) System Testing
16 10 (3.32%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.63%) PowerShell
2 19 (6.31%) SQL
3 13 (4.32%) Java
4 11 (3.65%) C#
5 5 (1.66%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.66%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.00%) C
6 3 (1.00%) PHP
7 2 (0.66%) C++
8 1 (0.33%) VB
8 1 (0.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 211 (70.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 125 (41.53%) MCSE
3 65 (21.59%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (21.26%) CCNA
5 60 (19.93%) Degree
6 54 (17.94%) MCSA
7 52 (17.28%) Security Cleared
8 37 (12.29%) MCDST
9 34 (11.30%) MCTS
10 31 (10.30%) Citrix Certification
11 28 (9.30%) ITIL Certification
11 28 (9.30%) SC Cleared
12 27 (8.97%) CCA
13 26 (8.64%) A+ Certification
14 21 (6.98%) Network+ Certification
15 19 (6.31%) ACDT
15 19 (6.31%) ACHDS
15 19 (6.31%) ACTC
15 19 (6.31%) MCITP
15 19 (6.31%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.30%) SLA
2 6 (1.99%) ISO 9000
3 4 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 183 (60.80%) Active Directory
2 29 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.31%) Virtual Servers
4 13 (4.32%) Firmware
4 13 (4.32%) XenApp
5 9 (2.99%) vSphere
6 8 (2.66%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.66%) NDS
8 4 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.33%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 48 (15.95%) SCCM
2 23 (7.64%) SCOM
3 13 (4.32%) WSUS
4 10 (3.32%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (2.33%) Nessus
7 5 (1.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (1.66%) OpenView
7 5 (1.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (1.33%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.33%) WMI
9 3 (1.00%) DatAdvantage
9 3 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.00%) Puppet
10 2 (0.66%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.33%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.33%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 209 (69.44%) Microsoft
2 67 (22.26%) Cisco
3 61 (20.27%) Citrix
4 56 (18.60%) VMware
5 24 (7.97%) Apple
6 19 (6.31%) Lotus
7 17 (5.65%) HP
8 16 (5.32%) CheckPoint
8 16 (5.32%) Oracle
9 7 (2.33%) LANDesk
9 7 (2.33%) SolarWinds
9 7 (2.33%) Sophos
10 6 (1.99%) Forcepoint
10 6 (1.99%) Intel Security
10 6 (1.99%) SAP
11 5 (1.66%) Bloomberg
11 5 (1.66%) EPiServer
11 5 (1.66%) Novell
12 4 (1.33%) Google
12 4 (1.33%) Red Hat
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