The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
South East / West Sussex
Rank - 59 49
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex - 0.52% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.45% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 9
Median daily rate - £280 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £263
% change year-on-year - +4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.71 £13.00
% change year-on-year -10.24% +28.55%  

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 West Sussex.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 147 87 115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 28.88% 14.95% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 53 79
Median daily rate £413 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 £17.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +185.71% -37.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £15.82 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £17.50 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in West Sussex

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in West Sussex

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for MCP.

1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) UAG
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) IaaS
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (66.67%) IaaS
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Cloud Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Cloud
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
1 2 (66.67%) Virtual Team
2 1 (33.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
1 2 (66.67%) Virtual Team Management
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Security
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (33.33%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) UAG
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware