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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 247 176 174
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -2
Contract jobs citing MCP 30 79 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.85% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 3.38% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 34 25
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£280 £230 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £368 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 8
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.79 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.21% -1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.53 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £20.35 £19.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.79 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-13.61% -1.26%
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
2627 2340 2093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.13% 25.19% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1573 1210 1081
Average daily rate £375 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 105 111
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £14.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Surrey -14 8 £300 - 13
Berkshire -6 7 £148 -61.93% 5
Hampshire -12 7 £363 +35.90% 5
East Sussex -5 2 £300 -
Buckinghamshire -12 2 £245 +36.11% 5
West Sussex -30 2 £220 - 2
Oxfordshire -22 1 £200 - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 58 (77.33%) Windows
2 57 (76.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (68.00%) MCSE
4 50 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 44 (58.67%) Active Directory
6 36 (48.00%) ITIL
7 31 (41.33%) Windows 7
8 29 (38.67%) Security Cleared
9 27 (36.00%) HP
10 23 (30.67%) VMware
11 22 (29.33%) SLA
12 21 (28.00%) SC Cleared
13 19 (25.33%) DV Cleared
13 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
14 18 (24.00%) Symantec
15 17 (22.67%) Configuration Management
15 17 (22.67%) MS Visio
15 17 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (21.33%) MS Excel
16 16 (21.33%) MCSA
17 13 (17.33%) TCP/IP
18 12 (16.00%) MS Office
19 11 (14.67%) Citrix
19 11 (14.67%) Hyper-V
20 10 (13.33%) SCCM
20 10 (13.33%) Linux
21 9 (12.00%) SAN
21 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
22 8 (10.67%) Windows 8
22 8 (10.67%) Cisco

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.33%) IIS
5 3 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.67%) MS Project Server
6 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.67%) Lync
7 1 (1.33%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (22.67%) MS Visio
2 16 (21.33%) MS Excel
3 12 (16.00%) MS Office
4 2 (2.67%) MS Project
5 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.33%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Office 365
2 2 (2.67%) IaaS
2 2 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.33%) TCP/IP
2 9 (12.00%) SAN
3 7 (9.33%) DNS
4 6 (8.00%) Internet
5 5 (6.67%) DHCP
5 5 (6.67%) Firewall
6 3 (4.00%) VPN
7 2 (2.67%) 3G
7 2 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.33%) Wireless
8 1 (1.33%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.33%) NAS
8 1 (1.33%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.33%) X.400
8 1 (1.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.33%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Publishing
2 1 (1.33%) Banking
2 1 (1.33%) Retail
2 1 (1.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 16 (21.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (18.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 11 (14.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Messaging Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.33%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (4.00%) Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.00%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) PC Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) IT Support
9 2 (2.67%) Mac Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) HTML
2 1 (1.33%) CSS
2 1 (1.33%) XSLT
2 1 (1.33%) XHTML
2 1 (1.33%) Ajax
2 1 (1.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.33%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.33%) jQuery
2 1 (1.33%) YAML
2 1 (1.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.00%) Clustering
4 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.67%) PKI
5 2 (2.67%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.67%) Replication
5 2 (2.67%) PMI
6 1 (1.33%) EPoS
6 1 (1.33%) W3C
6 1 (1.33%) GIS
6 1 (1.33%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.33%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.33%) CMDB
6 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 58 (77.33%) Windows
2 31 (41.33%) Windows 7
3 10 (13.33%) Linux
4 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (10.67%) Windows 8
6 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (9.33%) Mac OS X
7 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.00%) UNIX
9 2 (2.67%) AIX
10 1 (1.33%) HPUX
10 1 (1.33%) Solaris
10 1 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.00%) ITIL
2 17 (22.67%) Configuration Management
3 5 (6.67%) Migration
4 3 (4.00%) ITSM
4 3 (4.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (4.00%) Change Management
4 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (4.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (4.00%) Patch Management
5 2 (2.67%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (2.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.67%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.67%) Software Deployment
5 2 (2.67%) IT Governance
5 2 (2.67%) Time Management
5 2 (2.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.67%) PRINCE
5 2 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.67%) SQL
2 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.67%) C
3 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.33%) PHP
4 1 (1.33%) Java
4 1 (1.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 57 (76.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (68.00%) MCSE
3 29 (38.67%) Security Cleared
4 21 (28.00%) SC Cleared
5 19 (25.33%) DV Cleared
6 16 (21.33%) MCSA
7 6 (8.00%) CCNA
7 6 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (8.00%) Degree
8 5 (6.67%) MCTS
9 4 (5.33%) MCITP
9 4 (5.33%) PMI Certification
10 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.67%) PMP
11 2 (2.67%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.67%) MCDBA
11 2 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.33%) ACSP
12 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.33%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (29.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 44 (58.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (14.67%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.00%) VMware ESX
5 5 (6.67%) vSphere
6 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.33%) UAG
7 1 (1.33%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) SCCM
2 3 (4.00%) WSUS
3 2 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.67%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.67%) SCOM
3 2 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.33%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.33%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (1.33%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.33%) OVSD
4 1 (1.33%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 50 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 27 (36.00%) HP
3 23 (30.67%) VMware
4 18 (24.00%) Symantec
5 11 (14.67%) Citrix
6 8 (10.67%) Cisco
7 4 (5.33%) Dell
8 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.00%) McAfee
8 3 (4.00%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.67%) Veeam
9 2 (2.67%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.67%) Lumension
10 1 (1.33%) Brocade
10 1 (1.33%) F5
10 1 (1.33%) Remedy
10 1 (1.33%) Oracle
10 1 (1.33%) Juniper
10 1 (1.33%) CA
10 1 (1.33%) CommVault
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