The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Oxfordshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 49 43 50
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.21% 0.62% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% 1.90% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
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- £147 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-16.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.33 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +5.17%
Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
72 158 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.81% 32.44% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 104 37
Average daily rate £325 £365 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 22
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.35 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.34% -16.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.06 £11.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £18.20 £29.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
MCP
South East

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 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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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
Oxford -2 1 - - 1
Wallingford - - - -
Banbury - - - -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (100.00%) CCENT

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CCENT
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft