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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 106 105 109
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing MCP 19 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.75% 0.94% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.12% 5.21% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 6
Average daily rate
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£175 £191 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% +101.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £113 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £314 £115
UK excluding London average daily rate £276 £248 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.61% +23.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £12.21 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.28 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -10.00%
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
461 480 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.16% 18.12% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 231 235
Average daily rate £391 £375 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £187 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 35 63
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -34.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +4 10 £104 - 1
Norfolk -1 4 £175 +55.55%
Essex +11 3 £248 +106.25% 1
Suffolk 0 1 £245 - 2
Hertfordshire -3 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 37 (88.10%) Microsoft
2 30 (71.43%) MS Office
3 29 (69.05%) Windows
4 22 (52.38%) ITIL
5 16 (38.10%) IBM Notes
5 16 (38.10%) Lotus
6 14 (33.33%) Symantec
6 14 (33.33%) Adobe
6 14 (33.33%) Cisco
6 14 (33.33%) Citrix
6 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 14 (33.33%) Incident Management
7 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
8 12 (28.57%) McAfee
9 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
9 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
10 9 (21.43%) MCSE
10 9 (21.43%) SLA
11 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (19.05%) SCCM
11 8 (19.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (19.05%) Service Management
11 8 (19.05%) VMware
12 7 (16.67%) Finance
12 7 (16.67%) HP
12 7 (16.67%) SQL
13 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
13 6 (14.29%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 16 (38.10%) IBM Notes
2 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (71.43%) MS Office
2 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) VPN
2 3 (7.14%) ADSL
2 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.76%) DNS
3 2 (4.76%) DHCP
4 1 (2.38%) Firewall
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) VoIP
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.76%) Subversion
1 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.76%) CruiseControl
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Analyst
2 18 (42.86%) Service Analyst
2 18 (42.86%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (38.10%) Support Analyst
4 12 (28.57%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (26.19%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 8 (19.05%) Desktop Support
7 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
8 5 (11.90%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
10 3 (7.14%) Software Manager
10 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (7.14%) Applications Support
10 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (7.14%) IT Support
11 2 (4.76%) IT Support Assistant
11 2 (4.76%) IT Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
1 3 (7.14%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (4.76%) HTML5
2 2 (4.76%) CSS3
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.76%) CSS
2 2 (4.76%) HTML
2 2 (4.76%) XHTML
2 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.76%) jQuery
2 2 (4.76%) Ajax
3 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) iPad
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.14%) iPhone
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (69.05%) Windows
2 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
3 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
5 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.14%) Linux
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) ITIL
2 14 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 14 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 8 (19.05%) Service Management
4 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 3 (7.14%) Time Management
4 3 (7.14%) Change Management
4 3 (7.14%) CAD
4 3 (7.14%) Project Management
4 3 (7.14%) Software Asset Management
4 3 (7.14%) Software Licensing
5 2 (4.76%) Coaching
5 2 (4.76%) BDD
5 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.76%) OOD
5 2 (4.76%) OO
5 2 (4.76%) CRM
5 2 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) VB6
3 1 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) VB
3 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (21.43%) MCSE
3 6 (14.29%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) MOS
4 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (7.14%) MCSD
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (2.38%) MCTS
5 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) OCP
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) Terminal Server
2 3 (7.14%) XenApp
2 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) SCCM
1 8 (19.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (11.90%) OpenView
Vendors
1 37 (88.10%) Microsoft
2 16 (38.10%) Lotus
3 14 (33.33%) Symantec
3 14 (33.33%) Adobe
3 14 (33.33%) Cisco
3 14 (33.33%) Citrix
4 12 (28.57%) McAfee
5 8 (19.05%) VMware
6 7 (16.67%) HP
7 6 (14.29%) Google
8 5 (11.90%) Sophos
9 3 (7.14%) Altiris
9 3 (7.14%) LANDesk
9 3 (7.14%) Wyse
9 3 (7.14%) Remedy
9 3 (7.14%) BMC
9 3 (7.14%) Mapinfo
9 3 (7.14%) MobileIron
10 2 (4.76%) Apple
10 2 (4.76%) SonicWALL
Ipswich, Suffolk
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 20 days ago
Essex
Explore Group
Posted: 22 days ago