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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 364 325 360
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +35
Contract jobs citing MCP 232 256 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.53% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 3.03% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 88 98
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£235 £250 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £146 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £253
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 51 42
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.57% +8.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £22.69 £22.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.79 £17.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.26% +19.29%
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
9543 8443 9343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.65% 17.54% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5490 4696 4904
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 437 570
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.42 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +2 79 £230 -16.36% 27
London -9 71 £215 -9.47% 25
East of England -39 23 £260 +28.39% 5
North West 0 21 £185 -17.77% 9
South West -38 18 £205 -34.40% 12
West Midlands -7 10 £288 - 3
Yorkshire +2 5 £335 - 2
East Midlands -5 5 £275 +37.50% 7
North East - - - - 3
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 334 (76.43%) Windows
2 311 (71.17%) Microsoft
3 304 (69.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 213 (48.74%) Active Directory
5 208 (47.60%) MCSE
6 202 (46.22%) ITIL
7 132 (30.21%) VMware
8 126 (28.83%) MS Excel
9 125 (28.60%) MS Office
10 123 (28.15%) MS Exchange
11 121 (27.69%) Windows 7
12 115 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 110 (25.17%) Citrix
14 94 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 87 (19.91%) Security Cleared
16 85 (19.45%) SCCM
17 82 (18.76%) Windows Server 2003
18 76 (17.39%) HP
19 75 (17.16%) MCSA
19 75 (17.16%) MCITP
20 71 (16.25%) SC Cleared
21 69 (15.79%) Firewall
22 67 (15.33%) Windows XP
22 67 (15.33%) DNS
22 67 (15.33%) SLA
23 62 (14.19%) Blackberry
24 59 (13.50%) DHCP
25 57 (13.04%) Cisco
26 51 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
27 50 (11.44%) Service Management

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 123 (28.15%) MS Exchange
2 51 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 40 (9.15%) SharePoint
4 31 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (5.95%) IIS
6 22 (5.03%) IBM Notes
7 20 (4.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.46%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.23%) Lync
13 1 (0.23%) Node.js
13 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.23%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.23%) Apache
13 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 126 (28.83%) MS Excel
2 125 (28.60%) MS Office
3 16 (3.66%) MS Visio
4 14 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) assyst
2 3 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.23%) 3000 Xtra
4 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.49%) Office 365
2 13 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (15.79%) Firewall
2 67 (15.33%) DNS
3 59 (13.50%) DHCP
4 46 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 44 (10.07%) SAN
6 32 (7.32%) Internet
7 28 (6.41%) WAN
7 28 (6.41%) LAN
8 26 (5.95%) Wireless
9 18 (4.12%) VPN
10 15 (3.43%) VoIP
11 10 (2.29%) IP Telephony
11 10 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (2.06%) SMTP
12 9 (2.06%) NetScaler
13 7 (1.60%) VLAN
13 7 (1.60%) X.400
13 7 (1.60%) X.500
14 6 (1.37%) Network Security
14 6 (1.37%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.23%) MySQL
8 1 (0.23%) QlikView
8 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.23%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.23%) MSDE
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.83%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.92%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.69%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.69%) CruiseControl
4 3 (0.69%) Subversion
4 3 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (0.69%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.69%) MSI
4 3 (0.69%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.23%) NUnit
6 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.23%) Moq
6 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
General
1 44 (10.07%) Finance
2 20 (4.58%) Back Office
3 18 (4.12%) Front Office
4 10 (2.29%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.29%) Retail
5 7 (1.60%) Banking
6 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.69%) Advertising
7 3 (0.69%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.69%) German Language
8 2 (0.46%) Legal
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.23%) Law
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 153 (35.01%) Analyst
2 100 (22.88%) Support Engineer
3 74 (16.93%) Service Analyst
4 73 (16.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 71 (16.25%) Support Analyst
6 49 (11.21%) 2nd Line Support
7 42 (9.61%) Desktop Support
8 32 (7.32%) 1st Line Support
9 29 (6.64%) 3rd Line Support
10 24 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 22 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 20 (4.58%) Server Engineer
13 18 (4.12%) Desktop Analyst
14 17 (3.89%) Network Support
14 17 (3.89%) Help Desk Support
14 17 (3.89%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 16 (3.66%) Desktop Engineer
15 16 (3.66%) 1st Line Support Analyst
16 15 (3.43%) Wintel Engineer
17 14 (3.20%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.20%) .NET
2 13 (2.97%) HTML
3 12 (2.75%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.37%) CSS
4 6 (1.37%) XML
4 6 (1.37%) jQuery
4 6 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (1.14%) HTML5
5 5 (1.14%) Software Packaging
5 5 (1.14%) Web Services
5 5 (1.14%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.92%) XSLT
7 3 (0.69%) WAP
7 3 (0.69%) JSP
7 3 (0.69%) WCF
7 3 (0.69%) Ajax
7 3 (0.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (0.69%) CSS3
8 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 62 (14.19%) Blackberry
2 28 (6.41%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.35%) Statistics
4 14 (3.20%) PKI
5 11 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.52%) Clustering
6 10 (2.29%) Smartphone
7 6 (1.37%) iPad
8 5 (1.14%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.14%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.92%) CMDB
9 4 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.92%) NHS
10 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.69%) FMCG
10 3 (0.69%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.46%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.46%) EqualLogic
12 1 (0.23%) iPhone
12 1 (0.23%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 334 (76.43%) Windows
2 121 (27.69%) Windows 7
3 115 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (18.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 67 (15.33%) Windows XP
6 42 (9.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (8.24%) Linux
8 24 (5.49%) UNIX
9 15 (3.43%) Windows Vista
9 15 (3.43%) Mac OS X
10 14 (3.20%) Windows 8
11 11 (2.52%) Windows 2000
11 11 (2.52%) Mac OS
12 10 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.92%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.69%) Android
14 3 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.23%) AIX
15 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (46.22%) ITIL
2 50 (11.44%) Service Management
3 30 (6.86%) Service Delivery
4 28 (6.41%) Incident Management
4 28 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (5.72%) Migration
6 21 (4.81%) Project Management
7 20 (4.58%) Configuration Management
7 20 (4.58%) Workflow
8 18 (4.12%) ITSM
8 18 (4.12%) Capacity Planning
9 15 (3.43%) Risk Analysis
10 14 (3.20%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (2.52%) Problem Management
11 11 (2.52%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (2.29%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (1.83%) Change Control
14 7 (1.60%) ITIL V3
14 7 (1.60%) Load Balancing
14 7 (1.60%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (11.21%) SQL
2 27 (6.18%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.52%) C
4 10 (2.29%) C#
4 10 (2.29%) VBScript
5 6 (1.37%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.69%) VB
6 3 (0.69%) VBA
6 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.46%) Perl
8 1 (0.23%) PHP
8 1 (0.23%) Java
8 1 (0.23%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 304 (69.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 208 (47.60%) MCSE
3 87 (19.91%) Security Cleared
4 75 (17.16%) MCSA
4 75 (17.16%) MCITP
5 71 (16.25%) SC Cleared
6 45 (10.30%) MCTS
6 45 (10.30%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (9.84%) CCNA
8 40 (9.15%) MCDST
9 33 (7.55%) A+ Certification
10 30 (6.86%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (6.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 27 (6.18%) Degree
13 23 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
14 17 (3.89%) CCNP
14 17 (3.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 15 (3.43%) CCA
16 12 (2.75%) DV Cleared
17 11 (2.52%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (15.33%) SLA
2 6 (1.37%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.46%) COBIT
4 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 213 (48.74%) Active Directory
2 94 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.18%) XenApp
4 26 (5.95%) Hyper-V
5 16 (3.66%) XenServer
6 15 (3.43%) vSphere
7 9 (2.06%) UAG
7 9 (2.06%) ISA Server
7 9 (2.06%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (1.83%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.14%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.92%) NFS
11 3 (0.69%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.69%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 85 (19.45%) SCCM
2 21 (4.81%) OpenView
3 20 (4.58%) SCOM
3 20 (4.58%) Backup Exec
4 16 (3.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 13 (2.97%) OVSD
6 11 (2.52%) Nessus
7 10 (2.29%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.37%) WSUS
8 6 (1.37%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (1.14%) ARCserve
10 4 (0.92%) Sysprep
11 2 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.23%) WMI
12 1 (0.23%) MAILsweeper
12 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 311 (71.17%) Microsoft
2 132 (30.21%) VMware
3 110 (25.17%) Citrix
4 76 (17.39%) HP
5 57 (13.04%) Cisco
6 34 (7.78%) McAfee
7 29 (6.64%) Symantec
8 22 (5.03%) Lotus
9 19 (4.35%) Apple
10 13 (2.97%) Remedy
11 12 (2.75%) Red Hat
11 12 (2.75%) NetApp
12 11 (2.52%) Sophos
12 11 (2.52%) Mitel
12 11 (2.52%) Qualys
13 10 (2.29%) Oracle
13 10 (2.29%) Dell
14 9 (2.06%) Avaya
14 9 (2.06%) Reuters
14 9 (2.06%) Bloomberg
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Surrey
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Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
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Rate: £180.00 per annum
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £230 per day
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