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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / South East
Rank 217 222 221
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing MCP 24 40 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.46% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 1.64% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 35
Median daily rate £325 £330 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £179 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £286 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.93% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £13.06
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +43.62%

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
2199 2444 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.58% 27.86% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1473 1276
Median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 124 104
Median hourly rate £27.38 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.15% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.42 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +84.44%

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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 February 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 +18 6 £338 - 1
Oxfordshire +2 5 £145 -
Buckinghamshire 0 5 £500 +11.11% 1
Berkshire +15 3 - -
Surrey +4 2 £338 +8.00% 2
West Sussex -6 2 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 52 (77.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (67.16%) Active Directory
2 45 (67.16%) Microsoft
3 39 (58.21%) Windows
4 27 (40.30%) MCSE
5 22 (32.84%) ITIL
5 22 (32.84%) VMware
5 22 (32.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (32.84%) Windows Server
6 21 (31.34%) Finance
7 19 (28.36%) MCSA
8 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (20.90%) MS Office
9 14 (20.90%) DNS
9 14 (20.90%) MCITP
9 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
10 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (19.40%) PKI
11 12 (17.91%) MCTS
11 12 (17.91%) LANDesk
11 12 (17.91%) Nessus
11 12 (17.91%) SolarWinds
12 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (16.42%) Degree
12 11 (16.42%) Replication
12 11 (16.42%) X.500
12 11 (16.42%) Kerberos
12 11 (16.42%) LDAP
13 10 (14.93%) MS Exchange
13 10 (14.93%) Citrix

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 (14.93%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (7.46%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.99%) IIS
5 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (20.90%) MS Office
2 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) Office 365
2 2 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) IaaS
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) OneDrive
2 2 (2.99%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) DNS
2 11 (16.42%) Kerberos
2 11 (16.42%) LDAP
2 11 (16.42%) X.500
3 6 (8.96%) VPN
4 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.97%) VoIP
5 3 (4.48%) BIG-IP
5 3 (4.48%) DHCP
5 3 (4.48%) Firewall
5 3 (4.48%) Internet
5 3 (4.48%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.99%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.99%) PABX
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.49%) Network Security
7 1 (1.49%) RFID
7 1 (1.49%) SNMP
7 1 (1.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (31.34%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Local Government
3 3 (4.48%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Windows Engineer
2 13 (19.40%) Systems Engineer
3 12 (17.91%) Analyst
3 12 (17.91%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Active Directory Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Desktop Support
4 10 (14.93%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (8.96%) Desktop Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Server Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Messaging Specialist
8 3 (4.48%) Office 365 Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Rollout Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Desktop Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Desktop Support
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) PKI
2 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (16.42%) Replication
3 5 (7.46%) CMDB
3 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.97%) Clustering
4 4 (5.97%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.97%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (2.99%) Handset
5 2 (2.99%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.49%) EPoS
6 1 (1.49%) Life Science
6 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (58.21%) Windows
2 22 (32.84%) Windows Server
2 22 (32.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (11.94%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.96%) Unix
7 5 (7.46%) Windows 10
8 3 (4.48%) Linux
9 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) ITIL
2 8 (11.94%) Incident Management
3 6 (8.96%) Service Delivery
4 5 (7.46%) ITIL V3
4 5 (7.46%) Server Patching
5 4 (5.97%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.97%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.97%) Line Management
5 4 (5.97%) Project Management
6 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (4.48%) ITSM
6 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.48%) Service Management
6 3 (4.48%) Validation
6 3 (4.48%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (2.99%) Customer-Centric Approach
7 2 (2.99%) Release Management
7 2 (2.99%) Use Case
7 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) SQL
2 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 52 (77.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (40.30%) MCSE
3 19 (28.36%) MCSA
4 14 (20.90%) MCITP
4 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
5 12 (17.91%) MCTS
6 11 (16.42%) Degree
7 8 (11.94%) SC Cleared
8 7 (10.45%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (7.46%) A+ Certification
9 5 (7.46%) CCNA
9 5 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.99%) CCNP
10 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.99%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.49%) MOS
11 1 (1.49%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 45 (67.16%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.48%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.99%) UAG
4 2 (2.99%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.99%) XenApp
5 1 (1.49%) Firmware
5 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (17.91%) Nessus
2 7 (10.45%) SCCM
3 2 (2.99%) DatAdvantage
3 2 (2.99%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) Puppet
3 2 (2.99%) SCOM
4 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.49%) Sysprep
4 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (67.16%) Microsoft
2 22 (32.84%) VMware
3 12 (17.91%) LANDesk
3 12 (17.91%) SolarWinds
4 10 (14.93%) Citrix
5 6 (8.96%) HP
6 5 (7.46%) BMC
7 4 (5.97%) Cisco
7 4 (5.97%) Remedy
7 4 (5.97%) Wyse
8 3 (4.48%) F5
8 3 (4.48%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.99%) Apple
9 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.99%) Varonis
10 1 (1.49%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.49%) Snow
10 1 (1.49%) Sophos
10 1 (1.49%) Unisys