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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 138 89 129
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +40
Contract jobs citing MCP 6 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.90% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 3.26% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 2
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£200 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -5.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £229 £175
% change year-on-year
+19.89% +31.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.62% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.87 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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
1066 583 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.58% 27.49% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 333 423
Average daily rate £388 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 32 66
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -40.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%

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 23 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
Devon - 3 £200 -
Wiltshire -19 1 £205 -51.19% 2
Bristol -32 1 - - 5
Dorset - - - - 3
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - - 2
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
3 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (57.89%) MCSE
5 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
6 8 (42.11%) ITIL
6 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
7 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
7 7 (36.84%) Citrix
7 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (36.84%) Internet
8 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
8 6 (31.58%) HP
8 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
8 6 (31.58%) Oracle
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
9 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
9 5 (26.32%) LAN
9 5 (26.32%) WAN
9 5 (26.32%) SAN
9 5 (26.32%) Service Management
9 5 (26.32%) MCITP
10 4 (21.05%) VMware
10 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
10 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
10 4 (21.05%) UNIX
10 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (52.63%) MS Exchange
2 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Internet
2 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 5 (26.32%) LAN
3 5 (26.32%) WAN
3 5 (26.32%) SAN
4 3 (15.79%) Firewall
5 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 2 (10.53%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
General
1 2 (10.53%) Front Office
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (26.32%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) Server Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Support Technician
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support Technician
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Statistics
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
5 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
5 4 (21.05%) UNIX
6 2 (10.53%) Linux
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) VBScript
2 2 (10.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (57.89%) MCSE
3 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
4 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) MCITP
6 2 (10.53%) MCSA
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (5.26%) Degree
7 1 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) MOS
7 1 (5.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) ISA Server
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
4 1 (5.26%) XenServer
4 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Citrix
3 6 (31.58%) HP
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle
4 4 (21.05%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) NetApp
5 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) Remedy
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