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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 42 57 51
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Contract jobs citing MCP 10 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.25% 0.16% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.17% 1.22% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Median daily rate £275 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £235 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £14.50 £17.07
% change year-on-year
+62.06% -15.05%
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
109 82 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.49% 12.83% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 41 48
Median daily rate £275 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £353
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 4
Median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £33.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +26.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £13.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.45 £50.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +14.18%

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 29 August 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 -
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) ICT Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Systems 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