Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 November 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 103 118
Rank change year-on-year +15 +15 -12
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.17% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.45% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Wales median daily rate £425 £375 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +102.70% -7.50%
UK median daily rate £250 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -16.67% - +22.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £18.03 £15.50
% change year-on-year -19.58% +16.32% -7.46%

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 Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 363 442 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 30.79% 31.48% 28.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 295 305
Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £140 £223 £185
90th Percentile £575 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 17
Wales median hourly rate £38.75 £57.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.61% +180.49% +26.86%
10th Percentile £14.99 £16.74 £10.30
90th Percentile £58.75 £79.00 £41.47
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Wales

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Wales

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Wales

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Wales region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
South Wales +11 2 £425 +13.33%
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for MCP.

1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) CGI
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 2 (100.00%) arcserve
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (100.00%) Sophos
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Server Support
2 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server Support
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Wintel Support
2 1 (50.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) arcserve
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
1 2 (100.00%) Sophos
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec