The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 66 48 69
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +21
Contract jobs citing MCP 6 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.71% 0.97% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.82% 5.21% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£110 £120 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -63.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £250 £178
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +40.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.25 £13.42
% change year-on-year
+6.22% +13.65%
MCP
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
157 96 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.49% 18.57% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 37 64
Average daily rate £400 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £443 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 12
Average hourly rate £16.30 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.93 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £17.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Hertfordshire region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £110 -
Letchworth - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) SLA
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) OpenView
3 4 (40.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) MOS
3 4 (40.00%) Google
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (30.00%) ADSL
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes
5 2 (20.00%) Symantec
5 2 (20.00%) McAfee
5 2 (20.00%) OVSD
5 2 (20.00%) MCDST
5 2 (20.00%) Lotus
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) Veeam
6 1 (10.00%) Coaching
6 1 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
6 1 (10.00%) Software Licensing
6 1 (10.00%) MCTS
6 1 (10.00%) LANDesk

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) ADSL
General
1 3 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Service Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Software Manager
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Licensing
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) MOS
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) MCDST
4 1 (10.00%) MCTS
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) OpenView
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (20.00%) OVSD
4 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) HP
1 4 (40.00%) Google
2 2 (20.00%) Lotus
2 2 (20.00%) Symantec
2 2 (20.00%) McAfee
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Altiris
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) BMC
3 1 (10.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (10.00%) Veeam