Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 July 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 111 124
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13 -23
Contract jobs citing MCP 18 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.84% 0.25% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.02% 1.01% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 8
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £500 £115 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +334.78% -71.25% +90.48%
10th Percentile £179 £106 £245
90th Percentile £550 £368 £426
South East median daily rate £338 £325 £285
% change year-on-year +3.85% +14.04% +28.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.35
% change year-on-year -24.99% -0.08% +35.54%

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 Buckinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 596 494 588
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 27.81% 24.61% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 344 348
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £411 £415 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.02% +8.56% +12.92%
10th Percentile £233 £244 £239
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £411 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.75% +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 10 18
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.70 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.65% -63.06% +183.33%
10th Percentile £13.45 £10.47 £18.28
90th Percentile £58.00 £39.25 £55.90
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +7.14%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Buckinghamshire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Buckinghamshire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCP in Buckinghamshire

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Buckinghamshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
Milton Keynes -4 16 £500 +334.78% 2
High Wycombe - 1 £100 -
MCP
South East

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) Active Directory
2 17 (94.44%) Citrix
2 17 (94.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (88.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (83.33%) ITIL
4 15 (83.33%) VMware
5 14 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (77.78%) Hyper-V
5 14 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (77.78%) Virtual Environments
6 13 (72.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (72.22%) SQL
7 12 (66.67%) HP
7 12 (66.67%) VMware Workstation
7 12 (66.67%) Service Management
7 12 (66.67%) ITIL V3
7 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
7 12 (66.67%) SC Cleared
8 11 (61.11%) Change Management
8 11 (61.11%) Linux
8 11 (61.11%) MCSE
8 11 (61.11%) Unix
9 10 (55.56%) ITSM
10 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
10 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
10 9 (50.00%) Skype for Business
10 9 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 8 (44.44%) Service Delivery
12 7 (38.89%) BIG-IP

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 9 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) BIG-IP
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) Skype
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (27.78%) Messaging Specialist
3 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 4 (22.22%) Support Specialist
4 3 (16.67%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (16.67%) Communications Specialist
4 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 2 (11.11%) Messaging Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Storage Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 14 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) CMDB
2 2 (11.11%) Handset
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.56%) Social Media
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (88.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (72.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (61.11%) Linux
4 11 (61.11%) Unix
5 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 1 (5.56%) Android
7 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) ITIL
2 14 (77.78%) Virtual Environments
3 12 (66.67%) ITIL V3
3 12 (66.67%) Service Management
4 11 (61.11%) Change Management
5 10 (55.56%) ITSM
6 9 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 8 (44.44%) Service Delivery
8 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
9 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
10 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
10 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
11 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
11 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (5.56%) Artificial Intelligence
11 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
11 1 (5.56%) Project Management
11 1 (5.56%) Time Management
11 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 11 (61.11%) MCSE
4 7 (38.89%) DV Cleared
5 4 (22.22%) MCDBA
6 3 (16.67%) MCSA
7 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (94.44%) Active Directory
2 14 (77.78%) Hyper-V
2 14 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (66.67%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) OVSD
2 4 (22.22%) SCCM
3 2 (11.11%) OpenView
4 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Citrix
2 15 (83.33%) VMware
3 12 (66.67%) HP
4 7 (38.89%) F5
4 7 (38.89%) ServiceNow
5 3 (16.67%) Apple
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) NetApp
6 2 (11.11%) Wyse
7 1 (5.56%) Kaspersky