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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 452 372 323
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -49
Contract jobs citing MCP 139 220 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.44% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.38% 2.33% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 91 85
Average daily rate
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£250 £230 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £130 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 46 55
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.07 £17.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.05% +0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.80 £22.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.79 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-13.61% -1.26%
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
10108 9426 8264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.06% 18.65% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6151 5402 4615
Average daily rate £400 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% +2.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 394 428
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

MCP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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 -1 56 £250 +23.45% 39
South East -73 28 £300 +30.43% 28
East of England 0 15 £229 -12.01% 9
Yorkshire -18 14 £155 -53.73% 6
North West -45 9 £160 -13.51% 10
West Midlands +8 8 £300 +20.00% 3
East Midlands -8 6 - - 3
South West -21 2 £394 +92.07% 4
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 248 (77.74%) Microsoft
2 236 (73.98%) Windows
3 207 (64.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 164 (51.41%) ITIL
5 150 (47.02%) Active Directory
6 131 (41.07%) MCSE
7 102 (31.97%) Windows 7
8 95 (29.78%) VMware
9 93 (29.15%) MS Office
10 85 (26.65%) MS Excel
11 76 (23.82%) Citrix
12 59 (18.50%) SCCM
13 58 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 57 (17.87%) MCSA
14 57 (17.87%) MS Exchange
15 50 (15.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 48 (15.05%) HP
17 47 (14.73%) DNS
17 47 (14.73%) Symantec
17 47 (14.73%) LAN
18 46 (14.42%) TCP/IP
19 45 (14.11%) Cisco
20 42 (13.17%) SLA
21 37 (11.60%) Blackberry
21 37 (11.60%) Security Cleared
22 36 (11.29%) Windows XP
22 36 (11.29%) SQL
23 35 (10.97%) DHCP
23 35 (10.97%) Windows Server 2003
24 33 (10.34%) WAN

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 57 (17.87%) MS Exchange
2 27 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 17 (5.33%) IBM Notes
5 16 (5.02%) SharePoint
6 15 (4.70%) IIS
6 15 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (3.76%) Lync
8 9 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.63%) TPMS
11 2 (0.63%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.63%) Documentum
11 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 93 (29.15%) MS Office
2 85 (26.65%) MS Excel
3 17 (5.33%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.25%) MS Project
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.31%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.31%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.52%) Office 365
2 12 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.94%) SaaS
5 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.63%) IaaS
6 1 (0.31%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (14.73%) LAN
1 47 (14.73%) DNS
2 46 (14.42%) TCP/IP
3 35 (10.97%) DHCP
4 33 (10.34%) WAN
5 32 (10.03%) SAN
6 23 (7.21%) Firewall
7 17 (5.33%) VPN
8 15 (4.70%) VLAN
9 12 (3.76%) NetScaler
10 11 (3.45%) NAS
11 10 (3.13%) Internet
12 7 (2.19%) iSCSI
12 7 (2.19%) VoIP
13 6 (1.88%) SMTP
13 6 (1.88%) FTP
13 6 (1.88%) HTTP
13 6 (1.88%) SSL
13 6 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.88%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.31%) QlikView
7 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.31%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (0.31%) Moq
2 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.31%) MSI
2 1 (0.31%) NUnit
2 1 (0.31%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.31%) Selenium
General
1 26 (8.15%) Finance
2 9 (2.82%) Banking
3 6 (1.88%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.88%) Publishing
4 5 (1.57%) Retail
4 5 (1.57%) French Language
4 5 (1.57%) German Language
5 3 (0.94%) Advertising
5 3 (0.94%) Law
6 2 (0.63%) Legal
6 2 (0.63%) Local Government
7 1 (0.31%) Marketing
7 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 96 (30.09%) Analyst
2 59 (18.50%) Support Analyst
3 49 (15.36%) Support Engineer
4 48 (15.05%) 2nd Line Support
5 47 (14.73%) Service Analyst
5 47 (14.73%) Service Desk Analyst
6 31 (9.72%) Desktop Support
7 23 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
8 22 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 16 (5.02%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 15 (4.70%) Desktop Analyst
10 15 (4.70%) Administrator
11 14 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
11 14 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 12 (3.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 11 (3.45%) Citrix Engineer
13 11 (3.45%) Server Engineer
13 11 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
14 10 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.51%) .NET
1 8 (2.51%) XML
1 8 (2.51%) Application Packaging
2 6 (1.88%) .NET Framework
3 5 (1.57%) HTML
4 4 (1.25%) CSS
4 4 (1.25%) LAMP
4 4 (1.25%) jQuery
5 3 (0.94%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.94%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.63%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.63%) Backbone.js
6 2 (0.63%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (0.63%) LESS
6 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.63%) ADO
6 2 (0.63%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.31%) Ajax
7 1 (0.31%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.60%) Blackberry
2 32 (10.03%) Data Centre
3 21 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.08%) Clustering
5 12 (3.76%) PKI
6 10 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.19%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.88%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.88%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.88%) PMI
9 5 (1.57%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.25%) iPhone
11 3 (0.94%) iPad
11 3 (0.94%) CMDB
11 3 (0.94%) Replication
11 3 (0.94%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.63%) Statistics
12 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 236 (73.98%) Windows
2 102 (31.97%) Windows 7
3 58 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (11.29%) Windows XP
5 35 (10.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (8.78%) Linux
8 23 (7.21%) Windows 8
9 14 (4.39%) Mac OS X
10 11 (3.45%) Windows Vista
11 10 (3.13%) UNIX
12 7 (2.19%) Android
12 7 (2.19%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.57%) Solaris
14 4 (1.25%) Windows Phone
14 4 (1.25%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.63%) AIX
17 1 (0.31%) HPUX
17 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (51.41%) ITIL
2 25 (7.84%) Service Management
3 21 (6.58%) Migration
3 21 (6.58%) Incident Management
4 20 (6.27%) Service Delivery
5 18 (5.64%) Configuration Management
6 17 (5.33%) Patch Management
7 16 (5.02%) PRINCE2
8 14 (4.39%) Problem Management
9 10 (3.13%) Project Management
9 10 (3.13%) Change Management
10 9 (2.82%) ITSM
10 9 (2.82%) Change Control
10 9 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (2.51%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (2.19%) Data Centre Operations
12 7 (2.19%) Software Deployment
12 7 (2.19%) Time Management
12 7 (2.19%) Asset Management
13 6 (1.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 36 (11.29%) SQL
2 22 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.51%) C#
4 5 (1.57%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.25%) Perl
6 3 (0.94%) C
6 3 (0.94%) VB
7 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.31%) Java
8 1 (0.31%) PHP
8 1 (0.31%) VBScript
8 1 (0.31%) VBA
8 1 (0.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 207 (64.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 131 (41.07%) MCSE
3 57 (17.87%) MCSA
4 37 (11.60%) Security Cleared
5 31 (9.72%) MCITP
6 30 (9.40%) ITIL Certification
6 30 (9.40%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (9.09%) CCNA
8 24 (7.52%) A+ Certification
9 23 (7.21%) Degree
9 23 (7.21%) SC Cleared
9 23 (7.21%) MCTS
10 22 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
11 20 (6.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (5.96%) MCDST
12 19 (5.96%) DV Cleared
13 11 (3.45%) CCEE
13 11 (3.45%) CCEA
14 9 (2.82%) PMI Certification
15 6 (1.88%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (13.17%) SLA
2 4 (1.25%) QA
3 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 150 (47.02%) Active Directory
2 50 (15.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (9.72%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.96%) XenApp
5 14 (4.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (4.08%) VMware ESX
7 8 (2.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.19%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (2.19%) vSphere
9 6 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.88%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.25%) NFS
11 2 (0.63%) Xen
12 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.31%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.31%) UAG
12 1 (0.31%) XenServer
12 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 59 (18.50%) SCCM
2 7 (2.19%) WSUS
2 7 (2.19%) OpenView
2 7 (2.19%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (1.88%) SCOM
3 6 (1.88%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.25%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.25%) Opsview
4 4 (1.25%) SnapVault
5 3 (0.94%) Casper Suite
6 2 (0.63%) vMotion
6 2 (0.63%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.63%) WMI
7 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.31%) OVSD
7 1 (0.31%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 248 (77.74%) Microsoft
2 95 (29.78%) VMware
3 76 (23.82%) Citrix
4 48 (15.05%) HP
5 47 (14.73%) Symantec
6 45 (14.11%) Cisco
7 29 (9.09%) McAfee
8 20 (6.27%) Remedy
9 18 (5.64%) Lotus
9 18 (5.64%) Apple
10 14 (4.39%) Adobe
11 12 (3.76%) Dell
12 10 (3.13%) AppSense
13 7 (2.19%) Veeam
13 7 (2.19%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.88%) Sophos
14 6 (1.88%) NetApp
15 5 (1.57%) Oracle
16 4 (1.25%) CheckPoint
16 4 (1.25%) Splunk
Woking, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: Up to £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £10.86 - £15.48 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £170.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Woodford Green, Essex
Reed Technology
Rate: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £330 - £430 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago