The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 139 126 116
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.50% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 1.63% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 4
Average daily rate £125 £320 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.93% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £288 £248
% change year-on-year
+1.73% +16.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +3.57%
MCP
England

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

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
998 980 759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 34.20% 30.91% 28.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 597 438
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 53 36
Average hourly rate £40.50 £40.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +78.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £48.14 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the South West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MCP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucestershire +5 3 £125 -
Dorset +4 2 £125 -60.00%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
3 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) XenApp
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) VPN
5 3 (37.50%) MS Office
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (25.00%) MCSE
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) SLA
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (25.00%) BMC
6 2 (25.00%) Apple
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
6 2 (25.00%) Remedy
6 2 (25.00%) Sophos
6 2 (25.00%) Service Management
6 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) VPN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (12.50%) BGP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
3 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (12.50%) HSRP
3 1 (12.50%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) VRRP
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 4 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) BlackBerry Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Support
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix Support
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) e-Learning
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITSM
3 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Presales
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (25.00%) MCDST
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) CCIE
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) MCPD
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) BitLocker
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (25.00%) UAG
3 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Apple
4 2 (25.00%) AppSense
4 2 (25.00%) BMC
4 2 (25.00%) Canon
4 2 (25.00%) Remedy
4 2 (25.00%) Sophos
5 1 (12.50%) VMware