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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 61 74 58
Rank change year-on-year +13 -16  
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 0.69% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 2.45% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 12
Median daily rate - £350 £204
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +71.56%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £263
% change year-on-year - +4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.71 £13.00
% change year-on-year -10.24% +28.55%  

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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 173 286 329
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 26.25% 28.34% 33.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 145 168
Median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £300 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 14
Median hourly rate £52.50 £55.55 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +65.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £26.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Reading

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Top 14 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCP.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Presales
2 1 (50.00%) Snow
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Business Development
2 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Software Asset Management

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Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Management Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Software Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Presales
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Business Development
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Software Asset Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Snow