Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +77
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.51% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.13% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Gloucestershire median daily rate £258 - -
South West median daily rate £258 £160 £250
% change year-on-year +60.94% -36.00% -23.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £30.25 - £22.00

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 353 238 443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 45.43% 36.39% 49.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 86 255
Gloucestershire median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +1.80%
10th Percentile £263 £176 £192
90th Percentile £563 £663 £575
South West median daily rate £438 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +6.38% +2.81% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 38
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.53 £16.94
90th Percentile £46.40 £45.35 £46.45
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +15.71% +1.45% -12.10%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 14 December 2018. 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 - 3 £400 -
MCP
South West

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) ITSM
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) SCOM
2 3 (75.00%) SCVMM
3 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (25.00%) SLA

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 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (75.00%) ITSM
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (75.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
1 3 (75.00%) SCOM
1 3 (75.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix