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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 43 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing MCP 8 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.65% 0.54% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.76% 2.99% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£118 - £170
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 - £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £120 - £178
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £225 £270
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.79 £16.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +18.57%
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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
68 67 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.05% 17.96% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 33
Average daily rate £350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £260 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 25
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £23.60 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 2 September 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 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (88.89%) Blackberry
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) ITIL
3 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (66.67%) ISO 9001
3 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 6 (66.67%) Mitel
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Nokia
5 2 (22.22%) Apple
5 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 2 (22.22%) Symantec
5 2 (22.22%) Remedy
5 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) VoIP
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) MCSE
5 2 (22.22%) MCSA
5 2 (22.22%) MOS
5 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (22.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) X.500
3 1 (11.11%) LDAP
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Service Desk Technician
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Blackberry
2 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MOS
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (22.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Mitel
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Nokia
3 2 (22.22%) Apple
3 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) Remedy
4 1 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) EMC