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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 106 104 105
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing MCP 22 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.86% 1.05% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.61% 5.47% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 9
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£170 £186 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.72% +69.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £113 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £373 £123
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £248 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.01% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +9.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.75 £12.25
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +12.24%
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
392 439 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.32% 19.25% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 200 261
Average daily rate £380 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £159 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 64
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.55 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -33.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £39.70 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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
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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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 12 £170 - 5
Hertfordshire 0 5 £110 -63.33% 5
Norfolk +1 4 £175 +55.55% 1
Essex +3 1 - - 2
Suffolk - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 32 (78.05%) Microsoft
2 27 (65.85%) MS Office
3 24 (58.54%) Windows
4 21 (51.22%) ITIL
5 15 (36.59%) IBM Notes
5 15 (36.59%) Lotus
6 13 (31.71%) Symantec
7 12 (29.27%) McAfee
7 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (26.83%) MS Excel
9 10 (24.39%) Service Delivery
9 10 (24.39%) Incident Management
9 10 (24.39%) Citrix
9 10 (24.39%) Adobe
9 10 (24.39%) Cisco
10 9 (21.95%) Windows 7
10 9 (21.95%) Service Management
11 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
11 8 (19.51%) HP
11 8 (19.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (17.07%) SLA
12 7 (17.07%) SCCM
13 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (14.63%) Finance
13 6 (14.63%) VMware
13 6 (14.63%) OpenView
13 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (12.20%) Web Services
14 5 (12.20%) SQL
14 5 (12.20%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (36.59%) IBM Notes
2 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (65.85%) MS Office
2 11 (26.83%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) DNS
1 3 (7.32%) DHCP
1 3 (7.32%) ADSL
2 2 (4.88%) Firewall
2 2 (4.88%) VPN
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) LAN
3 1 (2.44%) VoIP
3 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Subversion
1 4 (9.76%) CruiseControl
1 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (58.54%) Analyst
2 18 (43.90%) Service Analyst
2 18 (43.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (36.59%) Support Analyst
4 11 (26.83%) 1st Line Support
5 10 (24.39%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 6 (14.63%) Desktop Support
7 4 (9.76%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Developer
8 3 (7.32%) IT Support
8 3 (7.32%) Software Manager
8 3 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
9 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Support Assistant
9 2 (4.88%) IT Support Assistant
9 2 (4.88%) IT Assistant
10 1 (2.44%) Service Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Web Services
1 5 (12.20%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) jQuery
2 4 (9.76%) Ajax
2 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
2 4 (9.76%) HTML
2 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
2 4 (9.76%) CSS
2 4 (9.76%) XHTML
2 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (9.76%) HTML5
2 4 (9.76%) CSS3
2 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (2.44%) XML
3 1 (2.44%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) iPad
3 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.44%) NHS
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (58.54%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Windows 7
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.44%) Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) ITIL
2 10 (24.39%) Service Delivery
2 10 (24.39%) Incident Management
3 9 (21.95%) Service Management
4 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.76%) OO
5 4 (9.76%) OOD
5 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.76%) BDD
6 3 (7.32%) Software Asset Management
6 3 (7.32%) Software Licensing
6 3 (7.32%) Time Management
6 3 (7.32%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.32%) MVC
6 3 (7.32%) TDD
7 2 (4.88%) Scrum
7 2 (4.88%) Multithreading
7 2 (4.88%) Web Development
7 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.88%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
1 5 (12.20%) C#
2 1 (2.44%) Java
2 1 (2.44%) VB
2 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
2 1 (2.44%) VBA
2 1 (2.44%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.76%) MCSE
3 3 (7.32%) Degree
3 3 (7.32%) MOS
4 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) OCP
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MCSA
5 1 (2.44%) MCDST
5 1 (2.44%) MCTS
5 1 (2.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (17.07%) SCCM
3 6 (14.63%) OpenView
4 1 (2.44%) SCOM
4 1 (2.44%) WSUS
4 1 (2.44%) OVSD
Vendors
1 32 (78.05%) Microsoft
2 15 (36.59%) Lotus
3 13 (31.71%) Symantec
4 12 (29.27%) McAfee
5 10 (24.39%) Citrix
5 10 (24.39%) Adobe
5 10 (24.39%) Cisco
6 8 (19.51%) HP
7 6 (14.63%) VMware
8 3 (7.32%) BMC
8 3 (7.32%) Apple
8 3 (7.32%) Google
8 3 (7.32%) Altiris
8 3 (7.32%) LANDesk
9 2 (4.88%) SonicWALL
9 2 (4.88%) Sophos
10 1 (2.44%) IBM
10 1 (2.44%) Oracle
10 1 (2.44%) Mitel
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