Period
to 11 December 2018

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 6 months to 11 December 2018 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
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 140 137
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing MCP 9 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.33% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 1.49% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 0
East Midlands median daily rate £200 £150 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% - -
England median daily rate £200 £275 £290
% change year-on-year -27.27% -5.17% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
East Midlands median hourly rate - £13.00 £12.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.91% -15.34%
England median hourly rate £15.85 £14.20 £16.53
% change year-on-year +11.62% -14.10% +0.18%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 528 670 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.63% 20.93% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 458 398
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £380 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -0.98% +2.33%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £213
90th Percentile £538 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 43 27
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -1.96% +5.24%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 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 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -7 9 £200 +33.33% 3
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for MCP.

1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) CCNA
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Unified Communications
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Automotive
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (33.33%) MCITP
4 3 (33.33%) SCCM
4 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (33.33%) MCSE
4 3 (33.33%) MCSA
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 2 (22.22%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Unified Communications
General
1 4 (44.44%) Automotive
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Deployment Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Data Loss Prevention
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) CCNA
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (33.33%) MCITP
2 3 (33.33%) MCSA
2 3 (33.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) VMware