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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 68 73 45
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -28
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.62% 0.32% 2.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 1.05% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £190 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -41.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £190 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £190 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £274 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.59% +8.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +13.72%
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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
206 287 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 25.72% 30.99% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 177 85
Average daily rate £400 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 5
Average hourly rate £29.50 £15.00 £18.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.66% -19.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.10 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 May 2015, 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 9 (75.00%) MCSE
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) VMware
4 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (41.67%) ITIL
5 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (33.33%) DNS
6 4 (33.33%) UNIX
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (33.33%) Backup Exec
6 4 (33.33%) Service Management
6 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 4 (33.33%) Patch Management
7 3 (25.00%) Migration
7 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (25.00%) Server Hardening
7 3 (25.00%) SCOM

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) Lync
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) Wintel Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Clustering
3 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
1 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000
3 3 (25.00%) Windows NT
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Service Management
2 4 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Server Hardening
3 3 (25.00%) Release Management
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (8.33%) Line Management
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) ITSM
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) MCSE
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) MCSA
5 2 (16.67%) CCNA
5 2 (16.67%) MCTS
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (8.33%) VCAP
6 1 (8.33%) CCIA
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (8.33%) Degree
6 1 (8.33%) MCITP
6 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (8.33%) CCA
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (8.33%) CCEA
6 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) Firmware
3 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (8.33%) UAG
4 1 (8.33%) XenApp
4 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 3 (25.00%) SCOM
3 2 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
4 1 (8.33%) SCCM
4 1 (8.33%) BladeLogic
4 1 (8.33%) WSUS
4 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
4 1 (8.33%) OVSD
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) McAfee
3 2 (16.67%) Sophos
3 2 (16.67%) Lumension
4 1 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Intel
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