Period
to 5 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 5 June 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 West
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 163 200 183
Rank change year-on-year +37 -17 +12
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 22 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 0.087% 0.37% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 1.15% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Median daily rate £575 £450 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.78% +246.15% -
10th Percentile £550 £168 £109
90th Percentile £600 £525 £536
England median daily rate £225 £275 £350
% change year-on-year -18.18% -21.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £17.26 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -44.34% -
England median hourly rate £15.85 £14.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +11.23% -6.56% +1.67%

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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,363 1,914 1,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.66% 32.15% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 1,124 754
Median daily rate £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £225
90th Percentile £644 £625 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 148 80
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.75 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.17% +16.78% -10.06%
10th Percentile £22.00 £14.84 £17.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £47.63
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in the South West

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Daily rate trend for MCP in the South West

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Hourly rate trend for MCP in the South West

MCP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 5 June 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
Wiltshire +40 3 £575 +31.43% 1
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 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 West region with a requirement for MCP.

1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (33.33%) Deadline-Driven
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) OpenView
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Lotus
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) CRM Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 1 (33.33%) IT Technical Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Writer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Deadline-Driven
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OpenView
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Lotus