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 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 170 172 202
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +30
Contract jobs citing MCP 79 60 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.85% 0.69% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.38% 2.87% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 23
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£230 £275 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +17.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £132 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £425 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £253
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 5
Average hourly rate £16.79 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.26% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.53 £13.61 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £19.35 £25.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.79 £17.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.26% +19.29%
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
2340 2093 2326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.19% 23.93% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1210 1081 1058
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 111 156
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 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
Hampshire -1 21 £267 -9.57% 10
West Sussex +14 16 £220 -20.00% 1
Surrey +9 14 £300 - 6
Buckinghamshire -16 10 £180 +2.85% 3
Berkshire +5 8 £388 -8.82% 5
East Sussex -2 6 - -
Kent -11 3 £225 -18.18%
Oxfordshire -4 1 - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 103 (83.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (82.93%) Windows
3 89 (72.36%) MCSE
4 85 (69.11%) Microsoft
5 80 (65.04%) Active Directory
6 60 (48.78%) MS Exchange
7 46 (37.40%) ITIL
8 42 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (31.71%) Security Cleared
10 35 (28.46%) SC Cleared
11 31 (25.20%) MS Excel
12 30 (24.39%) Citrix
12 30 (24.39%) Firewall
13 29 (23.58%) MS Office
14 27 (21.95%) SCCM
15 25 (20.33%) SQL
16 24 (19.51%) Linux
17 23 (18.70%) IIS
18 22 (17.89%) Blackberry
19 21 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
19 21 (17.07%) MCSA
19 21 (17.07%) Windows XP
19 21 (17.07%) Windows 7
19 21 (17.07%) MCDST
20 20 (16.26%) HP
20 20 (16.26%) VMware
21 19 (15.45%) TCP/IP
21 19 (15.45%) MCITP
22 18 (14.63%) DNS
22 18 (14.63%) DHCP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 60 (48.78%) MS Exchange
2 23 (18.70%) IIS
3 17 (13.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (12.20%) SharePoint
5 9 (7.32%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 31 (25.20%) MS Excel
2 29 (23.58%) MS Office
3 13 (10.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (8.13%) Office 365
2 9 (7.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (24.39%) Firewall
2 19 (15.45%) TCP/IP
3 18 (14.63%) DHCP
3 18 (14.63%) DNS
4 15 (12.20%) SAN
5 13 (10.57%) Internet
5 13 (10.57%) Wireless
6 12 (9.76%) WAN
7 10 (8.13%) LAN
8 9 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (5.69%) X.400
9 7 (5.69%) SMTP
10 6 (4.88%) X.500
11 5 (4.07%) Network Security
12 4 (3.25%) IP Telephony
12 4 (3.25%) VPN
13 2 (1.63%) VoIP
14 1 (0.81%) WLAN
14 1 (0.81%) POP3
14 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.32%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (1.63%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (5.69%) Finance
2 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.81%) Back Office
3 1 (0.81%) Electronics
3 1 (0.81%) Retail
3 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (36.59%) Analyst
2 30 (24.39%) Support Engineer
3 20 (16.26%) Support Analyst
4 13 (10.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (10.57%) Security Analyst
5 12 (9.76%) Messaging Engineer
6 11 (8.94%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (8.13%) Service Analyst
7 10 (8.13%) IT Security Analyst
8 9 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) IT Support
10 5 (4.07%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 4 (3.25%) Designer
11 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Designer
11 4 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) Operations Analyst
11 4 (3.25%) IT Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.44%) HTML
1 3 (2.44%) WAP
1 3 (2.44%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.63%) .NET
2 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.63%) JSP
3 1 (0.81%) XML
3 1 (0.81%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.89%) Blackberry
2 9 (7.32%) PKI
3 7 (5.69%) Clustering
4 6 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.25%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.81%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.81%) iPad
6 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.81%) DTV
6 1 (0.81%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 102 (82.93%) Windows
2 42 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (19.51%) Linux
4 21 (17.07%) Windows XP
4 21 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (17.07%) Windows 7
5 11 (8.94%) UNIX
6 9 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (5.69%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.07%) Mac OS X
9 4 (3.25%) Windows Vista
9 4 (3.25%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.44%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.44%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (37.40%) ITIL
2 12 (9.76%) Incident Management
2 12 (9.76%) Configuration Management
3 10 (8.13%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (8.13%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (6.50%) Service Management
5 6 (4.88%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.07%) Change Management
6 5 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.25%) Information Security
7 4 (3.25%) Project Planning
7 4 (3.25%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.44%) Change Control
9 2 (1.63%) Migration
9 2 (1.63%) Investment Management
9 2 (1.63%) IT Governance
9 2 (1.63%) Software Testing
10 1 (0.81%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.81%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (0.81%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.33%) SQL
2 6 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.25%) C
4 2 (1.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.81%) C#
5 1 (0.81%) Java
5 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.81%) VBScript
5 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 103 (83.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (72.36%) MCSE
3 39 (31.71%) Security Cleared
4 35 (28.46%) SC Cleared
5 21 (17.07%) MCSA
5 21 (17.07%) MCDST
6 19 (15.45%) MCITP
7 16 (13.01%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (13.01%) CCNA
8 11 (8.94%) DV Cleared
9 10 (8.13%) CEH
9 10 (8.13%) CISSP
10 9 (7.32%) MCTS
11 6 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (4.88%) MCSD
12 5 (4.07%) MCDBA
12 5 (4.07%) Degree
13 4 (3.25%) MCPD
13 4 (3.25%) CCNP
13 4 (3.25%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 80 (65.04%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.32%) UAG
4 6 (4.88%) XenApp
5 4 (3.25%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.25%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (2.44%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.44%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (21.95%) SCCM
2 13 (10.57%) Backup Exec
3 10 (8.13%) Nessus
4 4 (3.25%) OVSD
4 4 (3.25%) ARCserve
5 3 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.44%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.44%) WSUS
5 3 (2.44%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.81%) OpenView
6 1 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.81%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 85 (69.11%) Microsoft
2 30 (24.39%) Citrix
3 20 (16.26%) HP
3 20 (16.26%) VMware
4 11 (8.94%) McAfee
5 10 (8.13%) Red Hat
5 10 (8.13%) Qualys
6 8 (6.50%) Symantec
7 5 (4.07%) ServiceNow
8 4 (3.25%) Kaseya
9 3 (2.44%) Cisco
9 3 (2.44%) Altiris
10 2 (1.63%) Dell
10 2 (1.63%) Oracle
10 2 (1.63%) SAP
11 1 (0.81%) CA
11 1 (0.81%) NetApp
11 1 (0.81%) EMC
11 1 (0.81%) Remedy
11 1 (0.81%) Apple
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