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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 108 122 134
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +12
Contract jobs citing MCP 28 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.13% 0.53% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.41% 2.95% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 5 3
Median daily rate £248 £160 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.68% -54.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £124 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £297 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 13
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £16.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £14.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+26.08% -13.43%
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
518 509 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.93% 17.88% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 238 258
Median daily rate £325 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 56 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.00 £13.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 September 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 September 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 +15 13 £300 -8.39% 2
Hertfordshire +7 6 £230 +43.75%
Norfolk +6 6 £170 -
Suffolk +4 3 £200 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 31 (65.96%) Microsoft
1 31 (65.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (57.45%) MCSE
3 26 (55.32%) Windows
4 21 (44.68%) ITIL
5 20 (42.55%) Cisco
5 20 (42.55%) CCNA
5 20 (42.55%) Active Directory
5 20 (42.55%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (42.55%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (38.30%) CCA
6 18 (38.30%) Citrix Certification
6 18 (38.30%) MS Office
7 14 (29.79%) Data Analysis
8 13 (27.66%) Internet
8 13 (27.66%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (25.53%) A+ Certification
9 12 (25.53%) SLA
10 11 (23.40%) LAN
10 11 (23.40%) WLAN
10 11 (23.40%) WAN
10 11 (23.40%) Strategic Planning
10 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
10 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
10 11 (23.40%) ITIL V3
11 10 (21.28%) Spreadsheet
11 10 (21.28%) NHS
12 9 (19.15%) Degree
12 9 (19.15%) WSUS
13 8 (17.02%) SCCM

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 (6.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) GroupWise
2 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (38.30%) MS Office
2 10 (21.28%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.13%) PTC Creo
4 1 (2.13%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) OneDrive
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.66%) Internet
2 11 (23.40%) LAN
2 11 (23.40%) WAN
2 11 (23.40%) WLAN
3 2 (4.26%) Firewall
3 2 (4.26%) Kerberos
3 2 (4.26%) SSL
3 2 (4.26%) Wireless
3 2 (4.26%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.13%) VLAN
4 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.26%) MySQL
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Local Government
3 4 (8.51%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Billing
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Desktop Support
2 14 (29.79%) Analyst
3 12 (25.53%) Support Analyst
4 11 (23.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (21.28%) Support Engineer
6 7 (14.89%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (12.77%) Desktop Analyst
7 6 (12.77%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 6 (12.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (10.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (8.51%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
9 4 (8.51%) Rollout Engineer
9 4 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (8.51%) Service Desk Support
10 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Support
10 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 3 (6.38%) Senior Desktop Analyst
10 3 (6.38%) Senior Desktop Support
10 3 (6.38%) Senior Support Analyst
10 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (42.55%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (21.28%) NHS
3 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
4 6 (12.77%) CMDB
5 4 (8.51%) Statistics
5 4 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.26%) Fat Client
6 2 (4.26%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.13%) Biometrics
7 1 (2.13%) Clustering
7 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.13%) EPoS
7 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.13%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 26 (55.32%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
2 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) ITIL
2 14 (29.79%) Data Analysis
3 13 (27.66%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (23.40%) ITIL V3
4 11 (23.40%) Strategic Planning
5 8 (17.02%) Service Delivery
6 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
6 6 (12.77%) System Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Line Management
7 5 (10.64%) Service Management
8 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.51%) Migration
8 4 (8.51%) Problem Management
9 3 (6.38%) Coaching
9 3 (6.38%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.38%) Virtual Environments
10 2 (4.26%) Security Patching
10 2 (4.26%) Time Management
11 1 (2.13%) Change Control
11 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) C
1 2 (4.26%) C++
1 2 (4.26%) Java
2 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (65.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (57.45%) MCSE
3 20 (42.55%) CCNA
3 20 (42.55%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (38.30%) CCA
4 18 (38.30%) Citrix Certification
5 12 (25.53%) A+ Certification
6 9 (19.15%) Degree
7 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
8 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
9 2 (4.26%) CCNP
9 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
10 1 (2.13%) HND
10 1 (2.13%) MCSA
10 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.53%) SLA
2 3 (6.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (42.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) NDS
3 2 (4.26%) Firmware
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) WSUS
2 8 (17.02%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) SCOM
3 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (65.96%) Microsoft
2 20 (42.55%) Cisco
3 4 (8.51%) Novell
3 4 (8.51%) VMware
4 2 (4.26%) Citrix
4 2 (4.26%) Cognos
4 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 2 (4.26%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.13%) Adobe
5 1 (2.13%) Altiris
5 1 (2.13%) Apple
5 1 (2.13%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.13%) Lotus
5 1 (2.13%) Symantec
5 1 (2.13%) Wyse