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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
South East / Kent
Rank 35 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Contract jobs citing MCP 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.21% 0.27% -
As % of the Qualifications category 13.64% 1.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £338 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £286 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.93% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £20.00 £13.06
% change year-on-year
-26.25% +53.19%

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
44 83 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.24% 22.13% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 60 23
Median daily rate £350 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Median hourly rate £27.38 £170.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.89% +750.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.40% +86.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 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
Gravesend - 1 £105 -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 (88.24%) Windows
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2012
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server
3 13 (76.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (76.47%) MCSA
4 12 (70.59%) SolarWinds
4 12 (70.59%) LANDesk
4 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (70.59%) Nessus
4 12 (70.59%) MCITP
4 12 (70.59%) MCSE
4 12 (70.59%) Finance
4 12 (70.59%) VMware
4 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) Server Patching
6 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
6 2 (11.76%) Fat Client
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) SLA
6 2 (11.76%) Thin Client
6 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (11.76%) Customer-Centric Approach
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.88%) MS Office

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 (5.88%) MS Office
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Windows Engineer
2 12 (70.59%) Systems Engineer
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Server Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.88%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.76%) Fat Client
1 2 (11.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Server Patching
2 2 (11.76%) Customer-Centric Approach
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
2 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
2 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) MCSA
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (70.59%) MCITP
2 12 (70.59%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (70.59%) Nessus
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) LANDesk
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
1 12 (70.59%) SolarWinds
1 12 (70.59%) VMware