The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 61 61 62
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.61% 1.09% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.04% 3.50% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £325 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £248 £230
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 3
Median hourly rate £22.70 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.31% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.67 £15.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+39.77% -1.58%
MCP
Berkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
245 286 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.06% 31.05% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 142 132
Median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 6
Median hourly rate £24.06 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCP.

1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 11 (73.33%) HP
3 11 (73.33%) Windows Server
4 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (46.67%) VMware
5 7 (46.67%) MCSE
6 6 (40.00%) MS Office
6 6 (40.00%) ITIL
6 6 (40.00%) MS Visio
6 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (40.00%) SLA
6 6 (40.00%) SAN
6 6 (40.00%) WSUS
6 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
6 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (33.33%) Ethernet
7 5 (33.33%) Firewall
7 5 (33.33%) Hitachi
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco
7 5 (33.33%) IBM
7 5 (33.33%) CCNA
7 5 (33.33%) Dell
7 5 (33.33%) Intel
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (33.33%) MCSA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (40.00%) MS Office
1 6 (40.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) SAN
1 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 5 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) MPLS
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Power BI
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Support Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
4 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (46.67%) MCSE
3 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) CCNA
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (33.33%) MCSA
4 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) HP
3 7 (46.67%) VMware
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco
4 5 (33.33%) Dell
4 5 (33.33%) Hitachi
4 5 (33.33%) IBM
4 5 (33.33%) Intel
5 1 (6.67%) Aruba
5 1 (6.67%) Cadence
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Sophos