The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Somerset region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 44 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.14% 3.68% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.23% 14.00% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £299 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £275 £273
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +8.62%
Qualifications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
179 50 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 51.14% 26.32% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 17 32
Average daily rate £350 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £423 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% +9.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.85 £19.50 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
MCP
South West

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Somerset region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Somerset region.

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 32 (96.97%) Windows
2 29 (87.88%) Microsoft
3 27 (81.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (78.79%) ITIL
5 23 (69.70%) VMware
5 23 (69.70%) Windows 7
6 22 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (57.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 19 (57.58%) Service Management
7 19 (57.58%) Front Office
7 19 (57.58%) Back Office
8 18 (54.55%) SLA
8 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
8 18 (54.55%) Statistics
9 17 (51.52%) Risk Analysis
9 17 (51.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (51.52%) Capacity Planning
10 16 (48.48%) SC Cleared
10 16 (48.48%) ITSM
10 16 (48.48%) Management Information System
11 14 (42.42%) Service Delivery
12 11 (33.33%) Workflow
13 10 (30.30%) Citrix
13 10 (30.30%) MCSE
14 5 (15.15%) NetScaler
14 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (15.15%) Mitel
14 5 (15.15%) Wireless
14 5 (15.15%) Firewall

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) NetScaler
1 5 (15.15%) Wireless
1 5 (15.15%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) SAN
3 1 (3.03%) Nortel Meridian
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 19 (57.58%) Front Office
1 19 (57.58%) Back Office
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Network Support
2 14 (42.42%) Support Engineer
3 11 (33.33%) Network Engineer
4 10 (30.30%) Network Support Engineer
5 7 (21.21%) Lead Network Engineer
6 5 (15.15%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (15.15%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (12.12%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (9.09%) Service Manager
8 3 (9.09%) Administrator
9 2 (6.06%) Support Technician
9 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (6.06%) Services Delivery Manager
9 2 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (6.06%) Network Administrator
10 1 (3.03%) Wintel Support
10 1 (3.03%) Desktop Analyst
10 1 (3.03%) Service Desk Manager
10 1 (3.03%) Contracts Manager
10 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 18 (54.55%) Statistics
2 16 (48.48%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (96.97%) Windows
2 23 (69.70%) Windows 7
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.12%) UNIX
5 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) ITIL
2 19 (57.58%) Service Management
3 17 (51.52%) Risk Analysis
3 17 (51.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (51.52%) Capacity Planning
4 16 (48.48%) ITSM
5 14 (42.42%) Service Delivery
6 11 (33.33%) Workflow
7 3 (9.09%) Change Management
8 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.03%) Migration
8 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 27 (81.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (57.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
4 16 (48.48%) SC Cleared
5 10 (30.30%) MCSE
6 5 (15.15%) MCSA
7 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (12.12%) MCITP
8 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.03%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (54.55%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (87.88%) Microsoft
2 23 (69.70%) VMware
3 10 (30.30%) Citrix
4 5 (15.15%) Mitel
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco
4 5 (15.15%) Avaya
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle
5 3 (9.09%) HP
6 1 (3.03%) Altiris
6 1 (3.03%) Nortel