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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 211 194 181
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -13
Contract jobs citing MCP 43 46 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.51% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.80% 1.90% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 39
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£308 £225 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -22.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £132 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £238
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +26.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 3
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.67 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.89% -8.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.84%
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
2387 2417 2140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.58% 26.99% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1207 1114
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 103 125
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -23.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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 +1 14 £256 -43.05% 5
Hampshire +3 12 £323 +148.65% 11
Surrey +10 8 £294 -2.08% 8
West Sussex -26 6 £243 +7.77%
Buckinghamshire -2 5 £400 +72.04% 10
East Sussex -14 1 £325 -18.75%
Middlesex - 1 £213 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 85 (88.54%) Windows
2 77 (80.21%) Microsoft
2 77 (80.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 71 (73.96%) MCSE
4 69 (71.88%) Active Directory
5 54 (56.25%) ITIL
6 41 (42.71%) Security Cleared
7 37 (38.54%) SC Cleared
8 36 (37.50%) MS Exchange
9 35 (36.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (33.33%) Windows 7
11 28 (29.17%) VMware
12 26 (27.08%) Configuration Management
12 26 (27.08%) HP
13 24 (25.00%) DV Cleared
14 23 (23.96%) SCCM
14 23 (23.96%) SLA
15 22 (22.92%) Linux
16 19 (19.79%) MS Excel
17 18 (18.75%) MS Visio
17 18 (18.75%) MS Office
18 17 (17.71%) SAN
18 17 (17.71%) Hyper-V
19 16 (16.67%) SQL
19 16 (16.67%) SharePoint
19 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
20 15 (15.63%) Symantec
20 15 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
21 14 (14.58%) TCP/IP
21 14 (14.58%) MCSA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 36 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 16 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 12 (12.50%) IIS
3 12 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.13%) Documentum
7 3 (3.13%) Lync
8 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (19.79%) MS Excel
2 18 (18.75%) MS Visio
2 18 (18.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.42%) Office 365
2 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.21%) IaaS
3 5 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.71%) SAN
2 14 (14.58%) TCP/IP
3 13 (13.54%) DNS
4 10 (10.42%) DHCP
5 7 (7.29%) Firewall
5 7 (7.29%) Internet
6 6 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (6.25%) Wireless
7 3 (3.13%) VPN
7 3 (3.13%) LAN
7 3 (3.13%) WAN
7 3 (3.13%) VLAN
8 2 (2.08%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.08%) X.400
9 1 (1.04%) X.500
9 1 (1.04%) SMTP
9 1 (1.04%) VoIP
9 1 (1.04%) WLAN
9 1 (1.04%) ADSL
9 1 (1.04%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
General
1 10 (10.42%) Finance
2 2 (2.08%) Banking
2 2 (2.08%) Retail
3 1 (1.04%) Advertising
3 1 (1.04%) Publishing
3 1 (1.04%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 21 (21.88%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 14 (14.58%) 3rd Line Support
3 14 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (11.46%) Analyst
5 10 (10.42%) Messaging Engineer
5 10 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) IT Support
7 5 (5.21%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (4.17%) IT Security Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Security Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Consultant
9 3 (3.13%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) Technical Support
9 3 (3.13%) Administrator
9 3 (3.13%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.04%) HTML
2 1 (1.04%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Blackberry
2 9 (9.38%) Clustering
3 7 (7.29%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.21%) PKI
6 3 (3.13%) Replication
6 3 (3.13%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.04%) GIS
8 1 (1.04%) EPoS
8 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 85 (88.54%) Windows
2 35 (36.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 22 (22.92%) Linux
5 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (9.38%) Windows XP
8 6 (6.25%) UNIX
9 5 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (4.17%) Windows 8
10 4 (4.17%) Mac OS X
11 3 (3.13%) Windows 2000
11 3 (3.13%) Windows NT
11 3 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (3.13%) Android
12 2 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (2.08%) AIX
13 1 (1.04%) HPUX
13 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (56.25%) ITIL
2 26 (27.08%) Configuration Management
3 7 (7.29%) Service Management
3 7 (7.29%) Network Management
4 6 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (5.21%) Validation
5 5 (5.21%) Change Management
5 5 (5.21%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.17%) Coaching
6 4 (4.17%) ITIL V3
6 4 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (4.17%) Release Management
6 4 (4.17%) ITSM
6 4 (4.17%) Migration
6 4 (4.17%) Information Security
7 3 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.13%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.13%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.08%) Line Management
8 2 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.04%) Java
4 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.04%) PHP
4 1 (1.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 77 (80.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (73.96%) MCSE
3 41 (42.71%) Security Cleared
4 37 (38.54%) SC Cleared
5 24 (25.00%) DV Cleared
6 14 (14.58%) MCSA
7 9 (9.38%) Degree
7 9 (9.38%) CCNA
7 9 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (5.21%) MCSD
8 5 (5.21%) CISSP
8 5 (5.21%) CEH
8 5 (5.21%) MCITP
9 4 (4.17%) MCTS
10 3 (3.13%) A+ Certification
10 3 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (3.13%) CCNP
10 3 (3.13%) MCDBA
10 3 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (23.96%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.04%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 69 (71.88%) Active Directory
2 17 (17.71%) Hyper-V
3 15 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.33%) VMware ESX
5 6 (6.25%) vSphere
6 5 (5.21%) UAG
7 4 (4.17%) Firmware
8 1 (1.04%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.04%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.04%) XenApp
8 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (23.96%) SCCM
2 12 (12.50%) SCOM
3 6 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.17%) Nessus
5 3 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.04%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.04%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.04%) WSUS
6 1 (1.04%) OVSD
Vendors
1 77 (80.21%) Microsoft
2 28 (29.17%) VMware
3 26 (27.08%) HP
4 15 (15.63%) Symantec
5 13 (13.54%) Citrix
6 8 (8.33%) McAfee
7 7 (7.29%) Red Hat
7 7 (7.29%) Cisco
8 4 (4.17%) Qualys
8 4 (4.17%) Apple
9 3 (3.13%) Sophos
9 3 (3.13%) Dell
9 3 (3.13%) EMC
9 3 (3.13%) Lumension
10 2 (2.08%) Mitel
10 2 (2.08%) Brocade
10 2 (2.08%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.08%) Oracle
10 2 (2.08%) CommVault
10 2 (2.08%) Hitachi
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