The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 49 56 38
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.44% 0.19% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 0.35% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £194 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £285 £239
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +19.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
MCP
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
239 289 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 52.07% 55.90% 46.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 155 55
Average daily rate £450 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £340 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £42.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.91% +111.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £30.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.14 £44.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester - 2 £194 -
MCP
South West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (33.33%) VRRP
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITSM
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) e-Learning
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) AppSense
3 1 (33.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) PKI
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) HSRP
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) VRRP
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Writer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) e-Learning
1 1 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (33.33%) Presales
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCT
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) BitLocker
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) UAG
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) AppSense
3 1 (33.33%) Canon
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos