The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Taunton 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 31 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 2.58% 11.54% 7.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.81% 27.27% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £299 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £250 £285
% change year-on-year
-9.00% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +6.77%
Qualifications Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
105 22 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 67.74% 42.31% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 5 15
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCP
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MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (94.44%) Service Management
2 17 (94.44%) ITIL
3 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 14 (77.78%) ITSM
3 14 (77.78%) Front Office
3 14 (77.78%) VMware
3 14 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 14 (77.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 13 (72.22%) Statistics
4 13 (72.22%) Risk Analysis
4 13 (72.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (72.22%) Back Office
4 13 (72.22%) Service Delivery
5 12 (66.67%) Management Information System
5 12 (66.67%) SLA
5 12 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (55.56%) Workflow
7 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
9 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (22.22%) Citrix
10 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
10 4 (22.22%) UNIX
10 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 4 (22.22%) MCSE
10 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) Nortel Meridian
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 14 (77.78%) Front Office
2 13 (72.22%) Back Office
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Support Engineer
2 9 (50.00%) Network Support
3 8 (44.44%) Network Support Engineer
3 8 (44.44%) Network Engineer
4 7 (38.89%) Lead Network Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Service Manager
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (11.11%) Support Technician
6 2 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Wintel Support
7 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 13 (72.22%) Statistics
2 12 (66.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (22.22%) UNIX
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Service Management
1 17 (94.44%) ITIL
2 14 (77.78%) ITSM
3 13 (72.22%) Risk Analysis
3 13 (72.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (72.22%) Service Delivery
4 12 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
5 10 (55.56%) Workflow
6 3 (16.67%) Change Management
7 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (77.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
5 4 (22.22%) MCSE
5 4 (22.22%) MCITP
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 14 (77.78%) VMware
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Altiris
4 1 (5.56%) Nortel