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 29 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 72 59 56
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.33% 0.14% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.40% 0.70% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£450 - £160
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £248 £190
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +30.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +1.81%
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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
215 143 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 23.73% 19.83% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 100 77
Average daily rate £390 £360 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 17
Average hourly rate £46.25 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.94% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £11.70 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £35.20 £50.00
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 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 29 December 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) McAfee
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (25.00%) MCTS
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) SCOM
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (25.00%) Sophos
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Change Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) XenServer
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) McAfee
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Sophos
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco