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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 47 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing MCP 24 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.77% 2.36% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.39% 12.23% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 3
Average daily rate
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£168 £150 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £125 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £175 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £227 £178
% change year-on-year
+21.04% +27.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+4.91% +10.90%
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
286 139 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 33.06% 19.28% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 74 61
Average daily rate £325 £260 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £135 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £17.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -22.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £33.29 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (89.29%) MCSE
3 22 (78.57%) ITIL
3 22 (78.57%) Security Cleared
4 21 (75.00%) SC Cleared
4 21 (75.00%) Windows
5 20 (71.43%) MS Exchange
6 19 (67.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (67.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (67.86%) Backup Exec
7 15 (53.57%) Service Management
7 15 (53.57%) MS Excel
8 14 (50.00%) Citrix
9 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
9 13 (46.43%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (32.14%) VMware
10 9 (32.14%) OVSD
10 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (32.14%) UNIX
10 9 (32.14%) SQL
11 8 (28.57%) SLA
11 8 (28.57%) DV Cleared
12 7 (25.00%) Windows Vista
12 7 (25.00%) Service Delivery
12 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
12 7 (25.00%) Windows 8
13 6 (21.43%) Lumension
13 6 (21.43%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
13 6 (21.43%) Linux

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 20 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 19 (67.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (53.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Internet
1 3 (10.71%) VoIP
1 3 (10.71%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.57%) Network Security
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Analyst
2 13 (46.43%) Support Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (32.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 5 (17.86%) Service Analyst
5 5 (17.86%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (17.86%) Team Leader
6 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support
7 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) NOC Engineer
8 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
9 1 (3.57%) Rollout Engineer
9 1 (3.57%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (32.14%) UNIX
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 6 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) ITIL
2 15 (53.57%) Service Management
3 7 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) Validation
4 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (10.71%) Line Management
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 2 (7.14%) Operations Management
5 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (89.29%) MCSE
3 22 (78.57%) Security Cleared
4 21 (75.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) DV Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) CNA
6 3 (10.71%) CNE
6 3 (10.71%) Novell Certification
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (10.71%) CCNA
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.29%) Firmware
4 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (67.86%) Backup Exec
2 9 (32.14%) OVSD
3 6 (21.43%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Citrix
2 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (32.14%) VMware
4 6 (21.43%) Lumension
4 6 (21.43%) McAfee
4 6 (21.43%) Sophos
5 3 (10.71%) Remedy
6 2 (7.14%) Wyse
7 1 (3.57%) Computacenter
7 1 (3.57%) SAP
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £120 - £144 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 6 days ago