The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 28 40 47
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +7
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.92% 0.88% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 2.97% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £319 £563 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +368.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £14.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+26.08% -13.43%
MCP
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Qualifications Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
64 101 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 29.49% 29.62% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 82 59
Median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £401 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 10
Median hourly rate £12.38 £37.96 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.38% +40.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £17.20 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £48.23 £36.60
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 Southampton

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 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 Southampton region with a requirement for MCP.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Thin Client
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Wyse
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
2 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Varonis
2 2 (66.67%) DatAdvantage
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (66.67%) Failover Clustering

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
1 2 (66.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (66.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CCSE
1 1 (33.33%) CEH
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) RHCSA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) DatAdvantage
1 2 (66.67%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (66.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Varonis
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Wyse
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat