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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank - 50 57
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.68% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.78% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate - £248 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +106.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £263 £239
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +9.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +10.71%
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
87 108 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.51% 24.43% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 53 50
Average daily rate £375 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £245 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £423 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 7
Average hourly rate £46.00 £47.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% +34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £28.25 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £49.54 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Publishing
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) WSUS
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (50.00%) SMS
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SMS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Build Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Build Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Service Improvement Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft