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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 63 59 63
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing MCP 9 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.14% 0.17% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.38% 1.00% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£170 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £248 £190
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +30.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +1.81%
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
122 100 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 15.50% 17.24% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 35 94
Average daily rate £368 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £243 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 19
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.55 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.30% -36.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £47.50 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 2014. 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 - 7 - - 2
Cambridge +1 2 £170 - 2
Huntingdon - - - -
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 12 (70.59%) ITIL
3 10 (58.82%) MS Office
4 8 (47.06%) Cisco
4 8 (47.06%) Incident Management
4 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 8 (47.06%) Symantec
4 8 (47.06%) McAfee
5 7 (41.18%) Citrix
5 7 (41.18%) Lotus
5 7 (41.18%) IBM Notes
5 7 (41.18%) Adobe
5 7 (41.18%) Service Delivery
6 6 (35.29%) Blackberry
7 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (29.41%) ISO 9001
7 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
7 5 (29.41%) Firewall
7 5 (29.41%) Mitel
8 3 (17.65%) VMware
9 2 (11.76%) Finance
9 2 (11.76%) MCTS
9 2 (11.76%) Degree
9 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
10 1 (5.88%) SCCM
10 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
10 1 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 7 (41.18%) IBM Notes
2 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (58.82%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) LDAP
2 1 (5.88%) VoIP
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) X.500
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
1 9 (52.94%) Support Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (41.18%) Service Analyst
3 7 (41.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (41.18%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 5 (29.41%) Service Desk Technician
5 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
6 2 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Desktop Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Desktop Support
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) ITIL
2 8 (47.06%) Incident Management
3 7 (41.18%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MCTS
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MOS
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) Symantec
2 8 (47.06%) McAfee
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco
3 7 (41.18%) Lotus
3 7 (41.18%) Adobe
3 7 (41.18%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) Mitel
5 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 1 (5.88%) Nokia
6 1 (5.88%) EMC
6 1 (5.88%) Apple
6 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.88%) Remedy