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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 56 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.24% - 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% - 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £220
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.75 £14.28
% change year-on-year
-7.46% +17.31%

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
118 92 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.71% 17.29% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 44 47
Median daily rate £350 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £843 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 9
Median hourly rate £33.75 £46.00 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.63% +30.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £32.00 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.95 £47.50 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 7 (87.50%) MCSE
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) CCNA
2 6 (75.00%) CCA
2 6 (75.00%) Citrix Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) NDS
4 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (50.00%) Novell
4 4 (50.00%) Migration
4 4 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
5 3 (37.50%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
5 3 (37.50%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (37.50%) NHS
5 3 (37.50%) Internet
5 3 (37.50%) WLAN
5 3 (37.50%) MS Office
6 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (25.00%) System Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Coaching
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
7 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
7 1 (12.50%) Banking

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 (12.50%) GroupWise
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Internet
2 3 (37.50%) WLAN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Data Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Data Migration Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Migration Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Migration Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Data Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) MCSE
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) CCA
2 6 (75.00%) CCNA
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) NDS
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Novell