The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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)
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 52
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - - 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £248
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £278 £263
% change year-on-year -0.90% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Essex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Essex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 103 82 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 25.50% 18.02% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 45 54
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £185 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £833 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +8.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £44.90 £35.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £150.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Essex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Essex

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Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

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 Essex region with a requirement for MCP.

1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft