Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 60 60
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +20
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.14% 0.46% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 2.14% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £183 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +119.18% - -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £183 £525
% change year-on-year +119.18% -65.24% +303.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cambridge median hourly rate - - £17.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.25 £15.17 £16.25
% change year-on-year -6.06% -6.65% +35.42%

MCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridge
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 133 140 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 18.00% 21.64% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 72 49
Cambridge median daily rate £388 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £298 £179 £225
90th Percentile £538 £523 £488
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 14
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £38.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.84% +154.10% -56.43%
10th Percentile £11.30 £13.00 £10.09
90th Percentile £20.13 £47.35 £44.63
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -57.14% +129.51% +27.08%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Cambridge

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCP in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Cambridge

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for MCP.

1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft