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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 134 143 142
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.11% 0.095% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.29% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £325 £263 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -19.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £315 £223
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +41.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.93%
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
913 1019 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.25% 32.31% 31.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 646 623
Median daily rate £400 £385 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £507 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 61 74
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.93% +15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £17.35 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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
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 5 December 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 - 3 £325 - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 6 (75.00%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Skype for Business
4 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) MCSE
4 3 (37.50%) MCSA
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
5 2 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (25.00%) CommVault
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (25.00%) WSUS
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (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 (37.50%) Skype for Business
2 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) OLAP
1 1 (12.50%) OLTP
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) tSQLt
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Development DBA
2 1 (12.50%) ICT Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) ICT Support
2 1 (12.50%) ICT Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Technician
2 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) MCSA
3 3 (37.50%) MCSE
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (12.50%) CCA
5 1 (12.50%) CCNP
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) WSUS
2 1 (12.50%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SCDPM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) CommVault
5 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
6 1 (12.50%) Dell KACE
6 1 (12.50%) NetApp
6 1 (12.50%) Varonis
6 1 (12.50%) Wyse