The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 113 131 104
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -27
Contract jobs citing MCP 17 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.59% 0.18% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.11% 0.74% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 7
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£172 £425 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.64% +80.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £248 £200
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +23.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £55.65 £17.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.28 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -10.00%
MCP
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
805 672 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.99% 23.82% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 291 170
Average daily rate £385 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £205 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 16
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £167.25 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
Reading - 14 £139 - 6
Maidenhead +7 1 £375 -
Newbury - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Thatcham - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 35 (97.22%) MCSE
1 35 (97.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (88.89%) Windows
3 28 (77.78%) Security Cleared
4 27 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 27 (75.00%) Active Directory
5 26 (72.22%) DV Cleared
6 25 (69.44%) SC Cleared
7 24 (66.67%) ITIL
8 21 (58.33%) Configuration Management
9 15 (41.67%) HP
10 14 (38.89%) SLA
10 14 (38.89%) Windows 7
11 12 (33.33%) Symantec
11 12 (33.33%) MS Visio
12 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (30.56%) SCCM
13 10 (27.78%) SCOM
13 10 (27.78%) SharePoint
13 10 (27.78%) Windows XP
13 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (25.00%) Network Management
15 7 (19.44%) MS Office
16 5 (13.89%) MCSD
17 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
17 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
17 4 (11.11%) MCSA
17 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
17 4 (11.11%) VMware
18 3 (8.33%) Finance

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 10 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.33%) Documentum
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.78%) Lync
5 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 7 (19.44%) MS Office
3 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (2.78%) ADSL
2 1 (2.78%) LAN
2 1 (2.78%) VoIP
2 1 (2.78%) WAN
2 1 (2.78%) DHCP
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Support Engineer
2 14 (38.89%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (27.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 10 (27.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (22.22%) Analyst
6 7 (19.44%) Support Analyst
7 6 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (16.67%) Service Analyst
8 5 (13.89%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (13.89%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 5 (13.89%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 5 (13.89%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (13.89%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (8.33%) IT Support
10 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 2 (5.56%) Security Analyst
10 2 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.78%) iPhone
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 32 (88.89%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Windows 7
3 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (27.78%) Windows XP
4 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Android
5 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) ITIL
2 21 (58.33%) Configuration Management
3 9 (25.00%) Network Management
4 2 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) VBA
2 2 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 35 (97.22%) MCSE
1 35 (97.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (77.78%) Security Cleared
3 26 (72.22%) DV Cleared
4 25 (69.44%) SC Cleared
5 5 (13.89%) MCSD
6 4 (11.11%) MCSA
7 3 (8.33%) Degree
8 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.78%) CCA
9 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (38.89%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) SCCM
2 10 (27.78%) SCOM
3 3 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (41.67%) HP
3 12 (33.33%) Symantec
4 4 (11.11%) VMware
5 3 (8.33%) EMC
5 3 (8.33%) Citrix
6 2 (5.56%) Dell
7 1 (2.78%) Apple
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco
7 1 (2.78%) Remedy
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