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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 118 116 100
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs citing MCP 13 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.48% 0.65% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.65% 4.09% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 11
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£175 £170 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +88.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £274 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.59% +8.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 2
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 £15.00 £14.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +13.72%
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
491 464 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.06% 15.98% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 244 198
Average daily rate £350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £170 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 38 42
Average hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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
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 29 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 29 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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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
Cambridgeshire +4 7 - - 4
Hertfordshire -15 2 - - 2
Suffolk - 2 - -
Essex -7 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £175 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 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 29 (90.63%) Microsoft
2 26 (81.25%) Windows
3 21 (65.63%) MS Office
4 19 (59.38%) ITIL
5 16 (50.00%) Citrix
6 15 (46.88%) Adobe
6 15 (46.88%) Cisco
6 15 (46.88%) Service Delivery
6 15 (46.88%) Incident Management
7 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (40.63%) Lotus
7 13 (40.63%) McAfee
7 13 (40.63%) Symantec
7 13 (40.63%) IBM Notes
8 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
9 9 (28.13%) MCSE
10 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
11 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (18.75%) SCCM
11 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
12 5 (15.63%) SLA
12 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
12 5 (15.63%) SQL
13 4 (12.50%) VMware
13 4 (12.50%) Degree
13 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
13 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
14 3 (9.38%) Linux
14 3 (9.38%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 13 (40.63%) IBM Notes
2 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.25%) Documentum
Applications
1 21 (65.63%) MS Office
2 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.38%) VPN
2 2 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) MSI
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Analyst
2 18 (56.25%) Support Analyst
3 12 (37.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 12 (37.50%) 1st Line Support
3 12 (37.50%) Service Analyst
3 12 (37.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (28.13%) Desktop Support
5 5 (15.63%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (9.38%) Applications Support
8 2 (6.25%) IT Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
1 3 (9.38%) XML
2 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.25%) ADO
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) iPad
1 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
1 3 (9.38%) iPhone
1 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 3 (9.38%) Linux
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) ITIL
2 15 (46.88%) Service Delivery
2 15 (46.88%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.38%) CRM
3 3 (9.38%) Project Management
3 3 (9.38%) CAD
3 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Process Management
4 2 (6.25%) Document Management
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Business Process Improvement
4 2 (6.25%) Process Improvement
4 2 (6.25%) SDLC
4 2 (6.25%) OOD
4 2 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.13%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) VB
2 3 (9.38%) C#
2 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.13%) VBA
3 1 (3.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (28.13%) MCSE
3 4 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) MCSD
4 3 (9.38%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.38%) CCNA
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (6.25%) MCDST
6 1 (3.13%) OCP
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Terminal Server
2 3 (9.38%) XenApp
2 3 (9.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) Microsoft
2 16 (50.00%) Citrix
3 15 (46.88%) Adobe
3 15 (46.88%) Cisco
4 13 (40.63%) Lotus
4 13 (40.63%) McAfee
4 13 (40.63%) Symantec
5 4 (12.50%) VMware
6 3 (9.38%) Mapinfo
6 3 (9.38%) Remedy
6 3 (9.38%) Sophos
6 3 (9.38%) MobileIron
6 3 (9.38%) Google
6 3 (9.38%) Wyse
7 2 (6.25%) EMC
7 2 (6.25%) Kofax
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle
8 1 (3.13%) IBM
8 1 (3.13%) HP
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