The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey 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 Surrey 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 95 79 84
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.13% 0.70% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 3.24% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 12
Average daily rate £300 £288 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +51.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £230
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +34.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
Qualifications Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
310 278 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 20.76% 21.67% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 126 194
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £204 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +85.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £22.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £51.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCP
South East

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Surrey region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Surrey region.

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Surrey 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
Camberley - - - -
Caterham - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Shepperton - - - -
Staines - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) MCSA
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) ACSP
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) Mac OS X
4 2 (33.33%) Apple
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) ACTC
5 1 (16.67%) MCDST
5 1 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Operations Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) ACSP
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) ACTC
4 1 (16.67%) MCDST
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) VMware