The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Southampton region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 44 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.29% 0.32% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.37% 1.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£120 £120 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +5.17%
Qualifications Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
73 95 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 20.86% 30.06% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 69 44
Average daily rate £330 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £134 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 35
Average hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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 16 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) MCDST
2 2 (66.67%) MCTS
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WLAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WLAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCSA
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) MCDST
1 2 (66.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix