Period
to 22 July 2017

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 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 74 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 - +56
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.73% 0.13% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.57% 0.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Kent median daily rate £350 - -
South East median daily rate £338 £325 £285
% change year-on-year +3.85% +14.04% +28.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.35
% change year-on-year -24.99% -0.08% +35.54%

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 112 156 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 20.48% 20.29% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 105 45
Kent median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £123 £168 £283
90th Percentile £500 £560 £500
South East median daily rate £411 £400 £382
% change year-on-year +2.75% +4.78% +5.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 5
Kent median hourly rate £27.38 £72.92 £37.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.45% +93.82% +114.97%
10th Percentile £20.94 £13.56 £14.75
90th Percentile £29.92 £175.00 £41.50
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +7.14%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Kent over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 July 2017. 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
Gravesend - 1 £105 -
MCP
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MCSA
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (50.00%) LANDesk
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Server Patching
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS

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 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Server Patching
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSA
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) LANDesk
2 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds