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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 473 446 371
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -75
Contract jobs citing MCP 154 165 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.34% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 1.74% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 63 91
Median daily rate £310 £263 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.09% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £375 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.01% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 55 68
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.73 £20.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+42.20% +9.09%
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
10468 9499 9456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.25% 19.30% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6576 5501 5604
Median daily rate £405 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £540 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 471 485
Median hourly rate £26.50 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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 25 May 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 May 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 May 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
South East +2 54 £350 +13.82% 17
London -30 29 £325 +44.44% 23
East of England +12 16 £141 -19.28% 5
North West -23 16 £340 +65.85% 6
West Midlands +1 13 £188 -42.30% 2
North East -40 12 £287 -9.96% 4
South West -2 9 £158 -20.75% 5
Yorkshire +2 3 £125 -0.99% 7
East Midlands +11 2 - - 1
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 209 (74.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 201 (71.28%) Microsoft
3 181 (64.18%) Windows
4 156 (55.32%) Active Directory
5 150 (53.19%) ITIL
6 120 (42.55%) MCSE
7 107 (37.94%) MS Office
8 91 (32.27%) Windows 7
9 76 (26.95%) MS Excel
10 69 (24.47%) Windows Server
11 68 (24.11%) MS Exchange
12 66 (23.40%) Citrix
13 65 (23.05%) SCCM
14 64 (22.70%) MCSA
15 62 (21.99%) Finance
16 59 (20.92%) Blackberry
17 57 (20.21%) Windows Server 2008
18 56 (19.86%) VMware
19 50 (17.73%) HP
20 47 (16.67%) DNS
20 47 (16.67%) Security Cleared
21 44 (15.60%) LAN
21 44 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
22 42 (14.89%) TCP/IP
22 42 (14.89%) Office 365
23 41 (14.54%) MCDST
23 41 (14.54%) Degree
24 39 (13.83%) WAN
24 39 (13.83%) Windows XP
25 37 (13.12%) Windows Server 2003

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 68 (24.11%) MS Exchange
2 28 (9.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (5.32%) IIS
4 14 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (4.96%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (3.90%) IBM Notes
7 10 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (2.13%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.71%) CMS
10 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.71%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.35%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 107 (37.94%) MS Office
2 76 (26.95%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.71%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.35%) MS Project
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.71%) Sage 1000
3 2 (0.71%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.35%) Eikon
4 1 (0.35%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.35%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (14.89%) Office 365
2 11 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.90%) Mimecast
3 9 (3.19%) IaaS
4 8 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.13%) OneDrive
6 5 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.42%) SaaS
8 2 (0.71%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.71%) PaaS
9 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (16.67%) DNS
2 44 (15.60%) LAN
3 42 (14.89%) TCP/IP
4 39 (13.83%) WAN
5 33 (11.70%) DHCP
6 25 (8.87%) Firewall
6 25 (8.87%) VPN
7 20 (7.09%) Wireless
8 19 (6.74%) Internet
9 16 (5.67%) SAN
10 11 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (3.55%) Ethernet
11 10 (3.55%) Kerberos
11 10 (3.55%) LDAP
11 10 (3.55%) X.500
12 8 (2.84%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (2.84%) VoIP
13 6 (2.13%) Extranet
14 5 (1.77%) VLAN
15 4 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.48%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.06%) MS Access
6 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.06%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.35%) OLAP
7 1 (0.35%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.35%) QlikView
7 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (2.48%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.71%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.71%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.71%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.71%) LoadRunner
2 2 (0.71%) MSI
3 1 (0.35%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.35%) Subversion
3 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 62 (21.99%) Finance
2 23 (8.16%) Legal
3 18 (6.38%) Law
4 9 (3.19%) Banking
5 7 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.77%) Advertising
7 5 (1.77%) Local Government
8 4 (1.42%) Back Office
8 4 (1.42%) Billing
9 3 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.71%) Front Office
10 2 (0.71%) Marketing
10 2 (0.71%) Military
10 2 (0.71%) Publishing
10 2 (0.71%) Retail
10 2 (0.71%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.35%) Electronics
11 1 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 102 (36.17%) Analyst
2 54 (19.15%) Desktop Support
2 54 (19.15%) Support Analyst
3 49 (17.38%) Support Engineer
