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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 55 - 78
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 14 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.66% - 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.49% - 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
Average daily rate
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£139 - £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £239 £230
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.65 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
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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
255 254 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.21% 25.50% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 104 60
Average daily rate £375 £388 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +14.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 3
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -62.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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 26 January 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 27 (96.43%) MCSE
1 27 (96.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 26 (92.86%) Security Cleared
3 24 (85.71%) DV Cleared
4 23 (82.14%) SC Cleared
5 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
6 20 (71.43%) Active Directory
6 20 (71.43%) ITIL
7 19 (67.86%) Configuration Management
8 13 (46.43%) HP
8 13 (46.43%) SLA
9 12 (42.86%) Symantec
9 12 (42.86%) MS Visio
9 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
10 8 (28.57%) SCCM
10 8 (28.57%) SCOM
10 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
10 8 (28.57%) Windows XP
11 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (25.00%) Network Management
12 6 (21.43%) MS Office
13 3 (10.71%) SQL
13 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
13 3 (10.71%) Documentum
13 3 (10.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (10.71%) EMC
14 2 (7.14%) C#
14 2 (7.14%) VBA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) Documentum
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (42.86%) MS Visio
2 6 (21.43%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) ADSL
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) VoIP
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) DHCP
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
1 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Support Engineer
2 13 (46.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (32.14%) Analyst
3 9 (32.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (28.57%) Support Analyst
4 8 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (21.43%) Service Analyst
5 6 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (17.86%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 5 (17.86%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (17.86%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (17.86%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (17.86%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (10.71%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Technical Support
7 3 (10.71%) Security Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Technical Support Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) IT Support
7 3 (10.71%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (3.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 8 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) ITIL
2 19 (67.86%) Configuration Management
3 7 (25.00%) Network Management
4 2 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) VBA
2 2 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (96.43%) MCSE
1 27 (96.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (92.86%) Security Cleared
3 24 (85.71%) DV Cleared
4 23 (82.14%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) MCSD
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) MCSA
6 1 (3.57%) CCA
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (46.43%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (71.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) SCCM
1 8 (28.57%) SCOM
2 3 (10.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) HP
3 12 (42.86%) Symantec
4 3 (10.71%) EMC
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) Apple
5 1 (3.57%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
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