The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 70 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.16% 1.47% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 4.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 0
Average daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £285 £239
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +19.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
MCP
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
169 231 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 26.61% 33.87% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 117 69
Average daily rate £325 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £543 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 12
Average hourly rate £46.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.85% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £8.75 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.25 £28.50 £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Wales

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Wales region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -17 1 - -
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (50.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) AS400
2 1 (50.00%) Server+ Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) PDA
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 (50.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) AS400
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (50.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) ITSM
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (50.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Sun
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec
1 1 (50.00%) Veritas