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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 111 117 118
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing MCP 8 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.47% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.13% 1.73% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +84.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £193 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.84 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.79 £16.20 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +17.81%
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
708 694 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.45% 27.11% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 275 232
Average daily rate £375 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £13.50 £48.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 August 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 +14 7 £400 +23.07% 3
Bracknell - 1 - -
Slough - - - - 3
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (86.67%) Windows
3 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (60.00%) MS Exchange
6 8 (53.33%) MCSE
7 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (40.00%) Windows XP
7 6 (40.00%) Citrix
7 6 (40.00%) Symantec
7 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
8 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (33.33%) HP
9 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (26.67%) ITIL
9 4 (26.67%) Backup Exec
9 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
9 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (26.67%) VMware
9 4 (26.67%) XenApp
9 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
9 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
10 3 (20.00%) Change Control

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000
5 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) IMAP
2 1 (6.67%) POP3
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) Wintel Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
4 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 2000
4 3 (20.00%) Windows NT
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) IT Governance
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Investment Management
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (53.33%) MCSE
4 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (13.33%) CCA
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (13.33%) MCSA
6 2 (13.33%) MCSD
7 1 (6.67%) Degree
7 1 (6.67%) MCDST
7 1 (6.67%) MCTS
7 1 (6.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
1 2 (13.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) XenApp
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Backup Exec
2 3 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (20.00%) ARCserve
2 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
2 6 (40.00%) Symantec
3 5 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 3 (20.00%) Altiris
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £17.07 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago