The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank - 62 33
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.47% 2.13%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.56% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £450 £129
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +250.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £238
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +26.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.84%
MCP
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Qualifications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
190 192 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 36.61% 30.28% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 110 46
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Average hourly rate £15.13 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.21% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £25.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (88.89%) Citrix
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (66.67%) XenApp
3 6 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (55.56%) McAfee
4 5 (55.56%) DV Cleared
5 4 (44.44%) Visualisation
6 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (33.33%) Sophos
6 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
6 3 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (33.33%) Terminal Services
6 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
6 3 (33.33%) Clustering
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (33.33%) Symantec
6 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Wintel Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Change Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Visualisation
2 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) IT Governance
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) DV Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
1 8 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (66.67%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (11.11%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Citrix
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) McAfee
3 3 (33.33%) Sophos
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) IBM