The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 25 May 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 113 125 119
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing MCP 16 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.65% 0.43% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 2.33% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Median daily rate £141 £175 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £175 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £175 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.01% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 7
Median hourly rate £18.75 £12.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% +4.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+42.20% +9.09%
MCP
England

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

Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
432 514 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.53% 18.63% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 254 248
Median daily rate £380 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 60 41
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MCP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Norfolk +9 10 £130 -25.71%
Cambridgeshire +7 3 £525 - 2
Hertfordshire +12 2 - - 3
Essex -3 1 - - 2
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for MCP.

1 14 (73.68%) Windows
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 13 (68.42%) ITIL
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (36.84%) SLA
5 7 (36.84%) MS Office
5 7 (36.84%) Finance
5 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
6 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
6 6 (31.58%) MCSE
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
7 5 (26.32%) ITIL V3
7 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
7 5 (26.32%) A+ Certification
7 5 (26.32%) SCCM
8 4 (21.05%) CMDB
8 4 (21.05%) WSUS
8 4 (21.05%) Apple
9 3 (15.79%) OneDrive
9 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
9 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
9 3 (15.79%) Citrix
9 3 (15.79%) Service Management
9 3 (15.79%) Degree
9 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (15.79%) Local Government
9 3 (15.79%) VMware
10 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (10.53%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
1 1 (5.26%) NAS
1 1 (5.26%) VLAN
1 1 (5.26%) VoIP
1 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) CruiseControl
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Local Government
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Support Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Desktop Support
4 6 (31.58%) Support Engineer
5 5 (26.32%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (26.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (21.05%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
6 4 (21.05%) Rollout Engineer
6 4 (21.05%) Service Desk Support
7 3 (15.79%) IT Analyst
7 3 (15.79%) IT Support
7 3 (15.79%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Engineer
8 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Senior Desktop Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Senior Desktop Support
8 2 (10.53%) Senior Support Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) Ajax
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (5.26%) Classic ASP
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) CSS3
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) jQuery
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) CMDB
3 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
3 2 (10.53%) iPhone
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
4 1 (5.26%) Biometrics
4 1 (5.26%) Clustering
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.26%) EPoS
4 1 (5.26%) PDA
4 1 (5.26%) Statistics
4 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
3 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
3 5 (26.32%) ITIL V3
4 3 (15.79%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 1 (5.26%) Cross-Platform Development
6 1 (5.26%) High Availability
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.26%) Line Management
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) MVC
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (5.26%) SOLID
6 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C#
1 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (31.58%) MCSE
3 5 (26.32%) A+ Certification
4 3 (15.79%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) CCNA
5 2 (10.53%) CCNP
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.53%) MCSA
5 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) HND
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 4 (21.05%) WSUS
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Apple
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Adobe
5 1 (5.26%) Altiris
5 1 (5.26%) Avaya
5 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.26%) Lotus
5 1 (5.26%) Sage
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) Toshiba
5 1 (5.26%) Veeam
5 1 (5.26%) Wyse