The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Milton Keynes 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 61 42 57
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +15
Contract jobs citing MCP 9 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.04% 1.70% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.46% 5.52% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Average daily rate £275 £425 £157
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +171.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -13.79%
Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
260 163 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 30.06% 30.87% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 86 65
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £16.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £12.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
MCP
Buckinghamshire

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 24 April 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 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) MCSE
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (60.00%) ITIL
5 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
5 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
6 7 (46.67%) UNIX
7 6 (40.00%) SQL
7 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (40.00%) Citrix
7 6 (40.00%) Service Management
7 6 (40.00%) Backup Exec
7 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
8 5 (33.33%) VMware
8 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 5 (33.33%) Linux
8 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
9 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
9 4 (26.67%) Migration
9 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
9 4 (26.67%) SLA
9 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
9 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (20.00%) Finance
10 3 (20.00%) Change Management
10 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 3 (20.00%) McAfee

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.67%) Lync
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
2 1 (6.67%) ADSL
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Officer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (46.67%) UNIX
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
8 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
8 1 (6.67%) AIX
8 1 (6.67%) Solaris
8 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Service Management
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) CRM
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (13.33%) VBScript
4 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (73.33%) MCSE
2 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) MCSA
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.67%) MCITP
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (6.67%) OVSD
3 1 (6.67%) Plesk
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Citrix
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) McAfee
3 3 (20.00%) Sophos
3 3 (20.00%) Lumension
4 2 (13.33%) Intel
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Compaq
5 1 (6.67%) F5