The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 54 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.40% 1.67% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 12.12% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£130 £118 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.79 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-13.61% -1.26%
MCP
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
92 66 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.62% 13.78% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 41 29
Average daily rate £315 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £120 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 4
Average hourly rate £15.77 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.90% +35.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Cambridge region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) A+ Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) MOS
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) CMDB
3 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) WebEx
3 1 (33.33%) MCDST
3 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) MSI
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) WebEx
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) CMDB
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) A+ Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MOS
3 1 (33.33%) MCDST
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec