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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 168 187 217
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +30
Contract jobs citing MCP 75 61 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.81% 0.70% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 3.03% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 18
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£295 £275 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +17.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £128 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £425 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £227 £253
% change year-on-year
+21.04% -10.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 £12.78 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.41 £20.25 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £13.34
% change year-on-year
+8.06% +16.23%
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
2372 2013 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.56% 23.05% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1219 1049 1062
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 106 149
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.36 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% -41.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.11 £11.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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 +6 23 £336 -7.24% 9
Surrey +3 12 £300 +135.29% 11
Berkshire +2 12 £245 -42.35% 6
West Sussex +8 10 £258 -6.36%
Buckinghamshire -11 8 £170 +3.03% 2
East Sussex -8 5 - -
Kent -8 3 £225 -18.18%
Oxfordshire -6 1 - - 4
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 107 (83.59%) Windows
1 107 (83.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (71.88%) MCSE
3 88 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 82 (64.06%) Active Directory
5 65 (50.78%) MS Exchange
6 51 (39.84%) ITIL
7 47 (36.72%) Security Cleared
8 41 (32.03%) SC Cleared
8 41 (32.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (25.00%) Citrix
10 31 (24.22%) MS Office
11 29 (22.66%) MS Excel
12 28 (21.88%) Firewall
13 27 (21.09%) SQL
14 26 (20.31%) SCCM
15 24 (18.75%) Windows 7
15 24 (18.75%) Blackberry
15 24 (18.75%) Linux
16 23 (17.97%) IIS
17 22 (17.19%) HP
18 20 (15.63%) MCSA
18 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
19 19 (14.84%) Windows XP
19 19 (14.84%) VMware
20 18 (14.06%) MCDST
21 17 (13.28%) Exchange Server 2010
21 17 (13.28%) CCNA
21 17 (13.28%) DHCP
21 17 (13.28%) TCP/IP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 65 (50.78%) MS Exchange
2 23 (17.97%) IIS
3 17 (13.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 16 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (7.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 31 (24.22%) MS Office
2 29 (22.66%) MS Excel
3 15 (11.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.78%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.78%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.81%) Office 365
1 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (21.88%) Firewall
2 17 (13.28%) DHCP
2 17 (13.28%) TCP/IP
2 17 (13.28%) DNS
3 15 (11.72%) SAN
4 14 (10.94%) Internet
5 13 (10.16%) Wireless
6 12 (9.38%) X.400
6 12 (9.38%) SMTP
6 12 (9.38%) WAN
7 11 (8.59%) X.500
8 10 (7.81%) LAN
9 9 (7.03%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (3.91%) IP Telephony
10 5 (3.91%) Network Security
11 4 (3.13%) VPN
12 3 (2.34%) VoIP
13 1 (0.78%) DMZ
13 1 (0.78%) IPv4
13 1 (0.78%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.03%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.78%) MySQL
4 1 (0.78%) MS Access
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (1.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.56%) Back Office
3 1 (0.78%) Electronics
3 1 (0.78%) Marketing
3 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (38.28%) Analyst
2 28 (21.88%) Support Engineer
3 26 (20.31%) Support Analyst
4 17 (13.28%) Messaging Engineer
5 15 (11.72%) Security Analyst
6 13 (10.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (9.38%) 1st Line Support
7 12 (9.38%) Service Analyst
8 11 (8.59%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (8.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (7.81%) IT Security Analyst
10 8 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
10 8 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 6 (4.69%) IT Support
11 6 (4.69%) IT Support Analyst
12 5 (3.91%) Technical Support
12 5 (3.91%) Desktop Support
12 5 (3.91%) Technical Support Analyst
12 5 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 4 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.13%) HTML
2 3 (2.34%) WAP
2 3 (2.34%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.56%) JSP
3 2 (1.56%) .NET
3 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.78%) CSS
4 1 (0.78%) XML
4 1 (0.78%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 16 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.03%) PKI
4 6 (4.69%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.91%) Clustering
6 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.56%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.78%) NHS
8 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.78%) DTV
8 1 (0.78%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.78%) iPad
8 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.78%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 107 (83.59%) Windows
2 41 (32.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 24 (18.75%) Linux
4 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (14.84%) Windows XP
6 12 (9.38%) UNIX
7 9 (7.03%) Windows 8
7 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.91%) Mac OS X
8 5 (3.91%) Windows Vista
9 4 (3.13%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.78%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (39.84%) ITIL
2 14 (10.94%) Configuration Management
3 12 (9.38%) Incident Management
4 10 (7.81%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (7.81%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (7.81%) Coaching
5 9 (7.03%) Service Management
6 5 (3.91%) Service Delivery
6 5 (3.91%) Change Management
6 5 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.13%) Information Security
7 4 (3.13%) Project Planning
8 3 (2.34%) Validation
8 3 (2.34%) Change Control
9 2 (1.56%) Load Balancing
9 2 (1.56%) Investment Management
9 2 (1.56%) Software Testing
9 2 (1.56%) IT Governance
9 2 (1.56%) Mentoring
10 1 (0.78%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.09%) SQL
2 5 (3.91%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.13%) C
4 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.78%) Java
5 1 (0.78%) C#
5 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.78%) VBScript
5 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 107 (83.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (71.88%) MCSE
3 47 (36.72%) Security Cleared
4 41 (32.03%) SC Cleared
5 20 (15.63%) MCSA
6 18 (14.06%) MCDST
7 17 (13.28%) CCNA
7 17 (13.28%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (12.50%) DV Cleared
8 16 (12.50%) MCITP
9 10 (7.81%) CISSP
9 10 (7.81%) CEH
10 9 (7.03%) MCTS
11 6 (4.69%) Degree
11 6 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (3.91%) A+ Certification
13 4 (3.13%) CCNP
13 4 (3.13%) MCSD
14 3 (2.34%) MCDBA
14 3 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.81%) SLA
2 2 (1.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 82 (64.06%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.03%) UAG
2 9 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.69%) XenApp
4 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (3.13%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.34%) ISA Server
5 3 (2.34%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.34%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 26 (20.31%) SCCM
2 14 (10.94%) Backup Exec
3 10 (7.81%) Nessus
4 5 (3.91%) OVSD
5 4 (3.13%) ARCserve
6 3 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.34%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.34%) Sysprep
6 3 (2.34%) WSUS
7 1 (0.78%) OpenView
7 1 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 88 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 32 (25.00%) Citrix
3 22 (17.19%) HP
4 19 (14.84%) VMware
5 11 (8.59%) McAfee
6 10 (7.81%) Symantec
6 10 (7.81%) Red Hat
6 10 (7.81%) Qualys
7 5 (3.91%) ServiceNow
8 4 (3.13%) Kaseya
9 3 (2.34%) SAP
9 3 (2.34%) Oracle
9 3 (2.34%) Cisco
10 2 (1.56%) Dell
11 1 (0.78%) NetApp
11 1 (0.78%) Apple
11 1 (0.78%) CODA
11 1 (0.78%) Remedy
11 1 (0.78%) Autodesk
11 1 (0.78%) EMC
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