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 3 months to 25 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)
UK / Wales
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 55 74
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales - 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.65% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £285
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year -24.98% +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 Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 175 155 329
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 28.41% 28.13% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 102 204
Median daily rate £350 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £323 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 14
Median hourly rate £43.50 £70.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.85% +438.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.33 £8.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £73.55 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing MCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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