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 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 63 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.14% 0.76% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 2.80% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 11
Median daily rate - £413 £139
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +196.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £323 £220
% change year-on-year
-3.87% +46.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £21.55 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £16.75 £13.78
% change year-on-year
-5.97% +21.57%

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
233 250 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.87% 27.17% 28.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 144 126
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 9
Median hourly rate £43.28 £45.00 £27.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% +61.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.79 £18.00 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +110.81%

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 16 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCP.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Marketing
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (50.00%) Yammer
3 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Presales
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
4 1 (25.00%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Aruba
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
1 2 (50.00%) Yammer
2 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Management Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Support
1 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Presales
2 1 (25.00%) Software Asset Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Aruba
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Sophos
2 1 (25.00%) VMware