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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 231 246 172
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -74
Contract jobs citing MCP 34 31 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.31% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.53% 1.18% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 34
Median daily rate £170 £263 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.23% +14.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £170 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £305 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £268 £235 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 13
Median hourly rate £73.28 £17.50 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+318.74% +2.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £13.60 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.66 £21.55 £20.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £14.50 £17.07
% change year-on-year
+62.06% -15.05%
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
2217 2622 2327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.61% 26.46% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1359 1557 1197
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £266 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 117 105
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Surrey +4 11 £198 -34.08% 5
Hampshire +11 6 £313 +11.60% 4
Buckinghamshire +18 5 £105 -57.14% 2
Berkshire +4 3 - - 4
Kent - 3 £130 - 3
Middlesex +1 2 £313 -
West Sussex -2 2 £370 +68.18%
East Sussex +7 1 £170 -43.33% 1
Oxfordshire -4 1 - - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 70 (84.34%) Microsoft
2 60 (72.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (66.27%) Windows
4 44 (53.01%) Active Directory
5 36 (43.37%) MS Office
6 34 (40.96%) MCSE
7 33 (39.76%) ITIL
8 32 (38.55%) TCP/IP
9 29 (34.94%) MS Excel
10 28 (33.73%) MS Exchange
11 25 (30.12%) HP
11 25 (30.12%) Windows 7
12 21 (25.30%) LAN
13 20 (24.10%) WAN
14 19 (22.89%) SCCM
14 19 (22.89%) Windows Server
15 18 (21.69%) DNS
16 17 (20.48%) Finance
16 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
16 17 (20.48%) Office 365
17 16 (19.28%) VMware
17 16 (19.28%) DHCP
17 16 (19.28%) Windows XP
18 14 (16.87%) MCSA
18 14 (16.87%) SQL
19 13 (15.66%) SharePoint
19 13 (15.66%) SAN
19 13 (15.66%) Blackberry
20 12 (14.46%) IBM
20 12 (14.46%) SQL Server

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 28 (33.73%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.66%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (6.02%) IIS
6 4 (4.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 36 (43.37%) MS Office
2 29 (34.94%) MS Excel
3 6 (7.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.41%) Teamcenter
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.20%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.48%) Office 365
2 8 (9.64%) Mimecast
3 5 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.82%) IaaS
5 3 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.20%) PaaS
6 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (38.55%) TCP/IP
2 21 (25.30%) LAN
3 20 (24.10%) WAN
4 18 (21.69%) DNS
5 16 (19.28%) DHCP
6 13 (15.66%) SAN
7 8 (9.64%) Firewall
7 8 (9.64%) Wireless
8 7 (8.43%) NAS
9 5 (6.02%) Ethernet
9 5 (6.02%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (6.02%) Internet
10 4 (4.82%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (3.61%) Network Security
11 3 (3.61%) VPN
12 2 (2.41%) iSCSI
12 2 (2.41%) Kerberos
12 2 (2.41%) LDAP
12 2 (2.41%) X.500
13 1 (1.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.61%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (2.41%) MS Access
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (1.20%) Power BI
5 1 (1.20%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.82%) MSI
3 3 (3.61%) InstallShield
4 2 (2.41%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.20%) AdminStudio
General
1 17 (20.48%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Legal
3 6 (7.23%) Law
4 3 (3.61%) Automotive
4 3 (3.61%) German Language
4 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Advertising
5 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.20%) Local Government
6 1 (1.20%) Marketing
6 1 (1.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (37.35%) Analyst
2 18 (21.69%) Desktop Support
3 16 (19.28%) Support Analyst
4 13 (15.66%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (15.66%) Support Engineer
5 12 (14.46%) Service Analyst
5 12 (14.46%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (13.25%) Desktop Analyst
6 11 (13.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 10 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (9.64%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 8 (9.64%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (8.43%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
9 7 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 7 (8.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (7.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (7.23%) CRM Developer
10 6 (7.23%) Developer
11 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (6.02%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) .NET
2 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.82%) Web Services
4 3 (3.61%) HTML
5 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.41%) ODBC
5 2 (2.41%) XML
6 1 (1.20%) Ajax
6 1 (1.20%) CSS
6 1 (1.20%) HTML5
6 1 (1.20%) jQuery
6 1 (1.20%) Velocity
6 1 (1.20%) XHTML
6 1 (1.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Blackberry
2 7 (8.43%) AS400
2 7 (8.43%) Mathematics
3 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.02%) PKI
4 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.61%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.41%) Replication
6 2 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.20%) iPad
7 1 (1.20%) iPhone
7 1 (1.20%) PACS
7 1 (1.20%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 55 (66.27%) Windows
2 25 (30.12%) Windows 7
3 19 (22.89%) Windows Server
4 16 (19.28%) Windows XP
5 10 (12.05%) Linux
5 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.82%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.82%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.41%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.41%) Solaris
10 1 (1.20%) Android
10 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.76%) ITIL
2 12 (14.46%) Asset Management
3 10 (12.05%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.43%) Coaching
4 7 (8.43%) Mentoring
4 7 (8.43%) Problem Management
4 7 (8.43%) Server Building
4 7 (8.43%) Service Management
5 6 (7.23%) Case Management
5 6 (7.23%) CRM
5 6 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.02%) IT Asset Management
6 5 (6.02%) Project Management
6 5 (6.02%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.82%) ITIL V3
7 4 (4.82%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (4.82%) Migration
7 4 (4.82%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.87%) SQL
2 8 (9.64%) C
3 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.23%) C#
5 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.20%) VB
6 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (72.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (40.96%) MCSE
3 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
4 14 (16.87%) MCSA
5 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
6 10 (12.05%) MCDST
7 8 (9.64%) CCNA
7 8 (9.64%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (8.43%) DV Cleared
8 7 (8.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (4.82%) Degree
10 3 (3.61%) MCDBA
10 3 (3.61%) MCTS
11 2 (2.41%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.41%) CCNP
11 2 (2.41%) CCSE
11 2 (2.41%) RHCSA
12 1 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) SLA
2 5 (6.02%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 44 (53.01%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.05%) XenApp
4 7 (8.43%) Hyper-V
5 5 (6.02%) Firmware
6 2 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.41%) vSphere
7 1 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (22.89%) SCCM
2 7 (8.43%) Backup Exec
2 7 (8.43%) HP SIM
2 7 (8.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (7.23%) WSUS
4 5 (6.02%) SCOM
5 2 (2.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 70 (84.34%) Microsoft
2 25 (30.12%) HP
3 16 (19.28%) VMware
4 12 (14.46%) IBM
5 10 (12.05%) Citrix
6 9 (10.84%) Cisco
7 8 (9.64%) Avaya
8 7 (8.43%) Becrypt
8 7 (8.43%) Dell
8 7 (8.43%) Symantec
9 6 (7.23%) Red Hat
10 5 (6.02%) Hitachi
10 5 (6.02%) Intel
11 3 (3.61%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.61%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.61%) Sophos
12 2 (2.41%) Sage
12 2 (2.41%) Siemens
13 1 (1.20%) Bloomberg
13 1 (1.20%) Lotus
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