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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 56 58 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -24
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.33% 0.62% 3.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 3.06% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£328 £400 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% +344.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.79 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-13.61% -1.26%
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
78 98 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.96% 20.21% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 53
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 11
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.73 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.01% +140.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.36 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.25 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

MCP
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (33.33%) SMS
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SMS
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Support
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Build Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Build Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Service Improvement Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix