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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 August 2022 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 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 13 43 -
Rank change year-on-year +30 - -
Contract jobs citing MCP 81 17 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 10.45% 2.72% -
As % of the Qualifications category 32.66% 15.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) - - -
East of England median daily rate £400 £425 £300
% change year-on-year -5.88% +41.78% +49.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 16 0
10th Percentile £13.25 - -
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 -
Median hourly rate £13.66 £12.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +9.28% - -
75th Percentile £20.56 £16.50 -
90th Percentile - - -
East of England median hourly rate £13.66 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year +9.28% - -

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 248 113 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 32.00% 18.11% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 44 69
10th Percentile £271 £229 £238
25th Percentile £384 £300 £318
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £388 £445
Median % change year-on-year +29.03% -12.92% +4.71%
75th Percentile £613 £591 £525
90th Percentile £704 £646 £595
East of England median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 44 5
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.25 -
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.81% -12.90% -11.43%
75th Percentile £20.56 £19.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £22.00 £20.00 £51.50
East of England median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +10.53% -56.57% +150.00%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Cambridgeshire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCP in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for MCP in Cambridgeshire

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCP in Cambridgeshire.

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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Peterborough +17 81 - - 4
MCP
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 81 (100.00%) Customer Service
2 61 (75.31%) Incident Management
3 55 (67.90%) Social Skills
4 53 (65.43%) ITIL
5 32 (39.51%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (39.51%) Problem Management
5 32 (39.51%) Mathematics
5 32 (39.51%) Service Delivery
6 27 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 26 (32.10%) Retail
8 25 (30.86%) SC Cleared
8 25 (30.86%) Sun
9 23 (28.40%) CCNA
9 23 (28.40%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (28.40%) ITSM
10 22 (27.16%) Active Directory
11 19 (23.46%) Microsoft 365
12 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
13 10 (12.35%) NetApp
13 10 (12.35%) Cisco
14 9 (11.11%) Windows
15 8 (9.88%) Citrix
16 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
17 4 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
17 4 (4.94%) SLA
17 4 (4.94%) German Language
17 4 (4.94%) Hungarian Language
17 4 (4.94%) Lithuanian Language
17 4 (4.94%) Polish Language
17 4 (4.94%) Portuguese Language

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (23.46%) Microsoft 365
General
1 55 (67.90%) Social Skills
2 26 (32.10%) Retail
3 4 (4.94%) German Language
3 4 (4.94%) Hungarian Language
3 4 (4.94%) Lithuanian Language
3 4 (4.94%) Polish Language
3 4 (4.94%) Portuguese Language
3 4 (4.94%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.23%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 81 (100.00%) Analyst
2 80 (98.77%) Service Analyst
2 80 (98.77%) Service Desk Analyst
3 42 (51.85%) Call Centre Analyst
3 42 (51.85%) Customer Analyst
3 42 (51.85%) Customer Service Analyst
4 30 (37.04%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 19 (23.46%) Service Desk Agent
6 4 (4.94%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (4.94%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) IT Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) IT Support
7 3 (3.70%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Service Desk Support
7 3 (3.70%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Technical Services Analyst
8 1 (1.23%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.70%) Blackberry
1 3 (3.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (100.00%) Customer Service
2 61 (75.31%) Incident Management
3 53 (65.43%) ITIL
4 32 (39.51%) Mathematics
4 32 (39.51%) Problem Management
4 32 (39.51%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (39.51%) Service Delivery
5 23 (28.40%) ITSM
6 4 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.94%) Major Incident Management
Qualifications
1 27 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 25 (30.86%) SC Cleared
3 23 (28.40%) CCNA
3 23 (28.40%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (27.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 25 (30.86%) Sun
2 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.35%) Cisco
3 10 (12.35%) NetApp
4 8 (9.88%) Citrix