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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 124 114 124
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.18% 0.28% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 1.24% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
Average daily rate £450 £235 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.48% -14.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £230
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
698 564 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.46% 22.95% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 208 294
Average daily rate £359 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 14
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £12.46 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £56.00 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -4 4 £450 +91.48%
Slough - - - - 1
Thatcham - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 3
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 2
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) MCSE
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
5 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
7 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (25.00%) Windows NT
7 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000
7 3 (25.00%) IIS
7 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (25.00%) Altiris
7 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (16.67%) Change Control
8 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
1 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (16.67%) Wintel Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Support Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
3 3 (25.00%) Windows NT
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Change Control
1 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) MCSE
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Novell Certification
4 1 (8.33%) CNA
4 1 (8.33%) CNE
4 1 (8.33%) MCSD
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) XenApp
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (16.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 2 (16.67%) ARCserve
1 2 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Altiris
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Symantec
3 2 (16.67%) Remedy
4 1 (8.33%) Novell
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
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