The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / South West
Rank 137 133 131
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.037% 0.14% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.40% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 15
Median daily rate - £125 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -60.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £286 £276
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +3.61%
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 South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
880 1002 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.57% 34.12% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 634 594
Median daily rate £410 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% -9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 63 41
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +4.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £49.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region with a requirement for MCP.

1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) WSUS
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) CommVault
3 2 (50.00%) Intel Security
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (25.00%) SCOM
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Wyse
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (75.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365 Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) WSUS
2 1 (25.00%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) CommVault
2 2 (50.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Varonis
3 1 (25.00%) Wyse