The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Wales 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 60 43 50
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.56% 0.48% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.12% 1.53% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £315 £110 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+186.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £230
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
189 131 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 26.54% 31.19% 47.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 68 103
Average daily rate £363 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £513 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 16
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £12.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.40 £19.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCP
UK

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -16 3 - -
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) ARCserve
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Wintel Support
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) CCA
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CCEE
2 1 (25.00%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (25.00%) XenServer
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (50.00%) ARCserve
1 2 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy
2 2 (50.00%) McAfee
2 2 (50.00%) Sophos