The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 92 95
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3  
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.27% 0.061% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.40% 0.33% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £438 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £278 £263
% change year-on-year -0.90% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £10.75 £11.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% -15.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -12.85% +34.61%  

MCP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 285 299 284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 19.03% 18.32% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 191 164
Median daily rate £400 £370 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £205 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 18
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £9.87 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing MCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in the East Midlands

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCP in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in the East Midlands

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCP in the East Midlands

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in the East Midlands

MCP
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £375 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £500 - 1
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for MCP.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) EMC
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) MCSA
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) Android
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (25.00%) Office 365

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (12.50%) ADSL
3 1 (12.50%) Broadband
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Server Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Support Technician
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
1 1 (12.50%) Ajax
1 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) MSMQ
1 1 (12.50%) Node.js
1 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
1 1 (12.50%) WCF
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) WPF
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Android
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCSA
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCDBA
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 1 (12.50%) Telerik