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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 43 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 26 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.93% 2.37% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.93% 12.41% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 3
Average daily rate
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£164 £150 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -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 £229 £175
% change year-on-year
+19.89% +31.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
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
291 137 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 32.84% 19.11% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 74 62
Average daily rate £325 £240 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £135 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £485 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 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 24 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 24 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (90.00%) MCSE
3 24 (80.00%) ITIL
3 24 (80.00%) Security Cleared
4 23 (76.67%) SC Cleared
4 23 (76.67%) Windows
5 22 (73.33%) MS Exchange
6 21 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (70.00%) Backup Exec
7 16 (53.33%) MS Excel
7 16 (53.33%) Service Management
8 15 (50.00%) Citrix
9 14 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
11 11 (36.67%) OVSD
12 10 (33.33%) UNIX
12 10 (33.33%) SQL
13 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (30.00%) Windows Vista
13 9 (30.00%) VMware
13 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
13 9 (30.00%) Windows 8
14 8 (26.67%) Service Delivery
14 8 (26.67%) DV Cleared
14 8 (26.67%) SLA
15 6 (20.00%) Linux
15 6 (20.00%) McAfee
15 6 (20.00%) Sophos
15 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 22 (73.33%) MS Exchange
2 21 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (53.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) VoIP
1 3 (10.00%) Internet
1 3 (10.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.33%) Network Security
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Analyst
2 15 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 12 (40.00%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (36.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) Service Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 5 (16.67%) Team Leader
7 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
8 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
8 3 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
9 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
10 1 (3.33%) Rollout Engineer
10 1 (3.33%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 14 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (33.33%) UNIX
4 9 (30.00%) Windows Vista
4 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (30.00%) Windows 8
5 6 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) ITIL
2 16 (53.33%) Service Management
3 8 (26.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Validation
4 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (10.00%) Line Management
5 2 (6.67%) Operations Management
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (90.00%) MCSE
3 24 (80.00%) Security Cleared
4 23 (76.67%) SC Cleared
5 8 (26.67%) DV Cleared
6 3 (10.00%) CCNA
6 3 (10.00%) CNA
6 3 (10.00%) CNE
6 3 (10.00%) Novell Certification
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.33%) Firmware
4 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (70.00%) Backup Exec
2 11 (36.67%) OVSD
3 6 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Citrix
2 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (30.00%) VMware
4 6 (20.00%) McAfee
4 6 (20.00%) Sophos
4 6 (20.00%) Lumension
5 3 (10.00%) Remedy
6 2 (6.67%) Wyse
7 1 (3.33%) Computacenter
7 1 (3.33%) SAP
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £120 - £144 per day
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