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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 55 71 95
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +24
Contract jobs citing MCP 10 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.22% 1.20% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.00% 3.61% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 2
Average daily rate
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£115 £425 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-72.94% +80.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £199
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.84 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £13.34
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +16.23%
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
250 360 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.60% 33.12% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 166 108
Average daily rate £400 £410 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 2
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.92 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.41% +7.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
3 12 (70.59%) SC Cleared
4 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 11 (64.71%) MCSE
5 9 (52.94%) Symantec
5 9 (52.94%) DV Cleared
6 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
7 7 (41.18%) HP
8 6 (35.29%) ITIL
8 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
9 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (29.41%) SLA
9 5 (29.41%) Citrix
9 5 (29.41%) MS Office
9 5 (29.41%) MS Visio
9 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
10 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
10 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (23.53%) VMware
10 4 (23.53%) Backup Exec
10 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
10 4 (23.53%) XenApp
10 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2000
5 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
6 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
1 5 (29.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) IMAP
1 1 (5.88%) POP3
General
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Support Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Technical Support
3 5 (29.41%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (29.41%) Security Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Technical Support Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Service Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (23.53%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Wintel Architect
5 3 (17.65%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (17.65%) Architect
5 3 (17.65%) Technical Architect
6 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
2 3 (17.65%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
3 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (17.65%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) IT Governance
5 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
5 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
2 12 (70.59%) SC Cleared
3 11 (64.71%) MCSE
4 9 (52.94%) DV Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (11.76%) MCSD
6 2 (11.76%) MCSA
7 1 (5.88%) MCDST
7 1 (5.88%) MCTS
7 1 (5.88%) MCITP
7 1 (5.88%) Degree
7 1 (5.88%) CCA
7 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) XenApp
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
3 3 (17.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Backup Exec
2 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
2 3 (17.65%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (17.65%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Symantec
3 7 (41.18%) HP
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix
5 4 (23.53%) VMware
Reading, Berkshire
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