The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 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 / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 56 69
Rank change year-on-year -4 +13  
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.31% 0.60% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 2.92% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £315 £295 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.77% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £255
% change year-on-year +1.61% +21.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £21.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year -27.33% +33.31%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 140 137 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 21.98% 20.63% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 143 172
Median daily rate £380 £375 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -0.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 8 58
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.38 £8.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £52.50 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Hertfordshire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Hertfordshire

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Hertfordshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rickmansworth - 2 £315 -
MCP
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
1 2 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) REXX
2 1 (25.00%) Tcl
2 1 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) MCDST
2 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Wise Package Studio

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Skype
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Lync Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) REXX
1 1 (25.00%) Tcl
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCDST
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) HP