The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the East of England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 124 83 103
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +20
Contract jobs citing MCP 21 35 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.69% 1.46% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.80% 7.32% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 24
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£170 £178 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% -43.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £90 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £275 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £285
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.19 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.40 £15.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
553 478 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.24% 19.97% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 206 270
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 85
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -48.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £10.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.63 £37.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCP
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -3 8 £118 - 6
Hertfordshire -7 4 £170 -15.00%
Bedfordshire -25 4 £185 -32.72% 4
Essex -15 3 £245 +172.22% 2
Suffolk -17 2 - -
Norfolk - - - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (71.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (51.11%) ITIL
3 23 (51.11%) Windows
4 21 (46.67%) MCSE
5 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
6 18 (40.00%) MS Office
7 15 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 14 (31.11%) McAfee
9 11 (24.44%) A+ Certification
10 10 (22.22%) SLA
10 10 (22.22%) Cisco
10 10 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
11 9 (20.00%) HP
11 9 (20.00%) Symantec
12 8 (17.78%) Service Delivery
12 8 (17.78%) OpenView
12 8 (17.78%) MCSA
12 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (17.78%) OVSD
12 8 (17.78%) Incident Management
12 8 (17.78%) MCDST
13 7 (15.56%) VMware
13 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
13 7 (15.56%) Citrix
13 7 (15.56%) MS Exchange
13 7 (15.56%) Blackberry
13 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (13.33%) Lotus
14 6 (13.33%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.33%) IBM Notes
2 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (40.00%) MS Office
2 15 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 10 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.22%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Firewall
2 3 (6.67%) VPN
2 3 (6.67%) DNS
3 2 (4.44%) SAN
3 2 (4.44%) VoIP
3 2 (4.44%) DHCP
3 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.22%) X.500
4 1 (2.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Analyst
2 16 (35.56%) Service Analyst
2 16 (35.56%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (31.11%) Support Engineer
4 9 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
4 9 (20.00%) Help Desk Engineer
4 9 (20.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (11.11%) Service Desk Technician
7 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Development Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Build Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Junior Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (51.11%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.67%) Linux
7 2 (4.44%) UNIX
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) ITIL
2 8 (17.78%) Service Delivery
2 8 (17.78%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.44%) Change Control
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.22%) CRM
4 1 (2.22%) Migration
4 1 (2.22%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (2.22%) TOGAF
4 1 (2.22%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.22%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (71.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (46.67%) MCSE
3 11 (24.44%) A+ Certification
4 8 (17.78%) MCDST
4 8 (17.78%) MCSA
5 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
6 5 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (8.89%) VCP5
7 4 (8.89%) MCITP
8 3 (6.67%) CCNA
8 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (6.67%) MOS
9 2 (4.44%) MCTS
10 1 (2.22%) Degree
10 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) SLA
2 5 (11.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.89%) vSphere
3 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) OpenView
1 8 (17.78%) OVSD
2 5 (11.11%) SCCM
3 2 (4.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (4.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.11%) McAfee
3 10 (22.22%) Cisco
4 9 (20.00%) Symantec
4 9 (20.00%) HP
5 7 (15.56%) Citrix
5 7 (15.56%) VMware
6 6 (13.33%) Lotus
6 6 (13.33%) Adobe
7 5 (11.11%) Mitel
8 2 (4.44%) Remedy
8 2 (4.44%) EMC
8 2 (4.44%) Intel
8 2 (4.44%) Apple
8 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.44%) Nokia
9 1 (2.22%) Google
9 1 (2.22%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.22%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (2.22%) Veeam
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