The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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 / Kent
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 62 -
Rank change year-on-year +17 -  
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.66% 0.21% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% 1.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £105 - -
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 Kent.

Academic & Professional Certification
Kent
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 66 87 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 21.71% 18.55% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 62 12
Median daily rate £338 £240 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.62% -31.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £167 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.44% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 5
Median hourly rate £27.38 £170.00 £37.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -83.89% +351.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.52 £170.00 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £170.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Kent

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Kent

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 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
Gravesend - 1 £105 -
MCP
South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 Kent region with a requirement for MCP.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) MCSA
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) MCSE
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) MCITP
3 7 (77.78%) Finance
3 7 (77.78%) Nessus
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (77.78%) SolarWinds
3 7 (77.78%) LANDesk
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
4 5 (55.56%) Server Patching
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (11.11%) SCCM
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 5 (55.56%) Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Server Patching
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) MCSA
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) MCITP
2 8 (88.89%) MCSE
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Nessus
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) LANDesk
2 7 (77.78%) SolarWinds