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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 73 53 61
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing MCP 10 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.82% 2.19% 1.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.51% 12.12% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 5
Average daily rate
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£180 £175 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -45.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £403 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +63.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.79 £16.20 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +17.81%
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
285 198 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.32% 18.08% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 102 136
Average daily rate £340 £315 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £155 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.82 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.53% -29.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £38.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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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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 -10 7 £180 +2.85% 1
High Wycombe - 1 - - 2
Chesham - - - -
Newport Pagnell - - - -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (89.47%) Windows
3 16 (84.21%) MCSE
3 16 (84.21%) MS Exchange
4 14 (73.68%) SC Cleared
4 14 (73.68%) Security Cleared
5 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (63.16%) Backup Exec
6 12 (63.16%) ITIL
6 12 (63.16%) SQL
7 11 (57.89%) UNIX
7 11 (57.89%) Citrix
7 11 (57.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (47.37%) Service Management
9 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
10 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
10 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
10 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
11 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (15.79%) McAfee
12 3 (15.79%) Sophos
12 3 (15.79%) SLA
12 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
12 3 (15.79%) Linux
12 3 (15.79%) MCITP
12 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
12 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
12 3 (15.79%) VMware
12 3 (15.79%) OVSD

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (84.21%) MS Exchange
2 11 (57.89%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) Lync
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Network Security
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Support Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (26.32%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (57.89%) UNIX
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) ITIL
2 9 (47.37%) Service Management
3 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Security
5 1 (5.26%) Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Governance
5 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (84.21%) MCSE
3 14 (73.68%) SC Cleared
3 14 (73.68%) Security Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) MCITP
6 2 (10.53%) MCDST
6 2 (10.53%) MCTS
6 2 (10.53%) MCSA
7 1 (5.26%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) Backup Exec
2 3 (15.79%) OVSD
3 2 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Citrix
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) McAfee
3 3 (15.79%) Sophos
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Lumension
4 2 (10.53%) Kaseya
5 1 (5.26%) SAP