The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 51 -
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales - 0.21% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £305 £280
% change year-on-year +3.27% +8.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £21.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year -27.33% +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 South Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 132 129 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 24.72% 27.10% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 81 139
Median daily rate £343 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.37% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £300 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Median hourly rate £53.75 £71.25 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.56% +519.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £19.90 £8.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £73.85 £13.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCP in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in South Wales

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in South Wales