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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 117 112 96
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing MCP 13 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.47% 0.79% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.54% 4.80% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 9
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£245 £205 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.51% +115.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £104 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £329 £163
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -34.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.06 £13.75 £12.63
% change year-on-year
-5.05% +8.91%
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
511 500 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.49% 16.43% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 252 194
Average daily rate £375 £375 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 43 52
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -21.73%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

MCP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 May 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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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
Cambridgeshire +2 6 £104 - 4
Suffolk +7 3 £245 -
Essex 0 3 £248 +83.33%
Hertfordshire -6 1 - - 2
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 33 (94.29%) Microsoft
2 26 (74.29%) Windows
3 24 (68.57%) MS Office
4 21 (60.00%) ITIL
5 15 (42.86%) Adobe
5 15 (42.86%) Citrix
5 15 (42.86%) Lotus
5 15 (42.86%) IBM Notes
5 15 (42.86%) Cisco
5 15 (42.86%) Service Delivery
5 15 (42.86%) Incident Management
6 14 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (37.14%) McAfee
7 13 (37.14%) Symantec
8 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 8 (22.86%) MCSE
9 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
10 7 (20.00%) SLA
10 7 (20.00%) SCCM
11 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (17.14%) Degree
11 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
11 6 (17.14%) VMware
11 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (14.29%) SQL
12 5 (14.29%) Finance
13 4 (11.43%) Service Management
13 4 (11.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
13 4 (11.43%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 15 (42.86%) IBM Notes
2 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.71%) Documentum
Applications
1 24 (68.57%) MS Office
2 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.57%) VPN
2 2 (5.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Analyst
2 18 (51.43%) Support Analyst
3 14 (40.00%) Service Analyst
3 14 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (37.14%) 1st Line Support
5 12 (34.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 9 (25.71%) Desktop Support
7 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
7 5 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (11.43%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (8.57%) Applications Support
9 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (5.71%) IT Architect
10 2 (5.71%) Architect
11 1 (2.86%) Developer
11 1 (2.86%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) XML
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.71%) ADO
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) iPad
1 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
1 3 (8.57%) iPhone
1 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
4 3 (8.57%) Linux
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) ITIL
2 15 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 15 (42.86%) Incident Management
3 4 (11.43%) Service Management
4 3 (8.57%) CAD
4 3 (8.57%) Project Management
4 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.57%) Change Management
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Process Management
5 2 (5.71%) Document Management
5 2 (5.71%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (5.71%) Process Improvement
5 2 (5.71%) OOD
5 2 (5.71%) OO
5 2 (5.71%) CRM
6 1 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.86%) Software Asset Management
6 1 (2.86%) Software License Management
6 1 (2.86%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) VB
2 3 (8.57%) C#
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.86%) VBA
3 1 (2.86%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (22.86%) MCSE
3 6 (17.14%) Degree
4 3 (8.57%) MCSD
4 3 (8.57%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.57%) CCNA
4 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.86%) OCP
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) MCDST
5 1 (2.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Terminal Server
2 3 (8.57%) XenApp
2 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (8.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 33 (94.29%) Microsoft
2 15 (42.86%) Adobe
2 15 (42.86%) Citrix
2 15 (42.86%) Lotus
2 15 (42.86%) Cisco
3 13 (37.14%) McAfee
3 13 (37.14%) Symantec
4 6 (17.14%) VMware
5 3 (8.57%) Remedy
5 3 (8.57%) Sophos
5 3 (8.57%) Mapinfo
5 3 (8.57%) HP
5 3 (8.57%) MobileIron
5 3 (8.57%) Wyse
5 3 (8.57%) Google
6 2 (5.71%) Kofax
6 2 (5.71%) EMC
7 1 (2.86%) IBM
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle
7 1 (2.86%) BMC
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