The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 17 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 Chester 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 40 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.38% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £223 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £210 £230
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
Qualifications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
25 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.62% 20.83% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate £294 £350 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +133.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
MCP
Cheshire

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Chester

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

MCP
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) SCVMM
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) MCPD
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) TDD

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) WinForms
1 1 (33.33%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCPD
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
1 2 (66.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft