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 6 May 2016 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 223 219 207
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing MCP 60 52 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.52% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.24% 1.97% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 18
Median daily rate £350 £304 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.22% +10.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £224 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.09% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 12
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +44.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.67 £17.50 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £21.55 £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+52.35% +3.70%
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
2683 2638 2520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.79% 26.50% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1439 1253
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 127 114
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.43 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -1 12 £175 -33.33% 6
Berkshire -2 12 £350 +51.35% 1
West Sussex -24 12 £428 +47.41% 2
East Sussex +10 9 £275 -15.38%
Hampshire +3 8 £330 +1.53% 4
Oxfordshire +9 2 £331 - 1
Kent - 1 - - 3
Middlesex - 1 £270 -
Sussex - 1 £275 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCP.

1 89 (76.72%) Microsoft
2 84 (72.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 69 (59.48%) Windows
4 58 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 46 (39.66%) MCSE
6 43 (37.07%) Security Cleared
7 35 (30.17%) Windows Server
8 34 (29.31%) DNS
9 32 (27.59%) TCP/IP
9 32 (27.59%) MS Office
10 31 (26.72%) MS Excel
10 31 (26.72%) MS Exchange
10 31 (26.72%) HP
10 31 (26.72%) SC Cleared
11 29 (25.00%) Windows 7
12 27 (23.28%) MCSA
13 26 (22.41%) VMware
14 25 (21.55%) ITIL
15 22 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
16 21 (18.10%) LAN
16 21 (18.10%) DHCP
16 21 (18.10%) PKI
16 21 (18.10%) SCCM
17 20 (17.24%) WAN
17 20 (17.24%) Linux
18 18 (15.52%) Firewall
19 17 (14.66%) Finance
19 17 (14.66%) IBM
20 16 (13.79%) Blackberry

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (26.72%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.34%) IIS
2 12 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.72%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (27.59%) MS Office
2 31 (26.72%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.86%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.86%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.86%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.79%) Office 365
2 10 (8.62%) Mimecast
3 9 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.03%) IaaS
5 6 (5.17%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.72%) PaaS
7 2 (1.72%) SaaS
8 1 (0.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 34 (29.31%) DNS
2 32 (27.59%) TCP/IP
3 21 (18.10%) DHCP
3 21 (18.10%) LAN
4 20 (17.24%) WAN
5 18 (15.52%) Firewall
6 12 (10.34%) Kerberos
6 12 (10.34%) LDAP
6 12 (10.34%) X.500
7 11 (9.48%) SAN
8 10 (8.62%) Wireless
9 9 (7.76%) Internet
9 9 (7.76%) VPN
10 8 (6.90%) Ethernet
10 8 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (6.03%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
13 1 (0.86%) Intranet
13 1 (0.86%) MPLS
13 1 (0.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.31%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.86%) MS Access
7 1 (0.86%) OLAP
7 1 (0.86%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.86%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.86%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.45%) MSI
3 2 (1.72%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.72%) InstallShield
General
1 17 (14.66%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Legal
3 6 (5.17%) Law
4 4 (3.45%) Banking
5 3 (2.59%) Back Office
5 3 (2.59%) Billing
5 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.72%) Advertising
6 2 (1.72%) Electronics
6 2 (1.72%) Military
6 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.86%) Local Government
7 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (21.55%) Analyst
2 20 (17.24%) Support Engineer
3 14 (12.07%) Support Analyst
4 13 (11.21%) Active Directory Engineer
5 11 (9.48%) IT Engineer
5 11 (9.48%) Service Analyst
5 11 (9.48%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (8.62%) Desktop Support
6 10 (8.62%) Developer
7 8 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.90%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 7 (6.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (6.03%) Desktop Analyst
8 7 (6.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 7 (6.03%) IT Support
9 6 (5.17%) CRM Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.90%) .NET
1 8 (6.90%) Web Services
2 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.45%) ELK Stack
4 3 (2.59%) HTML
5 2 (1.72%) CSS
5 2 (1.72%) HTML5
5 2 (1.72%) jQuery
5 2 (1.72%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.86%) Ajax
6 1 (0.86%) JMS
6 1 (0.86%) ODBC
6 1 (0.86%) SOAP
6 1 (0.86%) XHTML
6 1 (0.86%) XML
6 1 (0.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.10%) PKI
2 16 (13.79%) Blackberry
3 13 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (10.34%) Replication
5 10 (8.62%) PMI
6 9 (7.76%) AS400
6 9 (7.76%) Mathematics
7 5 (4.31%) CESG
7 5 (4.31%) Computer Science
7 5 (4.31%) Data Centre
8 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.59%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (1.72%) Clustering
11 1 (0.86%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.86%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.86%) PACS
11 1 (0.86%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.86%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 69 (59.48%) Windows
2 35 (30.17%) Windows Server
3 29 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 22 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (17.24%) Linux
6 16 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (12.07%) Windows XP
8 8 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (5.17%) Windows 10
11 4 (3.45%) Unix
12 2 (1.72%) Android
12 2 (1.72%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.72%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.86%) AIX
13 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.55%) ITIL
2 11 (9.48%) ITIL V3
2 11 (9.48%) Validation
3 10 (8.62%) IT Governance
3 10 (8.62%) Mentoring
3 10 (8.62%) Project Management
4 9 (7.76%) Coaching
4 9 (7.76%) CRM
4 9 (7.76%) Service Management
5 8 (6.90%) Change Control
6 7 (6.03%) Change Management
6 7 (6.03%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.17%) Case Management
7 6 (5.17%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.31%) Asset Management
8 5 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.31%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.31%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.31%) TOGAF
9 4 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.34%) SQL
2 10 (8.62%) C
3 8 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.03%) C#
5 6 (5.17%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.17%) VB
6 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.72%) VBScript
7 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 84 (72.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (39.66%) MCSE
3 43 (37.07%) Security Cleared
4 31 (26.72%) SC Cleared
5 27 (23.28%) MCSA
6 15 (12.93%) MCTS
7 14 (12.07%) CCNA
7 14 (12.07%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (12.07%) Degree
8 10 (8.62%) DV Cleared
8 10 (8.62%) PMI Certification
9 9 (7.76%) MCDST
9 9 (7.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (5.17%) DBS Check
11 3 (2.59%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (2.59%) CISM
11 3 (2.59%) CISSP
11 3 (2.59%) CLAS
11 3 (2.59%) MCITP
12 2 (1.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.90%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 58 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.07%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.90%) XenApp
5 5 (4.31%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.59%) UAG
7 1 (0.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (18.10%) SCCM
2 13 (11.21%) WSUS
3 10 (8.62%) Backup Exec
4 9 (7.76%) HP SIM
4 9 (7.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (4.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (4.31%) Sysprep
6 4 (3.45%) Cacti
6 4 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (3.45%) Nagios
6 4 (3.45%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.45%) Puppet
7 1 (0.86%) DameWare
7 1 (0.86%) OpenView
7 1 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 89 (76.72%) Microsoft
2 31 (26.72%) HP
3 26 (22.41%) VMware
4 17 (14.66%) IBM
5 14 (12.07%) Symantec
6 11 (9.48%) Citrix
7 10 (8.62%) Cisco
8 9 (7.76%) Avaya
8 9 (7.76%) Becrypt
8 9 (7.76%) Dell
9 8 (6.90%) Hitachi
9 8 (6.90%) Intel
9 8 (6.90%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.31%) Intel Security
11 4 (3.45%) CommVault
11 4 (3.45%) Oracle
11 4 (3.45%) Rackspace
12 3 (2.59%) 3PAR
13 2 (1.72%) Lotus
13 2 (1.72%) Sage