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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 104 103 122
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Contract jobs citing MCP 19 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.74% 0.88% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.78% 3.59% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 4
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£139 £425 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.29% +65.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £313 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £275 £150
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +83.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +5.66%
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
683 612 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.74% 24.48% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 276 228
Average daily rate £375 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £235 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 23
Average hourly rate £17.25 £21.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.76% -38.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.53
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.08%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 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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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 +27 17 £139 -67.29% 2
Slough - - - - 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 24 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 22 (81.48%) MCSE
3 21 (77.78%) Security Cleared
4 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
4 20 (74.07%) SC Cleared
5 18 (66.67%) DV Cleared
6 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
7 15 (55.56%) ITIL
8 13 (48.15%) HP
9 12 (44.44%) Configuration Management
10 10 (37.04%) SLA
10 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
11 9 (33.33%) MS Office
11 9 (33.33%) Symantec
11 9 (33.33%) MS Visio
12 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
12 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
12 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
14 4 (14.81%) SCCM
14 4 (14.81%) SCOM
14 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
14 4 (14.81%) Citrix
15 3 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
15 3 (11.11%) Network Management
15 3 (11.11%) CCA
15 3 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (11.11%) MCSA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Office
1 9 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) ADSL
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) VoIP
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) POP3
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) IMAP
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Support Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 8 (29.63%) Service Analyst
4 8 (29.63%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (18.52%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (18.52%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (18.52%) Technical Support
6 5 (18.52%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (18.52%) Security Analyst
6 5 (18.52%) Technical Support Analyst
6 5 (18.52%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (18.52%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (18.52%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (11.11%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) iPhone
1 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) ITIL
2 12 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (11.11%) Network Management
4 2 (7.41%) IT Governance
4 2 (7.41%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) C#
1 3 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (81.48%) MCSE
3 21 (77.78%) Security Cleared
4 20 (74.07%) SC Cleared
5 18 (66.67%) DV Cleared
6 3 (11.11%) CCA
6 3 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (11.11%) MCSA
6 3 (11.11%) MCSD
7 1 (3.70%) Degree
7 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
1 4 (14.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 13 (48.15%) HP
3 9 (33.33%) Symantec
4 4 (14.81%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) VMware
6 1 (3.70%) Apple
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) Dell
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