The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 East Midlands 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 90 83 71
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.31% 0.31% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.02% 2.03% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £230
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.59 £9.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +39.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
248 197 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 15.38% 15.26% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 85 102
Average daily rate £320 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 40
Average hourly rate £13.63 £14.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.03% -57.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.66 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £27.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCP
England

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

MCP
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the East Midlands 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
Nottinghamshire +4 5 - -
Derbyshire -17 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 19 (82.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (78.26%) Windows
3 15 (65.22%) Citrix
4 14 (60.87%) MCSE
5 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
6 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
7 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
8 7 (30.43%) Blackberry
9 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
10 5 (21.74%) MCSA
10 5 (21.74%) MS Office
10 5 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (21.74%) VMware
10 5 (21.74%) MCDST
10 5 (21.74%) MCTS
10 5 (21.74%) MCITP
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Vista
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
11 3 (13.04%) Cisco
11 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
12 2 (8.70%) Lync
12 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
12 2 (8.70%) CNE
12 2 (8.70%) Novell Certification
12 2 (8.70%) EDRMS
12 2 (8.70%) VBScript
12 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
12 2 (8.70%) IIS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 5 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (8.70%) Lync
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 5 (21.74%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) EDRMS
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (21.74%) IT Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) IT Support
3 3 (13.04%) Installations Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Service Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Vista
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) Change Management
1 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
1 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
2 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
2 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) VBScript
3 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (82.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (60.87%) MCSE
3 5 (21.74%) MCSA
3 5 (21.74%) MCDST
3 5 (21.74%) MCTS
3 5 (21.74%) MCITP
4 2 (8.70%) CNE
4 2 (8.70%) Novell Certification
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
1 2 (8.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Citrix
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) Altiris
6 1 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Dell