The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 414 372 342
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -30
Contract jobs citing MCP 172 217 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 2.24% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 89 95
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£250 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.52% +13.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £135 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £225
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 53 26
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £12.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £20.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
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 England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9741 9671 7835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.28% 19.50% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5592 5579 4212
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 485 437
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in England

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in England

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in England

MCP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 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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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
London -31 60 £160 -28.96% 34
South East -7 52 £304 +10.45% 21
North West -13 25 £145 -45.53% 9
East of England +3 14 £245 +19.51% 6
South West -27 8 £305 -6.15% 8
West Midlands -20 6 £108 -49.17% 5
East Midlands -5 4 - - 3
Yorkshire -28 3 £126 -53.83% 5
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 267 (75.64%) Microsoft
2 259 (73.37%) Windows
3 228 (64.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 170 (48.16%) ITIL
5 168 (47.59%) Active Directory
6 162 (45.89%) MCSE
7 113 (32.01%) MS Office
8 107 (30.31%) VMware
9 101 (28.61%) MS Excel
10 97 (27.48%) Windows 7
11 88 (24.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 88 (24.93%) Citrix
12 78 (22.10%) Security Cleared
13 71 (20.11%) MS Exchange
14 66 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
15 60 (17.00%) SLA
16 58 (16.43%) SC Cleared
17 57 (16.15%) Windows Server 2003
18 56 (15.86%) Cisco
18 56 (15.86%) HP
18 56 (15.86%) SCCM
19 43 (12.18%) SharePoint
20 42 (11.90%) Service Management
21 41 (11.61%) Finance
21 41 (11.61%) Linux
21 41 (11.61%) DNS
21 41 (11.61%) Hyper-V
22 40 (11.33%) SQL
23 39 (11.05%) DV Cleared
23 39 (11.05%) Windows Server 2012

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 71 (20.11%) MS Exchange
2 43 (12.18%) SharePoint
3 33 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (8.22%) IBM Notes
5 22 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (5.10%) IIS
8 16 (4.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (3.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (2.27%) Lync
12 5 (1.42%) Documentum
13 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.28%) CMS
14 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 113 (32.01%) MS Office
2 101 (28.61%) MS Excel
3 18 (5.10%) MS Visio
4 11 (3.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Agresso
1 1 (0.28%) Primavera
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.07%) Office 365
2 8 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.70%) IaaS
4 5 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.57%) SaaS
5 2 (0.57%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (11.61%) DNS
2 34 (9.63%) TCP/IP
2 34 (9.63%) Firewall
3 31 (8.78%) DHCP
4 30 (8.50%) LAN
4 30 (8.50%) SAN
5 26 (7.37%) Internet
6 17 (4.82%) VPN
7 16 (4.53%) WAN
7 16 (4.53%) Wireless
8 10 (2.83%) FTP
9 9 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (2.55%) NAS
10 7 (1.98%) VoIP
11 6 (1.70%) SMTP
11 6 (1.70%) SSL
12 5 (1.42%) IP Telephony
12 5 (1.42%) VLAN
13 4 (1.13%) WLAN
13 4 (1.13%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.28%) QlikView
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.28%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (3.12%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.28%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.28%) Moq
3 1 (0.28%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.28%) MSI
3 1 (0.28%) NUnit
3 1 (0.28%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.28%) Subversion
3 1 (0.28%) Selenium
3 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
General
1 41 (11.61%) Finance
2 7 (1.98%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.70%) Legal
3 6 (1.70%) Retail
3 6 (1.70%) Local Government
4 5 (1.42%) Law
4 5 (1.42%) Banking
5 3 (0.85%) Electronics
6 2 (0.57%) Publishing
7 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.28%) Advertising
7 1 (0.28%) Front Office
7 1 (0.28%) Marketing
7 1 (0.28%) French Language
7 1 (0.28%) German Language
7 1 (0.28%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.28%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 107 (30.31%) Analyst
2 64 (18.13%) Support Engineer
3 62 (17.56%) Service Analyst
3 62 (17.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 46 (13.03%) Support Analyst
5 39 (11.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 34 (9.63%) Desktop Support
7 30 (8.50%) 3rd Line Support
8 28 (7.93%) 1st Line Support
9 24 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 20 (5.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 18 (5.10%) Administrator
13 16 (4.53%) Help Desk Analyst
13 16 (4.53%) IT Support
14 15 (4.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 15 (4.25%) Desktop Engineer
15 14 (3.97%) Help Desk Support
16 13 (3.68%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 13 (3.68%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.97%) .NET
2 11 (3.12%) ASP.NET
2 11 (3.12%) .NET Framework
3 8 (2.27%) jQuery
3 8 (2.27%) HTML
4 7 (1.98%) CSS
4 7 (1.98%) Web Services
4 7 (1.98%) XML
5 6 (1.70%) HTML5
5 6 (1.70%) CSS3
6 5 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.13%) LAMP
8 2 (0.57%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.57%) ADO
8 2 (0.57%) Ajax
8 2 (0.57%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.57%) WCF
8 2 (0.57%) WF
8 2 (0.57%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.50%) Blackberry
2 17 (4.82%) Clustering
3 16 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.40%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.55%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.55%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.27%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.70%) iPhone
8 6 (1.70%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.42%) Replication
9 5 (1.42%) Smartcard
9 5 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.42%) PKI
10 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.85%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.85%) iPad
11 3 (0.85%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.85%) PDA
12 2 (0.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 259 (73.37%) Windows
2 97 (27.48%) Windows 7
3 88 (24.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 57 (16.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (11.61%) Linux
6 39 (11.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (10.76%) Windows XP
8 14 (3.97%) Windows 8
9 9 (2.55%) Windows Vista
10 7 (1.98%) UNIX
10 7 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.70%) Android
12 5 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.42%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.13%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.85%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.57%) AIX
15 2 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (48.16%) ITIL
2 42 (11.90%) Service Management
3 31 (8.78%) Configuration Management
4 28 (7.93%) Service Delivery
5 25 (7.08%) Incident Management
6 18 (5.10%) Migration
7 14 (3.97%) Project Management
7 14 (3.97%) Problem Management
8 13 (3.68%) ITSM
8 13 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (3.40%) PRINCE2
10 11 (3.12%) Information Security
10 11 (3.12%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (2.83%) Network Management
11 10 (2.83%) Change Management
11 10 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (2.55%) Asset Management
13 7 (1.98%) Workflow
13 7 (1.98%) Coaching
14 6 (1.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 40 (11.33%) SQL
2 16 (4.53%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.97%) C#
4 7 (1.98%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.70%) VB
6 3 (0.85%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.57%) VBScript
7 2 (0.57%) Java
7 2 (0.57%) VBA
8 1 (0.28%) VB6
8 1 (0.28%) Groovy
8 1 (0.28%) C
8 1 (0.28%) PHP
8 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 228 (64.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 162 (45.89%) MCSE
3 78 (22.10%) Security Cleared
4 58 (16.43%) SC Cleared
5 39 (11.05%) DV Cleared
6 38 (10.76%) MCSA
7 37 (10.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 37 (10.48%) MCITP
8 31 (8.78%) A+ Certification
9 30 (8.50%) MCTS
10 29 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
11 28 (7.93%) CCNA
12 27 (7.65%) Degree
13 23 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (5.10%) MCDST
15 17 (4.82%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (3.40%) CISSP
17 10 (2.83%) CCA
17 10 (2.83%) MCSD
17 10 (2.83%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (17.00%) SLA
2 5 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.13%) COBIT
3 4 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 168 (47.59%) Active Directory
2 66 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (11.61%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.38%) XenApp
4 19 (5.38%) vSphere
5 18 (5.10%) VMware ESX
6 8 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
7 7 (1.98%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.70%) Firmware
8 6 (1.70%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.42%) UAG
10 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.85%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.57%) MetaFrame
12 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.57%) Xen
12 2 (0.57%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 56 (15.86%) SCCM
2 22 (6.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 18 (5.10%) OpenView
3 18 (5.10%) SCOM
4 13 (3.68%) Backup Exec
5 7 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.42%) Nessus
7 4 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.85%) Casper Suite
9 2 (0.57%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.57%) OVSD
9 2 (0.57%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.57%) Nagios
9 2 (0.57%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.57%) WSUS
10 1 (0.28%) WMI
10 1 (0.28%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 267 (75.64%) Microsoft
2 107 (30.31%) VMware
3 88 (24.93%) Citrix
4 56 (15.86%) Cisco
4 56 (15.86%) HP
5 38 (10.76%) McAfee
6 32 (9.07%) Symantec
7 29 (8.22%) Lotus
8 15 (4.25%) Adobe
9 14 (3.97%) Dell
9 14 (3.97%) Red Hat
9 14 (3.97%) Sophos
10 13 (3.68%) Apple
11 10 (2.83%) NetApp
12 9 (2.55%) EMC
12 9 (2.55%) Oracle
13 8 (2.27%) Google
14 7 (1.98%) IBM
14 7 (1.98%) Remedy
15 6 (1.70%) Reuters
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