Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 101 119
Rank change year-on-year -26 +18 -28
Contract jobs citing MCP 7 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.31% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 0.82% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £105 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +269.05% -70.83% +105.71%
10th Percentile £188 £103 £273
90th Percentile £497 £142 £456
South East median daily rate £350 £320 £355
% change year-on-year +9.38% -9.86% +26.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £11.50 -
South East median hourly rate £16.12 £22.28 £21.28
% change year-on-year -27.67% +4.72% +25.15%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 495 490 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.77% 29.66% 20.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 342 314
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +6.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £241 £275 £213
90th Percentile £546 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £405 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +0.50% +0.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 11 8
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £13.59 £11.25 £12.17
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.75 £32.30
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £23.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.70% -36.11% +111.76%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 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
Milton Keynes -33 4 £451 +329.76% 3
MCP
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) Skype for Business
3 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) Skype
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
4 4 (57.14%) MCSE
4 4 (57.14%) HP
4 4 (57.14%) Service Management
4 4 (57.14%) Change Management
4 4 (57.14%) ITSM
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL V3
4 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (57.14%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (42.86%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (42.86%) Office 365
5 3 (42.86%) F5
5 3 (42.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (42.86%) ServiceNow
5 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
5 3 (42.86%) BIG-IP
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (42.86%) PowerShell

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 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
1 6 (85.71%) Skype for Business
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Skype
2 3 (42.86%) BIG-IP
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Communications Specialist
1 3 (42.86%) Messaging Specialist
1 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Smartphone
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
5 2 (28.57%) Android
5 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Change Management
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL V3
2 4 (57.14%) ITSM
2 4 (57.14%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
2 4 (57.14%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
3 2 (28.57%) MCSA
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) CCA
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
3 1 (14.29%) OVSD
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) F5
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) ServiceNow
2 3 (42.86%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix