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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
South East / Kent
Rank 28 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing MCP 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.47% 0.44% -
As % of the Qualifications category 23.68% 2.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £16.75 £14.28
% change year-on-year
-5.97% +17.31%

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
38 47 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.67% 20.61% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 24
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -57.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +100.00%

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 20 January 2017, 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server
3 13 (72.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 13 (72.22%) MCSE
3 13 (72.22%) Finance
4 12 (66.67%) VMware
4 12 (66.67%) Nessus
4 12 (66.67%) MCSA
4 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (66.67%) SolarWinds
4 12 (66.67%) MCITP
4 12 (66.67%) LANDesk
5 5 (27.78%) Server Patching
6 4 (22.22%) ITIL
6 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
7 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 3 (16.67%) Customer-Centric Approach
7 3 (16.67%) SLA
8 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 2 (11.11%) Thin Client
8 2 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
8 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
8 2 (11.11%) Fat Client
8 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (5.56%) Line 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 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) 3G
1 1 (5.56%) VPN
1 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
General
1 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
1 12 (66.67%) Windows Engineer
1 12 (66.67%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Server Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Applications Support
4 3 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 2 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Server Patching
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 3 (16.67%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Investment Management
5 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.56%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) MCSE
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (66.67%) MCITP
2 12 (66.67%) MCSA
3 1 (5.56%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (66.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (66.67%) LANDesk
2 12 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 12 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Bloomberg