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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 17 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing MCP 14 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 9.86% 7.69% -
As % of the Qualifications category 11.02% 9.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 0
Average daily rate
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£324 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.79 £16.20 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +17.81%
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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
127 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 89.44% 84.62% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 18 4
Average daily rate £345 £355 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% -7.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Erskine region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (71.43%) MCTS
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) HP
4 5 (35.71%) Firmware
4 5 (35.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (35.71%) SNMP
4 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
4 5 (35.71%) DNS
4 5 (35.71%) SSL
4 5 (35.71%) SCCM
4 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) LDAP
5 3 (21.43%) X.500
5 3 (21.43%) Kerberos
5 3 (21.43%) PKI
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) Replication
6 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 2 (14.29%) VLAN
6 2 (14.29%) Validation
6 2 (14.29%) LAN
6 2 (14.29%) WAN
6 2 (14.29%) DHCP
6 2 (14.29%) HTML
6 2 (14.29%) VBScript

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 2 (14.29%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) SNMP
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
1 5 (35.71%) SSL
2 3 (21.43%) LDAP
2 3 (21.43%) X.500
2 3 (21.43%) Kerberos
3 2 (14.29%) VLAN
3 2 (14.29%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) IPv4
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
2 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Firmware
1 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (21.43%) PKI
2 3 (21.43%) Replication
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Validation
2 2 (14.29%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) VBScript
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (71.43%) MCTS
3 3 (21.43%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) HP