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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 19 20 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 5.00% 9.56% 10.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 10.83% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 2
Average daily rate
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£333 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £261 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £349 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
-14.54% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.07 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-15.05% +0.41%
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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 Erskine region.

Qualifications Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
60 120 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 75.00% 88.24% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 109 13
Average daily rate £345 £340 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -6.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £56.44 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) MCTS
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (60.00%) .NET
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (60.00%) Validation
4 6 (60.00%) Content Management
4 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (50.00%) HP
6 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (40.00%) SQL
6 4 (40.00%) Degree
6 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (40.00%) DNS
6 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) PKI
7 3 (30.00%) HTML
7 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (30.00%) LDAP
7 3 (30.00%) CSS
7 3 (30.00%) Kerberos
7 3 (30.00%) X.500
7 3 (30.00%) Replication
8 2 (20.00%) C#
8 2 (20.00%) XML
8 2 (20.00%) OOP
8 2 (20.00%) OO

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Lync
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) X.500
2 3 (30.00%) LDAP
2 3 (30.00%) Kerberos
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Consultant
1 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Consultant
1 1 (10.00%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (30.00%) Replication
2 3 (30.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Validation
1 6 (60.00%) Content Management
2 2 (20.00%) OOP
2 2 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) MCTS
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) F5