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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 126 124 102
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Contract jobs citing MCP 19 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.64% 0.68% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.52% 4.07% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 13
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£175 £170 £147
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +16.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £250 £280
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -
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
540 491 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.07% 16.63% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 262 197
Average daily rate £363 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £170 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 30 46
Average hourly rate £20.94 £30.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.21% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.10 £43.25 £41.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 1 July 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
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 1 July 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 1 July 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 0 10 - - 6
Hertfordshire -12 5 - - 3
Norfolk - 2 £175 -
Suffolk +13 1 £400 -
Essex -14 1 - - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 28 (77.78%) Windows
3 23 (63.89%) MS Office
4 20 (55.56%) ITIL
5 18 (50.00%) Cisco
5 18 (50.00%) Citrix
5 18 (50.00%) Incident Management
6 17 (47.22%) Service Delivery
6 17 (47.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (47.22%) Symantec
6 17 (47.22%) Adobe
7 14 (38.89%) IBM Notes
7 14 (38.89%) McAfee
7 14 (38.89%) Lotus
8 13 (36.11%) MCSE
9 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
10 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
11 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 5 (13.89%) A+ Certification
12 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (13.89%) SCCM
12 5 (13.89%) VMware
13 4 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
13 4 (11.11%) Remedy
13 4 (11.11%) CRM
13 4 (11.11%) VPN
13 4 (11.11%) SLA
13 4 (11.11%) MCSD

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 14 (38.89%) IBM Notes
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.56%) Documentum
Applications
1 23 (63.89%) MS Office
2 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) VPN
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) WebEx
3 1 (2.78%) LAN
3 1 (2.78%) VoIP
3 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) MSI
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Analyst
2 21 (58.33%) Support Analyst
3 14 (38.89%) 1st Line Support
3 14 (38.89%) Service Analyst
3 14 (38.89%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (38.89%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 9 (25.00%) Desktop Support
5 6 (16.67%) Support Engineer
6 5 (13.89%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 5 (13.89%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (8.33%) Applications Support
8 3 (8.33%) Help Desk Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
1 3 (8.33%) XML
1 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.56%) ADO
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 3 (8.33%) iPhone
1 3 (8.33%) iPad
2 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.56%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) CMDB
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.11%) Linux
5 3 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) ITIL
2 18 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 17 (47.22%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.11%) CRM
5 3 (8.33%) CAD
5 3 (8.33%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) Change Management
5 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.56%) Business Process Improvement
6 2 (5.56%) Process Improvement
6 2 (5.56%) SDLC
6 2 (5.56%) Document Management
6 2 (5.56%) OOD
6 2 (5.56%) OO
6 2 (5.56%) Process Management
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Service Management
7 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.78%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) C#
2 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (36.11%) MCSE
3 5 (13.89%) A+ Certification
4 4 (11.11%) MCSD
5 3 (8.33%) Degree
5 3 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (8.33%) CCNA
5 3 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.56%) MCDST
7 1 (2.78%) MCTS
7 1 (2.78%) MOS
7 1 (2.78%) MCSA
7 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) Terminal Server
2 3 (8.33%) XenApp
2 3 (8.33%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 32 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 18 (50.00%) Citrix
2 18 (50.00%) Cisco
3 17 (47.22%) Adobe
3 17 (47.22%) Symantec
4 14 (38.89%) McAfee
4 14 (38.89%) Lotus
5 5 (13.89%) VMware
6 4 (11.11%) Remedy
7 3 (8.33%) Google
7 3 (8.33%) MobileIron
7 3 (8.33%) Sophos
7 3 (8.33%) Wyse
7 3 (8.33%) Mapinfo
8 2 (5.56%) EMC
8 2 (5.56%) Kofax
9 1 (2.78%) Nokia
9 1 (2.78%) Apple
9 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
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