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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 49 63 60
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs citing MCP 14 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.67% 0.76% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.96% 2.24% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 10
Average daily rate
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- £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £245 £275
% change year-on-year
+14.08% -10.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £15.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.27%
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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
235 313 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.01% 33.87% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 134 106
Average daily rate £395 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 5 8
Average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 July 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 28 (93.33%) MCSE
2 28 (93.33%) Active Directory
3 27 (90.00%) ITIL
4 26 (86.67%) Microsoft
5 24 (80.00%) Configuration Management
5 24 (80.00%) DV Cleared
5 24 (80.00%) Security Cleared
6 21 (70.00%) Windows 7
7 20 (66.67%) SLA
8 18 (60.00%) HP
8 18 (60.00%) MS Visio
8 18 (60.00%) Symantec
9 16 (53.33%) SC Cleared
10 7 (23.33%) SCCM
11 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (20.00%) Windows XP
11 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
11 6 (20.00%) SCOM
11 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (20.00%) Network Management
12 5 (16.67%) Degree
12 5 (16.67%) SQL
12 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 4 (13.33%) Finance
14 3 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (10.00%) Documentum
14 3 (10.00%) EMC

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) Documentum
Applications
1 18 (60.00%) MS Visio
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%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Support Engineer
2 20 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (60.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (23.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
6 2 (6.67%) DBA
7 1 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Release Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Replication
2 2 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (90.00%) ITIL
2 24 (80.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (20.00%) Network Management
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.33%) Release Management
5 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.33%) High Availability
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (93.33%) MCSE
3 24 (80.00%) DV Cleared
3 24 (80.00%) Security Cleared
4 16 (53.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (16.67%) Degree
6 3 (10.00%) MCSD
6 3 (10.00%) MCITP
6 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (6.67%) MCTS
7 2 (6.67%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (93.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) SCCM
2 6 (20.00%) SCOM
3 3 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (60.00%) HP
2 18 (60.00%) Symantec
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) EMC
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix