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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 71 49 44
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -5
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.14% 0.20% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 1.39% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£200 - £147
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £230 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.33 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
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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
118 72 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 16.21% 14.75% 32.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 32 104
Average daily rate £350 £338 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £13.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +27.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -10.71%

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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) CCDA
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec
1 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) Veeam

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Team Lead
1 1 (50.00%) Support Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Implementation Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) CCDA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Veeam