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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 46 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Contract jobs citing MCP 7 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.78% 3.11% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 12.24% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 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 £225 £275 £273
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +5.17%
Qualifications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
223 49 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 56.74% 25.39% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 18 28
Average daily rate £350 £360 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +8.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £458 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £27.75 £19.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% +9.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £19.50 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 10 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath - - - -
MCP
South West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 10 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 (88.89%) Windows
2 31 (86.11%) Microsoft
3 30 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (72.22%) ITIL
5 23 (63.89%) VMware
5 23 (63.89%) Windows 7
6 22 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (52.78%) Service Management
7 19 (52.78%) Front Office
7 19 (52.78%) Back Office
8 18 (50.00%) SLA
8 18 (50.00%) Security Cleared
8 18 (50.00%) Statistics
9 17 (47.22%) Risk Analysis
9 17 (47.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (47.22%) Capacity Planning
10 16 (44.44%) SC Cleared
10 16 (44.44%) ITSM
10 16 (44.44%) Management Information System
11 14 (38.89%) Service Delivery
12 13 (36.11%) MCSE
13 12 (33.33%) Citrix
14 11 (30.56%) Workflow
15 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
15 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
15 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2003
16 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
17 5 (13.89%) MCSA
17 5 (13.89%) Cisco
17 5 (13.89%) Active Directory

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
1 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) Firewall
1 5 (13.89%) Wireless
1 5 (13.89%) NetScaler
2 4 (11.11%) SAN
3 3 (8.33%) DHCP
3 3 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MSI
General
1 19 (52.78%) Front Office
1 19 (52.78%) Back Office
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Network Support
2 14 (38.89%) Support Engineer
3 11 (30.56%) Network Engineer
4 10 (27.78%) Network Support Engineer
5 7 (19.44%) Lead Network Engineer
6 5 (13.89%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (13.89%) Administrator
7 4 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (8.33%) Service Manager
9 2 (5.56%) Services Delivery Manager
9 2 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (5.56%) Support Technician
9 2 (5.56%) Network Administrator
10 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 1 (2.78%) Wintel Support Engineer
10 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Technician
10 1 (2.78%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 18 (50.00%) Statistics
2 16 (44.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (88.89%) Windows
2 23 (63.89%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) ITIL
2 19 (52.78%) Service Management
3 17 (47.22%) Risk Analysis
3 17 (47.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (47.22%) Capacity Planning
4 16 (44.44%) ITSM
5 14 (38.89%) Service Delivery
6 11 (30.56%) Workflow
7 3 (8.33%) Migration
7 3 (8.33%) Change Management
7 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 30 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 16 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 13 (36.11%) MCSE
5 5 (13.89%) MCSA
6 4 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (11.11%) MCITP
7 3 (8.33%) CCNA
7 3 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.78%) CNE
8 1 (2.78%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (86.11%) Microsoft
2 23 (63.89%) VMware
3 12 (33.33%) Citrix
4 5 (13.89%) Avaya
4 5 (13.89%) Mitel
4 5 (13.89%) Cisco
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle
5 3 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) Nortel
6 1 (2.78%) Altiris