The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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 / Hampshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 121 114
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7  
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.054% 0.35% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.85% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 9
Median daily rate - £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £310 £263
% change year-on-year -11.29% +18.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £21.33 £13.00
% change year-on-year -32.02% +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 Hampshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 742 942 841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 39.72% 41.59% 36.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 626 456
Median daily rate £425 £388 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +7.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 25 29
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £19.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +109.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.38 £49.26 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +40.00%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Hampshire

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Hampshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Portsmouth - 1 - -
MCP
South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) X.500
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) LDAP
2 2 (50.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) MCTS
2 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Replication
2 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Contract Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Life Science
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) RFID
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Kerberos
1 2 (50.00%) LDAP
1 2 (50.00%) X.500
2 1 (25.00%) RFID
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Android Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
1 2 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Contract Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCTS
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP