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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 62 45 40
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.35% 0.67% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 2.44% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £263 £153
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +72.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +21.15%
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
181 123 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 31.48% 27.58% 29.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 76 59
Average daily rate £344 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 8
Average hourly rate £16.08 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.49% +11.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.18 £13.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.63 £16.16 £16.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -21.39%

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
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 October 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
Cardiff -16 1 £200 -9.09%
Bridgend - - - - 1
MCP
Wales

MCP
Top 18 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) AS400
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) SAP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards
1 1 (50.00%) SAP