The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 211 204 181
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -23
Contract jobs citing MCP 55 33 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.35% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.06% 1.39% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 10 25
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£290 £245 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.36% +4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £133 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £400 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £200
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -37.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +6.00%
MCP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2668 2369 1883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.53% 25.39% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1411 1153 886
Average daily rate £375 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 125 111
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.35 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.44 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MCP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

MCP Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

MCP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
Berkshire +16 19 £208 - 7
Hampshire +1 15 £322 +138.14% 7
West Sussex -13 9 £345 -13.75% 3
Surrey +10 7 £263 -12.50% 4
Buckinghamshire -14 6 £250 -9.09% 1
Oxfordshire -15 2 £315 -
East Sussex 0 1 £325 - 1
Kent - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 123 (86.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 115 (80.42%) Windows
3 112 (78.32%) Microsoft
4 107 (74.83%) MCSE
5 81 (56.64%) Active Directory
6 76 (53.15%) ITIL
7 66 (46.15%) MS Exchange
8 65 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 61 (42.66%) Security Cleared
10 55 (38.46%) SC Cleared
11 38 (26.57%) MS Excel
11 38 (26.57%) VMware
12 36 (25.17%) Exchange Server 2003
13 35 (24.48%) Windows 7
14 31 (21.68%) SCCM
14 31 (21.68%) Windows Server 2003
15 30 (20.98%) DV Cleared
16 28 (19.58%) SQL
16 28 (19.58%) SLA
17 27 (18.88%) Citrix
18 26 (18.18%) Hyper-V
19 25 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
19 25 (17.48%) HP
19 25 (17.48%) SQL Server
19 25 (17.48%) Linux
20 24 (16.78%) Configuration Management
21 22 (15.38%) MS Office
22 21 (14.69%) SharePoint
22 21 (14.69%) Exchange Server 2007
23 20 (13.99%) Backup Exec

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 66 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 36 (25.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 21 (14.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 21 (14.69%) SharePoint
4 13 (9.09%) IIS
4 13 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.20%) Lync
6 5 (3.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.10%) Documentum
9 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 38 (26.57%) MS Excel
2 22 (15.38%) MS Office
3 16 (11.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.79%) Office 365
2 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.50%) IaaS
3 5 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.89%) SAN
2 16 (11.19%) DNS
3 14 (9.79%) DHCP
4 13 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 10 (6.99%) Firewall
6 9 (6.29%) Internet
7 7 (4.90%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (4.90%) Wireless
7 7 (4.90%) WAN
7 7 (4.90%) LAN
8 5 (3.50%) IP Telephony
9 4 (2.80%) X.400
10 3 (2.10%) X.500
10 3 (2.10%) VLAN
10 3 (2.10%) SMTP
11 2 (1.40%) VPN
11 2 (1.40%) VoIP
11 2 (1.40%) WLAN
11 2 (1.40%) ADSL
11 2 (1.40%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.50%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.80%) MS Access
4 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
General
1 14 (9.79%) Finance
2 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.10%) Retail
4 2 (1.40%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Publishing
5 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (25.87%) Support Engineer
2 30 (20.98%) Analyst
3 25 (17.48%) 2nd Line Support
4 17 (11.89%) Support Analyst
5 16 (11.19%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (9.79%) 1st Line Support
7 13 (9.09%) Server Engineer
8 12 (8.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 12 (8.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 12 (8.39%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 11 (7.69%) Messaging Engineer
10 10 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (6.29%) Service Analyst
11 9 (6.29%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (6.29%) Desktop Support
11 9 (6.29%) IT Support
12 7 (4.90%) Desktop Engineer
12 7 (4.90%) Team Leader
13 6 (4.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 6 (4.20%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.40%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.70%) YAML
2 1 (0.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) Clustering
2 14 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.09%) Blackberry
4 10 (6.99%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.90%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.50%) PKI
7 3 (2.10%) Replication
7 3 (2.10%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.40%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.40%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.70%) GIS
9 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.70%) EPoS
9 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.70%) FMCG
9 1 (0.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 115 (80.42%) Windows
2 65 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (24.48%) Windows 7
4 31 (21.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (17.48%) Linux
6 17 (11.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 10 (6.99%) Windows Vista
9 9 (6.29%) Windows 8
9 9 (6.29%) UNIX
10 5 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.80%) Windows 2000
12 3 (2.10%) Windows NT
12 3 (2.10%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (2.10%) Android
12 3 (2.10%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.40%) AIX
13 2 (1.40%) HPUX
14 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (53.15%) ITIL
2 24 (16.78%) Configuration Management
3 16 (11.19%) Service Management
4 14 (9.79%) ITIL V3
5 12 (8.39%) Change Management
6 10 (6.99%) Service Delivery
7 9 (6.29%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (6.29%) Network Management
8 8 (5.59%) Incident Management
9 7 (4.90%) Project Management
9 7 (4.90%) Validation
10 6 (4.20%) Line Management
11 5 (3.50%) Coaching
11 5 (3.50%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.50%) Information Security
11 5 (3.50%) Penetration Testing
12 4 (2.80%) Critical Path Analysis
12 4 (2.80%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (2.80%) Operations Management
12 4 (2.80%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.58%) SQL
2 4 (2.80%) VB
3 3 (2.10%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.40%) VBA
4 2 (1.40%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.40%) C#
5 1 (0.70%) Java
5 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.70%) PHP
5 1 (0.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 123 (86.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 107 (74.83%) MCSE
3 61 (42.66%) Security Cleared
4 55 (38.46%) SC Cleared
5 30 (20.98%) DV Cleared
6 18 (12.59%) MCSA
7 14 (9.79%) Degree
8 10 (6.99%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (6.99%) CCNA
9 8 (5.59%) MCSD
9 8 (5.59%) MCITP
10 6 (4.20%) CEH
10 6 (4.20%) CISSP
11 5 (3.50%) MCTS
12 4 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (2.80%) MCDST
12 4 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.80%) HND
12 4 (2.80%) MCDBA
13 3 (2.10%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (19.58%) SLA
2 2 (1.40%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (56.64%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 25 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.90%) Firmware
5 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (3.50%) UAG
6 4 (2.80%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.40%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.40%) vSphere
8 1 (0.70%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.70%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.70%) XenApp
8 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (21.68%) SCCM
2 20 (13.99%) Backup Exec
3 18 (12.59%) SCOM
4 9 (6.29%) OVSD
5 8 (5.59%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (3.50%) Nessus
7 3 (2.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.40%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.70%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 112 (78.32%) Microsoft
2 38 (26.57%) VMware
3 27 (18.88%) Citrix
4 25 (17.48%) HP
5 15 (10.49%) McAfee
6 12 (8.39%) Symantec
7 8 (5.59%) Sophos
7 8 (5.59%) Lumension
8 7 (4.90%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.20%) Oracle
9 6 (4.20%) Cisco
10 5 (3.50%) Qualys
10 5 (3.50%) Dell
10 5 (3.50%) Remedy
11 4 (2.80%) Apple
11 4 (2.80%) Primavera
11 4 (2.80%) Wyse
12 3 (2.10%) EMC
12 3 (2.10%) LANDesk
13 2 (1.40%) Brocade
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