The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 49 44 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.20% 0.23% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 1.69% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £205 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.07 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-15.05% +0.41%
MCP
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Qualifications Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
159 59 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 32.25% 13.72% 28.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 56 51
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £31.00 - £12.88
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 - £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 - £16.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

MCP
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Cognos
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) Tableau
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Report Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Cognos
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Tableau