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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 125 90 119
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +29
Contract jobs citing MCP 14 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 1.21% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.42% 4.21% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 2
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£218 £318 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.49% -7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £420 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £225 £235
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £12.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+8.06% +10.71%
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
983 641 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.14% 28.64% 26.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 359 430
Average daily rate £395 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 50 71
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.36 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.58% -40.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.45 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.55 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
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 17 September 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
Devon - 6 £200 - 1
Somerset -21 4 £325 +6.29% 3
Dorset -4 1 - - 1
Bristol -17 1 £275 - 4
Wiltshire -22 1 £205 -51.19% 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 43 (97.73%) Windows
2 38 (86.36%) Microsoft
3 30 (68.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (65.91%) ITIL
4 29 (65.91%) Windows 7
5 27 (61.36%) VMware
6 25 (56.82%) VMware Infrastructure
7 24 (54.55%) Security Cleared
8 21 (47.73%) SC Cleared
9 19 (43.18%) Service Management
10 17 (38.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 17 (38.64%) Front Office
10 17 (38.64%) Back Office
11 16 (36.36%) Statistics
11 16 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
12 15 (34.09%) Risk Analysis
12 15 (34.09%) Management Information System
12 15 (34.09%) SLA
13 14 (31.82%) ITSM
14 13 (29.55%) MCSE
15 12 (27.27%) Service Delivery
16 11 (25.00%) Workflow
17 10 (22.73%) MS Exchange
18 9 (20.45%) Citrix
19 8 (18.18%) Internet
19 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
20 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
20 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
21 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 10 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) Internet
2 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.36%) SAN
3 5 (11.36%) LAN
3 5 (11.36%) WAN
4 4 (9.09%) Firewall
5 2 (4.55%) DHCP
5 2 (4.55%) DNS
6 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.27%) Wireless
6 1 (2.27%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MSI
General
1 17 (38.64%) Front Office
1 17 (38.64%) Back Office
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Support Engineer
2 14 (31.82%) Network Support
3 9 (20.45%) Network Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Network Support Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) Lead Network Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (13.64%) Windows Support Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support
8 4 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) Server Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) Analyst
9 3 (6.82%) Support Technician
10 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
10 2 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
10 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 1 (2.27%) Senior Technician
11 1 (2.27%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) Statistics
2 15 (34.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.27%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 43 (97.73%) Windows
2 29 (65.91%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 4 (9.09%) UNIX
6 2 (4.55%) Linux
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (65.91%) ITIL
2 19 (43.18%) Service Management
3 16 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
4 15 (34.09%) Risk Analysis
5 14 (31.82%) ITSM
6 12 (27.27%) Service Delivery
7 11 (25.00%) Workflow
8 2 (4.55%) Change Management
9 1 (2.27%) Data Protection
9 1 (2.27%) Migration
9 1 (2.27%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) VBScript
2 2 (4.55%) VB
3 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (68.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (54.55%) Security Cleared
3 21 (47.73%) SC Cleared
4 17 (38.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 13 (29.55%) MCSE
6 5 (11.36%) MCITP
6 5 (11.36%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (9.09%) MCSA
8 1 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (2.27%) MOS
8 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.27%) MCDST
8 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.09%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (56.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.27%) XenApp
5 1 (2.27%) XenServer
5 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
2 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.27%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 38 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 27 (61.36%) VMware
3 9 (20.45%) Citrix
4 6 (13.64%) Oracle
4 6 (13.64%) HP
5 2 (4.55%) NetApp
5 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco
6 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.27%) Mitel
6 1 (2.27%) Altiris
6 1 (2.27%) Dell
6 1 (2.27%) Nortel
6 1 (2.27%) Avaya
6 1 (2.27%) Symantec
6 1 (2.27%) Remedy