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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 132 149 136
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Contract jobs citing MCP 7 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.090% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.30% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Median daily rate £250 £393 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.30% +93.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £269 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £449 £294
UK excluding London median daily rate £268 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.83% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.57 £14.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+0.44% -13.43%
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 South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
823 1002 1041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.38% 30.21% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 617 691
Median daily rate £375 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 67 40
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
Bristol - 5 £250 -
Somerset - 1 £290 - 2
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 South West region with a requirement for MCP.

1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 11 (68.75%) Citrix
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) ITIL
5 7 (43.75%) MCSE
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (37.50%) XenApp
6 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
7 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) SCCM
7 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
7 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (31.25%) Blackberry
7 5 (31.25%) VMware
8 4 (25.00%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (25.00%) MCSA
8 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (25.00%) MS Office
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco
8 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 4 (25.00%) MCDST
8 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
9 3 (18.75%) CCNA
9 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification

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 4 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
1 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) OLAP
1 1 (6.25%) OLTP
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) tSQLt
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Local Government
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Deskside Support
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Development DBA
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) NHS Programme Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Blackberry
2 2 (12.50%) Smartphone
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 2 (12.50%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.25%) Dependency Management
4 1 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (43.75%) MCSE
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) MCDST
4 4 (25.00%) MCSA
5 3 (18.75%) CCNA
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (6.25%) CCA
6 1 (6.25%) CCNP
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (6.25%) Degree
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) XenApp
3 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) WSUS
3 1 (6.25%) DatAdvantage
3 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (6.25%) SCDPM
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Citrix
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (12.50%) Apple
5 2 (12.50%) BMC
5 2 (12.50%) CommVault
5 2 (12.50%) Intel Security
5 2 (12.50%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) Remedy
6 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.25%) Dell KACE
6 1 (6.25%) Varonis
6 1 (6.25%) Wyse