The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 16 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 Bristol 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 72 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.11% 0.46% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 2.16% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £350 £254 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +103.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £218 £230
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -16.66%
Qualifications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
181 139 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.07% 21.16% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 83 130
Average daily rate £388 £343 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.13% -18.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 21
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +34.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £38.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
MCP
South West

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) ARCserve
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) NetBackup

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Wintel Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) ARCserve
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos
2 1 (50.00%) VMware