Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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 of England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 150 176
Rank change year-on-year -31 +26 -5
Contract jobs citing MCP 28 47 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.54% 0.96% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 4.92% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 41 13
East of England median daily rate £190 £250 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +42.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £123 £133 £128
90th Percentile £400 £350 £395
England median daily rate £266 £290 £300
% change year-on-year -8.19% -3.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 12
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +25.00% -25.93%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £15.84 £19.00 £12.50
England median hourly rate £14.50 £17.06 £15.50
% change year-on-year -15.01% +10.06% -6.06%

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 of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1003 955 1078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.43% 19.60% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 554 534
East of England median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% - -
10th Percentile £179 £205 £210
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 95 146
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £29.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.98% +37.21% +10.26%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.58 £11.13
90th Percentile £47.18 £47.30 £49.88
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Cambridgeshire -4 10 £183 +46.00% 2
Essex -24 8 £233 -22.50% 1
Bedfordshire -3 5 £269 -28.33% 1
Suffolk +9 2 £500 +110.53%
Hertfordshire -19 2 - -
Norfolk -10 1 £119 -30.00%
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 23 (82.14%) Microsoft
2 18 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (60.71%) Windows
4 16 (57.14%) Cisco
5 14 (50.00%) ITIL
6 13 (46.43%) MCSE
7 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Office
8 10 (35.71%) CCA
8 10 (35.71%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (32.14%) Service Delivery
10 8 (28.57%) Retail
10 8 (28.57%) Incident Management
10 8 (28.57%) Mathematics
10 8 (28.57%) NetApp
11 7 (25.00%) CCNA
11 7 (25.00%) Problem Management
12 6 (21.43%) Degree
12 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
12 6 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
13 5 (17.86%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (17.86%) Citrix
13 5 (17.86%) NHS
13 5 (17.86%) Service Management
13 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
13 5 (17.86%) MCSA
13 5 (17.86%) LAN
13 5 (17.86%) WLAN
13 5 (17.86%) WAN
13 5 (17.86%) Application Packaging

MCP
Co-occurring 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 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (10.71%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) IaaS
2 1 (3.57%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) LAN
1 5 (17.86%) WAN
1 5 (17.86%) WLAN
2 3 (10.71%) Internet
3 2 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (28.57%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Migration Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) REST
1 2 (7.14%) WCF
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.57%) Ajax
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) HTML5
2 1 (3.57%) jQuery
2 1 (3.57%) JSON
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) NHS
2 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) Driving Licence
4 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
4 2 (7.14%) PDA
5 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (32.14%) Service Delivery
3 8 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 8 (28.57%) Mathematics
4 7 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 6 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (17.86%) Application Packaging
6 5 (17.86%) Service Management
7 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (10.71%) ITSM
7 3 (10.71%) Migration
7 3 (10.71%) Programme Governance
7 3 (10.71%) Remediation Plan
7 3 (10.71%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (7.14%) Active Listening
8 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (7.14%) ITIL V2
8 2 (7.14%) Patch Management
8 2 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) VB
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) REXX
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Tcl
2 2 (7.14%) VBScript
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (46.43%) MCSE
3 10 (35.71%) CCA
3 10 (35.71%) Citrix Certification
4 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (25.00%) CCNA
6 6 (21.43%) Degree
7 5 (17.86%) MCSA
7 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
8 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 3 (10.71%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (7.14%) CCNP
10 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (3.57%) Master's Degree
11 1 (3.57%) MCSD
11 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) XenApp
4 2 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (7.14%) DameWare
2 2 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (7.14%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 23 (82.14%) Microsoft
2 16 (57.14%) Cisco
3 8 (28.57%) NetApp
4 5 (17.86%) Citrix
5 4 (14.29%) VMware
6 3 (10.71%) HP
7 2 (7.14%) CA
7 2 (7.14%) Symantec