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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / East of England
Rank 110 119 104
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing MCP 9 3 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.42% 0.13% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.11% 0.66% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 8
Median daily rate £275 £185 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% -11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £165 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £185 £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £293 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.98% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £18.75 £13.06
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +43.62%

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
426 452 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.07% 19.40% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 232 188
Median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 49
Median hourly rate £41.00 £46.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% +104.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £60.00 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 - 4 £263 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 2
Hertfordshire -3 1 - - 4
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 22 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 21 (58.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (58.33%) MCSE
3 17 (47.22%) Windows
4 14 (38.89%) Citrix Certification
4 14 (38.89%) Cisco
5 13 (36.11%) ITIL
5 13 (36.11%) CCNA
5 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (33.33%) CCA
6 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 10 (27.78%) LAN
7 10 (27.78%) WAN
8 9 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (25.00%) Windows Server
9 8 (22.22%) MS Office
9 8 (22.22%) SLA
10 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
10 7 (19.44%) Finance
10 7 (19.44%) Internet
10 7 (19.44%) Data Analysis
10 7 (19.44%) System Testing
10 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (19.44%) ITIL V3
11 6 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
11 6 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
11 6 (16.67%) NHS
11 6 (16.67%) A+ Certification
11 6 (16.67%) WLAN

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 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.78%) GroupWise
1 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Office
2 6 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (8.33%) MS Project
4 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) OneDrive
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) LAN
1 10 (27.78%) WAN
2 7 (19.44%) Internet
3 6 (16.67%) WLAN
4 3 (8.33%) Firewall
4 3 (8.33%) Wireless
5 2 (5.56%) NetScaler
5 2 (5.56%) VLAN
6 1 (2.78%) DNS
6 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Power BI
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Local Government
4 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 5 (13.89%) IT Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Designer
5 4 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Designer
5 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) IT Support
5 4 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 3 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Coordinator
6 3 (8.33%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 6 (16.67%) NHS
3 4 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.56%) CMDB
4 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.78%) iPad
5 1 (2.78%) iPhone
5 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.78%) Linux
8 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) ITIL
2 9 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (19.44%) Data Analysis
3 7 (19.44%) ITIL V3
3 7 (19.44%) System Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
5 5 (13.89%) Coaching
5 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
6 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (11.11%) Line Management
6 4 (11.11%) Migration
6 4 (11.11%) Service Management
6 4 (11.11%) Statistics
7 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 3 (8.33%) Project Planning
7 3 (8.33%) Security Patching
8 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
9 1 (2.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) MCSE
1 21 (58.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (38.89%) Citrix Certification
3 13 (36.11%) CCNA
3 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (33.33%) CCA
5 6 (16.67%) A+ Certification
6 4 (11.11%) Degree
6 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (5.56%) CCEA
8 1 (2.78%) CCIP
8 1 (2.78%) CCNP
8 1 (2.78%) CCSP
8 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.78%) MCDST
8 1 (2.78%) MCSA
8 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) NDS
3 3 (8.33%) Firmware
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.56%) XenApp
5 1 (2.78%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) SCCM
1 5 (13.89%) WSUS
2 1 (2.78%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (2.78%) DameWare
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 14 (38.89%) Cisco
3 4 (11.11%) Novell
3 4 (11.11%) VMware
4 3 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (5.56%) AppSense
5 2 (5.56%) Remedy
6 1 (2.78%) Adobe
6 1 (2.78%) Google
6 1 (2.78%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.78%) MobileIron