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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 108 105 100
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing MCP 24 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.85% 0.90% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.83% 4.68% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 14
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£155 £125 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £113 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £404 £117
UK excluding London average daily rate £223 £250 £190
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +31.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 10
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% +9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £15.99 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+5.08% +9.25%
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
497 470 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.54% 19.30% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 225 289
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 40 72
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.55 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -27.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £42.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Hertfordshire +9 9 £110 - 2
Cambridgeshire -2 9 £170 - 4
Norfolk +7 3 £140 -30.00% 1
Suffolk +2 2 - - 1
Essex -13 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - - 3
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 32 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 26 (56.52%) Windows
3 24 (52.17%) MS Office
4 22 (47.83%) ITIL
5 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
7 12 (26.09%) Lotus
7 12 (26.09%) Symantec
7 12 (26.09%) IBM Notes
8 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
9 10 (21.74%) McAfee
10 9 (19.57%) HP
10 9 (19.57%) Service Management
10 9 (19.57%) VMware
10 9 (19.57%) Windows 7
11 8 (17.39%) Incident Management
11 8 (17.39%) Service Delivery
11 8 (17.39%) Citrix
11 8 (17.39%) SLA
11 8 (17.39%) Cisco
11 8 (17.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (15.22%) OpenView
12 7 (15.22%) Adobe
12 7 (15.22%) SCCM
13 6 (13.04%) Blackberry
13 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
13 6 (13.04%) MCSE
13 6 (13.04%) Firewall
13 6 (13.04%) Finance
14 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 12 (26.09%) IBM Notes
2 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 24 (52.17%) MS Office
2 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Firewall
2 4 (8.70%) DNS
3 3 (6.52%) ADSL
3 3 (6.52%) DHCP
3 3 (6.52%) VPN
4 2 (4.35%) VoIP
5 1 (2.17%) LDAP
5 1 (2.17%) WAN
5 1 (2.17%) LAN
5 1 (2.17%) X.500
5 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
1 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
1 4 (8.70%) CruiseControl
1 4 (8.70%) Subversion
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Analyst
2 18 (39.13%) Service Analyst
2 18 (39.13%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (19.57%) Support Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (15.22%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Desktop Support
6 5 (10.87%) Service Desk Technician
7 4 (8.70%) Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Software Manager
9 2 (4.35%) IT Support Assistant
9 2 (4.35%) IT Assistant
9 2 (4.35%) IT Support
9 2 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Support Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) Web Services
1 5 (10.87%) .NET
2 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 4 (8.70%) HTML5
2 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (8.70%) CSS3
2 4 (8.70%) jQuery
2 4 (8.70%) HTML
2 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET
2 4 (8.70%) CSS
2 4 (8.70%) XHTML
2 4 (8.70%) .NET Framework
2 4 (8.70%) Ajax
3 2 (4.35%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.17%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Blackberry
2 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) iPad
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (56.52%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Windows 7
3 5 (10.87%) Windows XP
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.17%) UNIX
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) Service Management
3 8 (17.39%) Incident Management
3 8 (17.39%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.70%) BDD
5 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.70%) OOD
5 4 (8.70%) OO
6 3 (6.52%) MVC
6 3 (6.52%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.52%) TDD
6 3 (6.52%) Time Management
6 3 (6.52%) Software Asset Management
6 3 (6.52%) Software Licensing
7 2 (4.35%) Coaching
7 2 (4.35%) Multithreading
7 2 (4.35%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.35%) Scrum
7 2 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) C#
2 3 (6.52%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) VB6
3 1 (2.17%) VBScript
3 1 (2.17%) VB
3 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.17%) VBA
3 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (13.04%) MCSE
3 5 (10.87%) MOS
4 4 (8.70%) MCSA
5 3 (6.52%) MCTS
5 3 (6.52%) Degree
5 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) A+ Certification
6 2 (4.35%) MCDST
7 1 (2.17%) MCITP
7 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.17%) OCP
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.17%) CCNA
7 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) SLA
2 5 (10.87%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (15.22%) OpenView
2 7 (15.22%) SCCM
3 2 (4.35%) OVSD
4 1 (2.17%) WSUS
4 1 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.17%) SCOM
4 1 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 32 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.09%) Lotus
2 12 (26.09%) Symantec
3 10 (21.74%) McAfee
4 9 (19.57%) HP
4 9 (19.57%) VMware
5 8 (17.39%) Citrix
5 8 (17.39%) Cisco
6 7 (15.22%) Adobe
7 5 (10.87%) Mitel
8 4 (8.70%) Apple
8 4 (8.70%) Google
9 3 (6.52%) Altiris
9 3 (6.52%) BMC
9 3 (6.52%) LANDesk
10 2 (4.35%) SonicWALL
10 2 (4.35%) Sophos
11 1 (2.17%) Oracle
11 1 (2.17%) Remedy
11 1 (2.17%) Nokia
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