Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 November 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)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 60 57
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +17
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.74% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 1.03% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Bedfordshire median daily rate £269 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.33% +3.45% +95.95%
10th Percentile £110 £363 £328
90th Percentile £400 £388 £398
East of England median daily rate £233 £250 £175
% change year-on-year -7.00% +42.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +25.00% -25.93%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 117 97 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 17.38% 15.67% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 51 89
Bedfordshire median daily rate £415 £415 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.28% -10.00%
10th Percentile £127 £275 £258
90th Percentile £575 £600 £523
East of England median daily rate £391 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +7.79% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 19
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.25 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.53% -10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.98 £19.18 £35.50
90th Percentile £23.93 £47.47 £50.80
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £27.62 £21.50
% change year-on-year -34.83% +28.47% +7.50%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Bedfordshire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Bedfordshire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCP in Bedfordshire

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Bedfordshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +2 1 £138 -63.33%
Luton - 1 - - 1
MCP
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (60.00%) Application Packaging
3 3 (60.00%) Programme Governance
3 3 (60.00%) Remediation Plan
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) CCA
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) Local Government
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (20.00%) ITSM
5 1 (20.00%) DameWare
5 1 (20.00%) PDA
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL V2
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 8

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Migration Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Switch Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
1 1 (20.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Programme Governance
1 3 (60.00%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V2
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCSA
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCA
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (20.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) VMware