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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 40 36 46
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing MCP 15 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.94% 0.59% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.20% 2.60% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 1
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£290 £210 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% +10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £248 £200
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +23.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.52 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.06 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.29% -10.00%
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
123 77 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 24.07% 22.71% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 56 45
Average daily rate £310 £331 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -6.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £228 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £18.02 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.80 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 March 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 - 4 £408 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Gatwick - - - -
Haywards Heath - - - -
Horsham - - - -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (92.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (92.86%) Windows
3 25 (89.29%) MCSE
4 23 (82.14%) ITIL
5 22 (78.57%) Active Directory
6 21 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (64.29%) MS Exchange
8 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (46.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (46.43%) SCCM
10 12 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
11 10 (35.71%) Clustering
11 10 (35.71%) IIS
11 10 (35.71%) SQL
11 10 (35.71%) Linux
11 10 (35.71%) SAN
11 10 (35.71%) Hyper-V
12 9 (32.14%) ITIL V3
13 8 (28.57%) VMware
14 7 (25.00%) MS Office
14 7 (25.00%) DHCP
14 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
14 7 (25.00%) DNS
15 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
15 6 (21.43%) Internet
15 6 (21.43%) McAfee
15 6 (21.43%) Wi-Fi

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 18 (64.29%) MS Exchange
2 13 (46.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (35.71%) IIS
5 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Office
2 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
1 5 (17.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) SAN
2 7 (25.00%) DHCP
2 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (25.00%) DNS
3 6 (21.43%) Internet
3 6 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (17.86%) Wireless
4 5 (17.86%) Firewall
5 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.57%) LAN
5 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) Amazon RDS
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Server Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Security Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Server Support
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (7.14%) Designer
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Server Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Messaging Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) Server Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Clustering
2 5 (17.86%) PKI
2 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 21 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (35.71%) Linux
6 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.57%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) ITIL
2 9 (32.14%) ITIL V3
3 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (17.86%) Coaching
3 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.86%) Information Security
3 5 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (92.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (89.29%) MCSE
3 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 5 (17.86%) MCSA
4 5 (17.86%) CCNA
4 5 (17.86%) CISSP
4 5 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (17.86%) CEH
4 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) MCSD
5 2 (7.14%) MCPD
5 2 (7.14%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (35.71%) Hyper-V
3 5 (17.86%) UAG
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (46.43%) SCCM
2 5 (17.86%) Nessus
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) VMware
3 6 (21.43%) McAfee
4 5 (17.86%) Qualys
4 5 (17.86%) HP
4 5 (17.86%) Citrix
4 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.57%) Apple