4 45 (15.96%) Service Analyst
5 43 (15.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 34 (12.06%) Desktop Analyst
7 32 (11.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 22 (7.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 22 (7.80%) IT Support
9 20 (7.09%) IT Engineer
10 17 (6.03%) 3rd Line Support
10 17 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (5.67%) Service Desk Support
12 15 (5.32%) Desktop Engineer
13 14 (4.96%) Active Directory Engineer
13 14 (4.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 13 (4.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 13 (4.61%) Developer
15 12 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.90%) .NET
2 9 (3.19%) ASP.NET
3 7 (2.48%) Web Services
4 5 (1.77%) HTML
5 4 (1.42%) jQuery
5 4 (1.42%) Middleware
5 4 (1.42%) XML
6 3 (1.06%) CSS
7 2 (0.71%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.71%) ELK Stack
7 2 (0.71%) HTML5
7 2 (0.71%) ODBC
7 2 (0.71%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.35%) Ajax
8 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1 (0.35%) CSS3
8 1 (0.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (20.92%) Blackberry
2 24 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.09%) Computer Science
3 20 (7.09%) Management Information System
4 18 (6.38%) PKI
5 17 (6.03%) Smartphone
6 13 (4.61%) AS400
7 11 (3.90%) Mathematics
7 11 (3.90%) Replication
8 10 (3.55%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.13%) iPhone
9 6 (2.13%) User Experience
9 6 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.77%) NHS
11 4 (1.42%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.42%) CMDB
11 4 (1.42%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.42%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.42%) PMI
11 4 (1.42%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 181 (64.18%) Windows
2 91 (32.27%) Windows 7
3 69 (24.47%) Windows Server
4 57 (20.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (13.83%) Windows XP
6 37 (13.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (10.28%) Linux
8 23 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (6.03%) Windows 8
10 13 (4.61%) Windows 2000 Server
11 11 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (3.90%) Windows 10
12 10 (3.55%) Apple iOS
13 9 (3.19%) Unix
14 7 (2.48%) Android
15 5 (1.77%) Windows 2000
16 4 (1.42%) Windows Vista
17 3 (1.06%) Mac OS X
17 3 (1.06%) Solaris
17 3 (1.06%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (53.19%) ITIL
2 33 (11.70%) Service Management
3 28 (9.93%) ITIL V3
4 22 (7.80%) Problem Management
5 20 (7.09%) Change Management
5 20 (7.09%) Service Delivery
6 16 (5.67%) Incident Management
6 16 (5.67%) ITSM
7 15 (5.32%) Configuration Management
7 15 (5.32%) Mentoring
8 12 (4.26%) Coaching
8 12 (4.26%) PRINCE2
9 11 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (3.55%) Change Control
10 10 (3.55%) Document Management
10 10 (3.55%) Validation
11 9 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (2.84%) Asset Management
12 8 (2.84%) Migration
12 8 (2.84%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.51%) SQL
2 16 (5.67%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.26%) C
4 11 (3.90%) C#
5 7 (2.48%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.48%) VB
6 5 (1.77%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.06%) Java
8 2 (0.71%) VBScript
9 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 209 (74.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 120 (42.55%) MCSE
3 64 (22.70%) MCSA
4 47 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 41 (14.54%) Degree
5 41 (14.54%) MCDST
6 36 (12.77%) CCNA
6 36 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (9.93%) SC Cleared
8 22 (7.80%) MCITP
8 22 (7.80%) MCTS
9 21 (7.45%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (6.74%) A+ Certification
11 13 (4.61%) CCNP
12 12 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (3.55%) MCDBA
14 9 (3.19%) DBS Check
15 8 (2.84%) DV Cleared
16 6 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 5 (1.77%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.28%) SLA
2 4 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.71%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 156 (55.32%) Active Directory
2 44 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (12.41%) XenApp
4 23 (8.16%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.13%) vSphere
7 4 (1.42%) ISA Server
7 4 (1.42%) UAG
8 3 (1.06%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.71%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.71%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.71%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.35%) Firmware
10 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 65 (23.05%) SCCM
2 20 (7.09%) WSUS
3 10 (3.55%) Backup Exec
4 9 (3.19%) HP SIM
4 9 (3.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (3.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 8 (2.84%) SCOM
6 7 (2.48%) OpenView
7 6 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (1.77%) WMI
9 4 (1.42%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.42%) Sysprep
10 3 (1.06%) DameWare
10 3 (1.06%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.71%) Cacti
11 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.71%) Nagios
11 2 (0.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 201 (71.28%) Microsoft
2 66 (23.40%) Citrix
3 56 (19.86%) VMware
4 50 (17.73%) HP
5 33 (11.70%) Cisco
6 19 (6.74%) IBM
6 19 (6.74%) Symantec
7 14 (4.96%) Dell
8 13 (4.61%) Red Hat
9 11 (3.90%) Apple
9 11 (3.90%) Avaya
9 11 (3.90%) Lotus
10 10 (3.55%) Oracle
11 9 (3.19%) Becrypt
12 8 (2.84%) Hitachi
12 8 (2.84%) Intel
13 7 (2.48%) Intel Security
13 7 (2.48%) SAP
14 6 (2.13%) Remedy
15 5 (1.77%) iManage
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