The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 57 56 69
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing MCP 24 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.94% 1.86% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.56% 11.38% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 1
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£168 £150 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -64.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £250 £178
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +40.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +63.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.25 £13.42
% change year-on-year
+6.22% +13.65%
MCP
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
366 167 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 29.56% 16.32% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 88 82
Average daily rate £350 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.12% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £135 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 8 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.82 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.53% -29.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £13.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.45 £25.50
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 Buckinghamshire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -1 24 £168 +11.66% 5
Chesham - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - - 1
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (85.71%) MCSE
3 27 (77.14%) Windows
4 26 (74.29%) Security Cleared
5 25 (71.43%) SC Cleared
5 25 (71.43%) MS Exchange
6 24 (68.57%) ITIL
7 22 (62.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 21 (60.00%) Backup Exec
9 17 (48.57%) Service Management
10 16 (45.71%) Citrix
10 16 (45.71%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
11 15 (42.86%) MS Excel
12 12 (34.29%) SQL
13 11 (31.43%) UNIX
14 10 (28.57%) DV Cleared
15 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (25.71%) VMware
15 9 (25.71%) OVSD
16 8 (22.86%) SLA
16 8 (22.86%) Windows Vista
16 8 (22.86%) Windows 8
17 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
17 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
18 6 (17.14%) Linux
18 6 (17.14%) McAfee
18 6 (17.14%) Sophos
18 6 (17.14%) McAfee ePO

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 25 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 21 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Internet
1 3 (8.57%) IP Telephony
1 3 (8.57%) VoIP
2 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.71%) Network Security
3 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Analyst
2 15 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 13 (37.14%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (31.43%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 5 (14.29%) Service Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Team Leader
6 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support
7 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) NOC Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) SQL DBA
9 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
9 1 (2.86%) Rollout Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) DBA
9 1 (2.86%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 16 (45.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (31.43%) UNIX
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Vista
4 8 (22.86%) Windows 8
5 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (17.14%) Linux
7 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) ITIL
2 17 (48.57%) Service Management
3 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.57%) Validation
4 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (8.57%) Line Management
5 2 (5.71%) Operations Management
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.71%) Change Management
6 1 (2.86%) Data Security
6 1 (2.86%) Data Management
6 1 (2.86%) Project Management
6 1 (2.86%) Data Governance
6 1 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (85.71%) MCSE
3 26 (74.29%) Security Cleared
4 25 (71.43%) SC Cleared
5 10 (28.57%) DV Cleared
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (8.57%) CCNA
6 3 (8.57%) CNA
6 3 (8.57%) CNE
6 3 (8.57%) Novell Certification
7 2 (5.71%) MCITP
8 1 (2.86%) MCDST
8 1 (2.86%) MCTS
8 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.86%) MCSA
8 1 (2.86%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
3 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 4 (11.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (60.00%) Backup Exec
2 9 (25.71%) OVSD
3 6 (17.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Citrix
2 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.71%) VMware
4 6 (17.14%) McAfee
4 6 (17.14%) Sophos
4 6 (17.14%) Lumension
5 3 (8.57%) Remedy
6 2 (5.71%) Wyse
7 1 (2.86%) Computacenter
7 1 (2.86%) Kaseya
7 1 (2.86%) SAP
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