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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 45 - 53
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 11 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.31% - 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.34% - 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
Median daily rate £275 - £245
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £250 £230
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.67 £15.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+39.77% -1.58%
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
97 90 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 20.38% 14.40% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 50 57
Median daily rate £275 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £39.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -4.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.30 £21.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.25 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +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

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 27 July 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 - 7 £275 -
Chelmsford - 1 £300 -
Colchester - 1 - -
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 10 (90.91%) Cisco
1 10 (90.91%) CCNA
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (81.82%) CCA
2 9 (81.82%) Citrix Certification
2 9 (81.82%) MCSE
3 8 (72.73%) LAN
3 8 (72.73%) WLAN
3 8 (72.73%) WAN
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) Strategic Planning
4 7 (63.64%) Data Analysis
4 7 (63.64%) MS Office
4 7 (63.64%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (63.64%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (54.55%) NHS
5 6 (54.55%) Internet
5 6 (54.55%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (27.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (18.18%) Security Patching
7 2 (18.18%) Windows
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) Degree
7 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
7 2 (18.18%) System Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Firmware
7 2 (18.18%) Firewall
7 2 (18.18%) Management Information System

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 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MS Office
2 6 (54.55%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) LAN
1 8 (72.73%) WAN
1 8 (72.73%) WLAN
2 6 (54.55%) Internet
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) ICT Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Support
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (54.55%) NHS
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) Clustering
4 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Strategic Planning
2 7 (63.64%) Data Analysis
2 7 (63.64%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Security Patching
3 2 (18.18%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Change Control
4 1 (9.09%) Coaching
4 1 (9.09%) Database Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) CCNA
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (81.82%) CCA
2 9 (81.82%) Citrix Certification
2 9 (81.82%) MCSE
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) CCNP
4 1 (9.09%) HND
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Firmware
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Altiris