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 30 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 106 66 51
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -15
Contract jobs citing MCP 22 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.35% 0.70% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 2.49% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 0
Median daily rate £330 £319 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.67 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+31.30% +10.00%
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
925 241 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 56.75% 28.29% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 129 100
Median daily rate £310 £340 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +7.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 26 9
Median hourly rate £28.00 £18.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -46.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.00 £12.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £30.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +12.50%

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 30 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

MCP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 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
Tyne and Wear -43 22 £330 +5.60% 3
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 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 North East region with a requirement for MCP.

1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (78.26%) Windows
3 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
4 14 (60.87%) Windows Server
5 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
5 13 (56.52%) MCSE
6 12 (52.17%) MCDBA
6 12 (52.17%) Oracle
6 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
6 12 (52.17%) CCNP
6 12 (52.17%) CCNA
6 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (47.83%) Management Information System
7 11 (47.83%) Degree
7 11 (47.83%) ITIL
7 11 (47.83%) Computer Science
7 11 (47.83%) User Experience
8 10 (43.48%) ITSM
8 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
9 9 (39.13%) OpenView
9 9 (39.13%) Linux
9 9 (39.13%) Middleware
9 9 (39.13%) Unix
9 9 (39.13%) SAP
9 9 (39.13%) DNS
9 9 (39.13%) MCTS
9 9 (39.13%) Tandem
9 9 (39.13%) Mainframe
9 9 (39.13%) AS400
9 9 (39.13%) SAP Security

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 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) DNS
2 8 (34.78%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) 3G
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) SNMP
3 1 (4.35%) SSL
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Office 365 Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Support Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) IT Support
4 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Computer Science
1 11 (47.83%) Management Information System
1 11 (47.83%) User Experience
2 9 (39.13%) AS400
2 9 (39.13%) Mainframe
2 9 (39.13%) Tandem
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows Server
3 9 (39.13%) Linux
3 9 (39.13%) Unix
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) HPUX
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 10 (43.48%) ITSM
3 9 (39.13%) Network Management
3 9 (39.13%) SAP Security
4 8 (34.78%) Content Management
4 8 (34.78%) Load Balancing
5 7 (30.43%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) People Management
7 2 (8.70%) Software Delivery
8 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
8 1 (4.35%) Case Management
8 1 (4.35%) Change Management
8 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
8 1 (4.35%) Project Management
8 1 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
3 13 (56.52%) MCSE
3 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
4 12 (52.17%) CCNA
4 12 (52.17%) CCNP
4 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (52.17%) MCDBA
5 11 (47.83%) Degree
6 9 (39.13%) MCTS
7 8 (34.78%) MCITP
8 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
8 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (4.35%) CCA
8 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (4.35%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Firmware
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) OpenView
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.35%) OVSD
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
1 12 (52.17%) Oracle
2 9 (39.13%) SAP
3 7 (30.43%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) AppSense
5 1 (4.35%) ThinPrint
5 1 (4.35%) VMware