Period
to 18 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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)
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +76
Contract jobs citing MCP 11 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.39% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Gloucestershire median daily rate £500 - -
South West median daily rate £475 £130 -
% change year-on-year +265.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £31.00 -

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 384 218 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 48.61% 38.31% 45.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 95 221
Gloucestershire median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £133 £140
90th Percentile £575 £625 £563
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 31 43
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% +3.64% -36.78%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.80 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.43 £46.00 £49.55
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £28.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +42.11% -27.39% -5.42%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Gloucestershire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Gloucestershire

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Gloucestershire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 18 April 2019. 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
Cheltenham - 4 £500 -
Gloucester - 2 £500 -
MCP
South West

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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
3 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
3 6 (54.55%) XenDesktop
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL V3
3 6 (54.55%) Citrix
3 6 (54.55%) DV Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (54.55%) Windows 10
3 6 (54.55%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 6 (54.55%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (54.55%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) DHCP
3 6 (54.55%) DNS
3 6 (54.55%) SLA
3 6 (54.55%) Service Management
3 6 (54.55%) ITSM
3 6 (54.55%) SCCM
3 6 (54.55%) SCOM
3 6 (54.55%) SCVMM
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) MCSE
3 6 (54.55%) MCSA

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DHCP
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
1 6 (54.55%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) HP UFT
1 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Windows 10
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL V3
1 6 (54.55%) ITSM
1 6 (54.55%) Service Management
2 5 (45.45%) Defect Management
2 5 (45.45%) Psychology
2 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 5 (45.45%) Test Management
3 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
2 5 (45.45%) C
2 5 (45.45%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) PL/SQL
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) DV Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) MCSA
3 6 (54.55%) MCSE
4 5 (45.45%) OCP
4 5 (45.45%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (45.45%) SAP Certification
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
1 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
1 6 (54.55%) Virtual Desktop
1 6 (54.55%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (54.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) SCCM
1 6 (54.55%) SCOM
1 6 (54.55%) SCVMM
2 5 (45.45%) HP ALM
2 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix
3 5 (45.45%) HP
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle
3 5 (45.45%) SAP