The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 104 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -
Contract jobs citing MCP 9 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.68% 0.31% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 1.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £315 £315 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £315 £223
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +41.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.93%
MCP
England

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

Qualifications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
536 244 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 40.30% 25.26% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 147 168
Median daily rate £350 £348 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £535 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 31 16
Median hourly rate £26.88 £24.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.97% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £12.41 £15.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.05 £45.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in the North East

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the North East region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

MCP
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the North East region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
Tyne and Wear -28 9 £315 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 7 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 North East region with a requirement for MCP.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (64.71%) MCTS
4 9 (52.94%) DNS
5 8 (47.06%) Windows
5 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
6 6 (35.29%) Degree
6 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
6 6 (35.29%) ITIL
6 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
7 5 (29.41%) Kerberos
7 5 (29.41%) MCSE
7 5 (29.41%) MCDBA
7 5 (29.41%) LDAP
7 5 (29.41%) HP
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (29.41%) CCNP
7 5 (29.41%) CCNA
7 5 (29.41%) X.500
7 5 (29.41%) PKI
7 5 (29.41%) Replication
8 4 (23.53%) Middleware
8 4 (23.53%) Tandem
8 4 (23.53%) ITSM
8 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
8 4 (23.53%) AS400
8 4 (23.53%) SAP Security
8 4 (23.53%) Mainframe

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) Kerberos
2 5 (29.41%) LDAP
2 5 (29.41%) X.500
3 3 (17.65%) Firewall
4 2 (11.76%) SNMP
4 2 (11.76%) SSL
4 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) DTS
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Support Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
2 5 (29.41%) PKI
2 5 (29.41%) Replication
3 4 (23.53%) AS400
3 4 (23.53%) Mainframe
3 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 4 (23.53%) Tandem
3 4 (23.53%) User Experience
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) ITSM
2 4 (23.53%) Network Management
2 4 (23.53%) SAP Security
3 3 (17.65%) Content Management
3 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Validation
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (64.71%) MCTS
3 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
4 6 (35.29%) Degree
4 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) CCNA
5 5 (29.41%) CCNP
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (29.41%) MCDBA
5 5 (29.41%) MCSE
6 3 (17.65%) MCITP
7 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
7 1 (5.88%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) OpenView
2 2 (11.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) HP
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) SAP