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 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 128 112 102
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -10
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 31 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 1.03% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 3.23% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 23 7
Average daily rate
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£199 £325 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.84% +91.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £300 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £350 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £238
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +26.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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
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
813 961 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.25% 32.08% 29.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 610 354
Average daily rate £400 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 59 37
Average hourly rate £38.25 £33.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
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 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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
Bristol 0 2 £199 -43.21% 1
Wiltshire - 2 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 13 (59.09%) Security Cleared
2 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (36.36%) Citrix
5 7 (31.82%) VMware
5 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (31.82%) DV Cleared
5 7 (31.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
7 5 (22.73%) .NET
7 5 (22.73%) C#
7 5 (22.73%) HTML
7 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
7 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
7 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
7 5 (22.73%) CSS
7 5 (22.73%) McAfee
7 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (22.73%) Information Security
7 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
7 5 (22.73%) jQuery
7 5 (22.73%) XenApp
7 5 (22.73%) HTML5
7 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (22.73%) CSS3
8 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DHCP
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) LAN
1 1 (4.55%) VoIP
1 1 (4.55%) WAN
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Wintel Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Business Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Change Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
1 5 (22.73%) HTML
1 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
1 5 (22.73%) CSS
1 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
1 5 (22.73%) jQuery
1 5 (22.73%) HTML5
1 5 (22.73%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
1 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) CESG
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (22.73%) Information Security
2 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) ITSM
3 1 (4.55%) Network Design
3 1 (4.55%) Change Control
3 1 (4.55%) ISMS
3 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) C#
1 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) DV Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (18.18%) CISA
3 4 (18.18%) CISM
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (18.18%) CISSP
4 3 (13.64%) SSCP
4 3 (13.64%) Security+ Certification
4 3 (13.64%) GIAC
4 3 (13.64%) GSEC
4 3 (13.64%) CEH
4 3 (13.64%) ISACA
4 3 (13.64%) GPEN
4 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) CCNA
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.55%) MCSE
5 1 (4.55%) MCSA
5 1 (4.55%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 3 (13.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (13.64%) COBIT
3 1 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (22.73%) XenApp
4 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
5 2 (9.09%) VMware ESX
5 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.55%) ARCserve
2 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) Citrix
3 7 (31.82%) VMware
4 5 (22.73%) McAfee
5 3 (13.64%) Sophos
6 2 (9.09%) Symantec
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) Avaya
7 1 (4.55%) Juniper
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