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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 101 98 104
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing MCP 15 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.70% 0.37% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.88% 0.96% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 3
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£322 £135 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+138.14% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £223 £200
% change year-on-year
+17.97% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.79 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +6.00%
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
797 732 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 37.07% 39.14% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 317 282
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £41.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.97% +38.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £55.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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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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
Farnborough - 3 £294 - 2
Basingstoke - 2 £294 -
Southampton -17 1 - - 2
Andover - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Havant - - - - 2
Portsmouth - - - -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 25 (92.59%) Microsoft
2 24 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (70.37%) Windows
4 14 (51.85%) MS Exchange
4 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
5 13 (48.15%) MCSE
6 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
7 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
8 9 (33.33%) Degree
8 9 (33.33%) Blackberry
9 8 (29.63%) SQL
10 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
11 5 (18.52%) MS Access
11 5 (18.52%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (18.52%) HND
11 5 (18.52%) VB
11 5 (18.52%) Oracle
11 5 (18.52%) Primavera
11 5 (18.52%) Project Management
11 5 (18.52%) X.400
11 5 (18.52%) Critical Path Analysis
11 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
11 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
12 4 (14.81%) VMware
12 4 (14.81%) MCTS
12 4 (14.81%) X.500
12 4 (14.81%) Change Management
12 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
12 4 (14.81%) MS Office
12 4 (14.81%) SMTP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (51.85%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.41%) Lync
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) X.400
2 4 (14.81%) X.500
2 4 (14.81%) SMTP
3 3 (11.11%) LAN
3 3 (11.11%) WAN
4 2 (7.41%) Firewall
4 2 (7.41%) WLAN
5 1 (3.70%) ADSL
5 1 (3.70%) Broadband
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) 3G
5 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (18.52%) MS Access
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Messaging Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Report Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Data Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 3 (11.11%) MI Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) SQL DBA
6 2 (7.41%) DBA
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Information Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.11%) Replication
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) GIS
4 1 (3.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 19 (70.37%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Project Management
1 5 (18.52%) Critical Path Analysis
2 4 (14.81%) Change Management
2 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (11.11%) Validation
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) ETL
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Web Development
5 1 (3.70%) Digital Forensics
5 1 (3.70%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) VB
3 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) PHP
5 1 (3.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (48.15%) MCSE
3 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
4 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
5 9 (33.33%) Degree
6 5 (18.52%) HND
7 4 (14.81%) MCTS
8 3 (11.11%) MCITP
8 3 (11.11%) MCDST
9 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (7.41%) MCSA
9 2 (7.41%) MCDBA
9 2 (7.41%) CCNP
9 2 (7.41%) CCNA
10 1 (3.70%) CISSP
10 1 (3.70%) GCIH
10 1 (3.70%) CEH
10 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) VirtualBox
3 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (92.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) Primavera
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) Wyse
6 1 (3.70%) Symantec
6 1 (3.70%) McAfee
6 1 (3.70%) ICL