Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 26 May 2020 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)
England > South East
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 218 314 307
Rank change year-on-year +96 -7 +5
Contract jobs citing MCP 20 38 75
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.26% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.09% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 35
Median daily rate £225 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.28% +2.35% +25.93%
10th Percentile £120 £128 £350
90th Percentile £325 £488 £504
England median daily rate £225 £200 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -42.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
England median hourly rate £15.85 £14.25 £15.13
% change year-on-year +11.23% -5.79% -0.82%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,817 3,477 3,831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.13% 23.67% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,022 2,040 2,077
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £605 £588 £569
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 214 193
Median hourly rate £31.56 £25.66 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.96% -17.22% +44.19%
10th Percentile £16.01 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £62.30 £52.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in the South East

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCP in the South East.

Daily rate trend for MCP in the South East

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MCP in the South East over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MCP in the South East

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCP in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for MCP in the South East

MCP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South East region over the 6 months to 26 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +56 9 £140 -68.00%
Berkshire +64 8 £140 -67.82%
Surrey +54 5 £250 +127.27% 1
Kent - 3 £263 - 3
Hampshire +68 2 - - 2
West Sussex +26 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +24 1 - -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for MCP.

1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (75.00%) Windows
4 10 (50.00%) MCSA
4 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (45.00%) Office 365
5 9 (45.00%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (40.00%) MCSE
6 8 (40.00%) ITIL
7 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (35.00%) A+ Certification
7 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (25.00%) SLA
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (20.00%) CCNA
9 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
9 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (20.00%) Skype for Business
9 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (20.00%) Azure
9 4 (20.00%) MCITP
9 4 (20.00%) VMware
9 4 (20.00%) Change Control
9 4 (20.00%) Skype

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.00%) Apache
4 1 (5.00%) CMS
4 1 (5.00%) Drupal
4 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.00%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Office 365
2 4 (20.00%) Azure
3 1 (5.00%) Google Analytics
3 1 (5.00%) IaaS
3 1 (5.00%) PaaS
3 1 (5.00%) SaaS
3 1 (5.00%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Skype
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) SNMP
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) Wireless
3 1 (5.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Service Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) IT Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Configuration Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
6 1 (5.00%) Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Support Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
6 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) LINQ
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (10.00%) Life Science
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) CESG
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (40.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Change Control
4 3 (15.00%) ITSM
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) Customer Acquisition
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security
5 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.00%) Content Management
6 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.00%) Statistics
6 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (50.00%) MCSA
3 8 (40.00%) MCSE
4 7 (35.00%) A+ Certification
5 4 (20.00%) CCNA
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (20.00%) MCITP
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (5.00%) MCAD
6 1 (5.00%) MCPD
6 1 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (5.00%) RHCSA
6 1 (5.00%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
2 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (10.00%) QA
4 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (5.00%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Sysprep
2 1 (5.00%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.00%) Polycom
3 3 (15.00%) ServiceNow
3 3 (15.00%) Yealink
4 2 (10.00%) Remedy
5 1 (5.00%) Agnitio
5 1 (5.00%) Google
5 1 (5.00%) Meraki
5 1 (5.00%) MobileIron
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat