The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 57 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing MCP 7 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.84% 2.90% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.10% 14.86% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 4
Average daily rate
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£180 £175 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £360 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.79 £16.20 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +17.81%
MCP
Buckinghamshire

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

Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
226 148 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 26.97% 19.53% 30.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 73 112
Average daily rate £348 £268 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.90% -13.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.82 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.53% -29.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £13.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £38.00 £19.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Backup Exec
2 11 (91.67%) ITIL
2 11 (91.67%) MCSE
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) MS Exchange
2 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
2 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (83.33%) Citrix
3 10 (83.33%) UNIX
3 10 (83.33%) SQL
4 8 (66.67%) Service Management
5 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
6 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) OVSD
7 3 (25.00%) SLA
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (16.67%) Linux
8 2 (16.67%) McAfee
8 2 (16.67%) Sophos
8 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 2 (16.67%) VMware
8 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
8 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (16.67%) Lumension
9 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 11 (91.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Lync
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Support Analyst
3 6 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (41.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
6 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
6 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (83.33%) UNIX
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) ITIL
2 8 (66.67%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) MCSE
2 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
2 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (91.67%) Backup Exec
2 3 (25.00%) OVSD
3 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) McAfee
3 2 (16.67%) Sophos
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Lumension
4 1 (8.33%) SAP