The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 98 102 115
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Contract jobs citing MCP 22 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.05% 0.38% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.80% 1.21% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 1
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£228 £295 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.88% -10.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £225 £270
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.79 £16.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +18.57%
MCP
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
786 580 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 37.59% 31.33% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 325 357
Average daily rate £365 £371 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £498 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 72
Average hourly rate £28.50 £17.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.64% -45.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.75 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
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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
Southampton - 1 £120 -
Farnborough - - - -
Andover - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Fareham - - - - 2
Havant - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - - 3
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (92.86%) MCSE
3 25 (89.29%) Active Directory
4 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
5 17 (60.71%) Security Cleared
6 16 (57.14%) Windows
7 15 (53.57%) SC Cleared
8 14 (50.00%) MS Exchange
9 12 (42.86%) MCITP
10 11 (39.29%) MCDST
10 11 (39.29%) Blackberry
11 10 (35.71%) Firewall
12 9 (32.14%) X.400
12 9 (32.14%) SMTP
13 8 (28.57%) X.500
14 6 (21.43%) HP
15 3 (10.71%) Citrix
15 3 (10.71%) HTML
15 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
15 3 (10.71%) Degree
16 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
16 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
16 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
16 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
16 2 (7.14%) Validation
16 2 (7.14%) MCTS
16 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
16 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 14 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) Firewall
2 9 (32.14%) X.400
2 9 (32.14%) SMTP
3 8 (28.57%) X.500
4 2 (7.14%) LAN
4 2 (7.14%) WAN
4 2 (7.14%) SAN
5 1 (3.57%) WLAN
5 1 (3.57%) DHCP
5 1 (3.57%) DNS
5 1 (3.57%) IPv4
5 1 (3.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 12 (42.86%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Messaging Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Messaging Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.14%) JSP
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.14%) Validation
1 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
2 1 (3.57%) High Availability
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) VBScript
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (92.86%) MCSE
3 17 (60.71%) Security Cleared
4 15 (53.57%) SC Cleared
5 12 (42.86%) MCITP
6 11 (39.29%) MCDST
7 3 (10.71%) Degree
8 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
8 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
8 2 (7.14%) MCTS
8 2 (7.14%) CCNP
8 2 (7.14%) CCNA
8 2 (7.14%) ISEB
8 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (3.57%) MCSA
System Software
1 25 (89.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle
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