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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 52 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.52% 0.63% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.65% 3.85% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Average daily rate £185 £255 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.45% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £285 £239
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +19.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
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
113 104 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.62% 16.38% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 42 56
Average daily rate £363 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.22% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.72 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.55% +41.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Rickmansworth - 2 £185 -
St Albans 0 1 £160 -
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Lync
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (40.00%) AutoCAD
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (40.00%) iPhone
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Apple
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) MCSA
4 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) Advertising
5 1 (20.00%) Replication
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (20.00%) Office Communications Server

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) Lync
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
General
1 2 (40.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) IT Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) IT Support
2 2 (40.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) Messaging Support
3 1 (20.00%) Server Support
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) iPhone
1 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSA
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Apple
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Sophos
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec