The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 64 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing MCP 10 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.27% 0.52% -
As % of the Qualifications category 8.40% 4.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £120 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £281 £280
% change year-on-year
-0.44% +0.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -3.33%
MCP
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
119 98 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 15.06% 12.76% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 56 40
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £120 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 15
Average hourly rate £16.39 £21.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.89% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.25 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough +12 8 - -
Cambridge -13 2 - - 5
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (94.74%) MS Office
2 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 18 (94.74%) Incident Management
3 17 (89.47%) Service Delivery
3 17 (89.47%) ITIL
3 17 (89.47%) Adobe
3 17 (89.47%) Citrix
4 15 (78.95%) Symantec
5 14 (73.68%) McAfee
5 14 (73.68%) Lotus
5 14 (73.68%) IBM Notes
6 5 (26.32%) MCSE
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (21.05%) Remedy
7 4 (21.05%) VPN
7 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
8 3 (15.79%) iPad
8 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
8 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (15.79%) XenApp
8 3 (15.79%) XenDesktop
8 3 (15.79%) MobileIron
8 3 (15.79%) Project Management
8 3 (15.79%) Change Management
8 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
8 3 (15.79%) Wyse

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 14 (73.68%) IBM Notes
2 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (94.74%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) VPN
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) WebEx
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Analyst
1 15 (78.95%) Support Analyst
2 14 (73.68%) 1st Line Support
2 14 (73.68%) Service Analyst
2 14 (73.68%) Service Desk Analyst
2 14 (73.68%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support
4 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
1 3 (15.79%) iPhone
1 3 (15.79%) iPad
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) CMDB
2 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Incident Management
2 17 (89.47%) Service Delivery
2 17 (89.47%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) CAD
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) MCSE
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (15.79%) CCNA
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) MCSA
3 1 (5.26%) MCDST
3 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.26%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Terminal Server
2 3 (15.79%) XenApp
2 3 (15.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (94.74%) Cisco
3 17 (89.47%) Adobe
3 17 (89.47%) Citrix
4 15 (78.95%) Symantec
5 14 (73.68%) McAfee
5 14 (73.68%) Lotus
6 4 (21.05%) Remedy
7 3 (15.79%) Sophos
7 3 (15.79%) Wyse
7 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) Google
7 3 (15.79%) MobileIron
7 3 (15.79%) Mapinfo
8 1 (5.26%) Apple
8 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
8 1 (5.26%) Nokia
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