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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 57 61 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs citing MCP 12 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.56% 0.82% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.45% 3.77% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £208 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.67% -53.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £239 £230
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
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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
220 159 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 28.57% 21.63% 34.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 88 74
Average daily rate £350 £350 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £550 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 3 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 34 (89.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (78.95%) Windows
2 30 (78.95%) MCSE
3 27 (71.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (68.42%) Security Cleared
4 26 (68.42%) ITIL
5 25 (65.79%) MS Exchange
5 25 (65.79%) SC Cleared
6 24 (63.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 23 (60.53%) Backup Exec
8 22 (57.89%) Microsoft
9 20 (52.63%) MS Excel
10 19 (50.00%) Service Management
11 18 (47.37%) VMware
12 15 (39.47%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (34.21%) Citrix
13 13 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (31.58%) Hyper-V
15 11 (28.95%) Lumension
15 11 (28.95%) McAfee ePO
15 11 (28.95%) Linux
15 11 (28.95%) SLA
15 11 (28.95%) McAfee
15 11 (28.95%) Sophos
16 10 (26.32%) Service Delivery
16 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
16 10 (26.32%) Windows 8
16 10 (26.32%) DV Cleared
16 10 (26.32%) Windows Vista
16 10 (26.32%) OVSD

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 25 (65.79%) MS Exchange
2 24 (63.16%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (52.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) VoIP
1 3 (7.89%) Internet
1 3 (7.89%) IP Telephony
2 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (2.63%) DHCP
3 1 (2.63%) VLAN
3 1 (2.63%) Network Security
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
2 13 (34.21%) Support Analyst
3 11 (28.95%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (26.32%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 9 (23.68%) Team Leader
6 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 7 (18.42%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (15.79%) Service Analyst
8 6 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
10 4 (10.53%) Desktop Support
10 4 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 3 (7.89%) NOC Engineer
12 2 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
12 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 1 (2.63%) Windows Administrator
13 1 (2.63%) Technical Specialist
13 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Clustering
4 2 (5.26%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (78.95%) Windows
2 27 (71.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (28.95%) Linux
4 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
4 10 (26.32%) Windows 8
4 10 (26.32%) Windows Vista
5 8 (21.05%) UNIX
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (7.89%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (7.89%) Windows 2000
7 3 (7.89%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) ITIL
2 19 (50.00%) Service Management
3 10 (26.32%) Service Delivery
4 6 (15.79%) Change Management
4 6 (15.79%) Line Management
5 5 (13.16%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (13.16%) Validation
6 4 (10.53%) Operations Management
6 4 (10.53%) ITIL V3
7 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.89%) Release Management
8 2 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (5.26%) Project Management
8 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 34 (89.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (78.95%) MCSE
3 26 (68.42%) Security Cleared
4 25 (65.79%) SC Cleared
5 10 (26.32%) DV Cleared
6 4 (10.53%) CCNA
6 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (7.89%) CNA
7 3 (7.89%) CNE
7 3 (7.89%) Novell Certification
8 2 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.63%) CCEA
9 1 (2.63%) CCA
9 1 (2.63%) CCNP
9 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.63%) MCTS
9 1 (2.63%) MCITP
9 1 (2.63%) Degree
9 1 (2.63%) VCAP
9 1 (2.63%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (31.58%) Hyper-V
3 9 (23.68%) Firmware
4 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
5 3 (7.89%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.63%) XenApp
6 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (60.53%) Backup Exec
2 11 (28.95%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (26.32%) OVSD
4 2 (5.26%) SCOM
5 1 (2.63%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 18 (47.37%) VMware
3 13 (34.21%) Citrix
4 11 (28.95%) McAfee
4 11 (28.95%) Sophos
4 11 (28.95%) Lumension
5 3 (7.89%) Wyse
5 3 (7.89%) Remedy
6 1 (2.63%) Intel
6 1 (2.63%) SAP
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) Computacenter