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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 65 61 70
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing MCP 9 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.96% 0.68% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 2.21% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Average daily rate
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- £413 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £225 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.73 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -0.12%
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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 Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
285 271 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.42% 30.76% 26.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 128 99
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 5
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -44.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%

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 3 August 2015, 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 20 (90.91%) MCSE
2 20 (90.91%) Active Directory
3 19 (86.36%) ITIL
4 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
4 18 (81.82%) Windows 7
5 17 (77.27%) SLA
6 16 (72.73%) Configuration Management
6 16 (72.73%) DV Cleared
6 16 (72.73%) Security Cleared
7 15 (68.18%) Symantec
7 15 (68.18%) HP
7 15 (68.18%) MS Visio
8 11 (50.00%) SC Cleared
9 5 (22.73%) Degree
10 4 (18.18%) Finance
11 3 (13.64%) VMware
11 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (13.64%) MCSD
11 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
11 3 (13.64%) MCITP
12 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (9.09%) MCTS
12 2 (9.09%) Banking
12 2 (9.09%) SCCM
12 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
12 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
12 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
12 2 (9.09%) SQL

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (68.18%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) 2nd Line Support
2 16 (72.73%) Support Engineer
3 15 (68.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Release Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Replication
2 2 (9.09%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 18 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) ITIL
2 16 (72.73%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) Release Management
4 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Network Management
4 1 (4.55%) High Availability
4 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
1 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (90.91%) MCSE
3 16 (72.73%) DV Cleared
3 16 (72.73%) Security Cleared
4 11 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (22.73%) Degree
6 3 (13.64%) MCSD
6 3 (13.64%) MCITP
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (9.09%) MCTS
7 2 (9.09%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (77.27%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (90.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 15 (68.18%) HP
2 15 (68.18%) Symantec
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix