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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 54 66
Rank change year-on-year +3 +12  
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.69% 0.52% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.10% 3.09% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £183 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.23% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £285
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Median hourly rate £14.84 £16.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.67% +35.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year -24.98% +33.31%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 129 97 115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 22.32% 16.70% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 50 63
Median daily rate £350 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £160 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £479 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 22
Median hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +250.00% -36.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing MCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +5 3 £183 - 1
Huntingdon - 1 - -
MCP
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (62.50%) MCSE
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) Unix
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco
6 2 (25.00%) SAN
6 2 (25.00%) Service Management
6 2 (25.00%) vCenter Server
6 2 (25.00%) Mac OS
6 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (12.50%) Office 365
7 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) IT Support
2 3 (37.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) IT Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) IT Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Mac OS
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (12.50%) Master's Degree
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) HP