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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 74 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing MCP 13 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.15% 0.87% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.78% 4.39% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
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£350 £208 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.67% -53.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £239 £230
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
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
272 205 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.07% 19.85% 30.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 106 104
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 8 14
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £13.07 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £35.25 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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 12 £350 +68.67% 2
Chesham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 35 (89.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (79.49%) Windows
2 31 (79.49%) MCSE
3 28 (71.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (69.23%) Security Cleared
4 27 (69.23%) ITIL
5 26 (66.67%) MS Exchange
5 26 (66.67%) SC Cleared
6 25 (64.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 24 (61.54%) Backup Exec
8 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
9 21 (53.85%) MS Excel
10 20 (51.28%) Service Management
11 19 (48.72%) VMware
12 16 (41.03%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (35.90%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (33.33%) Citrix
14 13 (33.33%) Hyper-V
15 12 (30.77%) McAfee ePO
15 12 (30.77%) Lumension
15 12 (30.77%) Linux
15 12 (30.77%) McAfee
15 12 (30.77%) Sophos
16 11 (28.21%) Service Delivery
16 11 (28.21%) SLA
17 10 (25.64%) Firmware
17 10 (25.64%) Windows 8
17 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
17 10 (25.64%) DV Cleared
17 10 (25.64%) Windows Vista

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 26 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 25 (64.10%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (53.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) VoIP
1 3 (7.69%) Internet
1 3 (7.69%) IP Telephony
2 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.13%) DNS
3 1 (2.56%) DHCP
3 1 (2.56%) VLAN
3 1 (2.56%) Network Security
3 1 (2.56%) Firewall
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 11 (28.21%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (25.64%) Team Leader
4 10 (25.64%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 7 (17.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (15.38%) Service Analyst
7 6 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
9 4 (10.26%) Desktop Support
9 4 (10.26%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (10.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 3 (7.69%) NOC Engineer
11 2 (5.13%) Rollout Engineer
11 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 1 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 1 (2.56%) Windows Administrator
12 1 (2.56%) Technical Specialist
12 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.90%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) Clustering
4 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 31 (79.49%) Windows
2 28 (71.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (30.77%) Linux
4 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
4 10 (25.64%) Windows 8
4 10 (25.64%) Windows Vista
5 8 (20.51%) UNIX
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (7.69%) Windows 2000
7 3 (7.69%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) ITIL
2 20 (51.28%) Service Management
3 11 (28.21%) Service Delivery
4 7 (17.95%) Change Management
4 7 (17.95%) Line Management
5 6 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (15.38%) Validation
6 5 (12.82%) Operations Management
6 5 (12.82%) ITIL V3
7 3 (7.69%) Release Management
7 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.13%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (5.13%) Project Management
8 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (89.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (79.49%) MCSE
3 27 (69.23%) Security Cleared
4 26 (66.67%) SC Cleared
5 10 (25.64%) DV Cleared
6 4 (10.26%) CCNA
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (7.69%) CNA
7 3 (7.69%) CNE
7 3 (7.69%) Novell Certification
8 2 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.56%) CCEA
9 1 (2.56%) CCA
9 1 (2.56%) CCNP
9 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.56%) MCTS
9 1 (2.56%) MCITP
9 1 (2.56%) Degree
9 1 (2.56%) VCAP
9 1 (2.56%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.21%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (41.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 10 (25.64%) Firmware
4 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
5 3 (7.69%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.56%) XenApp
6 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (61.54%) Backup Exec
2 12 (30.77%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (25.64%) OVSD
4 2 (5.13%) SCOM
5 1 (2.56%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 19 (48.72%) VMware
3 13 (33.33%) Citrix
4 12 (30.77%) McAfee
4 12 (30.77%) Sophos
4 12 (30.77%) Lumension
5 3 (7.69%) Wyse
5 3 (7.69%) Remedy
6 1 (2.56%) Intel
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco
6 1 (2.56%) Computacenter