Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 154 169
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15 -12
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.051% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.90% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Berkshire median daily rate £160 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.82% -15.38% +80.56%
South East median daily rate £363 £288 £294
% change year-on-year +26.09% -2.29% -21.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Berkshire median hourly rate - £16.00 £19.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.64% -10.93%
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £16.25 £21.33
% change year-on-year -20.00% -23.82% -1.02%

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 761 887 1,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.30% 22.08% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 412 568
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £194 £225 £250
90th Percentile £540 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 55 60
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.96% +8.00% -59.55%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.00 £38.90 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £39.50 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year +70.81% -15.91% -5.82%

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 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 23 October 2018. 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 -20 2 £160 -41.82% 2
MCP
South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) MCDST
2 1 (50.00%) Operations Management
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) GitHub

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) GitHub
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Microservices
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) MCDST
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft