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 25 September 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 55 58 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs citing MCP 7 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.95% 0.40% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 1.75% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Median daily rate £230 £160 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -5.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £16.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+51.72% -13.43%
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
161 171 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.90% 22.80% 19.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 57 63
Median daily rate £320 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.89% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £226 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.53 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% +32.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.50 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £42.50 £30.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Watford - 4 £238 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £135 -
Stevenage - 1 - -
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (60.00%) MCSE
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
4 5 (50.00%) MS Office
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) SCCM
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (40.00%) Local Government
5 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (40.00%) OneDrive
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (30.00%) A+ Certification
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) Degree
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
7 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
7 2 (20.00%) Internet
7 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
7 2 (20.00%) IIS
7 2 (20.00%) C
7 2 (20.00%) C++
7 2 (20.00%) HTML
7 2 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (20.00%) MySQL

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (10.00%) PTC Creo
3 1 (10.00%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) OneDrive
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
1 2 (20.00%) Kerberos
1 2 (20.00%) SSL
1 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (40.00%) Local Government
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Deskside Support
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Server Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (10.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) E-Discovery
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
1 2 (20.00%) C++
1 2 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (30.00%) A+ Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cognos
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (10.00%) Apple
3 1 (10.00%) VMware