The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / East of England
Rank 116 121 112
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9  
Contract jobs citing MCP 11 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.51% 0.20% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.31% 1.03% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Median daily rate £288 £185 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.40% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £185 £247
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £263
% change year-on-year - +4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.71 £13.00
% change year-on-year -10.24% +28.55%  

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 of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 477 485 469
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 21.98% 19.74% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 258 224
Median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 56
Median hourly rate £37.25 £46.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.02% +104.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.93 £60.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 of England

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in the East of England

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCP in the East of England

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in the East of England

MCP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 25 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
Norfolk +2 4 £263 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire +4 2 £350 +89.18% 3
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 of England region with a requirement for MCP.

1 20 (62.50%) MCSE
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (53.13%) Windows
3 12 (37.50%) ITIL
3 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 11 (34.38%) Cisco
5 10 (31.25%) Citrix Certification
5 10 (31.25%) LAN
5 10 (31.25%) WAN
6 9 (28.13%) CCNA
6 9 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (25.00%) CCA
7 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 6 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 6 (18.75%) Internet
8 6 (18.75%) SLA
8 6 (18.75%) WLAN
8 6 (18.75%) MS Office
8 6 (18.75%) Finance
8 6 (18.75%) Data Analysis
8 6 (18.75%) Strategic Planning
8 6 (18.75%) SCCM
9 5 (15.63%) System Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Problem Management
9 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
9 5 (15.63%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (15.63%) Management Information System

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.13%) GroupWise
1 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Office
2 5 (15.63%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (9.38%) MS Project
4 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
5 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.13%) Office 365
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) LAN
1 10 (31.25%) WAN
2 6 (18.75%) Internet
2 6 (18.75%) WLAN
3 3 (9.38%) Firewall
3 3 (9.38%) Wireless
4 2 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.25%) VLAN
5 1 (3.13%) DNS
5 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Power BI
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Legal
2 2 (6.25%) Local Government
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Support Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Desktop Support
4 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) IT Support
4 4 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Coordinator
5 3 (9.38%) Designer
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.50%) NHS
4 3 (9.38%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.13%) CMDB
6 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
6 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
6 1 (3.13%) iPad
6 1 (3.13%) iPhone
6 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.13%) Linux
7 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Data Analysis
2 6 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (18.75%) Strategic Planning
3 5 (15.63%) ITIL V3
3 5 (15.63%) Problem Management
3 5 (15.63%) System Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Coaching
4 4 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
5 3 (9.38%) Line Management
5 3 (9.38%) Project Planning
5 3 (9.38%) Security Patching
5 3 (9.38%) Service Management
5 3 (9.38%) Statistics
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) REXX
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Tcl
2 1 (3.13%) VB
2 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) MCSE
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (31.25%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (28.13%) CCNA
3 9 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (25.00%) CCA
5 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
6 4 (12.50%) A+ Certification
7 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (6.25%) CCEA
7 2 (6.25%) Degree
7 2 (6.25%) MCSA
8 1 (3.13%) CCIP
8 1 (3.13%) CCNP
8 1 (3.13%) CCSP
8 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
8 1 (3.13%) MCDST
8 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
2 3 (9.38%) PMO
3 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) NDS
3 3 (9.38%) Firmware
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.25%) XenApp
5 1 (3.13%) Terminal Server
5 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) WSUS
3 1 (3.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (3.13%) DameWare
3 1 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (34.38%) Cisco
3 4 (12.50%) Citrix
3 4 (12.50%) Novell
3 4 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) AppSense
4 2 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) Remedy
5 1 (3.13%) Adobe
5 1 (3.13%) CA
5 1 (3.13%) Google
5 1 (3.13%) Kaspersky
5 1 (3.13%) MobileIron