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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 485 428 381
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -47
Contract jobs citing MCP 136 174 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.34% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 1.76% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 74 92
Median daily rate £325 £250 £297
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -15.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £395 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.09% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 52 59
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £21.55 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £13.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+64.07% -5.45%
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
10681 9871 9924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.96% 19.49% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6763 5660 5722
Median daily rate £405 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 478 508
Median hourly rate £26.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 +5 60 £350 +13.82% 20
London -60 24 £325 +80.55% 22
North West -14 17 £301 +94.35% 1
West Midlands -3 11 £250 +131.48% 4
East of England -3 7 £107 -56.32% 5
North East -30 7 £240 -
Yorkshire +5 4 - - 10
South West -2 4 £153 -50.00% 1
East Midlands +5 2 - - 2
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 203 (70.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 193 (67.01%) Microsoft
3 171 (59.38%) Windows
4 150 (52.08%) Active Directory
5 139 (48.26%) ITIL
6 125 (43.40%) MCSE
7 92 (31.94%) MS Office
8 81 (28.13%) Windows 7
9 72 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 67 (23.26%) MCSA
11 66 (22.92%) Windows Server
12 64 (22.22%) MS Exchange
13 62 (21.53%) Security Cleared
14 61 (21.18%) Windows Server 2008
15 60 (20.83%) SCCM
15 60 (20.83%) VMware
16 56 (19.44%) Citrix
17 53 (18.40%) Blackberry
18 50 (17.36%) HP
19 47 (16.32%) Finance
20 46 (15.97%) DNS
21 43 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
22 42 (14.58%) Degree
23 41 (14.24%) TCP/IP
23 41 (14.24%) LAN
24 39 (13.54%) Office 365
25 38 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
25 38 (13.19%) SC Cleared
26 36 (12.50%) WAN
27 35 (12.15%) Windows XP

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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (6.25%) IIS
4 16 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (3.47%) IBM Notes
6 10 (3.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (3.47%) Skype for Business
7 8 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.35%) Apache
10 1 (0.35%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 92 (31.94%) MS Office
2 72 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.04%) Acrobat
5 3 (1.04%) MS Project
6 2 (0.69%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.69%) Sage 1000
3 2 (0.69%) 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 39 (13.54%) Office 365
2 15 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.82%) Mimecast
4 9 (3.13%) IaaS
4 9 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.39%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.69%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.69%) PaaS
7 2 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (15.97%) DNS
2 41 (14.24%) LAN
2 41 (14.24%) TCP/IP
3 36 (12.50%) WAN
4 32 (11.11%) DHCP
5 27 (9.38%) VPN
6 23 (7.99%) Firewall
7 21 (7.29%) Internet
8 19 (6.60%) Wireless
9 16 (5.56%) SAN
10 14 (4.86%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (4.17%) Kerberos
11 12 (4.17%) LDAP
11 12 (4.17%) X.500
12 8 (2.78%) Ethernet
12 8 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (2.78%) VLAN
12 8 (2.78%) VoIP
13 6 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.04%) MS Access
7 2 (0.69%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.35%) OLAP
8 1 (0.35%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.35%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.35%) QlikView
8 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (2.43%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.39%) MSI
3 2 (0.69%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.69%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.69%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.69%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.35%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.35%) Subversion
4 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (16.32%) Finance
2 16 (5.56%) Legal
3 13 (4.51%) Law
4 12 (4.17%) Banking
5 7 (2.43%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.74%) Advertising
7 4 (1.39%) Local Government
8 3 (1.04%) Back Office
8 3 (1.04%) Billing
8 3 (1.04%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Electronics
9 2 (0.69%) Front Office
9 2 (0.69%) Military
10 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.35%) Marketing
10 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 92 (31.94%) Analyst
2 51 (17.71%) Desktop Support
3 47 (16.32%) Support Analyst
4 45 (15.63%) Support Engineer
5 43 (14.93%) Service Analyst
6 41 (14.24%) Service Desk Analyst
7 30 (10.42%) Desktop Analyst
8 28 (9.72%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 24 (8.33%) IT Support
10 23 (7.99%) 2nd Line Support
11 21 (7.29%) IT Engineer
11 21 (7.29%) Service Desk Support
12 20 (6.94%) 1st Line Support
13 17 (5.90%) Active Directory Engineer
13 17 (5.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
15 14 (4.86%) Desktop Engineer
15 14 (4.86%) Developer
16 13 (4.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 12 (4.17%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.17%) .NET
2 10 (3.47%) Web Services
3 7 (2.43%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.08%) HTML
5 5 (1.74%) CSS
6 4 (1.39%) ELK Stack
6 4 (1.39%) Middleware
7 3 (1.04%) HTML5
7 3 (1.04%) jQuery
8 2 (0.69%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.69%) Ajax
8 2 (0.69%) ODBC
8 2 (0.69%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.69%) XHTML
8 2 (0.69%) XML
9 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.35%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.35%) JMS
9 1 (0.35%) SOAP
9 1 (0.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 53 (18.40%) Blackberry
2 27 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (8.68%) PKI
4 21 (7.29%) Computer Science
5 18 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 13 (4.51%) AS400
6 13 (4.51%) PMI
6 13 (4.51%) Replication
7 11 (3.82%) Data Centre
7 11 (3.82%) Mathematics
8 6 (2.08%) User Experience
9 5 (1.74%) CESG
9 5 (1.74%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.74%) iPhone
9 5 (1.74%) NHS
9 5 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.39%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.39%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.39%) Tandem
11 3 (1.04%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 171 (59.38%) Windows
2 81 (28.13%) Windows 7
3 66 (22.92%) Windows Server
4 61 (21.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (12.15%) Windows XP
7 31 (10.76%) Linux
8 28 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (5.21%) Windows 8
10 12 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (4.17%) Unix
10 12 (4.17%) Windows 10
10 12 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (2.08%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.74%) Android
12 5 (1.74%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.74%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.04%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.04%) Solaris
14 2 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (48.26%) ITIL
2 32 (11.11%) Service Management
3 21 (7.29%) ITIL V3
3 21 (7.29%) Service Delivery
4 20 (6.94%) Problem Management
5 19 (6.60%) Change Management
6 16 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 16 (5.56%) ITSM
7 14 (4.86%) Mentoring
8 12 (4.17%) Change Control
8 12 (4.17%) Coaching
8 12 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 12 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (3.82%) Project Management
9 11 (3.82%) Validation
10 10 (3.47%) Asset Management
10 10 (3.47%) IT Governance
10 10 (3.47%) PRINCE2
11 9 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.94%) SQL
2 13 (4.51%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.17%) C
4 11 (3.82%) C#
5 9 (3.13%) VB
6 8 (2.78%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.39%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.69%) Java
8 2 (0.69%) VBScript
9 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.35%) VB6
9 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 203 (70.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 125 (43.40%) MCSE
3 67 (23.26%) MCSA
4 62 (21.53%) Security Cleared
5 42 (14.58%) Degree
6 38 (13.19%) SC Cleared
7 35 (12.15%) CCNA
7 35 (12.15%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (11.81%) MCDST
9 19 (6.60%) MCTS
10 18 (6.25%) MCITP
11 17 (5.90%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (4.86%) PMI Certification
13 13 (4.51%) A+ Certification
13 13 (4.51%) DV Cleared
13 13 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (4.17%) DBS Check
15 10 (3.47%) CCNP
15 10 (3.47%) MCDBA
16 6 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.99%) SLA
2 3 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.69%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 150 (52.08%) Active Directory
2 43 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (10.07%) XenApp
4 28 (9.72%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.74%) ISA Server
6 5 (1.74%) UAG
6 5 (1.74%) vSphere
6 5 (1.74%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.69%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 60 (20.83%) SCCM
2 19 (6.60%) WSUS
3 11 (3.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (3.47%) Backup Exec
5 9 (3.13%) HP SIM
5 9 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 8 (2.78%) OpenView
6 8 (2.78%) SCOM
7 7 (2.43%) NetBackup
7 7 (2.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (1.74%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.74%) Sysprep
9 4 (1.39%) Cacti
9 4 (1.39%) DameWare
9 4 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.39%) Nagios
9 4 (1.39%) Puppet
9 4 (1.39%) WMI
10 2 (0.69%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.69%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 193 (67.01%) Microsoft
2 60 (20.83%) VMware
3 56 (19.44%) Citrix
4 50 (17.36%) HP
5 27 (9.38%) Cisco
6 23 (7.99%) Symantec
7 18 (6.25%) IBM
8 14 (4.86%) Dell
9 13 (4.51%) Red Hat
10 12 (4.17%) Oracle
11 10 (3.47%) Avaya
11 10 (3.47%) Lotus
12 9 (3.13%) Becrypt
12 9 (3.13%) Intel Security
13 8 (2.78%) Apple
13 8 (2.78%) Hitachi
13 8 (2.78%) Intel
13 8 (2.78%) SAP
14 7 (2.43%) AppSense
14 7 (2.43%) Remedy
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £10.86 - £15.48 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago