Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 160 155
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5 +5
Contract jobs citing MCP 7 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.17% 0.19% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 0.74% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Berkshire median daily rate £288 £325 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.54% +75.68% +8.35%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £137
90th Percentile £390 £338 £444
South East median daily rate £275 £300 £375
% change year-on-year -8.33% -20.00% +63.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 16
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.06 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.21% -20.84% +26.24%
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £25.78 £21.00
% change year-on-year -37.94% +22.76% +25.37%

MCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 885 1086 1293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.53% 25.14% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 535 632
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £228 £249 £238
90th Percentile £588 £575 £531
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 58 98
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £38.75 £44.55 £47.88
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% +25.93% +58.82%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Berkshire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCP in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Berkshire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCP in Berkshire

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Berkshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +8 6 £275 -15.38%
Slough - 1 £300 -
MCP
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco
4 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (42.86%) SLA
5 3 (42.86%) MCSA
5 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) Apple
6 2 (28.57%) HP
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 2 (28.57%) Linux
6 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
6 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
6 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 2 (28.57%) MCDST
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (14.29%) IaaS
7 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) GitHub
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Service Desk Support
1 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 1st Line Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) IT Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support
2 2 (28.57%) Server Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Server Support
2 2 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
1 1 (14.29%) REST
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Microservices
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) MCSE
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) MCSA
3 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) MCDST
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) CCA
4 1 (14.29%) CCAA
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Docker
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
1 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Apple
4 2 (28.57%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) Canon
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) Forcepoint
5 1 (14.29%) MobileIron
5 1 (14.29%) Polycom
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec