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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 77 66 63
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing MCP 9 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.74% 1.34% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.01% 6.36% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
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£350 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £248 £200
% change year-on-year
+17.17% +23.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.06 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.29% -10.00%
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
299 220 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.51% 21.11% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 103 106
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £137 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 11
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.97 £13.07 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £18.15 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -9 7 £350 +27.27%
High Wycombe -3 1 £400 +300.00% 2
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 34 (89.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (81.58%) MCSE
3 30 (78.95%) Windows
4 28 (73.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (68.42%) Security Cleared
5 26 (68.42%) ITIL
6 25 (65.79%) MS Exchange
6 25 (65.79%) SC Cleared
7 24 (63.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 23 (60.53%) Microsoft
8 23 (60.53%) Backup Exec
9 20 (52.63%) MS Excel
10 19 (50.00%) VMware
10 19 (50.00%) Service Management
11 16 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (34.21%) Hyper-V
13 13 (34.21%) Linux
14 12 (31.58%) Citrix
14 12 (31.58%) McAfee
14 12 (31.58%) Sophos
14 12 (31.58%) Lumension
14 12 (31.58%) McAfee ePO
15 11 (28.95%) Windows 7
15 11 (28.95%) SLA
16 10 (26.32%) Firmware
16 10 (26.32%) Service Delivery
16 10 (26.32%) DV Cleared
16 10 (26.32%) Windows Vista
16 10 (26.32%) OVSD

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (65.79%) MS Exchange
2 24 (63.16%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (52.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) VoIP
1 3 (7.89%) Internet
1 3 (7.89%) IP Telephony
2 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (2.63%) DHCP
3 1 (2.63%) VLAN
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) Support Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Team Leader
4 9 (23.68%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 9 (23.68%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 7 (18.42%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (15.79%) Service Analyst
6 6 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
8 3 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) NOC Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 1 (2.63%) Windows Administrator
10 1 (2.63%) Technical Specialist
10 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Clustering
4 2 (5.26%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (78.95%) Windows
2 28 (73.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (34.21%) Linux
4 11 (28.95%) Windows 7
5 10 (26.32%) Windows 8
5 10 (26.32%) Windows Vista
6 7 (18.42%) UNIX
7 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (7.89%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (7.89%) Windows 2000
8 3 (7.89%) Windows NT
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) ITIL
2 19 (50.00%) Service Management
3 10 (26.32%) Service Delivery
4 7 (18.42%) Change Management
4 7 (18.42%) Line Management
5 6 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (15.79%) Validation
6 5 (13.16%) Operations Management
6 5 (13.16%) ITIL V3
7 3 (7.89%) Release Management
8 2 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.26%) Project Management
8 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (89.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (81.58%) MCSE
3 26 (68.42%) Security Cleared
4 25 (65.79%) SC Cleared
5 10 (26.32%) DV Cleared
6 4 (10.53%) CCNA
6 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (7.89%) CNA
7 3 (7.89%) CNE
7 3 (7.89%) Novell Certification
8 2 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.63%) CCEA
9 1 (2.63%) CCA
9 1 (2.63%) MCSA
9 1 (2.63%) CCNP
9 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.63%) MCTS
9 1 (2.63%) MCITP
9 1 (2.63%) Degree
9 1 (2.63%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (34.21%) Hyper-V
3 10 (26.32%) Firmware
4 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
5 3 (7.89%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.63%) XenApp
6 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (60.53%) Backup Exec
2 12 (31.58%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (26.32%) OVSD
4 2 (5.26%) SCOM
5 1 (2.63%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.63%) WSUS
5 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (60.53%) Microsoft
2 19 (50.00%) VMware
3 12 (31.58%) McAfee
3 12 (31.58%) Sophos
3 12 (31.58%) Citrix
3 12 (31.58%) Lumension
4 3 (7.89%) Remedy
4 3 (7.89%) Wyse
5 1 (2.63%) Computacenter
5 1 (2.63%) Intel
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco
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Rate: £400 per day all inclusive
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