The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 39 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.03% 2.69% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.00% 15.69% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£225 £275 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +96.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £227 £253
% change year-on-year
+21.04% -10.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £13.34
% change year-on-year
+8.06% +16.23%
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 Kent region.

Qualifications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
50 51 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.18% 17.17% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 37
Average daily rate £400 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £35.05 £20.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.25% -36.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Kent

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 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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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
Dover - 2 - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Change Management
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) IP Telephony
2 4 (66.67%) ServiceNow
3 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Service Management
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) NVQ Level 3
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (16.67%) Marketing
5 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) DTV
5 1 (16.67%) SAP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) IP Telephony
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) IT Support
2 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification
3 2 (33.33%) NVQ Level 3
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (16.67%) SAP