The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 56 60 39
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.37% 0.46% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.53% 2.27% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £130 £315 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £288 £239
% change year-on-year
+9.56% +20.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £10.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
MCP
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
131 132 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 24.17% 20.40% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 93 38
Average daily rate £325 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £247 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £13.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +49.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.40 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £27.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Oxford -2 1 £130 -58.73% 1
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Siemens
2 2 (50.00%) Sage
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) PLM
2 2 (50.00%) Teamcenter
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) ODBC
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MCDBA
2 2 (50.00%) MS Access
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) ERP
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) IIS
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (50.00%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (50.00%) MS Access
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Business Systems Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Database Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) ERP Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) ODBC
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ERP
1 2 (50.00%) High Availability
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) PLM
1 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) MCDBA
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Sage
2 2 (50.00%) Siemens
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) Lotus
3 1 (25.00%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (25.00%) WatchGuard