Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 80 95
Rank change year-on-year -6 +15 -8
Contract jobs citing MCP 10 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.71% 0.18% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.68% 1.09% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £183 £125 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.00% -10.71% -3.45%
East of England median daily rate £233 £250 £175
% change year-on-year -7.00% +42.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 12
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.50 - £12.00
10th Percentile £11.50 - £11.50
90th Percentile £15.84 - £12.50
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +25.00% -25.93%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 272 183 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 19.43% 16.32% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 79 136
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £191 £189 £209
90th Percentile £559 £530 £544
East of England median daily rate £391 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +7.79% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 25 32
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.73 £40.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.68% +233.33% -42.86%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.49 £9.15
90th Percentile £47.60 £47.50 £58.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £27.62 £21.50
% change year-on-year -34.83% +28.47% +7.50%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Cambridgeshire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Cambridgeshire

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Cambridgeshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough - 8 - - 2
Cambridge -3 1 £183 +46.00%
Huntingdon -3 1 - -
MCP
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) ITIL
3 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (80.00%) Cisco
3 8 (80.00%) NetApp
3 8 (80.00%) Service Delivery
3 8 (80.00%) Retail
3 8 (80.00%) Incident Management
3 8 (80.00%) Mathematics
4 7 (70.00%) Problem Management
5 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (20.00%) SAN
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) Unix
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) Citrix
6 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (20.00%) vCenter Server
7 1 (10.00%) Master's Degree
7 1 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (10.00%) Service Management
7 1 (10.00%) NHS
7 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
General
1 8 (80.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Service Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) ITIL
2 8 (80.00%) Incident Management
2 8 (80.00%) Mathematics
2 8 (80.00%) Service Delivery
3 7 (70.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (10.00%) Master's Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) NetApp
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) VMware