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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 61 55 69
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing MCP 9 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.05% 1.51% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.25% 5.31% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Median daily rate £350 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 1
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £16.00 £14.67
% change year-on-year
+33.31% +9.06%
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
277 245 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.44% 28.42% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 109 133
Median daily rate £400 £395 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 3
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +34.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for MCP.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
3 14 (87.50%) Windows
3 14 (87.50%) HP
3 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
4 9 (56.25%) VMware
5 8 (50.00%) Dell
5 8 (50.00%) Intel
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (50.00%) SAN
5 8 (50.00%) Hitachi
5 8 (50.00%) Linux
5 8 (50.00%) MCSA
5 8 (50.00%) CCNA
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco
5 8 (50.00%) IBM
5 8 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 8 (50.00%) Firewall
5 8 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
6 7 (43.75%) MCSE
7 6 (37.50%) MS Office
7 6 (37.50%) ITIL
7 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 6 (37.50%) MS Visio
7 6 (37.50%) DV Cleared

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
1 6 (37.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 8 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
1 8 (50.00%) SAN
1 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (37.50%) Support Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
1 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (50.00%) CCNA
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (50.00%) MCSA
2 8 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (43.75%) MCSE
4 6 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 14 (87.50%) HP
3 9 (56.25%) VMware
4 8 (50.00%) Cisco
4 8 (50.00%) Dell
4 8 (50.00%) Hitachi
4 8 (50.00%) IBM
4 8 (50.00%) Intel