Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 199 179 196
Rank change year-on-year -20 +17 +3
Contract jobs citing MCP 18 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.30% 0.18% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.94% 0.64% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
South West median daily rate £475 £130 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +265.38% - -
England median daily rate £200 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -42.86% - +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
South West median hourly rate £17.26 £31.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.34% - -
England median hourly rate £14.25 £15.13 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.79% -2.42% -15.07%

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 1,909 1,404 1,649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 32.02% 27.74% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,114 773 1,050
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £216 £239
90th Percentile £625 £563 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 79 147
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.23% -18.75% -1.23%
10th Percentile £14.94 £17.50 £17.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £33.40 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +33.60% -16.67% +9.09%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in the South West over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 May 2019. 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
Gloucestershire - 15 £500 -
Wiltshire -43 2 £285 -
Bristol - 1 £200 -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (94.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 10 (55.56%) DV Cleared
4 10 (55.56%) SCCM
4 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 10 (55.56%) MCSE
5 9 (50.00%) ITIL
5 9 (50.00%) Windows
5 9 (50.00%) ITIL V3
6 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (44.44%) SLA
7 7 (38.89%) Citrix
7 7 (38.89%) HP UFT
7 7 (38.89%) LoadRunner
7 7 (38.89%) HP
7 7 (38.89%) OCP
7 7 (38.89%) Oracle Certification
7 7 (38.89%) SAP Certification
7 7 (38.89%) DHCP
7 7 (38.89%) SAP
7 7 (38.89%) DNS
7 7 (38.89%) MCSA
7 7 (38.89%) C
7 7 (38.89%) Java
7 7 (38.89%) PL/SQL
7 7 (38.89%) SQL
7 7 (38.89%) VB
7 7 (38.89%) Oracle
7 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V

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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) DHCP
1 7 (38.89%) DNS
1 7 (38.89%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) HP UFT
1 7 (38.89%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Site Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows 10
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) ITIL
1 9 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 7 (38.89%) Defect Management
2 7 (38.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (38.89%) ITSM
2 7 (38.89%) Psychology
2 7 (38.89%) Service Management
2 7 (38.89%) Test Management
3 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
5 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Fault Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C
1 7 (38.89%) Java
1 7 (38.89%) PL/SQL
1 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
1 7 (38.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (55.56%) DV Cleared
3 10 (55.56%) MCSE
4 7 (38.89%) MCSA
4 7 (38.89%) OCP
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle Certification
4 7 (38.89%) SAP Certification
5 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (11.11%) CNE
7 2 (11.11%) Novell Certification
8 1 (5.56%) ISEB
8 1 (5.56%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V
2 7 (38.89%) Virtual Desktop
2 7 (38.89%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (38.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) SCCM
2 7 (38.89%) HP ALM
2 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (38.89%) SCOM
2 7 (38.89%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Citrix
2 7 (38.89%) HP
2 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 7 (38.89%) SAP