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 26 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 / West Sussex
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 70 51
Rank change year-on-year +14 -19  
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.40% 1.23% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 6.29% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 5
Median daily rate - £440 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +95.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £280
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 - -
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 West Sussex.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 119 143 123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 23.75% 19.54% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 92 73
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 6
Median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.62% +43.33%  
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 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for MCP.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Kaseya
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCP
Co-occurring 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support
1 2 (100.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Support
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Kaseya
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft