The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 30 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 8 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.38% - 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.53% - 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £315 £223
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +41.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.93%
MCP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Qualifications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
34 26 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.35% 10.53% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 23
Median daily rate £380 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 6
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £35.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -51.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Kent region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Kent

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Kent region.

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 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 Kent region with a requirement for MCP.

1 10 (76.92%) Windows
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) MCSE
3 8 (61.54%) Finance
4 7 (53.85%) VMware
4 7 (53.85%) Nessus
4 7 (53.85%) MCSA
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (53.85%) SolarWinds
4 7 (53.85%) MCITP
4 7 (53.85%) LANDesk
5 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
6 3 (23.08%) SLA
6 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 3 (23.08%) Customer-Centric Approach
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
7 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
7 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
7 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
8 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (7.69%) Change Management

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) 3G
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
1 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Systems Engineer
1 7 (53.85%) Windows Engineer
1 7 (53.85%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Applications Support
3 3 (23.08%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
1 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
2 3 (23.08%) Customer-Centric Approach
2 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
4 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.69%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) MCSE
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) MCITP
2 7 (53.85%) MCSA
3 1 (7.69%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) LANDesk
2 7 (53.85%) SolarWinds
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Bloomberg