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 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / South West
Rank 132 142 129
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.039% 0.067% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.20% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 12
Median daily rate - £194 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £16.75 £14.28
% change year-on-year
-5.97% +17.31%

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
866 1011 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.55% 33.79% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 643 554
Median daily rate £413 £385 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 81 57
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.93% +11.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £45.54 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +100.00%

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 20 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 South West region with a requirement for MCP.

1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Skype for Business
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) MCSE
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) WSUS
5 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
5 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (33.33%) Change Management
5 2 (33.33%) CommVault
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) XenApp
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (16.67%) Dell KACE
6 1 (16.67%) SCDPM

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 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) ICT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) ICT Support
2 1 (16.67%) ICT Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CCA
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (16.67%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (16.67%) SCDPM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) CommVault
3 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
4 1 (16.67%) Dell KACE
4 1 (16.67%) Varonis
4 1 (16.67%) Wyse
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