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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 67 58 70
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.49% 0.82% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.73% 2.61% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate
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- £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% +15.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.79 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-13.61% -1.26%
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
289 268 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.47% 31.42% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 136 131
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £277 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 11
Average hourly rate £30.90 £17.07 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.01% -7.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.19 £59.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 17 (89.47%) Active Directory
2 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) MCSE
2 17 (89.47%) Windows 7
3 16 (84.21%) ITIL
3 16 (84.21%) SLA
4 15 (78.95%) Configuration Management
4 15 (78.95%) HP
4 15 (78.95%) MS Visio
4 15 (78.95%) DV Cleared
4 15 (78.95%) Security Cleared
5 14 (73.68%) Symantec
6 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) MCITP
7 3 (15.79%) Degree
8 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (10.53%) MCTS
8 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (10.53%) Finance
8 2 (10.53%) Replication
8 2 (10.53%) VMware
8 2 (10.53%) Clustering
8 2 (10.53%) SQL
8 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
8 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
8 2 (10.53%) MCDBA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Applications
1 15 (78.95%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Publishing
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Support Engineer
1 15 (78.95%) 2nd Line Support
2 14 (73.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) SQL DBA
3 2 (10.53%) DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Release Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Replication
1 2 (10.53%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
1 17 (89.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) ITIL
2 15 (78.95%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) ETL
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Release Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
1 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (89.47%) MCSE
3 15 (78.95%) DV Cleared
3 15 (78.95%) Security Cleared
4 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) MCITP
5 3 (15.79%) Degree
6 2 (10.53%) MCTS
6 2 (10.53%) MCDBA
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (5.26%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (84.21%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (89.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 15 (78.95%) HP
3 14 (73.68%) Symantec
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £170.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago