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 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank - - 49
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - - 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £147
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £230 £250
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.87 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +0.73%
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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
271 269 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 29.81% 35.68% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 168 85
Average daily rate £360 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 13
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +60.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £14.60 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £41.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) A+ Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) BladeLogic
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) BMC
3 1 (33.33%) Novell
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas
3 1 (33.33%) Firmware
3 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) ARCserve
3 1 (33.33%) ZENworks
3 1 (33.33%) GroupWise

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) GroupWise
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
1 2 (66.67%) Support Technician
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support Technician
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Technician
2 1 (33.33%) Wintel Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) A+ Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) ARCserve
1 1 (33.33%) ZENworks
1 1 (33.33%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) BMC
1 1 (33.33%) Novell
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas
1 1 (33.33%) VMware