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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 29 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing MCP 11 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 7.69% 1.69% -
As % of the Qualifications category 8.80% 2.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate £323 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £288 £246
% change year-on-year
+1.73% +16.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
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
125 99 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 87.41% 83.90% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 68 23
Average daily rate £340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £315 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £451 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +58.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 14 February 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 Certification
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (88.46%) MCTS
3 18 (69.23%) Validation
4 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
5 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 13 (50.00%) Degree
5 13 (50.00%) Computer Science
6 11 (42.31%) Windows
6 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
7 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
8 8 (30.77%) SCCM
8 8 (30.77%) Content Management
8 8 (30.77%) .NET Framework
8 8 (30.77%) .NET
8 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
8 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
8 8 (30.77%) Firmware
8 8 (30.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (30.77%) SNMP
8 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 8 (30.77%) SSL
8 8 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (30.77%) Software Delivery
9 7 (26.92%) Kerberos
9 7 (26.92%) DNS
9 7 (26.92%) LDAP
9 7 (26.92%) PKI
9 7 (26.92%) X.500
9 7 (26.92%) Replication

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) SNMP
1 8 (30.77%) SSL
1 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 7 (26.92%) DNS
2 7 (26.92%) Kerberos
2 7 (26.92%) LDAP
2 7 (26.92%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) SharePoint Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Design Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
1 8 (30.77%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 8 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (26.92%) PKI
3 7 (26.92%) Replication
4 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
1 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Validation
2 8 (30.77%) Content Management
2 8 (30.77%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (88.46%) MCTS
3 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
4 13 (50.00%) Degree
4 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) MCSE
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (30.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 8 (30.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) HP