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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 163 186 179
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -7
Contract jobs citing MCP 95 51 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 0.60% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.27% 2.48% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 31 29
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£285 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £241 £190
% change year-on-year
-8.80% +26.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £22.78 £24.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+5.08% +9.25%
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
2904 2053 1799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.29% 24.08% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1435 1027 780
Average daily rate £375 £374 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 93 168
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -32.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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
Buckinghamshire +4 31 £225 +50.00% 6
West Sussex +13 18 £318 -0.78% 1
Berkshire +1 17 £139 -67.29% 9
Hampshire -10 12 £220 -26.66% 5
Surrey -1 7 - - 12
Oxfordshire - 3 £285 - 1
Kent -7 2 - -
Middlesex 0 1 £120 -
East Sussex -1 1 £325 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 148 (87.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 134 (78.82%) Windows
3 123 (72.35%) MCSE
4 122 (71.76%) Microsoft
5 84 (49.41%) Active Directory
5 84 (49.41%) MS Exchange
6 83 (48.82%) ITIL
7 78 (45.88%) Security Cleared
8 70 (41.18%) SC Cleared
9 60 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (27.06%) MS Excel
11 39 (22.94%) Windows 7
12 38 (22.35%) Exchange Server 2003
13 34 (20.00%) DV Cleared
14 33 (19.41%) MS Office
14 33 (19.41%) Citrix
15 32 (18.82%) VMware
16 31 (18.24%) HP
16 31 (18.24%) SQL
17 28 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
18 27 (15.88%) SLA
18 27 (15.88%) Windows Server 2003
19 26 (15.29%) Linux
19 26 (15.29%) Backup Exec
20 24 (14.12%) SCCM
21 23 (13.53%) Hyper-V
22 22 (12.94%) Service Management
22 22 (12.94%) McAfee
23 21 (12.35%) Blackberry
23 21 (12.35%) Firewall

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 84 (49.41%) MS Exchange
2 38 (22.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 19 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (7.06%) IIS
5 11 (6.47%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.76%) Lync
8 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 46 (27.06%) MS Excel
2 33 (19.41%) MS Office
3 20 (11.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.59%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.59%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.12%) Office 365
2 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.18%) IaaS
4 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.35%) Firewall
2 16 (9.41%) TCP/IP
2 16 (9.41%) SAN
3 15 (8.82%) X.400
3 15 (8.82%) SMTP
4 14 (8.24%) DNS
4 14 (8.24%) X.500
5 12 (7.06%) LAN
5 12 (7.06%) WAN
5 12 (7.06%) DHCP
6 10 (5.88%) IP Telephony
6 10 (5.88%) Wireless
7 9 (5.29%) Internet
8 6 (3.53%) VoIP
9 3 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.76%) VLAN
9 3 (1.76%) WLAN
10 2 (1.18%) ADSL
10 2 (1.18%) VPN
10 2 (1.18%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.12%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (3.53%) MS Access
4 2 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.59%) MySQL
5 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (1.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (7.06%) Finance
2 7 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.76%) Retail
4 2 (1.18%) Back Office
4 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.59%) Electronics
5 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (32.94%) Analyst
2 37 (21.76%) Support Engineer
3 33 (19.41%) Support Analyst
4 23 (13.53%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (11.76%) Messaging Engineer
5 20 (11.76%) Service Analyst
6 19 (11.18%) Service Desk Analyst
7 18 (10.59%) 1st Line Support
8 16 (9.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 14 (8.24%) Desktop Support
10 13 (7.65%) Security Analyst
11 12 (7.06%) Server Engineer
12 11 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (5.88%) Team Leader
14 9 (5.29%) Infrastructure Team Leader
14 9 (5.29%) Desktop Engineer
15 8 (4.71%) IT Security Analyst
15 8 (4.71%) Technical Analyst
15 8 (4.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 8 (4.71%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.76%) Software Packaging
1 3 (1.76%) HTML
2 2 (1.18%) .NET
2 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.18%) JSP
3 1 (0.59%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.59%) MAPI
3 1 (0.59%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.35%) Blackberry
1 21 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.06%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.12%) Clustering
4 4 (2.35%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.76%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.18%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.18%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.18%) FMCG
6 2 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.18%) PKI
7 1 (0.59%) iPhone
7 1 (0.59%) DTV
7 1 (0.59%) NHS
7 1 (0.59%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.59%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 134 (78.82%) Windows
2 60 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (22.94%) Windows 7
4 27 (15.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (15.29%) Linux
6 15 (8.82%) Windows 8
7 13 (7.65%) Windows XP
8 11 (6.47%) Windows Vista
8 11 (6.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (5.29%) UNIX
10 5 (2.94%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.76%) Android
11 3 (1.76%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.59%) HPUX
13 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (48.82%) ITIL
2 22 (12.94%) Service Management
3 16 (9.41%) Change Management
3 16 (9.41%) Configuration Management
4 15 (8.82%) Service Delivery
5 14 (8.24%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (7.65%) ITIL V3
7 12 (7.06%) Incident Management
8 10 (5.88%) Validation
9 8 (4.71%) Project Management
9 8 (4.71%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (4.71%) Coaching
10 7 (4.12%) Line Management
10 7 (4.12%) Information Security
11 5 (2.94%) Critical Path Analysis
11 5 (2.94%) Operations Management
11 5 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (2.35%) Project Planning
13 3 (1.76%) Customer Engagement
13 3 (1.76%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (18.24%) SQL
2 5 (2.94%) VB
3 3 (1.76%) VBA
3 3 (1.76%) C
3 3 (1.76%) C#
4 2 (1.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 148 (87.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (72.35%) MCSE
3 78 (45.88%) Security Cleared
4 70 (41.18%) SC Cleared
5 34 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 18 (10.59%) CCNA
6 18 (10.59%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (10.00%) MCSA
8 12 (7.06%) Degree
9 10 (5.88%) MCDST
10 9 (5.29%) MCITP
11 8 (4.71%) CISSP
11 8 (4.71%) CEH
12 7 (4.12%) MCTS
13 6 (3.53%) HND
13 6 (3.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (2.94%) A+ Certification
14 5 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (2.94%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (15.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.18%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 84 (49.41%) Active Directory
2 28 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (13.53%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.71%) Firmware
5 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.76%) XenApp
7 2 (1.18%) UAG
7 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.59%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.59%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.59%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (15.29%) Backup Exec
2 24 (14.12%) SCCM
3 12 (7.06%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (7.06%) OVSD
4 8 (4.71%) SCOM
4 8 (4.71%) Nessus
5 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.59%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.59%) OpenView
Vendors
1 122 (71.76%) Microsoft
2 33 (19.41%) Citrix
3 32 (18.82%) VMware
4 31 (18.24%) HP
5 22 (12.94%) McAfee
6 13 (7.65%) Symantec
7 12 (7.06%) Lumension
7 12 (7.06%) Sophos
8 8 (4.71%) Oracle
8 8 (4.71%) Qualys
9 6 (3.53%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.94%) Primavera
10 5 (2.94%) Remedy
10 5 (2.94%) Cisco
10 5 (2.94%) SAP
11 4 (2.35%) Dell
11 4 (2.35%) Apple
11 4 (2.35%) Wyse
12 3 (1.76%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.18%) Mitel
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