The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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)
South East / Surrey
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 87 84
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3  
Contract jobs citing MCP 6 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.49% 0.79% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.09% 3.25% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £228 £175 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £255
% change year-on-year +1.61% +21.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.79 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.55% +1.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.28 £14.89 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.43 £16.68 £18.38
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 Surrey.

Academic & Professional Certification
Surrey
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 194 308 338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 15.93% 24.23% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 415 429
Median daily rate £400 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £338 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 60
Median hourly rate £19.00 £60.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.33% +228.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £21.25 £14.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.63 £137.50 £51.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Surrey

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Surrey

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Surrey over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCP in Surrey

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Surrey

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Woking -6 2 - -
Reigate - 1 £325 - 1
MCP
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Surrey region with a requirement for MCP.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (57.14%) XenApp
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
5 3 (42.86%) LAN
5 3 (42.86%) WAN
5 3 (42.86%) Mitel
5 3 (42.86%) SCCM
5 3 (42.86%) Skype
5 3 (42.86%) Office 365
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) MCDST
6 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
6 2 (28.57%) DHCP
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) Skype
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support Technician
1 3 (42.86%) Service Desk Support
1 3 (42.86%) Service Desk Technician
1 3 (42.86%) Support Technician
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Web Filtering
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCDST
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA
3 1 (14.29%) MCTS
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) XenApp
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (14.29%) vSphere
4 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SCSM
2 1 (14.29%) Simpana
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Mitel
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) AppSense
5 1 (14.29%) CommVault
5 1 (14.29%) HP