The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 87 85 90
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing MCP 11 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.91% 0.35% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.05% 1.37% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate £325 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £274 £239
% change year-on-year
+14.15% +14.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +10.71%
MCP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Qualifications Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
361 365 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 29.96% 25.56% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 171 150
Average daily rate £450 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 14 18
Average hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% +23.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £18.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £47.35 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Leatherhead -11 4 - -
Reigate -3 1 £313 +25.00%
Woking - 1 £100 - 1
Egham - 1 £69 -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 19 (90.48%) Microsoft
3 15 (71.43%) Windows Server
4 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (61.90%) MCSE
6 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
6 12 (57.14%) WSUS
7 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
7 10 (47.62%) IIS
7 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
8 9 (42.86%) DHCP
8 9 (42.86%) VPN
8 9 (42.86%) DNS
8 9 (42.86%) Firewall
9 8 (38.10%) Linux
10 7 (33.33%) ISA Server
10 7 (33.33%) Symantec
10 7 (33.33%) Sysprep
10 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (33.33%) Windows 10
10 7 (33.33%) DBS Check
11 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (28.57%) VMware
11 6 (28.57%) MCSA
11 6 (28.57%) ITIL
11 6 (28.57%) Dell
12 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
12 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
12 5 (23.81%) SQL

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (47.62%) IIS
2 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) DHCP
1 9 (42.86%) DNS
1 9 (42.86%) Firewall
1 9 (42.86%) VPN
2 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
3 4 (19.05%) SAN
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (14.29%) LAN
4 3 (14.29%) WAN
5 2 (9.52%) iSCSI
5 2 (9.52%) VLAN
5 2 (9.52%) Wireless
6 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Support Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Field Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Field Support Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Network Field Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Network Support
3 5 (23.81%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Operational Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Operations Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Operations Support Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Systems Support Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Web Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Web Applications Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Web Applications Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Web Applications Support
4 4 (19.05%) Web Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Web Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) ELK Stack
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.52%) Clustering
3 2 (9.52%) EqualLogic
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
5 8 (38.10%) Linux
6 7 (33.33%) Windows 10
6 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (19.05%) AIX
9 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (9.52%) Unix
9 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
10 1 (4.76%) Android
10 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL V3
3 4 (19.05%) Change Control
3 4 (19.05%) DevOps
3 4 (19.05%) Open Source
3 4 (19.05%) Web Development
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) CRM
6 1 (4.76%) IT Asset Management
6 1 (4.76%) ITSM
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 4 (19.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (61.90%) MCSE
3 7 (33.33%) DBS Check
4 6 (28.57%) MCSA
5 5 (23.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (14.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 9000
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) ISA Server
3 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (57.14%) WSUS
2 7 (33.33%) Sysprep
3 5 (23.81%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (19.05%) Cacti
4 4 (19.05%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (19.05%) Nagios
4 4 (19.05%) NetBackup
4 4 (19.05%) Puppet
5 3 (14.29%) Backup Exec
6 2 (9.52%) SCCM
6 2 (9.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Symantec
3 6 (28.57%) Dell
3 6 (28.57%) VMware
4 5 (23.81%) CommVault
4 5 (23.81%) Intel Security
5 4 (19.05%) HP
5 4 (19.05%) Rackspace
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco
7 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.76%) Brocade
8 1 (4.76%) Citrix
8 1 (4.76%) Hitachi
8 1 (4.76%) Juniper
8 1 (4.76%) Oracle