The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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)
East of England / Suffolk
Rank - - 25
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk - - 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £245
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £263
% change year-on-year - +4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Suffolk.

Academic & Professional Certification
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20 34 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 11.17% 18.18% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 28 18
Median daily rate £375 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -19.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.44% +50.00%  
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 Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Suffolk

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Suffolk

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region with a requirement for MCP.

1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) CCA
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) System Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (75.00%) Coaching
2 3 (75.00%) Security Patching
2 3 (75.00%) Firmware
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) NHS
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) Business Development

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
1 3 (75.00%) WLAN
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Designer
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) System Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Coaching
2 3 (75.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Security Patching
2 3 (75.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Business Development
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCA
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft