The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 37 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.55% 0.32% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 3.33% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £200 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £227 £253
% change year-on-year
+21.04% -10.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £13.34
% change year-on-year
+8.06% +16.23%
MCP
East Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
43 30 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 11.91% 9.58% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 20
Average daily rate £330 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £435 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £24.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.69% +48.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Northampton - 2 - - 1
Brackley - - - -
MCP
East Midlands

MCP
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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%) C
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Knowledge Management
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Knowledge Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Base Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Knowledge Management
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft