Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 195 202
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7 -13
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.038% 0.11% 0.081%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.37% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 5
South West median daily rate £160 £270 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.74% +2.86% -22.22%
England median daily rate £300 £290 £315
% change year-on-year +3.45% -7.94% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -9.38% +4.92% -3.05%

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 1,427 1,643 1,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.10% 30.88% 31.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 1,037 1,232
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £215 £223 £263
90th Percentile £600 £563 £531
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 131 131
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -8.50% +5.08%
10th Percentile £16.38 £14.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.60 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.38 £25.50 £25.66
% change year-on-year -8.33% -0.62% +35.05%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in the South West

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor 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 16 January 2018. 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
Somerset -7 1 £160 -44.83% 3
Dorset - 1 - -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 South West region with a requirement for MCP.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (50.00%) DCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (50.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Hardware Maintenance
2 1 (50.00%) Break/Fix

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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Deskside Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Deskside Support
1 1 (50.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Break/Fix
1 1 (50.00%) Hardware Maintenance
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (50.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (50.00%) DCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Dell