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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 49 62 50
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.84% 0.15% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% 0.97% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £250 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.67 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+31.30% +10.00%
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
80 103 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.70% 15.92% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 58 61
Median daily rate £265 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.75% +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 5
Median hourly rate £34.70 £21.50 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.39% -43.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.50 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +12.50%

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

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Basildon - 2 £250 -
Colchester - 1 - -
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for MCP.

1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) NHS
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCA
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WLAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) ICT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCA
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) HND
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Altiris
3 1 (25.00%) VMware