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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 215 217 203
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing MCP 54 43 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 0.46% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.12% 1.77% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 25
Median daily rate £350 £308 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% +36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £225 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £400 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.01% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 12
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +46.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+42.20% +9.09%
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
2553 2424 2443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.81% 25.97% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 1322 1219
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 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 125 103
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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 25 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 25 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
West Sussex -20 12 £428 +76.28% 3
Berkshire -6 11 £350 +36.58% 5
Surrey -9 10 £175 -40.42% 3
East Sussex +7 7 - -
Hampshire -2 7 £318 -1.77% 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £331 - 1
Buckinghamshire +8 1 - - 1
Middlesex -4 1 £270 +27.05%
Sussex - 1 £275 -
Kent - 1 - - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 81 (86.17%) Microsoft
2 73 (77.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (62.77%) Windows
4 53 (56.38%) Active Directory
5 37 (39.36%) MCSE
6 32 (34.04%) Windows Server
7 31 (32.98%) MS Office
7 31 (32.98%) DNS
8 30 (31.91%) TCP/IP
8 30 (31.91%) MS Exchange
8 30 (31.91%) HP
9 27 (28.72%) Windows 7
10 26 (27.66%) Security Cleared
11 25 (26.60%) MCSA
11 25 (26.60%) ITIL
11 25 (26.60%) MS Excel
12 23 (24.47%) LAN
12 23 (24.47%) VMware
13 22 (23.40%) WAN
14 21 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (21.28%) DHCP
16 19 (20.21%) SCCM
17 18 (19.15%) SC Cleared
17 18 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
17 18 (19.15%) Linux
18 17 (18.09%) Firewall
18 17 (18.09%) IBM
19 16 (17.02%) Finance
19 16 (17.02%) Blackberry
19 16 (17.02%) Office 365

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 30 (31.91%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 10 (10.64%) SharePoint
3 9 (9.57%) IIS
4 8 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (6.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (32.98%) MS Office
2 25 (26.60%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.06%) Sage 1000
2 1 (1.06%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.06%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.02%) Office 365
2 10 (10.64%) Mimecast
3 7 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.45%) IaaS
4 5 (5.32%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.13%) PaaS
5 2 (2.13%) SaaS
6 1 (1.06%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 31 (32.98%) DNS
2 30 (31.91%) TCP/IP
3 23 (24.47%) LAN
4 22 (23.40%) WAN
5 20 (21.28%) DHCP
6 17 (18.09%) Firewall
7 10 (10.64%) Kerberos
7 10 (10.64%) LDAP
7 10 (10.64%) SAN
7 10 (10.64%) Wireless
7 10 (10.64%) X.500
8 8 (8.51%) Ethernet
8 8 (8.51%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (7.45%) VPN
10 6 (6.38%) Internet
10 6 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (1.06%) Intranet
12 1 (1.06%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.32%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.06%) MS Access
7 1 (1.06%) OLAP
7 1 (1.06%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (1.06%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.13%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.13%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.13%) MSI
General
1 16 (17.02%) Finance
2 9 (9.57%) Legal
3 6 (6.38%) Law
4 3 (3.19%) Back Office
4 3 (3.19%) Billing
5 2 (2.13%) Advertising
5 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.13%) Military
5 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.06%) Electronics
6 1 (1.06%) Local Government
6 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (27.66%) Analyst
2 18 (19.15%) Support Engineer
3 13 (13.83%) Support Analyst
4 12 (12.77%) Service Analyst
4 12 (12.77%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (11.70%) Active Directory Engineer
5 11 (11.70%) IT Engineer
6 9 (9.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (9.57%) Desktop Support
6 9 (9.57%) Developer
7 8 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (8.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (8.51%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 7 (7.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (7.45%) Desktop Analyst
8 7 (7.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 7 (7.45%) IT Support
9 6 (6.38%) CRM Developer
10 5 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) .NET
2 6 (6.38%) ASP.NET
2 6 (6.38%) Web Services
3 2 (2.13%) ELK Stack
3 2 (2.13%) HTML
3 2 (2.13%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.06%) CSS
4 1 (1.06%) HTML5
4 1 (1.06%) jQuery
4 1 (1.06%) ODBC
4 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.02%) Blackberry
2 15 (15.96%) PKI
3 10 (10.64%) Replication
4 9 (9.57%) AS400
4 9 (9.57%) Mathematics
5 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.32%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.26%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.06%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.06%) iPad
7 1 (1.06%) iPhone
7 1 (1.06%) PACS
7 1 (1.06%) PMI
7 1 (1.06%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.06%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 59 (62.77%) Windows
2 32 (34.04%) Windows Server
3 27 (28.72%) Windows 7
4 18 (19.15%) Linux
4 18 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (13.83%) Windows XP
6 6 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.32%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.13%) Android
8 2 (2.13%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.13%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.06%) AIX
9 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.06%) Unix
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.60%) ITIL
2 10 (10.64%) ITIL V3
2 10 (10.64%) Mentoring
3 9 (9.57%) Coaching
4 8 (8.51%) Validation
5 7 (7.45%) Change Management
5 7 (7.45%) CRM
5 7 (7.45%) Service Management
6 6 (6.38%) Case Management
6 6 (6.38%) Configuration Management
6 6 (6.38%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.32%) Change Control
7 5 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.26%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.26%) Workflow
9 3 (3.19%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.19%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.70%) SQL
2 10 (10.64%) C
3 7 (7.45%) C#
3 7 (7.45%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.26%) VB
5 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.13%) VBScript
6 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 73 (77.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (39.36%) MCSE
3 26 (27.66%) Security Cleared
4 25 (26.60%) MCSA
5 18 (19.15%) SC Cleared
6 12 (12.77%) MCTS
7 11 (11.70%) CCNA
7 11 (11.70%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (10.64%) MCDST
9 9 (9.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (7.45%) Degree
11 6 (6.38%) DV Cleared
12 5 (5.32%) DBS Check
13 2 (2.13%) A+ Certification
13 2 (2.13%) MCDBA
13 2 (2.13%) MCITP
14 1 (1.06%) CCNP
14 1 (1.06%) CCSE
14 1 (1.06%) MCSD
14 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.51%) SLA
2 2 (2.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 53 (56.38%) Active Directory
2 21 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (13.83%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.51%) XenApp
5 4 (4.26%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.13%) UAG
7 1 (1.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (20.21%) SCCM
2 11 (11.70%) WSUS
3 10 (10.64%) Backup Exec
4 9 (9.57%) HP SIM
4 9 (9.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (4.26%) Sysprep
6 3 (3.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.13%) Cacti
7 2 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.13%) Nagios
7 2 (2.13%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.13%) Puppet
8 1 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 81 (86.17%) Microsoft
2 30 (31.91%) HP
3 23 (24.47%) VMware
4 17 (18.09%) IBM
5 12 (12.77%) Cisco
5 12 (12.77%) Symantec
6 10 (10.64%) Avaya
6 10 (10.64%) Citrix
7 9 (9.57%) Becrypt
7 9 (9.57%) Dell
8 8 (8.51%) Hitachi
8 8 (8.51%) Intel
8 8 (8.51%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.19%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.19%) Intel Security
10 2 (2.13%) CommVault
10 2 (2.13%) Rackspace
10 2 (2.13%) Sage
11 1 (1.06%) Bloomberg
11 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
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