The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 77 58 52
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs citing MCP 8 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.62% 1.97% 2.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.68% 10.47% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 7
Average daily rate
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£190 £300 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £213 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £413 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +5.17%
Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
299 191 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.04% 18.85% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 94 118
Average daily rate £325 £320 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% -23.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCP
South East

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
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 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 4 £190 -36.66% 2
High Wycombe - 1 - - 2
Chesham - - - -
Newport Pagnell - - - -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 22 (88.00%) Windows
1 22 (88.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (80.00%) MCSE
3 19 (76.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (72.00%) MS Exchange
4 18 (72.00%) SC Cleared
4 18 (72.00%) Security Cleared
5 17 (68.00%) ITIL
6 16 (64.00%) UNIX
6 16 (64.00%) Backup Exec
7 15 (60.00%) SQL
8 14 (56.00%) Citrix
8 14 (56.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (52.00%) Service Management
10 11 (44.00%) DV Cleared
11 10 (40.00%) Linux
12 9 (36.00%) McAfee
12 9 (36.00%) Sophos
12 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (36.00%) VMware
12 9 (36.00%) Hyper-V
12 9 (36.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (36.00%) Lumension
13 8 (32.00%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (32.00%) Change Management
13 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
14 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
14 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
14 7 (28.00%) CRM

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 18 (72.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (56.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (28.00%) Lync
3 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Network Security
2 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 4 (16.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (88.00%) Windows
2 19 (76.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (64.00%) UNIX
4 10 (40.00%) Linux
5 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.00%) AIX
8 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) ITIL
2 13 (52.00%) Service Management
3 9 (36.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (32.00%) Change Management
5 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
5 7 (28.00%) CRM
5 7 (28.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (12.00%) Migration
7 2 (8.00%) Release Management
8 1 (4.00%) Data Governance
8 1 (4.00%) Data Management
8 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (4.00%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.00%) VBScript
3 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (88.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (80.00%) MCSE
3 18 (72.00%) SC Cleared
3 18 (72.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (44.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (12.00%) MCITP
6 2 (8.00%) MCSA
6 2 (8.00%) MCDST
6 2 (8.00%) MCTS
7 1 (4.00%) MCDBA
7 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (36.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (64.00%) Backup Exec
2 8 (32.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (12.00%) OVSD
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Citrix
2 9 (36.00%) McAfee
2 9 (36.00%) Sophos
2 9 (36.00%) VMware
2 9 (36.00%) Lumension
3 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Intel
4 2 (8.00%) Kaseya