The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 30 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.83% 1.12% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 6.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £223 £250 £190
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +31.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+5.08% +9.25%
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 Suffolk region.

Qualifications Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
58 29 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 24.17% 16.29% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 13 28
Average daily rate £400 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £400 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £42.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +158.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Suffolk region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Suffolk region.

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 18 December 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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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
Ipswich - 2 - -
Newmarket - - - - 1
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Software Packaging
2 2 (50.00%) SonicWALL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) iPad
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Sophos
3 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) IT Support Assistant
1 2 (50.00%) IT Assistant
1 2 (50.00%) IT Support
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) Support Assistant
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) SonicWALL
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) Sophos