The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 50 27 31
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +4
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.60% 2.65% 3.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.19% 11.67% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Average daily rate
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£200 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £258 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £271 £250 £270
% change year-on-year
+8.34% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.54 £16.10 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.98%
MCP
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
94 60 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.69% 22.73% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 25 36
Average daily rate £338 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £253 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £23.75 £14.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.79% -44.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -5 3 £200 -20.00% 1
Dunstable - - - -
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) MCSE
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (66.67%) vSphere
2 4 (66.67%) VCP5
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (66.67%) MCSA
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (33.33%) Intel
4 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Data Migration

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Server Support
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) MCSE
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (66.67%) VCP5
2 4 (66.67%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Intel