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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 219 247 185
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -62
Contract jobs citing MCP 41 27 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.27% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.98% 1.01% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 29
Median daily rate £170 £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.66% +29.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £251 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £535 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 10
Median hourly rate £122.50 £21.55 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+468.44% +28.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.57 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.44% -12.12%
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
2073 2678 2423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.90% 27.08% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1611 1228
Median daily rate £400 £398 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% +8.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 116 121
Median hourly rate £34.00 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.03% +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +15 10 £198 -34.08% 4
Hampshire +11 7 £288 -23.33% 2
Kent - 7 £150 - 1
Buckinghamshire +20 4 £110 -55.10% 1
Berkshire +1 4 - - 2
Oxfordshire -8 4 £150 -50.00% 1
West Sussex +5 2 £370 - 1
Middlesex - 2 £313 -
East Sussex +3 1 £170 -43.33%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 68 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 61 (72.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (65.48%) Windows
4 47 (55.95%) Active Directory
5 33 (39.29%) ITIL
5 33 (39.29%) MCSE
5 33 (39.29%) MS Office
6 32 (38.10%) MS Excel
7 26 (30.95%) MS Exchange
7 26 (30.95%) TCP/IP
8 24 (28.57%) Windows 7
9 21 (25.00%) Office 365
10 19 (22.62%) Windows Server
11 18 (21.43%) SCCM
11 18 (21.43%) DNS
11 18 (21.43%) HP
12 16 (19.05%) Finance
12 16 (19.05%) LAN
12 16 (19.05%) WAN
13 15 (17.86%) DHCP
13 15 (17.86%) Security Cleared
13 15 (17.86%) VMware
14 13 (15.48%) Windows XP
14 13 (15.48%) MCSA
15 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (14.29%) SharePoint
15 12 (14.29%) SQL
15 12 (14.29%) Asset Management
16 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (13.10%) XenApp

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 26 (30.95%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 9 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.76%) IIS
5 4 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (39.29%) MS Office
2 32 (38.10%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.00%) Office 365
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.95%) Mimecast
4 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.57%) IaaS
5 2 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.38%) Yammer
6 1 (1.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 26 (30.95%) TCP/IP
2 18 (21.43%) DNS
3 16 (19.05%) LAN
3 16 (19.05%) WAN
4 15 (17.86%) DHCP
5 10 (11.90%) SAN
6 7 (8.33%) NAS
7 5 (5.95%) Wireless
8 4 (4.76%) Firewall
8 4 (4.76%) Internet
8 4 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (3.57%) Kerberos
9 3 (3.57%) LDAP
9 3 (3.57%) Network Security
9 3 (3.57%) X.500
10 2 (2.38%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.38%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.38%) VoIP
10 2 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (1.19%) MS Access
4 1 (1.19%) Power BI
4 1 (1.19%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.57%) MSI
3 2 (2.38%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.38%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (19.05%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Law
3 4 (4.76%) Legal
3 4 (4.76%) Marketing
4 3 (3.57%) Automotive
4 3 (3.57%) German Language
4 3 (3.57%) Retail
5 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.19%) Advertising
6 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (34.52%) Analyst
2 17 (20.24%) Desktop Support
3 16 (19.05%) Support Analyst
4 14 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (15.48%) Support Engineer
6 12 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (11.90%) Desktop Analyst
7 10 (11.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 10 (11.90%) Service Analyst
7 10 (11.90%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (9.52%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 7 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
9 7 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 7 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (7.14%) CRM Developer
10 6 (7.14%) Developer
11 5 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (5.95%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) .NET
2 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.76%) Web Services
4 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.38%) HTML
5 1 (1.19%) Ajax
5 1 (1.19%) CSS
5 1 (1.19%) HTML5
5 1 (1.19%) jQuery
5 1 (1.19%) ODBC
5 1 (1.19%) Velocity
5 1 (1.19%) XHTML
5 1 (1.19%) XML
5 1 (1.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 6 (7.14%) PKI
4 5 (5.95%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.95%) Fat Client
4 5 (5.95%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.76%) AS400
5 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.76%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.57%) CMDB
6 3 (3.57%) Replication
6 3 (3.57%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.38%) Clustering
8 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.19%) iPad
8 1 (1.19%) iPhone
8 1 (1.19%) PACS
8 1 (1.19%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.19%) Statistics
8 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (65.48%) Windows
2 24 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 19 (22.62%) Windows Server
4 13 (15.48%) Windows XP
5 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (8.33%) Linux
8 7 (8.33%) Windows 10
9 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.76%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.38%) Solaris
11 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.29%) ITIL
2 12 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 10 (11.90%) Service Delivery
4 8 (9.52%) Problem Management
4 8 (9.52%) Project Management
5 7 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (8.33%) Server Building
5 7 (8.33%) Service Management
6 6 (7.14%) Case Management
6 6 (7.14%) CRM
7 5 (5.95%) IT Asset Management
7 5 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.76%) Coaching
8 4 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (4.76%) Line Management
8 4 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.76%) Migration
8 4 (4.76%) Prototyping
8 4 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) SQL
2 7 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.14%) C#
4 4 (4.76%) C
4 4 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (72.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (39.29%) MCSE
3 15 (17.86%) Security Cleared
4 13 (15.48%) MCSA
5 10 (11.90%) SC Cleared
6 8 (9.52%) Degree
6 8 (9.52%) MCDST
7 6 (7.14%) DV Cleared
8 5 (5.95%) CCNA
8 5 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (5.95%) MCTS
9 4 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (3.57%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.38%) CCNP
11 2 (2.38%) CCSE
11 2 (2.38%) MOS
11 2 (2.38%) RHCSA
12 1 (1.19%) CEH
12 1 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.10%) SLA
2 5 (5.95%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 47 (55.95%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.10%) XenApp
3 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.14%) Firmware
5 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.38%) vSphere
8 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (21.43%) SCCM
2 7 (8.33%) SCOM
3 5 (5.95%) WSUS
4 4 (4.76%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.76%) HP SIM
4 4 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.38%) DatAdvantage
6 2 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.38%) PowerCLI
6 2 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.19%) Nessus
Vendors
1 68 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.43%) HP
3 15 (17.86%) VMware
4 11 (13.10%) Citrix
5 6 (7.14%) Cisco
5 6 (7.14%) IBM
5 6 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.95%) Avaya
7 4 (4.76%) Becrypt
7 4 (4.76%) Dell
7 4 (4.76%) Symantec
8 3 (3.57%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.57%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.57%) Sophos
9 2 (2.38%) Hitachi
9 2 (2.38%) Intel
9 2 (2.38%) Varonis
9 2 (2.38%) Wyse
10 1 (1.19%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.19%) Intel Security
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