The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cambridge region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 42 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% 1.04% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.64% 4.82% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate - - £100
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £230
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.00% -72.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
61 83 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.71% 21.50% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 35 50
Average daily rate £350 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £239 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 19
Average hourly rate £37.00 £29.95 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.53% -10.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £38.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCP
Cambridgeshire

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 17 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Mitel
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) ADSL
2 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) ADSL
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Mitel
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) HP
Cambridge
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £20 - £23 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago