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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 133 134 111
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -23
Contract jobs citing MCP 9 6 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.19% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% 0.69% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 24
Median daily rate £135 £288 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.04% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £146 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £318 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.67 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+35.40% +10.34%
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
1000 871 953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.21% 27.83% 32.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 518 620
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £525 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 48 55
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.91% +17.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.97 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +20.00%

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
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 June 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 June 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
Dorset - 5 £133 - 1
Somerset - 2 - - 3
Bristol +6 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £350 - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 11 (78.57%) ITIL
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Citrix
3 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
4 7 (50.00%) XenApp
5 6 (42.86%) MCDST
5 6 (42.86%) MS Office
5 6 (42.86%) SCCM
6 5 (35.71%) ITIL V3
6 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
6 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
6 5 (35.71%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
6 5 (35.71%) Finance
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco
7 4 (28.57%) MCSE
8 3 (21.43%) MCSA
8 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (21.43%) Apple
8 3 (21.43%) BMC
8 3 (21.43%) Remedy
8 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
8 3 (21.43%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (21.43%) Patch Management

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 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
1 2 (14.29%) VoIP
1 2 (14.29%) VPN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) BlackBerry Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Support
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Support
5 1 (7.14%) Database Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Deskside Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Smartphone
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
3 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL V3
3 3 (21.43%) Patch Management
3 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (14.29%) ITSM
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Software Deployment
5 1 (7.14%) Change Control
5 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (7.14%) Dependency Management
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Product Management
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (42.86%) MCDST
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (28.57%) MCSE
5 3 (21.43%) MCSA
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) CCNA
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
7 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
7 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 1 (7.14%) MCTS
7 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (14.29%) BitLocker
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (14.29%) UAG
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Citrix
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) Apple
3 3 (21.43%) BMC
3 3 (21.43%) Remedy
4 2 (14.29%) AppSense
4 2 (14.29%) Canon
4 2 (14.29%) NetApp
4 2 (14.29%) Sophos
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint