The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 - 66
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCP 8 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.09% - 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.92% - 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Median daily rate £525 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £305 £283
% change year-on-year +3.27% +7.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year -24.98% +33.31%  

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 Milton Keynes.

Academic & Professional Certification
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 204 180 209
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 27.72% 27.19% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 130 137
Median daily rate £405 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +4.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 1
Median hourly rate £18.00 £10.62 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.53% -73.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Milton Keynes

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCP in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for MCP.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Citrix
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Active Directory
3 14 (87.50%) ITIL
3 14 (87.50%) VMware
3 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (81.25%) Hyper-V
4 13 (81.25%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (81.25%) Virtual Environments
5 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (75.00%) SC Cleared
5 12 (75.00%) SQL
6 11 (68.75%) HP
6 11 (68.75%) VMware Workstation
6 11 (68.75%) Service Management
6 11 (68.75%) ITIL V3
6 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (62.50%) Change Management
7 10 (62.50%) Linux
7 10 (62.50%) MCSE
7 10 (62.50%) Unix
8 9 (56.25%) ITSM
9 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
9 8 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
10 7 (43.75%) Skype for Business
10 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (43.75%) Service Delivery

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (43.75%) Skype for Business
3 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) BIG-IP
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Messaging Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Support Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Communications Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 2 (12.50%) Messaging Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Storage Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) CMDB
2 2 (12.50%) Handset
2 2 (12.50%) Smartphone
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (62.50%) Linux
4 10 (62.50%) Unix
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) ITIL
2 13 (81.25%) Virtual Environments
3 11 (68.75%) ITIL V3
3 11 (68.75%) Service Management
4 10 (62.50%) Change Management
5 9 (56.25%) ITSM
6 8 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 7 (43.75%) Service Delivery
8 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
9 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
9 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
10 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
10 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
10 1 (6.25%) Project Management
10 1 (6.25%) Time Management
10 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (62.50%) MCSE
4 7 (43.75%) DV Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) MCDBA
6 3 (18.75%) MCSA
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 13 (81.25%) Hyper-V
2 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (68.75%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) OVSD
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM
3 2 (12.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Citrix
2 14 (87.50%) VMware
3 11 (68.75%) HP
4 6 (37.50%) F5
4 6 (37.50%) ServiceNow
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) NetApp
6 2 (12.50%) Apple
6 2 (12.50%) Wyse