The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 42 -
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford - 0.68% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £305 £283
% change year-on-year +3.27% +7.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Oxford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxford
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 44 51 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 13.54% 17.23% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 46 33
Median daily rate £450 £363 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -4.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £305 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.77 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Oxford

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 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 Oxford region with a requirement for MCP.

1 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (50.00%) BMC
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Desktop Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 4 (100.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Desktop Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Desktop Support
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) BMC
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy