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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 362 353 343
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing MCP 228 208 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.23% 2.47% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 94 89
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£215 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £248 £190
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +30.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 41 47
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £22.69 £23.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +1.81%
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
10205 8433 7980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.58% 18.01% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6070 4791 4216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 355 559
Average hourly rate £18.21 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
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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
South East +9 92 £285 -10.93% 24
London -17 59 £167 -39.45% 24
North West +4 25 £110 -63.33% 2
East of England -9 24 £155 +24.00% 14
West Midlands +5 16 £310 -27.05% 1
Yorkshire -10 7 £170 -32.00% 7
South West -29 6 £388 +116.78% 3
East Midlands -2 4 £325 - 7
North East - - - - 1
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 324 (73.64%) Windows
2 310 (70.45%) Microsoft
3 301 (68.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 210 (47.73%) MCSE
5 194 (44.09%) ITIL
6 191 (43.41%) Active Directory
7 144 (32.73%) MS Office
8 129 (29.32%) MS Excel
9 124 (28.18%) MS Exchange
9 124 (28.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 109 (24.77%) Security Cleared
10 109 (24.77%) VMware
11 106 (24.09%) Citrix
12 104 (23.64%) Windows 7
13 93 (21.14%) SC Cleared
14 83 (18.86%) HP
15 73 (16.59%) Windows Server 2003
16 71 (16.14%) VMware Infrastructure
17 67 (15.23%) SCCM
18 64 (14.55%) SLA
19 62 (14.09%) Service Management
20 61 (13.86%) Blackberry
21 57 (12.95%) MCSA
21 57 (12.95%) MCITP
22 54 (12.27%) Windows XP
23 53 (12.05%) Cisco
24 52 (11.82%) DNS
25 51 (11.59%) SQL
26 49 (11.14%) Windows Server 2012
27 47 (10.68%) DHCP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 124 (28.18%) MS Exchange
2 47 (10.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 39 (8.86%) IBM Notes
3 39 (8.86%) SharePoint
4 30 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 28 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (3.18%) IIS
7 11 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.14%) Lync
10 4 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (0.45%) Apache
12 1 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.23%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 144 (32.73%) MS Office
2 129 (29.32%) MS Excel
3 25 (5.68%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.45%) MS Project
6 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.23%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.23%) Agresso
2 1 (0.23%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.27%) Office 365
2 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.91%) IaaS
5 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (11.82%) DNS
2 47 (10.68%) DHCP
3 45 (10.23%) Internet
4 44 (10.00%) Firewall
5 38 (8.64%) TCP/IP
5 38 (8.64%) SAN
6 29 (6.59%) LAN
7 26 (5.91%) WAN
8 22 (5.00%) Wireless
9 19 (4.32%) SMTP
10 15 (3.41%) X.400
10 15 (3.41%) X.500
11 14 (3.18%) VPN
11 14 (3.18%) FTP
12 10 (2.27%) IP Telephony
13 8 (1.82%) VoIP
14 6 (1.36%) Ethernet
14 6 (1.36%) Fibre Channel
15 5 (1.14%) NAS
15 5 (1.14%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (1.36%) MS Access
4 4 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.36%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.91%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.91%) CruiseControl
3 4 (0.91%) Subversion
3 4 (0.91%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.68%) MSI
5 2 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.45%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 46 (10.45%) Finance
2 24 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.59%) Legal
4 6 (1.36%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.14%) Retail
6 4 (0.91%) Local Government
6 4 (0.91%) Law
7 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.68%) German Language
8 2 (0.45%) Marketing
8 2 (0.45%) Banking
8 2 (0.45%) Back Office
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Front Office
9 1 (0.23%) Publishing
9 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 148 (33.64%) Analyst
2 82 (18.64%) Support Engineer
3 80 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 68 (15.45%) Service Analyst
5 67 (15.23%) Service Desk Analyst
6 49 (11.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 47 (10.68%) Desktop Support
8 36 (8.18%) 1st Line Support
9 32 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 31 (7.05%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 26 (5.91%) 3rd Line Support
11 26 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (5.45%) Server Engineer
13 22 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
14 20 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
14 20 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
14 20 (4.55%) Messaging Engineer
15 19 (4.32%) Desktop Analyst
15 19 (4.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 17 (3.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.27%) .NET
2 8 (1.82%) ASP.NET
2 8 (1.82%) HTML
3 6 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (1.36%) CSS
3 6 (1.36%) Web Services
4 5 (1.14%) HTML5
4 5 (1.14%) Ajax
4 5 (1.14%) Software Packaging
4 5 (1.14%) jQuery
5 4 (0.91%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.91%) CSS3
5 4 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 4 (0.91%) XHTML
6 3 (0.68%) XML
6 3 (0.68%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.45%) JSP
8 1 (0.23%) XSLT
8 1 (0.23%) EDI
8 1 (0.23%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 61 (13.86%) Blackberry
2 35 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.09%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.64%) Smartphone
5 12 (2.73%) Thin Client
5 12 (2.73%) Fat Client
6 11 (2.50%) Clustering
7 10 (2.27%) Smartcard
8 8 (1.82%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.14%) PKI
10 4 (0.91%) CMDB
10 4 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.91%) FMCG
10 4 (0.91%) PDA
11 3 (0.68%) iPad
11 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.45%) EqualLogic
12 2 (0.45%) NHS
12 2 (0.45%) Statistics
12 2 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 324 (73.64%) Windows
2 124 (28.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 104 (23.64%) Windows 7
4 73 (16.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (12.27%) Windows XP
6 49 (11.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (8.64%) Linux
8 26 (5.91%) Windows Vista
9 22 (5.00%) Windows 8
10 16 (3.64%) UNIX
11 15 (3.41%) Mac OS X
12 13 (2.95%) Mac OS
13 8 (1.82%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.91%) Android
15 3 (0.68%) HPUX
16 2 (0.45%) Solaris
16 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (44.09%) ITIL
2 62 (14.09%) Service Management
3 33 (7.50%) Service Delivery
4 32 (7.27%) Incident Management
5 26 (5.91%) Configuration Management
5 26 (5.91%) Project Management
6 22 (5.00%) Migration
7 17 (3.86%) Change Management
8 15 (3.41%) Problem Management
9 13 (2.95%) ITIL V3
9 13 (2.95%) ITSM
9 13 (2.95%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (2.73%) Coaching
10 12 (2.73%) PRINCE2
11 11 (2.50%) Validation
12 10 (2.27%) Information Security
13 9 (2.05%) Asset Management
13 9 (2.05%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (2.05%) Line Management
14 8 (1.82%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 51 (11.59%) SQL
2 16 (3.64%) C
3 11 (2.50%) C#
4 9 (2.05%) VB
5 6 (1.36%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.14%) VBA
6 5 (1.14%) VBScript
7 3 (0.68%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.45%) PHP
8 2 (0.45%) Java
9 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 301 (68.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 210 (47.73%) MCSE
3 109 (24.77%) Security Cleared
4 93 (21.14%) SC Cleared
5 57 (12.95%) MCITP
5 57 (12.95%) MCSA
6 38 (8.64%) CCNA
6 38 (8.64%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (8.18%) DV Cleared
8 30 (6.82%) Degree
8 30 (6.82%) A+ Certification
9 29 (6.59%) ITIL Certification
9 29 (6.59%) MCTS
10 27 (6.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 25 (5.68%) MCDST
12 21 (4.77%) Citrix Certification
13 18 (4.09%) CCA
14 13 (2.95%) CCNP
15 9 (2.05%) CISSP
15 9 (2.05%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (14.55%) SLA
2 7 (1.59%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.91%) COBIT
4 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 191 (43.41%) Active Directory
2 71 (16.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (9.32%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.23%) XenApp
5 21 (4.77%) vSphere
6 10 (2.27%) XenServer
7 8 (1.82%) Firmware
7 8 (1.82%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.36%) ISA Server
8 6 (1.36%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (1.14%) MetaFrame
10 4 (0.91%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.91%) UAG
11 3 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.45%) NFS
12 2 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.45%) Xen
13 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 67 (15.23%) SCCM
2 30 (6.82%) Backup Exec
3 28 (6.36%) SCOM
4 27 (6.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 23 (5.23%) OpenView
6 16 (3.64%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (2.73%) OVSD
8 7 (1.59%) Nessus
8 7 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.91%) WSUS
10 2 (0.45%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.45%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.23%) MAILsweeper
11 1 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 310 (70.45%) Microsoft
2 109 (24.77%) VMware
3 106 (24.09%) Citrix
4 83 (18.86%) HP
5 53 (12.05%) Cisco
6 41 (9.32%) McAfee
7 40 (9.09%) Lotus
8 38 (8.64%) Symantec
9 21 (4.77%) Sophos
10 17 (3.86%) Dell
11 15 (3.41%) Oracle
11 15 (3.41%) Apple
12 14 (3.18%) NetApp
13 12 (2.73%) IBM
13 12 (2.73%) Lumension
14 11 (2.50%) Red Hat
14 11 (2.50%) Reuters
14 11 (2.50%) Bloomberg
15 10 (2.27%) SAP
15 10 (2.27%) CQG
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