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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 67 53 64
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.11% 0.33% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 1.30% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £227 £253
% change year-on-year
+21.04% -10.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £13.34
% change year-on-year
+8.06% +16.23%
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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
174 154 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 18.91% 25.12% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 108 86
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) MCDST
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ARCserve
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) XenServer
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (33.33%) MCDST
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (33.33%) ARCserve
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco