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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 113 95
Rank change year-on-year +17 -18  
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.22% 0.42% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.94% 1.45% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £350 £148
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +137.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £305 £283
% change year-on-year +3.27% +7.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 14
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year -24.98% +33.31%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 425 688 529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.47% 29.19% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 331 223
Median daily rate £438 £388 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -2.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 34
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing MCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Reading +9 4 - - 1
MCP
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) MCSE
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) HP
5 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
5 3 (37.50%) SLA
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (12.50%) CCNP
6 1 (12.50%) CCNA
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (12.50%) MCSA
6 1 (12.50%) MCDBA
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (12.50%) Marketing

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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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Service Desk Support
2 3 (37.50%) 1st Line Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Service Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Service Desk Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
1 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Business Development
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Coaching
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Presales
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) CCNA
5 1 (12.50%) CCNP
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (12.50%) MCDBA
5 1 (12.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) AirWatch
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco