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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 96 122 115
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -7
Contract jobs citing MCP 25 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.11% 0.42% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.02% 2.18% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 10
Median daily rate £238 £289 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% +86.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £363 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £315 £223
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +41.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Median hourly rate £10.00 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.93%
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
415 504 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.40% 19.33% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 236 290
Median daily rate £325 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £201 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £524 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 76 46
Median hourly rate £34.00 £32.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +80.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.32 £10.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.77 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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
Norfolk +13 6 £170 -
Suffolk +6 6 £238 -
Essex +6 6 £325 -0.76%
Hertfordshire -1 3 £135 -34.14% 2
Bedfordshire +4 2 £375 +3.44%
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £125 -10.71% 2
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 30 (68.18%) Microsoft
1 30 (68.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (63.64%) MCSE
3 23 (52.27%) Citrix Certification
4 22 (50.00%) Cisco
5 21 (47.73%) CCA
5 21 (47.73%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (47.73%) CCNA
6 19 (43.18%) Windows
7 18 (40.91%) Active Directory
8 17 (38.64%) MS Office
9 16 (36.36%) Data Analysis
9 16 (36.36%) Performance Monitoring
10 15 (34.09%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (34.09%) ITIL
10 15 (34.09%) LAN
10 15 (34.09%) WAN
10 15 (34.09%) Internet
11 14 (31.82%) WLAN
11 14 (31.82%) Strategic Planning
12 12 (27.27%) NHS
12 12 (27.27%) Spreadsheet
13 9 (20.45%) System Testing
13 9 (20.45%) Windows Server
14 8 (18.18%) Windows 7
14 8 (18.18%) SCCM
14 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
15 7 (15.91%) SLA
15 7 (15.91%) Degree
15 7 (15.91%) Problem Management

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 2 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.27%) GroupWise
2 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 17 (38.64%) MS Office
2 12 (27.27%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) PTC Creo
3 1 (2.27%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) OneDrive
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.09%) Internet
1 15 (34.09%) LAN
1 15 (34.09%) WAN
2 14 (31.82%) WLAN
3 5 (11.36%) Firewall
3 5 (11.36%) Wireless
4 2 (4.55%) Kerberos
4 2 (4.55%) NetScaler
4 2 (4.55%) SSL
4 2 (4.55%) VLAN
4 2 (4.55%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
1 4 (9.09%) Local Government
2 3 (6.82%) Legal
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (22.73%) Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Desktop Support
4 7 (15.91%) Support Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Designer
7 4 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Designer
7 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (4.55%) Administrator
9 2 (4.55%) Data Manager
9 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Migration Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Service Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.09%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (27.27%) NHS
3 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.09%) Statistics
4 4 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.55%) CMDB
5 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.27%) iPad
6 1 (2.27%) iPhone
6 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) Windows Server
3 8 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Data Analysis
1 16 (36.36%) Performance Monitoring
2 15 (34.09%) ITIL
3 14 (31.82%) Strategic Planning
4 9 (20.45%) System Testing
5 7 (15.91%) Problem Management
6 6 (13.64%) Coaching
6 6 (13.64%) ITIL V3
7 5 (11.36%) Security Patching
8 4 (9.09%) Line Management
8 4 (9.09%) Migration
8 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 4 (9.09%) Service Management
9 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.82%) Virtual Environments
10 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
10 2 (4.55%) Time Management
11 1 (2.27%) Business Development
11 1 (2.27%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) C
1 2 (4.55%) C++
1 2 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (68.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (63.64%) MCSE
3 23 (52.27%) Citrix Certification
4 21 (47.73%) CCA
4 21 (47.73%) CCNA
4 21 (47.73%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (15.91%) Degree
6 6 (13.64%) A+ Certification
6 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.55%) CCEA
7 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) SLA
2 3 (6.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) Firmware
3 4 (9.09%) NDS
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.55%) XenApp
5 1 (2.27%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) SCCM
2 5 (11.36%) WSUS
3 1 (2.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (2.27%) DameWare
3 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 22 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (13.64%) VMware
4 4 (9.09%) Novell
5 3 (6.82%) Citrix
6 2 (4.55%) AppSense
6 2 (4.55%) Cognos
6 2 (4.55%) IBM
6 2 (4.55%) Remedy
6 2 (4.55%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.27%) Adobe
7 1 (2.27%) Google
7 1 (2.27%) Kaspersky
7 1 (2.27%) MobileIron