The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 23 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 Dorset 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank - 30 27
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 0.54% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.94% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £118 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -47.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £210 £225
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -13.79%
Qualifications Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
36 34 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 15.65% 18.28% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 33
Average daily rate £400 £265 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -29.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £118 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £400 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +59.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -6.06%
MCP
South West

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth - - - - 1
Weymouth - - - -
MCP
South West

MCP
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) MOS
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Technician
1 1 (100.00%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (100.00%) Help Desk Technician
1 1 (100.00%) Help Desk Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MOS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft