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 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 62 54
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8  
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.70% 1.16% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.70% 3.52% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £305 £283
% change year-on-year +3.27% +7.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 148 284 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 25.78% 32.83% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 165 111
Median daily rate £450 £388 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% -1.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 24
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
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 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

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 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCP.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (60.00%) SLA
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (20.00%) Presales
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Business Development
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Apple

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Service Desk Support
2 3 (60.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (60.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Business Development
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco