The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 54 22 42
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +20
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 26 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.79% 7.41% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% 27.96% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 17 2
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£220 £225 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £230 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
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 West Sussex region.

Qualifications Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
120 93 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 23.67% 26.50% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 52 48
Average daily rate £350 £250 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -31.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £213 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £23.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -10.71%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

MCP
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 July 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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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
Worthing -13 1 - -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (78.57%) VMware
4 10 (71.43%) Hyper-V
4 10 (71.43%) SAN
4 10 (71.43%) MS Exchange
5 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
6 8 (57.14%) MCSE
6 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (50.00%) HP
7 7 (50.00%) ITIL
8 6 (42.86%) DNS
8 6 (42.86%) DHCP
8 6 (42.86%) SCCM
9 5 (35.71%) VMware ESX
9 5 (35.71%) vSphere
9 5 (35.71%) Internet
9 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (28.57%) IaaS
10 4 (28.57%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (28.57%) Office 365
10 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
10 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
10 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (28.57%) Linux

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (28.57%) IIS
3 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
1 4 (28.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) SAN
2 6 (42.86%) DHCP
2 6 (42.86%) DNS
3 5 (35.71%) Internet
4 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Server Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Server Support
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Clustering
1 4 (28.57%) PKI
2 3 (21.43%) Private Cloud
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) HPUX
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) MCSE
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (28.57%) MCSA
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) MCSD
4 1 (7.14%) MCDBA
4 1 (7.14%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (71.43%) Hyper-V
3 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (35.71%) VMware ESX
4 5 (35.71%) vSphere
5 2 (14.29%) UAG
6 1 (7.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) 3PAR