The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 61 66 47
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing MCP 11 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.26% 0.13% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.11% 0.66% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 2
Average daily rate
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£450 - £171
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £248 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.01% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.75 £12.25
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +12.24%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
180 151 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 20.55% 19.64% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 109 71
Average daily rate £388 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £33.36 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 January 2015, 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 10 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) Citrix
3 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 7 (58.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) XenApp
5 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (41.67%) McAfee
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 3 (25.00%) CISSP
7 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (25.00%) Sophos
7 3 (25.00%) SSCP
7 3 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (25.00%) CISA
7 3 (25.00%) CISM
7 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) Security+ Certification
7 3 (25.00%) GIAC
7 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (25.00%) Retail
7 3 (25.00%) CEH
7 3 (25.00%) Information Security
7 3 (25.00%) GSEC
7 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2000
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (8.33%) MS Office
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Wintel Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Change Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) CISSP
4 3 (25.00%) SSCP
4 3 (25.00%) CISA
4 3 (25.00%) CISM
4 3 (25.00%) Security+ Certification
4 3 (25.00%) GIAC
4 3 (25.00%) CEH
4 3 (25.00%) GSEC
4 3 (25.00%) ISACA
4 3 (25.00%) GPEN
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) MCTS
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (16.67%) MCSE
6 1 (8.33%) ECDL
6 1 (8.33%) MCDST
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 3 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (25.00%) COBIT
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) XenApp
4 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 2 (16.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (8.33%) ARCserve
2 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Citrix
1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) McAfee
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Sophos
5 2 (16.67%) Symantec
6 1 (8.33%) Avaya