Period
to 18 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 April 2019 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)
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.36% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.72% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheltenham median daily rate £500 - -
Gloucestershire median daily rate £500 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheltenham median hourly rate - - -
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheltenham
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 147 66 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 50.00% 45.21% 25.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 30 12
Cheltenham median daily rate £500 £500 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +56.25% -28.89%
10th Percentile £311 £321 £115
90th Percentile £546 £663 £454
Gloucestershire median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 10
Cheltenham median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +73.33% +56.25%
10th Percentile £17.50 £20.49 £12.93
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.75 £55.50
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +57.89% +3.64% -36.78%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Cheltenham

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Cheltenham

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for MCP.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) OCP
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SAP Certification
2 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (75.00%) Psychology
2 3 (75.00%) Test Management
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) VB
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) SAP
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (75.00%) HP ALM
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (75.00%) Psychology
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) OCP
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SAP Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP ALM
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix