The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Erskine region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 50 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -
Contract jobs citing MCP 13 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 3.66% 6.17% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.42% 7.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Average daily rate £328 £347 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.74% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £263 £310
% change year-on-year
+18.09% -15.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £13.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+64.07% -5.45%
MCP
Renfrewshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Erskine region.

Qualifications Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
294 71 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 82.82% 87.65% 97.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 53 55
Average daily rate £325 £343 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 26 (100.00%) MCTS
2 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
3 16 (61.54%) DNS
4 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
5 12 (46.15%) Windows
5 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
5 12 (46.15%) Content Management
6 11 (42.31%) Validation
6 11 (42.31%) Degree
6 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
7 10 (38.46%) PKI
7 10 (38.46%) Replication
7 10 (38.46%) X.500
7 10 (38.46%) LDAP
7 10 (38.46%) Kerberos
8 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
9 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
10 7 (26.92%) .NET
10 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
11 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
12 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (19.23%) Office 365
12 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (19.23%) Firewall
12 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) DNS
2 10 (38.46%) Kerberos
2 10 (38.46%) LDAP
2 10 (38.46%) X.500
3 5 (19.23%) Firewall
4 3 (11.54%) SNMP
4 3 (11.54%) SSL
4 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) LAN
5 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) SharePoint Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Consultant
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
1 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) PKI
1 10 (38.46%) Replication
2 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
1 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Content Management
2 11 (42.31%) Validation
3 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
4 3 (11.54%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) MCTS
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (42.31%) Degree
3 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
4 5 (19.23%) MCITP
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) HP