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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 106 117 112
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing MCP 13 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.51% 0.28% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.08% 0.99% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Average daily rate
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£148 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.24% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £403 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £423 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £225 £250
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.73 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -0.12%
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
624 709 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.32% 28.34% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 305 236
Average daily rate £385 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 11 12
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -44.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.54 £17.07 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £25.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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 +1 9 - - 3
Slough - 1 - - 1
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (92.59%) Windows
1 25 (92.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (85.19%) MCSE
3 22 (81.48%) ITIL
3 22 (81.48%) Active Directory
3 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
3 22 (81.48%) Windows 7
4 17 (62.96%) SLA
5 16 (59.26%) Configuration Management
5 16 (59.26%) DV Cleared
5 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
6 15 (55.56%) Symantec
6 15 (55.56%) HP
6 15 (55.56%) MS Visio
7 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
8 6 (22.22%) Finance
9 5 (18.52%) Degree
10 4 (14.81%) MCITP
10 4 (14.81%) VMware
10 4 (14.81%) SCCM
11 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
11 3 (11.11%) MCSA
11 3 (11.11%) MCSD
11 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
11 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (7.41%) Citrix
12 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
12 2 (7.41%) MS Office
12 2 (7.41%) SQL

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (55.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) 2nd Line Support
2 16 (59.26%) Support Engineer
3 15 (55.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SQL DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) DBA
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.70%) Support Technician
5 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (3.70%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Release Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) PC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Replication
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (92.59%) Windows
2 22 (81.48%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) ITIL
2 16 (59.26%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.41%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (7.41%) ITSM
4 1 (3.70%) Validation
4 1 (3.70%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.70%) Server Building
4 1 (3.70%) Release Management
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
4 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.70%) Network Management
4 1 (3.70%) High Availability
4 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
1 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
1 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (92.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (85.19%) MCSE
3 16 (59.26%) DV Cleared
3 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
4 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
5 5 (18.52%) Degree
6 4 (14.81%) MCITP
7 3 (11.11%) MCSD
7 3 (11.11%) MCSA
7 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (7.41%) MCTS
8 2 (7.41%) MCDBA
9 1 (3.70%) CCNA
9 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (62.96%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 22 (81.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 15 (55.56%) HP
2 15 (55.56%) Symantec
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco