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 7 December 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 202 198 173
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -25
Contract jobs citing MCP 40 75 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.52% 0.79% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.03% 2.88% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 41 61
Median daily rate £323 £375 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £575 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £315 £223
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +41.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 10
Median hourly rate £17.06 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £17.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £21.55 £19.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.93%
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
1972 2606 2869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.54% 27.33% 29.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1209 1536 1428
Median daily rate £400 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 144 140
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.90 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +91.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.63 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 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
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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South East region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +3 17 £320 -16.88% 3
Kent - 8 £350 - 2
Berkshire +5 5 - - 7
Surrey +9 3 £325 -1.51% 4
Oxfordshire -2 3 £150 -30.23%
Buckinghamshire +15 2 £150 -51.80% 2
West Sussex +7 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCP.

1 56 (75.68%) Microsoft
2 52 (70.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (62.16%) Active Directory
4 43 (58.11%) Windows
5 26 (35.14%) ITIL
6 24 (32.43%) MCSE
7 19 (25.68%) DNS
8 18 (24.32%) MS Office
8 18 (24.32%) MS Excel
9 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (22.97%) Finance
9 17 (22.97%) Windows Server
10 15 (20.27%) MCTS
10 15 (20.27%) Windows 7
10 15 (20.27%) VMware
11 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (17.57%) PKI
12 13 (17.57%) X.500
12 13 (17.57%) Replication
12 13 (17.57%) LDAP
12 13 (17.57%) Kerberos
13 12 (16.22%) MS Exchange
13 12 (16.22%) MCSA
13 12 (16.22%) TCP/IP
13 12 (16.22%) Asset Management
13 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
14 11 (14.86%) Office 365
14 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (12.16%) SCCM

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.70%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.35%) IIS
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (24.32%) MS Excel
1 18 (24.32%) MS Office
2 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.35%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.86%) Office 365
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.70%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.70%) Yammer
4 1 (1.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.68%) DNS
2 13 (17.57%) Kerberos
2 13 (17.57%) LDAP
2 13 (17.57%) X.500
3 12 (16.22%) TCP/IP
4 8 (10.81%) SAN
5 7 (9.46%) NAS
6 5 (6.76%) VPN
7 4 (5.41%) DHCP
7 4 (5.41%) Network Security
7 4 (5.41%) VoIP
8 3 (4.05%) Firewall
9 2 (2.70%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.70%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.70%) PABX
10 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.35%) RFID
10 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (1.35%) MS Access
2 1 (1.35%) Power BI
2 1 (1.35%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MSI
2 1 (1.35%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.35%) TestDirector
General
1 17 (22.97%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Local Government
2 4 (5.41%) Marketing
3 3 (4.05%) Automotive
3 3 (4.05%) German Language
3 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.05%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Analyst
2 13 (17.57%) Desktop Support
3 12 (16.22%) Active Directory Engineer
4 11 (14.86%) Support Analyst
5 10 (13.51%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (12.16%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (10.81%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (9.46%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 6 (8.11%) Desktop Analyst
9 6 (8.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 6 (8.11%) Support Engineer
10 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 4 (5.41%) SharePoint Engineer
11 4 (5.41%) Windows Support Analyst
12 3 (4.05%) Applications Support
12 3 (4.05%) Applications Support Analyst
12 3 (4.05%) Consultant
12 3 (4.05%) Rollout Engineer
12 3 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) .NET
1 2 (2.70%) .NET Framework
1 2 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (1.35%) Ajax
2 1 (1.35%) CSS
2 1 (1.35%) HTML5
2 1 (1.35%) jQuery
2 1 (1.35%) ODBC
2 1 (1.35%) Velocity
2 1 (1.35%) XHTML
2 1 (1.35%) XML
2 1 (1.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) PKI
1 13 (17.57%) Replication
2 9 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.46%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.76%) Fat Client
4 5 (6.76%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.05%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.05%) CMDB
5 3 (4.05%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.70%) Clustering
6 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.35%) EPoS
7 1 (1.35%) Life Science
7 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.35%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.35%) Statistics
7 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (58.11%) Windows
2 17 (22.97%) Windows Server
2 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (20.27%) Windows 7
4 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (10.81%) Windows 10
7 7 (9.46%) Windows XP
8 5 (6.76%) Windows 8
9 3 (4.05%) Unix
10 1 (1.35%) Solaris
10 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.14%) ITIL
2 12 (16.22%) Asset Management
3 9 (12.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (12.16%) Project Management
4 8 (10.81%) Service Delivery
5 7 (9.46%) Server Building
6 5 (6.76%) Line Management
6 5 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.76%) Validation
7 4 (5.41%) IT Asset Management
7 4 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.41%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.05%) Email Filtering
8 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (4.05%) Migration
8 3 (4.05%) Performance Management
8 3 (4.05%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (4.05%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.05%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.05%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 52 (70.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (32.43%) MCSE
3 15 (20.27%) MCTS
4 12 (16.22%) MCSA
4 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
5 9 (12.16%) Degree
6 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
7 7 (9.46%) MCITP
8 6 (8.11%) A+ Certification
9 4 (5.41%) CCNA
9 4 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.70%) MOS
10 2 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.35%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (1.35%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (1.35%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.35%) MCDST
11 1 (1.35%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) SLA
2 4 (5.41%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 46 (62.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.11%) Firmware
3 4 (5.41%) XenApp
4 3 (4.05%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.05%) vSphere
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) SCCM
2 7 (9.46%) Nessus
2 7 (9.46%) SCOM
3 2 (2.70%) DatAdvantage
3 2 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.70%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.35%) Sysprep
4 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 56 (75.68%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.27%) VMware
3 7 (9.46%) Citrix
3 7 (9.46%) HP
3 7 (9.46%) LANDesk
3 7 (9.46%) SolarWinds
4 4 (5.41%) Cisco
5 3 (4.05%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.70%) Dell
6 2 (2.70%) Sophos
6 2 (2.70%) Varonis
6 2 (2.70%) Wyse
7 1 (1.35%) Aruba
7 1 (1.35%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.35%) BMC
7 1 (1.35%) Cadence
7 1 (1.35%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.35%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.35%) Siemens
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