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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 61 70 78
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Contract jobs citing MCP 7 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.80% 0.70% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.53% 2.26% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +38.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £253
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.84 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.79 £17.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.26% +19.29%
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
277 310 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.69% 30.88% 26.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 134 106
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.55 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.97% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 August 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 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (85.71%) Windows
3 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
4 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
5 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
6 8 (57.14%) MCSE
6 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
7 7 (50.00%) Symantec
8 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (42.86%) DV Cleared
8 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (35.71%) HP
9 5 (35.71%) Citrix
10 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
10 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
10 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
10 4 (28.57%) ITIL
10 4 (28.57%) Backup Exec
10 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (28.57%) VMware
10 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
10 4 (28.57%) XenApp
10 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
11 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
11 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (21.43%) SLA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2000
5 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
3 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) IMAP
2 1 (7.14%) POP3
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Wintel Architect
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Support
2 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) Security Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Support
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Windows NT
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (21.43%) Change Control
2 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
3 1 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (7.14%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 8 (57.14%) MCSE
4 6 (42.86%) DV Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (14.29%) MCSD
6 2 (14.29%) MCSA
7 1 (7.14%) MCDST
7 1 (7.14%) MCTS
7 1 (7.14%) MCITP
7 1 (7.14%) Degree
7 1 (7.14%) CCA
7 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (28.57%) XenApp
3 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
3 3 (21.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Backup Exec
2 3 (21.43%) NetBackup
2 3 (21.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (21.43%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Symantec
3 5 (35.71%) HP
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (14.29%) Altiris