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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 467 439 394
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -45
Contract jobs citing MCP 154 181 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.36% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 1.89% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 73 110
Median daily rate £308 £270 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £148 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 53 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £21.55 £20.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £16.00 £14.67
% change year-on-year
+33.31% +9.06%
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
10507 9572 9493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.59% 18.83% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6651 5664 5598
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 481 441
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.18 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -1 44 £363 +25.00% 15
London -9 37 £325 +16.07% 22
North East -38 20 £320 +0.39% 2
East of England +15 18 £164 -6.57% 5
North West -22 15 £340 +61.90% 7
South West +7 9 £158 -45.21% 9
West Midlands -18 7 £110 -66.15% 2
East Midlands +7 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -1 2 £124 -45.00% 7
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 202 (75.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 187 (69.78%) Microsoft
3 183 (68.28%) Windows
4 146 (54.48%) Active Directory
5 137 (51.12%) ITIL
6 116 (43.28%) MCSE
7 110 (41.04%) MS Office
8 93 (34.70%) Windows 7
9 71 (26.49%) MS Excel
10 68 (25.37%) Windows Server
11 66 (24.63%) MS Exchange
12 57 (21.27%) SCCM
13 56 (20.90%) Citrix
14 55 (20.52%) MCSA
15 54 (20.15%) HP
15 54 (20.15%) Blackberry
15 54 (20.15%) Finance
16 51 (19.03%) VMware
17 50 (18.66%) Security Cleared
18 47 (17.54%) Degree
19 46 (17.16%) TCP/IP
19 46 (17.16%) DNS
19 46 (17.16%) LAN
20 42 (15.67%) Windows Server 2008
21 41 (15.30%) MCDST
21 41 (15.30%) WAN
22 40 (14.93%) CCNA
22 40 (14.93%) Cisco Certification
22 40 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
23 39 (14.55%) Office 365

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 66 (24.63%) MS Exchange
2 27 (10.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (4.85%) IBM Notes
5 12 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (4.10%) IIS
6 11 (4.10%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.49%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.75%) CMS
9 2 (0.75%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.37%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 110 (41.04%) MS Office
2 71 (26.49%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.61%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.75%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.37%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.37%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.75%) Eikon
4 1 (0.37%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.37%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.37%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 39 (14.55%) Office 365
2 10 (3.73%) Mimecast
3 8 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.61%) IaaS
4 7 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.24%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.49%) SaaS
7 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.75%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.75%) PaaS
9 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (17.16%) DNS
1 46 (17.16%) LAN
1 46 (17.16%) TCP/IP
2 41 (15.30%) WAN
3 32 (11.94%) DHCP
4 25 (9.33%) Firewall
5 22 (8.21%) VPN
6 21 (7.84%) Wireless
7 20 (7.46%) Internet
8 15 (5.60%) SAN
9 13 (4.85%) Ethernet
10 9 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (2.99%) Fibre Channel
11 8 (2.99%) Kerberos
12 7 (2.61%) LDAP
12 7 (2.61%) X.500
13 6 (2.24%) Extranet
13 6 (2.24%) VoIP
14 5 (1.87%) VLAN
14 5 (1.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.12%) SQLPlus
6 2 (0.75%) MS Access
6 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.37%) MySQL
7 1 (0.37%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (2.61%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.12%) InstallShield
2 3 (1.12%) MSI
3 2 (0.75%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.75%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.75%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.37%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.37%) Subversion
4 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.37%) TestDirector
General
1 54 (20.15%) Finance
2 23 (8.58%) Legal
3 19 (7.09%) Law
4 8 (2.99%) Banking
5 6 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.87%) Billing
6 5 (1.87%) Local Government
6 5 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.12%) Advertising
7 3 (1.12%) Back Office
7 3 (1.12%) Retail
8 2 (0.75%) Front Office
8 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.75%) Military
8 2 (0.75%) Publishing
8 2 (0.75%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.37%) French Language
9 1 (0.37%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 100 (37.31%) Analyst
2 50 (18.66%) Support Analyst
3 47 (17.54%) Desktop Support
3 47 (17.54%) Support Engineer
4 44 (16.42%) Service Analyst
5 42 (15.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 28 (10.45%) Desktop Analyst
7 26 (9.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 20 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (7.09%) IT Support
10 16 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (5.60%) Desktop Engineer
11 15 (5.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 14 (5.22%) IT Analyst
12 14 (5.22%) IT Engineer
13 13 (4.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 13 (4.85%) Developer
14 11 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (4.10%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.48%) .NET
2 9 (3.36%) ASP.NET
3 8 (2.99%) Middleware
4 7 (2.61%) HTML
5 6 (2.24%) jQuery
5 6 (2.24%) Web Services
6 4 (1.49%) CSS
7 3 (1.12%) Ajax
7 3 (1.12%) HTML5
7 3 (1.12%) XHTML
7 3 (1.12%) XML
8 2 (0.75%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.75%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (0.37%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.37%) CSS3
9 1 (0.37%) ODBC
9 1 (0.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 54 (20.15%) Blackberry
2 23 (8.58%) Management Information System
3 22 (8.21%) Computer Science
4 21 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (6.34%) AS400
6 13 (4.85%) PKI
7 12 (4.48%) Smartphone
8 11 (4.10%) Data Centre
8 11 (4.10%) Mathematics
9 10 (3.73%) User Experience
10 8 (2.99%) Mainframe
10 8 (2.99%) NHS
10 8 (2.99%) Tandem
11 7 (2.61%) Replication
12 6 (2.24%) iPhone
13 5 (1.87%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (1.49%) CMDB
14 4 (1.49%) iPad
14 4 (1.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 183 (68.28%) Windows
2 93 (34.70%) Windows 7
3 68 (25.37%) Windows Server
4 42 (15.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (13.81%) Windows XP
6 28 (10.45%) Linux
6 28 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (6.34%) Windows 8
7 17 (6.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (5.22%) Apple iOS
9 12 (4.48%) Unix
10 9 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (3.36%) Windows 10
11 8 (2.99%) Android
12 7 (2.61%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.49%) Solaris
14 3 (1.12%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.12%) VMS
14 3 (1.12%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (51.12%) ITIL
2 36 (13.43%) Service Management
3 24 (8.96%) ITIL V3
4 22 (8.21%) Service Delivery
5 19 (7.09%) ITSM
5 19 (7.09%) Problem Management
6 18 (6.72%) Change Management
7 14 (5.22%) Incident Management
7 14 (5.22%) Mentoring
8 13 (4.85%) Configuration Management
9 12 (4.48%) Coaching
10 11 (4.10%) Document Management
11 10 (3.73%) Change Control
11 10 (3.73%) PRINCE2
11 10 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (3.36%) Network Management
13 8 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (2.99%) Load Balancing
13 8 (2.99%) SAP Security
13 8 (2.99%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.96%) SQL
2 16 (5.97%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.85%) C
4 12 (4.48%) C#
5 9 (3.36%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.24%) Java
7 4 (1.49%) VB
8 3 (1.12%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.75%) VBScript
10 1 (0.37%) C++
10 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 202 (75.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 116 (43.28%) MCSE
3 55 (20.52%) MCSA
4 50 (18.66%) Security Cleared
5 47 (17.54%) Degree
6 41 (15.30%) MCDST
7 40 (14.93%) CCNA
7 40 (14.93%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (12.31%) SC Cleared
9 24 (8.96%) MCITP
10 22 (8.21%) MCTS
11 19 (7.09%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (6.72%) A+ Certification
12 18 (6.72%) CCNP
13 13 (4.85%) MCDBA
14 11 (4.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (3.36%) DV Cleared
16 7 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 6 (2.24%) DBS Check
18 5 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (12.69%) SLA
2 6 (2.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.75%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 146 (54.48%) Active Directory
2 40 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (11.19%) XenApp
4 21 (7.84%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.49%) vSphere
8 3 (1.12%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.75%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.75%) Firmware
9 2 (0.75%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.75%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.75%) UAG
9 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 57 (21.27%) SCCM
2 17 (6.34%) WSUS
3 11 (4.10%) OpenView
4 10 (3.73%) Backup Exec
5 9 (3.36%) HP SIM
5 9 (3.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (2.61%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (2.61%) SCOM
7 6 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (1.87%) WMI
9 3 (1.12%) DameWare
10 2 (0.75%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.75%) Sysprep
11 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.37%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 187 (69.78%) Microsoft
2 56 (20.90%) Citrix
3 54 (20.15%) HP
4 51 (19.03%) VMware
5 34 (12.69%) Cisco
6 20 (7.46%) IBM
7 17 (6.34%) Oracle
7 17 (6.34%) Symantec
8 14 (5.22%) Dell
9 12 (4.48%) Apple
9 12 (4.48%) Lotus
9 12 (4.48%) Red Hat
10 11 (4.10%) Avaya
11 10 (3.73%) SAP
12 9 (3.36%) Becrypt
13 8 (2.99%) Hitachi
13 8 (2.99%) Intel
14 6 (2.24%) Intel Security
15 5 (1.87%) 3PAR
15 5 (1.87%) Google
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