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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 - 87
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCP 10 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.95% - 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.70% - 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
Median daily rate £500 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £310 £263
% change year-on-year -11.29% +18.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.33 £13.00
% change year-on-year -29.67% +64.07%  

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 370 266 317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 35.27% 24.84% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 178 183
Median daily rate £420 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +5.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.31% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 9
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -57.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.53% +44.44%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCP in Buckinghamshire

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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

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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 3 months to 24 April 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
Milton Keynes - 9 £500 -
MCP
South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Citrix
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
3 9 (81.82%) VMware
4 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
4 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
4 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (72.73%) SQL
4 8 (72.73%) ITIL
4 8 (72.73%) Virtual Environments
5 7 (63.64%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (63.64%) Hyper-V
5 7 (63.64%) ITIL V3
5 7 (63.64%) HP
5 7 (63.64%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (63.64%) Service Management
5 7 (63.64%) ITSM
6 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
7 5 (45.45%) Unix
7 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
7 5 (45.45%) Change Management
7 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (36.36%) ServiceNow
8 4 (36.36%) Skype for Business
8 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (36.36%) F5
8 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Monitoring

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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 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (36.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) BIG-IP
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (27.27%) Messaging Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Communications Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Support Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Deskside Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Deskside Support
3 1 (9.09%) Deskside Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Messaging Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) CMDB
2 2 (18.18%) Handset
2 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) Unix
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
1 8 (72.73%) Virtual Environments
2 7 (63.64%) ITIL V3
2 7 (63.64%) ITSM
2 7 (63.64%) Service Management
3 5 (45.45%) Change Management
3 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
6 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
2 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) DV Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) MCDBA
3 4 (36.36%) MCSE
4 3 (27.27%) MCSA
5 1 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (63.64%) Hyper-V
3 7 (63.64%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) OVSD
2 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Citrix
2 9 (81.82%) VMware
3 7 (63.64%) HP
4 4 (36.36%) F5
4 4 (36.36%) ServiceNow
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) Apple
6 2 (18.18%) Wyse
7 1 (9.09%) BMC
7 1 (9.09%) NetApp
7 1 (9.09%) Unisys