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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 232 170 174
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +4
Contract jobs citing MCP 38 73 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.80% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.55% 3.07% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 36 30
Average daily rate
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£245 £220 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -16.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £381 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £228 £250
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 5
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.07 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% +0.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £14.33 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £20.50 £17.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.73 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.64% -0.12%
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
2459 2375 2085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.88% 25.87% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1167 1073
Average daily rate £375 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £495 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 83 111
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -14.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
Berkshire +4 12 £148 -64.24% 4
Surrey -7 9 - - 10
Hampshire -18 6 £280 +115.38% 5
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £400 +110.52% 6
West Sussex -30 3 £220 -2.22% 2
Middlesex - 2 £213 -
East Sussex -11 1 - - 4
Oxfordshire -18 1 £200 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 75 (83.33%) Windows
2 73 (81.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 68 (75.56%) MCSE
4 64 (71.11%) Microsoft
5 58 (64.44%) Active Directory
6 46 (51.11%) ITIL
7 36 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 36 (40.00%) Windows 7
8 31 (34.44%) MS Exchange
9 29 (32.22%) HP
10 28 (31.11%) SC Cleared
11 27 (30.00%) VMware
12 23 (25.56%) SLA
13 21 (23.33%) DV Cleared
14 20 (22.22%) MCSA
14 20 (22.22%) Symantec
14 20 (22.22%) Configuration Management
15 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (20.00%) MS Excel
17 17 (18.89%) MS Visio
18 16 (17.78%) Linux
19 15 (16.67%) TCP/IP
19 15 (16.67%) SCCM
20 14 (15.56%) Hyper-V
20 14 (15.56%) Citrix
21 13 (14.44%) MS Office
21 13 (14.44%) Blackberry
22 12 (13.33%) SAN
23 11 (12.22%) SQL Server

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 31 (34.44%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.67%) IIS
4 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.22%) Lync
6 2 (2.22%) MS Project Server
6 2 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.11%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 18 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (18.89%) MS Visio
3 13 (14.44%) MS Office
4 2 (2.22%) MS Project
5 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.11%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Office 365
2 4 (4.44%) IaaS
2 4 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 12 (13.33%) SAN
3 9 (10.00%) DNS
4 8 (8.89%) Internet
5 7 (7.78%) DHCP
6 5 (5.56%) Firewall
7 4 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.33%) VPN
9 2 (2.22%) 3G
9 2 (2.22%) X.400
10 1 (1.11%) X.500
10 1 (1.11%) LAN
10 1 (1.11%) SMTP
10 1 (1.11%) Wireless
10 1 (1.11%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.11%) NAS
10 1 (1.11%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.11%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (8.89%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.11%) Publishing
3 1 (1.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 20 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 11 (12.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (11.11%) Messaging Engineer
6 9 (10.00%) Analyst
7 7 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.56%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (3.33%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Consultant
10 3 (3.33%) Desktop Support
10 3 (3.33%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) PC Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) IT Support
11 2 (2.22%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 2 (2.22%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (1.11%) CSS
3 1 (1.11%) XSLT
3 1 (1.11%) XHTML
3 1 (1.11%) Ajax
3 1 (1.11%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.11%) jQuery
3 1 (1.11%) YAML
3 1 (1.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.89%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.56%) Clustering
5 4 (4.44%) PKI
6 3 (3.33%) Replication
7 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.22%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.22%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.11%) Taxonomies
8 1 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.11%) CMDB
8 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.11%) User Experience
8 1 (1.11%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.11%) GIS
8 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.11%) EPoS
8 1 (1.11%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 75 (83.33%) Windows
2 36 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (17.78%) Linux
5 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.89%) Windows 8
6 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (7.78%) Mac OS X
8 5 (5.56%) UNIX
9 4 (4.44%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (2.22%) AIX
11 1 (1.11%) HPUX
11 1 (1.11%) Solaris
11 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (51.11%) ITIL
2 20 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 6 (6.67%) Migration
4 5 (5.56%) Patch Management
5 4 (4.44%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.44%) ITIL V3
6 3 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.33%) Change Management
6 3 (3.33%) ITSM
6 3 (3.33%) Validation
6 3 (3.33%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.22%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.22%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.22%) Service Management
7 2 (2.22%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.22%) PRINCE
7 2 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.22%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.22%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.00%) SQL
2 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.22%) C
3 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.11%) PHP
4 1 (1.11%) Java
4 1 (1.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 73 (81.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (75.56%) MCSE
3 36 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 28 (31.11%) SC Cleared
5 21 (23.33%) DV Cleared
6 20 (22.22%) MCSA
7 7 (7.78%) CCNA
7 7 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (7.78%) Degree
8 5 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (4.44%) MCTS
9 4 (4.44%) MCITP
10 3 (3.33%) MCSD
11 2 (2.22%) CCNP
11 2 (2.22%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.22%) PMP
11 2 (2.22%) PMI Certification
11 2 (2.22%) MCDBA
11 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.11%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (25.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 58 (64.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.56%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.67%) VMware ESX
5 5 (5.56%) vSphere
6 3 (3.33%) UAG
7 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.11%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (16.67%) SCCM
2 4 (4.44%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.33%) SCOM
3 3 (3.33%) WSUS
4 2 (2.22%) NetVault Backup
4 2 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.11%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.11%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.11%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.11%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.11%) OVSD
Vendors
1 64 (71.11%) Microsoft
2 29 (32.22%) HP
3 27 (30.00%) VMware
4 20 (22.22%) Symantec
5 14 (15.56%) Citrix
6 8 (8.89%) Cisco
7 6 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.44%) Dell
8 4 (4.44%) LANDesk
9 3 (3.33%) McAfee
10 2 (2.22%) Oracle
10 2 (2.22%) CommVault
10 2 (2.22%) Hitachi
10 2 (2.22%) Veeam
10 2 (2.22%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.22%) Brocade
10 2 (2.22%) Lumension
11 1 (1.11%) F5
11 1 (1.11%) Lotus
11 1 (1.11%) Borland
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