Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 14 December 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 91 96
Rank change year-on-year -10 +5 -8
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.063% 0.31% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 1.27% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Reading median daily rate £160 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.82% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £160 £288 -
% change year-on-year -44.35% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £17.06

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 Reading with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Reading
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 403 314 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 25.55% 24.59% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 169 201
Reading median daily rate £423 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.75% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £165 £255 £235
90th Percentile £571 £603 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £407 £400
% change year-on-year +4.55% +1.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 15
Reading median hourly rate £47.50 £19.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -47.22% +16.50%
10th Percentile £32.00 £11.25 £19.63
90th Percentile £70.80 £39.75 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.75 £12.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +122.92% -25.00% -48.22%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Reading

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Reading

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Reading

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCP.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) MCDST
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCDST
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft