The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank - 54 56
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.57% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.00% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £248 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +83.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.09% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £13.53 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+57.67% -1.61%
MCP
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
57 100 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.32% 18.90% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 50 79
Median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 10
Median hourly rate £40.50 £32.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.77 £21.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £37.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Essex region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Essex

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Essex region.

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Essex