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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 73 62 72
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing MCP 10 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.97% 1.41% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.34% 4.46% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 2
Average daily rate £350 £213 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -52.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.09% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +46.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £13.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+64.07% -5.45%
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
299 314 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.06% 31.62% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 156 144
Average daily rate £400 £360 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 5
Average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 29 April 2016, 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 16 (94.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) HP
3 12 (70.59%) Windows
3 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
4 10 (58.82%) VMware
5 8 (47.06%) Firewall
5 8 (47.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (47.06%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (47.06%) Hyper-V
5 8 (47.06%) Linux
5 8 (47.06%) MCSA
5 8 (47.06%) Ethernet
5 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
5 8 (47.06%) Dell
5 8 (47.06%) Intel
5 8 (47.06%) CCNA
5 8 (47.06%) Cisco
5 8 (47.06%) IBM
5 8 (47.06%) SAN
5 8 (47.06%) Hitachi
5 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
7 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
7 5 (29.41%) MCSE
7 5 (29.41%) MS Office
7 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
8 4 (23.53%) DV Cleared
8 4 (23.53%) WSUS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 4 (23.53%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Ethernet
1 8 (47.06%) Fibre Channel
1 8 (47.06%) Firewall
1 8 (47.06%) SAN
1 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) OLAP
3 1 (5.88%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (5.88%) QlikView
General
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Developer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.88%) QlikView Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
1 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
2 8 (47.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.76%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (47.06%) CCNA
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (47.06%) MCSA
2 8 (47.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (29.41%) MCSE
3 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) CCEA
5 1 (5.88%) CCEE
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Hyper-V
1 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 12 (70.59%) HP
3 10 (58.82%) VMware
4 8 (47.06%) Cisco
4 8 (47.06%) Dell
4 8 (47.06%) Hitachi
4 8 (47.06%) IBM
4 8 (47.06%) Intel
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) Tableau
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.33 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago