Period
to 25 June 2019

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 25 June 2019 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 87 85
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2 +15
Contract jobs citing MCP 6 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.44% 0.073% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.87% 0.29% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Reading median daily rate £436 - -
Berkshire median daily rate £436 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Reading median hourly rate - - £16.00
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £16.00

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 321 341 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 23.33% 25.04% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 182 166
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £216
90th Percentile £588 £595 £600
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 8 26
Reading median hourly rate £65.00 £28.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.14% -5.88% -39.80%
10th Percentile £19.25 £13.80 £15.00
90th Percentile £85.70 £61.50 £57.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.58 £27.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -23.78% +80.00% -1.64%

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 25 June 2019, 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (50.00%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (50.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (50.00%) Network Security
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) CCIE
4 3 (50.00%) CCNP
4 3 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Unix
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (33.33%) Technology Roadmap
5 2 (33.33%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (16.67%) Customer Acquisition
6 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow
6 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (16.67%) SLA
6 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
6 1 (16.67%) COM

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 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Network Security
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Designer
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Project Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Service Advisor
3 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Advisor
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Technology Roadmap
4 1 (16.67%) Customer Acquisition
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) CCIE
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow