The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 39 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 0.41% 0.48% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% 3.57% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £248 £190
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +30.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +1.81%
MCP
East Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Brighton region.

Qualifications Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
33 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 13.58% 13.33% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 7
Average daily rate £400 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £31.15 £11.94 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.99% -47.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Brighton region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Brighton region.

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Software Packaging
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (33.33%) MCSE
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (16.67%) HP
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (16.67%) CCNA
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 1 (16.67%) LAN
6 1 (16.67%) WAN
6 1 (16.67%) DHCP
6 1 (16.67%) DNS
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco
6 1 (16.67%) SAN

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
1 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) IT Support
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) MCTS
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco