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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 201 206 219
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Contract jobs citing MCP 45 57 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.53% 0.60% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.91% 2.18% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 41 9
Average daily rate £330 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £139 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £350 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £274 £239
% change year-on-year
+14.15% +14.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £37.83 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.12% +170.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +10.71%
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
2360 2619 2169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.56% 27.45% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1426 1279 1035
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 107 115
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.84% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +13 12 £333 +40.35% 4
Surrey -2 11 £325 +30.00% 9
Berkshire +1 10 £400 +187.76% 5
Buckinghamshire +9 4 £450 +28.57% 4
West Sussex -7 3 - - 4
Oxfordshire +4 2 £130 -58.73% 1
East Sussex - 2 - -
Kent - 1 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 72 (69.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 65 (62.50%) Windows
3 49 (47.12%) MCSE
4 48 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 40 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 33 (31.73%) SC Cleared
7 27 (25.96%) Windows Server
8 24 (23.08%) Windows 7
8 24 (23.08%) PKI
9 23 (22.12%) DNS
9 23 (22.12%) ITIL
10 22 (21.15%) HP
10 22 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (21.15%) Degree
10 22 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (20.19%) DV Cleared
12 20 (19.23%) CCNA
12 20 (19.23%) MS Excel
13 19 (18.27%) VMware
14 18 (17.31%) Firewall
14 18 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (16.35%) MCSA
15 17 (16.35%) Unix
16 16 (15.38%) Linux
16 16 (15.38%) Oracle
16 16 (15.38%) Project Management
16 16 (15.38%) PMI
16 16 (15.38%) PMI Certification
16 16 (15.38%) IT Governance

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 15 (14.42%) IIS
1 15 (14.42%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.62%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.88%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.50%) MS Office
3 8 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.92%) MS Project
5 1 (0.96%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.92%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.96%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (5.77%) Office 365
2 3 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.88%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.92%) IaaS
3 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (22.12%) DNS
2 18 (17.31%) Firewall
3 14 (13.46%) TCP/IP
4 13 (12.50%) DHCP
5 11 (10.58%) VPN
6 10 (9.62%) SAN
7 7 (6.73%) Internet
7 7 (6.73%) Kerberos
7 7 (6.73%) LDAP
7 7 (6.73%) X.500
8 6 (5.77%) LAN
8 6 (5.77%) WAN
9 5 (4.81%) Wireless
10 4 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (3.85%) Ethernet
10 4 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.88%) iSCSI
11 3 (2.88%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (2.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.92%) MS Access
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (0.96%) OLAP
5 1 (0.96%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (0.96%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.96%) QlikView
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) MSI
2 1 (0.96%) Moq
2 1 (0.96%) MSTest
2 1 (0.96%) NUnit
2 1 (0.96%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 11 (10.58%) Banking
2 8 (7.69%) Finance
3 4 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.88%) Billing
4 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.92%) Back Office
5 2 (1.92%) Electronics
5 2 (1.92%) Legal
6 1 (0.96%) Advertising
6 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (19.23%) Support Engineer
2 19 (18.27%) Architect
3 18 (17.31%) Analyst
4 14 (13.46%) Security Architect
4 14 (13.46%) Support Analyst
5 11 (10.58%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (9.62%) 1st Line Engineer
6 10 (9.62%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 10 (9.62%) Service Analyst
6 10 (9.62%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (8.65%) Active Directory Engineer
7 9 (8.65%) Consultant
7 9 (8.65%) Service Desk Support
8 8 (7.69%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 8 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (7.69%) Service Desk Engineer
8 8 (7.69%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 6 (5.77%) CLAS Architect
9 6 (5.77%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.85%) ELK Stack
1 4 (3.85%) HTML
1 4 (3.85%) Web Services
2 3 (2.88%) .NET
3 2 (1.92%) CSS
3 2 (1.92%) HTML5
3 2 (1.92%) jQuery
3 2 (1.92%) ODBC
3 2 (1.92%) WAP
3 2 (1.92%) XML
4 1 (0.96%) Ajax
4 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.96%) JMS
4 1 (0.96%) SOAP
4 1 (0.96%) WCF
4 1 (0.96%) WPF
4 1 (0.96%) XHTML
4 1 (0.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.08%) PKI
2 18 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (15.38%) CESG
3 16 (15.38%) PMI
4 14 (13.46%) CESG CLAS
5 7 (6.73%) Replication
6 6 (5.77%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.85%) Blackberry
7 4 (3.85%) Clustering
8 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.92%) AS400
9 2 (1.92%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.92%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.96%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.96%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.96%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.96%) User Experience
10 1 (0.96%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 65 (62.50%) Windows
2 27 (25.96%) Windows Server
3 24 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 22 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (16.35%) Unix
6 16 (15.38%) Linux
7 14 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (7.69%) Windows 10
8 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (6.73%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.85%) AIX
12 3 (2.88%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.88%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.96%) Android
14 1 (0.96%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.12%) ITIL
2 16 (15.38%) IT Governance
2 16 (15.38%) Project Management
2 16 (15.38%) TOGAF
3 15 (14.42%) Service Management
4 14 (13.46%) Information Assurance
4 14 (13.46%) Information Security
4 14 (13.46%) Network Architecture
4 14 (13.46%) SIEM
5 12 (11.54%) Configuration Management
6 8 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 8 (7.69%) Migration
6 8 (7.69%) Validation
7 5 (4.81%) Change Control
8 4 (3.85%) Change Management
8 4 (3.85%) CRM
8 4 (3.85%) DevOps
8 4 (3.85%) Open Source
8 4 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.54%) SQL
2 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.85%) VB
3 2 (1.92%) C
3 2 (1.92%) C#
3 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.92%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (69.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (47.12%) MCSE
3 48 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 33 (31.73%) SC Cleared
5 22 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (21.15%) Degree
6 21 (20.19%) DV Cleared
7 20 (19.23%) CCNA
8 17 (16.35%) MCSA
9 16 (15.38%) PMI Certification
10 14 (13.46%) CESG Certified Professional
10 14 (13.46%) CISM
10 14 (13.46%) CISSP
10 14 (13.46%) CLAS
11 10 (9.62%) MCTS
11 10 (9.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (7.69%) DBS Check
13 6 (5.77%) MCITP
14 2 (1.92%) A+ Certification
14 2 (1.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.96%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 40 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 16 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.58%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.73%) ISA Server
5 3 (2.88%) UAG
6 2 (1.92%) vSphere
7 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.96%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (11.54%) WSUS
2 10 (9.62%) SCCM
3 7 (6.73%) Sysprep
4 5 (4.81%) Backup Exec
4 5 (4.81%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.85%) Cacti
5 4 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.85%) Nagios
5 4 (3.85%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.85%) Puppet
6 2 (1.92%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.92%) SCOM
6 2 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.96%) DameWare
7 1 (0.96%) OpenView
7 1 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 65 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 22 (21.15%) HP
3 19 (18.27%) VMware
4 16 (15.38%) Oracle
5 11 (10.58%) Dell
6 10 (9.62%) Cisco
7 9 (8.65%) Symantec
8 6 (5.77%) IBM
9 5 (4.81%) Citrix
9 5 (4.81%) CommVault
9 5 (4.81%) Hitachi
9 5 (4.81%) Intel
9 5 (4.81%) Intel Security
9 5 (4.81%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.85%) Rackspace
11 3 (2.88%) Sage
12 2 (1.92%) Avaya
12 2 (1.92%) Progress
12 2 (1.92%) SAP
12 2 (1.92%) Siemens
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