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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 58 62 50
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing MCP 32 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.52% 1.34% 1.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.42% 7.95% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 5
Average daily rate
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£175 £150 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £150 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £223 £250 £168
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +49.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +5.66%
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
380 176 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 29.90% 16.86% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 83 70
Average daily rate £350 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £524 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 4 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £51.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +4 31 £175 +16.66% 2
Chesham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 3
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 41 (97.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (85.71%) MCSE
3 34 (80.95%) Windows
4 33 (78.57%) Security Cleared
5 32 (76.19%) SC Cleared
6 31 (73.81%) ITIL
6 31 (73.81%) MS Exchange
7 28 (66.67%) Backup Exec
7 28 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 28 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (52.38%) Service Management
9 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
10 20 (47.62%) MS Excel
11 18 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (38.10%) Citrix
13 15 (35.71%) VMware
13 15 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (28.57%) OVSD
14 12 (28.57%) McAfee
14 12 (28.57%) Sophos
14 12 (28.57%) Linux
14 12 (28.57%) Hyper-V
14 12 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
14 12 (28.57%) Lumension
15 11 (26.19%) DV Cleared
15 11 (26.19%) SLA
15 11 (26.19%) Service Delivery
16 10 (23.81%) Windows Vista
16 10 (23.81%) UNIX
16 10 (23.81%) SQL

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 31 (73.81%) MS Exchange
2 28 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (47.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Internet
1 3 (7.14%) VoIP
1 3 (7.14%) IP Telephony
2 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) DHCP
3 1 (2.38%) Network Security
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Analyst
2 16 (38.10%) Support Analyst
3 14 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
4 12 (28.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 10 (23.81%) Team Leader
6 9 (21.43%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 7 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (16.67%) Service Analyst
8 6 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
10 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support
10 4 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 3 (7.14%) NOC Engineer
12 2 (4.76%) Rollout Engineer
12 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 1 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
13 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 1 (2.38%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 18 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (80.95%) Windows
2 28 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (28.57%) Linux
4 10 (23.81%) Windows Vista
4 10 (23.81%) UNIX
4 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 10 (23.81%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) ITIL
2 22 (52.38%) Service Management
3 11 (26.19%) Service Delivery
4 7 (16.67%) Line Management
5 6 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (14.29%) Validation
6 5 (11.90%) Change Management
6 5 (11.90%) ITIL V3
6 5 (11.90%) Operations Management
7 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (4.76%) Project Management
9 1 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 41 (97.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (85.71%) MCSE
3 33 (78.57%) Security Cleared
4 32 (76.19%) SC Cleared
5 11 (26.19%) DV Cleared
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (7.14%) CNA
6 3 (7.14%) CNE
6 3 (7.14%) Novell Certification
6 3 (7.14%) CCNA
7 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.19%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 8 (19.05%) Firmware
4 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 28 (66.67%) Backup Exec
2 12 (28.57%) OVSD
2 12 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (38.10%) Citrix
3 15 (35.71%) VMware
4 12 (28.57%) McAfee
4 12 (28.57%) Sophos
4 12 (28.57%) Lumension
5 3 (7.14%) Remedy
5 3 (7.14%) Wyse
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) Computacenter