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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 49 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.61% 3.46% 2.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.97% 12.31% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+344.44% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £8.48 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.79 £16.20 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +17.81%
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
101 130 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 20.57% 28.14% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 56 47
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £140 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £515 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 16
Average hourly rate £24.99 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £9.23 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £41.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - - 1
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) ITIL
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) HP
3 6 (75.00%) OpenView
3 6 (75.00%) McAfee
3 6 (75.00%) SLA
3 6 (75.00%) OVSD
3 6 (75.00%) MCDST
4 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (37.50%) SCCM
6 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 2 (25.00%) MCSE
7 2 (25.00%) Windows
7 2 (25.00%) Cisco
7 2 (25.00%) DNS
7 2 (25.00%) CCNA
7 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (25.00%) DHCP
7 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (25.00%) SAN
7 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
8 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Service Desk Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) MCDST
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) MCSE
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (12.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) OpenView
1 6 (75.00%) OVSD
2 3 (37.50%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) HP
2 6 (75.00%) McAfee
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft