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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 126 88 107
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +19
Contract jobs citing MCP 21 39 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.68% 1.64% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.83% 8.13% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 23
Average daily rate
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£260 £155 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.74% -51.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £114 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £275 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £227 £253
% change year-on-year
+21.04% -10.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 0
Average hourly rate £16.30 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £13.34
% change year-on-year
+8.06% +16.23%
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
549 480 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.87% 20.23% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 216 268
Average daily rate £360 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 73
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -54.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £9.98 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +9 8 £115 - 5
Hertfordshire -26 5 £170 +27.57% 2
Norfolk -7 4 £453 +262.00% 2
Suffolk +2 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire -20 1 £350 +27.27%
Essex -22 1 - - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 26 (65.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (57.50%) Windows
3 21 (52.50%) ITIL
4 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
5 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (30.00%) MCSE
7 11 (27.50%) McAfee
8 10 (25.00%) MS Office
9 9 (22.50%) SLA
9 9 (22.50%) HP
10 8 (20.00%) OpenView
10 8 (20.00%) Blackberry
10 8 (20.00%) MCSA
10 8 (20.00%) OVSD
10 8 (20.00%) VMware
10 8 (20.00%) MCDST
10 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
11 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
11 7 (17.50%) Firewall
11 7 (17.50%) Cisco
11 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
11 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (15.00%) Symantec
12 6 (15.00%) ISO 9001
12 6 (15.00%) SCCM
12 6 (15.00%) MOS
12 6 (15.00%) Mitel
13 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.50%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) MS Office
2 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.50%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Firewall
2 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 3 (7.50%) ADSL
3 3 (7.50%) DHCP
3 3 (7.50%) VPN
4 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.00%) VoIP
4 2 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.50%) X.500
5 1 (2.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.50%) CruiseControl
1 3 (7.50%) Subversion
1 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
1 3 (7.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Analyst
2 15 (37.50%) Service Analyst
2 15 (37.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Support Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Service Desk Technician
5 3 (7.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.50%) Developer
5 3 (7.50%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Development Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Desktop Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (7.50%) HTML5
2 3 (7.50%) CSS3
2 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 3 (7.50%) Ajax
2 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
2 3 (7.50%) jQuery
2 3 (7.50%) XHTML
2 3 (7.50%) HTML
2 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.50%) CSS
2 3 (7.50%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (57.50%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.00%) Linux
6 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.00%) UNIX
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.50%) BDD
4 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.50%) OOD
4 3 (7.50%) OO
5 2 (5.00%) Web Development
5 2 (5.00%) Multithreading
5 2 (5.00%) MVC
5 2 (5.00%) TDD
5 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.00%) Change Control
6 1 (2.50%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.50%) ITSM
6 1 (2.50%) Service Management
6 1 (2.50%) Scrum
6 1 (2.50%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (2.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) C#
2 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (65.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (30.00%) MCSE
3 8 (20.00%) MCSA
3 8 (20.00%) MCDST
4 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
5 6 (15.00%) MOS
6 5 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (10.00%) VCP5
8 3 (7.50%) MCITP
8 3 (7.50%) A+ Certification
8 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (7.50%) CCNA
9 2 (5.00%) MCTS
10 1 (2.50%) Degree
10 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) SLA
2 6 (15.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.00%) vSphere
4 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) OpenView
1 8 (20.00%) OVSD
2 6 (15.00%) SCCM
3 2 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.50%) WSUS
4 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) McAfee
3 9 (22.50%) HP
4 8 (20.00%) VMware
5 7 (17.50%) Cisco
6 6 (15.00%) Symantec
6 6 (15.00%) Mitel
7 4 (10.00%) Citrix
7 4 (10.00%) Google
8 3 (7.50%) Lotus
8 3 (7.50%) Apple
8 3 (7.50%) Adobe
9 2 (5.00%) Remedy
9 2 (5.00%) EMC
9 2 (5.00%) Intel
9 2 (5.00%) Nokia
9 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.50%) Veeam