The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 March 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)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 - 65
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.89% - 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.42% - 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £145 - £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £278 £263
% change year-on-year -0.90% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -12.85% +34.61%  

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 Oxfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 113 110 172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 20.07% 22.04% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 75 116
Median daily rate £417 £345 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.94% -23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 12
Median hourly rate £17.77 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.92% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Oxfordshire

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Oxfordshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Oxford - 4 £145 - 1
MCP
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) BMC
3 3 (50.00%) Remedy
3 3 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (33.33%) Release Management
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (16.67%) SLA
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) CCIE
5 1 (16.67%) CCNP
5 1 (16.67%) CCNA
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
5 1 (16.67%) Sysprep
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 4 (66.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Desktop Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Desktop Support
1 5 (83.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Desktop Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
4 1 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (16.67%) CCIE
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) BMC
2 3 (50.00%) Remedy