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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 200 202 174
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -28
Contract jobs citing MCP 54 29 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.34% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.10% 1.40% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 27
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£220 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £138 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £245 £235
% change year-on-year
- +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £10.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £18.00 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
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
2571 2073 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.84% 24.60% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1243 990 719
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 113 123
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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
Berkshire +12 18 £139 -67.29% 15
Buckinghamshire -6 13 £350 +68.67% 3
West Sussex 0 11 £290 +28.88% 3
Hampshire -17 4 £179 -62.36% 7
Surrey -2 3 - - 5
Oxfordshire -17 3 £315 -
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 133 (88.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 119 (79.33%) Windows
3 116 (77.33%) Microsoft
4 110 (73.33%) MCSE
5 80 (53.33%) ITIL
6 78 (52.00%) Active Directory
7 73 (48.67%) Security Cleared
8 70 (46.67%) MS Exchange
9 64 (42.67%) SC Cleared
10 61 (40.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 44 (29.33%) MS Excel
12 38 (25.33%) DV Cleared
12 38 (25.33%) Exchange Server 2003
13 36 (24.00%) VMware
14 35 (23.33%) Windows 7
15 29 (19.33%) SQL
15 29 (19.33%) SLA
16 28 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
17 27 (18.00%) Citrix
18 26 (17.33%) Windows Server 2003
19 25 (16.67%) Backup Exec
20 24 (16.00%) Hyper-V
20 24 (16.00%) MS Office
21 23 (15.33%) HP
22 22 (14.67%) Configuration Management
22 22 (14.67%) Service Management
22 22 (14.67%) SCCM
23 20 (13.33%) SQL Server
23 20 (13.33%) Linux
24 19 (12.67%) McAfee

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 70 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 38 (25.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 17 (11.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (10.67%) SharePoint
5 11 (7.33%) IIS
6 7 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (3.33%) Lync
8 3 (2.00%) Documentum
8 3 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.67%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 44 (29.33%) MS Excel
2 24 (16.00%) MS Office
3 18 (12.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.67%) Office 365
2 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.33%) DNS
2 13 (8.67%) TCP/IP
3 12 (8.00%) DHCP
4 11 (7.33%) SAN
5 10 (6.67%) IP Telephony
5 10 (6.67%) LAN
5 10 (6.67%) WAN
5 10 (6.67%) SMTP
5 10 (6.67%) X.400
5 10 (6.67%) X.500
6 9 (6.00%) Firewall
7 7 (4.67%) Internet
7 7 (4.67%) Wireless
8 5 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.67%) VoIP
10 3 (2.00%) VLAN
11 2 (1.33%) 3G
11 2 (1.33%) WLAN
11 2 (1.33%) ADSL
12 1 (0.67%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.00%) MS Access
3 5 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.67%) MySQL
5 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (6.67%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.33%) Retail
4 1 (0.67%) Electronics
4 1 (0.67%) Back Office
4 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.67%) Advertising
4 1 (0.67%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (28.00%) Analyst
2 34 (22.67%) Support Engineer
3 29 (19.33%) Support Analyst
4 22 (14.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (11.33%) 1st Line Support
6 16 (10.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 15 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
8 13 (8.67%) Desktop Support
9 12 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (8.00%) Service Analyst
10 11 (7.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (6.67%) Team Leader
11 10 (6.67%) Server Engineer
11 10 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (6.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
13 8 (5.33%) Security Analyst
13 8 (5.33%) Desktop Engineer
13 8 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 7 (4.67%) IT Support
14 7 (4.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.67%) HTML
2 1 (0.67%) CSS
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.67%) Blackberry
3 10 (6.67%) Clustering
3 10 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.00%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.00%) PKI
5 2 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.33%) FMCG
5 2 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.67%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.67%) DTV
6 1 (0.67%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.67%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 119 (79.33%) Windows
2 61 (40.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (23.33%) Windows 7
4 26 (17.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (13.33%) Linux
6 14 (9.33%) Windows XP
7 13 (8.67%) Windows 8
8 12 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (7.33%) Windows Vista
10 8 (5.33%) UNIX
11 4 (2.67%) Windows 2000
12 3 (2.00%) Windows NT
12 3 (2.00%) Android
12 3 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.33%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.67%) HPUX
14 1 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (53.33%) ITIL
2 22 (14.67%) Configuration Management
2 22 (14.67%) Service Management
3 18 (12.00%) Change Management
4 14 (9.33%) Service Delivery
5 13 (8.67%) ITIL V3
6 11 (7.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (6.67%) Validation
8 9 (6.00%) Incident Management
9 8 (5.33%) Project Management
10 7 (4.67%) Network Management
10 7 (4.67%) Line Management
11 5 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.33%) Critical Path Analysis
11 5 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (3.33%) Operations Management
11 5 (3.33%) Information Security
11 5 (3.33%) Coaching
12 4 (2.67%) Release Management
12 4 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.33%) SQL
2 5 (3.33%) VB
3 3 (2.00%) VBA
3 3 (2.00%) C#
4 1 (0.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 133 (88.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 110 (73.33%) MCSE
3 73 (48.67%) Security Cleared
4 64 (42.67%) SC Cleared
5 38 (25.33%) DV Cleared
6 16 (10.67%) MCSA
7 12 (8.00%) Degree
8 10 (6.67%) CCNA
8 10 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (4.00%) HND
10 5 (3.33%) MCSD
10 5 (3.33%) CISSP
10 5 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (3.33%) CEH
10 5 (3.33%) MCDST
10 5 (3.33%) MCTS
10 5 (3.33%) MCITP
11 4 (2.67%) A+ Certification
12 3 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (19.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 78 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 28 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (16.00%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.67%) Firmware
5 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (2.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.00%) UAG
7 2 (1.33%) XenApp
8 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.67%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.67%) vSphere
8 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 22 (14.67%) SCCM
3 15 (10.00%) SCOM
4 12 (8.00%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (6.67%) OVSD
6 5 (3.33%) Nessus
7 3 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.67%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.67%) WSUS
8 1 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.67%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 116 (77.33%) Microsoft
2 36 (24.00%) VMware
3 27 (18.00%) Citrix
4 23 (15.33%) HP
5 19 (12.67%) McAfee
6 14 (9.33%) Symantec
7 12 (8.00%) Sophos
7 12 (8.00%) Lumension
8 6 (4.00%) Remedy
8 6 (4.00%) Oracle
9 5 (3.33%) SAP
9 5 (3.33%) Dell
9 5 (3.33%) Primavera
9 5 (3.33%) Qualys
9 5 (3.33%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.67%) Wyse
10 4 (2.67%) Apple
11 3 (2.00%) EMC
11 3 (2.00%) Cisco
11 3 (2.00%) Red Hat
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