The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Reading region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 75 64 71
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.38% 0.64% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.20% 2.72% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate £450 £235 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.67 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -13.79%
Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
333 184 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.05% 23.56% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 82 141
Average daily rate £365 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 7
Average hourly rate £14.84 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.78% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £18.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
MCP
Berkshire

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
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 24 April 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Windows NT
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (50.00%) ARCserve
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
1 2 (50.00%) Wintel Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (50.00%) Windows NT
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) ARCserve
1 2 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (50.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Altiris