Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 188 197
Rank change year-on-year -25 +9 +15
Contract jobs citing MCP 7 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.12% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.56% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 10
South West median daily rate £258 £160 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.94% -36.00% -18.37%
10th Percentile £105 £150 £127
90th Percentile £566 £160 £341
England median daily rate £200 £275 £284
% change year-on-year -27.27% -3.08% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
South West median hourly rate £30.25 - £22.00
10th Percentile £18.23 - £12.83
90th Percentile £42.08 - £23.00
England median hourly rate £15.85 £14.67 £17.06
% change year-on-year +8.04% -14.01% +3.39%

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 1,799 1,607 1,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.78% 29.23% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 855 1,092
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £269 £228 £256
90th Percentile £575 £580 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 118 96
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £38.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.64% +16.67% -19.51%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.93 £17.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year -3.85% +0.97% +11.96%

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

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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 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCP in the South West

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in the South West over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 October 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
Gloucestershire - 3 £258 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Devon - 1 £108 - 1
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
3 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) SCCM
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) SCOM
5 2 (28.57%) SCVMM
5 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Service Management
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 2 (28.57%) Office 365
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) MCSA
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) ITSM
5 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (14.29%) VB
6 1 (14.29%) CREST Certified

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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 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Skype
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MSI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Packager
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Applications Packager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Packager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
4 1 (14.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
2 2 (28.57%) ITSM
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Application Discovery
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Break/Fix
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
3 1 (14.29%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) MCSA
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) CISSP
4 1 (14.29%) CREST Certified
4 1 (14.29%) MCDST
4 1 (14.29%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) SCOM
2 2 (28.57%) SCVMM
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec