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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 69 59 65
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing MCP 16 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.36% 1.23% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.14% 4.61% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Average daily rate £275 £325 £148
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +119.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 - £11.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -13.79%
Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
311 217 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 26.38% 26.63% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 115 86
Average daily rate £325 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 24
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.28 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.10% -7.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £10.11 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £24.98 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -19 9 £275 -35.29% 1
High Wycombe - - - -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 19 (76.00%) MCSE
2 19 (76.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (64.00%) MS Exchange
5 15 (60.00%) ITIL
6 14 (56.00%) Security Cleared
7 13 (52.00%) UNIX
7 13 (52.00%) SQL
7 13 (52.00%) Citrix
8 12 (48.00%) Service Management
8 12 (48.00%) Backup Exec
8 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
8 12 (48.00%) Hyper-V
9 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (44.00%) VMware
9 11 (44.00%) Linux
10 10 (40.00%) PowerShell
10 10 (40.00%) DV Cleared
11 9 (36.00%) Lumension
11 9 (36.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (36.00%) Change Management
11 9 (36.00%) McAfee
11 9 (36.00%) Sophos
12 8 (32.00%) Service Delivery
12 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
12 8 (32.00%) SharePoint
12 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
12 8 (32.00%) ITIL V3

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (64.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (32.00%) SharePoint
4 7 (28.00%) Lync
5 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) DHCP
1 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.00%) DNS
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.00%) ADSL
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) French Language
2 1 (4.00%) German Language
2 1 (4.00%) Italian Language
2 1 (4.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Analyst
1 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
1 4 (16.00%) Team Leader
1 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) IT Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (52.00%) UNIX
4 11 (44.00%) Linux
5 6 (24.00%) Windows XP
5 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (20.00%) Windows Vista
6 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
9 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (4.00%) AIX
9 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) ITIL
2 12 (48.00%) Service Management
3 9 (36.00%) Change Management
3 9 (36.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (32.00%) ITIL V3
4 8 (32.00%) Service Delivery
5 7 (28.00%) CRM
6 5 (20.00%) Migration
7 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.00%) Release Management
8 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
8 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (4.00%) Workflow
8 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (4.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.00%) VBScript
4 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 19 (76.00%) MCSE
2 14 (56.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
4 10 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (12.00%) MCSA
6 2 (8.00%) MCITP
7 1 (4.00%) Degree
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.00%) MCDST
7 1 (4.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Hyper-V
2 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (48.00%) Backup Exec
2 8 (32.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.00%) OVSD
3 1 (4.00%) WSUS
3 1 (4.00%) Plesk
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Citrix
2 11 (44.00%) VMware
3 9 (36.00%) Lumension
3 9 (36.00%) McAfee
3 9 (36.00%) Sophos
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.00%) Intel
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) Compaq
6 1 (4.00%) Nokia
6 1 (4.00%) Apple
6 1 (4.00%) Kaseya
6 1 (4.00%) F5