The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Leicestershire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank - 31 27
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire - 0.45% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.86% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £210 £230
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +82.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
Qualifications Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
41 35 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 11.61% 15.91% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 8
Average daily rate £319 £331 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.73% -5.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.18% +111.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
MCP
East Midlands

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
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Leicester - - - -
MCP
East Midlands

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) MCSE
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (33.33%) Altiris
3 2 (33.33%) SCOM
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Dell

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) MCSE
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Altiris
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Dell