The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank - 10 14
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton - 10.34% 13.79%
As % of the Qualifications category - 23.08% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £313 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £180
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +38.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £13.34
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +16.23%
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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 Taunton region.

Qualifications Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
70 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 59.32% 44.83% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 14 11
Average daily rate £400 £339 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.83% -5.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £395 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 2 October 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) ITIL
2 8 (88.89%) Service Management
3 6 (66.67%) Front Office
3 6 (66.67%) SLA
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Back Office
4 5 (55.56%) ITSM
4 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
4 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
4 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 5 (55.56%) Statistics
4 5 (55.56%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 5 (55.56%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (55.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) assyst
5 4 (44.44%) MCITP
5 4 (44.44%) Workflow
5 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 6 (66.67%) Front Office
2 5 (55.56%) Back Office
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Lead Network Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Network Support Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Network Support
1 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Technician
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
1 5 (55.56%) Statistics
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (44.44%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) ITIL
1 8 (88.89%) Service Management
2 5 (55.56%) ITSM
2 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 5 (55.56%) Risk Analysis
2 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (44.44%) Workflow
4 2 (22.22%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (44.44%) MCITP
3 4 (44.44%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Nortel
4 1 (11.11%) Altiris