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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 107 121 108
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing MCP 18 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.69% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.58% 1.12% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 4
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£139 £425 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.29% +80.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £239 £225
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £55.65 £17.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.75 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +14.58%
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
699 626 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.98% 23.79% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 269 160
Average daily rate £400 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £224 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 14
Average hourly rate £39.50 £16.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.87% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.10 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £134.10 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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 - 15 £139 - 4
Slough - - - -
Thatcham - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 32 (96.97%) MCSE
1 32 (96.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (84.85%) Windows
2 28 (84.85%) Security Cleared
3 25 (75.76%) Microsoft
3 25 (75.76%) SC Cleared
3 25 (75.76%) DV Cleared
4 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
5 21 (63.64%) ITIL
6 20 (60.61%) Configuration Management
7 15 (45.45%) HP
8 13 (39.39%) SLA
9 12 (36.36%) Symantec
9 12 (36.36%) MS Visio
9 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
10 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (27.27%) SCCM
10 9 (27.27%) SCOM
10 9 (27.27%) SharePoint
10 9 (27.27%) Windows XP
10 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (24.24%) Network Management
12 7 (21.21%) MS Office
13 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
13 4 (12.12%) MCSD
14 3 (9.09%) C#
14 3 (9.09%) SQL
14 3 (9.09%) VBA
14 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
14 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 9 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) Documentum
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (3.03%) Lync
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Visio
2 7 (21.21%) MS Office
3 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (3.03%) ADSL
2 1 (3.03%) LAN
2 1 (3.03%) VoIP
2 1 (3.03%) WAN
2 1 (3.03%) DHCP
2 1 (3.03%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Support Engineer
2 13 (39.39%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (30.30%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (27.27%) Analyst
4 9 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (24.24%) Support Analyst
6 6 (18.18%) Service Analyst
6 6 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (15.15%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 5 (15.15%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (15.15%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (15.15%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (15.15%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (9.09%) Technical Support
8 3 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (9.09%) Security Analyst
8 3 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
8 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.03%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 28 (84.85%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) ITIL
2 20 (60.61%) Configuration Management
3 8 (24.24%) Network Management
4 3 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) C#
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
1 3 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (96.97%) MCSE
1 32 (96.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (84.85%) Security Cleared
3 25 (75.76%) SC Cleared
3 25 (75.76%) DV Cleared
4 4 (12.12%) MCSD
5 3 (9.09%) MCSA
6 2 (6.06%) Degree
7 1 (3.03%) CCA
7 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (39.39%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) SCCM
1 9 (27.27%) SCOM
2 3 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) Microsoft
2 15 (45.45%) HP
3 12 (36.36%) Symantec
4 3 (9.09%) EMC
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix
4 3 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) Apple
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco
6 1 (3.03%) Remedy
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £208 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Explore Group
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago