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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 111 112 122
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing MCP 10 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.39% 0.63% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 2.37% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 1
Average daily rate £400 £139 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+187.76% -67.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £274 £239
% change year-on-year
+14.15% +14.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £55.65 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +213.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +10.71%
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
605 716 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.81% 26.40% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 297 278
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 23 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% +146.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.59 £11.50 £14.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £90.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 7 £413 +196.76% 3
Bracknell - 1 £293 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £210 -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (75.00%) Windows
4 13 (65.00%) HP
5 11 (55.00%) ITIL
6 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 9 (45.00%) Configuration Management
7 9 (45.00%) MCSE
7 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (40.00%) VMware
8 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
8 8 (40.00%) DV Cleared
8 8 (40.00%) MS Visio
8 8 (40.00%) SLA
9 7 (35.00%) Cisco
10 6 (30.00%) Firewall
10 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
11 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (25.00%) SAN
11 5 (25.00%) CCNA
11 5 (25.00%) Dell
11 5 (25.00%) Linux
11 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 5 (25.00%) MCSA
12 4 (20.00%) Ethernet
12 4 (20.00%) Intel
12 4 (20.00%) IBM
12 4 (20.00%) Hitachi
12 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Sage 200
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Firewall
2 5 (25.00%) SAN
2 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 4 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.00%) DHCP
5 1 (5.00%) HTTP
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) LAN
5 1 (5.00%) MPLS
5 1 (5.00%) VLAN
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) WAN
5 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) OLAP
3 1 (5.00%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (5.00%) QlikView
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Billing
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
1 9 (45.00%) Support Analyst
1 9 (45.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) 1st Line Support
2 8 (40.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Service Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Service Desk Support
2 8 (40.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) Linux
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) Unix
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) ITIL
2 9 (45.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Management
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.00%) Release Management
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Security Management
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
1 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (45.00%) MCSE
2 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) CCNA
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (25.00%) MCSA
5 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.00%) CCEA
6 1 (5.00%) CCEE
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (65.00%) HP
3 8 (40.00%) VMware
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco
5 5 (25.00%) Dell
6 4 (20.00%) Hitachi
6 4 (20.00%) IBM
6 4 (20.00%) Intel
7 1 (5.00%) Aruba
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix
7 1 (5.00%) Google
7 1 (5.00%) LANDesk
7 1 (5.00%) NetApp
7 1 (5.00%) Sage
7 1 (5.00%) SAP
7 1 (5.00%) Tableau
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