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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 60 77 96
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +19
Contract jobs citing MCP 14 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.54% 1.10% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.43% 3.12% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 2
Average daily rate
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£139 £425 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.29% +33.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £350 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £433 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £263 £153
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +72.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.84 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +21.15%
MCP
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
258 385 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.32% 35.42% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 191 99
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £235 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 6
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.84 £15.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.02% -5.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £12.00 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £21.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -21.39%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 19 (95.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) MCSE
3 16 (80.00%) Security Cleared
4 15 (75.00%) SC Cleared
5 14 (70.00%) DV Cleared
5 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 9 (45.00%) HP
7 9 (45.00%) ITIL
8 8 (40.00%) Configuration Management
8 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
9 7 (35.00%) MS Office
9 7 (35.00%) SLA
9 7 (35.00%) Symantec
9 7 (35.00%) MS Visio
10 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
11 3 (15.00%) MCSD
11 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
11 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
12 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
12 2 (10.00%) MCSA
12 2 (10.00%) C#
12 2 (10.00%) VBA
12 2 (10.00%) Citrix
12 2 (10.00%) CCA
12 2 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
1 7 (35.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) IMAP
1 1 (5.00%) POP3
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 10 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (30.00%) Service Analyst
4 6 (30.00%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
5 5 (25.00%) Technical Support
5 5 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 5 (25.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 5 (25.00%) Security Analyst
5 5 (25.00%) Technical Support Analyst
5 5 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.00%) IT Governance
4 1 (5.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C#
1 2 (10.00%) VBA
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (85.00%) MCSE
3 16 (80.00%) Security Cleared
4 15 (75.00%) SC Cleared
5 14 (70.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) MCSD
7 2 (10.00%) MCSA
7 2 (10.00%) CCA
7 2 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (5.00%) Degree
8 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (5.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) HP
3 7 (35.00%) Symantec
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) VMware
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