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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 56 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 14 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.05% - 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.09% - 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Average daily rate
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£450 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £239 £225
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.75 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +14.58%
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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 Wales region.

Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
230 148 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.63% 29.31% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 71 60
Average daily rate £450 £356 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.40% +2.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £513 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 16
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £16.16 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 January 2015. 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
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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 - 14 £450 - 3
North Wales - - - -
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (53.33%) Citrix
3 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 8 (53.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 6 (40.00%) XenApp
4 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL
5 5 (33.33%) IBM
5 5 (33.33%) McAfee
5 5 (33.33%) AS400
5 5 (33.33%) Service Management
5 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
6 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (20.00%) Sophos
7 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
7 3 (20.00%) Symantec
7 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
7 3 (20.00%) Clustering
7 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Wintel Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Change Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) AS400
2 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
3 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (20.00%) Clustering
4 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Service Management
2 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) IT Governance
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) MCSE
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (40.00%) XenApp
4 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
4 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.67%) ARCserve
2 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Citrix
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) IBM
2 5 (33.33%) McAfee
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Sophos
4 3 (20.00%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) JD Edwards