The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank - 42 30
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 0.29% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.45% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £200
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +6.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
56 69 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 22.58% 20.18% 21.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 22
Average daily rate £450 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £214 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £413 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £15.13 £16.16 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.40% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 £16.16 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £16.16 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Cardiff region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Cardiff region.

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

MCP
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Service Management
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 5 (83.33%) Incident Management
2 5 (83.33%) AS400
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) SLA
3 2 (33.33%) IT Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) MCSE
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) AS400
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
1 5 (83.33%) Service Management
1 5 (83.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) IT Governance
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) IBM