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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 62 57 60
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.27% 1.01% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% 6.60% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £180
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £238
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +26.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £26.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.84%
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
168 106 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.61% 15.25% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 43 55
Average daily rate £377 £300 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% -21.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 4 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +22.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £20.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 2015. 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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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
St Albans -6 1 - - 1
Stevenage - 1 - -
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software License Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Licensing
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) Altiris
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) MCDST
3 1 (25.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) BMC
3 1 (25.00%) Lotus
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) OpenView
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) SLA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software License Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Licensing
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCDST
2 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Altiris
2 1 (25.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (25.00%) BMC
2 1 (25.00%) Lotus
2 1 (25.00%) HP