Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 88 107
Rank change year-on-year -24 +19 -39
Contract jobs citing MCP 7 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.40% 0.47% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 1.45% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
Milton Keynes median daily rate £500 £110 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +354.55% -71.05% +117.14%
10th Percentile £400 £103 £274
90th Percentile £518 £134 £461
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £110 £360
% change year-on-year +240.91% -69.44% +105.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 411 415 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 23.69% 32.52% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 305 300
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £425 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +7.46% +13.81%
10th Percentile £194 £222 £210
90th Percentile £530 £550 £501
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 3 2
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £10.24 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.90% -33.44% +2.57%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.23 £13.48
90th Percentile £41.25 £44.05 £17.29
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £20.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -43.75% +140.00%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 7 (100.00%) ITIL
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) Hyper-V
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) Change Management
3 5 (71.43%) Virtual Environments
3 5 (71.43%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (57.14%) Service Management
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (57.14%) HP
4 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 4 (57.14%) Unix
4 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL V3
5 3 (42.86%) Office 365
5 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
5 3 (42.86%) SCCM
5 3 (42.86%) SLA
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco

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 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
1 2 (28.57%) Skype
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory Support
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Communications Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Messaging Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) Change Management
2 5 (71.43%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
2 5 (71.43%) Virtual Environments
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL V3
3 4 (57.14%) Service Management
4 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 2 (28.57%) ITSM
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 1 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
3 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (14.29%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
1 6 (85.71%) Hyper-V
2 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) OpenView
2 2 (28.57%) OVSD
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) F5
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) ServiceNow
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp