The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 22 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 56 77 83
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +6
Contract jobs citing MCP 15 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.64% 0.54% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.62% 1.76% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 1
Average daily rate
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£139 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £250 £190
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +31.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+8.77% +5.55%
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Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
267 341 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.24% 30.58% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 166 80
Average daily rate £375 £400 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £235 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
Average hourly rate £27.83 £15.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.49% -23.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Reading region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Reading region.

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 24 (92.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (88.46%) Windows
3 22 (84.62%) MCSE
3 22 (84.62%) Security Cleared
4 21 (80.77%) SC Cleared
5 20 (76.92%) DV Cleared
6 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
7 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
8 16 (61.54%) ITIL
9 14 (53.85%) Configuration Management
10 13 (50.00%) HP
11 12 (46.15%) SLA
11 12 (46.15%) Windows 7
12 11 (42.31%) MS Visio
12 11 (42.31%) Symantec
13 7 (26.92%) MS Office
14 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
14 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
15 4 (15.38%) SCCM
15 4 (15.38%) SCOM
16 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
16 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
16 3 (11.54%) Network Management
17 2 (7.69%) C#
17 2 (7.69%) VBA
17 2 (7.69%) MCSD
17 2 (7.69%) MCSA
17 2 (7.69%) Citrix

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (42.31%) MS Visio
2 7 (26.92%) MS Office
3 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) ADSL
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) VoIP
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
1 1 (3.85%) POP3
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) SAN
1 1 (3.85%) IMAP
General
1 1 (3.85%) Back Office
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Analyst
1 12 (46.15%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (42.31%) Support Engineer
3 10 (38.46%) Support Analyst
4 7 (26.92%) Service Analyst
4 7 (26.92%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (23.08%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (19.23%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (19.23%) Technical Support
6 5 (19.23%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (19.23%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 5 (19.23%) Security Analyst
6 5 (19.23%) Technical Support Analyst
6 5 (19.23%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (19.23%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (11.54%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (3.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) ITIL
2 14 (53.85%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.54%) Network Management
4 2 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) IT Governance
5 1 (3.85%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C#
1 2 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (92.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (84.62%) MCSE
2 22 (84.62%) Security Cleared
3 21 (80.77%) SC Cleared
4 20 (76.92%) DV Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) MCSD
5 2 (7.69%) MCSA
5 2 (7.69%) CCA
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.85%) MCTS
6 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
1 4 (15.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 13 (50.00%) HP
3 11 (42.31%) Symantec
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) Apple
5 1 (3.85%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco
Reading, Berkshire
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Rate: £139 per day
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