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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 81 74 57
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -17
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.43% 0.92% 2.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% 3.68% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £190 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £206 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £248 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.93% -9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.61%
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
270 326 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.02% 24.90% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 183 94
Average daily rate £400 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £200 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 11
Average hourly rate £46.00 £15.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+192.06% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £35.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +6 5 £400 +110.52% 2
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 10 (76.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (69.23%) MCSE
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) Windows
4 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
4 7 (53.85%) Citrix
4 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
5 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
5 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 5 (38.46%) ITIL
5 5 (38.46%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) UNIX
6 4 (30.77%) MCSA
6 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) SCCM
6 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) Patch Management
6 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
7 3 (23.08%) Release Management
7 3 (23.08%) SCOM
7 3 (23.08%) Migration

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Lync
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Wintel Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Clustering
4 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
5 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (30.77%) UNIX
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000
5 3 (23.08%) Windows NT
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Patch Management
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Server Hardening
3 3 (23.08%) Release Management
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.69%) ITSM
5 1 (7.69%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) Software Licensing
5 1 (7.69%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
5 1 (7.69%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (69.23%) MCSE
3 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) MCSA
5 1 (7.69%) CCSP
5 1 (7.69%) CCNA
5 1 (7.69%) ISEB
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (7.69%) MCTS
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) Firmware
4 1 (7.69%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) SCOM
2 3 (23.08%) WSUS
3 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
3 2 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (15.38%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (7.69%) SCOrch
4 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
4 1 (7.69%) OVSD
4 1 (7.69%) BladeLogic
4 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Symantec
4 2 (15.38%) McAfee
4 2 (15.38%) Lumension
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Intel