The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Kent region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 38 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.24% 4.29% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.11% 28.57% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate
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£143 £288 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.43% +130.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £275 £273
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +5.17%
Qualifications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
37 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.29% 15.00% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 24
Average daily rate £350 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £343 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £26.75 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.57% +10.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
MCP
South East

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 10 July 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
Chatham - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Whitstable - - - - 1
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) NVQ Level 3
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) A+ Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) IT Support
3 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) A+ Certification
1 2 (66.67%) NVQ Level 3
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow