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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 204 209 175
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -34
Contract jobs citing MCP 52 40 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.52% 0.42% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 1.60% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 35
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£304 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.45% +4.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £210
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 3
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.84 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.21% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.22 £11.94 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.74 £15.75 £21.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
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
2593 2496 2128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.90% 26.39% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1247 1054
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 117 128
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Hampshire -2 15 £325 +140.74% 7
Berkshire +4 14 £213 -52.77% 3
West Sussex -15 10 £295 -26.25%
Surrey +8 9 £263 -12.50% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 6 £400 +45.45% 5
East Sussex -11 1 £325 -18.75%
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 3
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 89 (83.96%) Windows
2 88 (83.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 86 (81.13%) Microsoft
4 79 (74.53%) MCSE
5 74 (69.81%) Active Directory
6 59 (55.66%) ITIL
7 45 (42.45%) Security Cleared
8 42 (39.62%) MS Exchange
9 41 (38.68%) SC Cleared
10 40 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 33 (31.13%) VMware
12 29 (27.36%) Windows 7
13 27 (25.47%) SCCM
13 27 (25.47%) HP
14 26 (24.53%) Configuration Management
14 26 (24.53%) DV Cleared
15 25 (23.58%) SLA
16 24 (22.64%) Linux
17 23 (21.70%) MS Excel
18 20 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (18.87%) Hyper-V
19 19 (17.92%) MS Visio
20 18 (16.98%) SharePoint
20 18 (16.98%) MS Office
20 18 (16.98%) SQL
20 18 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
20 18 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2003
21 17 (16.04%) Citrix
21 17 (16.04%) SAN
22 16 (15.09%) DNS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 42 (39.62%) MS Exchange
2 18 (16.98%) SharePoint
2 18 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (12.26%) IIS
4 12 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.72%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.83%) Documentum
8 3 (2.83%) Lync
9 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 23 (21.70%) MS Excel
2 19 (17.92%) MS Visio
3 18 (16.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.26%) Office 365
2 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.72%) IaaS
3 5 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.04%) SAN
2 16 (15.09%) DNS
3 14 (13.21%) TCP/IP
4 12 (11.32%) DHCP
5 8 (7.55%) Firewall
6 7 (6.60%) Wireless
6 7 (6.60%) Internet
7 6 (5.66%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (3.77%) WAN
8 4 (3.77%) LAN
9 3 (2.83%) VLAN
10 2 (1.89%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.89%) WLAN
10 2 (1.89%) VPN
10 2 (1.89%) X.400
11 1 (0.94%) X.500
11 1 (0.94%) 3G
11 1 (0.94%) ADSL
11 1 (0.94%) VoIP
11 1 (0.94%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.72%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.94%) MS Access
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
General
1 11 (10.38%) Finance
2 2 (1.89%) Banking
2 2 (1.89%) Retail
3 1 (0.94%) Advertising
3 1 (0.94%) Publishing
3 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.94%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (32.08%) Support Engineer
2 23 (21.70%) 2nd Line Support
3 16 (15.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 15 (14.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 13 (12.26%) Analyst
6 12 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (10.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (9.43%) Messaging Engineer
9 7 (6.60%) IT Support
10 6 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (4.72%) Administrator
11 5 (4.72%) Security Analyst
11 5 (4.72%) Team Leader
11 5 (4.72%) IT Security Analyst
12 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Team Leader
12 4 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
12 4 (3.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 4 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
12 4 (3.77%) Server Engineer
12 4 (3.77%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.89%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.94%) HTML
2 1 (0.94%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.26%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.49%) Clustering
3 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.60%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.60%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.72%) PKI
6 3 (2.83%) Replication
6 3 (2.83%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.94%) EPoS
8 1 (0.94%) GIS
8 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.94%) iPhone
8 1 (0.94%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 89 (83.96%) Windows
2 40 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (27.36%) Windows 7
4 24 (22.64%) Linux
5 18 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (8.49%) Windows XP
6 9 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.66%) UNIX
8 5 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.83%) Windows NT
9 3 (2.83%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.83%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.83%) Android
10 2 (1.89%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.89%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.89%) AIX
11 1 (0.94%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (55.66%) ITIL
2 26 (24.53%) Configuration Management
3 10 (9.43%) Service Management
4 8 (7.55%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (7.55%) Network Management
5 6 (5.66%) Incident Management
5 6 (5.66%) ITIL V3
5 6 (5.66%) Change Management
6 5 (4.72%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.72%) Information Security
6 5 (4.72%) Validation
6 5 (4.72%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (4.72%) Coaching
7 4 (3.77%) Line Management
7 4 (3.77%) Release Management
7 4 (3.77%) Migration
8 3 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.83%) ITSM
8 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.98%) SQL
2 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.94%) VB
4 1 (0.94%) Java
4 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.94%) PHP
4 1 (0.94%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 88 (83.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (74.53%) MCSE
3 45 (42.45%) Security Cleared
4 41 (38.68%) SC Cleared
5 26 (24.53%) DV Cleared
6 16 (15.09%) MCSA
7 10 (9.43%) Degree
8 9 (8.49%) CCNA
8 9 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (5.66%) CEH
9 6 (5.66%) CISSP
10 5 (4.72%) MCSD
10 5 (4.72%) MCTS
10 5 (4.72%) MCITP
11 4 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.83%) MCDBA
12 3 (2.83%) CCNP
12 3 (2.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.89%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (23.58%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 74 (69.81%) Active Directory
2 20 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (18.87%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.66%) Firmware
3 6 (5.66%) VMware ESX
4 5 (4.72%) UAG
5 4 (3.77%) vSphere
6 1 (0.94%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.94%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.94%) XenApp
6 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (25.47%) SCCM
2 15 (14.15%) SCOM
3 10 (9.43%) Backup Exec
4 6 (5.66%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (4.72%) Nessus
6 3 (2.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.89%) OVSD
8 1 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.94%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 86 (81.13%) Microsoft
2 33 (31.13%) VMware
3 27 (25.47%) HP
4 17 (16.04%) Citrix
5 14 (13.21%) Symantec
6 12 (11.32%) McAfee
7 7 (6.60%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.60%) Cisco
8 6 (5.66%) Lumension
8 6 (5.66%) Sophos
9 5 (4.72%) Dell
9 5 (4.72%) Qualys
10 4 (3.77%) Apple
11 3 (2.83%) Oracle
11 3 (2.83%) EMC
11 3 (2.83%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.89%) Brocade
12 2 (1.89%) Mitel
12 2 (1.89%) CommVault
12 2 (1.89%) Hitachi
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