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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 118 125 106
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -19
Contract jobs citing MCP 19 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.65% 0.11% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 0.47% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 6
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£208 - £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £223 £200
% change year-on-year
+17.97% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £55.65 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+283.79% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +6.00%
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
741 642 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.22% 22.87% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 278 175
Average daily rate £375 £365 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 14
Average hourly rate £24.75 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.67% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.76 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £171.25 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 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 27 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 16 £204 - 6
Maidenhead - 1 £375 -
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Thatcham - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 34 (97.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (91.43%) MCSE
3 29 (82.86%) Windows
4 27 (77.14%) Microsoft
4 27 (77.14%) Active Directory
5 23 (65.71%) ITIL
5 23 (65.71%) Security Cleared
6 21 (60.00%) DV Cleared
7 20 (57.14%) SC Cleared
8 19 (54.29%) Configuration Management
9 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
10 13 (37.14%) HP
10 13 (37.14%) SLA
11 12 (34.29%) SCCM
12 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (28.57%) SCOM
13 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (28.57%) Symantec
13 10 (28.57%) SharePoint
13 10 (28.57%) Windows XP
13 10 (28.57%) MS Visio
14 9 (25.71%) Network Management
15 6 (17.14%) Degree
15 6 (17.14%) MCSD
15 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
15 6 (17.14%) VMware
16 5 (14.29%) Finance
16 5 (14.29%) SQL
17 4 (11.43%) MS Office
17 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.57%) Documentum
3 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.86%) Lync
5 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) MS Visio
2 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) SAN
2 1 (2.86%) ADSL
2 1 (2.86%) LAN
2 1 (2.86%) VoIP
2 1 (2.86%) WAN
2 1 (2.86%) DHCP
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 13 (37.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (34.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 10 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) IT Support
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) SQL DBA
6 2 (5.71%) Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) DBA
6 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.71%) Replication
3 2 (5.71%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.86%) iPhone
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (82.86%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) Android
5 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (65.71%) ITIL
2 19 (54.29%) Configuration Management
3 9 (25.71%) Network Management
4 2 (5.71%) Migration
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.71%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (2.86%) Release Management
5 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.86%) High Availability
5 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.86%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
2 2 (5.71%) VBA
2 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (97.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (91.43%) MCSE
3 23 (65.71%) Security Cleared
4 21 (60.00%) DV Cleared
5 20 (57.14%) SC Cleared
6 6 (17.14%) Degree
6 6 (17.14%) MCSD
7 4 (11.43%) MCSA
8 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (8.57%) MCITP
9 2 (5.71%) MCTS
9 2 (5.71%) MCDBA
10 1 (2.86%) CCA
10 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (37.14%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (77.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) SCCM
2 10 (28.57%) SCOM
3 3 (8.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (77.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (37.14%) HP
3 10 (28.57%) Symantec
4 6 (17.14%) VMware
5 4 (11.43%) Citrix
6 3 (8.57%) EMC
7 2 (5.71%) Dell
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco
8 1 (2.86%) Apple
8 1 (2.86%) Remedy
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