Period
to 20 April 2018

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 6 months to 20 April 2018 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
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 89 95
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 -6
Contract jobs citing MCP 15 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.94% 0.72% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.77% 1.72% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 0
Milton Keynes median daily rate £475 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £500 £356
% change year-on-year -5.00% +40.35% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - £11.50 -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £11.50 -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 398 581 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 24.94% 41.95% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 376 229
Milton Keynes median daily rate £395 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.18% +4.81% +15.86%
10th Percentile £233 £281 £262
90th Percentile £506 £575 £512
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £392 £425 £406
% change year-on-year -7.76% +4.81% +15.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 6
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +35.85% -14.52%
10th Percentile £12.01 £16.30 £11.12
90th Percentile £31.00 £18.00 £17.38
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +2.99%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Milton Keynes

MCP
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 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCP in Milton Keynes

MCP
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 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for MCP.

1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (66.67%) ITIL
4 9 (60.00%) Windows
4 9 (60.00%) ITIL V3
5 8 (53.33%) MCSE
5 8 (53.33%) Change Management
5 8 (53.33%) VMware
5 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (46.67%) Hyper-V
6 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
6 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
6 7 (46.67%) Linux
6 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
6 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (46.67%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (40.00%) Skype for Business
7 6 (40.00%) C#
7 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
7 6 (40.00%) SAP
7 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (40.00%) .NET
7 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (40.00%) Service Management
7 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
8 5 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework

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 6 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (33.33%) IIS
3 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
4 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (6.67%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) IaaS
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) .NET Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Communications Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Messaging Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Architect
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA Architect
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (26.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.67%) Unix
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) ITIL
2 9 (60.00%) ITIL V3
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) Change Management
4 7 (46.67%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
5 6 (40.00%) Service Management
6 5 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (26.67%) ITSM
7 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
7 4 (26.67%) Project Management
8 3 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (20.00%) Migration
8 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
8 3 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
10 1 (6.67%) DevOps
10 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 1 (6.67%) Programme Delivery
10 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (53.33%) MCSE
3 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (13.33%) MCSA
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (6.67%) CCA
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Hyper-V
2 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (26.67%) XenApp
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (6.67%) HP ALM
2 1 (6.67%) OVSD
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) SAP
4 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 5 (33.33%) HP
4 5 (33.33%) Micro Focus
5 4 (26.67%) NetApp
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco
6 3 (20.00%) F5
6 3 (20.00%) ServiceNow
6 3 (20.00%) Symantec