The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 212 176 160
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -16
Contract jobs citing MCP 38 61 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.73% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 2.92% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 37 44
Average daily rate £275 £265 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +19.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £410 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £230
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 13
Average hourly rate £14.84 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.20% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £13.50 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £21.50 £25.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2535 2086 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.17% 24.93% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1019 1091
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 124 126
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCP
England

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire -15 14 £275 -15.38% 3
Hampshire +4 7 £135 -64.93% 2
West Sussex +2 6 £400 - 2
Berkshire -10 5 £450 +91.48% 7
Surrey -16 2 £300 +4.34% 4
Kent -9 1 £145 -47.27% 3
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Home Counties - - - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 54 (81.82%) Windows
2 46 (69.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (60.61%) MCSE
4 39 (59.09%) Microsoft
5 26 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 21 (31.82%) ITIL
8 20 (30.30%) MS Excel
9 19 (28.79%) MS Exchange
10 17 (25.76%) Citrix
10 17 (25.76%) Security Cleared
11 16 (24.24%) Windows 7
11 16 (24.24%) VMware
12 15 (22.73%) Windows XP
12 15 (22.73%) Hyper-V
12 15 (22.73%) PowerShell
12 15 (22.73%) SC Cleared
13 14 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (21.21%) Linux
13 14 (21.21%) MS Office
14 13 (19.70%) SQL
14 13 (19.70%) SharePoint
14 13 (19.70%) Service Delivery
15 12 (18.18%) Service Management
15 12 (18.18%) UNIX
15 12 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
16 11 (16.67%) MCDST
16 11 (16.67%) Backup Exec
16 11 (16.67%) Change Management
16 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (28.79%) MS Exchange
2 13 (19.70%) SharePoint
3 12 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (12.12%) Lync
5 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.55%) IIS
8 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (30.30%) MS Excel
2 14 (21.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.61%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.58%) Firewall
2 5 (7.58%) LAN
2 5 (7.58%) WAN
2 5 (7.58%) DHCP
2 5 (7.58%) DNS
3 3 (4.55%) SAN
4 2 (3.03%) Network Security
5 1 (1.52%) SSH
5 1 (1.52%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.52%) IMAP
5 1 (1.52%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.52%) Wireless
5 1 (1.52%) Internet
5 1 (1.52%) PBX
5 1 (1.52%) VoIP
5 1 (1.52%) WLAN
5 1 (1.52%) ADSL
5 1 (1.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (1.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (7.58%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Local Government
2 1 (1.52%) Banking
2 1 (1.52%) Retail
2 1 (1.52%) French Language
2 1 (1.52%) German Language
2 1 (1.52%) Italian Language
2 1 (1.52%) Spanish Language
2 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Support Engineer
2 8 (12.12%) Analyst
3 7 (10.61%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (9.09%) Support Specialist
4 6 (9.09%) IT Support
5 5 (7.58%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.58%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Team Leader
6 4 (6.06%) Designer
6 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (6.06%) IT Support Specialist
6 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.03%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.03%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) .NET
1 1 (1.52%) HTML
1 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.52%) JSP
1 1 (1.52%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Clustering
2 5 (7.58%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.03%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) Handset
4 1 (1.52%) NHS
4 1 (1.52%) Firmware
4 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 54 (81.82%) Windows
2 26 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (24.24%) Windows 7
4 15 (22.73%) Windows XP
5 14 (21.21%) Linux
6 12 (18.18%) UNIX
7 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (12.12%) Windows Vista
9 5 (7.58%) Windows 8
10 4 (6.06%) Windows 2000
10 4 (6.06%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (4.55%) Windows NT
11 3 (4.55%) Mac OS X
12 2 (3.03%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.52%) Gentoo
13 1 (1.52%) SUSE
13 1 (1.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) ITIL
2 13 (19.70%) Service Delivery
3 12 (18.18%) Service Management
4 11 (16.67%) Change Management
5 9 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (13.64%) Migration
6 8 (12.12%) ITIL V3
7 7 (10.61%) CRM
8 4 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.06%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.55%) Data Migration
10 2 (3.03%) Change Control
10 2 (3.03%) Release Management
11 1 (1.52%) Software Testing
11 1 (1.52%) Incident Management
11 1 (1.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (1.52%) Data Protection
11 1 (1.52%) Performance Monitoring
11 1 (1.52%) Workflow
11 1 (1.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 13 (19.70%) SQL
3 2 (3.03%) VBScript
4 1 (1.52%) Korn
4 1 (1.52%) Bourne shell
4 1 (1.52%) C-shell
4 1 (1.52%) AWK
4 1 (1.52%) VB
4 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.52%) Perl
4 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (69.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (60.61%) MCSE
3 17 (25.76%) Security Cleared
4 15 (22.73%) SC Cleared
5 11 (16.67%) MCDST
6 10 (15.15%) DV Cleared
7 9 (13.64%) MCITP
7 9 (13.64%) MCSA
8 5 (7.58%) MCSD
9 4 (6.06%) CCNA
9 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (6.06%) MCDBA
9 4 (6.06%) MCPD
9 4 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (4.55%) MCTS
11 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (3.03%) Novell Certification
11 2 (3.03%) ACSP
11 2 (3.03%) Degree
11 2 (3.03%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (22.73%) Hyper-V
3 14 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.06%) XenApp
5 2 (3.03%) Terminal Services
5 2 (3.03%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 8 (12.12%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.03%) ARCserve
3 2 (3.03%) SCCM
3 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.52%) Plesk
4 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.52%) WSUS
4 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.76%) Citrix
3 16 (24.24%) VMware
4 9 (13.64%) Lumension
4 9 (13.64%) Sophos
4 9 (13.64%) McAfee
5 5 (7.58%) Cisco
6 4 (6.06%) HP
6 4 (6.06%) Apple
7 3 (4.55%) Altiris
8 2 (3.03%) NetApp
8 2 (3.03%) Dell
8 2 (3.03%) Intel
8 2 (3.03%) Oracle
8 2 (3.03%) Symantec
8 2 (3.03%) Remedy
8 2 (3.03%) Kaseya
9 1 (1.52%) Google
9 1 (1.52%) F5
9 1 (1.52%) Reuters
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