The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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 Berkshire 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 110 106 125
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +19
Contract jobs citing MCP 9 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.37% 0.58% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 2.26% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 6
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£425 £400 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £187 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £275 £273
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +8.62%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
692 619 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.34% 25.43% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 241 252
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 5
Average hourly rate £17.07 £19.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
MCP
South East

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
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 22 July 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
Reading 0 8 £425 +13.33% 2
Bracknell - 1 - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
3 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
4 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
4 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
5 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
6 7 (50.00%) MCSE
7 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
7 6 (42.86%) Windows XP
7 6 (42.86%) Citrix
7 6 (42.86%) Symantec
7 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (35.71%) DV Cleared
8 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (35.71%) HP
9 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
9 4 (28.57%) ITIL
9 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (28.57%) VMware
9 4 (28.57%) Backup Exec
9 4 (28.57%) XenApp
9 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
9 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
10 3 (21.43%) Windows 7

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2000
5 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
3 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) IMAP
2 1 (7.14%) POP3
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) Wintel Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 2000
4 3 (21.43%) Windows NT
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (21.43%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) IT Governance
3 2 (14.29%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 7 (50.00%) MCSE
4 5 (35.71%) DV Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (14.29%) CCA
6 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (14.29%) MCSA
7 1 (7.14%) MCDST
7 1 (7.14%) MCTS
7 1 (7.14%) MCITP
7 1 (7.14%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) COBIT
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) XenApp
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (21.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Backup Exec
2 3 (21.43%) NetBackup
2 3 (21.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (21.43%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix
2 6 (42.86%) Symantec
3 5 (35.71%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) Altiris
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