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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 73 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing MCP 7 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.71% 1.86% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.60% 5.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 0
Average daily rate £413 £139 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+196.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £285 £239
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +19.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £55.65 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
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
269 268 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.25% 31.24% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 135 106
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £139 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 9
Average hourly rate £55.65 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.38 £19.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 2016, 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 (93.75%) Microsoft
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (75.00%) HP
2 12 (75.00%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) MCSE
3 9 (56.25%) ITIL
3 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 8 (50.00%) SLA
4 8 (50.00%) MS Visio
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
6 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco
6 5 (31.25%) MCSA
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (31.25%) CCNA
7 4 (25.00%) Dell
7 4 (25.00%) Intel
7 4 (25.00%) SAN
7 4 (25.00%) Hitachi
7 4 (25.00%) IBM
7 4 (25.00%) Linux
7 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
7 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (25.00%) Firewall
7 4 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) OLAP
2 1 (6.25%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (6.25%) QlikView
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) 1st Line Engineer
1 8 (50.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 8 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Service Desk Engineer
1 8 (50.00%) Service Desk Support
1 8 (50.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Developer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
1 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (56.25%) MCSE
2 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) CCNA
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (31.25%) MCSA
5 4 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (6.25%) CCEA
6 1 (6.25%) CCEE
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 12 (75.00%) HP
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco
5 4 (25.00%) Dell
5 4 (25.00%) Hitachi
5 4 (25.00%) IBM
5 4 (25.00%) Intel
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) Tableau