The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 42 39 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.88% 0.33% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.25% 1.16% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£120 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-74.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £248 £190
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +30.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +1.81%
MCP
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Qualifications Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
48 86 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 14.16% 28.76% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 47 9
Average daily rate £375 £384 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% +16.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £194 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 3
Average hourly rate £13.75 £13.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -31.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £25.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) MCDST
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) ADSL
4 1 (25.00%) Broadband
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (25.00%) 3G
4 1 (25.00%) Symantec
4 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Wyse
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
3 1 (25.00%) ADSL
3 1 (25.00%) Broadband
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) 3G
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Desktop Support
1 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCDST
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (25.00%) Wyse
2 1 (25.00%) VMware