The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 44 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.23% - 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.82% - 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £230
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.52 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
55 36 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.50% 18.85% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 26
Average daily rate £400 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £439 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -58.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCP
East of England

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Bedfordshire region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 1 - -
Bedford - - - - 1
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) A+ Certification
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) CCSP
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) CCIP
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) DNS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCSP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CCIP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco