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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / South East
Rank 219 194 203
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs citing MCP 22 63 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.76% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 2.74% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 35 42
Median daily rate £350 £350 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +59.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £323 £223
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +44.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £20.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £20.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.90%

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
1964 2302 2604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.46% 27.66% 28.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 1353 1262
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 127 119
Median hourly rate £23.00 £45.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.88% +143.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £60.43 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

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
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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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
Kent +8 9 £350 - 1
Surrey +7 3 £338 +2.27% 4
West Sussex +7 3 - - 1
Hampshire -18 3 £330 -12.00% 2
Berkshire +9 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +3 1 - -
Oxfordshire -3 1 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 48 (72.73%) Microsoft
1 48 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (68.18%) Active Directory
3 42 (63.64%) Windows
4 27 (40.91%) MCSE
5 24 (36.36%) Windows Server
6 21 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (31.82%) ITIL
6 21 (31.82%) VMware
7 20 (30.30%) Finance
8 19 (28.79%) MCSA
8 19 (28.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (24.24%) DNS
10 14 (21.21%) MCITP
11 13 (19.70%) PKI
12 12 (18.18%) MCTS
12 12 (18.18%) Nessus
12 12 (18.18%) MS Office
12 12 (18.18%) SolarWinds
12 12 (18.18%) LANDesk
12 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (16.67%) Windows 7
13 11 (16.67%) LDAP
13 11 (16.67%) Kerberos
13 11 (16.67%) X.500
13 11 (16.67%) Replication
14 10 (15.15%) MS Exchange
14 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
14 10 (15.15%) Office 365
14 10 (15.15%) Security Cleared

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 10 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.55%) IIS
5 2 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (18.18%) MS Office
2 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.52%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.15%) Office 365
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.03%) IaaS
3 2 (3.03%) OneDrive
3 2 (3.03%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.24%) DNS
2 11 (16.67%) Kerberos
2 11 (16.67%) LDAP
2 11 (16.67%) X.500
3 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.58%) DHCP
4 5 (7.58%) VPN
5 4 (6.06%) VoIP
6 3 (4.55%) Firewall
6 3 (4.55%) Internet
6 3 (4.55%) NAS
6 3 (4.55%) Network Security
6 3 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (4.55%) SAN
7 2 (3.03%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.03%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.03%) PABX
8 1 (1.52%) 3G
8 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.52%) MS Access
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (30.30%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Local Government
2 4 (6.06%) Marketing
3 2 (3.03%) Automotive
3 2 (3.03%) German Language
3 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Windows Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) Systems Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Active Directory Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Desktop Support
5 8 (12.12%) Support Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Server Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Applications Support
9 3 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Office 365 Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Rollout Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Windows Rollout Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) HTML
1 1 (1.52%) ODBC
1 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) PKI
2 11 (16.67%) Replication
3 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.06%) Clustering
5 4 (6.06%) Fat Client
5 4 (6.06%) Thin Client
6 3 (4.55%) CMDB
7 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
7 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (3.03%) Smartphone
7 2 (3.03%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.52%) EPoS
8 1 (1.52%) Life Science
8 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.52%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.52%) Statistics
8 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (63.64%) Windows
2 24 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 21 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (28.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 6 (9.09%) Windows 10
8 3 (4.55%) Unix
9 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) ITIL
2 7 (10.61%) Server Patching
3 5 (7.58%) Asset Management
3 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (7.58%) Line Management
3 5 (7.58%) Project Management
3 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.55%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 3 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (4.55%) Migration
5 3 (4.55%) Server Building
5 3 (4.55%) Test Scripting
5 3 (4.55%) Validation
6 2 (3.03%) B2C
6 2 (3.03%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.03%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.03%) Operations Management
6 2 (3.03%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (3.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.09%) SQL
2 4 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 48 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (40.91%) MCSE
3 19 (28.79%) MCSA
4 14 (21.21%) MCITP
5 12 (18.18%) MCTS
6 10 (15.15%) Security Cleared
7 7 (10.61%) Degree
8 6 (9.09%) A+ Certification
8 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared
9 5 (7.58%) CCNA
9 5 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (3.03%) CCNP
10 2 (3.03%) MOS
10 2 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.52%) HNC
11 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.52%) MCDBA
11 1 (1.52%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (1.52%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 45 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.06%) XenApp
3 3 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (4.55%) vSphere
4 2 (3.03%) Firmware
4 2 (3.03%) UAG
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (18.18%) Nessus
2 7 (10.61%) SCCM
3 3 (4.55%) SCOM
4 2 (3.03%) DatAdvantage
4 2 (3.03%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (3.03%) PowerCLI
4 2 (3.03%) Puppet
5 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.52%) Sysprep
5 1 (1.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 48 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 21 (31.82%) VMware
3 12 (18.18%) LANDesk
3 12 (18.18%) SolarWinds
4 7 (10.61%) Citrix
5 5 (7.58%) HP
6 4 (6.06%) Cisco
7 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.03%) Dell
7 2 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (3.03%) Varonis
7 2 (3.03%) Wyse
8 1 (1.52%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.52%) BMC
8 1 (1.52%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.52%) Sage
8 1 (1.52%) Siemens
8 1 (1.52%) Sophos
8 1 (1.52%) Unisys