Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 90 91
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 -11
Contract jobs citing MCP 6 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.48% 0.41% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.94% 1.43% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Reading median daily rate £275 £325 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +2.36% +128.42%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £202
90th Percentile £398 £338 £447
Berkshire median daily rate £288 £325 £185
% change year-on-year -11.54% +75.68% +33.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 15
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £24.06 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.50% +11.65% +26.24%
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.06 £21.55
% change year-on-year -6.21% -20.84% +26.24%

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 309 421 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 24.47% 28.56% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 206 279
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +9.32%
10th Percentile £263 £226 £257
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 64
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £36.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.56% +16.50% +81.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.63 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £54.64
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Reading over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCP.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) MCSA
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (33.33%) MCDST
5 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) SLA
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
6 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
6 1 (16.67%) Service Management
6 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (16.67%) Web Services

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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) GitHub
2 1 (16.67%) IaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Service Desk Support
2 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) IT Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support
2 2 (33.33%) Server Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Server Support
2 2 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Microservices
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) MCSE
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) MCDST
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) AirWatch
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Apple