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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 42 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +6
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.19% 4.81% 2.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.53% 17.65% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £250 £285
% change year-on-year
-9.00% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +6.77%
Qualifications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
158 51 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 47.16% 27.27% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 16 30
Average daily rate £353 £330 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 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 £35.75 £19.50 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -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
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 1 August 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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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 - - - - 2
MCP
South West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 26 (81.25%) ITIL
3 26 (81.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (71.88%) VMware
4 23 (71.88%) Windows 7
5 22 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (59.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 19 (59.38%) Front Office
6 19 (59.38%) Back Office
6 19 (59.38%) Service Management
7 18 (56.25%) SLA
7 18 (56.25%) Statistics
7 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
8 17 (53.13%) Capacity Planning
8 17 (53.13%) Risk Analysis
8 17 (53.13%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
9 16 (50.00%) ITSM
9 16 (50.00%) Management Information System
10 14 (43.75%) Service Delivery
11 11 (34.38%) Workflow
12 9 (28.13%) Citrix
12 9 (28.13%) MCSE
13 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (15.63%) NetScaler
13 5 (15.63%) MCSA
13 5 (15.63%) Cisco
13 5 (15.63%) Avaya
13 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) NetScaler
1 5 (15.63%) Firewall
1 5 (15.63%) Wireless
2 4 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MSI
General
1 19 (59.38%) Front Office
1 19 (59.38%) Back Office
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Network Support
2 14 (43.75%) Support Engineer
3 11 (34.38%) Network Engineer
4 10 (31.25%) Network Support Engineer
5 7 (21.88%) Lead Network Engineer
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (15.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) Service Manager
9 2 (6.25%) Network Administrator
9 2 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
9 2 (6.25%) Administrator
9 2 (6.25%) Support Technician
9 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
10 1 (3.13%) Support Analyst
10 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support
10 1 (3.13%) Analyst
10 1 (3.13%) Desktop Analyst
10 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) Statistics
2 16 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (71.88%) Windows 7
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.50%) UNIX
5 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) ITIL
2 19 (59.38%) Service Management
3 17 (53.13%) Capacity Planning
3 17 (53.13%) Risk Analysis
3 17 (53.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (50.00%) ITSM
5 14 (43.75%) Service Delivery
6 11 (34.38%) Workflow
7 3 (9.38%) Change Management
8 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 26 (81.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (59.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (28.13%) MCSE
6 5 (15.63%) MCSA
7 4 (12.50%) MCITP
7 4 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (56.25%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (71.88%) VMware
3 9 (28.13%) Citrix
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco
4 5 (15.63%) Avaya
4 5 (15.63%) Mitel
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle
5 3 (9.38%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) Nortel
6 1 (3.13%) Altiris