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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 45 44 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% 0.28% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 1.59% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £238
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +26.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.84%
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
63 63 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.03% 17.36% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 33 35
Average daily rate £325 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 8
Average hourly rate £15.25 £39.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.39% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £21.60 £24.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £44.50 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 9 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MSI
1 1 (100.00%) MCDST

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCDST
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft