The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK / Wales
Rank - 67 54
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 0.17% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.69% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 11
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £323 £241
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +33.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.90%

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

Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
228 144 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 36.13% 24.87% 33.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 110 114
Median daily rate £400 £318 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.98% -29.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £138 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 12
Median hourly rate £46.00 £47.00 £15.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% +194.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £25.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.03 £24.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Wales

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wales region with a requirement for MCP.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) MCSD
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (50.00%) arcserve
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SSIS Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Wintel Support
1 1 (50.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) MCSD
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (50.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) arcserve
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) VMware