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 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 57 76 61
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Contract jobs citing MCP 16 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.57% 0.20% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.85% 0.68% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£204 - £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £260 £200
% change year-on-year
+1.15% +29.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £55.65 £14.67 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+279.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £12.25
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +8.16%
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
330 293 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.32% 28.70% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 124 53
Average daily rate £352 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 4
Average hourly rate £24.75 £15.25 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.29% -70.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 March 2015.

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 March 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 29 (96.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 27 (90.00%) MCSE
3 24 (80.00%) Active Directory
4 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
4 23 (76.67%) ITIL
5 22 (73.33%) Security Cleared
6 21 (70.00%) DV Cleared
7 19 (63.33%) Configuration Management
7 19 (63.33%) SC Cleared
8 13 (43.33%) Windows 7
8 13 (43.33%) SLA
9 11 (36.67%) HP
9 11 (36.67%) SCCM
10 10 (33.33%) SCOM
10 10 (33.33%) Symantec
10 10 (33.33%) SharePoint
10 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
10 10 (33.33%) MS Visio
11 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (30.00%) Network Management
12 5 (16.67%) Degree
12 5 (16.67%) SQL
12 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 4 (13.33%) MCSD
13 4 (13.33%) VMware
13 4 (13.33%) Finance
14 3 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (10.00%) Computer Science

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 10 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) Documentum
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) ADSL
1 1 (3.33%) LAN
1 1 (3.33%) VoIP
1 1 (3.33%) WAN
1 1 (3.33%) DHCP
1 1 (3.33%) DNS
1 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 13 (43.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (36.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 10 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) IT Support
5 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) DBA
6 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
6 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Release Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Replication
2 2 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Windows 7
3 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) ITIL
2 19 (63.33%) Configuration Management
3 9 (30.00%) Network Management
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Release Management
5 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) ETL
5 1 (3.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (96.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (90.00%) MCSE
3 22 (73.33%) Security Cleared
4 21 (70.00%) DV Cleared
5 19 (63.33%) SC Cleared
6 5 (16.67%) Degree
7 4 (13.33%) MCSD
8 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (10.00%) MCITP
9 2 (6.67%) MCTS
9 2 (6.67%) MCDBA
10 1 (3.33%) CCA
10 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (3.33%) MCSA
10 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (43.33%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (80.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) SCCM
2 10 (33.33%) SCOM
3 3 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (36.67%) HP
3 10 (33.33%) Symantec
4 4 (13.33%) VMware
5 3 (10.00%) EMC
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) Apple
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco
Reading
Explore Group
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 27 days ago