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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 104 134 125
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -9
Contract jobs citing MCP 25 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.97% 0.58% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.36% 3.18% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 10
Median daily rate £250 £175 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £355 £357
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £248 £230
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £12.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £17.95 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £15.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+41.93% -1.58%
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
466 566 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.15% 18.09% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 313 285
Median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 70 33
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.53 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.14% +0.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Essex - 11 £275 - 1
Hertfordshire +19 7 £230 - 3
Norfolk +3 6 £153 -12.85%
Cambridgeshire +14 1 - - 2
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 22 (68.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (65.63%) Microsoft
3 19 (59.38%) Windows
4 17 (53.13%) MCSE
5 16 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (43.75%) MS Office
7 12 (37.50%) ITIL
7 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
8 11 (34.38%) CCNA
8 11 (34.38%) Cisco
8 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (28.13%) Data Analysis
9 9 (28.13%) CCA
9 9 (28.13%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (28.13%) Internet
9 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
10 8 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
10 8 (25.00%) LAN
10 8 (25.00%) WLAN
10 8 (25.00%) WAN
11 7 (21.88%) Finance
11 7 (21.88%) SLA
11 7 (21.88%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (18.75%) Degree
12 6 (18.75%) SCCM
12 6 (18.75%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (18.75%) A+ Certification
12 6 (18.75%) NHS
12 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
13 5 (15.63%) VMware

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 3 (9.38%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (43.75%) MS Office
2 6 (18.75%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
4 1 (3.13%) PTC Creo
4 1 (3.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) Internet
2 8 (25.00%) LAN
2 8 (25.00%) WAN
2 8 (25.00%) WLAN
3 2 (6.25%) Firewall
3 2 (6.25%) Kerberos
3 2 (6.25%) SSL
3 2 (6.25%) Wireless
3 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.13%) NAS
4 1 (3.13%) VLAN
4 1 (3.13%) VoIP
4 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) MS Access
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) CruiseControl
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Local Government
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Billing
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
1 9 (28.13%) Desktop Support
1 9 (28.13%) Support Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Rollout Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.13%) Ajax
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (3.13%) Classic ASP
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
2 1 (3.13%) CSS3
2 1 (3.13%) HTML5
2 1 (3.13%) jQuery
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.75%) NHS
3 4 (12.50%) CMDB
4 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
5 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
6 1 (3.13%) Biometrics
6 1 (3.13%) Clustering
6 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
6 1 (3.13%) EPoS
6 1 (3.13%) PDA
6 1 (3.13%) Statistics
6 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.13%) Android
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) ITIL
2 9 (28.13%) Data Analysis
3 8 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
4 7 (21.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
6 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
6 5 (15.63%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.25%) Security Patching
7 2 (6.25%) System Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Time Management
8 1 (3.13%) Database Tuning
8 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
8 1 (3.13%) Line Management
8 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.13%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C
1 2 (6.25%) C++
1 2 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (68.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (53.13%) MCSE
3 11 (34.38%) CCNA
3 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (28.13%) CCA
4 9 (28.13%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (18.75%) A+ Certification
5 6 (18.75%) Degree
6 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
7 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
8 2 (6.25%) CCNP
8 2 (6.25%) MCSA
8 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (3.13%) HND
9 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) SLA
2 3 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Firmware
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) WSUS
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 11 (34.38%) Cisco
3 5 (15.63%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) Apple
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) Cognos
4 2 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) IBM
4 2 (6.25%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.13%) Adobe
5 1 (3.13%) Altiris
5 1 (3.13%) Avaya
5 1 (3.13%) Intel Security
5 1 (3.13%) Lotus
5 1 (3.13%) Sage
5 1 (3.13%) Symantec
5 1 (3.13%) Toshiba
5 1 (3.13%) Veeam
5 1 (3.13%) Wyse