The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Erskine with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 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)
Renfrewshire / Erskine
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 36 23
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Erskine - 2.92% 4.94%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.25% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £318 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £278 £263
% change year-on-year -0.90% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -12.85% +34.61%  

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 Erskine.

Academic & Professional Certification
Erskine
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 52 123 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Erskine 76.47% 89.78% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 93 46
Median daily rate £325 £375 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £271 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Erskine

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Erskine 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 Erskine

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Erskine

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Erskine region with a requirement for MCP.

1 3 (100.00%) LDAP
1 3 (100.00%) Kerberos
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) X.500
1 3 (100.00%) Replication
1 3 (100.00%) MCTS
1 3 (100.00%) PKI
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Erskine 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Kerberos
1 3 (100.00%) LDAP
1 3 (100.00%) X.500
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) PKI
1 3 (100.00%) Replication
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCTS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft