Period
to 22 November 2017

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 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)
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 64 86
Rank change year-on-year -24 +22 +3
Contract jobs citing MCP 8 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.00% 2.05% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.97% 8.29% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 1
Essex median daily rate £233 £300 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% -8.40% -18.13%
10th Percentile £150 £234 £324
90th Percentile £300 £343 £331
East of England median daily rate £190 £250 £175
% change year-on-year -24.00% +42.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +25.00% -25.93%

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 Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 134 217 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.79% 24.77% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 146 81
Essex median daily rate £400 £323 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.03% -19.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £163 £225 £225
90th Percentile £546 £494 £538
East of England median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 31 21
Essex median hourly rate £26.44 £34.70 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.80% -16.39% +28.23%
10th Percentile £18.46 £15.75 £25.25
90th Percentile £39.90 £45.00 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £29.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -38.98% +37.21% +10.26%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Essex

MCP
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

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Essex over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCP in Essex

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Essex

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Essex 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
Basildon +1 6 £275 -
Thurrock - 1 £138 -
MCP
East of 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 Essex region with a requirement for MCP.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) CCNA
2 7 (87.50%) CCA
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCSE
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 6 (75.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (62.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (50.00%) LAN
5 4 (50.00%) WLAN
5 4 (50.00%) WAN
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (37.50%) Internet
6 3 (37.50%) NHS
6 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
6 3 (37.50%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (37.50%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (25.00%) Degree
7 2 (25.00%) System Testing
8 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (12.50%) PDA
8 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
8 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (12.50%) Symantec

MCP
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 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (37.50%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
1 4 (50.00%) WLAN
2 3 (37.50%) Internet
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (12.50%) PDA
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (12.50%) Active Listening
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V2
4 1 (12.50%) ITSM
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) CCA
2 7 (87.50%) CCNA
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCSE
3 3 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) CCNP
5 1 (12.50%) MCSA
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (12.50%) DameWare
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) VMware